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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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BWW Interviews:  Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK…BOOM! at Hamilton StageBWW Interviews: Nicholas Park in ATGs TICK, TICK…BOOM! at Hamilton Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 26, 2015

American Theater Group's 'tick, tick...BOOM!' will be on Rahway's Hamilton Stage from January 28th through February 8th. The autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of 'Rent' stars Nicholas Park as Jon. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Marin Mazzie, Joshua Henry, Alysha Umphress & More Preview Shows at 54 Below!FREEZE FRAME: Marin Mazzie, Joshua Henry, Alysha Umphress & More Preview Shows at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2015

Just yesterday, 54 Below hosted a special press preview for some of their upcoming performances, featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jonathan Larson Grant and Richard Rodgers Award winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver (February 2); Tony® nominee Joshua Henry and Alysha Umphress (February 9); Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (February 4-7); Andy Mientus (February 8); Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh (February 19-21). Check out a photo preview from inside the event below! (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in a Broadway musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical AIDA, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his upcoming East Coast concerts coming up later this month and what sort of evening of story and song he has planned for his passionate fan-base. Additionally, Pascal reflects on his runs in a handful of revivals ranging from Kander & Ebb's long-running CHICAGO to the last Roundabout Theatre Company revival of CABARET as well as starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Plus, Pascal offers the 411 on his new self-penned stage adaptation of the unique M. Night Shyalaman superhero film UNBREAKABLE and what his plans are for the project currently in development. All of that, potential future roles he would like to take on someday soon, his upcoming feature films PUNK IS DEAD and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: HALLELUJAH, CHESS observations and much, much more with one of Broadway's most recognizable modern leading men! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF, 2/8Westport Country Playhouse to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present "The Lightning Thief," a new musical about mythological monsters based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan, on Sunday, February 8, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Produced by Theatreworks USA , the show is recommended for ages 7 to 12. Running time is approximately one hour. Tickets are $20. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

Tony & Grammy Winners Among Participants for Goodspeed's Johnny Mercer Writers ColonyTony & Grammy Winners Among Participants for Goodspeed's Johnny Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus later this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 25 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8American Theater Group to Present TICK, TICK...BOOM!, 1/28-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company in residence at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center (360 Hamilton Street, Rahway), will present Jonathan Larson's rock musical tick, tick... BOOM!. The production will run January 28 through February 8 (Opening Night: Saturday, January 31 at 8PM). Directed by Igor Goldin, with music direction by Vince Di Mura, the cast will feature Nicholas Park, Shannon O'Boyle, and Michael Luwoye. Before he wrote the Broadway blockbuster RENT, Jonathan Larson had another story to tell...his own. (more...)

Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RENT in Havana, Directed by Former Broadway Cast Member Andy Senor, Jr.Photo Flash: First Look at RENT in Havana, Directed by Former Broadway Cast Member Andy Senor, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

RENT has made its Cuban premiere! Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment announced in 2014 it would bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show officialyl opened on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Composer Ryan Scott Oliver Heading to London This MarchComposer Ryan Scott Oliver Heading to London This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Award-winning US composer Ryan Scott Oliver will be hosting a one-off concert showcasing his music and lyrics at the St James Studio in March. Oliver's shows include Jasper in Deadland, We Foxes, Mrs Sharp, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition and many more. (more...)

Christina DeCicco, Dan Kohler & More to Star in CAP21 Theatre Company's THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTISTChristina DeCicco, Dan Kohler & More to Star in CAP21 Theatre Company's THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The award-winning CAP21 Theatre Company has announced casting for the first production of a new musical, THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST, with book and lyrics by Jenny Stafford, music by Brandon Anderson, and story by Jenny Stafford and Brandon Anderson. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST is a love story that takes place in the moment between the Scientist's proposal and the Artist's answer. It explores the creative and scientific forces that make us who we are; and the people who challenge us to open ourselves to something more. THE ARTIST & THE SCIENTIST will play a limited run from February 4 -28, 2015 at the CAP21 Theatre, 18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, New York. www.cap21.org (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, with Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, with Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More!
by Walter McBride - Jan 7, 2015

Vineyard Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING) and beginning performances January 30th, with an opening night set for Wednesday February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

Rosemary Loar to Bring STING*chronicity to Metropolitan RoomRosemary Loar to Bring STING*chronicity to Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

STING*chronicity offers an unexpected combination of monologues with a stunning variety of musical arrangements of the music of brilliant contemporary songwriter, Sting. The show is "set" in Madison Square Garden on the occasion of the final reunion concert of the iconic band, The Police, which was headed by Sting. STING*chronicity surveys the diverse audience, and their very varied interpretations of his music as the words of his songs are filtered by their unique lives and experiences. "A concert always brings people together who couldn't be further apart." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/2/15 - Taye DiggsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/2/15 - Taye Diggs
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2015

Happy Birthday, Taye Diggs! In 1996, Diggs originated the role of the landlord Benny in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. After Rent he appeared as Mr. Black in Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway production of The Wild Party. Diggs also played The Bandleader in the 2002 film version of the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago and filled in as Billy Flynn on Broadway. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy New Year, RENT-StyleTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy New Year, RENT-Style
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 1, 2015

Today we are revisiting one of the most memorable seasonal showstoppers in legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical RENT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RENT at NJSDAPhoto Flash: First Look at RENT at NJSDA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts and Encore Youth Theater Project presents Rent by Jonathan Larson. January 9 & 10th at 8 pm, and January 11 at 3 pm. At Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College 449 Franklin St. Bloomfield NJ 07003. Tickets are available at www.Brownpapertickets.com(event/885196)$18 (more...)

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