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  • Date Of Birth:
    June 28, 1926 (88)
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    Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lakewood Theatre Company's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

    IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the new monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein, opening September 12 at Lakewood Theatre Company. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Young Frankenstein features story by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

    Spreckels Theatre Company to Present NEXT TO NORMAL, GUYS AND DOLLS & More this Fall, Winter
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    Spreckels Theatre Company, located in Rohnert Park, Calif., has announced its theatrical presentations for the 2014 fall and winter season. (more...)

    The Academy Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Young Frankenstein' With Mel Brooks
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)

    Wimberley Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 9/12-10/05
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

    Wimberley Players present The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Sept 12 - Oct. 5, Fri/Sat 7:30 pm. Sun 2:30 pm. Directed by Melissa May-Moncus, and produced by Terri Burney-Bisett. A rollicking spoof of classic horror films of the '30s and 40s (as in the 1974 movie of the same name). (more...)

    YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Open 9/12 at Lakewood Theatre Company
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

    IT'S ALIVE! From Mel Brooks and the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes the new monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein, opening September 12 at Lakewood Theatre Company. (more...)

    DOMA Theatre Company's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Run 9/26-11/16
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    It's alive! DOMA Theatre Company is back with yet another Broadway smash hit musical. Young Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by the Tony award-winning team of Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (The Producers) from the 1974 cult comedy film by Brooks and Gene Wilder, opens Sept. 26 at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

    MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Bill Hanney has announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Season subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (401) 782-8587, order forms can be downloaded online at theatrebythesea.com, or ordered in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Newly Minted Emmy Winners Dori Berinstein, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Pose at Creative Arts Ceremony
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    A whopping 80 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented last weekend at the Nokia Theater at LA LIVE! ThePrimetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards are traditionally held the weekend before the live Primetime Emmys telecast and are largely dedicated to key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production: art direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, music, picture editing, sound editing and mixing, special visual effects, stunts and more. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Tom Kitt, Lin Manuel Miranda & More Win 2014 CREATIVE EMMY AWARDS
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

    A whopping 80 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented over the weekend at the Nokia Theater at LA LIVE! (more...)

    2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners - Complete List!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

    This year's Creative Arts telecast partner is FXM; a two-hour edited version of the ceremony will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with an encore at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FXM. The program will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! show on Emmys.com at 12:00 PM PT/3:00 PM ET on Monday, August 25. (more...)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Tony Awards, The Sound of Music Live!, The Normal Heart & More Win at Creative Arts Emmys
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

    Amongst this year's winners? The Tony Awards (last year's) won big, winning for Outstanding Music & Lyrics, for the 67th Annual Tony Awards, Tom Kitt, music by; Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyrics • Song Title: Bigger!, CBS White Cherry Entertainment. (more...)

    Crown to Release New Anniversary Edition of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

    This fall marks the 50th anniversary of a cultural landmark, the original Broadway premiere of Fiddler on the Roof, which ran for nearly eight years, setting records with 3,242 performances. Crown now presents a new edition (On Sale: September 14, 2014) of the full text and lyrics that will serve as a collector's item, honoring the brilliant history of Fiddler on the Roof and commemorating its illustrious half-century reign, on Broadway and in the hearts of those who experience it today. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: A Different Interpretation of GODSPELL Plays at Totem Pole Playhouse
    by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2014

    Artistic Director Rowan Joseph presents a new take on GODSPELL - with Jesus sharing bread, wine, and a funky chicken among his disciples. It's fresh, it's different, and it may be just slightly too much. But the cast -- ah, the cast. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Ziegfeld Theater's THE PRODUCERS is a Riotous Laugh Fest
    by Tyler Hinton - Aug 11, 2014

    THE PRODUCERS at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden is a riotous laugh fest featuring performances that are absolutely top-notch. The production is far beyond what such a new community theatre has any right to achieve. (more...)

    Kim Zimmer to Star in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Barn Theatre School, 8/19-31
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    For the first time in 25 years, The Barn Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, HELLO, DOLLY! Kim Zimmer stars as the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi in this classic Broadway hit! (more...)

    THE DOYLE AND DEBBIE SHOW to Open Milwaukee Rep's 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

    Kicking off Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2014/15 Season in the Stackner Cabaret is the side-splitting and rollicking production The Doyle & Debbie Show, a perfect blend of comedy and country music. Called "90 minutes of goofy perfection" by the Chicago Sun-Times, The Doyle & Debbie Show features a washed-up country star and his newest singing partner dusting off their microphones and resurrecting a familiar signature sound. Singing 16 original hits, including "Stock Car Love" and "Blue Stretch Pants," this hilarious send-up of country music duos will have audiences doubled-over with laughter and roaring for an encore. The show is parody at its best - simultaneously lampooning country music at the same time idolizing its tradition of iconic duos and the battle of the sexes. (more...)

    SMTC to Present THE PRODUCERS this Winter
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    Continuing its tradition of bringing Broadway's favorites back to life, SMTC is proud to announce their next production, the hilarious, Tony Award record-breaking Mel Brooks musical The Producers, for a special engagement. Performances will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts (700 Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ). This full production of will feature an incredible cast and a full live 20-piece orchestra, a rarity in town. (more...)

    Jason Alexander Will Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO's SuperPops Program
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has confirmed that due a schedule conflict resulting from participation in an upcoming Broadway production, Mandy Patinkin has withdrawn from his engagement with the Orchestra, slated for January 22 at The Music Center at Strathmore and January 23-25, 2015 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In his place, the BSO welcomes actor Jason Alexander, best known for his portrayal as George Costanza on the hit series 'Seinfeld,' in addition to his lengthy Broadway career. BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will conduct the program, featuring music and humor as Alexander reminisces about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen, and performs songs from several Broadway favorites, including Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll Along. (more...)

    Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: LENDER IS THE NIGHT is an Adaptation in Name Only, but That's Just Fine
    by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014


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