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Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1946 (68)
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USITT 2015 Smashes Attendance Records in CincinnatiUSITT 2015 Smashes Attendance Records in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

USITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati's Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry's biggest annual event. (more...)

Welcome to the Cell Block! Grammy Winner Brandy Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGOWelcome to the Cell Block! Grammy Winner Brandy Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Stephen Schwartz Previews First Show with Princess Cruises- MAGIC TO DO!BWW TV: Stephen Schwartz Previews First Show with Princess Cruises- MAGIC TO DO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

Princess Cruises just announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special announcement, and you can go inside the event with Schwartz and some special guests below! (more...)

Princess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen SchwartzPrincess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth to Welcome CHICAGO to Bass Hall, 4/3-4Performing Arts Fort Worth to Welcome CHICAGO to Bass Hall, 4/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes CHICAGO THE MUSICAL to Bass Performance Hall, where the Tony Award-winning show will razzle-dazzle audiences April 3-4. (more...)

Tony Nominee John Dossett Ready to Join Broadway's CHICAGO Following InjuryTony Nominee John Dossett Ready to Join Broadway's CHICAGO Following Injury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This Saturday, March 14, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome Tony nominee John Dossett in his debut engagement as Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! CHICAGO takes the stage at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza April 9-12. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at theaterleague.com and ticketmaster.com, by visiting the Civic Arts Plaza box office, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Groups of 10 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP. (more...)

Baltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next MonthBaltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make theatrical history when she joins the National Touring cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO, for one performance only at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts CenterANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will present Broadway classic Annie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Box Office Opening!Photo Flash: Inside IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Box Office Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. Performances begin March 17th, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The box office just opened this past Saturday - below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back! (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The new U.S. national tour of ANNIE will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 13 - 24, 2015. Audiences will see this new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony AwardŽ-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show's original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and Charnin's award-winning lyrics. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography. (more...)

VIDEO: All New TV Spot for Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!VIDEO: All New TV Spot for Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You. Watch a just-released TV spot for the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National TheatreBWW Reviews: CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2015

'Chicago' returns yet again to DC's historic National Theatre. Even if you've seen the tour the other times it has come through our fair city, the current engagement is worth the return visit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 10, 2015

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by 54 Below Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour to Play Hippodrome Theatre, 3/3-8CHICAGO National Tour to Play Hippodrome Theatre, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical and on Sunday, Nov 23rd 2014 became the second longest running show in Broadway History! AND still shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

John O'Hurley to Rejoin CHICAGO National Tour for Washington D.C. RunJohn O'Hurley to Rejoin CHICAGO National Tour for Washington D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of beingthe longest running American musical and the second longest running show in Broadway history. CHICAGO returns to the National Theatre for one week only, February 10 - 15, 2015, with John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, Broadway's hit musical CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk Award nominee Alexander Gemignani in a limited return engagement as Billy Flynn through Friday, March 13. (more...)

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks Broadway Directorial Debut in 'SHOULDA BEEN YOU'VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks Broadway Directorial Debut in 'SHOULDA BEEN YOU'
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Actor David Hyde Pierce stopped by this week's THE VIEW to talk about making his Broadway directorial debut in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. 'It's very exciting,' shared the actor (more...)

John Dossett Joins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight as 'Billy Flynn'John Dossett Joins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight as 'Billy Flynn'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago is pleased to welcome Tony Award nominee John Dossett in his debut engagement as Billy Flynn. John Dossett is slated for a ten-week limited engagement, tonight, January 19 through Sunday, March 29. (more...)

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