Karen Ziemba News

Date of Birth: November 12, 1957 (58)
Birth Place: St. Joseph, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical SaluteEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)

NOTHING LIKE A DAME Actors Fund Benefit Will Honor Marin Mazzie; Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico, Tonya Pinkins and More to Perform!NOTHING LIKE A DAME Actors Fund Benefit Will Honor Marin Mazzie; Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico, Tonya Pinkins and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Host committee members Betty Buckley, Misty Copeland, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, and Janice Reals Ellig present the 20th Anniversary of Nothing Like a Dame on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward AlbeePhoto Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

Last week, legendary playwright Edward Albee passed away in his sleep at his home in Montauk, LI at the age of 88.  See photos of the Albee throughout his distinguished career as BroadwayWorld remembers the life and works of the theatre's most revered figures.  (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & MoreMusical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld SocietyKaren Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Little-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second LifeLittle-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second Life
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

According to The New York Post's Michael Riedel, a little known Broadway musical from Alan Menken called KICKS may be getting a new life. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/17/2016 - Javier Munoz, BC/EFA and More!Broadway AM Report, 6/17/2016 - Javier Munoz, BC/EFA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 17, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Karen Ziemba in Sharon Playhouse's GYPSYPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Karen Ziemba in Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances beginning tonight, June 16, through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of ANASTASIA Opens at Hartford Stage!Photo Flash: World Premiere of ANASTASIA Opens at Hartford Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of the new musical ANASTASIA, starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, opened May 27 at Hartford Stage. The show plays through June 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside opening night! (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOESAndrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen ZiembaFull Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse.  Opening Night is June 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close Receives Inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award at Sharon Playhouse Season Benefit GalaPhoto Flash: Glenn Close Receives Inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award at Sharon Playhouse Season Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, awarded three-time Tony Award winning Glenn Close with the inaugural Marvin Hamlisch Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre at the Season Benefit Gala Saturday, May 21 on the Sharon Playhouse stage. Check out photos below! (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 SeasonTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Wraps Up Run at Encores!Photo Coverage: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Wraps Up Run at Encores!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 16, 2016

The Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, just conluded its seven performance run over the weekend. It starred Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, stars Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante,Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. (more...)

Review Roundup: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Review Roundup: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Review Roundups - May 12, 2016

DO I HEAR A WALTZ? will run for seven performances at City Center, now through May 15. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The 1965 musical version of Arthur Laurents' THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO is the only Rodgers and Sondheim musical. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Karen Ziemba & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 'RODGERS AFTER HAMMERSTEIN' at 92YBetsy Wolfe, Karen Ziemba & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 'RODGERS AFTER HAMMERSTEIN' at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

92Y'S Lyrics & Lyricists will host I HAVE CONFIDENCE: RODGERS AFTER HAMMERSTEIN, with Ted Chapin, Artistic Director, Writer & Host, Joseph Thalken, Music Director, and Lorin Latarro, Stage Director & Choreographer. Scheduled to perform at the event are Ben Crawford, T. Oliver Reid, Betsy Wolfe, Karen Ziemba and guest artist  Larry Pine. The event will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8pm; Sunday, May 22 at 2pm and 7pm; and Monday, May 23 at 2pm and 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Malcolm Gets, Ed Dixon, Karen Ziemba and More in Project Shaw One-ActsPhoto Flash: Malcolm Gets, Ed Dixon, Karen Ziemba and More in Project Shaw One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presented its 112th concert presentation with two one-act comedies by Shaw, The Fascinating Foundling and Augustus Does His Bit on Monday, April 25 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

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