Mary Lea Johnson News

NAUGHTY/NICE Concert Reading Set for Caroline's on Broadway, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

The Producer Circle. Co will present a concert reading of Kenneth Jones and Gerald Stocksill's NAUGHTY/NICE in benefit of the The New York Center For Children at Caroline's on Broadway on Dec. 3. The reading features musical direction by David Gardos and direction and staging by Stephen Nachamie. Alexandra Frohlinger, Timatha Kasten, Eric Michael Krop, and George Salazar will star, along with Emily Bindiger, Dennis Deal, Carolee Goodgold, and Jim Vincent. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD at the Great Lakes Theater at Hanna Thatre, PlayhouseSquare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2013-14 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare's royal epic, Richard III and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 27 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Opens 2013-14 Season with SWEENEY TODD and RICHARD III, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2013-14 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare's royal epic, Richard III and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory tonight, September 27 - November 3, 2013. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater to Open 2013-14 Season with SWEENEY TODD & RICHARD III, Begin. 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2013

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) will commence its 2013-14 season at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, with a Fall Repertory that features William Shakespeare's royal epic, Richard III and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The productions will be performed in rotating repertory September 27 - November 3, 2013. Joseph Hanreddy will direct Richard III.Victoria Bussert will direct Sweeney Todd. (Sweeney Todd's music and lyrics were written by Stephen Sondheim based on a book by Hugh Wheeler and an adaptation by Christopher Bond.Sweeney Todd was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. It was originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos.) (more...)

BWW TV: Chita Rivera & More Honor Producer Marty Richards
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

On April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out highlights from inside the concert below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Apr 14, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 14, 2013 - Sunday, April 14, 2013. (more...)

Dan Gallagher, Michael Milton and Cheryl Dennis Found Producer Circle Co. in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

On Monday evening, April 8th at the finale of Marty Richards' star-studded-sold-out Memorial to benefit his beloved New York Center For Children, which he co-founded with his wife Mary Lea Johnson Richards, Chita Rivera quieted the crowd to make an important announcement regarding the future of the American Theatre and the New York centric film and television's East Coast community. Dan Gallagher and Michael Milton, Mr. Richards' co-workers and right-hand visionaries for over fifteen years, have power-teamed with Producer/General Manager, Cheryl Dennis, to form the new Producer Circle Co. with offices in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Douglas, Tommy Tune & More Gather to Remember Marty Richards
by Walter McBride - Apr 09, 2013

Last night, April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out who was there to celebrate the legend below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera and More Tribute Marty Richards
by Walter McBride - Apr 09, 2013

Last night, April 8th, producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones gathered in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they were entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2013

At 6:30pm, tonight, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

At 6:30pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Hartt Presents ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2013


STAGE TUBE: A Tribute to Producer Martin Richards
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2012

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated producer Martin Richards, who passed away yesterday at age 80. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, Tuesday, November 27th, at exactly 7:00 p.m. for one minute. Check out a video tribute to the legendary producer below. (more...)

Chita Rivera Releases Statement on the Death of Martin Richards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

Just yesterday, Broadway lost producer Martin Richards to cancer. He was 80 years old. Long-time friend and Broadway legend Chita Rivera just released the following statement on his passing: (more...)

Broadway Lights to Dim Tonight for Martin Richards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated producer Martin Richards, who passed away yesterday at age 80. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, Tuesday, November 27th, at exactly 7:00 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Marty Richards
by Walter McBride - Nov 26, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. We celebrate the life and career of the legend below (more...)

Funeral Arrangements Set for Broadway Producer Marty Richards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. (more...)

Broadway Producer Marty Richards Passes Away at 80
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that producer Marty Richards passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. (more...)