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Date Of Birth:
February 04, 1960
Date Of Death:
January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: February 04, 1960
Date of Death: January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Gender: Male
TUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENTTUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) proudly presents the inspiring, all-teen production of Rent September 18 & 19 at The Hobby Center.  Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.  (more...)

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This FallJeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast RecordingJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of Be More Chill, the new musical which recently had its world premiere production at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Be More Chill has music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. The show was directed by Stephen Brackett with Chase Brock serving as choreographer. Also available on Ghostlight is the cast recording of Things To Ruin - The Songs of Joe Iconis and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree. To sign up for updates on Be More Chill, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/be-more-chill. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Sets RENT CastHayes Theatre Co Sets RENT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

There's no day like today for Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co to announce the hugely anticipated cast line up of upcoming 1990's cult musical RENT playing from October 8 at the Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend OnstageCRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend Onstage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 16, 2015

And Sondra Morton, Jayme Smith and co. (that would be Act Too) stages their company's latest work at the historic Franklin Theatre - The Sound of Music - starring Kimberly Rye as Maria, Cameron Bortz as Rolf and the inimitable Matt Baugher as Georg Von Trapp. Check it out! (more...)

Eden Espinosa to Headline Benefit for Branford's Legacy TheatreEden Espinosa to Headline Benefit for Branford's Legacy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Eden Espinosa, star of Broadway's Wicked, Rent, and Brooklyn, will headline EDEN ESPINOSA AND FRIENDS, a concert to benefit Legacy Theatre on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00pm. The concert will take place at the Owenego Inn & Beach Club, located at 40 Linden Avenue in Branford, Connecticut. Following the smash success of last year's sold-out WITNESS UGANDA: IN CONCERT, Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer Matt Gould will host the performance, featuring a cast of Broadway stars. Admission is a 'pay what you can' contribution to the Legacy Theatre. Tickets may be reserved at www.buildinglegacytheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IDINA MENZEL: WORLD TOUR 2015 at PNC Bank Arts CenterBWW Reviews: IDINA MENZEL: WORLD TOUR 2015 at PNC Bank Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - Jul 14, 2015

No one tried to plug their cell phones into an outlet on the stage last night at Idina Menzel's World Tour concert. Maybe that's because it wasn't a Broadway house, but a concert venue in New Jersey's suburbs. But, some might think it was Broadway based on the set list for her solo show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Sunday night.   (more...)

Laurence O'Keefe Will Co-Chair Dramatists Guild Fund's Fellows ProgramLaurence O'Keefe Will Co-Chair Dramatists Guild Fund's Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today that Laurence O'Keefe will Co-Chair the nonprofit's Fellows Program.   (more...)

Bay City Players to Stage RENTBay City Players to Stage RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bay City Players will present RENT, with Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Performance dates are August 14 - 16, 2015 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. RENTis Directed by Michael Wisniewski with Music Direction by Loren Kirker Kranz, Vocal Direction by Sara Taylor and Assistant Director Holly Haga Bills. (more...)

RENT Extends at Actor's ExpressRENT Extends at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Due to popular demand, Actor's Express has extended its production of Jonathan Larson's Rent through August 16, 2015. Performances of Rent are Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/13/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Vie Boheme! First Look RENT, Opening Tonight at Actor's ExpressPhoto Flash: La Vie Boheme! First Look RENT, Opening Tonight at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Actor's Express presents its summer musical RENT, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical, running tonight, July 10, through August 9, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive's RENT Begins 7/31West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive's RENT Begins 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

SUMMER ARTS INTENSIVE will present Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock opera, RENT, July 31, August 1, 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30pm and August 2 at 2:30pm at West Fargo Sheyenne High School. RENT is an inspirational musical about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Looking for weekend fun?CRITICS' CHOICE: Looking for weekend fun?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 10, 2015

There are four new shows opening in the Middle Tennessee area this weekend, along with several other shows continuing their runs - Nobody's Perfect at Chaffin's Barn, KB Productions' The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, Mary Poppins and Smoke on the Mountain at Cumberland County Playhouse, along with the final performance of Singin' in the Rain - so there's plenty of theater to keep you entertained through a hot July weekend. It's that time of year, so go have some fun! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): RENT's Philip BostonTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): RENT's Philip Boston
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 9, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce you to Philip Boston, who Friday night makes his debut as Mark in PACT's embattled production of Rent in Tullahoma. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Inside the Sitzprobe for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACKPhoto Flash Exclusive: Inside the Sitzprobe for Joel B. New's NYMF Concert TO HELL AND BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look inside the concert's sitzprobe, recently held at Euphoria Studios. Check out photos below! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2015

Summer's theater lull has come to an end and Nashville/Tennessee audiences have a plethora of new openings to choose from iin the next fews days, leading to the season's busiest flush of new shows and productions. Whether it's a relatively new musical based on a fun film, the controversial revival of one of the late 20th century's most iconic musicals or the Nashville premiere of a new film starring some of the region's best known and most talented actors -- there's a lot of good stuff to be seen inside a theater... (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/6/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 6, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Weathervane Wins THE PAJAMA GAMEBWW Reviews: Weathervane Wins THE PAJAMA GAME
by Paul Batterson - Jul 6, 2015

The Weathervane Playhouse in Newark has taken a shotgun approach to the musicals it is presenting this summer. The theater company opened its summer season with RENT, the edgy rock musical by Jonathan Larson. Then it staged with THE PAJAMA GAME, a light-hearted musical by Richard Alder and Jerry Ross, as its second musical of the season. (more...)

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