Michael York News

Date Of Birth:
March 27, 1942 (72)
Birth Place:
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014


World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

Interview with Librettist, Joe Masteroff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 13, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod spoke with Joe Masteroff, originalCabaret librettist, about his experience and journey with this musical. (more...)

BRITTEN 100/LA Celebration Comes to a Close with LA Opera's BILLY BUDD, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, concludes his three-year commemoration of the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and brings the Britten 100/LA celebration to a close in Los Angeles with LA Opera's production of Billy Budd, which opens today, February 22 and continues through March 16, 2014. (more...)

Liz McCartney and Steve Blanchard Set for Column Awards Gala, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

THE COLUMN Awards honors excellence in theater (Equity and Non-Equity) within the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre community. The gala is open to the general public and will be held Monday February 24, 2014 at the Patty Granville Performing Arts Center. Cocktail reception at 7:00pm, curtain at 8:00pm. For ticket and all other info go to: www.thecolumnawards.org. (more...)

BRITTEN 100/LA Celebration Comes to a Close with LA Opera's BILLY BUDD, 2/22-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Conductor James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, concludes his three-year commemoration of the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and brings the Britten 100/LA celebration to a close in Los Angeles with LA Opera's production of Billy Budd, which opens on February 22 and continues through March 16, 2014. For more information about this production, please visit www.LAOpera.org. (more...)

LA Opera's Britten 100/LA Events for February and March Include BENJAMIN BRITTEN AND LITERATURE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) has been observed around the world by musicians and institutions of every kind. Music Director James Conlon, whose lifelong fascination with Britten is reflected in his personal three-year performance cycle of the composer's works in America and Europe, is the inspiration for LA Opera's Britten 100/LA: A Celebration, an extensive collaboration featuring performances, conferences and exhibitions presented by a host of organizations throughout the Southland. (more...)

Michael Arabian Directs GOD OF CARNAGE at La Mirada Theatre, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third production in its 2013-1014 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, GOD OF CARNAGE, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Arabian. GOD OF CARNAGE will preview tonight, January 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at La MiradaTheatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Michael Arabian to Direct GOD OF CARNAGE at La Mirada Theatre, 1/24-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third production in its 2013-1014 season of shows, the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, GOD OF CARNAGE, written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Arabian. GOD OF CARNAGE will preview on Friday, January 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2014 at La MiradaTheatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

FOX Acquires Film Rights to Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Fox has acquired film rights to the iconicmystery novel 'Murder on the Orient Express' from Acorn ProductionsLtd/Agatha Christie Ltd, the UK based rights holding production arm ofRLJ Entertainment, Inc. ( (more...)

CABARET Set for Theatre Artists Studio November 29 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Rising up to the task are Shana Rebilas Bousard, Brad Bond, Cynthia Elek, Tony Hodges, Matt MacDougall, Tina Khalil, Diana Thompson and Dorothy Gaynor. Musical direction is provided by Joe Bousard, and accompaniment includes Scott Hay on drums, Joe Bousard on piano and Diana Thompson on woodwinds, with choreography by Tina Khalil. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Barbour Plays 54 Below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2013

Just last night, Broadway's James Barbour took the stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54 Street, Cellar), Broadway's sumptuously successful new Supper club to perform his holiday concert. Broadway maestro Jeremy Roberts served as Musical Director. Check out photos from his concert below! (more...)

Mary Testa Joins James Barbour at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse JAMES BARBOUR'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. STEPHEN WALLEM will join Mr. Barbour on stage Saturday, December 7. MARY TESTA will join Mr. Barbour on stage Today, December 12. (more...)

Stephen Wallem and Mary Testa Join James Barbour at 54 Below, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse James Barbour'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. Stephen Wallem will join Mr. Barbour on stage tonight, December 7. Mary Testa will join Mr. Barbour on stage Thursday, December 12. (more...)

World Premiere of Terrence McNally's AND AWAY WE GO Extends thru Dec 21 at The Pearl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 30th anniversary season-the second season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with the world premiere of And Away We Go by four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally. In his first play written for an ensemble of actors, McNally celebrates the classics, acting companies and The Pearl itself. (more...)

CABARET Set for Theatre Artists Studio, Now thru Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Rising up to the task are Shana Rebilas Bousard, Brad Bond, Cynthia Elek, Tony Hodges, Matt MacDougall, Tina Khalil, Diana Thompson and Dorothy Gaynor. Musical direction is provided by Joe Bousard, and accompaniment includes Scott Hay on drums, Joe Bousard on piano and Diana Thompson on woodwinds, with choreography by Tina Khalil. (more...)

Stephen Wallem and Mary Testa to Join James Barbour at 54 Below, 12/7 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Laughing Dog Media has announced Broadway star and vocal powerhouse JAMES BARBOUR'S Special Guest Artists at his Sixth Annual Holiday Concert. STEPHEN WALLEM will join Mr. Barbour on stage Saturday, December 7. MARY TESTA will join Mr. Barbour on stage Thursday, December 12. (more...)

David Garrison, Betsy Morgan, John Treacy Egan, Ethan Haberfield and Tyler Moran Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's OLIVER! Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from tonight, November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm. (more...)

From Stage to Screen - BWW's Favorite Musicals Adapted for the Cinema
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 17, 2013

With LES MISERABLES' stirring success at the box office last year and upcoming, all-star film versions of INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, we couldn't resist rounding up a few of our favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. (more...)

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