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Date of Birth: March 07, 1959 (56)
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Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

THE KING AND I Times Two! Jose Llana Poses With Kelli O'Hara & Donna Murphy BackstageTHE KING AND I Times Two! Jose Llana Poses With Kelli O'Hara & Donna Murphy Backstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

THE KING AND I with two Annas and one King! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARDSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Elegant Solutions For A New Norma Desmond In SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

With breaking news arising late last week of Glenn Close being considered for a return to her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's Tony Award-winning Best Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as well as the show's anniversary of its original West End world premiere opening on July 12, now is an absolutely opportune time to turn back the clock to 1993 and see what precisely makes SUNSET BOULEVARD so spectacular - and muse on some of the major talent that could bring the type of big-time attention that would warrant a major revival of the musical, whether on Broadway, the West End or even the silver screen. Given that the original Billy Wilder film was penned with Gloria Swanson in mind and ultimately became a roman a clef of sorts for the unique star as well as considering the sordid history of original lead Patti LuPone and her odyssey in starring in the show, not to mention the victorious and memorable highs achieved by the leading ladies who have headlined the show - which, post-Close, included Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Diahann Carroll, Elaine Paige and more - the role is ripe for a star of epic proportions to introduce one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed musicals to a new generation. And, the time is now. The possibilities are virtually endless, but here are some particularly delectable ideas as we begin to consider who would be absolutely ideal for a new Norma Desmond fit for 2015. (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK'S Rachel Resheff to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below, 7/26FISH IN THE DARK'S Rachel Resheff to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

-15-year-old Broadway veteran Rachel Resheff takes the stage at 54 Below for her first solo show,Unwrangled, on July 26th at 7:00pm. Currently performing as Jessica Drexel in Larry David's hit Broadway play Fish in the Dark, the multifaceted stage and screen actress will perform an array of songs and anecdotes while finding out the answers to some of life's toughest questions; With five Broadway shows under her belt, where does the teen go from here? How did it all happen? And how does she navigate the journey from 'child actress' to leading lady…all while getting her homework done, as a high school student striving towards getting into a good college? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!BWW Interviews: Todd Graff Talks 'Rivalries, Love Affairs & Sensational Musical Numbers' of CAMP 2; Plus How YOU Can Be in the Movie & Pick the Subtitle!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2015

As BroadwayWorld revealed yesterday, director Todd Graff unexpectedly unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 cult indie movie musical CAMP. In the wake of Graff's announcement, BroadwayWorld asked the director to give us a few more insider scoops on the film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPEST
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2015

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest officially opened last night, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 5, 2015. In The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling, Prospero, exiled to a fantastical island, unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all 'such stuff as dreams are made on.' (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURESOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Thoughtful Wishes For CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

Last night, acclaimed director Todd Graff unexpectedly announced plans to film a follow-up to 2003 cult favorite theatre-themed movie musical CAMP titled CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE set to feature fellow Tony Award-winning icons Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy, among others, inspiring Broadway babies to excitedly anticipate the many musical selections that could potentially be presented as part of the project. Of course, the original film famously featured a young Anna Kendrick memorably belting out the COMPANY 11 o'clocker 'The Ladies Who Lunch' in addiiton to an unforgettable recreation of the original Michael Bennett-staged mini masterpiece from PROMISES, PROMISES, 'Turkey Lurkey Time' - plus some standout original tunes by the likes of Michael Gore and Lynn Ahrens, too - not to mention Stephen Sondheim himself appearing onscreen in a cameo role. Now, Graff himself promises at least one showstopper to match the ones in the first film, relaying, 'We're going to introduce some fabulous new additions, like Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone and a bevy of other reigning Broadway divas performing a demented version of 'Steppin' To The Bad Side' from DREAMGIRLS to be staged by the one and only Jerry Mitchell.' So, now, let's speculate on some must-see moments we would relish seeing onscreen in the sequel. (more...)

CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!CAMP Sequel in the Works with DREAMGIRLS Number Featuring Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Director Todd Graff just unveiled a website for a sequel to his 2003 indie movie musical CAMP, and BWW is geeking out! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall Receives a Sardi's Caricature!Photo Coverage: Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall Receives a Sardi's Caricature!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 10, 2015

The beloved Broadway tradition continued yesterday as Sardi's (234 West 44th Street) added a caricature for three-time Tony Award winning choreographer and director Kathleen Marshall to its walls with an unveiling celebration. (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James TheatrePURE IMAGINATION to Premiere at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Pure Imagination celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barry Kleinbort Discusses Broadway at  Backstage with Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Barry Kleinbort Discusses Broadway at Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 28, 2015

Barry Kleinbort, director, composer, lyricist, and librettist shared his vast theatre knowledge with the 970am radio audience this past Sunday. Barry paid a visit to his longtime friend Jamie deRoy at Backstage with Peter LeDonne. This informative hour is available on Podcast at http://am970theanswer.com. Mr. Kleinbort is one of the select of creative people who are called upon to write special material for many cabaret and theatre performers. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015
by - May 3, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 3, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIKSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2015

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREETNorbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE VISIT's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrated its opening last night, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). The cast is led by Tony Award winners Chita Rivera as Claire Zachannassian and Roger Rees as Anton Schell, with George Abud as Karl, Jason Danieley as Frederich Kuhn, Matthew Demingas Louis Perch, Diana Dimarzio as Annie Dummermut, Tony Award nominee David Garrison as Peter Dummermut, Rick Holmes as Father Josef, Tom Nelis as Rudi, Chris Newcomer as Jacob Chicken,Mary Beth Peil as Matilde Schell, Aaron Ramey as Otto Hahnke, Elena Shadow as Ottilie, Timothy Shew as Hans Nusselin, with John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION is a Treasure Trove for All Theatre Fans; Available 4/14BWW Review: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION is a Treasure Trove for All Theatre Fans; Available 4/14
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 13, 2015

Tomorrow is a day for celebration, musical theatre fans, as Image Entertainment releases THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION. This collection includes some of the most glorious productions of the musical theatre icon's works. Ranging from original Broadway casts to starry-concerts, THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION includes DVDs of five of Sondheim's most influential shows, and a sixth disc of the master's 80th Birthday Concert. (more...)

Getting to Know Them! Spotlight on THE KING AND I's Top 5  Annas in Broadway HistoryGetting to Know Them! Spotlight on THE KING AND I's Top 5 Annas in Broadway History
by Sally Henry - Apr 7, 2015

When the latest Rodgers and Hammerstein revival, THE KING AND I, opens in just over a week, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara, it will be the show's fifth Broadway production. Over the past six decades since the production originally opened on Broadway, basically only Yul Brynner has played the King of Siam, earning him the unofficial title of “The King of THE KING AND I.” However, many different women have donned the gorgeous gown to sing “Shall We Dance?” on the Great White Way since the original 1951 Broadway version. In honor of the upcoming revival, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the Top 5 women who have portrayed Anna in THE KING AND I on Broadway. (more...)

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