Peter Stone News

Date of Birth: February 27, 1930
Date of Death: April 25, 2003 (73)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Lead THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at the Barn TheatreTom Wopat to Lead THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Tom Wopat returns to the Barn to star as Will Rogers in the musical comedy THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES - A Life in Revue, playing August 25 - September 6. Set in the glitz and glamour of Rogers' Ziegfeld Follies days, the musical tells the life story of the cowboy rope trick artist turned political satirist, philosopher, write, movie star, humanitarian, champion of the underdog and friend of kings and presidents. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/14/15- 1776STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/14/15- 1776
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Today in 1997, the first Broadway revival of 1776 opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 333 performances. 1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It focuses on, and partly fictionalizes, the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical was made into a film of the same name in 1972. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts CenterBWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts Center
by Kyle West - Aug 6, 2015

Often, we enter the theatre hoping to be moved, inspired, or educated. Other times, we go simply for the entertainment, and why not? Over at the Irving Arts Center, Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas and their cast of CURTAINS offers exactly that: a fantastic night of pure fun! (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and More Set for Arvada Center's 2015-16 SeasonSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CHARLOTTE'S WEB and More Set for Arvada Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Arvada Center has announced its six-play theatre season, an impressive line-up of plays and musicals that spread across several generations of the human experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TITANIC at St. Catherine of BolognaPhoto Flash: First Look at TITANIC at St. Catherine of Bologna
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Guild (STCPAG) presents TITANIC, with story & book byPeter Stoneand music & lyrics byMaury Yeston. Directed by Diana Roth-Fili with musical director Fabiola Leon-Catalano and set design by Jodi Monaco, the show runs July 24, 25, 26, 31, August 1 & 2, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

St Catherines PAG Presents TITANIC THE MUSICALSt Catherines PAG Presents TITANIC THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Guild (STCPAG) presents Titanic, with book by Peter Stone, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Diana Roth-Fili, July 24-August 2. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadwaycontinues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives-Pinocchio(July 17),Woman of the Year(August 14), andThe Beggar's Opera(September 18).Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 GalaYork Theatre Company to Honor Stage & Screen Legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The York Theatre Company will honor the legendary Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic MusicalsFLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 3, 2015

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on the historically-based musicals celebrating American figures in honor of July 4! (more...)

St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild to Present TITANIC, 7/24-8/2St. Catherine's Performing Arts Guild to Present TITANIC, 7/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Guild (STCPAG) presentsTITANIC, with story & book by Peter Stone andmusic & lyrics by Maury Yeston. Directed byDiana Roth-Fili with musical directorFabiola Leon-Catalano and set design by Jodi Monaco, the show runsJuly 24, 25, 26, 31,August 1 & 2, 2015. (more...)

Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

David Mirvish's chamber-sized revival of TITANIC, starring Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, closes today, June 21, 2015. (more...)

MOONLIGHT Adds TITANIC to Summer LineupMOONLIGHT Adds TITANIC to Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

Moonlight Stage Productions announces 'Titanic' is the fourth production added to the summer 2016 schedule. The San Diego regional premiere of the haunting, five-time Tony award-winning production is August 16, 2016, and runs through Sept. 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 1776, Opening Tonight at Cortland RepPhoto Flash: First Look at 1776, Opening Tonight at Cortland Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

For the second production in their 44th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the revolutionary musical '1776', by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards.Performances of this fascinating, family-friendly show will run from tonight, June 17, throughJuly 4 with evening performances at 7:30. Matinees are available on June 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and July 1 at 2:00 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cortland Rep's 1776 Begins TomorrowCortland Rep's 1776 Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

For the second production in their 44th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the revolutionary musical "1776", by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Performances of this fascinating, family-friendly show will run from June 17 - July 4 with evening performances at 7:30. Matinees are available on June 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and July 1 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchase by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. Tickets are going fast, so CRT suggests calling early. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to BroadwayBWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to Broadway
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses if he would return to Broadway and the incredible Tony Award season this year. (more...)

Review Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in TorontoReview Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, the previously Broadway-bound chamber sized production of TITANIC opened in Toronto. The production is currently scheduled at The Princess of Wales Theatre through June 21st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a recap of all the reviews below, updating live as they come in. (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales TheatreBWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

Titanic the Musical opened yesterday afternoon in Toronto, and was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation following the performance. The musical, which opened in 1997 on Broadway and pre-dates the James Cameron film went on to win five Tony Awards including 'Best Musical' - but still closed at a significant financial loss on Broadway and was negatively received by critics. (more...)

BWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production HighlightsBWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production Highlights
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry interviewed TITANIC star Ben Heppner at The Princess of Wales Theatre prior to the show's opening in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the interview below, which includes brand new production footage! (more...)

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