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Date of Birth: December 31, 1948
Date of Death: May 17, 2012 (63)
Birth Place: Brookline, MA, USA
Gender: Female
Helsinki's Flow Festival Sets New Attendance RecordHelsinki's Flow Festival Sets New Attendance Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Flow 2015 treated 70,000 festival goers to incredible three days of live performances, innovative food and art installations throughout the site. The sold out event programmed world-class entertainment until late, releasing the Flow crowd back into the city centre for late night discovery and exploration of the buzzing Helsinki club scene. (more...)

KC & The Sunshine Band Appears Tonight on CNN's THE SEVENTIESKC & The Sunshine Band Appears Tonight on CNN's THE SEVENTIES
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

It was a time of war and political scandal, but for three minutes and 20 seconds Americans across the U.S. could turn up their radios and hear the grooving beats and infectious lyrics of KC & The Sunshine Band's 'Get Down Tonight.' Times have changed since 1975, but fast forward to 2015 and here we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Get Down Tonight' topping the charts. Harry Wayne 'KC' Casey and KC and The Sunshine Band are featured in a brand-new episode of CNN's The Seventies 'What's Goin On,' premiering tonight, August 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCOPhoto Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCO
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 7, 2015

Ever wondered what it would have been like to be a patron of the world-famous Studio 54 nightclub in the 1970s? Well now you can! This August, Short North Stage is transforming the Garden Theater into the legendary Manhattan nightclub and we are inviting you to come dance the night away with celebrities like Liza, Warhol, and Cher. Hit the dance floor, enjoy from the sidelines or reserve a VIP table and watch as the show unfolds around you in a 360 degree immersive theatrical experience. (more...)

Tom Cruise Talks MISSION IMPOSSIBLE & More on Original Web Series 'Sheehan & The Stars'Tom Cruise Talks MISSION IMPOSSIBLE & More on Original Web Series 'Sheehan & The Stars'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

While Tom Cruise blows up the box office this weekend in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, critic/reporter David Sheehan's original web series 'Sheehan & The Stars' spotlights an upclose over-the-years look at Cruise (more...)

'El lamento de las divas' vuelve a Madrid en septiembre'El lamento de las divas' vuelve a Madrid en septiembre
by ALBA LLANOS - Jul 27, 2015

El 18 de septiembre llega la revolucion al Teatro Alfil: un espectaculo canalla, sexy, acido y divertido, una combinacion explosiva que invadira este teatro todos los viernes a las 20:00 horas. (more...)

David Sheehan Remembers And Relives Memorable Moments With Robin WilliamsDavid Sheehan Remembers And Relives Memorable Moments With Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in TorontoReview Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opened on June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, KAREN CARPENTERBWW Reviews: ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, KAREN CARPENTER
by John James DeWitt - Jun 17, 2015

Playwright Dane Whitlock is quite fond of popular culture to the point of obsession (nay, mania!), having created shows like LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-OKE and I TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST DONNA SUMMER. The names alone hint at the delightfully demented Cuisinart intellect behind StageRight's current Seattle premiere, ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, KAREN CARPENTER. (more...)

Coco Comin presenta el Festival 'Night Fever'Coco Comin presenta el Festival 'Night Fever'
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 15, 2015

Los proximos dias 29 y 30 de junio tendra lugar en el Palacio de Congresos de Montjuic (av. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, Barcelona) el Festival Bienal de Danza de l'ESCOLA COCO COMIN que, bajo el titulo "NIGHT FEVER", presentara en 4 funciones una version muy especial del film musical "Saturday Night Fever" ("Fiebre del Sabado Noche"). (more...)

Grammy-Winning Producer Andrew Gouche Releases Debut Solo Album 'We Don't Need No Bass'Grammy-Winning Producer Andrew Gouche Releases Debut Solo Album 'We Don't Need No Bass'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Grammy Award-winning producer and premiere bassist, Andrew Gouche, releases debut solo album, We Don't Need No Bass, the anticipated contemporary jazz project featuring vocalists Fred Hammond and Jackie Gouche on Prayze Connection Entertainment, available now at iTunes. (more...)

BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala PerformanceBWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

On June 12 at 8PM, the New Philharmonia Orchestra will conclude its 20th Anniversary Season with a gala performance featuring the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli in a program showcasing his signature style that sets the standard for stylish modern jazz.   (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Adds Beatles Tribute THE FAB FOUR to 2015 Concert ScheduleNorth Shore Music Theatre Adds Beatles Tribute THE FAB FOUR to 2015 Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has added THE FAB FOUR to the 2015 Concert Series. The act the LA TIMES called "The best Beatles show in the world!" will play one show on September 11, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $40.50 and $50.50 (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELLBWW Interview: Stephen Schwartz Reflects on the Success of GODSPELL
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge" recently sat down with the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient and renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, to discuss receiving this prestigious award, his work on numerous classic Broadway musicals, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Schwartz discusses his early success and the history behind writing GODSPELL. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Returning to The Lyceum Theatre Next MonthTHE FULL MONTY Returning to The Lyceum Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The boys are back!  The Full Monty, the critically acclaimed production that took Sheffield by storm, returns to the Lyceum Theatre as part of its UK Tour from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 23 May with a brand new cast including Gary Lucy as Gaz, Andrew Dunn as Gerald and Louis Emerick as Horse. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway Will Bring SIBLING REVELRY to London HippodromeAnn Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway Will Bring SIBLING REVELRY to London Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Ann Hampton Callaway and her sister Liz Callaway are leading lights of New York's cabaret scene and have both been Tony Award-nominated for their perfornances in major Broadway musicals. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Colorado Native Annaleigh Ashford Talks Her Upcoming Cabaret Show and Her Denver RootsBWW Interviews: Colorado Native Annaleigh Ashford Talks Her Upcoming Cabaret Show and Her Denver Roots
by Chris Arneson - Mar 31, 2015

Broadway star and Denver native Annaleigh Ashford is bringing her hit cabaret show Lost in the Stars to the Garner Galleria at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on April 11-12. (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next MonthTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford Comes to the Venetian Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents REDLIGHT: THE BAD GIRLS OF BROADWAY AND BEYONDBreakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents REDLIGHT: THE BAD GIRLS OF BROADWAY AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents a revival of their 2012 hit musical revue, REDLIGHT: THE BAD GIRLS OF BROADWAY AND BEYOND from April 3-20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More WeekendBWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More Weekend
by Don Grigware - Mar 23, 2015

Actors/singers Eddie and Anthony Edwards, identical twins originally from Burbank, Ca, have been doing singing impressions for the last 30 years. In their renowned Vegas-style show entitled Twintastic, which tours much of the east coast and Canada, Anthony creates mostly male celebrities and Eddie, the females. Eddie's most popular divas are Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Cher. In their new show for 2015, currently onstage at the El Portal in NoHo through March 29 only, he does not do Midler, but adds Celine Dion to his regular roster of Barbra and Cher. These vocal impressions, apart from incorporating incredible wigs, makeup and costumes, employ Eddie's and Anthony's actual voices - that's right, there is no lip-syncing, they are doing their own singing... and their vocals... are amazingly precise and on.target. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBen Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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