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Date of Birth: September 09, 1951 (63)
Birth Place: Lodi, WI, USA
Gender: Male
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...)


by Marina Kennedy - Jul 29, 2015

Andy Donald is the Producer of Artistic Development and Community Program for New Jersey Performing Arts Center. We recently interviewed him to learn a little more about his career and the upcoming season at the Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/15- A CATERED AFFAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/15- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2015

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair closed at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 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...)

54 Below to Celebrate Frank Sinatra Centennial This Month54 Below to Celebrate Frank Sinatra Centennial This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

This July, 54 Below celebrates The Frank Sinatra Birthday Centennial with three special musical events featuring some of the brightest stars from Broadway and cabaret including Tony Award nominees Tom Wopat and Bob Stillman, Bistro and MAC Award winner Jeff Harnar, Broadway's Sal Viviano, acclaimed jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her quintet, and Holland Vavra with Anneliese van der Pol (Beauty and the Beast, Disney Channel's 'That's So Raven'), Tyce Green, Katie Rosen and Jared Zirilli in a recreation of Sinatra's legendary 1966 performance at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (more...)

N'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This SummerN'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

With much excitement and clamor, Broadway's N'Kenge returns to Alphine Theatre Project in Montana to star in 'Chicago' as Matron 'Mama' Morton, the Witch in 'Big Fish,' and various roles in 'Ring of Fire.' All three productions will be running in rotating repertory from July 9 - August 1. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Naughton, Tom Wopat, and More Lead SECONDHAND LIONS ReadingPhoto Flash: James Naughton, Tom Wopat, and More Lead SECONDHAND LIONS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that SECONDHAND LIONS, featuring a book by Tony Award-winner Rupert Holmes and music and lyrics by FIRST DATE composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary, got a New York City reading June 18-19. Presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the musical, which played at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in 2013, was directed again by Scott Schwartz. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the reading, starring James Naughton and Tom Wopat, below! (more...)

BWW Previews: Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti & More Set for NJPAC AMERICAN SONGBOOK SeasonBWW Previews: Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti & More Set for NJPAC AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 25, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces their exciting 'American Songbook' series of performances for the 2015-2016 Season featuring a star-studded line-up. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Regional Premiere at the Barn Theatre School, 6/30GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Regional Premiere at the Barn Theatre School, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Regional Premiere of GHOST THE MUSICAL opens at the Barn Theatre School June 30! (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge Performs with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra This WeekendBroadway's N'Kenge Performs with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

This weekend, Indianapolis is in for a treat as Broadway's darling N'Kenge returns for two-nights only with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Disco Days and Boogie Nights: Music of the 70s.  N'Nenge, under the direction of Jack Everly, will sing disco anthems, such as "I Will Survive" and other monster rock hits!  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/2015 - Father's Day Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Benefits, readings, concerts, and more, all in time for Father's Day! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Anything You Can Do! All About ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, From Ethel Merman To Megan HiltyFLASH FRIDAY: Anything You Can Do! All About ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, From Ethel Merman To Megan Hilty
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 19, 2015

Today we are toasting this week's big news than Megan Hilty will take on the title role in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

James Naughton, Tom Wopat & More to Take Part in SECONDHAND LIONS Musical ReadingJames Naughton, Tom Wopat & More to Take Part in SECONDHAND LIONS Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Secondhand Lions, featuring a book by Tony Award-winner Rupert Holmes and music and lyrics by First Date composers Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary, will get a New York City reading today and tomorrow, June 18-19. Presented by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, the musical, which played at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in 2013, will be directed again by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Headline 4th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC, 11/7-15Tony Bennett to Headline 4th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC, 11/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, headlined by the legendary Tony Bennett, from November 7-15, 2015. With help from NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride, this festival promises to be one of the largest gatherings for jazz fans on the East Coast, showcasing all-star line-ups with some of the country's best musicians, such as Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings and the Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers nine days of concerts, panel discussions and workshops around Newark, in honor of saxophonist, bebop pioneer, and Newark native James Moody.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala PerformanceBWW Interviews: New Philharmonia to Feature World Renowned Jazz Guitarist JOHN PIZZARELLI in Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

On June 12 at 8PM, the New Philharmonia Orchestra will conclude its 20th Anniversary Season with a gala performance featuring the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli in a program showcasing his signature style that sets the standard for stylish modern jazz.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/17/15- A CATERED AFFAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/17/15- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

After successful shows at Judy's Chelsea and Don't Tell Mama, Jennifer Roberts is back to celebrate her love for Manhattan with two shows at New York hotspot 'Don't Tell Mama.' Musical Director Tedd Firth will join Jennifer along with bass player Ritt Henn (www.ritthenn.com) on April 7th and 9th. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

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