Michael Todd News

Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1909
Date Of Death:
March 22, 1958 (48)
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Previews: SACHI - A New Kind of Asian Bistro in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 15, 2014

Sachi, located at 713 Second Avenue at 38th Street in New York City, opens its doors with creative interpretations on Asian cuisine for guests to enjoy. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON, 9/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2014-2015 season with the company premiere of Daniel Cata?n and Marcela Fuentes-Berain's Florencia in the Amazon, September 20-28 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This modern romantic drama, the first Spanish-language work WNO has presented in a decade, is inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello revisits her world premiere production with members of her original creative team to present a fresh take on this contemporary classic. Conductor Carolyn Kuan leads the WNO Orchestra in her WNO debut. (more...)

TheatreLAB to Present TIME TELLS, 8/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TheatreLAB will present TIME TELLS, their third original devised theatre production next month as the final show in their inaugural season. TIME TELLS is led in concept and direction by Heather Falks and has been developed throughout the 2013-14 season by the ensemble of actors and artists who will be performing the piece. TIME TELLS will be performed at RVA Event Space (0 East 4th Street) for a limited engagement, August 23-30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Sparkling, Spangled GYPSY at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 30, 2014

Christopher Quigley and leads Jenna Mae Reck and Chris Ausherman brought the story of America's most notorious stage mother and her strong-willed daughter to life on the YLT stage (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present THE CONSUL, 2/22-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Seattle Opera's 50th Anniversary season continues with The Consul, a riveting Cold-War thriller coming to McCaw Hall for the first time. In this tale, an inhuman bureaucracy poses a formidable obstacle for a woman desperate to flee a totalitarian state with her family. Menotti's intensely human score won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1950, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical Play and played for more than 100 performances on Broadway. Seattle Opera's production, which features several leading alumni of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, opens on Saturday, February 22, and runs for seven performances through Friday, March 7. (more...)

Petition Calls For New 'Stay or Go' Fire Safety Law Following NYC High-Rise Fire
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Following the death of 27-year-old playwright Daniel James McClung in Sunday's high-rise fire in New York City, the family and best friends of Daniel's husband Michael Todd Cohen, who remains seriously injured following the fire, have released a statement. (more...)

Playwright Dies in NYC High-Rise Fire; Husband's Family Releases Statement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Following the death of 27-year-old playwright Daniel James McClung in Sunday's high-rise fire in New York City, the family and best friends of Daniel's husband Michael Todd Cohen, who remains seriously injured following the fire, have released a statement. (more...)

Fires Delay The Platters' Australian Tour to 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The producers of the current Australian tour by US vocal group, The Platters, have announced the postponement of the forthcoming Brisbane and Adelaide seasons of the tour until early 2014. The postponement comes about because of the devastating fires in New South Wales, where the group was to spend the next two weeks touring. Venues in the fire region today advised the producers to postpone the tour given the circumstances. (more...)

The Platters Return to Adelaide 22-23 November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

One of the world's most loved and successful vocal groups, The Platters, will return to Adelaide for the first time in many years for two performances only at The Regal Theatre 275 Kensington Road, Kensington, Adelaide on 22 and 23 November at 8.00pm. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More Set for The Met's AN EVENING OF BRITTEN AND MUHLY at Le Poisson Rouge Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and Le Poisson Rouge announced details for 'An Evening of Britten and Muhly,' two concerts at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Metropolitan Opera stars Patricia Racette, Kathleen Kim, and Iestyn Davies will perform at the event. Composer Nico Muhly will host and perform on piano. (more...)

Review: Musicals Tonight! Offers Cole Porter Rarity, MEXICAN HAYRIDE
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2013

The 1944 comic romp that starred Bobby Clark and June Havoc returns to New York for the first time. (more...)

The Met to Celebrate Britten's Centennial With a Revival of A Midsummer Night's Dream
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

On the occasion of composer Benjamin Britten's centennial, the Met will present its first performances of his 1960 opera A Midsummer Night's Dream in more than a decade. James Conlon leads his first Met performances of the opera, which is directed by Tim Albery in a revival of his acclaimed 1996 production. (more...)

MEXICAN HAYRIDE, SMILE, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART and More Set for 2013-14 Season at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart. (more...)

James Conlon to Conduct MetOpera's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Conductor James Conlon returns to the Metropolitan Opera to lead a revival of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream in commemoration of the 2013 Britten centenary, with six performances beginning Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The 1996 production by Tim Albery returns to the Met after ten years, and features a cast that includes Kathleen Kim as Tytania, Erin Wall as Helena, Elizabeth DeShong as Hermia, Iestyn Davis as Oberon, Joseph Kaiser as Lysander, Michael Todd Simpson as Demetrius, Matthew Rose as Bottom, and Riley Costello as Puck. (more...)

Patricia Racette & More Set for The Met's AN EVENING OF BRITTEN AND MUHLY at Le Poisson Rouge, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and Le Poisson Rouge announced details for "An Evening of Britten and Muhly," two concerts at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Metropolitan Opera stars Patricia Racette, Kathleen Kim, and Iestyn Davies will perform at the event. Composer Nico Muhly will host and perform on piano. (more...)

Tickets to Musicals Tonight! 2013-2014 Season on Sale 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 16th NY season with Cole Porter'sMexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. (more...)

WNO Presents Opera in the Outfield Performance of SHOW BOAT at Nationals Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S Opera in the Outfield performance of the American classic Show Boat tonight, May 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National Opera
by Jeffrey Walker - May 06, 2013

SHOW BOAT is back in an appealing production by the Washington National Opera. The Kennedy Center Opera House is a fitting berth for Captain Andy's Cotton Blossom and the happy/troubled show folk who make it their home. Boasting a cast and chorus of 100, WNO's SHOW BOAT allows the story to roll along the 40-year time span and the glorious music to enthrall the audience once again. (more...)

 1  2  3  4