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Date Of Birth:
May 10, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place:
Omaha, NE, USA
Gender:
Male
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WBT Presents Latin Dance Superstars 10/21WBT Presents Latin Dance Superstars 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Six of the greatest LATIN ballroom dance superstar couples in the world will present their exciting shows at the Westchester Broadway Theatre Tuesday evening, Oct. 21. (more...)

Bar URBO's Grand Jam Sessions, Featuring Broadway Stars & More, Kicks Off 10/20Bar URBO's Grand Jam Sessions, Featuring Broadway Stars & More, Kicks Off 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Starting Monday, October 20th, Bar URBO, the stylish cocktail lounge on the second floor of URBO in the Theater District, will pair delicious drinks and tasty bites with an array of free musical events! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

BWW Interview Exclusive: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Discusses New Competition Show FAKE OFF!BWW Interview Exclusive: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Discusses New Competition Show FAKE OFF!
by Louisa Brady - Oct 13, 2014

GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. chats with BroadwayWorld about judging on the upcoming truTV competition series FAKE OFF. (more...)

BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead...BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead...
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

Voting is now underway for the First Ever BWW Album Awards to pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!! If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement AwardSteve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. (more...)

Gary Lynn Floyd Soars at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North HollywoodGary Lynn Floyd Soars at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 2, 2014

Every once in a while, one has the unexpected pleasure to witness 'a happening,' 'an event;' 'an evening you just don't want to end;' the kind of evening that transports you to another place in time. In the case of When Gary Met Harry: The Music of Harry Warren, the concert and its matinee idol Gary Lynn Floyd were all these things and more (more...)

MUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This OctoberMUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This October
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Viewers may find themselves singing in the shower, and pirouetting around the house all month as Reel 13 presents a classic song-and-dance film each week in October. (more...)

BWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Oct 2, 2014

Cheek to Cheek, the Songs of Fred Astaire opened the 2014-2015 season for the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, MO. The season pays homage to the magical music from the movies with their series Hooray for Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Goodspeed Unveils Teaser Montage for HOLIDAY INNSTAGE TUBE: Goodspeed Unveils Teaser Montage for HOLIDAY INN
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals welcomes a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production runs now through November 30, with an Official Press Opening slated for October 15, 2014. Below, check out a new teaser with highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cartier WilliamsBWW Interviews: Cartier Williams
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 29, 2014

Cartier Williams is a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker and performer hailing from Washington, D.C. He began his tap dancing career at the age of four and has been active in the tap dance community ever since. Cartier is currently working on a project that will bring the joy of tap dance back into the lives of people across the world. He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Williams Davis Foundation for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to bringing the joy of performing arts into the lives of people worldwide. Throughout his career, Cartier has had the opportunity to dance with a multitude of tap pioneers and masters, including Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Peg Leg Bates, and the Nicholas Brothers. He has taught at Broadway Dance Center and American Tap Dance Foundation in NYC along with many other cities across the country and the world! (more...)

SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just CheekySOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31getTV to Present Monster Halloween Marathon Featuring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price & More, 10/31
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Trick or Treat with getTV this Halloween, as the network conjures a monster marathon loaded with witches, ghosts, vampires, and a slew of genre icons, on Friday, October 31. (more...)

Latin Dance Superstars Coming to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 10/21Latin Dance Superstars Coming to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Six of the greatest LATIN ballroom dance superstar couples in the world will present their exciting shows at the Westchester Broadway Theatre Tuesday evening, Oct. 21. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Birdland Edition!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Birdland Edition!
by Broadway Quick Change - Sep 17, 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 one of New York City's hottest music venues- Birdland! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in StitchesBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in Stitches
by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT makes its mark at Bass Hall from now until the 21st. (more...)

TOP HAT Tour Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 21 October - 1 NovemberTOP HAT Tour Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 21 October - 1 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

TOP HAT, winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations and winner of the Evening Standard Award for 'Best Night Out', embarks on a 47-week UK tour, visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tue 21 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project to Present ETHEL MERMAN: LOUD BUT HONEST, 10/12The Musical Theater Project to Present ETHEL MERMAN: LOUD BUT HONEST, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in "Ethel Merman: Loud but Honest," to be presented at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Curtain time is 2 pm on Sunday, October 12. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & MoreInDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

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