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Date of Birth: May 22, 1930
Date of Death: November 27, 1978 (48)
Birth Place: Long Island, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him LatelyBWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

Hetrick-Martin Institute Sets Winter Date for 2016 Emery AwardsHetrick-Martin Institute Sets Winter Date for 2016 Emery Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Hetrick-Martin Institute hosts its flagship annual event, the 2016 Emery Awards.  (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW Returns to the Cavern ClubANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW Returns to the Cavern Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Back in Silverlake by popular demand, and after a Hollywood Fringe Festival run, Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview returns to the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita del Campo restaurant for only six performances, opening on September 16. This funny, touching, and thought-provoking play chronicles Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights in Dade County, Florida in 1977. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Perform For United States Navy's Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey MilkSan Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Perform For United States Navy's Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey Milk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC Artistic Director, announced today that the Chorus will perform the National Anthem at the celebrated USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, held by the United States Navy. The event will take place on Treasure Island at the Great Lawn in San Francisco, CA.  (more...)

Space 55 Announces Fall 2016 ProductionsSpace 55 Announces Fall 2016 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Space 55, the home for new, innovative and affordable theater, announces its MainStage shows for the fall season.  The alternative, entertaining and cutting edge theater is located at 636 E. Pierce St, Phoenix AZ 85004.  Tickets start at $15 and are available at www.space55.org or at the door 1/2 hour prior to curtain. (more...)

POSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre FestivalPOSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the third Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm with the world premiere of POSTER BOY (July 27th-August 7th). (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this AugustAndrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksDamian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Fairmont Hotel San Francisco to Unveil Tony Bennett Statue, & Other Festivities, 8/19Fairmont Hotel San Francisco to Unveil Tony Bennett Statue, & Other Festivities, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (July 11, 2016) - In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett's contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. The festivities will begin with a free, public dedication and unveiling of the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Mr. Bennett atop Nob Hill on the lawn of Fairmont San Francisco on Friday, August 19 at noon; festivities start at 11:30 a.m. Friday evening, the World Champion San Francisco Giants will pay tribute to the legend with "Tony Bennett Night" as they take on the New York Mets. The weekend's events culminate on Saturday, August 20 with a benefit dinner and concert in Fairmont San Francisco's famous Venetian Room where he first performed I Left My Heart in San Francisco in public. Proceeds from the evening will support The Tony Bennett Fund for Emergency Pediatric Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Special Events Committee. For more information about the free, public dedication and unveiling visit the official Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/815205018581663/. For tickets and details about the benefit dinner and concert call (415) 554-5257. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This AugustSan Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett's contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Welcomes New Executive DirectorSan Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) announced today that they have appointed Christopher Verdugo as Executive Director. Mr. Verdugo joins SFGMC in anticipation of the Chorus' 39th Season, and together with Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig, will lead the organization to new levels of growth, financial sustainability and artistic excellence. Verdugo brings over 15 years of experience leading non-profit organizations, and comes to SFGMC after five successful years as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA). (more...)

SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! to Receive West Coast Premiere in San Francisco This SummerSHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! to Receive West Coast Premiere in San Francisco This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Peaches Christ Productions and MediumFace Productions are proud to present the West Coast premiere of SHOWGIRLS! The Musical!, playing San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco) for a limited two-week engagement from August 10-20, 2016. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New ReadingsCaissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, which will be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-25. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Adam Pascal & More Will Teach Making It On Broadway's 2016 Summer IntensivesLaura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, Adam Pascal & More Will Teach Making It On Broadway's 2016 Summer Intensives
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Making It On Broadway is headed around the world this summer to offer exceptional intensive training to students of all ages with big dreams! Making It On Broadway is a world-renowned musical theatre training program where students explore the realities of what it means to be a modern Broadway professional. Participating in classes taught only by current Broadway professionals, students have the opportunity to work with and perform for these pros from every aspect of the business including casting directors, agents, Broadway stars, Tony winners, directors, conductors, producers, and Broadway composers! (more...)

Everyman Theatre Names New Associate Artistic DirectorEveryman Theatre Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

? Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce Noah Himmelstein as its first Associate Artistic Director. In this newly created position, Mr. Himmelstein will work closely with the creative team, shaping programming and expanding the organization's artistic reach in the region. Mr. Himmelstein's new role will officially begin on September 1, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

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