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Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1948 (66)
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
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School of Theatre at Florida State to Present RAGTIME, 2/13-3/1School of Theatre at Florida State to Present RAGTIME, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and based on the novel "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow. Ragtime will be directed by Fred Chappell, head of the MFA Directing program at Florida State University. The show features a musical selection as diverse as New York City, from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem to the bold brass band and up-tempo banjo tunes characterizing America at the turn of the century. (more...)

Reed Birney & Noah Robbins Lead CHESTER BAILEY Reading Today at Irish RepReed Birney & Noah Robbins Lead CHESTER BAILEY Reading Today at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre continues the 9th season of its Reading Series with Joseph Dougherty's play Chester Bailey, directed by Ron Lagomarsino. The reading will be held today, January 30 at 3pm (EST) at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovations. The reading is FREE and open to the public. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVORBWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVOR
by David Clarke - Jan 29, 2015

For Canfield and Kelly's From Broadway to Survivor cabaret, the charming couple shared with audiences their New York experiences, love story, and their vibrant talents. This made for a fun night of Broadway showmanship that amused the collected audience. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Reed Birney & Noah Robbins to Lead Free Reading of CHESTER BAILEY at Irish RepReed Birney & Noah Robbins to Lead Free Reading of CHESTER BAILEY at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the 9th season of its Reading Series with Joseph Dougherty's play Chester Bailey, directed by Ron Lagomarsino. The reading will be held on Friday, January 30 at 3pm (EST) at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovations. The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's RAGTIME Opens Next WeekActors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's RAGTIME Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its celebrated 2014-2015 season with a regional premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime from January 28 - February 22, 2015. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: RAGTIME Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: RAGTIME Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 22, 2015

Today we are recounting the opening night of one of the most cherished modern musicals, RAGTIME. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Circle Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Circle Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 16, 2015

Celebrating its 65th season, Nashville's Circle Players is Middle Tennessee's oldest community theater organization and I can think of no better way to celebrate that milestone than with the company's current show, the Tim Larson-directed version of Ragtime, the musical adaptation of the acclaimed E.L. Doctorow novel. (more...)

Cathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next MonthCathy Rigby to Star as 'Cat in the Hat' in 3D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Broadway Tony Award nominee and former Olympic Gold medal gymnast Cathy Rigby stars as 'Cat in the Hat' in Seussical the Musical which officially opens the LA Ovation Award winning 3D Theatricals' (3DT) 2015 musical theatre season. This delightful, whimsical show has been set for ten performances at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium February 7 - 22; and six performances February 28 - March 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

NYU Steinhardt to Stage A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Next MonthNYU Steinhardt to Stage A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

NYU Steinhardt's Program in Vocal Performance today announced it will present A Man of No Importance, the award-winning musical, on February 5-9, 2015. The show features book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. John Simpkins directs. (more...)

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Present SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Through 2/21Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to Present SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. Through 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season with SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. at the Taft Theatre, directed by Angela Powell Walker. Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson. Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating. Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts PlazaJERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut on Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning RAGTIME round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre. Season renewals and priority orders are available at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office, online at theaterleague.com or by calling 805.449.2775. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts just wrapped up the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in November, and according to the New York Times, the show will continue life on the west coast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Student Stars Brilliant in Inspiration Stage's SEUSSICAL JR.BWW Reviews: Student Stars Brilliant in Inspiration Stage's SEUSSICAL JR.
by Katricia Lang - Dec 24, 2014

In a sense, SEUSSICAL is formulaic pabulum. But like I formulaically say almost every review (after a eye-catching, misleading characterization of a piece - i.e. pabulum), that doesn't make it bad. It has very simple but charming themes about loyalty, being kind to all people despite difference in appearance, and staying true to yourself. It's no wonder that it's a youth theatre favorite. (more...)

CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING! I consigli di BWW per NataleCHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING! I consigli di BWW per Natale
by Valeria Venturelli - Dec 24, 2014

Manca solo un giorno a Natale! Riportiamo di seguito gli spettacoli che si stanno svolgendo in questi giorni, per chi volesse vivere la magia del Natale in teatro. Per chi non potesse andare a teatro in questi giorni e volesse comunque vivere il periodo natalizio in stile musical, abbiamo qualche suggerimento in pellicola. Non si tratta di recensioni ma di consigli per passare un buon Natale in famiglia e condividere una piacevole serata tutti assieme. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaSTAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie, Bobby Steggert, Ramin Karimloo & More Sing Ahrens and Flaherty at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2014

The York Theatre Company just honored Tony Award-winning collaborators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). Below, check out highlights from the evening, which including performances by Marin Mazzie, Ramin Karimloo, Bobby Steggert, Corey Cott, Judy Kaye, and many more! (more...)

Irene Adjan, Ken Clement & More to Lead RAGTIME at Miracle TheatreIrene Adjan, Ken Clement & More to Lead RAGTIME at Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Actors' Playhouse has announced casting for it's regional premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime playing January 28 - February 22, 2015 at the Miracle Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Miami (more...)

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