Ken Billington News

Date of Birth: October 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: White Plains, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark SendroffExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WESTExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken BillingtonExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising GoalPittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Earlier this evening, Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62ndAnnual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, "An Evening in Paris." This special gift was presented as a surprise to Van Kaplan, accompanied by the 2017 CLOE Award, in honor of his 20th Anniversary as Executive Producer of the organization. The gift ensures Pittsburgh CLO will surpass its $10 million Next Generation Campaign goal. (more...)

BWW TV: Take a Look at CHICAGO, the Longest Running American Musical in Broadway HistoryBWW TV: Take a Look at CHICAGO, the Longest Running American Musical in Broadway History
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2017

Check out these highlights of CHICAGO, the longest running American musical in Broadway history. 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 in Broadway history. (more...)


by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2017

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Jake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast RecordingJake Gyllenhaal-Led SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Will Get Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The producers of the hit Broadway revival of New York City Center's production Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, announced today that the show will live on past its critically acclaimed, sold-out limited engagement, with a cast album to be released this summer by Warner Music Group. (more...)

The Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This SpringThe Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Bianca Marroquin, a regular fixture of Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago, announced via twitter today that she will return to the show as 'Roxie Hart' beginning May 1st for a nine-week run through July 2nd at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSMcCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage Announce Next Stop for Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center and Hartford Stage are pleased to announce the world premiere stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will head to its next destination as part of Hartford Stage's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will run at Hartford Stage in spring, 2018.  (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at McCarter Theatre CenterBWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at McCarter Theatre Center
by Leigh Byron - Mar 21, 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS delighted a packed opening night house on Friday, March 17. Written by Agatha Christie, the show is adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.  It is an exciting and gripping tale from beginning to end.  (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey LongVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Costume Designer William Ivey Long
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. Below, go behind the scenes with acclaimed costume designer William Ivey Long! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leaves the Station at McCarterPhoto Flash: Broadway Hopeful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Leaves the Station at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premiere production of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running now through April 2, 2017. An iconic classic, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express has thrilled mystery lovers from the page, the screen, and over the airwaves since its publication in 1934. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon DavidsonLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Special Award of Achievement to Honor Gordon Davidson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle is proud to announce a new special award to be presented at its upcoming awards ceremony on March 20: The Gordon Davidson Award for distinguished contribution to the Los Angeles theatrical community. The award is sponsored by the Center Theatre Group, where Gordon Davidson served as the founding Artistic Director from 1967 to 2005, and will be presented this year to Pro99. (more...)

Back to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO TomorrowBack to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nomineeTony Yazbeck will return to the Broadway production as "Billy Flynn" beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will play his final performance in the role tonight, Monday, March 13.   (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes WAR PAINT Associate Lighting Designer Paul TobenDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes WAR PAINT Associate Lighting Designer Paul Toben
by in 1: the podcast - Mar 13, 2017

Episode 70 is direct from Cory's kitchen and it's with Lighting Designer Paul Toben. Paul is currently in town serving as the Associate LD for the new Broadway musical War Paint, but he's with us today to do some deep excavating into the true nature of being a working designer. (more...)

42ND STREET to Bring Classic Song & Dance Fable to Mayo Center42ND STREET to Bring Classic Song & Dance Fable to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd Street comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. (more...)

Rush Ticket Policy Will Continue Through Run SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGERush Ticket Policy Will Continue Through Run SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hot off last week's historic opening night, the producers of Sunday in the Park with George are pleased to announce the show will continue to offer a limited number of tickets $41 each, to celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Theatre as it becomes Broadway's 41st theater.  All $41 tickets will be available at Hudson Theatre box office (139-141 West 44th Street) on the day of the performance when the box office opens. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Stars Celebrate at After PartyPhoto Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Stars Celebrate at After Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George just re-opened the historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street) last night, for a 10-week engagement. Directed by Sarna Lapine, performances will play through Sunday, April 23rd. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the opening night at the starry after party. Go inside the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In A Glorious SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In A Glorious SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillism masterwork 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' the authors explore how 'the art of making art' can be less about applying paint to a canvas as it is about applying a signature to a check. (more...)

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