Loni Ackerman News

Date of Birth: April 10, 1949 (67)
Birth Place: New York City, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron FasslerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty ComdenExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part IIExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Below, go inside rehearsals with some cast members and the creative team of LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4 - Alicia Krakauer, Jessica Mortellaro, Megan Minutillo, Ariana Sepulveda, Stephanie Turci, and Meg Zervoulis! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles StrouseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 13-19. See all the new acts in the line up below: (more...)

Photo Flash: Liliane Montevecchi Celebrates The Ziegfeld Society at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Liliane Montevecchi Celebrates The Ziegfeld Society at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On Monday, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was happy to present Tony Award winning legend Liliane Montevecchi in The Ziegfeld Society's gala benefit performance of "Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue," devised and directed by Walter Willison, with musical direction and special musical arrangements by Mark York. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year AnniversaryBEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

Molly Model Joins Loni Ackerman, Caroline Bowman and More for Birdland's V-DAY VOLUME 4Molly Model Joins Loni Ackerman, Caroline Bowman and More for Birdland's V-DAY VOLUME 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Molly Model joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day Volume 4! Molly is so ecstatic to be performing alongside Loni Ackerman and the incredible cast of Love Songs. 20 year old Molly just got back from the Narnia festival in Italy where she choreographed and premiered 'The Lullaby of Broadway' a new musical review. She is currently taking classes at the Barrow Group and is a proud faculty member at Shuffles Tap and Musical Theater School. She is so grateful to be a part of such a star studded concert in celebration of such a LOVEly holiday! (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at BirdlandJay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Songs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 BelowSongs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Signs on for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Concert at BirdlandLizzie Klemperer Signs on for LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Lizzie Klemperer (The Secret Garden, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Bright Star) joins LOVE SONGS for V-Day at Birdland Jazz NYC on February 13th. (more...)

LOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Coming to Birdland Jazz Club This FebruaryLOVE SONGS FOR V-DAY Coming to Birdland Jazz Club This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Megan Minutillo's LOVE SONGS for V-Day concert is back! (more...)

New Date and Complete Cast Announced for ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIRNew Date and Complete Cast Announced for ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

A cast of Broadway stalwarts will join Tony Award winning legend and international stage and film star Liliane Montevecchi in The Ziegfeld Society's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue, devised and directed by Walter Willison with musical direction and special musical arrangements by Mark York. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas SpecialExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowTwo-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular DemandSecond Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

Jim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowJim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert. Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Last Session), Frank Root (42nd Street, Mack & Mabel) and Penny Worth (Irene, Annie, Grand Hotel) have joined the evening's starry cast.  (more...)

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