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Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1946 (68)
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AMAZING GRACE Begins Rehearsals for Broadway Run TodayAMAZING GRACE Begins Rehearsals for Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace begins rehearsals today. The cast features Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in JuneBroadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom" Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, June 1-14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Amazing Grace, a new musical, will play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (261 West 41st Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 25 for a Thursday, July 16 opening night.Following the new musical's acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Amazing Grace just announced the full 31-member company returns for the Broadway engagement.Tom Hewitt as “Captain Newton” joins previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/3 - FUN HOME, HAMILTON & More Off to Early Leads!BWW Awards Update 5/3 - FUN HOME, HAMILTON & More Off to Early Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/3 with just 27 days to go in voting! (more...)

Thom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALLThom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in announcing that 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 will 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. (more...)

Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch & More Join Josh Young in AMAZING GRACE; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Amazing Grace, a new musical, will play Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (261 West 41st Street) with performances beginning Thursday, June 25 for a Thursday, July 16 opening night.Following the new musical's acclaimed, sold-out world premiere in Chicago, Amazing Grace just announced the full 31-member company returns for the Broadway engagement.Tom Hewitt as “Captain Newton” joins previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek,Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandy on the Cell Block - A First Look at CHICAGO's New 'Roxie' in Costume!Photo Flash: Brandy on the Cell Block - A First Look at CHICAGO's New 'Roxie' in Costume!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the singer in costume! (more...)

USITT 2015 Smashes Attendance Records in CincinnatiUSITT 2015 Smashes Attendance Records in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

USITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati's Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry's biggest annual event. (more...)

Welcome to the Cell Block! Grammy Winner Brandy Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGOWelcome to the Cell Block! Grammy Winner Brandy Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). 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 historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Stephen Schwartz Previews First Show with Princess Cruises- MAGIC TO DO!BWW TV: Stephen Schwartz Previews First Show with Princess Cruises- MAGIC TO DO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2015

Princess Cruises just announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special announcement, and you can go inside the event with Schwartz and some special guests below! (more...)

Princess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen SchwartzPrincess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth to Welcome CHICAGO to Bass Hall, 4/3-4Performing Arts Fort Worth to Welcome CHICAGO to Bass Hall, 4/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes CHICAGO THE MUSICAL to Bass Performance Hall, where the Tony Award-winning show will razzle-dazzle audiences April 3-4. (more...)

Tony Nominee John Dossett Ready to Join Broadway's CHICAGO Following InjuryTony Nominee John Dossett Ready to Join Broadway's CHICAGO Following Injury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This Saturday, March 14, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome Tony nominee John Dossett in his debut engagement as Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12CHICAGO National Tour Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! CHICAGO takes the stage at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza April 9-12. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at theaterleague.com and ticketmaster.com, by visiting the Civic Arts Plaza box office, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet. Groups of 10 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP. (more...)

Baltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next MonthBaltimore Mayor to Join CHICAGO Touring Cast on Stage for Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Wednesday, March 4, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make theatrical history when she joins the National Touring cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO, for one performance only at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts CenterANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will present Broadway classic Annie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Box Office Opening!Photo Flash: Inside IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Box Office Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. Performances begin March 17th, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The box office just opened this past Saturday - below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back! (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The new U.S. national tour of ANNIE will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 13 - 24, 2015. Audiences will see this new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show's original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and Charnin's award-winning lyrics. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography. (more...)

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