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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1946 (69)
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Baltimore, MD, USA
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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, KansasBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas
by Steve Wilson - May 17, 2015

Take a shower, put on your best duds, but do not forget the Hairspray now playing at The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman runs through July 12. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the magnificent dinner theater production, with Richard J. Hinds providing choreography and Mark Ferrell with music direction. Hennessy, Hinds, and Ferrell were in the same capacity in 2012 for The New Theatre production of Hairspray. (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, May 15, 2015Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, May 15, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2015

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, airing on HBO on Friday, May 15, 2015! (more...)

Carl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastCarl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the seventh episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth. The show is available on iTunes here.  Every June, Sayre's event Night of a Thousand Judys honors Judy Garland for Pride and raises money for the organization. Carl explains how the center was formed, who Ali Forney was and the challenges they face with fundraising. The first six episodes of the show - featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 PM to conclude the Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last September. The May show will be a celebration of The Scissor Sisters with special guests Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight, Michael Cavadias, Bridget Barkan, Jamie Wright, Angela DiCarlo, Philip Taratula and Brendan Michael. David Nagler serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

MAD MEN's Bryan Batt to Star in The Muny's HAIRSPRAYMAD MEN's Bryan Batt to Star in The Muny's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Award winning TV, Film, and Theatre star Bryan Batt will play the role of Edna Turnblad in The Muny's 2015 production of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

BWW Interview:  James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and BirdlandBWW Interview: James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and Birdland
by Joseph F. Panarello - Apr 29, 2015

James Snyder discusses his long run in IF/THEN, his upcoming role in EVER AFTER and his concert at Birdland (more...)

Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Special musical guests for the Oasis performance will include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, and D'Arcy Drollinger. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

John Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary AwardsJohn Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lambda Literary is pleased to announce that John Waters will receive Lambda's Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature an Rita Mae Brown will receive the Pioneer Award at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ('Lammys'). Waters and Brown will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 1st in New York City at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th St @ 3rd Ave, New York City) with a pre-ceremony reception presented by Penguin Random House. A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony. (more...)

Randy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastRandy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the sixth episode, which features an in-depth chat with Randy Harrison. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19Noche Flamenca, Adrienne Truscott, House of Larreon and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running April 8 - 19, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30Pittsburgh CLO to Honor Courtney Lopez with 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce Courtney Lopez as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Ariana Grande Guests on Tonight's RUPAUL'S DRAG RACEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Ariana Grande Guests on Tonight's RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

'RuPaul's Drag Race' returned to LOGO TV with an all-new season. Tonight's episode features guest star Ariana Grande. Check out a sneak peek below courtesy of Billboard.com! (more...)

Drag Comedy FIRST PERIOD Coming to VOD and DVD, 4/21Drag Comedy FIRST PERIOD Coming to VOD and DVD, 4/21
by Movies News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Falling Anvil Productions and Screen Media have announced that LGBT festival hit First Period is now available on digital platforms, and coming to DVD April 21st. (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts' HAIRSPRAY to Run 4/10-12Olmsted Performing Arts' HAIRSPRAY to Run 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

This month, Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) - http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com - in Olmsted Falls will present "Hairspray" April 10 - 12. It is the award winning musical with dancing, crushes, heartbreaks and stardom. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion- Part 2Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion- Part 2
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and more joinined host John Waters Monday night for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser took place at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from inside the special event below! Click here to check out Part 1. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion!Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala Celebrating Margo Lion!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and more joinined host John Waters Monday night for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser took place at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). (more...)

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Anthony Rapp, JOSEPHINE & I and More Set for Joe's Pub, 4/1-12Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Anthony Rapp, JOSEPHINE & I and More Set for Joe's Pub, 4/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, April 1-12, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Thomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-OnlyThomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

THOMAS DEKKER, star of Backstrom on Fox-TV will join RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. (more...)

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