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Date of Birth: July 04, 1927 (88)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Male
CATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For ChoreographyCATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For Choreography
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

She became a major star with her choreography for the original production of CATS, and will be on hand as an associate for the upcoming Broadway revival. (more...)

Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage BILOXI BLUES, 5/20-6/26Miners Alley Playhouse to Stage BILOXI BLUES, 5/20-6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?Miners Alley Playhouse presents 'Biloxi Blues' May 20 through June 26 at Miners Alley Playhouse,1224 Washington Avenue Golden, CO 80401. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m; Sundays at 6:00 p.m. (closing Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $27 Adult/$24 Senior/$16 Child 12/Under and are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Musical Comedy 'The Great American Trailer Park Musical' Opens at Stage Coach Theatre on 5/27Musical Comedy 'The Great American Trailer Park Musical' Opens at Stage Coach Theatre on 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

'The Great American Trailer Park Musical'. A musical comedy. Music and lyrics by David Nehls. Book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by: Kelliey Black Chavez (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORSBWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!Clea Alsip, Lucy DeVito & Elaine Hendrix Join Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that full casting is set for Bucks County Playhouse's star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. The announcement was made today by producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Josh Fiedler, and Stephen Kocis. (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/16- THE MUSIC MANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/27/16- THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of The Music Man openened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 699 performances. The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for 'Best Original Cast Album'. The show's success led to revivals and a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/26/16- COMPANYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/26/16- COMPANY
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2016

Today in 1970, Company opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 705 perfrmances. Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Originally entitled Threes, its plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event to be broadcast live on December 7th. (more...)

Celebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner TheatreCelebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

Opening night quickly approaches at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - which this year celebrates its 50th season - for Neil Simon's Rumors, first produced on the iconic and completely magical floating stage in 1991. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in Connecticut Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has staged Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Richard Kline, Mariand Torres & More in CT Rep's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics byEric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon JonesChristine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2016

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

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