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Photo Flash: Paula Abdul, Dick Van Dyke and More at Professional Dancers Society's 2016 Gypsy AwardsPhoto Flash: Paula Abdul, Dick Van Dyke and More at Professional Dancers Society's 2016 Gypsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon, honoring singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Abdul, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke, and famed choreographers Kevin Carlisle and Carl Jablonski, took place on April 24, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

PDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke PlannedPDS Gypsy Awards to Honor Paula Abdul; Special Tribute to Dick Van Dyke Planned
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

?Award winning singer/ dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry.  Ms. Abdul will be honored on Sunday, April 24th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Carl Jablonski and Kevin Carlisle will receive PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance.  In a special tribute, legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke will receive The Dance Legacy Award. (more...)

Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary GalaTremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Based in Los Angeles, the internationally recognized Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition celebrates 35 years of inspiring young dancers with its continuing 2015-2016 National Touracross the United States, a star-studded 35th Annual Convention Gala Event and National Finals this summer in Orlando, a new book expected in June 2016, and the upcoming Behind the Curtain documentary scheduled for completion in 2017. Led by legendary and very busy choreographer/dance educator/performer Joe Tremaine, one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today, the innovative annual convention includes master dance classes with professional teachers/choreographers and competitive opportunities in approximately 24 U.S. cities for over 50,000 dancers each year from across the United States and around the world. Tremaine is well-known in the industry for performing, choreographing, and/or teaching dance to scores of celebrities including Paula Abdul, Christina Applegate, Cher, Helen Hunt, Gene Kelly, and Diana Ross, to name just a few. For additional information, please seehttp://www.tremainedance.com. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD WinnersChristine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman, Adds Wednesday Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

A new batch of tickets are now on sale for the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 ACROSS, which began a open-ended engagement on November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ("Eloise") directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Tickets are now on sale through March 20th. Wednesday Matinees at 2pm have also been added to accommodate the demand. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS OpeningPhoto Flash: ELOISE Artist Hilary Knight Poses with Evelyn Rudie and Andrea McArdle at 2 ACROSS Opening
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

ELOISE creator Hilary Knight caught up with Evelyn Rudie who created the role of ELOISE in 1956 on television's 'Playhouse 90.' It brought her critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination at age six-the first time a child actress was so honored. Evelyn is now the director of the acclaimed off-Broadway hit, 2 ACROSS, which stars Andrea McArdle. Below, check out a picture of Knight, Rudie, and McArdle posing at the 2 ACROSS opening night! (more...)

New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens TonightNew Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS, Starring Andrea McArdle, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, is currently playing an open-ended engagement at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The production officially opens tonight, December 9, with Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directing a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. (more...)

getTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every WegetTV Presents A Festive Lineup Of Rare Christmas Variety Specials Hosted By Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor, Perry Como, Sonny & Cher, And More, Airing Every We
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

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Andrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSSAndrea McArdle & Kip Gilman to Lead New Off-Broadway Comedy 2 ACROSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Mayer's new comedy, 2 Across, will begin a open-ended engagement on Saturday November 14th at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Emmy Award nominee Evelyn Rudie ('Eloise') directs a cast that stars Andrea McArdle and Kip Gilman. Opening Night is set for December 9th. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading TodayCarolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Appoints Olivia Newton-John as 2016 Woman of the Year for Black & White BallNevada Ballet Theatre Appoints Olivia Newton-John as 2016 Woman of the Year for Black & White Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV (September 28, 2015) Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor the multi-talented actress, singer, philanthropist and Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John as Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual Black & White Ball.  With more than 100 million albums sold, her successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits (including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks) and more than 15 top 10 singles. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted her into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.  Newton-John's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry as well as her tireless charitable efforts will be celebrated on Saturday, January 23 at Wynn Las Vegas. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Names Olivia Newton-John 2016 Woman of the Year for 32nd BLACK & WHITE BALLNevada Ballet Theatre Names Olivia Newton-John 2016 Woman of the Year for 32nd BLACK & WHITE BALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor the multi-talented actress, singer, philanthropist and Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John as Woman of the Year for the 32nd Annual BLACK & WHITE BALL. (more...)

Oscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next WeekOscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

George Chakiris, who won an Oscar for his breakout role of 'Bernardo' in Jerome Robbins's WEST SIDE STORY, will be our Guest of Honor at the Free Summer Shakespeare screening of the film on Monday, August 24. (more...)

Jerry Mayer's ALMOST PERFECT Extends at Santa Monica PlayhouseJerry Mayer's ALMOST PERFECT Extends at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Twenty-nine years after it premiered, playwright Jerry Mayer's "funny, touching and true-to-heart" (Variety) hit comedy ALMOST PERFECT returns to Santa Monica Playhouse as part of the Playhouse's three-year Jerry Mayer-a-thon, reuniting Mayer with director Chris DeCarlo who directed the successful 20th anniversary production of Mayer's acclaimed comedy Aspirin & ELEPHANTS (Critics' Pick, LA TIMES). Extended by popular demand, the show is now playing weekends through August 23, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards LuncheonPhoto Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring actress/singer/dancer Carol Lawrence, along with famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter, was held on March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Welcomes Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST TonightBerkshire Theatre Group Welcomes Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble for 10th Annual THE BIG BROADCAST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles 10th annual The Big Broadcast! hosted by WWLP-TV personality Brian Lapis tonight, March 13, 2015 at 7pm at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards LuncheonCarol Lawrence to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Actress/Singer/Dancer Carol Lawrence has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Miss Lawrence will be honored on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter will receive special PDS Choreography Awards, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Charles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS! This WeekendCharles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS! This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' this weekend, February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

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