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Date Of Birth:
October 17, 1954 (60)
Birth Place:
Wilmington, DE, USA
Gender:
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Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7Centenary Stage Company's YPW Spring Festival of Shows to Run 5/29-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception! These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages May 29th - June 7th with their annual Spring Festival of Shows. The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and brings in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties. This spring, the festival will feature How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Gypsy, and American Sampler: 100 Years of Broadway Dance.  Performances will be held on select dates in the Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Susan Stroman, Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac At Opening Night Of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTHSusan Stroman, Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac At Opening Night Of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2015

A new look at the creative team of the dynamic performance piece! (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

MSM Announces NYC's First-Ever Conservatory Program in Musical TheaterMSM Announces NYC's First-Ever Conservatory Program in Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

At Manhattan School of Music's 2015 gala tonight, which honored Bebe Neuwirth and welcomed special guests Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, and Tommy Tune in the Broadway Melody at the Rainbow Room, MSM President James Gandre announced that, beginning in fall 2016, MSM will become the first-ever independent music conservatory in New York (and only the second in the country) to offer a degree program in musical theater. (more...)

New Photos Of Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTHNew Photos Of Mandy Patinkin & Taylor Mac In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

A new look at the dynamic performance piece! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSIC MAN at TUTS, Marches Into Our Hearts!BWW Reviews: THE MUSIC MAN at TUTS, Marches Into Our Hearts!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - May 13, 2015

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Theater at the Center's BIG FISH: an Engagingly Theatrical Multi-Course MealTheater at the Center's BIG FISH: an Engagingly Theatrical Multi-Course Meal
by Paul W. Thompson - May 13, 2015

As yet another sign of the Chicago area's dominance in the world of the American musical theater, I need only point to the fact that it is undoubtedly the only market that has hosted three different productions of the Andrew Lippa musical "Big Fish," at three different tiers of the industry and three different geographical locations. (more...)

Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19Renée Fleming to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW Directed by Susan Stroman on 'Great Performances at the Met', 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Star soprano Renée Flemingadds a beguiling new character to her wide-ranging Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed Pontevedrian millionairess. (more...)

Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the MetSusan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehr's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Talks New Role In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTHMandy Patinkin Talks New Role In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH
by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 2015

A look inside rehearsals for the dynamic new performance piece! (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...)

It's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West EndIt's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Mel Brooks is reimagining the musical adaptation of his film YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the London stage. The musical will be making its West End debut (no word yet on when) with help from original Broadway helmer and THE PRODUCERS colleague Susan Stroman. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2015

Today we are revisiting one of Kander & Ebb's most awarded musicals in honor of its opening more than 20 years ago this week, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Maria May Stars in IF THE TREES COULD TALK Film, Screening This WeekendBILLY ELLIOT's Maria May Stars in IF THE TREES COULD TALK Film, Screening This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2015

Maria May makes the leap from Broadway to the silver screen!  (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This YearFlat Rock Playhouse to Premiere CHASING RAINBOWS THE ROAD TO OZ Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Flat Rock Playhouse announced today that they have been chosen by the new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz to be the Developmental House for its world premiere.  Conceived and produced by New York City based producer Tina Marie Casamento Libby, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is a Broadway bound musical that chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland and explores the extraordinary journey to stardom that culminated in one of the most popular films of all time, The Wizard of Oz.  Developed at Goodspeed Musicals Johnny Mercer Colony in Connecticut, a NYC table read and a thirteen day developmental workshop at Belmont University in Nashville soon followed. A very successful AEA Staged Reading of this musical was also produced at New World Stages in New York City in September 2014.  After the Flat Rock Playhouse production, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz will then transfer to another leading regional theatre for a pre-Broadway try out before its New York City bow.  (more...)

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