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Date of Birth: November 12, 1957 (59)
Birth Place: St. Joseph, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The DesertInterview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

BWW Review:  John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORYBWW Review: John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORY
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Though the brilliant musicals that composer John Kander created with his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb frequently tackled dark and violent issues (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS among them), they did so with a shiny, often cynical veneer of show-biz. Snazzy melodies and joyful lyrics barely hid horrific subtext. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the VineyardBWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

The Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This SummerThe Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway Experience musical theatre intensive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary season in summer 2017 in New York City. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Ali Stroker Set for ABC's TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEYStage and Screen Star Ali Stroker Set for ABC's TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ground-breaking TV & Broadway actress Ali Stroker (Tony-nominated Spring Awakening revival, FOX's Glee), the first-ever performer in a wheelchair to perform in a Broadway show and also The Tony Awards, has been cast in the highly anticipated upcoming ABC drama Ten Days In the Valley, which stars and is executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in RidgefieldBWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

Before The Parade Passes By! A Star Studded Cast Brings A HELLO JERRY! To The McCallum Theatre For 'One Night Only'Before The Parade Passes By! A Star Studded Cast Brings A HELLO JERRY! To The McCallum Theatre For 'One Night Only'
by David Green - Feb 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). The company just met the press and and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY in New HavenBWW Reviews: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Dec 12, 2016

Other People's Money @Long_Wharf (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More in OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf TheatrePhoto Flash: Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More in OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIRLiliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue. (more...)

Ali Stroker's Life Rolls On Charity Concert to Be Live-Streamed from NYCAli Stroker's Life Rolls On Charity Concert to Be Live-Streamed from NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Inspirational singer and Broadway & TV actress Ali Stroker will live-stream an intimate concert on Wednesday, November 16th at 8pm at The 3 West Club to benefit the charity Life Rolls On. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, just honored Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca last night at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bill Rudman, Artistic Director, Musical Theater Project and Footlight ParadeBWW Interview: Spotlight on Bill Rudman, Artistic Director, Musical Theater Project and Footlight Parade
by Roy Berko - Nov 10, 2016

Bill Rudman, Artistic Director of the Musical Theater Project who hosts the radio show 'Footlight Parade' and often co-hosts the MTP live performances, has had an interest in musical theater since he was five and his parents let him stay up late to watch Mary Martin in Peter Pan on television. As Rudman said in a recent interview, 'That did it!' (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 GalaTituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf TheatreEdward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Marin Mazzie at NOTHING LIKE A DAMEPhoto Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Marin Mazzie at NOTHING LIKE A DAME
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 25, 2016

Just last night, host committee members Betty Buckley, Misty Copeland, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, and Janice Reals Ellig presented the 20th Anniversary of Nothing Like a Dame at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Liz Callaway, Mark Lamos, J. Barclay Collins and More at The Acting Company's 2016 GalaPhoto Flash: Liz Callaway, Mark Lamos, J. Barclay Collins and More at The Acting Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Acting Company honored legendary theatrical director Mark Lamos and distinguished patron of the arts J. Barclay Collins at its annual gala Monday, October 17, at New York's Metropolitan Club, One East 60th St. The event featured cocktails, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and award ceremony. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

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