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Date Of Birth:
November 22, 1959 (55)
Birth Place:
Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, KansasBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas
by Steve Wilson - May 17, 2015

Take a shower, put on your best duds, but do not forget the Hairspray now playing at The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman runs through July 12. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the magnificent dinner theater production, with Richard J. Hinds providing choreography and Mark Ferrell with music direction. Hennessy, Hinds, and Ferrell were in the same capacity in 2012 for The New Theatre production of Hairspray. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New TheaterBWW Interview: Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 15, 2015

Reprising her role from the New Theatre production of Hairspray, Mandy Morris returns to Kansas City as Amber Von Tussle. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Mark Shaiman runs through July 12 at Ithe dinner theater. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the New Theatre production and Richard J. Hinds provides choreography. (more...)

Bette Midler Kicks Off IT'S THE GIRLS Tour TodayBette Midler Kicks Off IT'S THE GIRLS Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Divine Miss M is back! As previously announced, Bette Midler is touring the country beginning this month in support of her newest solo recording 'It's the Girls.' (more...)

Marc Shaiman Reflects on Last Night's DAVID LETTERMAN AppearanceMarc Shaiman Reflects on Last Night's DAVID LETTERMAN Appearance
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

Shaiman accompanied Lane on piano and later took to Facebook to share his reflections on the moving experience! (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Original Shaiman/Wittman Musical Tribute to LETTERMAN!VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Original Shaiman/Wittman Musical Tribute to LETTERMAN!
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Broadway's Nathan Lane performed a tribute song 'Dead Inside,' written by Marc Shailman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

A Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Kathleen Marshall on Falling Down Broadway's Rabbit HoleA Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Kathleen Marshall on Falling Down Broadway's Rabbit Hole
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 30, 2015

Few directors and choreographers can get the sort of performance Kathleen Marshall drew out of Sutton Foster in the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES; few can get them to keep going, to push through an eight-minute act closer, with hefty tapping and belting. Fewer still can stitch it all up into one of the most rousing, palpitation-inducing musical moments in decades. (more...)

Tom Cruise Eyeing Lead in Disney's Upcoming Musical Comedy BOB THE MUSICALTom Cruise Eyeing Lead in Disney's Upcoming Musical Comedy BOB THE MUSICAL
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Multiple sources tell The Wrap that actor Tom Cruise is eyeing the title role in Disney's upcoming musical comedy BOB THE MUSICAL. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks Upcoming Actors Fund SMASH Reunion ConcertVIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks Upcoming Actors Fund SMASH Reunion Concert
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Megan Hilty stopped by CBS THIS MORNING to talk about the renewed interest in the NBC musical drama series SMASH, which signed off the airwaves after only two seasons. Watch the interview in full below! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Performs Marc Shaiman-Penned Musical Tribute to LETTERMANVIDEO: Billy Crystal Performs Marc Shaiman-Penned Musical Tribute to LETTERMAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Billy Crystal (700 SUNDAYS) performed a musical tribute to exiting host David Letterman. (more...)

THE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 SeasonTHE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Hale Center Theater Orem is pleased to announce its 2016 Season. (more...)

It's a SMASH! BOMBSHELL Concert Sells Out in Just Over an Hour!It's a SMASH! BOMBSHELL Concert Sells Out in Just Over an Hour!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Surprising no one who's been following the Kickstarter campaign, it was announced today by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron that the upcoming concert presentation of the musical Bombshell from the TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, co-directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, is SOLD OUT! The response for the one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, which sold out in just over one hour and to be held Monday evening, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway) has been overwhelming helping to raise much needed funds for the non-profit organization. (more...)

FINAL UPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Ends With $318,000+FINAL UPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Ends With $318,000+
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

BOMBSHELL is gigantic smash! (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler Performs 'Be My Baby' from New Album on ELLENVIDEO: Bette Midler Performs 'Be My Baby' from New Album on ELLEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Bette Midler stopped by this week's ELLEN to perform 'Be My Baby' from her new album 'For the Girls.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Craig Zadan Reveals BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Will Not Be RecordedCraig Zadan Reveals BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Will Not Be Recorded
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will present a concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, co-directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. The one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund is set for Monday evening, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Now, according to a recent tweet from Zadan, the show officially will get an audio nor video recording. He writes: 'Unfortunately, it's a one night only event. There will be no recording. ' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Look Back at Ben Rimalower's Celebrity Visits! BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES Close in San Fran TonightBWW Exclusive: A Look Back at Ben Rimalower's Celebrity Visits! BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES Close in San Fran Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

To celebrate Ben Rimalower's final night at Oasis in San Francisco tonight performing 'Bad with Money' and 'Patti Issues', take a look back at all the celebrities who came to see him in New York over the last year. After tonight, he continues both shows at The Duplex through April 29. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

UPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Passes $316,000; 8 Days LeftUPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Passes $316,000; 8 Days Left
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

BOMBSHELL is huge smash! (more...)

TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15TSO POPS to Present AS HEARD ON TV with Nicole Parker, April 14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

TSO POPS presents AS HEARD ON TV with Special Guest Nicole Parker and TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke on April 14 & 15, 2015 at Roy Thomson Hall. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Fabulous Features Of The Upcoming SMASH/BOMBSHELL ReunionSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Fabulous Features Of The Upcoming SMASH/BOMBSHELL Reunion
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2015

Last week, BroadwayWorld began a new InDepth InterView focus series highlighting all aspects of one of the most popular stories of the year so far, the unexpected announcement of a special one night only charity concert performance of a fan favorite musical-within-the-series from NBC's musical series SMASH, BOMBSHELL, to benefit the Actors Fund, and, now we bring you the top facts, features and fun tidbits gleaned from the conversations so far. (more...)

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