Marc Shaiman News

Date Of Birth:
November 22, 1959 (54)
Birth Place:
Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 25, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its impressive summer with another show stopper. Catch Me If You Can, directed by MTW's own Wayne Bryant, is a slick little number with a host of unforgettable performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Running 7/23 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Continuing the 43rd season for Music Theatre Wichita, the fourth of this summer's five large-scale productions is the Kansas premiere of "Catch Me If You Can," at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Santino Fontana Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Santino Fontana, 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cinderella), visited students of Broadway Artists Alliance Junior Summer Intensive on July 9th. Fontana spoke of his start in school plays all the way to his Broadway career. Fontana relayed some words of wisdom during a Q&A, answering questions ranging from memorizing all those lines to the process of making Frozen. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/15/14 - Jenkins Back in NEWSIES, LADY DAY & HEDWIG on the Shelves, Menzel Goes MLB and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 15, 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: Capathia Jenkins returns to NEWSIES as 'Medda', we can add two new Original Cast Recordings to our collection -- LADY DAY and HEDWIG -- and Idina Menzel performs at tonight's MBL All-Star Game! (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor Preview IT COULD BE WORSE Concert at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

Broadway vets Mitchell Jarvis and Wesley Taylor's critically-acclaimed "IT COULD BE WORSE," was a humble yet cherished web series amongst our community. After winning a slew of online indie awards and raising over 70K on Kickstarter to shoot a second season, the "awesomely addictive" dark comedy was acquired for cable television.The Washington Post said ICBW was "what Smash might have been…had it found a looser and sharper-witted footing." (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Summer Theatre of New Canaan Rocks with HAIRSPRAY
by Cindy Cardozo - Jul 06, 2014

Summer Theatre of New Canaan rocks the summer months with the powerhouse, feel-good musical, Hairspray. (more...)

Megan Hilty Sings SMASH, WICKED & More Broadway Showstoppers At BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 05, 2014

SMASH star, Broadway headliner and small screen standout Megan Hilty participated in the familiar annual Independence Day celebration BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR and reminded us why she is one of Broadway's best bombshells with some stupendous musical theatre showstoppers of all sorts - including tunes from SMASH, WICKED and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 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. (more...)

Megan Hilty, Stephanie J. Block, Marc Shaiman and More Sign On For IT COULD BE WORSE Season 2 Launch Concert at 54 Below, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 'It Could Be Worse' Season Two Launch Concert on July 15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Jennings, Ben Forster, and More Celebrate West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's One Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, last night marked the first anniversary of its opening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests. Check out a first look at cast members on the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Leslie Odom, Jr. Talks Tick, Tick...Boom
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jun 26, 2014

Leslie Odom, Jr. talks about starring in Tick, Tick...Boom at City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, performing on TV's Smash and choosing wings over cages. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Marc Shaiman & More Set for Second Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the artists who will perform in the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC, to be taped before a live audience at the Arts Center for a series to air on NJTV, WLIW and THIRTEEN this fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on the Square Teases Its Beehives in HAIRSPRAY
by Joseph Baker - Jun 21, 2014

When Playhouse on the Square first showcased the musical version of the giddy John Waters' romp HAIRSPRAY a few seasons back, terpsichorean dynamo Courtney Oliver (as 'Tracy Turnblad') and theatre veteran Ken Zimmerman ('Miss Edna') left the stage each night with clamorous standing ovations for them and their colorful cohorts. I saw it more than once; it was the kind of theatrical experience that not only made you want to see it repeatedly, but one to which you longed to introduce others. I was thrilled to learn not only that HAIRSPRAY would return to end the current season at Playhouse, but that it would also reunite most of the original cast - and would be directed by the ever reliable Dave Landis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for CCT's HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre presents HAIRSPRAY, July 5 - 20, 2014 at Park Street Theatre. Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters. Performed by CCT's Summer Pre-Professional Company (ages 16-22). Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub with Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Latrell!, Julie Klausner, New Alternatives and More, Beg. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub at the Public with performers including: No Hope Productions Presents SIREN/KINGS, Martha Graham CRACKER CABARET, Champagne Jerry, LATRELL! LATRELL! JACKSON IS NOT ANGELA BASSETT, Julie Klausner CABARET SITUATION, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Voices for Homeless LGBTQ Youth: A Benefit for New Alternatives, BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, and more! (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014


Gladstone Theatre in the Park to Open 27th Season with HAIRSPRAY, 7/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Gladstone will open its 27th Season of Theatre in the Park with "Hairspray". The show opens Thursday, July 3rd, but will break for the Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4th and continue again on Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. and concessions will be provided by Gladstone Rotary. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Hal Luftig Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2014

The beloved Broadway tradition continued yesterday, June 11, as Sardi's added a caricature of Hal Luftig to its legendary walls. Friends including Jerry Mitchell, Billy Porter, Roger Rees, Rick Elice, William Ivey Long, Lawrence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Marc Shaiman, Charlotte St. Martin, Charlotte Wilcox, Orfeh, Ted Chapin and more came to celebrate the special event, and BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from the festivities below! (more...)

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