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Date of Birth: November 24, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: ANNIE 'Shines' at Westchester Broadway TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE 'Shines' at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2017

Girls and women of all ages (including this writer) filled the seats at Westchester Broadway Theatre's current production of Annie, one of the longest running shows in Broadway History. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark SendroffExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day SaleSkylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WESTExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

Alhambra's ANNIE to Star Local Girl in Lead RoleAlhambra's ANNIE to Star Local Girl in Lead Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Queen's Harbour resident Carly Juliana Barnes is cast as the lead in the Alhambra Theatre & Dining's upcoming production of Annie, set to open June 28, 2017.  Selected from an open casting call of more than 110 girls, Carly is one of two talented young leading ladies that perform as Annie.  She is joined by Jena Simmons of Jupiter (FL).  A much-celebrated Broadway musical, Annie continues the Alhambra's 50th Anniversary Season. For the fourth consecutive season the Alhambra's summer family show is sponsored by Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning of Jacksonville (FL). (more...)

New Musical AN EXTRA PENNY to Make World Premiere at JPACNew Musical AN EXTRA PENNY to Make World Premiere at JPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Come be part of musical theatre history with the world premiere of An Extra Penny at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC) on July 26- August 6. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken BillingtonExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! Spring Lake Theatre to Stage ANNIELeapin' Lizards! Spring Lake Theatre to Stage ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Leapin' Lizards! The Spring Lake Theatre Company opens the 2017-18 season with the beloved musical Annie, with 10 performances from July 6 - 23 at the historic Spring Lake Theatre in Spring Lake, NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE, Piccadilly TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE, Piccadilly Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Has there ever been a time when we're more in need of irrepressible optimism? The orphan who convinces everyone around her that 'the sun will come out tomorrow' has certainly hit the West End at an opportune moment, and there's plenty of enjoyment to be had from a show that is, nevertheless, far more throwback than vital piece for 2017. (more...)

Spring Lake Theatre Presents ANNIESpring Lake Theatre Presents ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Leapin' Lizards! The Spring Lake Theatre Company opens the 2017-18 season with the beloved musical Annie, with 10 performances from July 6 - 23 at the historic Spring Lake Theatre in Spring Lake, NJ. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 7, 2017

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been removed....plus, categories that we want to see added for future shows! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 5, 2017

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Photo Flash: We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! First Look at ANNIE in the West EndPhoto Flash: We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! First Look at ANNIE in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Miranda Hart plays Miss Hannigan with Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily in the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. The title role of Annie is shared by Madeleine Haynes, 13-years old from Hadley Wood, Barnet, Lola Moxom, 12-years old from Rochester, Kent and Ruby Stokes, 12-years old from Hampshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - May 31, 2017

In 1996, when Julie Andrews was the only artist involved with VICTOR/VICTORIA to receive a Tony nomination, she withdrew her name from the ballot. In a statement, she said, 'I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination, and prefer instead to stand with the egregiously overlooked --' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's PlaysExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's Plays
by Behind the Curtain - May 30, 2017

Tony! Tony! Tony! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's dramatic works. From OSLO to INDECENT, THE LITTLE FOXES to SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Kevin Kline to Laurie Metcalf, and everything in between, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Joel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley CenterJoel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey will be interviewed at 12 noon on Sunday, May 28 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52nd Street, NYC), preceding a screening of the 1970 NBC Telecast of George M! from 12:15 to 1:45 PM. The interview and screening are free and open to the public. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie RozelleExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal LuftigExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This SummerME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

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