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Date Of Birth:
October 01, 1948 (66)
Birth Place:
New York, New York, USA
Gender:
Female
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ASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen SchwartzASCAP Now Seeking New Musicals for 2015 DreamWorks Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles. 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...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the 20-member cast for its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINEBristol Riverside Theatre to Present ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre rings in the new year with Always...Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley running January 27-February 22. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the cast features Jo Twiss and Jessica Wagner. Based on a true story, this intimate musical combines down-home country humor and heartache to recount the unlikely friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS DelightsBWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS Delights
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 15, 2014

Simply stunning!Megan Hilty, star of stage and screen, offered a good dose of holiday cheer and some fine vocals to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience this weekend. Combining musical theatre and pop selections she usually does in cabaret format with a few holiday tunes, the varied set offered a little something for everyone and allowed her to showcase her enviable versatility. While it's nearly impossible to pick highlights - because everything was just that good - a few favorite moments emerged. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and More to Celebrate Sondheim & Prince in 'A GOOD THING GOING' at 92Y Next MonthKate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and More to Celebrate Sondheim & Prince in 'A GOOD THING GOING' at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with "A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration" on January 10, 11 and 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Alan H. Green. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville Presents Two Christmas Shows 12/19-21Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville Presents Two Christmas Shows 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, NJ is thrilled to ring in the holiday season with two special productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Both shows, set to run during the weekend of Friday, December 19, Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21, will be performed at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre located at 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road in Lambertville, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you production photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the opening! (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This WeekendAdam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book by Joseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. The limited engagement of My Favorite Year will play 5 performances only this weekend, December 5-7, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BWW Interview:  Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Dec 4, 2014

Maestro Lockhart talks about the Holiday Pops concerts and the new work Flaherty and Ahrens have written for the Pops (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Tops Time's Best Plays and Musicals of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is number one while Broadway's The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rocky also nab spots on the list. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York's MY FAVORITE YEAR - Adam Chanler-Berat, Rose Hemingway & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York's MY FAVORITE YEAR - Adam Chanler-Berat, Rose Hemingway & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Meet the Cast and Creative Team of The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti presentation of the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year! The show features book by Joseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture My Favorite Year, courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co., with story by Dennis Palumbo and screenplay by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy CenterAhrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater through today, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty Honored Tonight at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award GalaAhrens & Flaherty Honored Tonight at York's 23rd Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The York Theatre Company will honor 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 to be held tonight, November 24, 2014 at Park Avenue's Racquet & Tennis Club (370 Park Avenue). (more...)

Notre Dame de Namur University Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL, 12/05-14Notre Dame de Namur University Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL, 12/05-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

The Bay Areas' longest running stage production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre for nine performances. Opening night is Friday, December 5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 21, 2014

Inspired by Edgar Degas' famous sculpture of a 14 year-old dancer, 'Little Dancer' is one of those kinds of musicals that you don't see much anymore. It's also the kind of musical that we desperately need on Broadway today. (more...)

Olathe Civic Theatre Association Sets 2015-16 Season: DOGFIGHT, ARCADIA & MoreOlathe Civic Theatre Association Sets 2015-16 Season: DOGFIGHT, ARCADIA & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

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...)

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