John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTEDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in AkronNFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

LAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting AwardLAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays INDECENT, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME premiered at The Vineyard. (more...)

Downriver Actors Guild Heats Up the Stage with CHICAGODownriver Actors Guild Heats Up the Stage with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

It may be cold outside, but the action is sizzling inside as the Downriver Actors Guild turns up the heat with "Chicago - the Musical." (more...)

WAIT UNTIL DARK Kicks Off New Year at Paradise TheatreWAIT UNTIL DARK Kicks Off New Year at Paradise Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

WAIT UNTIL DARK a mystery drama, by Frederick Knott A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreBoyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

Susan Stroman and John Kander at Work on New MusicalSusan Stroman and John Kander at Work on New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New York Post has reported that Tony Award-winning, director Susan Stroman, composer John Kander and playwright David Thompson are at work on a new musical. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This WinterLife Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPRDaniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing DirectorVineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Board of Directors, and Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announced today that Suzanne Appel has been named the company's new Managing Director beginning January 17, 2017.  (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book ShopJohn Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Come to the CABARET This February at Wharton CenterCome to the CABARET This February at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

SRO Theatre's Season Continues with Witty Drama THE LION IN WINTERSRO Theatre's Season Continues with Witty Drama THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with The Lion In Winter, James Goldman's witty drama about family dysfunction and royal intrigue. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). The company just met the press and and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy StagePhoto Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as 'a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

CHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This SpringCHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 2 - 7, 2017. In Providence, CHICAGO is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowTwo-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular DemandSecond Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Jim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowJim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert. Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Last Session), Frank Root (42nd Street, Mack & Mabel) and Penny Worth (Irene, Annie, Grand Hotel) have joined the evening's starry cast.  (more...)

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