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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
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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIESTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 26, 2015

Today we are journeying back to February 20, 1971, and the very first performance of legendary musical FOLLIES. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Arizona premiere of FOLLIES opened on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. The music and lyrics of the dazzling FOLLIES score are by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The book is by Academy Award winner James Goldman, also known for The Lion in Winter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries to Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning 2/20Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries to Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Broadway stars and Valley luminaries create a perfect storm of talent in the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece. The show that was named "one of the greatest musicals ever written" by the New York Times opens on the Theater Works stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Friday, February 20th. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Everybody's Playing The Game! The Checkered History Of Cult Classic CHESSFLASH FRIDAY: Everybody's Playing The Game! The Checkered History Of Cult Classic CHESS
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating the unique history and standout score of cult 1980s mega-musical CHESS. (more...)

Jennifer Coolidge and More Join FOLLIES in Concert at the Royal Albert HallJennifer Coolidge and More Join FOLLIES in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Jennifer Coolidge has signed on to play 'Hattie Walker' in FOLLIES in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2015. Also joining the lineup are Stefanie Powers as 'Solange Lafitte', with Alistair Brammer, Alexander Hanson and Laura Pitt-Pulford. (more...)

More Than 300 High School Students From Around The World To Participate In Honeywell Leadership Challenge AcademyMore Than 300 High School Students From Around The World To Participate In Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that 306 students from 39 countries and 26 U.S. states and territories will attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) this year. The unique leadership program will run over two consecutive week-long programs from February 21 to March 6, 2015, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Ala. (more...)

Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Ruthie Henshall & More Will Star in FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall This Spring!Christine Baranski, Ruthie Henshall & More Will Star in FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

For one matinee and one evening performance only, FOLLIES in Concert makes a spectacular and rare return to the UK, at Royal Albert Hall on April 28, 2015. Featuring an all-star cast including Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife,Mamma Mia), Ruthie Henshall (Chicago - original Roxy, LES MISERABLES), Anita Dobson (Eastenders, Chicago), Anita Harris (Carry On films, CATS), Roy Hudd (Oliver! - Fagin,Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best-selling classical artist; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), FOLLIES in Concert will be directed by Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing), choreographed by Andrew Wright and supported by the City of London Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Imagine Productions Presents DREAMGIRLS, Running 2/20-3/8Imagine Productions Presents DREAMGIRLS, Running 2/20-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

Imagine Productions of Columbus will present Dreamgirls, Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyer, Music by Henry Krieger, Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records and The Shubert Organization from February 20 - March 8, 2015 at Wall Street Night Club. Directed by James Blackmon. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 2 - 1970s & 1980sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 2 - 1970s & 1980s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 25, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music with a new series highlighting the work of iconic composer and lyricist, continuing today with a look at his work in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 24, 2014

We did it! Welcome to Day #12 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days Of Christmas 'video' features. It has been really fun being your 'Guest Editor' for these 12 days and today, on this Christmas Eve, we, once again, have something really special for you, which had us, yet again, digging into the VAULTS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela DanieleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/8- Graciela Daniele
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Graciela Daniele! As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including, most recently, The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center. She has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Michael John LaChiusa Off-Broadway, most recently Bernarda Alba (2006) and Little Fish (2003). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BC/EFA hosts its GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebration, THE INVISIBLE HAND makes its NYC debut and more! (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars Stages A CHORUS LINE, Beginning TonightRiverdale Rising Stars Stages A CHORUS LINE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The talented teens of the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars presents the high-kicking Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE for seven performances only, from tonight, December 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015. (more...)

Kelli James Chase and More to Star in Theater Works' FOLLIES, Opening 2/20Kelli James Chase and More to Star in Theater Works' FOLLIES, Opening 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Theater Works announces the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES. FOLLIES is a theatrical event which is attracting some of the finest talent in the Valley. It will open on the Gyder Stage at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts February 20, 2015. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are revisiting one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers in Broadway history. (more...)

BWW Previews: 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER at 710 Main TheatreBWW Previews: 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER at 710 Main Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Nov 25, 2014

Broadway's Leading Ladies Head to Buffalo (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, running through January 11, 2014. Mame is based on the novel, Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis with a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and unforgettable music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1966 and starred Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE is 'One Singular Sensation at Baldwin Wallace UniversityBWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE is 'One Singular Sensation at Baldwin Wallace University
by Roy Berko - Nov 24, 2014

Baldwin Wallace is a powerhouse in providing talent to the Broadway stage. In the past year, over a dozen of the program's grads have listed, 'a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace' in their Great White Way 'Playbill' resumes. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning TonightTony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 21 with a preview tonight, November 20. The show runs through January 11, 2014. (more...)

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