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Date of Birth: August 23, 1912
Date of Death: February 02, 1996 (83)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Our Next Gene Kelly? Watch Channing Tatum Tackle Song & Dance in HAIL, CAESAR!Our Next Gene Kelly? Watch Channing Tatum Tackle Song & Dance in HAIL, CAESAR!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen's HAIL, CAESAR! arrives in theatres today, February 5, 2016. An all-star comedy with music set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age, it stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and Channing Tatum, playing a Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire-type song and dance man of the silver screen. Tatum, who previously had no experience with the style, got help from a pro- Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, The King and I). Below, watch a clip from his musical number, go behind the scenes of filming, and learn more about his character and the inspirations behind it! (more...)

Channing Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Musical Comedy from WICKED's Marc PlattChanning Tatum & Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Musical Comedy from WICKED's Marc Platt
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

WICKED producer Marc Platt is among those behind an upcoming, currently untitled original musical comedy which has just been picked up by Universal. Musically-talented actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are attached to star. (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Houston Symphony Restores Big Screen for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN With Live Orchestra, 2/5Houston Symphony Restores Big Screen for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN With Live Orchestra, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Houston Symphony will continue its trend of screening and performing live soundtrack for iconic films with Singin' in the Rain-Film with Live Orchestra at 8 p.m. onFebruary 5 and 6 and 2:30 p.m. on February 7. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career ConversationMichael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Welcomes New Board MembersPittsburgh CLO Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Pittsburgh CLO Membership elected five new directors during its Annual Meeting on January 28, 2016 at the Duquesne Club, Downtown. This diverse group of individuals includes some of Pittsburgh's finest working professionals and community-oriented individuals. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside Shoots 'Em DeadBWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside Shoots 'Em Dead
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 29, 2016

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's national tour tour shot over to the Fox Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Riverside for a single performance on January 27th, after a run at the Pantages. The top-notch cast delivered a hilarious night of theatre at the Fox, with fabulous dancing and singing. (more...)

SUSANNAH SMITH WHITE: This Dancer's LifeSUSANNAH SMITH WHITE: This Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2016

Succinctly put, Susannah Smith White is a force of nature, the total embodiment of the adage about 'great things coming in small packages.' In fact, if the phrase hadn't become a cliche so long before her birth, I'd wager it was first uttered with her in mind. (more...)

XANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into SydneyXANADU THE MUSICAL Skates into Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

?Matthew Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co today announced the cast of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, which plays in Sydney from Thursday 12 May 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present PAL JOEY This SundayMusical Theatre West to Present PAL JOEY This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns this season with an outstanding lineup of classic and forgotten Broadway gems, beginning with Pal Joey on Sunday, January 24, 7pm at the University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach (off 7th Street between East and West Campus Drive, Parking Lot 7). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Leslie Caron Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI, Leanne Cope, and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Leslie Caron Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI, Leanne Cope, and More
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2016

The star of Golden Age musical films AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and GIGI recently made an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss her experience with making her screen debut in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, plus her take on Leanne Cope's portrayal of the role on Broadway, and more. Watch the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Leslie Caron Takes a Broadway Bow!Photo Coverage: Original AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Leslie Caron Takes a Broadway Bow!
by Heidi Bohnenkamp - Jan 13, 2016

Leslie Caron, star of the Academy Award-winning film AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, was in attendance last night at the Tony Award-winning stage production for the first time.  She took a bow with the cast following the performance and BroadwayWorld was there for her big moment. Check out photos below! (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to Johannesburg Next WeekSINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to Johannesburg Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN splashes its way onto the Teatro at Montecasino stage next week. The show made a big splash the moment it premiered in the UK and has recently toured internationally with a stellar South African cast playing to sold out houses around the world. (more...)

Reflection: A Look Back at Philippine Theater in 2015Reflection: A Look Back at Philippine Theater in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

In a time when the Philippines is proving its economic and cultural prowess on the global stage, theater seems to be a good medium to mirror not only the varied tastes of its society but also to develop the level of maturity of art appreciation among its people. (more...)

BWW Review: Luigi Benefit-Tribute Concert Showcased a Memorable Teacher's Life of DanceBWW Review: Luigi Benefit-Tribute Concert Showcased a Memorable Teacher's Life of Dance
by Marsha Volgyi - Jan 4, 2016

Luigi was the father of jazz. A teacher for all who wanted to dance. The Benefit-Tribute Concert on December 28, 2015 showcased a plethora of performers, all of which expressed their gratitude in song, dance, words, and in their presence. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/25/15 - PAL JOEYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/25/15 - PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 25, 2015

Today in 1940, Pal oey opened at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. It includes two songs that have become standards: 'I Could Write a Book' and 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered'. (more...)

Umbrella Bench Art Installation Celebrates SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Season at the Artscape Opera HouseUmbrella Bench Art Installation Celebrates SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Season at the Artscape Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Jacques Weber, Councillor with the City of Cape Town, unveiled the stunning new permanent umbrella bench art installation at the V&A Waterfront, donated by Pieter Toerien Productions to coincide with the season of the hit musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/18/15- PAL JOEYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/18/15- PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2015

Today in 2008, the third Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 85 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Perform Concert of John Williams Music, 1/8/16Houston Symphony to Perform Concert of John Williams Music, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

HOUSTON (December 17, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will celebrate a new year and begin the second half of the 2015-2016 season with a variety of concerts, guests and programs for people of all ages in January and February. (more...)

HBO Renews THE LEFTOVERS for Third & Final SeasonHBO Renews THE LEFTOVERS for Third & Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed drama series THE LEFTOVERS for a third and final season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for “Lost”) and Tom Perrotta (Academy Award nominee for “Little Children”), the series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. (more...)

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