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Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (62)
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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@HarveyFierstein - 7/27/16 12:11am Jimmy Nederlander. A friend for 35 years. Never to be replaced. A true American original. xoxox https://t.co/2w8sM15DSL


@HarveyFierstein - 7/25/16 07:58pm Marni Nixon- gorgeous voice of everyone from Audrey Hepburn 2 Deborah Kerr has passed. 3 cheers for a lady! https://t.co/TH5u6fxHdQ


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Harvey Fierstein News

Date of Birth: June 06, 1954 (62)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair closed at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in CharlotteCasting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS Tour in JapanPhoto Flash: Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS Tour in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Arrives in JapanSTAGE TUBE: Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Arrives in Japan
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

Donald Corren to Continue Run at The Metropolitan Room This AugustDonald Corren to Continue Run at The Metropolitan Room This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Broadway's DONALD CORREN continues his run at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday, August 4 @ 7:00, with his intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan CellaBWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment CentreBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR IS SWINGING SINGING SENSATION at Newcastle Entertainment Centre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 18, 2016

SPOILER: The only thing better than Hairspray isn't Corny Collins, it's Hairspray Big Fat Arena Spectacular! As if this absolutely fantastic show spreading messages of acceptance and self-worth couldn't get any bigger, blonder or more beautiful, Harvest Rain has two-stepped up a notch or 500! Taking Marc Shaiman's Tony award-winning musical, based on John Waters' 1988 film, they've turned it into a large-scale visual delight complete with local young talent to sing and dance those memorable numbers alongside some of Australia's greatest stage talent legendary and emerging. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy NominationsBWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo Steps Into KINKY BOOTS in LondonPhoto Flash: Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo Steps Into KINKY BOOTS in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Renowned fashion and shoe designer Jimmy Choo recently attended a performance of London's KINKY BOOTS and took a moment to pose -- in the show's famous boots -- with the company backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Announces Cast for Chicago EngagementDisney's NEWSIES Announces Cast for Chicago Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on Thursday, July 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

Donald Corren Returns to The Metropolitan Room in AugustDonald Corren Returns to The Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

?Broadway star DONALD CORREN continues his run at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00, with his intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)


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Sheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL TonightSheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sheridan Smith has taken a leave of absence from Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre due to 'stress and exhaustion.' Today, producers have confirmed that the actress will return to the West End production tonight in the role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J. Barnes has subbed for Smith since the end of May. (more...)

Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2016

Although she has gone on to achieve international fame as a pop star, the award-winning singer has never forgotten her musical theater roots. (more...)

Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible best friend. (more...)

1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney's NEWSIES and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 10.  (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSkylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the lead performers and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage). Skylight's production runs November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital CollectionsPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital Collections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Archives of La MaMa just launched La MaMa's Digital Collections Website (catalog.lamama.org). Its development was made possible by a generous 'hidden archival collections' grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa's 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by artists, scholars, educators, and the interested public. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection! (more...)

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