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Date of Birth: February 28, 1939 (76)
Birth Place: Wichita Falls, TX, USA
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Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins.  Performances begin Tuesday, December 22nd and run through Sunday, January 3rd.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

Colin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 SeasonColin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Landmark on Main Street is pleased to announce the first 26 shows in our 2015-16 season.  (more...)

Musical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pmMusical Marrieds Vocalist NINA HENNESSEY and Drummer RAY MARCHICA Bring Jazz Show to BIRDLAND, 8/2 at 6 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of the New York nightclub and cabaret scene's most talented couple--Vocalist/Actress Nina Hennessey and Drummer Ray Marchica--have been booked by Birdland, New York's premier jazz club, for a special show on August 2 at 6 pm (doors open at 5 pm). The married musical team has put together a stellar band for this set of jazzy standards, including Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Bob Quaranta on piano. The show will also feature Award-Winning vocalist Marissa Mulder as a special guest. To purchase tickets, go to: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/919343 (more...)

TUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENTTUTS Sets All-Teen Cast of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) proudly presents the inspiring, all-teen production of Rent September 18 & 19 at The Hobby Center.  Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.  (more...)

ON RECORD: Sarah Stiles' Five Favorite Cast Albums- It Was Terrifying and Thrilling and I Wanted to Be a Part of ItON RECORD: Sarah Stiles' Five Favorite Cast Albums- It Was Terrifying and Thrilling and I Wanted to Be a Part of It
by On Record - Jul 21, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Sarah Stiles, who is currently starring as 'Jessica' in Hand to God- playing at the Booth Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGEBayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bayou Theatre Company continues it's 2014-2015 Season "Finding the Real" with Stew's musical "Passing Strange," exploring themes of acceptance, identity, the importance of family and love, set in various parts of Europe like Amsterdam, and Berlin. Passing Strange is directed by Bayou Theatre Company's Artistic Director Alric Davis with musical direction by Donte Wright, and will be performed at the Frenetic Theatre Thursday - Saturday August 6th - 8th nightly at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sam Harris Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series, 7/24-25Tony Nominee Sam Harris Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series, 7/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Sam Harris, starred on Broadway in The Producers, Grease and The Life. He was also the first ever Grand Champion of TV's Star Search, and joins the star-studded lineup of Broadway @ The Art House on July 24 & 25 for two shows only at 7PM. This will be the first time that Harris is paired with Sirius XM Radio's Seth Rudetsky as interviewer and pianist. Given the pair have known each other for twenty years since the Broadway revival of Grease, the evening should prove to be hilariously entertaining and filled with incredible music. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Tommy Tune This WeekTHEATER TALK Welcomes Tommy Tune This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK welcomes 10-time Tony® Award winner Tommy Tune, recipient of a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's June ceremony. Tune visited THEATER TALK the afternoon after the awards, still aglow with his natural effervescence and warmth, and the conversation moved smoothly from an acknowledgement of his special award to an entertaining chronicle of his roots and love for musicals. (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on SaleTickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

2015 Tommy Tune Awards Best Leading Actor Breaks Top Three at Jimmy Awards2015 Tommy Tune Awards Best Leading Actor Breaks Top Three at Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) is proud to announce that the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards Best Leading Actor, Alec Michael Ryan, finished as one of the top three Best Leading Actors at the seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards/Jimmy Awards in New York City on June 29. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: High Schoolers Take Over Broadway- Watch Highlights from the 2015 Jimmy Awards!BWW TV Exclusive: High Schoolers Take Over Broadway- Watch Highlights from the 2015 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS- The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards were held on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award®-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. The coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 29 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, was presented to Marla Louissaint representing The Gershwin Awards and Anthony Skillman, representing the M.A.C.Y. Awards. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!Photo Flash: Inside the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS- The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards were held on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award®-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. (more...)

'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

There is a long list of Hollywood personalities, such as Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Carol Burnett, Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Bennett, etc., that have found their artistic talents extended to the canvas. One of the industry's most celebrated is actor, Richard Herd. Perhaps best known for his film roles in 'The China Syndrome,' 'All The Presidents Men,' or on television in 'T.J. Hooker,' 'Seinfeld,' 'Star Trek: Voyager,' and most recenly, 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers,' Mr. Herd now shares is love of art in RICHARD HERD's JOURNEY: A Retrospective of his Paintings (more...)

2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards / Jimmy Awards were held tonight, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sam Harris to Play Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 6/25Tony Nominee Sam Harris to Play Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

On Thursday, June 25 Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting A Night Out with Sam Harris. Versatile entertainer Harris returns to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage for only one performance. Harris will be joined by his longtime musical director, Todd Schroeder, a well-known and favorite performer in San Diego. (more...)

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