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
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...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 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. (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

Peter Filichia to Return as Host of 2017 Theatre World Awards This JunePeter Filichia to Return as Host of 2017 Theatre World Awards This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Save the Date! The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors have announced the date for the 73rd Annual TheatreWorld Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, June 5, 2017. (more...)

Southgate Community Players  Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINESouthgate Community Players Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Southgate Community Players has just announced their very talented cast of 'A Chorus Line.' (more...)

Kyle Riabko, Alan Alda, Maysoon Zayid and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubKyle Riabko, Alan Alda, Maysoon Zayid and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running February 15-26, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's PubTHE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 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.  (more...)

Attorney John Breglio to Chat 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK This WeekAttorney John Breglio to Chat 'I WANNA BE A PRODUCER' Book on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On this week's THEATER TALK, John Breglio, one of Broadway's most prominent go-to theatrical attorneys, who later added Broadway producer to his resume - talks about his new book, I Wanna Be A Producer: How to Make A Killing on Broadway...or Get Killed. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company presents the Musical SEESAWLakewood Theatre Company presents the Musical SEESAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a seventh season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme 'New York, New York' will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The second offering of the series, Seesaw, will have only three performances: Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTheo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This WeekendTHE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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, January 22 with a celebrations of the beloved late singer/songwriter George Michael at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

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