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Date of Birth: February 27, 1932 (83)
Birth Place: London, Hampstead, ENGLAND
Gender: Female
Elinor Donahue and David Mason to Star in Judson Theatre's HARVEY This FallElinor Donahue and David Mason to Star in Judson Theatre's HARVEY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Judson Theatre Company has announced that Elinor Donahue has joined the cast of their upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize comedy HARVEY by Mary Chase. Donahue, an Emmy nominee, is well known for her role as Betty on Father Knows Best. HARVEY opens Thursday, September 24 and runs through Sunday, September 27 at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAlice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 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...)

Macy's to Present Fashion's Front Row at NY Fashion WeekMacy's to Present Fashion's Front Row at NY Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

New York Fashion Week just got another dose of star power as Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row brings the high fashion runway to the mainstream. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cheryl Freeman Previews TURN THE BEAT AROUND at 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Cheryl Freeman Previews TURN THE BEAT AROUND at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2015

54 Below is Broadway's Supper Club - and the hottest venue in town - but long before that it was home to nightlife legend. 54 Below invites you to remember the glory - and the decadence - that was STUDIO 54. In the legendary club's heyday the guest  list was a who's who from the world of entertainment - Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Halston, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, John Travolta, Michael Jackson - and the music played kept them dancing all through the night. Come "Turn the Beat Around" as we "Celebrate Good Times" and salute Studio 54 from its opening night to the "Last Dance." This is one party you won't want to miss. 54 Below is even rolling out their dance floor for the occasion! Produced and directed by Scott Coulter. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots! Barbra Streisand Sports Designs by Arnold ScaasiPhoto Flash: More Shots! Barbra Streisand Sports Designs by Arnold Scaasi
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the rich and famous, died today, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. But their relationship didn't end there - scroll down for more shots of Streisand sporting some of Scaasi's signature looks! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Today in 1974, A Little Night Music closed at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the TheatreLegendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

In a new interview with the Miami Herald, legendary Florida publicist Charlie Cinnamon has opened up about what originally drew him to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Edge Theater's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at The Edge Theater's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Edge Theater presents 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' tonight, July 24, through August 16 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a ShowBWW Reviews: Revue Celebrating the Austin Cabaret Theatre at 54 Below is a Crazy Quilt of Performers in Mixed Bag of a Show
by Alix Cohen - Jul 17, 2015

Stuart Moulton's Austin (Texas) Cabaret Theatre (may it thrive and prosper) turned 15 in tandem with his own 50th birthday. In celebration on Wednesday night, the Theatre's Artistic Director (also a performer himself) invited alumni and hopefuls to strut their stuff on the stage of 54 Below. The result was a wildly mixed bag of a show--featuring a few great vocalists and infectiously enthusiastic wannabes--which ran so exhaustively long that Moultan was able to change his clothes twice. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Theater Works' 2015 WESTival Opens This WeekendTheater Works' 2015 WESTival Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts opens its third annual NewWorks Festival 'WESTival' today, July 11, 2015. (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Melody Mennite Talks Making Sense of the Senseless Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Interviews: Melody Mennite Talks Making Sense of the Senseless Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Katricia Lang - Jun 19, 2015

Melody Mennite, who portrays Katherina in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, was given the responsibility of bringing emotional content to senseless violence and etching butt kicking into your memory. As you'll see in our discussion, she worked very hard before she delivered. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZSTAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencerand direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment.  Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' ExhibitPhoto Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is proud to offer an exclusive new exhibition - Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood - an entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBT images in film and television throughout the decades. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10PBD to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC in Concert, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Ah, liaisons! Old love is rekindled, young love is awakened, and foolish romantic escapades intertwine in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's ravishing A Little Night Music, opening Friday, July 10 (8pm) at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This concert presentation, which runs through July 19 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, is directed by Lynnette Barkley, with musical direction by Kevin David Thomas. Leading the cast are William Michals, who previously captivated audiences in PBD's concert productions of Man of La Mancha and The Most Happy Fella; and Sondheim veteran Joy Franz, who created the role of the Stepmother in the original production of Into the Woods. (more...)

Full Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOWFull Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Final casting is announced today for the European premiere of Orson's Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the time when Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier worked together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Studio 54 is Celebrated by 54 Below with TURN THE BEAT AROUNDPhoto Coverage: Studio 54 is Celebrated by 54 Below with TURN THE BEAT AROUND
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 4, 2015

Scott Coulter brought the music of Studio 54 to Below 54 last night as the club celebrated it's 3rd year on that famous NYC street. In the legendary club's heyday the guest  list was a who's who from the world of entertainment - Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Halston, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, John Travolta, Michael Jackson - and the music played kept them dancing all through the night. It was dancing through the night at 54 Below yesterday and Max at the entry door was much more accommodating than those guards at the 1970 Studio 54. Happy Anniversary to 54 Below and also to Steven & Eda (Baruch) (more...)

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