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Date Of Birth:
August 23, 1912
Date Of Death:
February 02, 1996 (83)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Nicky Wood's WELCOME TO BROADWAY to Play the Barn Theatre, 6/25-28Nicky Wood's WELCOME TO BROADWAY to Play the Barn Theatre, 6/25-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

What has 21 hit songs, 47 set pieces, 55 sound cues,†119 light cues,††and 311 breathtaking costume pieces worn by a cast of 24 incredibly talented actors, singers, and dancers, who have cumulatively performed for 657 years in 599 productions over 15 states, Puerto Rico, and France? Nicky Wood's†Welcome to Broadway! (more...)

ADG Film Society and American Cinematheque to Screen AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Film in Hollywood Later This MonthADG Film Society and American Cinematheque to Screen AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Film in Hollywood Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will present a screening of the Academy Award-winning classic musical An American in Paris (1951), starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron and showcasing Oscar-winning concept artist/costume designer Irene Sharaff, Art Director E. Preston Ames and MGM's Supervising Art Director Cedric Gibbons, on Sunday, May 31 at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'
by Richard Ridge - May 20, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his connection with the role of Gabey and what it has been like to be a part of this incredible revival. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Mara Davi in EVER AFTER at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Mara Davi in EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2015

'Ever After, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall will be on the Paper Mill stage from May 21st through June 21st. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mara Davi who will be playing the role of Marguerite de Gent in the World Premiere musical. (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Emmy(R)-winning television event, which this year will celebrate the career of actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician Steve Martin, will continue premiering on TNT or TBS through 2018, with encores each year on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (more...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 NomineesThe Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - announced today the 2015 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, June 1, 2015 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Veanne Cox Soars in AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Interview: Veanne Cox Soars in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Naomi Serviss - May 13, 2015

Inspired by the acclaimed 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, this iteration plumbs emotional depths through music and romance in the City of Light. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart talks Bernadette Peters and Audra MacDonald at the Boston PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart talks Bernadette Peters and Audra MacDonald at the Boston Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 11, 2015

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about the 2015 season of the Boston Pops, Benadette Peters, Audra MacDonald and many other performers from the Great White Way (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2015 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 5/30Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2015 Gene Kelly Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh are proud to announce the nominees for the 25th Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh and will include a celebration of 25 years of this extraordinary program, which began in 1991 and has inspired over 30 programs of its kind across the country. (more...)

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 ÷sterreich 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...)

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