Gwen Verdon News

 

Gwen Verdon News

Date of Birth: January 13, 1925
Date of Death: October 17, 2000 (75)
Birth Place: Culver City, CA, USA
Gender: Female
Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGOMainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history,CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie GriffithVIDEO: CHICAGO Designer William Ivey Long Recalls Advice He Gave To Melanie Griffith
by Michael Dale - Aug 22, 2016

Beginning with Gwen Verdon in the original and resuming with Ann Reinking in the revival, some of Broadway's most talented triple-threats have taken on the role of Roxie Hart in Broadway's CHICAGO. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Pens Foreword for Costume Designer Bobby Pearce's THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERSRosie O'Donnell Pens Foreword for Costume Designer Bobby Pearce's THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

THE ART OF PAPER FLOWERS Creating Realistic Blossoms from Ordinary Papers, an artistic how-to book written and created by Bobby Pearce, Tony-nominated costume designer (TABOO) and well-known crafting enthusiast ('The Rosie O'Donnell Show'), will be released internationally in hardcover and digital formats by publisher Creative Publishing International on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's VineyardBroadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Audra McDonald, the historic six-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," "Porgy and Bess," "Ragtime," "Master Class" and TV's "Private Practice," will perform for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 21 for one show only at 8:00 pm, and will also perform for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 22 at 8:00 pm for one show only. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Interview with Harvey EvansBWW Blog: Jessica Gould - Interview with Harvey Evans
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - Aug 2, 2016

During my week in New York, I had the amazing opportunity to interview Harvey Evans! He was a Jet in West Side Story on Broadway and in the movie, and danced alongside legends such as Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, and Ann Margret. Harvey was so sweet and kind to talk to, and here are my questions and his responses! (more...)

CABARET at The Cape Playhouse Aug. 9-20CABARET at The Cape Playhouse Aug. 9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

"Leave your troubles outside…" as Cabaret take the stage in its Cape Playhouse premiere, directed by Hunter Foster. With book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, it runs August 9 - 20.  Press night is set for Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Trump Speechwriter Meredith McIver Was Once a Broadway BabyTrump Speechwriter Meredith McIver Was Once a Broadway Baby
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

Before her name became synonymous with 'Speechgate,' Meredith McIver was a New York ballet dancer who briefly basked in the bright lights of Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering John McMartinPhoto Flash: Remembering John McMartin
by Walter McBride - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES.  (more...)

VIDEOS: Remembering John McMartin On Stage and ScreenVIDEOS: Remembering John McMartin On Stage and Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2016

Video highlights of the the charming and versatile star from Broadway, television and film. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86Star of Stage and Screen, John McMartin Passes Away at 86
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

According to multiple reports, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin has passed away at the age of 86. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

Bid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New GroupBid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New Group
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers an opening night photo-op with Sutton Foster and the cast of SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

BWW Preview: CHICAGO at Mac-Haydn TheatreBWW Preview: CHICAGO at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 6, 2016

Mac-Haydn Theatre is almost ready to razzle dazzle audiences with their upcoming production of the longest running American musical, Chicago. The show runs July 7 through July 24 in Chatham, New York. Stepping into the iconic roles of Roxy and Velma are Caitlin Wilayto and Bridget Elise Yingling, respectfully, who were kind enough to speak with us via phone last week. (more...)

Photo Special: Seven With Sutton Foster - YOUNGER Star on Capitol 4th and Finding SWEET CHARITYPhoto Special: Seven With Sutton Foster - YOUNGER Star on Capitol 4th and Finding SWEET CHARITY
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2016

"I feel like I'm interviewing the President," I say. "I know, right!?" Sutton Foster responds as we laugh, leaving the U.S. Capitol in a black SUV. There the two-time Tony winner and TV star has just finished rehearsing for the Capitol 4th concert that will air live tomorrow on PBS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/23/16- Bob FosseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/23/16- Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

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...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/16- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/16- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

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...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Audra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring LuncheonAudra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will celebrate six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/5/16- DAMN YANKEESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/5/16- DAMN YANKEES
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

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...)

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