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Date Of Birth:
January 16, 1908
Date Of Death:
February 15, 1984 (76)
Birth Place:
Astoria, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
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SOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELFSOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELF
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2015

Check out a Judy Garland rarity! (more...)

Good Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: SHEAR MADNESS, ACT ONE & MoreGood Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: SHEAR MADNESS, ACT ONE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, will be celebrating its 14th year with the 2015-2016 season. The year will include a world premiere plus two Maine premieres including SHEAR MADNESS the international hit that is the longest running American play in the history of theater. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2015

The company of On the Twentieth Century just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which, the recipient from Honeymoon in Vegas bestowed the honor on Bahiyah Hibah. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

NiCori Studios and Production Presents Gretchen Reinhagen and More in MUSIC AT THE MANSIONNiCori Studios and Production Presents Gretchen Reinhagen and More in MUSIC AT THE MANSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, March 29, at 3pm. Performers include Gretchen Reinhagen, Christian Fabian and Rosemary Loar. Aleah Colon-Alfonso will be the Young Musician Moment. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. Ravinia's summer season announced, plus the 'Mormon' and 'Merman' rivalry/revelry. 'The Addams Family' and 'Mr. Burns' extend, 'That's Weird' goes musical, Annaleigh Ashford and 'Tyler's Songs' bow on March 21, and Joan Curto and 'Finishing The Birthday Hat' honor Sondheim's 85th birthday! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSYBWW Reviews: Everything's Coming Up Roses at GYPSY
by Jeff Davis - Mar 5, 2015

Ask any musical theater junkie what's the best musical of all time, and any worth their spit will answer with one word: Gypsy. The iconic show is highly regarded to this day with good reason. The score's infectious, the sets and costumes eye-catching, and the characters, particularly that of Mama Rose, are on par with those found in plays by Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. Gypsy isn't just musical theater. It's a great American Drama, and all that the show can and should be comes to vivid life in The Playhouse's current production. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Joel Grey In GEORGE M! On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Joel Grey In GEORGE M! On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 1, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present yet another awesome vintage performance clip as originally seen on watershed TV variety program THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, this time with a classic George M. Cohan patriotic showstopper from GEORGE M! with none other than its Tony Award-winning original star, Joel Grey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUINED at Everyman Theatre is a Powerful ProductionBWW Reviews: RUINED at Everyman Theatre is a Powerful Production
by Charles Shubow - Feb 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Lynn Nottage showcases Dawn Ursula (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This WeekendCONSTELLATIONS' Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

On an all-new THEATER TALK, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson (2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama) discuss their roles in the Broadway play Constellations and the close working relationship they have developed while starring in this unconventional and critically-acclaimed two-person drama by Nick Payne. (more...)

BWW Features: WNET Launches '66th & Broadway' Showcasing Cabaret Style Entertainment on Public TelevisionBWW Features: WNET Launches '66th & Broadway' Showcasing Cabaret Style Entertainment on Public Television
by Alix Cohen - Feb 18, 2015

In its continuing mission to bring culture to people who wouldn't necessarily have access, to illuminate, educate, and entertain, public television stations WNET (New York) and WLIW (Long Island) decided the time was ripe to reacquaint people with the art of cabaret. In February, viewers in the New York metro area were able to view new one-hour cabaret shows featuring singers KT Sullivan and Jennifer Sheehan. (more...)

West End Stars to Appear Weekly in Tudor Gallery, 15 Feb-29 MarWest End Stars to Appear Weekly in Tudor Gallery, 15 Feb-29 Mar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Now in its 29th season this is the longest running cabaret season in London -an atmospheric acoustic programme set in the unique Tudor Gallery in charming Highgate (just 10mins from Archway tube). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/12/15- ANNIE GET YOUR GUNSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/12/15- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2015

Today in 1946, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1147 performances. Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Herbert Fields and his sister Dorothy Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who was a sharpshooter from Ohio, and her husband, Frank Butler. Songs that became hits include 'There's No Business Like Show Business', 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly', 'You Can't Get a Man with a Gun', 'They Say It's Wonderful', and 'Anything You Can Do.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 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. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

Pride Films and Plays' THE BOOK OF MERMAN to Transfer to the Apollo, 2/26-4/5Pride Films and Plays' THE BOOK OF MERMAN to Transfer to the Apollo, 2/26-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Pride Films and Plays announces the transfer of its world premiere production of The Book of Merman to a new six-week engagement at the Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago. The new musical comedy by Jeff Award-winning author Leo Schwartz has been playing to sellout crowds at Mary's Attic in Andersonville since its opening on January 17, 2015. The show's final performance at Mary's Attic will be February 15th, and following a one-weekend hiatus for the move, it will reopen at the Apollo on February 26 for a six-week run through April 5, 2015. (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for February 2015Upcoming Theater Book Releases for February 2015
by - Feb 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for February 2015. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN IN CONCERT at Lyric StageBWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN IN CONCERT at Lyric Stage
by Kyle West - Jan 23, 2015

Annie Get You Gun In Convert at Lyric Stage soars with a dazzling 38-piece orchestra and a charming actress in the title role! (more...)

Lyric Stage's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Starring Daron Cockerell, Begins in Concert TonightLyric Stage's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Starring Daron Cockerell, Begins in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lyric Stage presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN in Concert today, January 22, through the 25th, 2015 in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Gypsy Robe CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Jan 17, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opened on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities, including the sacred Gypsy Robe Ceremony. Check out photos of the event below! (more...)

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