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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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BWW Features: BAR URBO in Midtown Manhattan Expands Live Music SeriesBWW Features: BAR URBO in Midtown Manhattan Expands Live Music Series
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 27, 2014

Bar Urbo in Midtown Manhattan is expanding their live music program with the success of recent performances (more...)

BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!
by David Green - Nov 26, 2014

The Annenberg Theatre kicked off its' starry 2014-2015 Cabaret Season with four of Broadway's most celebrated leading ladies - Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern and Randy Graff - in an unforgettable evening of song and story to a "standing room only" crowd dotted with several other Broadway luminaries including Carol Channing, Kaye Ballard and composer David Zippel. Under the masterful musical direction of John McDaniel, this quintessential quartet delivered well beyond my already high expectations and to say the evening was "memorable" would be nothing short of an understatement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The CarlylePhoto Coverage: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso Continue Residency at The Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 24, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, continues to be home court for Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch. They are back at Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. The performances build upon their recent run of shows in the intimate, storied New York City lounge, favorites not only of music fans and critics, but also of fellow artists. Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch shows are a place where some of the city's foremost entertainers go to commune with their own-and sometimes sit-in for a song or two-on their nights off. The pair will be at Bemelmans with their evening of swinging standards Sunday nights, through Dec. 31st. Dropping in Sunday night were Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan creators of 'Hazel' a new musical bound for Broadway. Jane Monheit joined Billy & Jim for some great vocals as Giselle Wolf and Eda Sorokoff looked on approvingly (more...)

BWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLINBWW Reviews: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2014

Once again the uniquely talented Hershey Felder endears his audience to him with his newest presentation, the life and work of the one and only composer Irving Berlin in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Currently onstage at the Geffen Playhouse through December 21, Felder's tribute, although a bit long - coming in a tad short of two hours without an interval - is enriching, humorous and replete with most of the brilliant Berlin tunes. (more...)

BWW Interviews : STEFANO BRONDI, SPRING AWAKENING E IL RISVEGLIO TEATRALE MUSICALE IN ITALIABWW Interviews : STEFANO BRONDI, SPRING AWAKENING E IL RISVEGLIO TEATRALE MUSICALE IN ITALIA
by francesca silvestri - Nov 21, 2014

L'istruzione teatrale musicale in Italia e l'effetto che i musical hanno sugli spettatori. (more...)

Hot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in JanuaryHot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Hot Sardines reinvent 'hot jazz' for the 21st century at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, January 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

'IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Record Cast Album'IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Record Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue'-currently playing at the 13th Street Theater in repertory with Deffaa's long-running 'One Night with Fanny Brice'--is to receive a cast recording. The cast album will feature all of the singing actors currently appearing in the show: Rayna Hirt, Ken Adams, Michael Cyzz, Maite Uzal, Michael Kasper, Jonah Barricklo, Emily Bordonaro, Missy Dreier, K.W. Andersson; Andrew Lanctot, Ann Marie Calabro, Brandon Pollinger, and Timmy Thompson, with musical direction by Richard Danley. Deffaa will produce the album; Slau Halatyn will be the recording engineer; with production to begin later this month at Be-Sharp Studios in Astoria. The album will be released in the United States on the Original Cast Records label. It will be the sixth show of Deffaa's to get a cast album. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Not Quite So Magical at VillageBWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Not Quite So Magical at Village
by Jay Irwin - Nov 14, 2014

It felt like they were trying to shove a ten-pound show into an 8-pound bag. Sometimes a show is just too big even for Village's usually ample stage. Such was the case with "Mary Poppins" over at Village Theatre. Yes, the talent was all there to support it but the technical wizardry felt at its worst clunky and at its best under rehearsed which tended to sap the magic from an otherwise magical show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAKARAZUKA!!! - Another Fine Production for East West Players' Successful Resume!BWW Reviews: TAKARAZUKA!!! - Another Fine Production for East West Players' Successful Resume!
by Gil Kaan - Nov 14, 2014

Susan Soon He Stanton has woven insights to Japanese philosophy amidst sharp, witty lines in her two-hour, three-dimensional character-driven drama, directed by Leslie Ishii in a smooth, flowing pace. (more...)

