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Melissa Manchester News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1951 (65)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: 42ND STREET National Tour Celebrates Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!Photo Flash: 42ND STREET National Tour Celebrates Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The national tour of 42ND STREET is now playing at The Hollywood Pantages through June 19, 2016. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Ira Lee Collings Returning to Don't Tell Mama in Celebration of 80th BirthdayIra Lee Collings Returning to Don't Tell Mama in Celebration of 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC to celebrate his 80th birthday with his new show Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all) on Wednesday, June 15th and Monday, June 20th at 7 PM. He will be joined by Musical Director John M. Cook on piano. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

Artsfusion to Stage Reading of ECHO NEVADA with Vickie DaignaultArtsfusion to Stage Reading of ECHO NEVADA with Vickie Daignault
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Vickie will portray the ranch house cook Copey in the Staged Reading of Anna Brennen's ECHO NEVADA, a riveting look at life on a ranch in northeastern Nevada set in 1948 during an early spring storm. (more...)

BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZBWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2016 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, and Cabaret & Performance Conference. (more...)

Lady Antebellum Joins Award-Winning Lineup at Fallsview Casino in JulyLady Antebellum Joins Award-Winning Lineup at Fallsview Casino in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

If you're 'lookin' for a good time' in a live performance get ready for an evening of incredible talent when the hit-making trio Lady Antebellum stop by Fallsview Casino for two nights in July. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

McCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 SeasonMcCallum Theatre Announces Star-Studded 2016-17 Season
by David Green - Apr 4, 2016

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup of world-class entertainment scheduled for the 2016-2017 season that includes Broadway hits Mamma Mia, The Sound Of Music and Chicago, concerts with Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, family-friendly musicals and entertainment, holiday surprises, comedy legends and solid gold memories, all part of a very full and exciting roster.  Subscriptions go on sale on Tuesday, April 5th at 8am for the Broadway Blockbuster Series, Broadway and Beyond Series, Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum Series, Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel Series, as well as a Create-Your-Own Series which allows patrons to mix, match, and program one performance or a full season of entertainment tailored to their own individual tastes.  (more...)

Paulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekPaulo Szot, Greg Hildreth, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS UndergroundBWW Review: THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS Underground
by Brett Cullum - Mar 21, 2016

TUTS Underground has a crowd pleaser on its hands, and this one should have a deservedly successful run with plenty of fans at the end of it. THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS tells a great story, has a solid cast, and is a ton of fun. (more...)

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTSTHE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, Laura Bell Bundy and More Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th BirthdayPhoto Flash: Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin, Laura Bell Bundy and More Celebrate Carol Channing's 95th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The inimitable Carol Channing was feted in style on Saturday night as the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California presented Carol Channing's 95th Birthday! In Celebration of a Broadway Legend. The star-studded performance was produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, with music direction and orchestrations by Steven Baker and choreography by Charlie Williams. Scroll down for a photo of Channing surrounded by friends on the big day! (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes' THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS to Premiere at TUTS This MarchManchester, Vaughn & Holmes' THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS to Premiere at TUTS This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, a new musical based on the Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Conner Browne, will make its world premiere on the TUTS Underground stage in March. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD WinnersChristine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

BWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Review: Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton Celebrate Women Power and the Joys of Friendship In Charming Holiday Duo Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Dec 21, 2015

With the holiday season upon us how wonderful it is to experience the joyful celebration of friendship. In their recent sold out performance (December 17th at Don't Tell Mama), the attractive girl-power singing duo, Kim Grogg and Kim Sutton, examine the true meaning of friendship from a decidedly female point of view. Gracing the stage spectacularly dressed in shades of sparkling silver and platinum grey, these two alluring ladies begin the evening by conjuring up a bit of their own "Magic" (John Farrar). Grogg informs the audience that she and Sutton had previously met in cabaret class, but pretty much solidified their fast and furious friendship this past summer after having survived the "ultimate cabaret boot camp" at The Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melissa Manchester Brings I HAPPEN TO LIKE NEW YORK to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Melissa Manchester Brings I HAPPEN TO LIKE NEW YORK to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 7, 2015

After a triumphant debut at Feinstein's/54 Below last March, Melissa Manchester has returned with a brand new show, and Broadwayworld was on the scene to capture the evening. Check out photos below! (more...)

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