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Date Of Birth:
October 11, 1918
Date Of Death:
July 29, 1998 (79)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Jerome Robbins News

Date of Birth: October 11, 1918
Date of Death: July 29, 1998 (79)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th BirthdayCarnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the 2016-2017 season, Carnegie Hall has appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORYDes Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'West Side Story,' Oct. 7-30, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'West Side Story' is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group. (more...)

Franz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERTFranz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Director Yana Ross makes her BAM debut with Franz XaverKroetz's poignant cultural critique, Request Concert. The play consists only of stage directions, nodialogue. The sole character is a 50-year-old middle class woman who lives alone in an overly tidyapartment. She comes home from work, prepares dinner, does the laundry, watches TV, and listensto a radio program. Surrounded by Ikea furniture and brand-name appliances, acclaimed Polishactress Danuta Stenka infuses these actions with an increasing sense of loneliness and futility.Request Concert explores the devastating circumstances of life in a world that values objects overpeople. Staged in the round, the audience is invited to walk around the set and observe the production from all angles. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This FallLaura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi PerformsBaryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi Performs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will host its annual benefit to support the Center's programs on Monday, September 26, 2016, in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space. The festive, intimate evening will raise funds for BAC through ticket purchases and a silent auction of visual art works. Proceeds will support BAC's artist-centered programs and help to maintain affordable ticket prices. (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of ConnecticutBWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This FallFUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Announces its 2016/17 Performance SeasonBrooklyn Arts Exchange Announces its 2016/17 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange's presenting season is an integral part of their core work - developing emerging and mid-career artists. Our dedication to presenting new work, work-in-progress, and work in a critical phase of development and experimentation reflects our mission to support artists rather than outcomes. This commitment is further reflected in our guest curated series that includes evenings curated by current and former Artists In Residence, as well as guests from the community. (more...)

BWW Review: Ogunquit's SEVEN BRIDES Offers Sweetness and SmilesBWW Review: Ogunquit's SEVEN BRIDES Offers Sweetness and Smiles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 16, 2016

One of the most popular movie musicals adapted for the stage, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has enjoyed several notable regional productions in the past few seasons, and the Ogunquit Playhouse's current staging demonstrates once again the nostalgic appeal of this sweet and folksy romantic tale set in America's pioneer days. The Kasha/Landay/Mercer/DePaul/Hirschhorn 1954 movie musical based on a Stephen Vincent Benet story, though it proved a disappointment when first adapted for the musical theatre stage in 1982, seems in the turbulent first decades of the 21st century to have struck chords in audiences who may hunger for the innocence and vibrant energy at its core. (more...)

BalletCollective Announces 2016 'What Comes Next' SeasonBalletCollective Announces 2016 'What Comes Next' Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season, entitled “What Comes Next,” will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace ProjectNew York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. (more...)

Boston Ballet Launches 53rd Season With the North American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE, 10/27Boston Ballet Launches 53rd Season With the North American Premiere of LE CORSAIRE, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Boston Ballet's 53rd season begins with the North American premiere of Ivan Liška's adventure and romance-filled Le Corsaire, with music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Cesare Pugni, Riccardo Drigo, and Prinz von Oldenburg, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. The narrative follows a beautiful maiden, a wealthy aristocrat determined to add her to his harem, and a dashing pirate even more resolved to save her. Based on Marius Petipa's 19th-century classic, Liška's version of Le Corsaire was created for the Bavarian State Ballet in 2007. Liška enlisted the assistance of dance historian Doug Fullington to decipher the choreography from its original Stepanov dance notation, which is housed in Harvard University Library's Theatre Collection. Le Corsaire will run from October 27 to November 6, 2016 at the Boston Opera House. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld SocietyKaren Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott WiseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott Wise
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 11, 2016

Fosse. Bennett. Robbins. Scott Wise got to know and work with them all. His incredible dancing skills were featured in 13 Broadway musicals including A CHORUS LINE, CATS, CARRIE, and JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, for which he won the Tony Award. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Goes Dark for Yom Kippur, Adds Special Columbus Day ShowFIDDLER ON THE ROOF Goes Dark for Yom Kippur, Adds Special Columbus Day Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Producers of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF have cancelled the Tuesday performance on October 11th, which falls out on the evening of Yom Kippur, to give company members who observe the holiday the ability to do so. (more...)

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