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Date Of Birth:
May 10, 1899
Date Of Death:
June 22, 1987 (88)
Birth Place:
Omaha, NE, USA
Gender:
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54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!54 SINGS Series Named Show of the Year at 2015 MAC Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At a ceremony held last night in New York, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs announced the winners of the 2015 MAC Awards. The show was hosted by Karen Mason, with musical direction by Barry Levitt, and was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts. (more...)

FOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 SeasonFOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At the annual New Conservatory Theater Center (NCTC) Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2015-16 subscription season. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC builds on this rich tradition with its 2015-16 Season, featuring exhilarating U.S., regional and world premieres, as well as two extraordinary musicals. (more...)

TOP HAT to Play Marlowe Theatre, CanterburyTOP HAT to Play Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Winner of three Olivier Awards (Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design) from its seven nominations, and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, the musical comes to Canterbury as part of a 47-week tour. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is SpellbindingBWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is Spellbinding
by David Clarke - Mar 17, 2015

Tony Yazbeck returned to 54 Below with The Floor Above Me, his tap filled cabaret show. Co-written and Co-directed by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel, it explores the charismatic performers love for dance, his road to Broadway, and his career. Yazbeck unleashes his larger-than-life charm and talent, gifting audiences with a spellbinding performance. (more...)

'Gotta Dance!' Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/8'Gotta Dance!' Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

With choreography from Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, is there anything more high-energy and electrifying than Broadway's iconic show-stopping dance numbers? (more...)

6-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/126-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This May, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring home audiences front row seats for THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015
by - Mar 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/15- Cyd CharisseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/15- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Hilary Cole to Bring Judy Garland Tribute OVER THE RAINBOW to Jones Hall, 3/27Hilary Cole to Bring Judy Garland Tribute OVER THE RAINBOW to Jones Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Encounter the timeless wonder of the music made famous by an American treasure when Vocalist Hilary Kole makes her Houston debut performing her 'Over the Rainbow' program for two performances, Friday, March 27, 2015, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Skivvies, Barb Jungr, Jinkx Monsoon & More Nominated for 2015 MAC Awards; Full List!The Skivvies, Barb Jungr, Jinkx Monsoon & More Nominated for 2015 MAC Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs will present the 29th Annual MAC Awards on Thursday, March 26st, at 7:30pm, at B.B King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

Cast of ABC's BLACK-ISH to Pay Tribute to Movie Dance Moments During OSCARS PromoCast of ABC's BLACK-ISH to Pay Tribute to Movie Dance Moments During OSCARS Promo
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The cast of ABC's hit comedy, “black-ish,” pays a delightful tribute to memorable dance moments from the movies in a promo airing during Sunday's telecast of the 87th Oscars®. (more...)

Music at the Mansion Series Continues 2/22 with Nathan Chang & MoreMusic at the Mansion Series Continues 2/22 with Nathan Chang & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 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, February 22, at 3pm. Performers include Nathan Chang, Tracy Stark and Richard Holbrook. Kevin W. Bergen will be the Young Musician Moment. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Manchester Opera House, February 10 2015BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Manchester Opera House, February 10 2015
by Adrian Bradley - Feb 11, 2015

After wowing crowds and the Olivier Award judges, Top Hat is touring the country bringing its infectious enthusiasm and the spirit of Fred Astaire around the country. Manchester's Opera House theatre hosted the latest leg of this affectionate adaption of irving Berlin's 1935 film staring Astaire and his long time collaborator Ginger Rogers. (more...)

ABC Announces Pro Dancers for DANCING WITH THE STARS' 10th Anniversary SeasonABC Announces Pro Dancers for DANCING WITH THE STARS' 10th Anniversary Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The competition is just beginning for what's sure to be one of the most exciting seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" yet. It all kicked off this morning when 10 pro dancers were revealed exclusively on "Good Morning America" in anticipation of the 10th Anniversary season premiere on MONDAY, MARCH 16 (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! LADY, BE GOOD Opens at the City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! LADY, BE GOOD Opens at the City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 5, 2015

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Douglas Sills,Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, last night, February 4, through February 8, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVORBWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVOR
by David Clarke - Jan 29, 2015

For Canfield and Kelly's From Broadway to Survivor cabaret, the charming couple shared with audiences their New York experiences, love story, and their vibrant talents. This made for a fun night of Broadway showmanship that amused the collected audience. (more...)

Summer Strallen Joins London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADESummer Strallen Joins London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Summer Strallen has signed on for tomorrow's January 30th workshop reading of Ken Ludwig's new adaptation of Irving Berlin's EASTER PARADE, featuring additional songs by Berlin and helmed by Jerry Mitchell. (more...)

Lady, be good! se estrena este sábado en el Teatro de la ZarzuelaLady, be good! se estrena este sábado en el Teatro de la Zarzuela
by Felipe Velasco - Jan 26, 2015

Desde el día 31 de enero y hasta el 16 de febrero, el Teatro de la Zarzuela nos trae el musical Lady, be good! (en inglés con sobretítulos), de Guy Bolton y Fred Thompson y con música y letra de George Gershwin e Ira Gershwin, el cual vendrá acompañado por la opereta Luna de miel en el Cairo de José Muñoz Román con música de Francisco Alonso. Ambas obras cuentan con la dirección de Emilio Sagi y la dirección musical de Kevin Farrell. (more...)

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...)

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