Jean Shepherd News

Date Of Birth:
July 26, 1921
Date Of Death:
October 16, 1999 (78)
Birth Place:
Hammond, IN, USA
Gender:
Male
Theatre At The Center's 25th Anniversary Season to Include BIG FISH, SPAMALOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with ON GOLDEN POND, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar winning film, running February 26 through March 29. Overflowing with heart and humor, the extraordinary new Broadway musical, BIG FISH, will inspire audiences to live life to the fullest May 7 to June 7. Fans of "the King" of Rock n' Roll will be thrilled to join in song and dance at ALL SHOOK UP! THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY. Inspired by the movies and songs of Elvis Presley as well as the William Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, the musical runs July 16 through August 16. SPAMALOT, the uproariously hilarious Monty Python-inspired farce about King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights runs September 17 through October 18. Returning to Theatre at the Center during the holiday season is the nostalgic family favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY, running November 19 to December 27. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winners, Tony Award-winners, and Oscar Award-winners (largely through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project). And now Nashville's flagship professional theatre can add a Heisman Trophy-winner to that list: Eddie George. The former Tennessee Titan will headline the February production of The Whipping Man. (more...)

Fox Theatre Announces 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced its stellar 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series, featuring the smash hit KINKY BOOTS, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Of the six season ticket package shows, four of them will make their Fox Theatre and St. Louis debuts. Fox Theatre audiences can look forward to the unforgettable songs and sensual dancing featured in DIRTY DANCING - The Classic Story On Stage; the American dream story behind the hits in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL; Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; the enchanting revival of Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA; and the hilarious stage production of A CHRISTMAS STORY. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The return of a very special Tony Award-winning musical favorite. A contemporary drama about loyalty and secrets as the definitions of freedom and servitude are rewritten in April of 1865. A Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that defined the American 'tragic hero.' And the latest Tony Award-winning comedy about an absurd weekend of sibling angst and hilarity. Plus, the return of Nashville's All-American holiday tradition! (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, A CHRISTMAS STORY & More Set for Surfside's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Surfside Players, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, has announced it's 2014-15 season - details below! (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season - KINKY BOOTS, SOMETHING ROTTEN World Premiere & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Standing before a packed house of subscribers, Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014/15 season. "Every year we try to choose a season that embodies our mission: to celebrate our great indigenous art form, The Musical - past, present, and future," Armstrong said. "With an array of shows ranging from a hotly-anticipated Broadway tour to a hilarious world premiere, not to mention celebrated contemporary classics and one of the immortal musicals from the Golden Age of Broadway, we believe that this season truly represents the breadth and depth of what musical theater has to offer." (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Ends Return Holiday Engagement Today at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical ends its return engagement at The Theater at Madison Square Garden today, December 29, 2013. The production began previews on December 11, ahead of an opening night on December 12. (more...)

Perennial Favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns to TBS for 24-Hour Marathon Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

One of television's most popular holiday traditions will be back this year as TBS presents the 17th Annual edition of 24 Hours of A CHRISTMAS STORY, beginning tonight, Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Making this a particularly special year, the movie A Christmas Story is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast to Appear on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Earlier this week, the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL went to the 'Good Morning America' studios where they taped a special medley featuring 'It All Comes Down To Christmas' and 'Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana.' Airing this Friday, December 20, the performance features Erin Dilly, Jake Lucas, Noah Baird and David Scott Purdy as The Parker Family with kids ensemble Charlie Babbo, Hannah Bautista, Beada Briglia, Judae'a Brown, Michael Crispi, Alexa Niziak, Luke Spring and Nicky Torchia. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Now Playing Through 12/29 at BArter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

As the hectic holiday season barrels toward the end of the year, don't forget that Barter Theatre has the perfect way to unwind from all the madness. "A Christmas Story" is playing on the main stage now through December 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes - Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Films GOOD MORNING AMERICA Medley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Earlier this week, the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL went to the 'Good Morning America' studios where they taped a special medley featuring 'It All Comes Down To Christmas' and 'Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana.' Airing this Friday, December 20, the performance features Erin Dilly, Jake Lucas, Noah Baird and David Scott Purdy as The Parker Family with kids ensemble Charlie Babbo, Hannah Bautista, Beada Briglia, Judae'a Brown, Michael Crispi, Alexa Niziak, Luke Spring and Nicky Torchia. Scroll down for behind-the-scenes photos of the cast on set! (more...)

Review Roundup: A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns for Holiday Engagement at Theater at Madison Square Garden
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2013

Reprising their roles are Dan Lauria (Lombardi, 'The Wonder Years,' 'Sullivan and Son') as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton(Spamalot, Contact, Titanic, 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Gossip Girl') as the Old Man, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother and Caroline O'Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge) as school teacher Miss Shields. Eli Tokash (Mary Poppins) plays Ralphie at certain perforances, Noah Baird as little brother Randy, and Jake Lucas (Newsies, Far From Heaven), donning the famous spectacles will take on the lead role of Ralphie. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY's Dan Lauria Talks Book THE GODFATHER TALES and More Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Actor Dan Lauria, in conversation with Peter Filichia, theater critic emeritus at the Star-Ledger, will discuss his career and The Godfather Tales, a collection of children's stories he created for his godson, Julian, at a special event tonight, Dec. 16, 2013 at Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St. (more...)

BWW TV: Ralphie Returns to NYC! Chatting with the Company of A CHRISTMAS STORY on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opened earlier this week, December 12, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company and you can check out all of the opening night excitement below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns to NYC! Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opened last night, December 12, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities and you can check out phtoos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Perennial Favorite A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns to TBS for 24-Hour Marathon
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

One of television's most popular holiday traditions will be back this year as TBS presents the 17th Annual edition of 24 Hours of A CHRISTMAS STORY, beginning Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Making this a particularly special year, the movie A Christmas Story is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Opens at Madison Square Garden Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opens tonight, December 12, 2013. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Begins Madison Square Garden Run Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives at The Theater at Madison Square Garden tonight, December 11, where it is set to run through December 29, 2013. Opening night is set for December 12, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Raise Your Glass to a New Holiday Tradition: CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS at TheaterWorks
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 09, 2013

The customers are grown up versions of children from holiday classics. Bringing them together here is the brainchild of Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, who expertly directs a three-actor team: Carroll as the bartender and Harry Bouvy and Christine Pedi, who bring to life male and female characters in shorts by seven different playwrights. (more...)

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