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Date of Birth: February 23, 1975 (42)
Birth Place: United States
Gender: Male
Music Theatre Kansas City to Present Local Professional Premiere of AVENUE QMusic Theatre Kansas City to Present Local Professional Premiere of AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) is well known around town for offering steady, top-quality musicals performed by the city's best youth talent. Last year, MTKC introduced its first paid-professional production with The Last Five Years and the start of the longtime local theater company's expansion into professional-level performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'BWW Interview: Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 21, 2017

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After returning to his alma mater for an afternoon to teach a choreography masterclass, I was lucky enough to sit down with the performer and hear about his experience being on tour with such a big Broadway hit. (more...)

Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry DayBring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Make Toronto Believe All Over AgainBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Make Toronto Believe All Over Again
by Alan Henry - Mar 2, 2017

One of Broadway's biggest hits is back in Toronto and charming audiences for the third time. The Book of Mormon, which today is still one of Broadway's hottest tickets, is back due to overwhelming popular demand. (more...)

Breaking News: The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway- Caissie Levy Will Join Patti Murin in Spring Lab of FROZENBreaking News: The Cold Never Bothered Them Anyway- Caissie Levy Will Join Patti Murin in Spring Lab of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Well now we know! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Hair) will join Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu) in Disney's upcoming spring lab presentation of Frozen. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Offends and Entertains MasterfullyBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Offends and Entertains Masterfully
by Dylan Shaffer - Feb 27, 2017

With shirts clean and pressed, and haircuts precise, the cast of The Book of Mormon tapped back into my heart as they did when the tour stopped in Pittsburgh four years ago. Since then, much has changed, both with the cast and with the societal conscience, but one thing remains the same: the show is hysterical and offensive in every way. (more...)

 Broadway By the Bay presents THE PRODUCERS Broadway By the Bay presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway By the Bay opens its 2017 Season with THE PRODUCERS, the Mel Brooks laugh-out-loud musical spectacle.  THE PRODUCERS runs March 17th through April 2nd at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess TheatreBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Princess Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 6, 2017

What do you get when you put the creators of South Park and Avenue Q in a room together to write a musical? The Book of Mormon. A musical about a pair of young Mormons, off on their 2 year mission to convert the African people. (more...)

$40 Lottery Ticket Policy Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON$40 Lottery Ticket Policy Announced for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Book of Mormon today announces a ticket lottery, in which a limited number of tickets will be sold by ballot for $40 each on the day of the performance. The show's ticket lottery policy began with the Broadway production, and has continued for all subsequent productions, which include two US National Tours and London's West End. The Book of Mormon is currently in previews at the Princess Theatre. Opening night is Saturday 4 February. (more...)

BWW Connecticut: TOP PICKS FebruaryBWW Connecticut: TOP PICKS February
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 31, 2017

What's coming up this month in Connecticut theater. (more...)


by Isa Ponturo - Jan 21, 2017

Linus Wahlgren and Per Andersson performing 'Du och jag - men framforallt jag' (You and me - but mostly me) from Swedish production of THE BOOK OF MORMON at TV4 Nyhetsmoron (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

Lisa Kron and Daniel Zaitchik Will Receive 2017 Kleban PrizesLisa Kron and Daniel Zaitchik Will Receive 2017 Kleban Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

According to the New York Times, the Kleban Foundation has just announced that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Tony winner Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Offering Ticket Lottery in Jacksonville This MonthTHE BOOK OF MORMON Offering Ticket Lottery in Jacksonville This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking one-week run in 2015, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins January 17, 2017 at The Times-Union Center in Jacksonville and plays a limited one-week engagement through January 22, 2017. (more...)


by Troy Frisby - Jan 11, 2017

A woman of many talents, one of Sandra Bernhard's greatest gifts has been her finely-honed ability to satirize Hollywood from the inside. Luckily, her latest residency at Joe's Pub, the year-ending SANDRA MONICA BLVD: COAST TO COAST, gave her plenty of opportunities to keep sharpening that blade. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jan 6, 2017

The city of Houston has been on news feeds with its share of religious drama. Kim Burrell's hateful rhetoric towards the gays has caused an uproar in the gay and Christian communities, and now the controversial religious satire musical BOOK OF MORMON, written by SOUTH PARK creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Robert Lopez (FROZEN), is back in town. The musical opened on Broadway in 2011 and has been pissing off and entertaining packed houses ever since. Last night's show was magnetic; there's a reason why The New York Times says this is the best musical of the century. (more...)

World Premiere of THE UNHAPPY HOUR at West of LeninWorld Premiere of THE UNHAPPY HOUR at West of Lenin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Robert Lopez as "Mister Bob" performs a 70 minute journey of heartbreaking New American Standard delivered with world weary wit and warning … for the coming end of daze, accompanied by piano. Performed in a black suit…with humor even blacker. (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest WinnersAVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Winners have been announced for AVENUE Q's contest to suggest what is in the box that the musical's HILLARY CLINTON puppet is giving to the DONALD TRUMP puppet. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Adds $20 January Preview Performance in MelbourneBOOK OF MORMON Adds $20 January Preview Performance in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

An additional preview was announced today for the upcoming Melbourne production of The Book of Mormon, on Tuesday 17 January at 7pm at the Princess Theatre. (more...)

FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70FRANK EVANS, Award-Winning Lyricist, Librettist, and Artistic Director of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, Dies at 70
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 2, 2017

As a musical theater librettist, lyricist and lifelong connoisseur of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, Frank Evans would have been extremely sad to learn about the passing of screen legend Debbie Reynolds on December 28. But given his sense of humor and ability for self-deprecation, Evans might have also gotten a perverse kick out of knowing he died on the same day as one of his film favorites. Franklin G. Evans, 70, died last Wednesday evening at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn, due to complications from multiple strokes that ravaged his brain over the last couple of months of 2016. Evans, who also suffered from Parkinson's-related dementia and diabetes, had spent the last year rehabilitating from a serious concussion sustained last December. (more...)

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