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Date Of Birth:
August 01, 1929
Date Of Death:
September 20, 1987 (58)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
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BWW Reviews: Maestro Alex Rybeck and His Talented Friends Weave a Tapestry of His Songbook at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Maestro Alex Rybeck and His Talented Friends Weave a Tapestry of His Songbook at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Nov 18, 2014

The multi-faceted musical director/arranger/accompanist/composer Alex Rybeck flexed his talent this past Sunday night, sharing songs of every ilk with an appreciatively packed 54 Below. 'Tonight is proof positive that dreams come true, just not how you imagine. I always thought you had to have a hit song to headline an evening here…' Delivered by many of his celebrated singer friends he's worked with often (including the Callaway Sisters, Liz and Ann), entertaining selections from the writer's canon included bossa nova, ballads, musical theater numbers, pop, comic turns, seasonal songs, and 'Serenade,' a haunting piece of music the author composed for his mother which seemed like portraiture: strong, proud, thoughtful, warm, light. (more...)

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoe Doano to Lead THE GRAND TOUR at Finborough TheatreAlastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoe Doano to Lead THE GRAND TOUR at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European première of Jerry Herman's 1979 Broadway musical, The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland, at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premières Season. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins 12/3 at Shakespeare Theatre of NJMUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins 12/3 at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2014 Season will conclude with the Bard's beloved battle of wits, Much Ado About Nothing. Renowned Stratford Festival artist Scott Wentworth will perform "double duty," directing the production and playing the staunch bachelor Benedick, opposite his real-life wife Marion Adler as the feisty Beatrice. This production will celebrate the winter holiday season, filled with music and dance that evokes the end of World War II, White Christmas era. Performances begin December 3rd at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Barrymore TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Barrymore Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 11, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Barrymore Theatre! (more...)

1099 Pro Unveils 2014 1099 Software with Real-Time TIN Validation1099 Pro Unveils 2014 1099 Software with Real-Time TIN Validation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

1099 Pro, Inc., https://www.1099pro.com, unveils 1099 Pro Professional & 1099 Pro Enterprise with TIN validation - the company's flagship products for printing, mailing, & eFiling 1098, 1099, 3921, 5498, & W-2G 2014 tax forms. Known for filing over 10% of the information returns filed in the United States every year, 1099 Pro does not disappoint. The 2014 1099 software introduces breakthrough technology of integrated, real-time, TIN validation - which allows users to ensure compliance while simultaneously avoiding future corrections and IRS/SSA penalties. The 1099 software also continues to showcase its unparalleled features of rolling forward recipient information from previous years, importing tax forms from files (Excel or text), printing to different layouts via pdf, printing to preprinted forms, and filing electronically. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top  Cabaret Picks for November 10-16 Featuring Lindsay Mendez, the Callaway Sisters, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for November 10-16 Featuring Lindsay Mendez, the Callaway Sisters, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 9, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Broadway on 22nd Street, Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez's ACTOR THERAPY, The Songs of Adam Wachter: Just Come to This, A Night Like This Live in Concert, and The Music of Alex Rybeck. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: BILLY ELLIOT, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More!Drury Lane Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: BILLY ELLIOT, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Following the best-selling year in Drury Lane Theatre history, which resulted in 21 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for excellence and featured the hit blockbuster LES MISERABLES, Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane Theatre, has announced the 2015-2016 season that will include two Regional Premieres and two classic American musicals. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (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...)

Jerry Herman's THE GRAND TOUR to Receive European Premiere in 2015Jerry Herman's THE GRAND TOUR to Receive European Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Opening in 1979, The Grand Tour marked Jerry Herman's return to Broadway after almost a decade away. It finally gets its European premiere, directed by Thom Southerland, at the Finborough Theatre as part of the theatre's 20 Premieres Season. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TodayWagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Wagner College Theatre opens their 2014-15 Season with one of America's great musicals, Hello, Dolly! from October 1-12. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway premiere, the Wagner production is directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Norb Joerder (WCT's Little Women) with musical direction by James Higgins (WCT's The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

Standing Room Only Theatre Company to Present BYE BYE BIRDIE, 10/24-11/2Standing Room Only Theatre Company to Present BYE BYE BIRDIE, 10/24-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Standing Room Only Theatre Company in association with Music Legends Live staged October 24 - November 2, 2014 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 11, 2014

Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Barnum debuted at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last night before embarking on a National Tour. The show was seen by nearly 70,000 people during its run in Chichester last year and was critically acclaimed by many throughout its time there. Way prior to this, the production opened on Broadway back in 1980 where it picked up three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. Following this, Barnum opened in the West End in 1981 starring Michael Crawford; a role which he won an Olivier for. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY! Behind-the-Scenes RemixSTAGE TUBE: The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY! Behind-the-Scenes Remix
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The Muny's seventh and final show of its 96th season, HELLO, DOLLY!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction by James Moore, ran through August 17, 2014. Below, check out a fun behind-the-scenes remix from the company, featuring Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure, Mamie Parris, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eloise Kropp and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/25- 42ND STREETSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/25- 42ND STREET
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Today in 1980, 42nd Street opened at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 3486 performances. 42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Preview HELLO, DOLLY! at Annual Gala, 9/6Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Preview HELLO, DOLLY! at Annual Gala, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night Bash for The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night Bash for The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The MUNY presents the seventh and final show of its 96th season, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction byJames Moore. The show runs through August 17, 2014. Check out a look at the opening night celebration below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure and More in Highlights of The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!BWW TV: First Look at Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure and More in Highlights of The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2014

The Muny presents the seventh and final show of its 96th season, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction byJames Moore. The show runs through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure and More in The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure and More in The Muny's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Muny presents the seventh and final show of its 96th season, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction byJames Moore. The show opens tonight, August 11, and runs through August 17, 2014. (more...)

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