Ken Billington News

Date of Birth: October 29, 1946 (68)
Birth Place: White Plains, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

PHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie HartPHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie Hart
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion will make her Broadway debut in the iconic role beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Bland AMAZING GRACE Blessed With Barre's Terrific ProductionBWW Reviews: Bland AMAZING GRACE Blessed With Barre's Terrific Production
by Michael Dale - Jul 17, 2015

Is it possible to leave a theatre humming the direction? (more...)

Breaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next MonthBreaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Another Willis is headed to Broadway this season! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Social media savvy rescue pup Tinkerbelle the Dog (@tinkerbellethedog) is making her rounds this week in the Broadway Community and hoping to inspire everyone to #AdoptDontShop! Tinkerbelle stopped by It Shoulda Been You and got acquainted with Sierra Boggess, Harriet Harris, Montego Glover, Michael X. Martin and Josh Grisetti. Check out the adorable pics below! (more...)

AMAZING GRACE Brings the Sound of Freedom to Broadway TonightAMAZING GRACE Brings the Sound of Freedom to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James Attend 2015 Freddie G Fellowship GalaPhoto Flash: Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James Attend 2015 Freddie G Fellowship Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Music Theatre International Chairman and CEO Freddie Gershon and his wife Myrna hosted eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country for four days of classes and activities honoring them for working to make a difference for their students and communities through the process of staging musical theatre productions in their schools and educational theatre groups.  The event known as the 6th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP culminated in a gala dinner at Chez Josephine on July 11th.  Joining the festivities were Broadway greats Bernadette Peters and Brian d'Arcy James. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!Photo Flash: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Original Broadway cast album for It Shoulda Been You was recorded by Ghostlight Records and will be available for purchase digitally on Friday, August 14, 2015 and physically on Friday, September 18, 2015. Licensing for future productions of the hilarious, crowd-pleasing musical will be available through Music Theatre International (MTI). The Wednesday, July 15, 2015 matinee performance of It Shoulda Been You will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and preserved for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the recording studio! (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This WeekJeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 6th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 8th - 11th. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Sets Summer Closing DateBreaking News: Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Sets Summer Closing Date
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that It Shoulda Been You will play its final performance on Broadway, Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Rings in Marriage Equality with Special Ticket Offer for SpousesIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Rings in Marriage Equality with Special Ticket Offer for Spouses
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 26, 2015

Equality rang through the United States this morning with the Supreme Court's historic decision - and Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is joining in on the celebration. (more...)

New Musical AMAZING GRACE Begins Previews on Broadway TonightNew Musical AMAZING GRACE Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace begins previews tonight, June 25, 2015 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) with an opening slated for Thursday, July 16. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Receives Release Date; Track Listing Revealed!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Album Receives Release Date; Track Listing Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Ghostlight Records announced today the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of It Shoulda Been You.  Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Joel Moss, the album will be digitally released on Friday, August 14, 2015 with a physical release on Friday, September 18, 2015.  For more information on the album, please visit: www.sh-k-boom.com/itshouldabeenyou. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday SeasonANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) has announced that the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie will play a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. 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. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), 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 superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), 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 superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Audience Rewards Pre-Sale for DAMES AT SEA on Broadway Begins Next WeekAudience Rewards Pre-Sale for DAMES AT SEA on Broadway Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

DAMES AT SEA tickets will be available Monday, June 15, 2015, exclusively for Audience Rewards members who get first access to tickets through Sunday, June 21, 2015 by visiting www.AudienceRewards.com. Single tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 22, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Go inside opening night below! (more...)

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