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Date of Birth: November 19, 1973 (41)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Sundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRESundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Close Up Experience and The Goodnight Darlings (Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo) announce their new Short Musical Film, EMPIRE VAMPIRE. The innovative new Fantasy-Thriller Musical short film is blazing a trail, paving the way for a new genre that tells a story within a song, on screen, seamlessly intermingled with a vibrant array of performance and fine art. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

Tap Soul Star JL Williams to Join RIVERDANCE National Tour This OctoberTap Soul Star JL Williams to Join RIVERDANCE National Tour This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

As previously announced, JL Williams will star in Tap Soul Productions New York City song and tap dance revue “Show Me the TAP… Show Me the SOUL!” November 27th thru November 29th at Hudson Guild Theatre. Williams just signed on and will make an earlier stage appearance joining the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour of Riverdance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Evan Ruggiero Previews THE ONE-LEGGED SONG AND DANCE MAN at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Evan Ruggiero Previews THE ONE-LEGGED SONG AND DANCE MAN at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2015

"The One Legged Song and Dance Man is Back! After a sold out show back in February, Evan Ruggiero will return to 54 Below on August 14. Joining him for this night of music will be Broadway Veteran Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Olivia Polci (Foolerie, 54 Below Solo Show, Bergen PAC Soloist), and Kyle Wilder (Black Out w/ Savion Glover, New Jersey Tap Ensemble, JUBA Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance). Evan's band feature's long standing members Ray Carega, Justin Garcia, and Brendan Daily, and introducing Will Dougherty, Joe Gullace, Frank Scillieri, and Rich Cush. Not only will Evan sing his favorite rock and musical theatre songs, but he will be debuting some of his own songs from his new original musical he has been working on called "My Champagne Year." (more...)

Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAlice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

Tommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th AnniversaryTommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

 The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomed 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, took place July 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by 270 people, the event raised $212,000 from a combination of ticket sales, silent and live auction proceeds, table sponsorships and individual and corporate contributions. (more...)

Orchestra League Announces New Appointments to BoardOrchestra League Announces New Appointments to Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

 Kjristine Lund, Anthony McGill, Alan Pierson, David M. Roth, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Matthew VanBesien, and Jonathan Weedman have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. The League is a membership organization comprised of hundreds of orchestras from across North America. (more...)


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Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Bernie Mac & More Set for New Episodes of TV One's UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, Beg. 7/22Bernie Mac & More Set for New Episodes of TV One's UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, Beg. 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

TV One lifts the curtain of Black Hollywood and reveals the rarely or never-been-told stories behind some of Tinseltown's trailblazing and iconic talent, both on screen and behind the camera, with new episodes of Unsung Hollywood beginning Wednesday, July 22 at 8PM/ET. (more...)

27th Vail International Dance Festival to Kick Off July 2727th Vail International Dance Festival to Kick Off July 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Fans of the arts and luxury travel will not want to miss the 27th season of the Vail International Dance Festival this summer, which will take place from July 27-August 10.  (more...)

RDT to Present Bill Evans in Concert, 8/1RDT to Present Bill Evans in Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

In celebration of RDT alum William (Bill) Evans' 75th birthday, Repertory Dance Theatre presents a full evening, solo concert. The show will include tap works, modern dance pieces, as well as video and slide demonstrations. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFICJacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Following two sold-out engagements in both 2013 and 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents tap sensation Dorrance Dance with famed singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely in the return of The Blues Project, July 1-5 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Founded in 2011 by Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance features some of today's best tap artists, performing alongside co-choreographers of The Blues Project Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Derick K. Grant. Award-winning musician and composer Toshi Reagon created the music for The Blues Project, which is performed live by Reagon and members of her band, BIGLovely, on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and violin. (more...)

17th Annual DANCE THIS! Set for Next Month at the Moore Theatre17th Annual DANCE THIS! Set for Next Month at the Moore Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For nearly 20 years now, STG's signature dance program, DANCE This, has been providing the perfect opportunity to see dance from around the world, have your heart be touched, and witness the building of cross-cultural embrace through the art of dance. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center SeasonKristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Tony-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth officially kicks off the Mayo Performing Arts Center 2015-2016 season with a performance on Friday, September 11 at 8 pm. It is one of over 150 events to take place at MPAC from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. (more...)

Kingsbury Hall Presents Series Becomes UtahPresentsKingsbury Hall Presents Series Becomes UtahPresents
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Since 2001, Kingsbury Hall Presents has offered an eclectic season of performing artists at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. As part of an expanded mission that reaches beyond the boundaries of the Kingsbury Hall stage into other venues and spaces on campus and in the community, the performing arts series has become UtahPresents. This evolution and expansion will infuse the campus and community with unique arts experiences through both live performances and community engagement activities. (more...)

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