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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
STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz posted a video today in tribute to RENT's 20th anniversary, featuring the cast of the blockbuster musical singing 'Seasons of Love' backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

RENT's Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal to Perform at John W. Engeman TheaterRENT's Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal to Perform at John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On October 17, 2016 the John W. Engeman Theater will host stars of Broadway's RENT, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp as they perform their new concert "Adam & Anthony LIVE." (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join TeamRENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced additional details regarding the creative team and tour route. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/16- RENTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/16- RENT
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

Today in 1996, Rent opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 5123 performances. Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run. (more...)

Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Lightning Thief - Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1PM and 4PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Lance Horne & Drew Brody to Celebrate Launch of New EP With Beth Malone at Feinstein's/54 BelowLance Horne & Drew Brody to Celebrate Launch of New EP With Beth Malone at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two of musical theater's most exciting young composers LANCE HORNE and DREW BRODY in a special evening on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 PM with special guest Beth Malone, the Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Fun Home. (more...)

RENT Pals Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowRENT Pals Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp will celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award-winning musical RENT in a special one-week engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, running October 18 - 22, 2016. (more...)

Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Fox Theatre on Sale 5/22Tickets to IF/THEN National Tour at Fox Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the National Tour of IF/THEN, which was named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will go on sale Sunday, May 22. IF/THEN will perform a limited one week engagement from August 9-14 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre to close the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin BrillBWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music, slapstick comedy and dazzling story. Lead Actor Justin Brill took a little time to discuss life, theater and channeling this hilarious role during an exclusive Broadway World Q&A. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next WeekShaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release a special EP of world-premiere recordings by acclaimed singer/songwriter SHAINA TAUB - which she wrote for and performed in the hit Off-Broadway production of Old Hats - on Friday, April 29. (more...)

NYTW's 2016-17 Season Will Include Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo-Led OTHELLO & More!NYTW's 2016-17 Season Will Include Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo-Led OTHELLO & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) has just announced its complete 2016/17 Season. The season will kick-off in Fall 2016 with NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM by NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis(Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea), directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (The Convert). It is followed by the previously announced production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) and featuring David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company's The Histories, Selma) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as 'Iago', in Winter 2016. Spring 2017 will bring THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle (all wear bowlers), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect David Neumann (Restless Eye), with scenic installation by Steven Dufala. The season will conclude with NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (The Mysteries). Performance schedules, casting and full creative teams will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016
by - Apr 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SKIPPYJON JONES SHOW WHATTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SKIPPYJON JONES SHOW WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series Sunday April 24th, with their acclaimed production,  Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas).  (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in MaySpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

BWW TV: They've Got a Song to Sing! Watch Lea Salonga, Joe Iconis, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Preview Music at Feinstein's/54 Below!BWW TV: They've Got a Song to Sing! Watch Lea Salonga, Joe Iconis, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Preview Music at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Randy Rainbow - Apr 16, 2016

Just last week, Jay Armstrong Johnson (April 27-30); Drama Desk nominated, and Kleban Prize and Jonathan Larson Award Winning songwriter Joe Iconis (April 17); Laura Michelle Kelly (May 2, 16 & 30); Howard McGillin (May 11); and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (April 15-17) gathered at Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming solo shows. Check out a photo preview from the big day below! (more...)

RENT Star Rosario Dawson Arrested, Released After D.C. ProtestRENT Star Rosario Dawson Arrested, Released After D.C. Protest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporter and actress Rosario Dawson, who played 'Mimi' Christopher Columbus's 2005 film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's cult musical RENT, was arrested today in Washington, D.C., while protesting the corrupt campaign finance system as part of a week-long demonstration called 'Democracy Spring.' (more...)

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