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Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1948 (66)
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BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Makes You Realize "How Lucky You Are"BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Makes You Realize "How Lucky You Are"
by Don Grigware - Mar 3, 2015

Remember when you were a child and hated to think? Or were you like JoJo with excessively brilliant thinks? No matter! Put yourself into a Dr. Seuss...ical mode and get on down to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from Friday March 6 to Sunday March 8 only for the final weekend of performances of 3-D Theatricals' exhilarating Seussical the Musical. David Engel, an original member of the Broadway cast, directs with panache and Cathy Rigby leads a delightful cast in a show for youngsters young and old. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!Oregon Children's Theatre to Present SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Meet Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher on the eve of his first day of class. Will his students like him? How can he inspire them? His solution is a collection of songs that are none other than the educational, catchy, and, beloved Schoolhouse Rock classics! Kids will have a blast with "Conjunction Junction;" "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly;"and "Verb: That's What's Happening"-and parents will love to revisit favorites like "I'm Just a Bill," (written by local Jazz legend Dave Frishberg). Adults will love this nostalgic trip back to 70's Saturday morning television. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cathy Rigby Talks About SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Now in Redondo BeachBWW Interviews: Cathy Rigby Talks About SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Now in Redondo Beach
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2015

Actress/singer Cathy Rigby is finishing her run with one more weekend as the Cat in the Hat in 3-D Theatricals' production of Seussical The Musical at Redondo Performing Arts Center March 6-8. Rigby talks about her love of this role and other theatrical delights. Why is the Cat in the Hat a favorite role of yours? I saw you play it at your theatre many years ago. Although the Cat seems to create chaos… His main objective in this play is to help 'Jojo' understand that his imagination and creativity are wonderful!!! As well as valuable, and practical! In this story, Jojo's 'Thinks' help him to save 'Whoville' and all the people who live there. (more...)

James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEJames Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE,' the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for 2003 Best Off-Broadway Musical on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Paulo Szot, Ahrens & Flaherty & More Preview Upcoming Shows at 54 Below!FREEZE FRAME: Paulo Szot, Ahrens & Flaherty & More Preview Upcoming Shows at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2015

54 Below just welcomed a slew of stars to preview their upcoming shows, including Tony Award-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with Rose Hemingway (March 15); The stars of the acclaimed Broadway revival of Side Show Emily Padgett and Erin Davie (March 5); Kelli Rabke (March 8); Tony Award Award winner Paulo Szot (February 24-28). Check out a photo preview from the preview below! (more...)

OCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and MoreOCTA Announces 41st Season: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE, GOOD PEOPLE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) Board of Directors has announced its 41st season for 2015-2016, unveiling a balance of genres and directors that promise to propel the theatre into the next phase of its success. (more...)

2015 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz Now Accepting New Works2015 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz Now Accepting New Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin; the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

ROCKY – DAS MUSICAL rockt ab Herbst 2015 in StuttgartROCKY – DAS MUSICAL rockt ab Herbst 2015 in Stuttgart
by Iris Moebius - Feb 20, 2015

Die Geruchtekuche brodelte! Nun ist es offiziell: Ab Herbst lautet das Motto in Stuttgart: „Fight from the heart"! Die international erfolgreiche Stage-Eigenproduktion ROCKY kommt ins Stage Palladium Theater. Dies gab heute der Mit-Geschaftsfuhrer von Stage Entertainment Deutschland, Michael Hildebrandt, bei der Prasentation des neuen Musicals bekannt. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RAGTIME at Actors' PlayhouseBWW Reviews: RAGTIME at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Feb 16, 2015

You want spectacular? You want scintillating? You want all the music, humor, gossip and angst of the early years in America's 20th century? Then, by golly, you want RAGTIME, now looming large at Actors' Playhouse. (more...)

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lipscomb Theatre's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Lipscomb Theatre's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2015

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On this Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus Mcgurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Leads 3-DT's Fun-Filled SEUSSICAL MusicalBWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Leads 3-DT's Fun-Filled SEUSSICAL Musical
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 12, 2015

A charming, fun-filled musical comedy performed with cheery, infectious gusto, 3-D Theatricals' top-notch regional production of SEUSSICAL - THE MUSICAL is a laugh-out-loud, smile-a-minute spectacular for all ages! Featuring Cathy Rigby reprising her Broadway/National Tour role as The Cat In The Hat, the show is one of this season's most gloriously delightful, thoroughly entertaining surprises! The musical continues at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through February 22 then transfers to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center for a limited run February 28 – March 8. (more...)

Marin Mazzie & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEMarin Mazzie & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "54 Sings A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE," the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for 2003 Best Off-Broadway Musical on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

 TMP Family Theater to Stage SEUSSICAL TYA, 2/21-3/1 TMP Family Theater to Stage SEUSSICAL TYA, 2/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

TMP Family Theater announces its second musical of the season - Seussical TYA. A show fun for the whole family! (more...)

Save 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 BelowSave 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 Below
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 10, 2015

Save 15% on Christine Andreas, Paulo Szot and more at 54 Below (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers AwardAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater was announced earlier this week by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which administers the Rodgers Awards: String, by Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond. The show was awarded a Studio Production. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on March 17-April 12. The Tony Award-winning musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is directed by Keith Baker and features Leslie Becker, Derrick Cobey, David Edwards, Tamar Greene, Michael Thomas Holmes, Matt Leisy and Ciji Prosser. Supporting roles will be played by Ciaran Barlow as Edgar, Will Connell as Houdini, Jim Conte as Grandfather, Stephen Dagrosa as Willie Conklin, Sarah J. Gafgen as Emma Goldman, and Chelsey Jean as Evelyn Nesbitt. The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Amy L. Armstrong, Charles Michael Bendas, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Jessica Gruver, Brian Michael Henry, Adam Hoyak, Angelica Jackson, Jessica M. Johnson, Walter E. Tucker, Dwayne Washington, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

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