Goodspeed Extends HOLIDAY INN Again Through December 28Goodspeed Extends HOLIDAY INN Again Through December 28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN has ben extended again due to unprecedented demand. Goodspeed Musicals' production is now playing through December 28th, 2014. (more...)

BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More...BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More...
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 9, 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. Voting ends on Friday, November 14, 2014. (more...)

ABC Announces Special Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios', “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” the return of the competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” special musical performances on “CMA Country Christmas,” and classic, animated Christmas specials from Walt Disney Animation Studios, PEANUTS, DreamWorks Animation and Dr. Seuss, among others. (more...)

CLIP JOINT Returns with Guest Curator Dan Fortune, 11/13CLIP JOINT Returns with Guest Curator Dan Fortune, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Will Friedwald's "Clip Joint" - the innovative live video mixtape experience - will return on Thursday, November 13 at 8:00 PM with guest curator Dan Fortune (publicist, DJ, producer). The event will take place at Zebulon Sound and Light (223 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor). There is a $10 house charge. Email levis4402@yahoo.com to make a reservation. (more...)

KISS ME KATE 3D, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE BAND WAGON & CALAMITY JANE Blu-rays Available For Pre-Order, Out 3/3KISS ME KATE 3D, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE BAND WAGON & CALAMITY JANE Blu-rays Available For Pre-Order, Out 3/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 6, 2014

Four classic movie musicals are coming to Blu-ray! (more...)

TOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in DecemberTOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Top Hat - winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations - is enjoying an epic 47-week UK tour, visiting 24 theatres nationwide. From Tuesday 2 December Top Hat will be Puttin' on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal Glasgow. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly gifted Tony Award-winning stage and screen performer known for originating numerous memorable roles in both new musicals and revivals as well as starring in this month's Encores! special presentation of THE BAND WAGON, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Opening up about the new stage-to-screen adaptation of the movie musical classic while granting a rare few moments for a chat while on a break, Mitchell shares his enthusiasm for re-teaming with frequent collaborator director/choreographer Kathleen Marhshall as well as what audiences can expect from the brand new concert presentation while also commenting on his starry assortment of fellow players in the production, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes. Furthermore, Mitchell offers first news of his return to FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE for its final season and preliminarily clues us in to what we can expect from his last appearance on the series. Additionally, Mitchell reflects on his starring role in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD and whether he would be interested in pursuing that part again in the future. Plus, Mitchell reveals he has recorded a series of studio albums awaiting release and shares his opinions on what material he would like to record in the future. All of that, thoughts on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and if it could work onstage, his upcoming Christmas concert series with the Cincinnati Symphony, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with one of Broadway's most beloved leading men! (more...)

13th Street Repertory Theater's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Open 11/913th Street Repertory Theater's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE to Open 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

When ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue" opens November 9th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC), it will include some Berlin rarities and rediscoveries unheard in a century, including some never-recorded Berlin numbers. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- in the MOTOWN Green Room!BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- in the MOTOWN Green Room!
by Broadway Quick Change - Oct 28, 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 green room of one of Broadway's hottest shows- Motown! (more...)

Breaking News: The Muny Unveils 2015 Season from HAIRSPRAY to INTO THE WOODS & 3 Premieres!Breaking News: The Muny Unveils 2015 Season from HAIRSPRAY to INTO THE WOODS & 3 Premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Muny in St. Louis has just revealed their 2015 season via the St. Louis Post Dispatch which will include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MY FAIR LADY, OKLAHOMA!, HAIRSPRAY, INTO THE WOODS, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and a new adaption of HOLIDAY INN. (more...)

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