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Date Of Birth:
February 19, 1940 (75)
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Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - HoustonSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 2, 2015

Summer is coming and luckily for you, here in Houston there is no shortage of nice, air-conditioned theaters for you to choose from. With so many choices it can be a daunting task, so let the BWW Houston editors give you their picks for the upcoming summer season. (more...)

Dancing in The Streets to Bring Motown's Greatest Hits to NJPAC, 4/6Dancing in The Streets to Bring Motown's Greatest Hits to NJPAC, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Dancing In The Streets. Join the best celebration of Motown's greatest songs, made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and so many others, at the spectacular Dancing in the Streets on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Present VOCAL OVATION SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA, 6/28Paper Mill Playhouse to Present VOCAL OVATION SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse one of the country's premier not-for-profit theaters, the place where American musical theater is celebrated, cherished, and pushed in exciting new directions, is thrilled to announce a one-night-only, Vocal Ovation Show Choir Extravaganza concert at Paper Mill Playhouse on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will feature performances by the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus. (more...)

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel To Host Block Party To Celebrate $22 Million TransformationThe Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel To Host Block Party To Celebrate $22 Million Transformation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Renaissance Hotels will unveil the much buzzed about transformation of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel with The Happiest Hour block party on June 11 as part of the lifestyle brand's fourth annual GlobalDay of Discovery, where all 160 Renaissance hotels around the globe will host events to help guests and locals experience new discoveries within the city. Headlining the Chicago event will be live, outdoor performances lining the Chicago River by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Robin Thicke, R & B newcomer Natalie La Rose, and HXLT. (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Dallas and Fort WorthSummer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Dallas and Fort Worth
by Kyle West - Jun 1, 2015

As summer approaches, so does an exciting season of local and touring stage productions, with an array of choices for the entire family. Here are our picks for Dallas and Fort Worth's hottest tickets this summer. (more...)

Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard.com, legends of music Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson reflect on the success of the Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and reveal that a big screen adaptation of the show is 'in the works'! (more...)

Orpheum Theatre's 2nd Annual Break-A-Leg 5K, Inspired by MOTOWN, Set for Next MonthOrpheum Theatre's 2nd Annual Break-A-Leg 5K, Inspired by MOTOWN, Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Orpheum Theatre will host its second annual Break-A-Leg 5K on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 PM.  This year's event will be themed around MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing at the Orpheum Theatre July 14 - 19, 2015. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Open At Shaftesbury Theatre, Feb 2016!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Open At Shaftesbury Theatre, Feb 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates at West End's Shaftesbury TheatreMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates at West End's Shaftesbury Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

As previously announced, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be shakin' it in the West End next spring. And now The Daily Mail has revealed the musical's dates at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show is set to begin previews on February 11, with an opening slated for March 8, 2015.  (more...)

DakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 SeasonDakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Art & culture are vital to our existence and Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season features ample offerings of live performance experiences from arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/8; GREATER TUNA in Austin, GROUNDED in Portland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/8; GREATER TUNA in Austin, GROUNDED in Portland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 8, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Austin, Portland, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Mad Horse's OTHER DESERT CITIES, classic comedy GREATER TUNA in Austin, and GROUNDED in Portland, just to name a few. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Detroit Symphony Featured in Special May the 4th Video by Fiat ChryslerSTAGE TUBE: Detroit Symphony Featured in Special May the 4th Video by Fiat Chrysler
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2015

Happy Star Wars Day from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Check out the DSO featured in this special #MayThe4th video by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - May 4, 2015

Turning a profit in the theatre business is challenging at best but it isn't surprising that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL easily recouped its initial investment during its run on Broadway, or its outlay for the First National Tour, now playing at the Hollywood Pantages. The popularity of the Motown sound is undeniable. Even if you wanted to, it's impossible to keep from being carried away by the irresistible groove of the music. And why would you even want to try? (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the RoadMOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

= Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 8, 2015. (more...)

Dailey & Vincent  ALIVE! In Concert CD Now Available Exclusively In All Cracker Barrel StoresDailey & Vincent ALIVE! In Concert CD Now Available Exclusively In All Cracker Barrel Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The first-ever live album from the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert, is now available exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform Sunday (May 3) with accomplished musicians Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes and Peter Buck at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The show begins at 6 p.m. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, MATILDA & More Set for Wharton Center's 2015-16 SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON, MATILDA & More Set for Wharton Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Wharton Center's 2015-2016 season has nine Broadway blockbusters, a handful of superstars making their premiere at the Center and many brand-new titles. Executive Director Mike Brand says, "It's a magical season; really a Broadway bonanza that will satisfy the hunger our audiences have for the best shows on tour!" (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

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