Paul Smith News

Date of Birth: February 05, 1939 (77)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: MY FAIR LADY opens at Manatee Performing Arts Center TonightPhoto Flash: MY FAIR LADY opens at Manatee Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre's greatest scores. Songs include "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." The production is directed by Steve Dawson and Music Directed by Paul Smith. Featuring set design by Caleb Carrier, lighting design by Michael Pasquini, with costume design by Becky Evans and stage management by Tiffany Smith. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Season PerformancesPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Season Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in America and, as this season is launched, PYO marks the 20th Anniversary of Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director, who has led the organization's growth to great heights, introducing new ensembles and programs year after year.  (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Launches 2016-17 Young Composers CompetitionPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Launches 2016-17 Young Composers Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Maestro Louis Scaglione, the President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), has announced a rare opportunity for students who are gifted composers. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Receives Cultural Fund Youth Arts Enrichment GrantPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Receives Cultural Fund Youth Arts Enrichment Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

As the 77th season is launched for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), President and Music Director Louis Scaglione is pleased to announce that Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is one of the recipients of The Philadelphia CulturalFund' 2016 Youth Arts Enrichment Grant. The Youth Arts Enrichment Grant Program supports specific programming that uses the artsto enrich the lives of Philadelphia's young people both in and out of school. (more...)

M. G. Montpelier Shares THIS AMERICAN MOMENTM. G. Montpelier Shares THIS AMERICAN MOMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

'This American Moment: Thoughts on the American Condition' (published by Lulu) is a commentary on the reality of the frustration, challenges and uncertainty of a collective people suffering - a people struggling day-to-day to survive the betrayal, corruption and desolation of deregulation, free trade and the predatory economic agenda of America's subsistence trickle-down economy. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONSFull Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson Set to Star in the Musical RUMPY PUMPY!Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson Set to Star in the Musical RUMPY PUMPY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

?The remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who take it upon themselves to campaign for better conditions for Working Girls (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Names New Development Director - Kevin GiffordPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Names New Development Director - Kevin Gifford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Gifford as the new Development Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.  A Philadelphia-based arts administrator and fundraising professional, Gifford has had a life-long passion for orchestral music, education, and performance. Prior to joining PYO, Kevin held development posts for various Philadelphia arts organizations including Opera Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Dancing Classrooms Philly, and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he assists multiple ensembles with production and event management including Tempesta Di Mare, Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. (more...)

Sope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar WarehouseSope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Just weeks after Muhammad Ali's death on June 3, The Daily Mail writes that Sope Dirisu will portray the iconic boxer in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. (more...)

Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 7/13Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star who career spans the past 70 years, will celebrate her 94th birthday with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., July 13 at 8:30 PM.  The show will trace her life with songs and stories from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles. (more...)

The Hamilcast Podcast Chats w/ Anthony Rapp about RENT-HAMILTON Connections, MoreThe Hamilcast Podcast Chats w/ Anthony Rapp about RENT-HAMILTON Connections, More
by The Hamilcast - Jun 13, 2016

On June 9th, 4PM, Eastern Standard Time we spoke to none other than Anthony Rapp! We chatted everything including his love of Hamilton, what it's like being in the eye of the hurricane of a phenomenon (um RENT!), the Chicago Cubs, and what he thinks is missing on Broadway. (more...)

Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan (TGATDC) Tease 'Make You Stay'Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan (TGATDC) Tease 'Make You Stay'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, aka the Reigning King and Queen of Disney, Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan, are about to release their hottest jam yet for 'Make You Stay,' a track off their upcoming EP Negatives, which will drop in July! (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPsElla Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve's 60 th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends the peerless Ella Fitzgerald's Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith's Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!. (more...)

The Roots and Drive-By Truckers to headline Lowdown Hudson Music Fest July 12 & 13The Roots and Drive-By Truckers to headline Lowdown Hudson Music Fest July 12 & 13
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Ayo Davis Named Head of Talent & Casting for ABCAyo Davis Named Head of Talent & Casting for ABC
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ayo Davis has been named the head of Talent and Casting for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios overseeing both network and studio casting teams, effective immediately. (more...)

Cast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'SCast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'S
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

 Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a new musical revue At Mister Kelly's at the Chicago Park District's Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).  Mister Kelly's was a tiny supper club located at 1028 N. Rush Street from 1957 to 1975.  (more...)

WEEKEND ROCKSTARS Coming to Woolwich & New CrossWEEKEND ROCKSTARS Coming to Woolwich & New Cross
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

A musical with a difference that took Edinburgh Fringe by storm last summer has been snapped up by Greenwich Theatre boss James Haddrell and will play three dates in south east London between 10 and 14 May. (more...)

NERDS' Patti Murin, THE RESIDUALS' Michael Paul Smith, THE HAMILCAST's Gillian Pensavalle, BWW Staff Predict Oscar WinnersNERDS' Patti Murin, THE RESIDUALS' Michael Paul Smith, THE HAMILCAST's Gillian Pensavalle, BWW Staff Predict Oscar Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, star of the upcoming Broadway musical NERDS, Patti Murin, will have her own Red Carpet live blog, Senior TV and Film Critic Matt Tamanini will live-blog the ceremony, we will also have a regularly updated article looking at Broadway Twitter's reactions to the broadcast, we will look back at all of the winners and the ceremony's best moments, and we will be live tweeting from @BroadwayWorld and @BWWTVWorld. (more...)

Innovations TV Series to Highlight New Flyer Industries, Inc. in...Innovations TV Series to Highlight New Flyer Industries, Inc. in...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

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THE RESIDUALS' Smith, Pensavalle Appear on 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' PodcastTHE RESIDUALS' Smith, Pensavalle Appear on 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' Podcast
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 9, 2016

?Recently, the creators of BroadwayWorld's web series partner THE RESIDUALS were guests on Cave Comedy Radio's 'Hopefully We Don't Break Up' podcast. THE RESIDUALS husband and wife team of Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle the past, present, and future of the show, as well as working with your spouse without killing each other. (more...)

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