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Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT UK tour opens at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 4 until Saturday 8 October 2016. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Huntington's 2015-16 SeasonSingle Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Huntington's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 4. Single tickets to A Little Night Music and A Confederacy of Dunces are on sale now. The upcoming season features four world premieres, Stephen Sondheim's most popular musical, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and August Wilson's powerful memoir, with performances by award-winning Boston favorites and international theatre artists.  (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 3-9, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: August 3-9, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons have announced casting for "The Christians," a new play written by Lucas Hnath ("A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney," "Isaac's Eye," "Death Tax").  (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 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...)

Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016Melissa Manchester Coming to TheatreZone in February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Melissa Manchester has done it all.  Her first singing job, as a solo singer/pianist in the clubs of New York, is where she met Bette Midler.  She was hired as a back-up singer for Bette, as one of the famous, “Harlettes,” and six months later, she had her own recording contract! (more...)

New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Iconic Musical Thriller SWEENEY TODD to Play Pieter Toerien's Montecasino TheatreIconic Musical Thriller SWEENEY TODD to Play Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre will play host to Steven Stead's production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller, which first premiered on Broadway in 1979. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/3/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Today in 1974, A Little Night Music closed at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Performs Tonight at 2015 SummerStage FestivalCast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Performs Tonight at 2015 SummerStage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The full cast of Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform in City Parks Foundation's SummerStage festival in Central Park for one-night-only, tonight, August 3 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at The Encore Theatre's fairytale musical 'Into the Woods!' Preview night is Thursday, August 6th.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Curve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK TourCurve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedySISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Summer Stock Austin Presents Charming INTO THE WOODSBWW Reviews: Summer Stock Austin Presents Charming INTO THE WOODS
by Frank Benge - Aug 3, 2015

Summer Stock Austin has been a part of the Austin theatre scene since 2005. Annually, college and high school students from across Texas meet to mount several productions with professionals from Austin and around the country in a one-of-a-kind experience. They work as a traditional 'stock' company; each member performs, designs, builds, and assists on the various aspects of theatrical productions. Similar programs charge high school students tuition, but Summer Stock Austin not only offers the experience to all participants free of charge, many of the college students work as mentors throughout the process. Led by a host of professionals with experience ranging from Austin to Broadway, students begin making invaluable connections as they embark on their professional careers and gain firsthand knowledge of working in a professional setting. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 2Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 2
by Audition Roundup - Aug 2, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 2, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam MendesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This AugustThe Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAYBernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

While two playful, (and adoptable, puppies) rough house on the TODAY show set, Tony award winner Bernadette Peters spoke to hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about her new children's book 'Stella and Charlie.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMFPhoto Flash: First Look at MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series, this Latin infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a scholarship to study at Oxford, he's faced with the realization that he can't leave the USA. He takes on The Statue of Liberty in the fight of a lifetime; the high-stakes boxing match that is immigration today. Is Manuel worthy? No one is spared in this political comedy that pulls no punches about immigration reform and the American Dream. (more...)

Tom Reardon Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/16-17Tom Reardon Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

After several previous sold out engagements, Bay Area favorite Tom Reardon returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his brand new show Until the Night for two performances only – Wednesday, September 16 (7 p.m.) and Thursday, September 17 (8 p.m.). (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 GalaThe Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today that the Fund will honor two patrons of the arts and philanthropists Lynne Greene, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, at the nonprofit's Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars. Leigh Silverman (Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) will direct this year's gala held on October 26 at Gotham Hall. (more...)

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