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Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music HallsBWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music Halls
by Alix Cohen - May 28, 2016

Veteran performers Jim Brochu and Steve Ross have known one another since the 1970s, an era when New York was filled with piano bars, cabaret rooms, and nightclubs. Pause for a deep, wistful sigh. Framing their new show, Two Guys and a Grand (last Wednesday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), in the kind of friendly antagonism and winking shtick popular during vaudeville, the two very different performers manage to be both broad and classy. (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGOCharlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. (more...)

Colman Domingo Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists LuncheonColman Domingo Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). (more...)

John Partridge and Hayley Tamaddon Lead CHICAGO at the Lyceum TheatreJohn Partridge and Hayley Tamaddon Lead CHICAGO at the Lyceum Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

International award-winning Broadway and West End musical Chicago is set to razzle dazzle audiences at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June, starring stage and television stars John Partridge as Billy Flynn and Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart, with X-Factor winner Sam Bailey as Matron 'Mama' Morton.   (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGODrury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARETTheatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (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...)

Vorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHTVorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHT
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Die  MusicalCompany des Theater fur Niedersachsen in Hildesheim feiert im kommenden Jahr ihr 10-jahriges Jubilaum, und so stehen in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 auch wieder 5 Musicals auf dem Programm, darunter mit DOGFIGHT eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung. Außerdem werden AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH (CLOSER THAN EVER) und DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EDWIN DROOD aufgefuhrt. (more...)

Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!Cody, Foster, Spangler and More Join The Cape Playhouse's 90th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway will come to The Cape Playhouse this summer as Hunter Foster, Jen Cody, Nick Spangler, and Kaitlyn Davidson come to the theatre in a season of Playhouse premieres and Broadway favorites. Erik Orton, Guest Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theater's 90th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas, and musicals - will play from June 7 - August 30, 2016. (more...)

CHICAGO Begins Next Week at SCU's Mayer TheatreCHICAGO Begins Next Week at SCU's Mayer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance announced today the full casting and creative creative team for the upcoming production of CHICAGO. (more...)


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JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy FlynnJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil making his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) throughSunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15Natascia Diaz Will Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Every Little Step star and multiple Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington DC. (more...)

The Ordway to Present 'KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ' This JuneThe Ordway to Present 'KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ' This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will continue its popular Broadway Songbook series June 10-12 with Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 GalaGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (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...)

Music of Neil Young, Kander & Ebb and More Set for MusicalFare's Premier CabaretMusic of Neil Young, Kander & Ebb and More Set for MusicalFare's Premier Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre is proud to announce three upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway Present CABARETPhoto Flash: Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway Present CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Last week, CABARET returned to NYC for a sold out run at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC. CABARET was produced by the Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2016 Main Stage production. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized WallopBWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized Wallop
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 27, 2016

This Sally (Andrea Goss) is definitely British, definitely a waif and of limited talent, and has her eyes wide open to the hell her generation of revelers is headed toward in a handcart. Her biggest number, Cabaret, is delivered as nearly a de profundis, a wail of a trauma victim. (more...)

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