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Gower Champion News

Date Of Birth:
June 21, 1919
Date Of Death:
August 25, 1980 (61)
Birth Place:
Geneva, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
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Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I DO! I DO! Did, in the Right Way, at Theatre HarrisburgBWW Reviews: I DO! I DO! Did, in the Right Way, at Theatre Harrisburg
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 19, 2015

Joan Derricks Kraft directed a polished version of a small-gem musical (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next MonthTony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") announces theater icon Barbara Cook for a single performance on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This event completes The Wallis' concert series of Broadway legends, which also features Patti LuPone (two sold-out performances on February 12 and 13) and Betty Buckley (January 24). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Western Carolina Brings Back Gower Champion's 'Dancing Feet' in 42ND STREETBWW Reviews: Western Carolina Brings Back Gower Champion's 'Dancing Feet' in 42ND STREET
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 3, 2014

Western Carolina University has revived the classic 42ND STREET with its original choreography by Gower Champion. You can't get better than that for a dance musical. (more...)

GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow Makes World Premiere at King's Head Theatre TonightGO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow Makes World Premiere at King's Head Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

This month, Islington's King's Head Theatre is to stage the world premiere of Norris Church Mailer's stage play Go See, a gripping exploration of personal, cultural and sexual identity in a big city. Directed by Sondra Lee and designed by Klara Zieglerova with lighting design by Mike Robertson, the show runs tonight, November 12 to 29, 2014. Press night is slated for November 14 at 7.15 p.m. (more...)

ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut today, November 11-16, announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, TodayAMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut,November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, November 3, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to host Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette on the historic stage in a wonderful evening of music and memories, and a hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in 'After All...and furthermore...' (more...)

Anita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland TonightAnita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 3, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anita Gillette returns to the Birdland with her new solo show AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE tonight. (more...)

Anita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland, 11/3Anita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland, 11/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 1, 2014

Catch Anita Gillette's brand new solo show! (more...)

Musicals Tonight's CARNIVAL! Begins Tonight at The Lion TheatreMusicals Tonight's CARNIVAL! Begins Tonight at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Musicals Tonight! will present CARNIVAL!, running today, October 21-November 2, 2014. (more...)

ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Cast Set for Musicals Tonight's CARNIVAL! This Fall at The Lion TheatreCast Set for Musicals Tonight's CARNIVAL! This Fall at The Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Musicals Tonight! will present CARNIVAL!, running October 21-November 2, 2014. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TodayWagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Wagner College Theatre opens their 2014-15 Season with one of America's great musicals, Hello, Dolly! from October 1-12. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway premiere, the Wagner production is directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Norb Joerder (WCT's Little Women) with musical direction by James Higgins (WCT's The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Anita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland, 11/3Anita Gillette Premieres AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE At Birdland, 11/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 30, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anita Gillette returns to the Birdland with her new solo show AFTER ALL... AND FURTHERMORE this November according to a new announcement. (more...)

GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow, to Make World Premiere at King's Head Theatre, Nov 12-29GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow, to Make World Premiere at King's Head Theatre, Nov 12-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

This November Islington's King's Head Theatre is to stage the world premiere of Norris Church Mailer's stage play Go See, a gripping exploration of personal, cultural and sexual identity in a big city. Directed by Sondra Lee and designed by Klara Zieglerova with lighting design by Mike Robertson, the show runs November 12 to 29, 2014. Press night is slated for November 14 at 7.15 p.m. (more...)

Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, Marge Champion and Richard Skipper will sit down at the Spiral Theater Studio to discuss Marge's vast and wonderful career and how she is doing today, at 95 years young. A Q&A with the audience and 'meet and greet' follows. (more...)

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