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Date of Birth: February 23, 1975 (41)
Birth Place: United States
Gender: Male
Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert SeriesJemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

NYC's New World Stages' Puppeteered CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATE Previews This Monday, Sept. 26NYC's New World Stages' Puppeteered CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATE Previews This Monday, Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:   the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative TeamDisney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound musical FROZEN has a new creative team in place. Tony winning director Michael Grandage will take the helm of the production, replacing Alex Timbers, who departed the show in August. (more...)

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy Opens 2016-17 Season With ALABAMA STORYThe Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy Opens 2016-17 Season With ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The 46th season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy will launch Sept. 22-Oct. 9, 2016, with the Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired drama Alabama Story, a play with unique ties to The Motor City.  (more...)

AVENUE Q Enters the Race with Clinton and Trump Puppet Debate Next WeekAVENUE Q Enters the Race with Clinton and Trump Puppet Debate Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a 'joke' or 'no laughing matter' or somewhere in between, take heart: the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a Hillary Clinton puppet and Donald Trump puppet to its acting company of people and puppets. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BOOK OF MORMON This JanuaryFSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BOOK OF MORMON This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking week run in 2015, returns to Jacksonville for a limited engagement from January 17-22, 2017 at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater.  Single tickets will go on sale on September 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., by visiting www.fscjartistseries.org or by calling (904) 442-2929. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 442- 2947.  (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Records in Edmonton & CalgaryTHE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Records in Edmonton & Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Edmonton for the week ending September 18 and the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,697,167.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. Last week, THE BOOK OF MORMON broke the house record in Calgary for the week ending September 11 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,893,102.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

BWW TV: Be Our Guest! Chatting with the Team Behind BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Its 25th AnniversaryBWW TV: Be Our Guest! Chatting with the Team Behind BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Its 25th Anniversary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2016

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast,' Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented an exclusive screening of the beloved animated classic at Alice Tully Hall. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you interviews with original stars Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara and more, composer Alan Menken, and fellow musical theatre writers Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Announces Student Rush PolicyBOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show's Winnipeg engagement, which begins Tuesday September 27, 2016 at the Centennial Concert Hall and plays a limited one- week engagement through Sunday October 2, 2016. In Winnipeg, the production will conduct a pre- show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Coverage: Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast,' The Walt Disney Studios and the Film Society of Lincoln Center presented an exclusive screening of the beloved animated classic at Alice Tully Hall. It was here, in September 1991, that a work-in-progress version of 'Beauty and the Beast' was first screened at the New York Film Festival -- and received a standing ovation. This 'tale as old as time' went on to break ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination, and twenty-five years later audiences of all ages continue to fall in love with this enchanting tale, its captivating characters and unforgettable, award-winning music score and original song, 'Beauty and the Beast.' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

The Pheasantry Slates October 2016 Lineup in LondonThe Pheasantry Slates October 2016 Lineup in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Pheasantry has announced its October lineup at Kings Road, London. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: AVENUE Q at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 14, 2016

Particularly over the past several years, the Tony winning musical Avenue Q has become a favorite show of mine. It is emotional, hilarious, relatable, and an original American production utilizing the fascinating art of puppetry. Now running through October 1st at Long Island's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC), this wonderfully executed production is superbly directed by Heather Van Velsor who additionally operates the puppets Kate Monster and Lucy in the show. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/14/2016 - 'BRIDGE' in L.A., THE ROADS TO HOME Off-Broadway!Broadway AM Report, 9/14/2016 - 'BRIDGE' in L.A., THE ROADS TO HOME Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 14, 2016

Today's big news: Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE opens this evening in L.A., the DISASTER! cast celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, and THE ROADS TO HOME starts tonight at Primary Stages! (more...)

FROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 SeasonFROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 Season
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 13, 2016

Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open Saturday, September 17 with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON to Open in October Miller AuditoriumBOOK OF MORMON to Open in October Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards ® including Best Musical, comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium's for eight performances from Tuesday, October 18 through Sunday, October 23.  Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (269) 387-2300 and (800) 228-9858 and at http://www.millerauditorium.com/. (more...)

Bid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand AuctionBid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts, rejoice - the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is less than three weeks away. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: What was the Origin of Gaston? Alan Menken & Friends Discuss in BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th Anniversary ReleaseBWW TV Exclusive: What was the Origin of Gaston? Alan Menken & Friends Discuss in BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th Anniversary Release
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2016

Twenty-five years ago, Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time has joined the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and on Sept. 20 on Blu-ray and DVD.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti Murin & Andrew Rannells Sing from FROZEN!STAGE TUBE: Patti Murin & Andrew Rannells Sing from FROZEN!
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

Frozen fans may still have to wait years until a stage version of the animated hit takes its first bow on Broadway, but here's a little treat to hold you over. Below, watch as Patti Murin (who played 'Anna' in a recent lab of the show) joins forces with her friend, Andrew Rannells to sing 'Love Is An Open Door.' (more...)

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