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Date of Birth: March 22, 1930 (87)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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BWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and HeartfeltBWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and Heartfelt
by David Clarke - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway veteran and twelve-time MAC Award winner, Karen Mason released IT'S ABOUT TIME, earlier this month. The lovely, yet understated, record perfectly captures the vibrancy of Mason's instrument. Despite being recorded in a studio, IT'S ABOUT TIME captures the magic of live cabaret performance and offers it as something listeners can experience anywhere in the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Another National Anthem! Watch Highlights from Yale Rep's ASSASSINSVIDEO: Another National Anthem! Watch Highlights from Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Yale Rep has just released the first footage from its critically acclaimed production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, running through April 8. Check it out below! (more...)

Amber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the VineyardAmber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre's THE LIGHT PRINCESS Opens in Previews Next WeekArden Children's Theatre's THE LIGHT PRINCESS Opens in Previews Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, adapted from the story by George MacDonald, with book and lyrics by Tony Lawton and original music by Alex Bechtel. Steve Pacek directs. It runs from April 5 - May 28, 2017 on the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WABC'S Joey Reynolds & Will Hammerstein Talk About The Hammerstein MuseumPhoto Coverage: WABC'S Joey Reynolds & Will Hammerstein Talk About The Hammerstein Museum
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2017

"Talk About Things You'd Like To Do"……. Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar ll talked about "How You Gonna Make That Dream Come True" on the Joey Reynolds radio program last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Audiences Applaud Cockroach Theatre's SPINNING INTO BUTTERBWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Audiences Applaud Cockroach Theatre's SPINNING INTO BUTTER
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 27, 2017

Jess here.  I recently saw my first show at Cockroach Theatre, a well-established theatre company located here in Las Vegas.  SPINNING INTO BUTTER by Rebecca Gilman exposes current social issues through an honest story that could, in reality, have taken place in Anywhere, USA.  This play dealt with concepts not normally portrayed on a stage, and delivered a powerful punch that left the audience enlightened.  The story is set at fictional Belmont College in Vermont, and explores racial issues that college campuses sometimes face.  The show begins with Sarah Daniels, a Dean who is trying to get a student to lie about his ethnicity so he will be a stronger candidate for a scholarship.   She does this with the best intentions, but it's not taken well by the student, Patrick Chibas.  Meanwhile Simon (a character in name only), an African-American student attending the predominantly white Belmont College, reports a series of hate crimes being inflicted upon him.  Dean Daniels along with two other Deans struggle to fix the issue, yet against Dean Daniels' better judgment, decide that a campus-wide forum is the best way to remedy the situation.  Ultimately, the forum is a huge failure, and results in more of a divide than it began with.  Dean Daniels continues to try to do what's right, but struggles with the process due to her subconscious racism.  This story discusses the complexity of race and discrimination and how, despite the outlawing of segregation, America still struggles to treat all races equally. (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the AhmansonVIDEO: Highlights and Behind the Scenes of Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2017

The Fiasco Theater Production of 'Into the Woods', with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, will arrive at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre this spring, with one preview on April 4 and an opening night set for April 5 for a run through May 14, 2017. BroadwayWorld has highlights and behind the scenes action below! (more...)

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New EraJedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New Era
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta, JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays, who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz. Other leading cast members include Jim Spangler as Herbie, Rachel Livingston as Louise, and Brice Baron as June. Ava Morse will play Baby June. Justin Amolsch will music direct the classic Jule Syne and Stephen Sondheim score with an eight piece orchestra. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at CaramoorMelissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

LZP Productions to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Cutting Hall TheaterLZP Productions to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Cutting Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

LZP Productions brings the musical 'Merrily We Roll Along' (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth) to the Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL, from April 1 through April 9. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon PlaceBrian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Yale Repertory TheatreBWW Review: ASSASSINS at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 24, 2017

The American Dream. Disillusionment. Political, and personal alienation. The right to be happy. All of these concepts come to vivid life on stage in Yale Rep's latest production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's dark, but brilliant musical ASSASSINS. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents BABES IN TOYLAND Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, & MoreMasterVoices Presents BABES IN TOYLAND Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, Jeffrey Schecter, and the 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's.  Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo. (more...)

Roundabout Announces 2017 Artistic PlansRoundabout Announces 2017 Artistic Plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce artistic plans for 2017, which welcome back a group of artists whom the theater has long respected, with new works, new roles and with a new playwright support initiative. (more...)

2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Continue April 9 with THE WOODS: A ROM-COM RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday,April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renee Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recital, a series of songs by American composers compiled by Reed into a narrative with original dialogue. The performance will be directed by first-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 SeasonIrresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's Starry ASSASSINSPhoto Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's Starry ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, featuring a book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and directed by James Bundy, running now through April 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Vicki Lewis in GYPSY at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Let us entertain you with one of America's most beloved classic musicals! March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. Scroll down for a first look at Vicki Lewis and more in action! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2017

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