John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (88)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America announced that tickets to four musicals out of its five-show 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season will go on sale for the first time on Saturday, September 12, 2015, during the Center's ARTSLAUNCH2015. In partnership with the local arts community and presented by American Airlines, ARTSLAUNCH2015 will celebrate the Arsht Center's box office opening and the start of the South Florida arts season with a day full of fun, free activities for the community. For more information on ARTSLAUNCH2015 events, please visit www.arshtcenter.org/artslaunch.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/15- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/15- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Today in 1977, Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago's 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show. (more...)

Se anuncia el reparto de 'CABARET, EL MUSICAL'Se anuncia el reparto de 'CABARET, EL MUSICAL'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 26, 2015

La televisiva Cristina Castaño sera la encargada de dar vida a Sally Bowles. Junto a ella estaran Edu Soto como el Maestro de Ceremonias, otro papel ganador del Oscar en su version cinematografica, y Dani Muriel como Cliff. (more...)

MASSAN Star Charlotte Kate Fox to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO This FallMASSAN Star Charlotte Kate Fox to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Charlotte Kate Fox, the American-born star of the popular NHK TV series 'Massan,' making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart for 16 performances only, November 2 to November 15, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary SeasonTHE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Cape Playhouse Producer, Mark Cuddy, announced the entire 2016 season repertory to a hundred donors at a Celebration Party on Sunday night. It is the first time in its history that the full slate has been revealed during the previous season. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This SeptemberPalo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Palo Alto Payers, the Peninsula's first theatre company, presents CHICAGO, a brilliant musical satire that brings you the razzle­dazzle music of vaudeville, show­stopping dance numbers - and all that jazz! Written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, CHICAGO is the winner of six Tony Awards. CHICAGO will play for 11 performances, September 11-27, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

Broadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel MirandaBroadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Nora Dominick - Aug 12, 2015

He is arguably the biggest composer of the biggest musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed Broadway with his critically adored, history-making new musical, Hamilton, which combines the two things he loves the most: hip-hop and musical theatre. On August 12, The New York Times published an extensive article on Miranda entitled 'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of 'Hamilton,' Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes.' From the loads of background information included, BroadwayWorld has put together a list of things we learned about the Broadway It-Guy. Check out the list below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 12, 2015

The replacement star. One of the trickiest and most problematic facets of any production facing an enterprising producer and director is casting a fitting replacement, particularly for a star role. Of course, John Kander and Fred Ebb's vaudeville-based performance opportunity extravaganza CHICAGO allows for a copious amount of star turns, so the likely candidates for filling the famous shoes of the roles of Roxie, Velma, Billy Flynn and Matron Mama Morton are nearly overwhelming to consider. Furthermore, August 8 marked the momentous day in Broadway history when legendary Broadway and Hollywood superstar Liza Minnelli famously stepped in for an ailing Gwen Verdon in the original Bob Fosse production of CHICAGO on Broadway. Now, with notable pop star Brandy Norwood as the current Roxie and reality competition show standout Rumer Willis poised to take over in early September giving a slew of fresh buzz to one of Broadway's longest-running musicals of all time, the 1996 revival of CHICAGO, now is an ideal time to consider some familiar faces who have excelled in the role in the past and could continue the tradition and keep the momentum going for a production that has now played nearly 8,000 performances on the Great White Way. Time may have marched on, but these ladies certainly still have the stuff! (more...)

BWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater ScheduleBWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater Schedule
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2015

Though the weather is still warm, soon the leaves will be turning and the Fall 2015 theatre season will be upon us. Here's a list of some of the offerings from September through December. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2015

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Theatre Lab's Summer Teen Program Wraps Up with MUSEUM, CABARET This WeekendTheatre Lab's Summer Teen Program Wraps Up with MUSEUM, CABARET This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Theatre Lab, in partnership with Theater J, presents Tina Howe's MUSEUM at Theater J today, August 7, as the culmination of its 2015 Summer Acting Institute for Teens. That same weekend, The Theatre Lab's Musical Theatre Institute for Teens will open their production of the classic musical CABARET, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret runs now through August 8 at The Theatre Lab. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The producers of Chicago have announced that actress and "Dancing with the Stars" winner Rumer Willis will now make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart on Monday, September 14. The change in her start date was made to allow her the necessary time to fully recover from multiple stress fractures to her foot that requires further rehabilitation. She will now play a 7-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts CenterBWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts Center
by Kyle West - Aug 6, 2015

Often, we enter the theatre hoping to be moved, inspired, or educated. Other times, we go simply for the entertainment, and why not? Over at the Irving Arts Center, Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas and their cast of CURTAINS offers exactly that: a fantastic night of pure fun! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly BeautifulBWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly Beautiful
by David Clarke - Aug 3, 2015

Earlier in 2015, the final musical from legendary musical creative team John Kander and Fred Ebb opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. THE VISIT captivated audiences despite its brief run and lack of Tony Award wins. Now, the unique and devastatingly beautiful score is available from Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label on THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

Chita Rivera Reveals THE VISIT Is Heading to Beijing, Singapore & More!Chita Rivera Reveals THE VISIT Is Heading to Beijing, Singapore & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT might have closed on Broadway earlier this summer, but according to leading lady Chita Rivera, the show will have another life overseas. She told MSN that the musical will soon open in Beijing, Singapore and  maybe even London.  Click here to read the full article.  (more...)

Nashville Rep to Host Season Launch Party, 8/20Nashville Rep to Host Season Launch Party, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre is ready to get the 2015-16 season underway. And what better way to start things off than with a party at Emma Bistro on August 20, 2015. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

BWW Review:  Home Grown Theatre Company Falls Flat With CABARETBWW Review: Home Grown Theatre Company Falls Flat With CABARET
by Steve Wilson - Jul 31, 2015

The Home Grown Theatre Company production of Cabaret currently runs at the Kit Kat Club located above Morningside Antiques in the Westport entertainment district. John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote the music, lyrics, and Joe Masteroff the book. The musical is based on the book I Am a Camera by Christopher Isherwood. (more...)

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...)

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