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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
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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th BirthdayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whatever Lola Wants! Gwen Verdon's 90th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating one of the most memorable leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her birth 90 years ago this week, the one and only Gwen Verdon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachelle Rak Shares Her Story of Professional Growth, Perseverance, and MoreBWW Interview: Rachelle Rak Shares Her Story of Professional Growth, Perseverance, and More
by Sally Henry - Jan 4, 2015

Rachelle Rak has been performing at the Broadway level for the majority of her life and is one of the most resilient people in the business. With almost 30 years of experience, she has seen it all and more. But she has never backed down and never refused to stop growing as a performer. I got the chance to speak to this strong Broadway gypsy about her experiences with mentors like Ann Reinking and Gwen Verdon, her upcoming show at 54 Below, and of course her signature mantra, SAS. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joel Grey Talks PBS' MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWBWW Interviews: Joel Grey Talks PBS' MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 29, 2014

Today, Tony Award winning entertainer Joel Grey talks exclusively with BWW about the upcoming PBS special and his own memories of performing on the historic Sunday night television staple. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Gwen Verdon Razzle Dazzles On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Gwen Verdon Razzle Dazzles On THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 26, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present a world premiere exclusive clip from next week's PBS special MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, which is set to air on December 1. (more...)

Reflections: Latest CHICAGO Tour Has Strong Leads in MacLeod, MarroquinReflections: Latest CHICAGO Tour Has Strong Leads in MacLeod, Marroquin
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 6, 2014

CHICAGO on Broadway's Terrra C. MacLeod and Bianca Marroquin are back on the road as the accused celebrity killers and reluctant vaudeville partners Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, respectively, whose combination delivers equally strong lead performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's CAN-CAN Cast Celebrates a Successful RunPhoto Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's CAN-CAN Cast Celebrates a Successful Run
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 29, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened 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 byAbe 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 celebrated the success of the run in New York City and you can check out photos from the party below! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker PlayhouseAudra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic six-time Tony winner and star of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, and Master Class as well as TV's Private Practice, on January 8, 2015; followed by Cheyenne Jackson -- star of TV's 30 Rock and Glee and Broadway's Damn Yankees and Xanadu on February 14; and Sutton Foster -- two-time Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie and star of ABC's Bunheads and the new TV Land series Younger debuting on March 20. Each concert will feature Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. What differentiates the series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars -- prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions -- and their stellar singing of Broadway show tunes. (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals Continues This WeekendNAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals Continues This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 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 today, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jason Danieley Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN CANBWW Interviews: Jason Danieley Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN CAN
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 22, 2014

Today Jason Danieley talks to BWW about his character 'Aristide' who he describes as, 'a guy, unlucky in love, desperate to be happy with a penchant for drinking.' (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Revised CAN-CAN Is Charmingly FizzyBWW Reviews: Revised CAN-CAN Is Charmingly Fizzy
by Michael Dale - Oct 19, 2014

Patti Colombo's choreography and Jason Danieley's performance highlight this rewritten version of the the Porter/Burrows musical. (more...)

BC/EFA Adds Liza Minnelli to 'Broadway Legends' Ornament CollectionBC/EFA Adds Liza Minnelli to 'Broadway Legends' Ornament Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announces that the legendary Liza Minnelli is the 2014 addition to its Broadway Legends holiday ornament collection. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kate Baldwin Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!BWW Interviews: Kate Baldwin Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 15, 2014

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin stars as Pistache, a Parisian cafe owner who decides to feature the scandalous dance the Can-Can in her show, yet her defiance of the law may mean the end of her business and her love life. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Danieley, Kate Baldwin & Cast of CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Jason Danieley, Kate Baldwin & Cast of CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival ofCan-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. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill PlayhousePhoto Coverage: Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened 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. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse opens 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. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley and More in Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CANPhoto Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley and More in Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse opens 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper MillBroadway-Bound CAN-CAN Begins Tonight at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 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. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, October 1 through October 26, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, October 5, at 7:00pm. (more...)

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