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Date of Birth: October 29, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: White Plains, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Tickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on Nov. 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down!  (more...)

Paige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This WeekendPaige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Actress and TV sensation Paige Davis is set to return to the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago in the role of "Roxie Hart" beginning Sunday, January 31st. Broadway's longest running American musical and now celebrating its 20th year, Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, which opens a national tour at the New Theatre Oxford on Friday 12 February 2016. Joining the previously announced John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton will be Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine. Tour schedule below with further dates to be announced. www.chicagotour.co.uk (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. 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 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Heisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' TonightHeisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, making his Broadway debut in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, January 12, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGOVIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGO
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The football star stopped by this morning's GMA to talk about portraying the fast-talking lawyer in the long-running Broadway musical. (more...)

42ND STREET Coming to State Theatre for Pair of Shows in February42ND STREET Coming to State Theatre for Pair of Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a TWO night engagement at the State Theatre with a sparkling new production, Wednesday February 3 and Thursday February 4.  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...)

DAMES AT SEA Closes Today; National Tour Sets Sail in 2017!DAMES AT SEA Closes Today; National Tour Sets Sail in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that DAMES AT SEA will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street), Sunday January 3, 2016, at 3pm.  DAMES AT SEA will have played 32 preview and 85 regular performances, having opened Thursday, October 22, 2015.   (more...)

Grammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles DatesGrammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles Dates
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 31, 2015

Brandy will soon be heading back to the cell block. (more...)

We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New YearWe Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that after touring ANNIE to 41 cities across the nation, Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced select new lead cast members for the 2016 leg of the tour. (more...)

Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit Celebrates Release at The Drama Book ShopAssistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit Celebrates Release at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

The Drama Book Shop will host author and lighting designer Ann E. McMills on January 11th at 5pm as she celebrates the release of her new book, The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit. McMills will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of the book, priced at $39.95. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway with Specially Priced TicektsDAMES AT SEA to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway with Specially Priced Ticekts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The first ever Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will play its 100th performance on Broadway on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm.  In celebration of the critically acclaimed musical comedy set in 1933, tickets for the Saturday, December 19th 8pm performance will be $19.33.  You can purchase the specially priced $19.33 tickets only at the Helen Hayes Theatre box office on Saturday, December 19th from 10am till 8pm for that evening's performance.  Customers may purchase up to 8 tickets per person and should reference the code Dames 1933 or 100th Performance. (more...)

VIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting BackgroundVIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting Background
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

Before coming to Broadway, George appeared regionally in contemporary drama and Shakespeare (more...)

DAMES AT SEA to be Filmed for Lincoln Center ArchivesDAMES AT SEA to be Filmed for Lincoln Center Archives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The first ever Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will receive the honor of being filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The filming will take place during the Tuesday, December 15 performance. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 9, 2015

The iconic 1977 Charles Strouse musical ANNIE opened last night at Shea's Buffalo to a large, appreciative audience. After the most recent Broadway revival that failed mostly due to a poor heavy handed directorial concept, Annie's original lyricist, Martin Charnin, chose to direct his version of this new National tour. (more...)

ANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This WinterANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence December 29, 2015  - January 3, 2016. 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...)

DAMES AT SEA Changes Course with New Digital Lottery PolicyDAMES AT SEA Changes Course with New Digital Lottery Policy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Beginning today, December 8, Dames at Sea will offer an online lottery, giving fans a chance at $32 tickets, BroadwayWorld has learned. To (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Tour Cast Performs 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and More!STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Tour Cast Performs 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2015

Watch the touring cast of CHICAGO, starring Dylis Croman and Terra C. MacLeod, sing classics from the show, including 'Nowadays,' 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and more! (more...)

They're Back on the Cell Block! Bianca Marroquin and Terra C. MacLeod Return to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightThey're Back on the Cell Block! Bianca Marroquin and Terra C. MacLeod Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

They're back on the cell block! Broadway favorites Bianca Marroquín (as Roxie Hart) and Terra C. MacLeod (as Velma Kelly) return to Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago beginning tonight, Monday, November 30th. Chicago is now playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO Flyer Woman, Allison Martin, Defies ISIS Threats On Times Square In theatreMAMA's #UnafraidVIDEO: CHICAGO Flyer Woman, Allison Martin, Defies ISIS Threats On Times Square In theatreMAMA's #Unafraid
by Michael Dale - Nov 24, 2015

A beautiful video about the strength of love and trust from one of Times Square's familiar faces. (more...)

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