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Date Of Birth:
May 18, 1902
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1984 (82)
Birth Place:
Mason City, IA, USA
Gender:
Male
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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 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. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/15- THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/15- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2015

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of The Music Man openened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 699 performances. The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for 'Best Original Cast Album'. The show's success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Check out photos from Westchester Broadway Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, April 9th - July 5th, 2015! (more...)

Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd four of Orlando's best performers will unite for 'A Journey Through LOVE: A Progressive Cabaret.' Produced by the Squeaky Wheel Theatre Project and hosted by Master Class Academy, this first of its kind cabaret experience will feature three different cabaret acts, in three unique rooms, each chronicling the highs and lows of different stages of being in (or out of) love. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony continues its 2014-15 Pops Series with three performances that feature unforgettable music from the Broadway stage in "Best of Broadway," on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the concerts will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall. Also featured will be vocalists Kathy Voytko, Richard Todd Adams, Ron Remke, and Ted Keegan, singing songs from some of Broadway's greatest composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Meredith Willson, Henry Mancini, and more. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Stage THE MUSIC MAN This MayPioneer Theatre to Stage THE MUSIC MAN This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

?Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Music Man, May 1 - May 16, 2015. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Motifs!NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Motifs!
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on motifs: (more...)

GRAMMY Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 for Music ResearchGRAMMY Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 for Music Research
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects (more...)

FPAC to Present THE MUSIC MAN, Beginning TomorrowFPAC to Present THE MUSIC MAN, Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the Broadway charmer, The Music Man, on March 13-15 and March 21 and 22 at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. With small-town spirit, con-man-makes-good plot, and toe-tapping score, the six-time Tony Award winner woos audiences of all ages. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, the Shubert will celebrate with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 6:00pm. This exclusive evening will include an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest starts. (more...)

Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") announces theater icon Barbara Cook for a single performance on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This event completes The Wallis' concert series of Broadway legends, which also features Patti LuPone (two sold-out performances on February 12 and 13) and Betty Buckley (January 24). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Denver (more...)

BWW Reviews: There May Be A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET But It's Not In The MusicalBWW Reviews: There May Be A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET But It's Not In The Musical
by Herbert Paine - Dec 4, 2014

The musical version of Miracle on 34th Street is a weak substitute for the film classic, a point validated by The Palms Theatre's current production. (more...)

'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP's List of Holiday Songs of the Century 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP's List of Holiday Songs of the Century
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

This year, ASCAP brings its 100th birthday celebration into the holiday season by unwrapping the top 30 ASCAP holiday songs of all time. Topping the list is 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,' written by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie. (more...)

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