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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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Meredith Willson News

Date of Birth: May 18, 1902
Date of Death: June 15, 1984 (82)
Birth Place: Mason City, IA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2015
by - Sep 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse announced today the plays, musicals and Music on the Rock concerts slated for the 2016 Season as well as a streamlined subscription package plan. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary SeasonTHE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Cape Playhouse Producer, Mark Cuddy, announced the entire 2016 season repertory to a hundred donors at a Celebration Party on Sunday night. It is the first time in its history that the full slate has been revealed during the previous season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival TheatrePhoto Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Opening Night at Drayton Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Performers, patrons and friends from around the province flocked to the†Drayton†Festival Theatre on†Sunday, August 9th for the opening of the Drayton†Festival Theatre's 25th Anniversary production of THE MUSIC MAN. Scroll down for photos from the gala! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Closes Drayton Festival Theatre's 25th Anniversary SeasonPhoto Flash: THE MUSIC MAN Closes Drayton Festival Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Strike up the band and march over to Drayton for the most anticipated show of the summer! The Drayton Festival Theatre ends its 25th Anniversary Season on a high note with a grand-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, which entertains audiences of all ages through August 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Audtions in Nashville 8/12/15Upcoming Audtions in Nashville 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Mary Poppins, Bat Boy, August: Osage County and First Baptist of Ivy Gap - and producers are seeking cast members for The Music Man at the Keeton Theatre.†We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Drayton Festival Theatre Celebrates 25th Anniversary with THE MUSIC MANDrayton Festival Theatre Celebrates 25th Anniversary with THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Strike up the band and march over to Drayton for the most anticipated show of the summer! The Drayton Festival Theatre ends its 25th Anniversary Season on a high note with a grand-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, which entertains audiences of all ages through August 29th. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway HistorySOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2015

Musical theatre is not generally known for being an early adopter of up-to-the-minute trends in popular music, particularly since the advent of rock n roll and the great divide between popular music and theatre music began in the 1950s. Nevertheless, the presence of modern music idioms in contemporary musicals is a fascinating and often wildly entertaining element to assess when analyzing the great pantheon of scores that have graced the Great White Way. With the predominance of rap music in popular music for the majority of the last 30 years, it comes as no surprise that many musicals have employed the genre in the storytelling and song styling designed specifically for the shows, but the level of success as storytelling devices, character showpieces and as authentic rap music itself varies. Of course, with HAMILTON set to open on Broadway later this month, all of New York City is talking about the persuasive power of the scores of Lin-Manuel Miranda, he who was responsible for multiple rap showstoppers in his self-penned Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS as well as the hip hop tunes in the screen-to-stage adaptation of BRING IT ON, so now is a perfect time to take a look back at some of the most memorable and revolutionary uses of rap music on Broadway to date. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)


by Marina Kennedy - Jul 29, 2015

Andy Donald is the Producer of Artistic Development and Community Program for New Jersey Performing Arts Center. We recently interviewed him to learn a little more about his career and the upcoming season at the Center. (more...)

Barbara Cook Memoir to Hit Shelves at Last in 2016?Barbara Cook Memoir to Hit Shelves at Last in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Back in 2011, it was announenced that Broadway living legend Barbara Cook would collaborate with New York Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood on a memoir. The book never made it to the shelves for its previously announced fall 2012 release, but now it seems that fans might still have reason to rejoice. According to Amazon, the still untitled memoir will be released by HarperCollins on May 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the ColonyBWW Reviews: THE FABULOUS LIPITONES Bring Back Barbershop at the Colony
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2015

In its California premiere†The Fabulous Lipitones†by John Markus and Mark St. Germain sounds like a silly promo for an overrated sexual enhancement product and with its initially corny lines could easily fall into the category of 'sitcom onstage' comedy, but thank heavens it rises far above and beyond.†Lipitones†is a deliciously funny and substantially reflective take on what might happen if a traditional barbershop quartet inducted a culturally un...suitable†replacement. Now onstage at the Colony Theatre, Burbank,†Lipitones†will make you laugh your pants off! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Drayton Festival Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MANDrayton Festival Theatre to Present THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Sound the trombones! Join the parade and march on over to the Drayton Festival Theatre for a beloved Broadway classic in celebration of the theatre's 25th Anniversary. Meredith Willson's The Music Man is guaranteed to hit a high note as it entertains audiences of all ages from August 5th to August 29th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Staging MUSIC MAN for a Contemporary AudienceBWW Interviews: Staging MUSIC MAN for a Contemporary Audience
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 24, 2015

'I try to do every play I direct keeping in mind both people who have never seen it before and those who might know it well. I ask myself, 'What would today's audience want to hear and how can I tell the story for this a contemporary public?' I actively look for ways to put a spin on even a well-known show like the Music Man so that some things strike the audience as surprises, as fresh and different. I want them not to sing along with tunes they know, but be caught off guard a little and be so busy watching the story unfold that they forget they already know it.' Director/choreographer Marc Robin is discussing his latest staging of Meredith Willson's classic musical, the Music Man, for Maine State Music Theatre. Robin was part of a panel that also included the shows stars, Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman, MSMT's Props Designer Kyle Melton, and the company Director of Communications Carol Marquis, moderated by BWW's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the fourth such talkback in the company's summer series, Peek Behind the Curtain, which drew a standing-room only crowd. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Good Old Fashioned American DreamsBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Celebrates Good Old Fashioned American Dreams
by Shari Barrett - Jul 20, 2015

THE MUSIC MAN with Book. Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson continues to be one of the most-loved American musicals of all time, regularly performed on stages across the country. What really makes the Aerospace Players production a joy to behold is the intricate and extremely varied choreography designed by Angela Asch who also portrays Zaneeta "Ye-Gods" Shinn to perfection. Director John Woodcock is to be commended for making sure each of the ensembles members, and there are many of all different ages, get a moment in the spotlight during the show either with a line during the many ensemble numbers or a featured spot while dancing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of MSMT's THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents†Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic THE MUSIC MAN. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. THE MUSIC MAN runs tonight, July 15, through August 1, 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MUSIC MAN Marches Melodically Onto Moonlight StageBWW Reviews: MUSIC MAN Marches Melodically Onto Moonlight Stage
by Don Grigware - Jul 17, 2015

What do the 1950s have in common with 1912? Ages of innocence, both.†When Meredith Willson wrote his story with Franklin Lacey about a con artist bamboozling an Iowa town in 1912, which formed the substance of his musical†The Music Man†(1957), the effect became like that of N. Richard Nash's†The Rainmaker.†People were†jubilant, ecstatic and welcomed Professor Harold Hill, as they craved a good old-fashioned love story coated with ironic excitement. He was a charmer, and they saw way past his bad side. Now in a spirited new production at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista , the company pulls out all the stops and yet presents a delightfully down.to.earth show that keeps the flavor of Meredith Willson in tact. With fast-paced direction from John Vaughn and a splendid cast led by David Engel as Hill ,†The Music Man†offers an unrealistic yet refreshing look at the way life should be. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: First Look at Curt Dale Clark, Lauren Blackman and More in MSMT's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) presents†Meredith Willson's beloved all-American classic THE MUSIC MAN. This six-time TONY Award-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957. THE MUSIC MAN runs tonight, July 15, through August 1, 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

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