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Shirley MacLaine News

Date of Birth: April 24, 1934 (81)
Birth Place: Richmond, VA, USA
Gender: Female
RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the YearRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of New York's newest hit, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 2, 2016. RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Cast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This WeekCast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical will appear at "Broadway in Bryant Park" this Thursday, August 6th at 12:30 PM on the Lawn. Author/director Joel Paley and composer Marvin Laird are scheduled to appear with cast members Kim Maresca, Tori Murray and Rita McKenzie, along with performers from Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALLEGIANCE, and SYLVIA. The event is being presented by 106.7 Lite FM and will be hosted by radio personality Rick Kaminski and the cast of AVENUE Q. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE TomorrowRUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

NBC's popular daily lifetime show "New York Live" will feature RUTHLESS! The Musical tomorrow (Tuesday) between 12:30 & 1 PM on Channel 4. RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Following Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayFollowing Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical's leading man, Peter Land, collapsed onstage at the top of the second act on Friday evening, July 17th. EMT's arrived on the scene and Mr. Land was transported to the hospital where he received emergency surgery for a tear in the aorta. His recovery is going extremely well and he was even discharged from the hospital earlier this week. Paul Pecorino has assumed the role of Sylvia St. Croix and Mr. Land hopes to return to the show in the near future. Author Joel Paley bravely filled in for several performances in the week following the accident (triumphantly, according to all eyewitnesses). (more...)

RUTHLESS! Announces New Performance ScheduleRUTHLESS! Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Saturday matinees for RUTHLESS! The Musical will begin at 1:30 PM effective August 1st at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (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...)

RUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening NightRUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Romance was in the air at last night's opening of RUTHLESS! off-Broadway.  (more...)

RUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL opens Off-Broadway tonight, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Married Actors Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Lead ON GOLDEN POND, Beginning Tonight at Bucks CountyMarried Actors Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Lead ON GOLDEN POND, Beginning Tonight at Bucks County
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The real-life acting couple Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY) and Mia Dillon (CRIMES OF THE HEART, Broadway original cast) will be joined by actors Todd Cerveris, Cameron Clifford, Don Noble and Christa Scott-Reed in the BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE production of Ernest Thompson's comedy ON GOLDEN POND, running tonight, July 10, to August 2, at the Playhouse, located at 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, Pa. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKSBernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The entire company of Ruthless! The Musical will join host Bernadette Peters at the 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser this Saturday, July 11th at 5 PM in Shubert Alley. (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is set to open Off-Broadway Monday, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Preview performances began on June 25th. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's ON GOLDEN POND; Cast Announced!Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's ON GOLDEN POND; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The real-life acting couple Keir Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY) and Mia Dillon (CRIMES OF THE HEART, Broadway original cast) will be joined by actors Todd Cerveris, Cameron Clifford, Don Noble and Christa Scott-Reed in the BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE production of Ernest Thompson's comedy ON GOLDEN POND, running July 10 to August 2, at the Playhouse, located at 70 S. Main Street in New Hope, Pa. Dullea and Dillon portray the long-time married couple Norman and Ethel Thayer as they spend the summer on their lakeside cottage in Maine. Mr. Dullea and Miss Dillon have themselves been married for 16 years. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RUTHLESS!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Rehearsals began June 2nd for the all-new production of RUTHLESS! The Musical. Broadway lovers (and haters) rejoice, because the funniest and bloodiest musical about what it takes to make a child a star is returning to Off-Broadway! RUTHLESS! is set to begin performances June 25th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theater District, with the official Opening Night on Monday, July 13th. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley and music byMarvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as musical supervisor as well. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY WAY Brings Back Sinatra in a Tuneful Revue at Riverside CenterBWW Reviews: MY WAY Brings Back Sinatra in a Tuneful Revue at Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 3, 2015

Old Blue Eyes might not be back but if you are a fan of his catalog of songs, MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA may give you high hopes and fly you to the moon with nearly 60 signature tunes. An attractive cast covers all phases of Sinatra's musical legacy with style backed up by a killer trio. Ring-a Ding Ding! (more...)

Rehearsals for Return of RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway Begin TodayRehearsals for Return of RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Rehearsals are set to begin today for the all-new production of RUTHLESS! The Musical. Broadway lovers (and haters) rejoice, because the funniest and bloodiest musical about what it takes to make a child a star is returning to Off-Broadway in just a few short weeks! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old girl who 'was born to entertain.' With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play, and we mean anything. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical 'Hamilton') addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's TheatreRUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Tina Denmark is back! The diabolical tot who will do anything to be a star, the gal who sets things spinning in RUTHLESS! The Musical, originally staged in New York 22 years ago, winning both the Drama Desk (Best Lyrics) and Outer Critics Circle Award (Best Musical). But make no mistake - this is not your mother's RUTHLESS! This is no mere revival, but a newly imagined meditation on narcissism, talented tykes and stage mothers in this post 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and Honey Boo Boo world! (more...)

Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13Steve Martin to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award on TBS, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Emmy(R)-winning television event, which this year will celebrate the career of actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician Steve Martin, will continue premiering on TNT or TBS through 2018, with encores each year on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (more...)

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