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Gwen Verdon News

Date of Birth: January 13, 1925
Date of Death: October 17, 2000 (75)
Birth Place: Culver City, CA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at WaterTower TheatreBWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle West - Jul 29, 2015

Over in Addison, WaterTown Theatre has had a nearly invincible season. With stellar performances of BONNIE AND CLYDE, ALL MY SONS, and even the new work THE SPARK, the past ten months have been exciting and successful for the first-rate group. As their season finale, however, SWEET CHARITY fails to live up to WaterTower's well-deserved reputation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Allenberry's DAMN YANKEES is One Devil of a Good TimeBWW Reviews: Allenberry's DAMN YANKEES is One Devil of a Good Time
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 8, 2015

Director Ryan Gibbs gives a production of the classic sports musical that's got miles and miles of heart behind it (more...)

Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZoneBroadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Do you enjoy theatre trivia and anecdotes? How about talking about a performance immediately following the show with other theatre enthusiasts? Would you like to hear the actors' motivation for their characters? Are you interested in hearing from guest speakers? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then TheatreZone's TalkBack is a must for you. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/23/15- Bob FosseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/23/15- Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse! Fosse won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret. Amonst his many Broadway credits are The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, Dancin' and many more. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret SeriesLaura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with DAMN YANKEES' Tari KellyBWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with DAMN YANKEES' Tari Kelly
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 17, 2015

Whatever Lola wants... Tari Kelly gets? It would seem so with the resume this talented actor presents as she returns to the Ordway for her fourth production on the Saint Paul stage. Get to know more about her in 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Allenberry Playhouse to Present DAMN YANKEES, 6/17-7/19Allenberry Playhouse to Present DAMN YANKEES, 6/17-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The bases are loaded with musical theatre magic as Allenberry Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Damn Yankees from June 17-July 19 on the Allenberry Mainstage. (more...)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 TonysLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 Tonys
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

CBS has just announced that Tommy Tune, this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Tony award, will be among the presenters on this year's telecast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/15- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/15- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2015

Today in 1975, Chicago opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. The original cast starred Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn and Barney Martin as Amos Hart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 1, 2015

Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields iconic 1960's musical SWEET CHARITY is playing on the stage of the Festival Theatre as this year's musical offering at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Visually stunning and often energetically infectious, this musical, with book by Neil Simon, comes at a time when everything mod is new again. The 'MAD MEN' era has made a resurgence in clothing and home furnishings, so this nod to the past seems perfectly placed. Coleman's score includes such standards as 'Big Spender' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now.' (more...)

BWW Feature: Celebrate 'The Lusty Month of May' with 10 Hot-Blooded ShowtunesBWW Feature: Celebrate 'The Lusty Month of May' with 10 Hot-Blooded Showtunes
by Jeffrey Walker - May 25, 2015

The Lusty Month of May; like the song says: 'It's time to do a wicked thing or two!' It's May, the time when spring brings that hot-blooded, four letter word: lust. Musicals have had a steady history of lusty musical numbers. There are songs about rolling in the hay, and others extolling the virtues of different (ahem) flavors of man-candy. Some songs are paens to hot, steamy nights, and some are about what you do on those kind of nights.  (more...)

BWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVALBWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario is shaping up to be a great mix of Shavian classics, an American musical, Canadian premieres and cutting edge modern day drama. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will be leaving after the 2016 Season and is working hard to program an uniquely balanced season, while also hoping to fulfill all of her artistic desires before her tenure ends. The company mandate is: ' The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw's provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/5/15- DAMN YANKEESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/5/15- DAMN YANKEES
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2015

Today in 1954, Damn Yankees opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1019 performances. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/15- SWEET CHARITYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/4/15- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

Today in 2005, the second Broadway revival of Sweet Charity opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. THe 2005 revival starred Christina Applegate in he title role. (more...)

Willkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway HitsWillkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway Hits
by Sally Henry - May 2, 2015

With about a zillion original musicals to their name, most of which made it to Broadway, this pair is one of the most famous Broadway songwriting teams of the modern era. Below, revisit their five longest-running Broadway musicals! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing PartyAlfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Actors Fund is thrilled to announce that several exciting stars of stage and screen have joined the line-up of presenters and performers for the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party (more...)

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