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Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1946 (67)
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Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins 11/12 at the TaperJoe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER Saw Begins 11/12 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' begins previews Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Opening is set for November 23 and performances continue through December 21. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Oct 24, 2014

Chicago makes its way back to Nashville this week, making a tour stop at Tennessee Performing Arts Center this week. Tuesday night marked the opening for this sexy, yet satirically funny musical. With catchy and memorable music by John Kander and Free Ebb, and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, this musical takes a hard look at what society views as fame and the role that the media plays in how events and people are viewed. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Coming to Benedum Center, 11/18-23Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Coming to Benedum Center, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West EndReview Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 21, 2014

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is currently playing in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox, 12/2-7ANNIE National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox, 12/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play December 2 - 7 at The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis. 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 iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to CompletionBWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to Completion
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 20, 2014

Can a new musical be 'pre-Broadway' without having a New York theater booked, or without even announcing a timetable for said booking? How about a musical largely penned by a previously unknown writer, one who worked as a Pennsylvania policeman, and never formally studied music composition? Well, AMAZING GRACE is that show, and this expensive-looking, high-aiming show that's been in development since 2007, with book, music and lyrics by Christopher Smith (the book is co-written with the veteran playwright Arthur Giron) opened on Sunday night. So far, so good! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Extended Behind-the-Scenes Look at LITTLE DANCERSTAGE TUBE: Extended Behind-the-Scenes Look at LITTLE DANCER
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

The cast and creative team behind Little Dancer, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show on October 5 at the Kennedy Center as part of the Guggenheim's 'Works and Process' series. Watch the hour-long, behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Trista Moldovan Joins Cast of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS National TourTrista Moldovan Joins Cast of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced that Trista Moldovan has joined the cast as 'Betty Haynes' for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, January 27 through February 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, October 17. (more...)

Full Cast Released for UK's WHITE CHRISTMASFull Cast Released for UK's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Rehearsals for the West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical WHITE CHRISTMAS begin today, Monday 13 October. The company is led by Aled Jones as Bob Wallace, Tom Chambers as Phil Davis, Wendi Peters as Martha, Graham Cole as General Waverley, Rachel Stanley as Betty Haynes and Louise Bowden as Judy Haynes, with Lori Haley Fox, Michelle Bishop, Phil Cole, Brendan Cull and Jonathan Halliwell. Also in the cast are Vikki-Marie Ryan, Lucinda Lawrence, Karen Aspinall, Emma Caffrey, Hayley Reed, Helen Patching, Vicki Davids, Jennifer Davison, Grace Holdstock, Ross McLaren, Joshua Lay, Matt Cheney, Jonny Labey, Anthony Whiteman, Eddie Myles, Stuart Winter, Matt Clark and Gary Murphy. Amy Snudden, Emily Robins, Sophia Pettet and Tatum Confrey will alternate the role of Susan. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCERIn the Spotlight Series: Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER
by Walter McBride - Oct 11, 2014

The cast and creative team behind LITTLE DANCER, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Frances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTGFrances Barber, Charles Shaughnessy and More Join Paxton Whitehead in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at CTG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is set for award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce "What the Butler Saw," opening at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on November 23, 2014. Rehearsals begin October 14, previews begin November 12 and performances run through December 21. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Susan Stroman and the Cast of Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCERPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Susan Stroman and the Cast of Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER
by Walter McBride - Oct 7, 2014

The cast and creative team behind LITTLE DANCER, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

James Clow, Kristen Beth Williams, Jeremy Benton & Kaitlyn Davidson to Lead National Tour of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMASJames Clow, Kristen Beth Williams, Jeremy Benton & Kaitlyn Davidson to Lead National Tour of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Preview of Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy Center!BWW TV: Watch a Preview of Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy Center!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2014

The cast and creative team behind LITTLE DANCER, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Click below for interviews with the company and four performance previews! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at LITTLE DANCER's Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Tiler Peck and More in Action; Plus Four Song Previews!BWW TV: Sneak Peek at LITTLE DANCER's Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Tiler Peck and More in Action; Plus Four Song Previews!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2014

The cast and creative team behind LITTLE DANCER, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, performed excerpts and discussed the new show over the weekend at the Kennedy Center, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture every moment. Click below for interviews with the company and four performance previews! (more...)

Veteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO TonightVeteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

ANNIE the Musical Coming to the Benedum Center, Opening 10/28ANNIE the Musical Coming to the Benedum Center, Opening 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to annouce the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE opening on Tuesday, October 28th and running through Sunday, November 2nd at the Benedum Center.ANNIE is part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and Pittsburgh Symphony. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE at Saenger Theatre On Sale 10/10Tickets to ANNIE at Saenger Theatre On Sale 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The New Orleans Theatre Association and East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans are proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play February 3 - 8, 2015, at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. 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 iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

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