Melissa Manchester News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1951 (64)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Female
TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni to Bring SWEENEY TODD to Opera RoanokeTheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni to Bring SWEENEY TODD to Opera Roanoke
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

It looks like a musical, it sounds like a musical, it feels like a musical. But then someone says Sweeney Todd is an opera. Is there a difference between the two forms? (more...)

TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The on-site box office at the G&L Theatre, home to Equity theater group TheatreZone, re-opens on a new day, Tuesday, September 1, at 10 am reports artistic director Mark Danni. The new box office hours are 10 am until 1 pm every Tuesday throughout the 2015-16 season and one hour before performances on show days. (more...)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in BurbankWELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to My World, starring Sami Staitman, is the first ever one-girl musical written for and about a fourteen-year-old. The musical will have its world premiere September 10 and continue through September 27, 2015 at the Grove Theatre in Burbank, CA. The official Press and Gala opening will be September 12th at 8pm. (more...)

TheatreZone Welcomes Two New Board MembersTheatreZone Welcomes Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

TheatreZone artistic director Mark Danni today announced that Linda Carp and Lisa Campbell have been elected to the Board of Directors at the non-profit professional Equity theatre group, effective immediately. (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm.  Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Melissa Manchester has done it all.  Her first singing job, as a solo singer/pianist in the clubs of New York, is where she met Bette Midler.  She was hired as a back-up singer for Bette, as one of the famous, “Harlettes,” and six months later, she had her own recording contract! (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Extends Through August 28Hell in a Handbag's BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS Extends Through August 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions' sell-out hit BETTE, LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS has added one additional performance, extending through August 28, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

TUTS Postpones Reading of SWEET POTATO QUEENS by Manchester, Vaughn & HolmesTUTS Postpones Reading of SWEET POTATO QUEENS by Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

SWEET POTATO QUEENS will have to wait until fall to take the stage. (more...)

New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, 8/7New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, 8/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2015

TUTS Underground presents a reading of a new musical! (more...)

TUTS Underground Set To Present World Premiere Of SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical In 2016TUTS Underground Set To Present World Premiere Of SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical In 2016
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

A new musical set to premiere at TUTS Underground! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This WeekendBWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This Weekend
by Linda Hodges - Jul 8, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO WELCOMES GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER MELISSA MANCHESTER, FOR TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY JULY 10 & 11, 2015! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/10-11Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko will welcome Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Melissa Manchester, for two performances only - Friday, July 10 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 11 (7 p.m.). Manchester will perform songs off her acclaimed new album, 'You Gotta Love the Life,' as well as some of her greatest hits. (more...)

 BWW TV: Renee Zellweger and More Attend 'ONE STARRY NIGHT' Benefit for ALS Association BWW TV: Renee Zellweger and More Attend 'ONE STARRY NIGHT' Benefit for ALS Association
by Michael Sterling - May 8, 2015

"One Starry Night: From Broadway to Hollywood," a one-night-only musical and entertainment extravaganza in benefit of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, was presented Monday, April 20 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Thanks to performances and appearances by an exciting gathering of Broadway and Hollywood talent, and the greater Los Angeles community at large, the evening raised nearly $200,000. BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Producer/Videographer Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions, spoke to the stars as they walked the red carpet prior to the evening's festivities. (more...)


by Michael Sterling - May 5, 2015

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Photo Coverage: Friars Club Honors Melissa ManchesterPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Honors Melissa Manchester
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 28, 2015

The Friars were laughing and crying out loud last night as they saluted Melissa Manchester. (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE, HEATHERS & More Included in TUTS Underground's 2015-16 Season!BONNIE & CLYDE, HEATHERS & More Included in TUTS Underground's 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Murderous bank-robbing lovers, holiday grump meets Little Match Girl, tiaras the size of Texas and the ultimate teenage popularity contest (hair scrunchies included) - TUTS Underground's 2015/16 season delivers new theatrical productions never seen before in Houston!TUTS Underground, Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) alternative and contemporary series, is thrilled to announce the new season running in Zilkha Hallat The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

April Hall Headlines Jazz Series Concert at the Black BoxApril Hall Headlines Jazz Series Concert at the Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin presents critically acclaimed jazz vocalist April Hall on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. The concert, rescheduled from February due to a Valentine's Day snowstorm, is featured as part of BLACK BOX Jazz, one of four dynamic music series launched this year at the new theater, music and event venue. (more...)

STAGE to Present All-Star Cast in TO BROADWAY, FROM HOLLYWOOD Concert, 5/9STAGE to Present All-Star Cast in TO BROADWAY, FROM HOLLYWOOD Concert, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Following last year's sold out benefit, the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event(STAGE) is delighted to announce the All-Star cast* participating in the 31st annual gala, "To Broadway, From Hollywood….With Love," being held on Saturday, May 9th, at 7:30pm at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. David Galligan directs and serving as Musical Director for his first time is Brad Ellis. (more...)

Loretta Devine, Jason Graae & More Set for STAGE's TO BROADWAY, FROM HOLLYWOOD...WITH LOVELoretta Devine, Jason Graae & More Set for STAGE's TO BROADWAY, FROM HOLLYWOOD...WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Following last year's sold out benefit, the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE) has announced the All-Star cast* participating in the 31st annual gala, 'To Broadway, From Hollywood….With Love,' being held on Saturday, May 9th, at 7:30pm at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. David Galligan directs and serving as Musical Director for his first time is Brad Ellis. (more...)

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