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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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Kevin Spirtas Joins CABARET ON THE HUDSON at Irvington Town Hall Theater, 10/27Kevin Spirtas Joins CABARET ON THE HUDSON at Irvington Town Hall Theater, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions and Irvington Town Hall Theater announce a new cabaret musical series entitled, Cabaret on the Hudson. The series will begin on Monday, October 27 at 8pm and will feature three outstanding cabaret performers or small groups, each bringing a 25 minute sampling of their New York City cabaret shows to Westchester, NY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's A CHORUS LINEBWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Oct 15, 2014

Focused on seventeen dancers auditioning for spots on the chorus of a Broadway show, A Chorus Line is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. It also provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. (more...)

ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Twenty Manhattan College Students to Receive James Patterson ScholarshipsTwenty Manhattan College Students to Receive James Patterson Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Best-selling author James Patterson '69 will award $110,000 in academic scholarships to Manhattan College, marking the third consecutive year that a group of Manhattan students will receive James Patterson Scholarships. Ten juniors and ten seniors from the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, and Science are recipients of the 2014-15 scholarships. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

Highland Park Players to Present A CHORUS LINE, Begin. 10/10Highland Park Players to Present A CHORUS LINE, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Highland Park Players presents A CHORUS LINE, the stunning Broadway musical with music by Marvin Hamlish and choreography by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical won 9 Tony Awards, and also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The production includes 9 weekend performances at the Northbrook Theater, 3323 Walters Avenue, in Northbrook, beginning October 10. (more...)

Nathaniel Shaw, Jessica Lee Goldyn and More to Star in NC Theatre's A CHORUS LINE; Mitzi Hamilton DirectsNathaniel Shaw, Jessica Lee Goldyn and More to Star in NC Theatre's A CHORUS LINE; Mitzi Hamilton Directs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the cast of its first production of the 2014/15 season, A Chorus Line, playing October 14 to October 19, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Elaine Stritch holds forth about Stephen Sondheim ... and moreTHE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Elaine Stritch holds forth about Stephen Sondheim ... and more
by The Sondheim Review - Sep 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Avenue's A CHORUS LINE Is Almost a Triple ThreatBWW Reviews: 5th Avenue's A CHORUS LINE Is Almost a Triple Threat
by Jay Irwin - Sep 12, 2014

There's something to be said for seeing a company of incredible dancers performing the classic “A Chorus Line” especially when they're doing much of the original Michael Bennett choreography as is currently being presented at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Even better when you've got an entire company of incredible singers as well. You've almost got the triple threat that the show needs to be great. Unfortunately it's that third element, the acting, where the 5th Avenue's production falls a little short and so the story of these Broadway gypsies suffers a bit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Surflight Theatre's A CHORUS LINE, Now Playing Through 9/14Photo Flash: First Look at Surflight Theatre's A CHORUS LINE, Now Playing Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers inMichael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, directs and choreographs the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, now playing through September 14. (more...)

The Aurora Fox to Bring Caribbean Fairy Tale to Life in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 9/12-10/5The Aurora Fox to Bring Caribbean Fairy Tale to Life in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Aurora Fox will present Once On This Island (directed and choreographed by Candy Brown) from September 12 - October 5, 2014 at The Aurora Fox Arts Center (9900 East Colfax Avenue). (more...)

CHORUS LINE Memorabilia Auction to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSCHORUS LINE Memorabilia Auction to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Starting today and continuing throughout September, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is running the ultimate auction of A Chorus Line memorabilia on eBay. More than 50 lots of singularly sensational and unforgettable collectibles from the unique collection of Gary Stevens and the late Alan George will be auctioned online with a portion of proceeds benefiting Broadway Cares. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Surflight's Singular SensationBWW Reviews: Surflight's Singular Sensation
by Michael T. Mooney - Sep 2, 2014

It seems right that Surflight Theatre closes it's 2014 season with A CHORUS LINE. After 65 years as a New Jersey theatrical institution, Surflight must have hosted hundreds of such auditions, giving that first 'big break' to scores of performers. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS ConcertBWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Play the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9/12-10/5ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Play the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

A high energy Caribbean fairy tale musical the whole family will enjoy. A young peasant girl (SuCh, the award-winning actress and R&B singer who played Celie in The Color Purple) rescues and falls in love with a rich boy (Carter Edward Smith) from the other side of the island. Guided by the gods of earth, water and love, the naive girl finds herself torn between two very different worlds.? What is she willing to sacrifice in pursuit of a dream? (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton to Direct & and Choreograph at Surflight Theatre, Running 8/27-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry MitchellTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Jerry Mitchell
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 17, 2014

On Monday, August 18th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell discusses directing and choreographing the Tony winning mega-hit KINKY BOOTS. He also discusses making his director/choreographer debut with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE as well as his collaborations with the great Jack O'Brien on HAIRSPRAY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, THE FULL MONTY and others. The episode is available now for iTunes subscribers. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

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