Michael Bennett News

 

Michael Bennett News

Date of Birth: April 08, 1943
Date of Death: July 02, 1987 (44)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson AwardBaayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)

Jessica Martin to Star in the European Premiere of BALLROOM at Waterloo East TheatreJessica Martin to Star in the European Premiere of BALLROOM at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

West End leading lady Jessica Martin will play the leading role of Bea Asher in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre, the part originally created on Broadway by Dorothy Loudon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Actress/Director/Choreographer Kay Cole Talks About A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARPBWW Interview: Broadway Actress/Director/Choreographer Kay Cole Talks About A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP
by Don Grigware - Apr 12, 2017

Actress/singer/dancer/director/choreographer KAY COLE is known for her award-winning work in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, which garnered the Tony, Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk, and Theatre World awards -among others. Other credits as director/choreographer include hundreds of plays and musicals in New York, LA and London. Visit her website for a complete list: www.kaycole.net She is currently directing Group rep's production of a new play by Brent Beerman A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP that will open Friday April 21. She also has a CD called Souvenir just released by Kritzerland Records. We know you did the trailblazing A Chorus Line in 1976 for Michael Bennett. It opened new doors for you and many other artists and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. You have been a triple threa (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Downtown Performing Arts Center Presents A CHORUS LINE For One WeekendDowntown Performing Arts Center Presents A CHORUS LINE For One Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Celebrate International Dance Day with one of musical theater's signature dance productions when the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions present 'A Chorus Line'.  (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTSBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTS
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 9, 2017

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Sparkles and Shines at TUTS (more...)

BALLROOM Receives European Premiere at Waterloo East TheatreBALLROOM Receives European Premiere at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Waterloo East Theatre has announced the The European Premier of this Broadway musical, which has not been produced since it closed on Broadway in March 1979. Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, three years after A Chorus Line, it has a  book by Jerome Kass music by Billy Goldberg and lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Set for The Arvada Center's 2017-18 SeasonA CHORUS LINE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Set for The Arvada Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Arvada Center has announced its 2017-18 season, a diverse line-up of plays and musicals. The three musical and four play season includes two regional premiere plays performed in repertory, as well as the return of one of the Arvada Center's most highly-requested musicals. The season also marks the second-year of the Black Box Repertory Theatre, a company of actors, who will perform three of the Black Box Theatre's four plays in repertory. (more...)

Why James Patterson is the Truest Best Selling AuthorWhy James Patterson is the Truest Best Selling Author
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

James Patterson has written at least 114 New York Times Bestselling books, making him the world's truest bestselling author.  Even by combining the book sales of JK Rowling, Dan Brown and John Grisham, you still wouldn't reach the total sales of Patterson. (more...)

Broadening Theatrics to Present Non-Traditional A CHORUS LINE at TADA!Broadening Theatrics to Present Non-Traditional A CHORUS LINE at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Broadening Theatrics, in association with Open Bar Theatricals (openbartheatricals.org), will present a unique production of A Chorus Line in which dancers have been cast regardless of race, gender, body type, age, or gender identity. Presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., this rare production, directed and choreographed by Rachel Broadwell, will run March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd at 8pm at TADA! Theatre (15 W 28th St.). (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center Offering NEXT STOP BROADWAY Musical Theatre IntensiveProvidence Performing Arts Center Offering NEXT STOP BROADWAY Musical Theatre Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The NEXT STOP BROADWAY program, presented by the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) Monday through Friday, August 14 - 18, 2017, will consist of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows.  (more...)

VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and PerformanceVIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Broadway historian and documentarian Rick McKay was among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at their Bruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below! (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell RobinsonAsmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

BWW Interview: A-Five, Six, Seven, Eight: MSMT Local Auditions SparkleBWW Interview: A-Five, Six, Seven, Eight: MSMT Local Auditions Sparkle
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 6, 2017

The hallways are jammed with bright, expectant, luminous faces wearing their most eye-catching outfits, laden with dance bags, juggling binders with music and resumes, scanning their ever present iPhones, and searching for a place to sit or stretch or warm-up as they await the call. The energy is palpable and the spirits high. Many have come together in groups and chat excitedly, while others search for a quiet corner to gather their thoughts. Some 300 actors ranging in age from children to seasoned adults have checked into Maine State Music Theatre's offices and rehearsal studios at 22 Elm Street on February 25, 2017, to try their luck at the company's annual open call local auditions for the 2017 season which opens June 7. (more...)

Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE to Reunite for NYPL Archival ChatOriginal Stars of A CHORUS LINE to Reunite for NYPL Archival Chat
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Join the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a conversation with original members of the cast and crew of A CHORUS LINE, illustrated by artifacts from the Library's archives, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of the new, hit West End musical Dreamgirls, will be released on Sony Classical mid-April and is available to pre-order today via Amazon. (more...)

Ashanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's PubAshanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. The Meeting*, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for its audacious humor, trailblazing political discourse and button-pushing cultural exploration, will come to an end at the conclusion of the season in May 2017. Special guests for the February show include Ashanti J'Aria, who joins previously-announced Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid, Rob Maitner, Jacob Hoffman, Lori Ann Ferreri, Rosie Lani Fiedelmanand Tera-Lee Pollin. Tracy Stark serves as the evening's music director. (more...)

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