Melissa Manchester News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1951 (64)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekRumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November,†FEINSTEIN'S/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. (more...)

Peter Nero Coming to Valley Performing Arts Center, 11/14Peter Nero Coming to Valley Performing Arts Center, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

In a one-of-a-kind concert created especially for Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), the world's most seasoned Gershwin interpreter, Peter Nero, will perform Gershwin's timeless works from Broadway and film on Saturday, November 14 at 8pm. This two-part program will be a special evening dedicated to the work Gershwin composed in Los Angeles after relocating from New York.† (more...)

XANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack Tonight at FGCU Theatre LabXANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack Tonight at FGCU Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Broadway, film and television comedy great Eddie Mekka kicks off TheatreZone's debut TalkBack, tonight, October 9, following the evening performance of the musical fantasy XANADU in the FGCU Theatre Lab. The 60-minute TalkBack is estimated to begin at 9:45 pm. (more...)

XANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack This Friday at FGCU Theatre LabXANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack This Friday at FGCU Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway, film and television comedy great Eddie Mekka kicks off TheatreZone's debut TalkBack, Friday, October 9, following the evening performance of the musical fantasy XANADU in the FGCU Theatre Lab. The 60-minute TalkBack is estimated to begin at 9:45 pm. (more...)

Alice Ripley Jeff Goldblum, Christine Ebersole, and More Bring Cabarets to The WallisAlice Ripley Jeff Goldblum, Christine Ebersole, and More Bring Cabarets to The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

For two weeks in December, the Lovelace Studio Theatre at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will be transformed into the intimate nightclub world of Cabaret. This brand-new series will bring some of today's most heralded cabaret acts today to The Wallis for the first time including Amanda McBroom, Christine Andreas, Alice Ripley, Freda Payne, Melissa Manchester, Ute Lemper and Jeff Goldblum. (more...)

Adam Pascal, Lena Hall and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below This NovAdam Pascal, Lena Hall and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

This October and November,†FEINSTEIN'S/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 (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, TodayMaureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre today, 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...)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, Premieres Tonight in BurbankWELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, Premieres Tonight in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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 tonight, 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...)

BWW Interview: Creator and Stars of WELCOME TO MY WORLD Discuss Its UniquenessBWW Interview: Creator and Stars of WELCOME TO MY WORLD Discuss Its Uniqueness
by Don Grigware - Sep 8, 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 Disney Channel's†Corey Fogelmanis†("Farkle" on Girl Meets World),†who appears as a Special Guest on the show's upcoming Kritzerland Records' CD Cast recording, will be on hand opening weekend for a private Meet & Greet with fans who have donated to the production. The show is created and directed by prolific Bruce Kimmel, surely no stranger to LA theatre. (more...)

TheatreZone Box Office Re-Opens TodayTheatreZone Box Office Re-Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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

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...)

New Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, TodayNew Details! SWEET POTATO QUEENS By Manchester, Vaughn & Holmes Reading Set For TUTS Underground, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

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

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