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Date Of Birth:
August 23, 1912
Date Of Death:
February 02, 1996 (83)
Birth Place:
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BWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita MorenoBWW Reviews: Christopher Wheeldon Speaks with Rita Moreno
by Rose Marija - May 5, 2015

On April 27th, Words On Dance and Symphony Space presented Ballet to Broadway: Christopher Wheeldon with Rita Moreno, at the Peter J. Sharp Theater, just two weeks after the opening of Wheeldon's An American in Paris, on Broadway. The evening consisted of film clips interspersed with conversation. Oddly, it was the films we saw 1st, followed by words. It was Moreno who was to interview Wheeldon, although he occasionally turned the tables and asked questions of Moreno. (more...)

Adam Garcia to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in MelbourneAdam Garcia to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

The splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will open at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre in May 2016 starring an all Australian cast including star of stage and screen Adam Garcia. Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 8 May. (more...)

Landestheater Linz stellt die 2015/2016 Saison vor - 4 Musicalpremieren auf dem Spielplan!Landestheater Linz stellt die 2015/2016 Saison vor - 4 Musicalpremieren auf dem Spielplan!
by Iris Moebius - Apr 30, 2015

Das Landestheater Linz hat den Spielplan fur die Saison 2015/2016 vorgestellt. Das Programm umfasst neben der Wiederaufnahme des kurzlich angelaufenen 'The Who's Tommy', vier Musicalpremieren. Den Anfang macht im Oktober der Klassiker SINGIN' IN THE RAIN im Musiktheater Volksgarten, gefolgt von HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH im Blackbox Theater. Im neuen Jahr ist dann im Schauspielhaus Promenade zum ersten Mal in Österreich GRAND HOTEL zu erleben. Den Abschluss macht dann das Sondheim Erfolgsmusical INTO THE WOODS - AB IN DEN WALD, das ab April im Musiktheater Volksgarten zu sehen sein wird. (more...)

Share Vintage Photos of Your Folks; Win Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAINShare Vintage Photos of Your Folks; Win Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 27, 2015

Concertus Manila, the Philippines-based promoter of the international touring production of Broadway and London West End's hit musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., is calling for vintage photo entries to its Facebook-based contest titled "Throwback To The Classics: Photo Contest*, running now until Friday, May 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rick McKay Shows the Magic of Luigi's Dance Classes in #TBT PostPhoto Flash: Rick McKay Shows the Magic of Luigi's Dance Classes in #TBT Post
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of the BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy, just posted a set of photos of dance legend and creator of modern jazz dance Luigi in honor of Throwback Thursday. Scroll down for a look at Luigi at the shoot for McKay's upcoming film BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, set for release next year! (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards NomineesBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 4th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 17, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra StreisandSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand! Streisand has appeared on Broadway in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and FUNNY GIRL, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role in the film version of the musical. Her next two movies were also based on musicals, Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly (1969), and Alan Jay Lerner's and Burton Lane's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1970). Additionally, she has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, one special Tony Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Savion Glover & More Celebrate Frank Sinatra's ON THE TOWN, Screening Tonight at Tribeca Film FestTony Bennett, Savion Glover & More Celebrate Frank Sinatra's ON THE TOWN, Screening Tonight at Tribeca Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, recently announced 'Sinatra at 100: Film & Music in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company,' a centennial celebration to honor Frank Sinatra's legendary film career at the Festival's 14th edition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 21, 2015

Known for his contemporary, abstract choreography, Wheeldon's recent projects ventured towards epic storytelling, as with Cinderella, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Winter's Tale. Besides an exuberant audience, what came to mind on Wednesday, April 15th at the Palace Theatre, were current New York City Ballet principal dancer Robert Fairchild's conjuring of Kelly's ghost and Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope's delicate emotional tension, yet no-holds barred physicality. (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast Members to Perform Following 'Classic NYC Movies at the Palace' ScreeningON THE TOWN Cast Members to Perform Following 'Classic NYC Movies at the Palace' Screening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

'Classic NYC Movies at the Palace' continues with the all-star musical that shows off the Big Apple at its best followed by a mini-concert by members from the cast of 'On the Town' now playing at the Lyric Theatre. New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick will introduce the movie with his special guest Michael Riedel, the Post's theater columnist and PBS/radio celebrity. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony WaagBWW Interviews: Tony Waag
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 15, 2015

A conversation with Tony Waag, Executive/Artistic Director of the American Tap Dance Foundation, in anticipation of their upcoming 'Rhythm in Motion' contemporary tap dance showcase in New York City, April 22 through April 26. 'Rhythm in Motion' presents forward thinking, groundbreaking tap dance choreography, 'shaking tap dance to its core.' Last year's 'Rhythm in Motion' included tap dance with video, computers, sound manipulating machines and electronically rigged platforms. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Valerie Harper and Rick McKay Wish Luigi a Happy 85th Birthday at LOOPEDSTAGE TUBE: Flashback - Valerie Harper and Rick McKay Wish Luigi a Happy 85th Birthday at LOOPED
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, just unveiled a backstage video of Valerie Harper and himself wishing legendary dance pioneer and teacher Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Facciuto a happy 85th birthday after a performance of LOOPED. Watch the footage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/15- BRIGADOONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/9/15- BRIGADOON
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Today in 1957, Brigadoon opened at the Adelphi Theatre, where it ran for 47 performances. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as 'Almost Like Being in Love' have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Beloved Broadway Choreographer Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Facciuto Dies at 90Beloved Broadway Choreographer Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Facciuto Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved choreographers and dance teachers, Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Faccuito, has died at 90 years old. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce Courtney Lopez as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015This Weeks New Movies - 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 4/6/2015 - 4/10/2015! (more...)

Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Doing Theatre', FINDING NEVERLAND and MoreHarvey Weinstein Talks 'Doing Theatre', FINDING NEVERLAND and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Harvey Weinstein, producer of Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND, recently spoke with The New York Times about how his love for musical theatre began and how it led him to FINDING NEVERLAND. Scroll down for some highlights from the interview! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/1/15- Debbie ReynoldsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/1/15- Debbie Reynolds
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Debbie Reynolds! Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Perhaps her most high-profile film role was in Singin' in the Rain (1952) as Kathy Selden. On Broadway, Reynolds has starred in such shows as Irene, Debbie, and Woman of the Year. Reynolds appeared in her West End show Debbie Reynolds: Alive and Fabulous (more...)

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