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    Date of Birth: June 28, 1926 (89)
    Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Gender: Male
    'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 29th, 2015
    by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 29, 2015

    The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Pippin' performs at the Cadillac Palace and Sidetrack, dueling showtune concerts on August 17, and a summer 'Altar Boyz.' Plus local premieres of 'The Boy From Oz,' 'American Idiot' and 'Dogfight,' 'Gypsy' in Lake County, and 'The Producers' in true rep with 'Victor/Victoria!' (more...)

    Robert Creighton, Jessica Lee Goldyn & More to Lead MSMT's YOUNG FRANKENSTEINRobert Creighton, Jessica Lee Goldyn & More to Lead MSMT's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

    Coming to a village near you (Brunswick, Maine) to close out Maine State Music Theatre's 2015 season is Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This show runs August 5 through August 22 with show times at 2 and 7:30 PM. (more...)

    Roger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam TheatreRoger Rees Memorial Set for September 21 at The New Amsterdam Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

    A memorial celebration of his life, which will be open to the public, has now been set for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1pm at The New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney's ALADDIN.  (more...)

    Protester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor RespondsProtester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor Responds
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

    Controversy is brewing at the Olney Theatre in their latest production of THE PRODUCERS.  Several weeks into the run of the show, the company management and actors began receiving messages via email and Twitter from a man who thought it was inappropriate to joke about such sensitive material as Hitler. He began protesting outside the theater with signs such as, 'SAY NO TO HITLER MUSICAL,' and 'HITLER NO JOKE.' (more...)

    FX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy CrystalFX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy Crystal
    by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

    FX has cancelled THE COMEDIANS, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, after one season on the air. (more...)

    THE PRODUCERS to Open New Season at Theatre MemphisTHE PRODUCERS to Open New Season at Theatre Memphis
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

    The Producers will open the 2015-16 season August 21, 2015 and run untilSeptember 13, 2015 on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical features two get-rich-quick theatrical producers who scheme and oversell interests in a Broadway show they plan on being a flop. The show unexpectedly becomes a hit and hilarity ensues along the way. Based on the Mel Brooks' film of the same name, the over-the-top satire, irreverence and in-your-face comedy make it a show to remember. (more...)

    NightBlue Performing Arts to Present THE PRODUCERSNightBlue Performing Arts to Present THE PRODUCERS
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

    Jeff-award winning company, NightBlue Performing Arts, presents the Chicago Non-Equity Premiere of Mel Brooks' Tony Award winning Broadway Comedy 'The Producers' openingThursday September 10, 2015 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

    New Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish MuseumNew Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish Museum
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

    With a new, ongoing exhibition series called The Television Project, the Jewish Museum will introduce visitors to a dynamic part of its collection: the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th century Jewish culture in the United States. The inaugural exhibition, The Television Project: Picturing a People, on view at the Jewish Museum from September 25, 2015 through February 14, 2016, will feature artistically significant program excerpts celebrating the brilliance of writing, directing, performance, and production in American television, as well as related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera. Picturing a People will include clips from the following programs: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and Eichmann Trial Coverage (ABC News). (more...)

    Dick Cavett to Host BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit, 8/3Dick Cavett to Host BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES Benefit, 8/3
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

    Shakespeare & Company is excited to announce special guest, legendary talk show host, Broadway actor and three-time Emmy Award Winner Dick Cavett who will be on hand to host the one-night-only Benefit Performance of Broadway in the Berkshires on Monday, August 3 at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company's internationally acclaimed Education and Training Programs. For tickets and information, please call: (413) 637-1199 ext. 105, or visit: www.shakespeare.org http://www.shakespeare.org/. FB: Broadway in the Berkshires; Instagram / Twitter: @bwayberks #bwayberks   (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Kostroff, Michael Di Liberto & More in Olney Theatre Center's THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: First Look at Michael Kostroff, Michael Di Liberto & More in Olney Theatre Center's THE PRODUCERS
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

    Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, brings Mel Brooks' The Producers to the Washington DC region for the first time in a professional production since the 2004 National Tour. Broadway veterans Michael Kostroff (Max Bialystock) and Jason Graae (Roger de Bris) headline the cast, running June 24 - July 26, 2015 on the Mainstage. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be EcstaticBWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS at Olney Theatre Center - Mel Brooks Would be Ecstatic
    by Charles Shubow - Jul 17, 2015

    Michael Kostroff and Michael Di Liberto Shine as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom (more...)

    HBO Receives 126 Primetime Emmy Nominations Including 24 for GAME OF THRONESHBO Receives 126 Primetime Emmy Nominations Including 24 for GAME OF THRONES
    by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

    HBO received 126 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, for the upcoming 67th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles. (more...)

    Photos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger ReesPhotos and Footage: In Memoriam... Broadway Dims Its Marquees for Roger Rees
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

    The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award-winning actor and Tony-nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71, by dimming the Great White Way's theater marquees in his memory tonight, July 15th, at 7:45 p.m. for one minute. Scroll down for footage and photos of the special moment to honor the one-of-a-kind star. (more...)

    Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Memory of Roger Rees
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

    The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away last Friday at age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
    by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

    As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

    Broadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger ReesBroadway Lights Will Dim on Wednesday in Memory of Roger Rees
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

    The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award® - winning actor and Tony Award - nominated director, Roger Rees, who passed away on Fridayat age 71. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday, July 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
    by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

    As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

    Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

    Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRODUCERS at Sierra StagesPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRODUCERS at Sierra Stages
    by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

    Beginning July 16 and continuing through August 8, Sierra Stages presents the over-the-top Mel Brooks musical comedy 'THE PRODUCERS' at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Winner of an unprecedented 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, 'THE PRODUCERS' has music and lyrics by Mel Brooks and a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. The Sierra Stages production is directed by Susan Mason, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the live theatre orchestra. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

    Tony Nominee Sam Harris Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series, 7/24-25Tony Nominee Sam Harris Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series, 7/24-25
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

    Sam Harris, starred on Broadway in The Producers, Grease and The Life. He was also the first ever Grand Champion of TV's Star Search, and joins the star-studded lineup of Broadway @ The Art House on July 24 & 25 for two shows only at 7PM. This will be the first time that Harris is paired with Sirius XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky as interviewer and pianist. Given the pair have known each other for twenty years since the Broadway revival of Grease, the evening should prove to be hilariously entertaining and filled with incredible music. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

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