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Date Of Birth:
March 18, 1927 (87)
Birth Place:
USA
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Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

Broadway stalwart Jeff McCarthy joins the all-American cast of the Broadway musical CHICAGO, which is set to play Solaire Resort and Casino's The Theatre from next Wednesday, December 3, to Sunday, December 21. McCarthy will play the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, alongside Bianca Marroquin's Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod's Velma Kelly, Jacob Keith Watson's Amos Hart, Roz Ryan's Matron 'Mama' Morton, and C. Newcomer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Backstage Look at CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Take a Backstage Look at CHICAGO!
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 26, 2014

The day after the opening night (October 7) of the 16th National Tour of Broadway smash CHICAGO, Rick Pessagno (Broadway's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' '42nd Street'), who also starred as Roxie Hart's unscrupulous lover, Fred Casely, in CHICAGO's First National Tour in 1997, and now dabbling in backstage work as one of the touring production's three stage managers, generously gave us--BroadwayWorld.com and a small group of Filipino journalists--a glimpse of CHICAGO's rather simple backstage setup at the Saenger Theatre, New Orleans' famed atmospheric theatre. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGOPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical CHICAGO welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

BWW TV Special: Tony Winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Light Up the Stage for CHICAGO's Record-Breaking 7,486 PerformancesBWW TV Special: Tony Winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Light Up the Stage for CHICAGO's Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2014

Check out footage from the special performance and interviews with the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 PerformancesPhoto Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. CHICAGO has surpassed the run of iconic Broadway blockbuster CATS with a record-breaking 7,486 performances, making it the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Only one show -- The Phantom of the Opera -- has run longer than CHICAGO. BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party and brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Willkommen to Broadway! First Look at Emma Stone in Roundabout's CABARET!Photo Flash: Willkommen to Broadway! First Look at Emma Stone in Roundabout's CABARET!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Roundabout Theatre Company just welcomed Emma Stone in her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles' and we've got the first photos of the new star lighting up the stage! (more...)

Photos: They're Back! Celebrate CHICAGO's Spot at #2 on the Longest Running Shows List with the Original CastPhotos: They're Back! Celebrate CHICAGO's Spot at #2 on the Longest Running Shows List with the Original Cast
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. Each made cameos in the show and all reunited for a special curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Nowadays' and Forever - Neuwirth & Reinking Reunite on Stage as CHICAGO Passes CATSPhoto Coverage: 'Nowadays' and Forever - Neuwirth & Reinking Reunite on Stage as CHICAGO Passes CATS
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

It was almost like no time had passed as original stars of the CHICAGO revival Ann Reinking and Bebe Neuwirth took part in the show's mega-celebration last night by reprising 'Nowadays'. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty Honored Tonight at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award GalaAhrens & Flaherty Honored Tonight at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held tonight, November 24, 2014 at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/22-11/23/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/22-11/23/2014
by - Nov 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Robin de Jesus Sing a Bilingual 'Let it Go'STAGE TUBE: Watch Robin de Jesus Sing a Bilingual 'Let it Go'
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2014

On September 19, 2014, some of the biggest stars on Broadway were invited to perform at a benefit concert for the Amigos de Jesus Orphanage (http://www.amigosdejesus.org/) and the children of Honduras. Among the performances was a bilingual rendition of 'Let it Go,' sung by Robin de Jesus. Check it out below! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Today, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago will become Broadway's second longest-running show, right behind THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. With 7,486 performances, it surpasses CATS, which played 7,485 performances. (more...)

Sound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards CommitteeSound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards Committee
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 21, 2014

The fall season official began, but it felt like summer in the lower 80s F, when BroadwayWorld.com, alongside a small group of Filipino journalists, huddled around Tony Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer ('Chicago,' 'Honeymoon In Vegas') at the dim-lit main floor of the famed Saenger Theatre early October. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with CharmBWW CD Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth's COMING HOME Enchants with Charm
by David Clarke - Nov 18, 2014

Ever since WICKED made her a household name, there isn't much that Kristin Chenoweth does that doesn't make Broadway babies jump with joy. Recently, the Broadway megastar returned to her hometown of Broken Arrow, OK for a series of concerts. Concord Music Group has released Kristin Chenoweth's first-ever live album COMING HOME, and she enchants audiences with her signature vocal talent and charm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 17, 2014

It's unlikely anyone leaving a performance of 'The Motherf**ker With the Hat' (MOFO) will be indifferent. That makes actor Juan Chioran happy. 'To be indifferent is the biggest crime in theatre,' he says on a day off from the popular show now playing at the new Coal Mine Theatre on the Danforth. He demands to be engaged, he adds, every time he attends a production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Revival Celebrates 18 Years On Broadway!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Revival Celebrates 18 Years On Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 15, 2014

Yesterday the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago celebrates 18 years playing on Broadway. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you pictures of the star-studded celebration! (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty to be Honored at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award Gala, 11/24Ahrens & Flaherty to be Honored at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award Gala, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Monday, November 24, 2014 at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/14- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/14- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2014

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and it continues to run at the Ambassador Theatre. 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...)

Hani Furstenberg to Succeed Gayle Rankin in CABARET on BroadwayHani Furstenberg to Succeed Gayle Rankin in CABARET on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company announces Hani Furstenberg will assume the role of "Fraulein Kost" on Monday, December 22. Original cast member Gayle Rankin will play her final performance as "Fraulein Kost" on Sunday, December 21. Cabaret is playing a limited engagement on Broadway through March 29, 2015 starring Alan Cumming as "Emcee" (through March 29) and Emma Stone as "Sally Bowles" (through February 1). (more...)

BWW TV: Emma Stone Takes Her First Broadway Bows in CABARET!BWW TV: Emma Stone Takes Her First Broadway Bows in CABARET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2014

The Roundabout Theatre Company just welcomed Emma Stone in her Broadway debut as 'Sally Bowles' last night on Broadway. She joins Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony-winning musical Cabaret starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee.' The production is again directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed/choreographed by Rob Marshall. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you footage from her first official curtain call! (more...)

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