John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (90)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN to Play Welk Resort TheatreKISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN to Play Welk Resort Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Welk Resort Theatre, located in Escondido at the historic Welk Resort, announces the cast of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, by John Kander and Fred Ebb with book by Terrence McNally. The production is led by award winning director and choreographer, Ray Limon. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, LOVE IN HATE NATION, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and More Slated for Penn State Centre Stage's 2017-18 SeasonSWEET CHARITY, LOVE IN HATE NATION, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and More Slated for Penn State Centre Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Penn State Centre Stage, Penn State's professional theatre training program, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

BWW Review:  Come to the CABARET at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 15, 2017

The current national tour, based on the recent Broadway revival at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 and taking up residence at the Kennedy Center through August 6, does just that - explore and provide a unique take. While there's never been anything particularly cheery about the musical, this version wonderfully embraces its darkness and cold undertones more so than a few others I have seen. (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage SeasonThe Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Adds Three New Events to its LineupSimi Valley Cultural Arts Center Adds Three New Events to its Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center has added three new events to its lineup. See full details below! (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second StageGreg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Previews:  Broadway Classics and Recent Faves at Washington PavilionBWW Previews: Broadway Classics and Recent Faves at Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway classics and recent favorites will be making their way to the Washington Pavilion in 2017  and 2018 as part of the Pavillon Performance Series. Here's the exciting line-up! (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Re-Air CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, 7/21Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Re-Air CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

THIRTEEN's Great Performances will air a re-broadcast of CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO on Friday, July 21st at 9:00 pm/et. (Check local listings.) The 60-minute career retrospective features interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed songs from Rivera's concert repertoire (more...)

Robyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This WeekendRobyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease) will take on the role of 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO from Friday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 18 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 SeasonPoint Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse 2017-2018 season celebrates the diversity of the theatrical experience with professional and student productions, Pittsburgh premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals, edgy new works and fresh takes on classic stories. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Sultry Stars of CABARET at Serenbe PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Sultry Stars of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Brian Clowdus and Molly Tynes to Star in Racy Rendition of CABARET at Serenbe PlayhouseBrian Clowdus and Molly Tynes to Star in Racy Rendition of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present CABARET, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. CABARET will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. (more...)

Stars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's BROADHURST AT 100!, a centennial celebration of the Broadhurst Theatre, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

FUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary SeasonFUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces final additions to the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season. Just announced today, the season will close with the Tony-Award winning musical, FUN HOME. An additional production, the international, off-Broadway hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING, will run as the inaugural production in the Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre in the Hamilton Family Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York PlayhouseBWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 20, 2017

Central New York (CNY) Playhouse's production of Chicago is a dream come true for Director Dustin M. Czarny, the ambitious Syracuse area community theatre's Artistic Director. The show is one of the hardest productions to receive the rights to perform in North America and the devoted director's request has been rejected eight times. His dedication and determination to acquire the rights to the "dream of a show" has paid off. What we see onstage at the "Theatre in the Mall" is entertaining and memorable to say the least. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 SeasonMoonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For its 38th Summer Season in 2018, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce four shows that are new to its stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Casting Announced for CHICAGO in ProvincetownCasting Announced for CHICAGO in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

CHICAGO, the #1 longest running American musical in Broadway history will be making its Outer Cape premiere when Peregrine Theatre Ensemble opens the show at Provincetown's newly renovated Fishermen Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Sierra Stages' CHICAGO, Coming to the Nevada TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Sierra Stages' CHICAGO, Coming to the Nevada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

This summer, Sierra Stages brings the excitement of the hit musical 'Chicago' to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing from July 13 through August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, 'Chicago' tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid a conviction, Roxie dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, Billy Flynn, to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in costume! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Honors Kate TarkerPhoto Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Honors Kate Tarker
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon was just held at the National Arts Club, featuring the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

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