Ken Billington News

Date Of Birth:
October 29, 1946 (67)
Birth Place:
White Plains, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Tickets to ANNIE at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater from Tuesday, October 21st through Sunday, October 26th for eight performances only. Tickets for ANNIE go on sale Friday, September 12th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)

CHICAGO to Become Second-Longest Running Show in Broadway History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

This November, the Tony Award-winning, worldwide musical smash CHICAGO will celebrate a monumental milestone when it becomes the second-longest running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Florida Native Issie Swickle to Star in ANNIE National Tour; Show Comes to Broward Center, 10/7-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will launch September 26, 2014 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO in a New Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of Chicago as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning tonight, August 5. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO in New Role Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald rejoins the Broadway cast of CHICAGO as Billy Flynn -- his second starring role in the acclaimed production-- beginning Tuesday, August 5. (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans to Open Season with CHICAGO; Tickets On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film - John O'Hurley - will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn in select cities. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tiler Peck in Title Role of Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Kennedy Center just released a photo of Tiler Peck in the title role of Little Dancer and you can check it out below! The costuming and pose reflect that of Edgar Degas' masterpiece, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, which may be viewed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The Gallery will mount a special exhibition of the statue beginning October 5 in conjunction with the musical. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play Citi Performing Arts Center, 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is returning this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana, playing at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre for 16 performances, from December 16 - 28. Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1. (more...)

Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway in Detroit has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will begin at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, September 26 - October 4, 2014. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Rose Theater Educator Sue Gillespie Booton Honored at FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sue Gillespie Booton of Omaha's Rose Theater was one of eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE which just wrapped in New York City. The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment Present ANNIE, 11/5 - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment are pleased to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play November 5 - 16, 2014 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony AwardŽ-winning original. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Warren Carlyle & More to Instruct Teachers at 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE, 7/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE July 9th - 12th. The event has once again been underwritten by Myrna and Freddie ('G') Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). The weekend honors instructors and teachers who are 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. In addition to the New York experience, each of the teachers' schools receives $5,000 from Freddie and Myrna to enhance their arts program. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour to Return to Nashville, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down. CHICAGO will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement from October 21-26. (more...)

Lindsay Roginski Makes Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tonight, June 30, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago will welcome Lindsay Roginski in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Lindsay Roginski to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as Roxie Hart, Begin. 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On Monday, June 30, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome Lindsay Roginski in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Theatrical Memoir ACT ONE Closes Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Act One will play its final performance tonight at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Act One was written and directed by James Lapine and based on the 1954 autobiography by Moss Hart. The production originally opened on April 17 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Broadway's ACT ONE with Tony Shalhoub & Santino Fontana to be Filmed for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-nominated production of ACT ONE, written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, will be filmed for Live from Lincoln Center for an anticipated broadcast on PBS at a future date, it has just been announced. ACT ONE which is up for 5 Tony Awards this Sunday, including Best Play, runs through June 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

WHITE CHRISTMAS with Aled Jones & Tom Chambers to Play Dominion Theatre, Begin. 12 November
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Aled Jones and Tom Chambers will be starring as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis in the West End premiere of Irving Berlin's much-loved musical WHITE CHRISTMAS, which will open at London's newly refurbished Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 12 November for a strictly limited eight-week season, ending on 3 January 2015 (previewing from 8 November). (more...)

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