Peter Gennaro News

Date of Birth: November 23, 1919
Date of Death: September 28, 2000 (80)
Birth Place: Metairie, LA, USA
Gender: Male
It's a Hard Knock Life! ANNIE to Play the Orpheum This December; Tickets on Sale Next MonthIt's a Hard Knock Life! ANNIE to Play the Orpheum This December; Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play December 13-18 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Tori Bates Cast as First Bi-Racial Actress in ANNIE; Full National Tour Casting AnnouncedTori Bates Cast as First Bi-Racial Actress in ANNIE; Full National Tour Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

After touring the production to over 100 cities across the nation and recently overseas to Jakarta and Singapore, Troika Entertainment LLC is pleased to announce the casting for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Rosemary Novellino-Mearns and Bill Mearns to Present SAVING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL at Episcopal Actors GuildRosemary Novellino-Mearns and Bill Mearns to Present SAVING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL at Episcopal Actors Guild
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Join us when Rosemary Novellino-Mearns, former member of the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Company and Dance Captain, and author of 'Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer's True Story,' and Bill Mearns, former Radio City Music Hall singer and Captain of the Singers, present their delightful, informative, and true story of saving Radio City Music Hall.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in ChicagoTickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Rosemary Novellino-Mearns Set for SAVING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Book Signings in L.A.Rosemary Novellino-Mearns Set for SAVING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Book Signings in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

In her book, Saving Radio City Music Hall: A Dancer's True Story, published by TurningPointPress, Rosemary Novellino-Mearns tells the true story of how Radio City Music Hall, Art Deco masterpiece and New York City's premiere tourist attraction for generations, was saved from demolition. (more...)

ANNIE to Play at Morris Performing Arts Center March 25thANNIE to Play at Morris Performing Arts Center March 25th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

VIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early CareerVIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early Career
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

Before A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS, Michael Bennett got his big break dancing on the TV show Hullabaloo. (more...)

National Tour of ANNIE Gets Heckled at DC's National TheatreNational Tour of ANNIE Gets Heckled at DC's National Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Mar 19, 2016

According to the Washington Post, the national touring cast of ANNIE got heckled this week at DC's National Theatre. The heckler attended the show Tuesday night, and is said to have yelled, 'That was terrible!' from his seat, following the number 'We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover.' There were no reported reactions from the cast or the other audience members during the incident. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Winter Mixed Repertory ProgramHouston Ballet Announces Winter Mixed Repertory Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Houston Ballet offers up its Winter Mixed Repertory Program which introduces three masterpieces into the company's repertory in a thrilling evening of dance.  (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Will Return to Chicago's Cadillac Palace TheatreANNIE National Tour Will Return to Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its second smash year, returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, November 9-13, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

We Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New YearWe Think She's Gonna Like It Here! ANNIE National Tour Gets a New Star for the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that after touring ANNIE to 41 cities across the nation, Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced select new lead cast members for the 2016 leg of the tour. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: ANNIE at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 9, 2015

The iconic 1977 Charles Strouse musical ANNIE opened last night at Shea's Buffalo to a large, appreciative audience. After the most recent Broadway revival that failed mostly due to a poor heavy handed directorial concept, Annie's original lyricist, Martin Charnin, chose to direct his version of this new National tour. (more...)

ANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This WinterANNIE Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence December 29, 2015  - January 3, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

BWW TV: We Think They're Gonna Like It Here- The ANNIE Tour Arrives in NYC!BWW TV: We Think They're Gonna Like It Here- The ANNIE Tour Arrives in NYC!
by TV - On the Road - Dec 8, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) will present the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie in a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony AwardŽ-winning original. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE Preps for NYC Return at the Kings TheatrePhoto Coverage: Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE Preps for NYC Return at the Kings Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 6, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) will present the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie in a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony AwardŽ-winning original. (more...)

New Executive Director Michael Gennaro Promises Fresh Visions For Goodspeed MusicalsNew Executive Director Michael Gennaro Promises Fresh Visions For Goodspeed Musicals
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2015

After nearly fifty years of leadership under Michael Price, the new executive director begins making his mark. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play The Playhouse, 12/1-6ANNIE National Tour to Play The Playhouse, 12/1-6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Playhouse on Rodney Square will kick off its new Broadway in Wilmington series with the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE December 1-6, 2015. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are $40-$90 and may be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200 or online at ThePlayhouseDE.org. Discounts are available to children ages 12 and under. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment LLC and the Nederlander Organization are pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated L.A. engagement of ANNIE has begun performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2015. Tickets are are available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Check out a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

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