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Photo Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards LuncheonPhoto Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring actress/singer/dancer Carol Lawrence, along with famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter, was held on March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Carol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards LuncheonCarol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Actress/Singer/Dancer Carol Lawrence has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Miss Lawrence will be honored on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter will receive special PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Louis Jourdan, a French actor famous for American film and television appearances in the Oscar-winning musical GIGI, MADAME BOVARY, CAN-CAN, and THE FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS, 1896, as well as Broadway appearances in shows such as ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, has died. The Hollywood Walk of Fame winner was 93. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Swarovski Adds Sparkle to GIGI on BroadwaySTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Swarovski Adds Sparkle to GIGI on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Swarovski teamed up with Broadway's GIGI to add some sparkle to the show's fabulous costumes, designed by Cathy Zuber. In the video below, get a look into her atelier and discover more about the partnership between GIGI and Swarovski! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GIGI Premieres at the Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: GIGI Premieres at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Feb 4, 2015

Two Broadway veterans, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty, shine in Broadway tryout. (more...)

Photo: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGIPhoto: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Swarovski has added its trademark glamour and sparkle to the gloriously reimagined production of Lerner and Loewe's acclaimed musical romantic comedy 'Gigi', currently playing a limited engagement at the Eisenhower Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center (more...)

Sian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham RepSian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH is a tribute to Colette, one of France's greatest writers. This celebration of her work is brilliantly brought to life for one evening only at Birmingham Repertory Theatre by acclaimed actors Sian Phillips and Robert Powell. (more...)

CINDERELLA AT 70 is ReleasedCINDERELLA AT 70 is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Cinderella is alive and well in 2015. Prince Charming having divorced her for a trophy wife, she's teamed up with a new 70-year-old BFF as her mentor and author. She's learning about online dating, sex, boob jobs, botox, technology, the Millenia generation - and, of course, men. She can make a great martini - shaken, not stirred - and she's using her 2,000 years of experience to add a new dimension to everyone who meets her. Our favorite princess is delightful, funny, and promises to become your BFF too. The original idea for 'Cinderella at 70' was born when three women in their 60s spent a weekend together in Los Angeles, Treacy says. 'Sex and the City was hot,' she says. 'Over cosmos one evening, someone asked, 'Where do you think these women will be 30 years from now?' For the rest of the evening, happily inebriated, we continued to hypothesize. Would Carrie and Big have children? Would Miranda choose her career or life in Brooklyn? What would happen to Samantha and James? Would debutante Charlotte find happiness with her Jewish husband? It's taken 10 years from that night for Cinderella to evolve, but now we're both looking forward to the spotlight, the red carpet, and sharing our adventures with the world.' Toni Demarco, whose best seller Heartgasm, Increasing Intimacy and Ecstacy with Your Beloved was endorsed by Larry King, says 'Cinderella at 70' is a blissful read that took me on a journey and did not set me down until the final page.' Having already completed several pre-media buzz appearances in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, Treacy says, 'The stage is set for a roll out of 'Cinderella at 70' with many book readings, book signings, and media appearances lined up in 2015.' Request for review copies of the book can be secured at Beyond Publishing.net 702.623.2040. About Jane Friedlander Treacy Jane Friedlander Treacy is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University. At the age of 15, she began her theatrical career working in off-Broadway theatres. At 20, she produced her first off-Broadway show, the hit revival of 'Anything Goes,' starring Hal Linden. For the next two decades, Jane produced more than 30 Broadway and National Touring shows, including 'Lord Pengo', starring Charles Boyer and Agnes Moorhead; 'The Odd Couple', starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman; 'South Pacific:, starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel; 'Can Can', starring Leslie Caron; 'Seesaw', starring Lucie Arnaz and Tommy Tune; 'The Rainbmaker', starring Burt Reynolds, and 'Charley's Aunt', starring Vincent Price and Roddy McDowell. Her productions received numerous awards, including the Lid Angele Drama Critics 'Outstanding Musical Award' and the Off-Broadway Critic's Circle Award. Jane also served as Special Assistant to New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, and co-produced the 1964 Democratic Party Rally at Madison Square Garden. She resided in Indianapolis from 1978-1998, where she founded and published Teen Track, the only not-for-profit news magazine in the United States written totally by, for and about teenagers. She also served as Managing Editor for Indianapolis Woman magazine, helped found and was elected president of two theatres, and received the 'Woman of the Year' for her philanthropic work. Since moving to Palm Desert, California 15 years ago, Jane founded and co-produced five seasons of Cabaret Theatre West and has served on the Boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is honored to be included in 'Who's Who of American Women' and 'Who's Who Worldwide.' (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: GIGI Sets Her Sights On Broadway (Again)THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: GIGI Sets Her Sights On Broadway (Again)
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 8, 2015

Today we are looking at one of the most revered movie musicals ever made, GIGI, as it prepares to embark on a new Broadway-bound production at the Kennedy Center next week, starring Vanessa Hudgens. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014BWW Reviews: GRIGWARE Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2014
by Don Grigware - Dec 26, 2014

The Best in LA Theatre for 2014 (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, written and performed by Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Updating Live!Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Dec 18, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/10/14 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE AMBASSADOR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens in Paris, THE AMBASSADOR comes to BAM and more! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning TonightLaguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

'DIRTY DANCING' Opens in Atlanta Tonight'DIRTY DANCING' Opens in Atlanta Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta presents the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre, beginning tonight, November 25. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This WinterLaguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Karen Morrow and More to Tribute The Songs of Jerry Herman, 11/02Broadway Veteran Karen Morrow and More to Tribute The Songs of Jerry Herman, 11/02
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES - THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN, Sunday November 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM (more...)

MUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This OctoberMUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This October
by Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Viewers may find themselves singing in the shower, and pirouetting around the house all month as Reel 13 presents a classic song-and-dance film each week in October. (more...)

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