Kelsey Grammer News

Date of Birth: February 21, 1955 (61)
Birth Place: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA
Gender: Male
Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original SeriesAmazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

Superstar Mariah Carey Inks 3-Picture Agreement with Hallmark ChannelSuperstar Mariah Carey Inks 3-Picture Agreement with Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Hallmark Channel continues its successful creative partnership with the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey for a three-picture executive producing deal with the superstar. (more...)

Mariah Carey Signs Movie Development Deal with Hallmark ChannelMariah Carey Signs Movie Development Deal with Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Hallmark Channel continues its successful creative partnership with the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey for a three-picture executive producing deal with the superstar. Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' programming event. She will also compose and produce an original song for each project. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Photo: First Look - Rory O'Malley Appears in New Feature Comedy MOTHER'S DAYPhoto: First Look - Rory O'Malley Appears in New Feature Comedy MOTHER'S DAY
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Rory O'Malley appears in Garry Marshall's new feature film MOTHER'S DAY, starring Julia Roberts. The HAMILTON star turned to Facebook to share a first look at his appearance in the comedy. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-BroadwayFashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

BWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky SpringBWW Interview: From Bill Gates to King George III- HAMILTON's Rory O'Malley Reflects on His Royally Wacky Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2016

Just weeks ago he was preparing to make his Broadway return in NERDS. Now he is starring in the most popular show on Broadway. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley recently began his reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role that was previously played by Jonathan Groff, Brian d'Arcy James and Andrew Rannells. How did he end up here? O'Malley explains in the full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Passes on the Crown to Rory O'Malley - King George III the Fourth - at #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Passes on the Crown to Rory O'Malley - King George III the Fourth - at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2016

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially continuing on from winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is also happening, featuring surprise performances from the cast. Today's video features the coronation of new 'King George' Rory O'Malley (who started performances in HAMILTON on Monday) by former ruler Jonathan Groff. Check it out below! (more...)

Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!Video Flashback: King Rory O'Malley Arrives in HAMILTON Tonight; Long May He Reign!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Make way! There's a new King in town. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley will reign as King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton starting today, April 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Jonathan Groff (Tony Award-Nominee) played his final performance on Saturday, April 9 to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher's new drama series for Netflix entitled 'Mindhunter.' (more...)

BYUtv casts John Rhys-Davies in Holiday TV Movie WINTER THAW Based on Tolstoy's 'Martin the Cobbler'BYUtv casts John Rhys-Davies in Holiday TV Movie WINTER THAW Based on Tolstoy's 'Martin the Cobbler'
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

BYUtv, a groundbreaking High Definition cable television network, has teamed up with Kaleidoscope Pictures, an Emmy Award-winning, full-service production company, to produce WINTER THAW (more...)

Marc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain HookMarc Kudisch Will Fly to FINDING NEVERLAND as the Next Captain Hook
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer recently took his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's Finding Neverland on April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. Paul Slade Smith will take over the role temporarily beginning this week. Sources have told us that Broadway favorite Marc Kusdisch will take on the role next, officially joining the company on April 12. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/2-4/3/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/2-4/3/2016
by - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Sunday, April 3, 2016. (more...)

Emmy Winner Kelsey Grammer Ends Run in FINDING NEVERLAND TodayEmmy Winner Kelsey Grammer Ends Run in FINDING NEVERLAND Today
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Kelsey Grammer is taking his final bow as Charles Frohman/Hook in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND today, April 3rd. Grammer returned to the role on January 19th of this year after a brief hiatus. He originated the role when the production opened on Broadway in March of last year and garnered wide acclaim.  (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 26- April 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 26- April 1
by Nora Dominick - Apr 1, 2016

Still not over Sara Bareilles coming to the rescue during a Waitress technical glitch? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include THE CRUCIBLE opening on Broadway, 1776 comes to Encores!, Alfie Boe takes his opening night bow in FINDING NEVERLAND and SO much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLANDPhoto Coverage: Alfie Boe Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, the British tenor acclaimed for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in the widely watched 2010 25th anniversary special televised concert at London's O2 arena of LES MISERABLES, again in the West End's 2011 production, and in Broadway's current revival, just took over the role of 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his first official curtain call! (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Host 25th Annual Summer Gala; Honorees Announced!Bay Street Theater to Host 25th Annual Summer Gala; Honorees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary to take place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Finds Next King George - Rory O'Malley Will Reign Starting Monday, April 11Breaking News: HAMILTON Finds Next King George - Rory O'Malley Will Reign Starting Monday, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Rory O'Malley will reign as King George in the Broadway musical HAMILTON starting Monday, April 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St). Mr. O'Malley steps into the role as Jonathan Groff (Tony Award-Nominee), who departs the musical following the 8pm performance on Saturday, April 9th to begin filming the lead role in David Fincher's new drama series for Netflix entitled 'Mindhunter.' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/28/2016 - HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad and More!Broadway AM Report, 3/28/2016 - HEAD OF PASSES with Phylicia Rashad and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 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: HEAD OF PASSES, starring Phylicia Rashad, opens at The Public tonight, and stars gather to perform the songs of Jill Abramovitz at NYPL this evening! (more...)

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