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Date of Birth: October 29, 1946 (68)
Birth Place: White Plains, NY, USA
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Tickets to 42ND STREET at Morrison Center on Sale 9/11Tickets to 42ND STREET at Morrison Center on Sale 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise announced today that single tickets will go on sale September 11th, 2015. Tickets will be available at the Morrison Center Box Office (2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, ID 83706), by visiting MorrisonCenter.com or calling 208-426-1110. (more...)

Artist/Producer, Marina Kamen Shares The 'Real' Legs Behind the 'Dames at Sea' Tappers Onstage Contest!Artist/Producer, Marina Kamen Shares The 'Real' Legs Behind the 'Dames at Sea' Tappers Onstage Contest!
by Marina Kamen - Sep 3, 2015

Why all young Entertainers need to have that 'thick skin' in Show Biz! Along with over 100 tap dance hopefuls,with blue short flowing mini skirt, tan tights and silver classic stripy tap shoes, Dorothy Sapyta showed up ready to 'tap those troubles away' at the Dames At Sea on stage Contest held at the Helen Hayes Theatre in NYC. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Does CHICAGO Have Artistic Differences With Stephen Colbert Bus Ad?PHOTO FLASH: Does CHICAGO Have Artistic Differences With Stephen Colbert Bus Ad?
by Michael Dale - Sep 2, 2015

New bus ads for LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT imitate CHICAGO's iconic campaign. (more...)

Ryan Silverman Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightRyan Silverman Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, Wednesday, September 2 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Two NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's ContestTwo NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's Contest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Over 100 people mobbed the Helen Hayes Theatre, stopping traffic on West 44th Street for the box office opening of the musical comedy Dames at Sea yesterday, August 31. What caused the disturbance? Under the Broadway Theater's marquee, tap dancers were competing for a chance to tap on stage with the cast of Dames at Sea during a performance. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

Dance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office OpeningDance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The box office for the first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will open Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10am at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 W. 44th Street, NYC). (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from September 20-26, 2015.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets for the engagement are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

MASSAN Star Charlotte Kate Fox to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO This FallMASSAN Star Charlotte Kate Fox to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Charlotte Kate Fox, the American-born star of the popular NHK TV series 'Massan,' making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart for 16 performances only, November 2 to November 15, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

42ND STREET Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/10-2242ND STREET Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a sparkling new production, November 10 - 22. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team that staged the 2001 Tony Award® winning Best Revival. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Released Digitally TodayIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU - starring Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard - in digital formats today, August 21, with the physical CD online and in stores on Friday, October 9, 2015.  (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Release Pushed BackIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Release Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of It Shoulda Been You - starring Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard - with a new release date. T (more...)

BWW Exclusive: All Hands on Deck! First Look at the Dames of Broadway's DAMES AT SEABWW Exclusive: All Hands on Deck! First Look at the Dames of Broadway's DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA is hoisting its sails for its launch on the Great White Way, and BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the musical's Dames -- Lesli Margherita, Eloise Kropp and Mara Davi. Scroll down for a photo of the trio in costume! (more...)

BWW Flashback: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Takes Final Bow on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Takes Final Bow on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 9, 2015

It Shoulda Been You plays its final performance on Broadway, today Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). In honor of the show's journey, BroadwayWorld takes you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU On-Stage Proposal and Wedding MontageSTAGE TUBE: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU On-Stage Proposal and Wedding Montage
by Sally Henry - Aug 8, 2015

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU has seen the most on-stage proposals and even weddings of any show this season. Given its subject matter, it makes sense. Where better to get engaged than a musical about marriage? Below, take a look back at some of those sweet moments in this highlights reel! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The producers of Chicago have announced that actress and "Dancing with the Stars" winner Rumer Willis will now make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart on Monday, September 14. The change in her start date was made to allow her the necessary time to fully recover from multiple stress fractures to her foot that requires further rehabilitation. She will now play a 7-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 1, 2015. (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This SpringMatthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

New 42ND STREET National Tour to Launch Next Month; Stops & Cast Announced!New 42ND STREET National Tour to Launch Next Month; Stops & Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment, LLC has announced that the national tour of the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will launch on September 22, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.  This sparkling new production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!
by BWW Staff - Jul 27, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Amy Spanger wrote 'I'm playing Roxie in @ChicagoMusical for 2 weeks Aug 4 - 16! Can't wait!!! #illbeatthegym #roxie (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

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