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Date Of Birth:
May 10, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place:
Omaha, NE, USA
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Debbie Reynolds Honored with SAG's 51st Life Achievement AwardDebbie Reynolds Honored with SAG's 51st Life Achievement Award
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

Tonight, Carrie Fisher presented the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOTBWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOT
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 22, 2015

Recently, choreographer Dana Solimando took on the monumental task of choreographing Billy Elliot The Musical for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The production opened to sold out crowds over the weekend and will run through February 8th. Here Dana talks about making the steps her own and how you've got to be flexible in the theatre because you never know what's going to happen. Here's her behind the scenes look at bringing Billy Elliot to life. (more...)

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Presents DIVAS AND BALLERINAS, 1/25The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Presents DIVAS AND BALLERINAS, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Join us this Sunday for ROCO Unchambered: 'Divas and Ballerinas,' with violist, Tawnya Popoff and pianist, Charles Tauber. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in CabaretCABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 21, 2015

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in 2014, a few cabaret goers and performers in what is affectionately but also self-mockingly called the “cabaret community” would sidle up and ask if I was planning my annual end-of-the year “Best Of” column, similar to the “Top 20 Bests and Favorites” piece over the first half of the year I posted back in early July. I would respond in the negative with very reasonable and believable excuses, but the truth is I didn't want to reveal my “Bests” of the year until the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards had ended. There's enough baggage and backstage whispering that comes with administering the BWW Awards, so I wasn't about to publish any opinions that might influence the vote while it was in process. I may be crazy but I'm not masochistic. But now all bets are off. You want lists? I'll give you lists. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLINGJason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

A private reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING, a dark sexy re-telling of Peter Pan, is set for January 21st at the Pearl Studios in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Tony Danza!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Tony Danza!
by Broadway Quick Change - Jan 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert as he stops by HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to help out Tony Danza! (more...)

Sandy Duncan & Don Correia Join Lyrics & Lyricist's May LineupSandy Duncan & Don Correia Join Lyrics & Lyricist's May Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

92Y announces Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests for the upcoming All Dancing! All Singing!, Lyrics & Lyricist's celebration of Irving Berlin in Hollywood, on May 2, 3 and 4, with artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner. Singer/dancer/actress/comedienne Duncan is known for her performances in the Broadway revival of Peter Pan as well as Chicago, My One and Only and The Boy Friend. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe awards. Actor/dancer Correia's Broadway credits include Follies, Singin' in the Rain, My One and Only, Little Me and A Chorus Line. They have been married since 1980. (more...)

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star in a London workshop of Irving Merlin's EASTER PARADE, featuring a new book by Ken Ludwig and additional songs by Berlin. Jerry Mitchell will direct. (more...)

Purdy, Jeff Harnar & KT Sullivan and Liliane Montevecchi Set for The Crazy Coqs in Feb 2015Purdy, Jeff Harnar & KT Sullivan and Liliane Montevecchi Set for The Crazy Coqs in Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Crazy Coqs has announced is February 2015 program at the Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly, London W1, featuring: Purdy (February 3,4 & 5); Phil Ryan (February 6 & 7); Jeff Harnar & KT Sullivan (February 10-14); Anne Reid & Stefan Bednarczyk (February 17-21); and Liliane Montevecchi (February 24-28). (more...)

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Christmas Edition!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Christmas Edition!
by Broadway Quick Change - Dec 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert as he returns to MOTOWN for a special Christmas episode! (more...)

Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Raises Nearly $24,000 for BC/EFAGoodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Raises Nearly $24,000 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of the cast of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN and the generosity of our Goodspeed's audience members, the theatre company has raised $23,935.58 this holiday season for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it was announced today. (more...)

BUT, WAIT! WHAT? Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Pop Culture & Theatre JunkiesBUT, WAIT! WHAT? Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Pop Culture & Theatre Junkies
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 18, 2014

Ok, folks. This is getting dangerous. We are now exactly one week away from Christmas, and you still haven't started finished your shopping yet. And if you celebrate Hanukah, you're in a lot of trouble! So, I decided to help you out with a list of 10 items (in no particular order) that any pop culture fan with a modicum of taste would love to have this year. I've included classic movies, great TV shows, books, CDs, and a lot more; so if you don't find something for the entertainment lover on your list, I don't know what to tell you! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Small Screen Edition!BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Small Screen Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading the yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, but for theatre fans, there is even more to celebrate, as our favorite holiday programming and performances will be presented across all platforms this December. Whether you'd like to check out your favorite Christmas musical on stage, tune in for a festive concert on TV, or buy a movie ticket to a big holiday release, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! Below, check out our all-inclusive Holiday Roundup for 2014! (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & WICKED's Jenni Barber!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & WICKED's Jenni Barber!
by Broadway Quick Change - Dec 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of Broadway's resident diva- WICKED's Glinda, played by Jenni Barber. (more...)

Humphrey Bogart Marathon Part of getTV's December Holiday LineupHumphrey Bogart Marathon Part of getTV's December Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Get into the holiday spirit with getTV this December, as the network delivers a loaded lineup of marathons, stunts, and festive favorites, headlined by the rarely-seen Christmas special HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH BING AND FRANK. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse Has a Right to 'Crow' About PETER PANBWW Reviews: Playhouse Has a Right to 'Crow' About PETER PAN
by Joseph Baker - Dec 8, 2014

Having witnessed the stultifying, bloated NBC production of PETER PAN LIVE (what were the 'powers that be' thinking would hold a child's attention span for three hours, however padded with yet more Peter Pan plugs from Walmart?), I was reluctant to attend Playhouse on the Square's annual production of the James Barrie children's classic. I am probably one of the handful of reviewers to recall the 1955 NBC production (and later one as well) with the legendary pairing of Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard (whose fruity, overly ripe 'Captain Hook' would make Johnny Depp's 'Jack Sparrow' seem more like a white collar executive). As an IPad-free child inured to black and white fare, it hardly mattered that Mary Martin was, to put it politely, mature; that the production values were clunky; that the wires and 'Tinker' herself were glaringly apparent. In short, I was captivated. Yet, Martin possessed the kind of spunk and spontaneity that made us children believe (not to mention that she had the kind of singing voice that made her a legendary Broadway performer, as evidenced by SOUTH PACIFIC and SOUND OF MUSIC). She could make a child want to fly. Allison Williams, last evening's 'Peter,' lacked that optimistic boyishness (though she had the tomboyish Hilary Swank look 'nailed') and, despite having a pleasant enough voice, often seemed out of breath; but Chrisopher Walken, whom I like and who I initially thought would be inspired casting, seemed to have wandered in from a cocktail party hosted by zombies. His dancing made that of the Monster in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN seem as nimble as that of Fred Astaire. Despite the wonderful lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and despite the 'ear candy' musical score by Mark Charlalp and Jule Stein, those long, middle stretches in Neverland made me wonder if it would Neverend. (more...)

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