John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (88)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Twitter Watch: Wild Deer Finds Its Way Onto the Signature Theatre Stage!Twitter Watch: Wild Deer Finds Its Way Onto the Signature Theatre Stage!
by BWW Staff - Jul 29, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Signature Theatre wrote 'Oh deer! Just your average Tuesday when A DEER GETS STUCK IN THE THEATER! #Vote4Bambi (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' CURTAINS Begins TonightMainStage Irving-Las Colinas' CURTAINS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2014-15 Curtain Up! season with the musical mystery, CURTAINS (book by Rupert Holmes and music by John Kander & Fred Ebb). The production opens tonight, July 24 and runs through August 8 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). Tickets range from $21-26 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Details Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS SpecialDetails Revealed for Chita Rivera's Upcoming PBS Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Chita Rivera's GREAT PERFORMANCES special, subtitled 'A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO', will air as part of PBS's Fall Arts Festival 2015. (more...)

Broadway's THE VISIT Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Cast Album ChartBroadway's THE VISIT Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Cast Album Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

THE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording, out on July 10th via Broadway Records, just hit No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart, followed by WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON in slots 2 and 3. (more...)

THE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums ChartTHE VISIT Original Broadway Cast Recording Debuts At #1 On Billboard Cast Albums Chart
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

THE VISIT makes a big impression on record! (more...)

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Broadway Debut, Singing in the Subway & More on 'Today'VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Broadway Debut, Singing in the Subway & More on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Brandy Norwood, who currently stars as Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago, appeared on NBC's TODAY to talk about appearing in the long-running musical. 'I stepped on that stage and my entire life changed,' says the Grammy winner. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie HartPHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie Hart
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion will make her Broadway debut in the iconic role beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson & CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood to Visit NBC's 'Today', 7/21Jennifer Hudson & CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood to Visit NBC's 'Today', 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

NBC has announced that on Tuesday, July 21st, Brandy Norwood, who currently stars as Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago, will appear during the 9'0'clock hour to talk about the musical. (more...)

'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event'BASKERVILLE' Playwright Ken Ludwig Coming to The Old Globe for One-Night-Only Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Old Globe has announced an extra-special appearance-an hour-long interview/conversation with one of America's great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You-on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. preview of his new and very popular play, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Breaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next MonthBreaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Another Willis is headed to Broadway this season! (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood Sings 'Home' In Disguise on NYC SubwayVIDEO: CHICAGO's Brandy Norwood Sings 'Home' In Disguise on NYC Subway
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2015

Singer and current star of Broadway's CHICAGO Brandy Norwood thought she would treat a crowd of unsuspecting subway riders to a cover of 'Home' from THE WIZ. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives - Pinocchio (July 17), Woman of the Year (August 14), and The Beggar's Opera (September 18). Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

THE VISIT cast album, available now, is a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label, and is co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikelerand Sandi Moran. Just last week, July 9, the company reunited at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street) for a CD signing and performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special performance below! (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

York Theatre Company to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 GalaYork Theatre Company to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The York Theatre Company  will honor the legendary Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

THE VISIT Cast Reunites Tonight for CD Signing, Performance at Barnes & NobleTHE VISIT Cast Reunites Tonight for CD Signing, Performance at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

THE VISIT cast album, out tomorrow, is a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label, and is co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikelerand Sandi Moran. Tonight, July 9 (7PM), the company will reunite at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street) for a CD signing and performance. (more...)

CABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San FranciscoCABARET National Tour Adds New Dates in the Carolinas, San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony AwardŽ-winning production of CABARET, will premiere in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center with performances beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 31 and an official opening on Thursday, Jan. 28 2016. This tour ofCABARET marks Roundabout Theatre Company's third production on the road, having previously produced the critically acclaimed tours of Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes. (more...)

Cabaret Convention Returning to Town HallCabaret Convention Returning to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

It's an undeniable, outstanding, and extraordinary musical milestone, to be sure: 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Mabel Mercer Foundation! Not only has the organization survived the ongoing and vastly fluctuating public tastes in music, lyrics, and performers, it has proliferated and burgeoned in its three decades of commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook" -- both past and present. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: It's a Happy Ending- Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of THE VISIT!BWW TV Exclusive: It's a Happy Ending- Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of THE VISIT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2015

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio on April 27th to record the musical's original cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album is now available. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive preview of the company in the recording studio! (more...)

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