Martin Charnin News

Date of Birth: November 24, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Songs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 BelowSongs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Gonna Be Gone TOMORROW! ANNIE Brings Much Appreciated Optimism in Brief Stop at The McCallumBWW Review: It's Gonna Be Gone TOMORROW! ANNIE Brings Much Appreciated Optimism in Brief Stop at The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

Some people roll their eyes when you mention the musical ANNIE. But, I tell you what. ANNIE never disappoints. It is not Sondheim. It is not Hamilton. It is not Pasek and Paul. But -the book is strong - the laughs are genuine and plenty. The lyrics are clever and the melodies as singable as they come. This production of ANNIE is far from perfect - but it is still a pretty perfect little musical! It is a "leave your troubles at the door" evening in the theatre and an optimistic antidote to any depression you might be feeling in this rather volatile political climate. There are just two performances remaining in the Coachella Valley, but it would be worth your time to drop whatever you're doing and snatch up the limited remaining tickets.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas SpecialExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

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: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

The Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts CenterThe Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Scroll down for Mayo Performing Arts Center's just-announced lineup for January through March! (more...)

Broadway in Casper Presents ANNIE, THE ILLUSIONISTS and More!Broadway in Casper Presents ANNIE, THE ILLUSIONISTS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Broadway in Casper is proud to return with exciting new entertainment to spice up the nightlife and fill your social calendar.  Whether it's a date night, an evening with the girls, or family fun that you are looking for, we have something for everyone! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

'Tomorrow' Is Just Around The Corner!! ANNIE Drops In At The McCallum For A Limited Engagement!'Tomorrow' Is Just Around The Corner!! ANNIE Drops In At The McCallum For A Limited Engagement!
by David Green - Dec 16, 2016

The McCallum Theatre is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play three performances - Tuesday, January 10, at 8:00pm and Wednesday, January 11, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work.  Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ANNIE, the popular musical based upon the Harold Gray's comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan, will add to the magic of New Year's Eve in the Mother City magic, ringing in the new year with a 21:00 performance on 31 December. (more...)

BWW Review: Endearing ANNIE Graces the Memphis OrpheumBWW Review: Endearing ANNIE Graces the Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - Dec 15, 2016

It's the time of year to reflect on the past and enjoy familiar stories that warm our hearts. In otherwords, 'tis the season for ANNIE. That spunky waif has been part of our American culture for more than 130 years. She was first penned into existence by poet James Whitcomb Riley in 1885. His poem, 'Little Orphant Annie',was inspired by Mary Alice 'Allie' Smith, an orphaned child who came to live in the Riley home. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates HIGH FIDELITY and Bette MidlerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates HIGH FIDELITY and Bette Midler
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 14, 2016

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: Broadway gets down & Bette clams up. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie Davis Shines as 'Star To Be' in ANNIE TourBWW Interview: Katie Davis Shines as 'Star To Be' in ANNIE Tour
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 13, 2016

Katie Davis, a recent graduate from Belmont University's Musical Theatre program, is portraying the featured ensemble member 'Star To Be', a young and optimistic actress who just moved to the dazzling 'NYC'. Davis has been noted as being a 'standout' ensemble member from the Chicago Theatre Review. I was lucky enough to sit down and check in with Katie on how her experience being on the Annie National Tour is going. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

BWW Review: RWM Presents ANNIE; Show Closes 12/11BWW Review: RWM Presents ANNIE; Show Closes 12/11
by Jared Echevarria - Dec 4, 2016

The plucky red-haired girl that conquered our hearts so many times over has finally returned to town as Resorts World Manila's (RWM) production of Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's ANNIE continues to play the Newport Performing Arts Theatre until December 11. (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth is Proud to Present the U.S. National Tour of ANNIEPerforming Arts Fort Worth is Proud to Present the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth is proud to present the U.S. national tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, at Bass Performance Hall January 17-22. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE is a brand-new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 EventsMPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. SchulmanExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

World-favourite Family Musical ANNIE for Festive Season Run at ArtscapeWorld-favourite Family Musical ANNIE for Festive Season Run at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

ANNIE, the world's favourite family musical, will be presented by Pieter Toerien and Hazel Feldman at Artscape for the 2016 festive season. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE is Almost Here!Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE is Almost Here!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play December 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast - Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents ANNIE JRPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast - Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents ANNIE JR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

One of America's most enduring and endearing icons takes the stage as Greasepaint Youtheatre presents ANNIE JR., running December 9-18, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume! (more...)

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