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Date Of Death:
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Date of Death: December 02, 1999
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male

by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Bay City to Present CRAZY FOR YOUBay City to Present CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bay City Players will present CRAZY FOR YOU, THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL, with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and Book by Ken Ludwig. Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent.  Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.  Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman!BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman!
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 16, 2016

She's won multiple Tonys for big, splashy, toe-tapping musicals, but Stro's current project is a nonmusical family dramedy off-Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This MonthJapan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

BWW Review: MSG's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at CMPACBWW Review: MSG's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at CMPAC
by Melissa Giordano - Dec 9, 2015

Long Island certainly has some brilliant holiday productions this season. Currently running through December 29th, Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) has mounted a delightful showing of the musical version of A Christmas Carol; the one Madison Square Garden has produced. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Ms. Ahrens with Mike Ockrent, the wonderful cast surely didn't disappoint. (more...)

BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage Shines BrightBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage Shines Bright
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 25, 2015

See 'A Christmas Carol The Musical' now at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. This wonderful full-scale production is now on the Netcong Stage through December 20th. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More to Benefit Fisherman's Mark of Lambertville Set for DecemberA CHRISTMAS CAROL and More to Benefit Fisherman's Mark of Lambertville Set for December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

The Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, NJ and Curtain Up Productions are ready to ring in the holiday season with two special productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. (more...)

Director Cassey Kivnick Named Mike Ockrent Fellowship RecipientDirector Cassey Kivnick Named Mike Ockrent Fellowship Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Director Cassey Kivnick has been chosen as the 2015-2016 Mike Ockrent Fellow on Jerry Mitchell's Gotta Dance. Ms. Kivnick's fellowship will last the entire length of the production process, with pre-production and rehearsals on Gotta Dance beginning in November 2015 and continuing on until the spring 2016 premiere on Broadway.  Ms. Kivnick will receive a $5000 award. (more...)

A Christmas Carol the Musical Comes to The Growing StageA Christmas Carol the Musical Comes to The Growing Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present the holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical from November 20th through December 20th with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is based on the story by Charles Dickens with music by Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Seussical) and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is under the direction of Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage's Executive Director with choreography by Jillian Petrie and musical direction by Melinda Bass O'Neill. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens 11/21Quest Theatre Ensemble's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Quest Theatre Ensemble will bring its visual artistry and immersive theatricality to the Alan Menken-Lynn Ahrens musical version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This version with music by Menken, the multiple Oscar winning composer of Disney musicals Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Newsies; and lyrics by the Tony award-winning lyricist of Ragtime, Seussical and Once on this Island, was a hit for ten consecutive seasons at New York's Madison Square Garden and was later filmed by television in a production starring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge. Quest's production will be directed by Quest Ensemble Director Andrew Park. A Christmas Carol will run from November 20 - December 20, 2015. (more...)

THE WIDOW OF TOM'S HILL to Receive New York Premiere at 59E59 TheatersTHE WIDOW OF TOM'S HILL to Receive New York Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Scripts Up! (Janet McCall and David Spaulding, producers) with the New York premiere of THE WIDOW OF TOM'S HILL, written by Aleks Merilo and directed by Rachel Black Spaulding. THE WIDOW OF TOM'S HILL begins performances on Thursday, October 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 15. Press opening is Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

The Growing Stage Sets 34th Main Stage SeasonThe Growing Stage Sets 34th Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present its 34th Main Stage Season: (more...)

NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2015-16 grant recipients, including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, the 2015 Annual Commission, two Playwright Residencies, five Producer Residencies, and two Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnership between eight of its members on two productions. In all, NNPN committed over $125,000 to fourteen Core Member Theaters and nine Affiliated Artists. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education Hosts 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism TodayLincoln Center Education Hosts 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Lincoln Center Education, the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center and a global leader in arts education and advocacy, announces the first event of the 2015 Next Stage series, a discussion series launched last year with high-profile artists exploring the role of arts education in their creative and commercial work. The first event, taking place today, February 19 at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, will focus on artists involved in the creation of works for the specific audience of people on the autism spectrum. (more...)

The Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan StromanThe Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan Stroman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Muny announced today its 2015 production of Oklahoma! will feature the Laurence Olivier Award-winning and Tony AwardŽ nominated choreography of Susan Stroman. The Muny is honored to be the first theater in the world to recreate this extraordinary choreography, last seen in 2004. The Muny production will be directed by Rob Ruggiero, with music direction by Kevin Stites. Ms. Stroman's work will be recreated by Ginger 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's score is everything you dream a musical should be,' said Susan Stroman. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education Showcases Kenan Fellows This WeekendLincoln Center Education Showcases Kenan Fellows This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Kenan Fellows studying arts and education with Lincoln Center Education will present their work this weekend, January 29 - 31, 2015 at the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center Education, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, Rose Building, 7th Floor. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19Lincoln Center Education to Host 'Next Stage' Event on Theater and Autism, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Lincoln Center Education, the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center and a global leader in arts education and advocacy, announces the first event of the 2015 Next Stage series, a discussion series launched last year with high-profile artists exploring the role of arts education in their creative and commercial work. The first event, taking place February 19 at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, will focus on artists involved in the creation of works for the specific audience of people on the autism spectrum. The panel of directors will discuss the pathways and opportunities to creating performances for this audience, whether it be in the form of an adapted or modified work, or a wholly original work. (more...)

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