Mike Ockrent News

Date of Death: December 02, 1999
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
ME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre StageME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win?  (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROLRobert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

Curtain Up Productions and Downtown Arts Center of New Jersey to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASCurtain Up Productions and Downtown Arts Center of New Jersey to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, NJ  are ready to ring in the holiday season with the annual return of two special productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Both shows, set to run from Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18, will be performed at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre located at 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road in Lambertville, New Jersey.  (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROLOne Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing StageBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 23, 2016

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey is presenting a marvelous, full-scale production of 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical' through December 18th. It is an elaborate theatrical event that will be enjoyed by everyone, young and old alike. (more...)

Alan Menken's Musical Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to LOSTAlan Menken's Musical Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to LOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Charles Dickens' timeless classic gets the full Broadway treatment in LOST Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol - The Musical, by the Broadway team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). (more...)

Theatre in the Park Show Synopses for 2017 SeasonTheatre in the Park Show Synopses for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Theatre in the Park has announced the shows for its upcoming 2017 Season. See the full season schedule below: (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to Stage A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Concert at the LyceumLondon Musical Theatre Orchestra to Stage A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Concert at the Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following the spectacular success of its debut performance of Roger and Hammerstein's State Fair, the London Musical Theatre is delighted to announce its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol' with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL Returns to The Growing StageA CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL Returns to The Growing Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey will celebrate the holidays with last season's hit holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical from November 18th  through December 18th  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 Stephen Fox. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL to Dazzle Maltz Jupiter Theatre This FallME AND MY GIRL to Dazzle Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

What happens when you discover you are royalty? Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win? (more...)

Shaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 SeasonShaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions. (more...)

National Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU Starring Tom ChambersNational Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU Starring Tom Chambers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Following rave reviews and a successful season at the Watermill Theatre, Jamie Wilson, Gavin Kalin and the Watermill Theatre are delighted to announce a national tour of the musical "CRAZY FOR YOU", starring Tom Chambers as 'Bobby'. The tour will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. Tour listings below with further dates to be announced. www.crazyforyoutour.com (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 SeasonSAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Couple to Star in Reagle's CRAZY FOR YOUPhoto Flash: Broadway Couple to Star in Reagle's CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

Broadway veterans Kirby and Beverly Ward star in Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's Crazy for You, George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy about a 1930's playboy who just wants to dance, through August 14, 2016 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Ward reprises his spectacular Olivier Award-nominated role as 'Bobby Child,' the part he originated for the 1993 London premiere.  This high-energy production also stars Broadway veteran Beverly Ward (Epic Proportions, Billy Elliot ) as 'Polly Baker.' Crazy for You features flashy tap dance numbers and such memorable songs as 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'Embraceable You' and 'I Got Rhythm.' Original choreography by Susan Stroman, reproduced by Eileen Grace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street). (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway veteran Kirby Ward will direct and star in Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's Crazy for You, George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy about a 1930's playboy who just wants to dance.  Crazy for You is the final production in the company's 48th consecutive summer season and will run for 8 performances from August 4-14, 2016 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  In addition to directing, Ward will reprise his spectacular Olivier Award-nominated role as "Bobby Child", the part he originated for the 1993 London premiere.  This high energy production will also star Broadway veteran Beverly Ward (Epic Proportions, Billy Elliot ) as "Polly Baker."  The family-friendly show features flashy tap dance numbers and such memorable songs as 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'Embraceable You' and 'I Got Rhythm." Original choreography by Susan Stroman reproduced by Eileen Grace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street). (more...)

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season AnnouncedLisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

 Multi-platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans, ukulele phenomenon Jake Shimabukuro, Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter Iris DeMent, Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray, and the Nashville assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green, and Paul Franklin, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)


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...)

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