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Date of Birth: November 12, 1957 (58)
Birth Place: St. Joseph, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Christine Ebersole, Ruthie Henshall, and More on ENCORES! Cast Recording of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936AUDIO: Listen to Christine Ebersole, Ruthie Henshall, and More on ENCORES! Cast Recording of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

To celebrate ZF36's eightieth anniversary, New York City Center has just released five songs from the out-of-print Encores! cast recording. Take a listen to all of them below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 2016

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: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway! (more...)

Karen Ziemba Leads NATIVE GARDENS, Beginning Tonight at Cincinnati PlayhouseKaren Ziemba Leads NATIVE GARDENS, Beginning Tonight at Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Karen Ziemba, who received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her portrayal of The Wife in Contact, stars in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's NATIVE GARDENS, beginning performances tonight, January 28, 2016. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole PorterBeth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'Kyle Dean Massey, Jenni Barber & More Set for Lexington Theatre Company's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Lexington Theatre Company is in final preparations for its second 'Concert With The Stars,' January 16, 2016, at 8:00pm at The Lexington Opera House. This year's line-up of stars includes Jenni Barber (Wicked, Annie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stephen R. Buntrock (A Little Night Music, Oklahoma, Beauty & The Beast), Erin Dilly (A Christmas Story, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Tony nominee for Chittty Chitty Bang Bang) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked, ABC's 'Nashville'), alongside collegiate and local talent - illustrating the mission of this new professional theatre company in Lexington, Kentucky. 'Concert With the Stars' is sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gotta Dance' makes announcements, and 'My Way' and 'Christmas Dearest' extend. 'A Midwinter Mummers Tale' sells out, as'Guys And Dolls' rounds out the year. DePaul hosts a new children's musical, Northwestern hosts the Sarah Siddons Society, and 'Nunsense' aims for series regularity. And vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/2015 - 'DOOPLES', NYMF and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'!WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/2015 - 'DOOPLES', NYMF and 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 16, 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: The Dooples appear off-Broadway, 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' hits a milestone and more! (more...)

Hallelujah! NUNSENSE TV Series, Starring Karen Ziemba, Beth Leavel and Phyllis Smith, Aims for Streaming DealHallelujah! NUNSENSE TV Series, Starring Karen Ziemba, Beth Leavel and Phyllis Smith, Aims for Streaming Deal
by Jessica Khan - Dec 15, 2015

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are back! Dan Goggin's hit musical comedy NUNSENSE is praying for a new home on Netflix or Amazon Prime. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Lead NATIVE GARDENS at Cincinnati PlayhouseTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Lead NATIVE GARDENS at Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Veteran Broadway actor Karen Ziemba, who received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her portrayal of The Wife in Contact, has been cast in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's upcoming production of NATIVE GARDENS. (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards TonightStacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba tonight, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)


by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2015

Just last night, the York Theatre Company honored Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. The evening's entertainment was directed by Kurt Stammc(York's Closer Than Ever; Our Sinatra), with music direction by Andrew Gerle (York's Closer Than Ever). (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 GalaLen Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The York Theatre Company honors Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre tonight, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street). (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Walter Willison and Karen Ziemba Set for JERRY HERMAN ON BROADWAY at Molloy College TonightKlea Blackhurst, Walter Willison and Karen Ziemba Set for JERRY HERMAN ON BROADWAY at Molloy College Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Madison Theatre at Molloy College presents JERRY HERMAN ON BROADWAY at 8:00 p.m. tonight November 14, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/12/2015 - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/12/2015 - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 12, 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: The Young Vic's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE hits Broadway and more! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Elizabeth Stanley, and More Lead Musical Theatre Factory Gala NEW ORCHESTRATIONSAndrew Samonsky, Elizabeth Stanley, and More Lead Musical Theatre Factory Gala NEW ORCHESTRATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory in association with The Chelsea Symphony will present the gala concert event "Get Yourself Some New Orchestrations," the launch of an exciting new series which pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to commission stunning new orchestrations of their shows. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster Max von Essen, Jessica Bogart and More Featured on New Album, MUSICALITY OF YOUMANSNorm Lewis, Sutton Foster Max von Essen, Jessica Bogart and More Featured on New Album, MUSICALITY OF YOUMANS
by Nora Dominick - Nov 6, 2015

Norm Lewis, Sutton Foster Max von Essen, Jessica Bogart and more Broadway stars are celebrating the incredible work of Vincent Youmans with the new CD entitled 'Musicality of Youmans.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Rebecca Luker, Ted Keegan, Sheldon Harnick and More Tribute Barbara Cook & Lee AdamsPhoto Flash: Rebecca Luker, Ted Keegan, Sheldon Harnick and More Tribute Barbara Cook & Lee Adams
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Encompass New Opera Theatre held a gala to honor legendary Broadway performer BARBARA COOK and lyricist LEE ADAMS (Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 25. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Composer Attends PERFECTLY MARVELOUS: THE SONGS OF JOHN KANDER at Playhouse Square This WeekendComposer Attends PERFECTLY MARVELOUS: THE SONGS OF JOHN KANDER at Playhouse Square This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

The Musical Theater Project presents PERFECTLY MARVELOUS: THE SONGS OF JOHN KANDER tonight, Oct. 31 (8pm) and Sunday, Nov. 1 (2pm) at the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb AwardStacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

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