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Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1945 (69)
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Rochester, NY, USA
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AUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGERAUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website: (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Don't Forget Them! Shuttered Shows of the 2014-15 Broadway Season Still Eligible for Tony AwardsDon't Forget Them! Shuttered Shows of the 2014-15 Broadway Season Still Eligible for Tony Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2015

The 69th Annual TONY AWARDS, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. With the recent confirmation that Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis will announce the nominations for the awards on April 28, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the shows whose curtains have come down for a final time - though remain eligible to take home the top prizes on theatre's biggest night! (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGeva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

InDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & MoreInDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are presenting a special preview of an upcoming InDepth InterView with acclaimed stage and screen star Marc Kudisch focusing on the upcoming gala charity event honoring EGOT recipient Marvin Hamlisch to benefit the American Cancer Society. In the complete conversation, Kudisch and I analyze all aspects of his brand new Broadway hit HAND TO GOD and parse the finer points of the religion-themed comedy as well as touch on his thoughts on the daring and provocative Robert Askins play. Additionally, in the full chat, Kudisch and I look back at some of his most notable roles, ranging from THE WILD PARTY to 9-TO-5 to his recent Shakespeare turn opposite Paul Giamatti in HAMLET and stint on Netflix's hit drama series HOUSE OF CARDS and much more. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More to Sing Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS This SpringJeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More to Sing Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Broadway favorites, including three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as JJ Hunsecker (Hand to God) and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan as Sidney Falcone (Newsies), will perform staged concert selections from the musical Sweet Smell of Success on May 4 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the event will be at the Hudson Theatre (at the Millennium Broadway Hotel) in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL MY SONS Is An Emotional Ride At The Alley TheatreBWW Reviews: ALL MY SONS Is An Emotional Ride At The Alley Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 3, 2015

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre Offers An Emotional Ride With ALL MY SONS (more...)

Tim Curry, Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at The Actors Fund's Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party; Kate Burton Will HostTim Curry, Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at The Actors Fund's Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party; Kate Burton Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center's Ahmanson Ballroom in Los Angeles. (more...)

Jake Epstein to Premiere New Work THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE in TorontoJake Epstein to Premiere New Work THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company will present the world premiere of mother and son writing team, Kathy Kacer and Jake Epstein's THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, which will also launch the company's residency at the new Greenwin Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Paramount Theatre Presents LES MISERABLES, Thru 4/26Paramount Theatre Presents LES MISERABLES, Thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, wower of audiences and critics this season with consecutive smash hits CATS, Mary Poppins and The Who's Tommy, is closing its 2014-15 Broadway Series with Les Miserables, one of the greatest musicals of all time, March 18-April 26, 2015. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City LightsM. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/19/2015 - GIGI, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two strong leading ladies bring THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and GIGI to Broadway tonight! (more...)

Short Film EMIC to Debut Exclusively on Google Play, 3/17Short Film EMIC to Debut Exclusively on Google Play, 3/17
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Inspired by Paramount's Academy AwardŽ-winning epic, Interstellar, Google Play today announced the release of EMIC - a short film comprised of almost 8,000 video submissions from people all around the world, highlighting the human spirit and how that manifests itself around the globe. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/15- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/15- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2015

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone. (more...)

Jane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This MonthJane Fonda and More Set for L.A. Theatre Works' 40th Anniversary Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th Anniversary and honors Geoffrey Cowan, President of The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and University Professor at the University of Southern California and the L.A. Theatre Works Company of Artists. (more...)

PROOF Playwright David Auburn to Pen Story of Infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' Tennis MatchPROOF Playwright David Auburn to Pen Story of Infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' Tennis Match
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

PROOF playwright David Auburn will pen the script to a currently untitled project which will tell the story of the 1973 'Battle of the Sexes' tennis match between Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs. (more...)

PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4PTC to Present I HATE HAMLET, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy I Hate Hamlet by PAUL RUDNICK, March 20 - April 4, 2015. Visiting guest artist ART MANKE directs the production. (more...)

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