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Date Of Birth:
April 08, 1943
Date Of Death:
July 02, 1987 (44)
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Michael Bennett News

Date of Birth: April 08, 1943
Date of Death: July 02, 1987 (44)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

Centenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of ShowsCentenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. (more...)

BWW Review: Presenting Diversity with ARIES IN FLIGHTBWW Review: Presenting Diversity with ARIES IN FLIGHT
by Caryn Cooper - Nov 18, 2016

On November 12th, 2016, Aries in Flight presented their second performance showcase featuring work of emerging choreographers from the New York and New Jersey area at the West-Park Presbyterian Church. This showcase looks to celebrate a diverse range of dance styles and techniques while providing dancers an opportunity to learn, create, and explore their craft in a safe, judgment-free environment. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

Choreographer Graciela Daniele Reflects on SOUSATZKAChoreographer Graciela Daniele Reflects on SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Earlier this week, ten time Tony Award nominee, Graciela Daniele took to the SOUSATZKA THE MUSICAL Official Facebook page to explain what attracted her to the project. She writes: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Celebrated singer / actor Domingo Quiñones will return to the stage to star in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That beginning December 1, 2016, taking over the role of Roberto, currently played by Grammy nominee Tito Nieves.  Quiñones will team up again with writer/producer David Maldonando who worked together on ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?. I Like It Like That is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez and now run through the end of January, 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALKJennifer Holliday to Chat THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS on THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her first appearance on THEATER TALK in a revelatory conversation about the creation of her career-making Broadway role as 'Effie' in the now-legendary Michael Bennett's production of Dreamgirls (1981-83), as well as her more recent 'major acting class' - the month-long rehearsal period with director John Doyle as he prepared her to take over the role of 'Shug Avery' in the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple. (more...)

Hospitality Software Leader Cendyn Hires Three Key Executives in Response to Rapid Global ExpansionHospitality Software Leader Cendyn Hires Three Key Executives in Response to Rapid Global Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at the Lyric Theatre's A CHORUS LINEPhoto Flash: First Look at the Lyric Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this 'singular sensation' in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in NashvilleBWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to release more tickets for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  With the first few weeks selling out fast, the new booking period will extend performances at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. These tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 14 October 2016. (more...)

FROZEN Producers Offer Early Profit-Sharing Agreement to ActorsFROZEN Producers Offer Early Profit-Sharing Agreement to Actors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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Atlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This OctoberAtlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Amber Riley Debuts Iconic, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' on The Graham Norton ShowSTAGE TUBE: Amber Riley Debuts Iconic, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' on The Graham Norton Show
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

Amber Riley dropped in on The Graham Norton Show this week in support of her upcoming West End turn as Effie White in the first ever UK production of the 1980's classic musical, Dreamgirls. Watch the video below to catch one of the first glimpses of the production as Ms. Riley slays the iconic ballad, 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'. (more...)

Official Artwork for UK DREAMGIRLS Revival RevealedOfficial Artwork for UK DREAMGIRLS Revival Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Check out the brand new artwork for the UK's first ever West End production of the musical theatre classic, Dreamgirls. In the picture. the show's stars, including Glee star, Amber Riley strike a pose in gold gowns and 60's style up do's.  (more...)

Photo Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins RehearsalsPhoto Flash: West End DREAMGIRLS Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls has preview performances at the Savoy Theatre from 19 November and Opening Night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. On Monday October 3rd, Sonia Friedman Productions were delighted to assemble the full company for the first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Atlantic Lyrics Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINEAtlantic Lyrics Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This OctoberAtlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

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