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 TV: Watch a Sneak Peek from Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, with Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 27, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out a sneak peek and interviews with the whole team below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heather Parcells, Bahiyah Hibah and More in North Shore Music Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the killer hit musical, CHICAGO for two weeks only. CHICAGO began performances last night, September 23 and plays through Sunday, October 5. Press night is scheduled for tonight, September 24 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Heather Parcells, Bahiyah Hibah & More Star in North Shore Music Theatre's CHICAGO, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the killer hit musical, CHICAGO for two weeks only. CHICAGO begins performances tonight, September 23 and plays thru Sunday, October 5. Press night is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee(Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

Steps Beyond to Present THE WOMEN OF FOSSE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Steps Beyond announces another of its lively and informative Artists Talks with three 'Broadway Babies' who can rightly be called The Women of Fosse - Diane Laurenson, Dana Moore and Mimi Quillin. Laurenson and Moore have appeared in five Fosse shows between them - Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Dancin', and Big Deal, and Quillin performed in Sweet Charity and was also assistant to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The Broadway veterans will share fascinating stories about the great choreographer, drawn from their personal experiences and highlighted by film clips, followed by a Q&A session and reception. Sunday October 5, 7:30 PM at Steps on Broadway, 4th floor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Previews Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 06, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) andDavid Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

Heather Parcells, Bahiyah Hibah & More to Star in North Shore Music Theatre's CHICAGO, 9/23-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents the killer hit musical, CHICAGO for two weeks only. CHICAGO begins performances on Tuesday, September 23 and plays thru Sunday, October 5. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Music Video for Julian Velard's 'No One's Getting Married Tonight'
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

On September 16, native New Yorker Julian Velard will release 'No One's Getting Married Tonight,' the next single off his New York City concept album aptly titled If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave. Check out the just-released music video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/27- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

Today in 1977, Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers 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. Chicago's 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. (more...)

BCCM to Present NEW GIRL IN TOWN, 9/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bayou City Concert Musicals opens its 2014-15 season with the 1957 George Abbott musical version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie, New Girl in Town, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 4-7, 2014. The fully-staged concert musical production will mark the premiere of New Girl in Town in Houston. New Girl in Town was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1958 and won two...both for best performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3D Theatricals' DAMN YANKEES Boasts Miles of HEART
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2014

Belonging to the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, Damn Yankees opened in New York in 1955, winning 7 Tony Awards and was made into a feature film in 1958, starring its original Tony winners Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon. In fact, Damn Yankees sparked the long-time fruitful collaboration between Verdon and choreographer Bob Fosse. Legendary stuff! Now in a dazzling revival at 3D Theatricals in Fullerton, America's number one sport baseball - well, in the 50s anyway - is given a finely honed treatment...the perfect summer entertainment. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/23- Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2014

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TONY Award Party - Barbara Cook, Florence Henderson, Constantine Maroulis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

There may not have been 76 trombones, but Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis did excellent impersonations of librarian Marian Paroo and Harold Hill of 'The Music Man' fame, as they lead a 28 piece marching Broadway band into the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall to begin an evening of co-hosting for the Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards® Party. Check out the photos below! (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Barbara Cook with Julie Harris Award at 2014 Tony Awards Viewing Party, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, will be honored with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 8th, 2014. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley to Lead Broadway-Bound CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse; Performances to Begin 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with the Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

AUDIO: 'Judy Garland' Performs 'To Build a Home' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 05, 2014

JudyCast.com has posted a new version of the legendary songstress taking on 'To Build A Home' from Jason Robert Brown's Tony-nominated show THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on their YouTube channel - check it out below! (more...)

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