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Date Of Birth:
June 29, 1910
Date Of Death:
July 28, 1969 (59)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
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FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'FLASH FRIDAY: 27 Wonderful Takes On Frank Loesser's Wintry Holiday Showstopper 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 28, 2014

Marking 27 days until Christmas, today we pay tribute to an instantly recognizable Oscar-winning seasonal selection penned by Golden Age Broadway and Hollywood music master Frank Loesser, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/24- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2014

Today in 1950, Guys and Dolls opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1200 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of CabaretBWW Reviews: Young Singers Peddie, Dirksen, Block and Lowe Are No Longer Waiting to Join the Shining New Lights of Cabaret
by Billie Roe - Nov 22, 2014

Every year, despite a litany of warnings they come to the Big Apple with big dreams. Warnings like: “You have to pay your dues.” “It's a tough business, kid.” “How are you going to survive?” There's no such thing as an overnight success, yet still they come to be at “the top of the heap,” as Kander and Ebb so eloquently put it. The four young performers featured here haven't yet vaulted to the top of the cabaret heap, but they've certainly made their marks with excellent shows during 2014, while exhibiting the potential to get there. The spotlight is already shining on Chrysten Peddie, Angela Dirksen, Rembert Block, and Kristoffer Lowe. (more...)

John Schneider & Tom Wopat Set for Barnes & Noble Performance, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CD Signing, 12/3John Schneider & Tom Wopat Set for Barnes & Noble Performance, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CD Signing, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

John Schneider and Tom Wopat -- the original stars of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' -- will appear at Barnes & Noble for a special in-store performance and CD signing to celebrate their new album Home for Christmas on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 PM. The special holiday recording, which is currently available from D13 Entertainment in stores and online, commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show. (more...)

The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's annual tradition, "A Goyishe Christmas to You!" returns Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. at HENRY's Restaurant as part of the 2014-15 NYFOS After Hours cabaret series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Herbert Paine - Nov 10, 2014

Theater Works' revival of H2$ features some fine turns by Joshua Vern, Michael Schwenke, Jeffrey Middleton and Osiris Cuen in a crowd-pleasing but uneven production. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 10, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Palace Theatre! (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS JR. Opens this Weekend at Columbia Children's TheatreGUYS & DOLLS JR. Opens this Weekend at Columbia Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Often called the "greatest American musical," Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' Guys and Dolls is undoubtedly a classic. Columbia Children's Theatre will present this YouTheatre production Nov. 14-16 with shows Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are $10 regular admission and $8 for active military and seniors with proper ID. Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended, and may be purchased securely on-line at ?columbiachildrenstheatre.com. All shows take place at Columbia Children's Theatre on the second floor of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive in Forest Acres. CCT's 2014 YouTheatre season is sponsored by Staymobile. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Faith Prince Charms Kennedy Center Audience in Solo CabaretBWW Reviews: Faith Prince Charms Kennedy Center Audience in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 3, 2014

Polished and engaging, this cabaret proved one to remember. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Riverdale Repertory Company's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGPhoto Flash: First Look- Riverdale Repertory Company's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

"Mad Men" meets Broadway as the Riverdale Repertory Company presentS the classic musical comedy about big business in the 1960s, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for six performances only, November 1-16, 2014. Check out the photos below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other ClassicsGoodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other Classics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

After one of its most successful seasons ever, two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announced today that its 2015 season will feature the world premiere of The Honeymooners and two classic musicals that are all sure to send theatergoers to the moon! (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season to Include GUYS AND DOLLS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & MoreCreede Repertory Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season to Include GUYS AND DOLLS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

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Light Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: GUYS AND DOLLS, SOUTH PACIFIC & MoreLight Opera Works Sets 2015 Season: GUYS AND DOLLS, SOUTH PACIFIC & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Light Opera Works' 2015 season will open with THE FANTASTICKS with expanded full orchestra (June 6-14), followed by SOUTH PACIFIC (August 15-30), HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST SONG HITS (October 2-11), and GUYS AND DOLLS (December 26-January 3). (more...)

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with new CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck'METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Celebrates 20th Anniversary with new CD 'Mazel Means Good Luck'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER – hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer Bands” by Songlines Magazine – will bring a musical jolt of joy to the Jewish holiday with the release of their fifth CD MAZEL MEANS GOOD LUCK. (more...)

Riverdale Repertory Company to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED, 11/1-16Riverdale Repertory Company to Stage HOW TO SUCCEED, 11/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

"Mad Men" meets Broadway as the Riverdale Repertory Company present the classic musical comedy about big business in the 1960s, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for six performances only, November 1-16, 2014. (more...)

Spreckels to Offer 'Kids Free' for this Weekend's GUYS AND DOLLSSpreckels to Offer 'Kids Free' for this Weekend's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park has just announced 'Kids Free' performances for its current production of the classic musical 'Guys and Dolls.' (more...)

Tom Wopat & John Schneider to Debut New Holiday Album HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, 10/28Tom Wopat & John Schneider to Debut New Holiday Album HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

JOHN SCHNEIDER and TOM WOPAT - the original stars of "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will release a special holiday album Home for Christmas to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show. (more...)

Spreckles Theatre Company Presents GUYS AND DOLLS Through Oct 26Spreckles Theatre Company Presents GUYS AND DOLLS Through Oct 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Spreckels Theatre Company presents GUYS AND DOLLS, with Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Based on characters created by Damon Runyon. With Runyon's lovable and comedic characters and Loesser's crowd pleasing score, this Tony Award-winning Broadway classic is a sure bet. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's 'Broadway Close Up' Series Kicks Off Tonight with BOUND FOR BROADWAYKaufman Music Center's 'Broadway Close Up' Series Kicks Off Tonight with BOUND FOR BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up series will kick off tonight, October 6th, giving Broadway fans the behind the scenes experience of musicals old and new with eye-opening interviews and inspiring performances by some of Broadway's greatest talents at the renowned Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

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