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Date of Birth: October 22, 1939 (77)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYPhoto Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStageAward-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

Alice Ripley Launches 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series TonightAlice Ripley Launches 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, kicks off a new music series tonight, October 28th, with a performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and music director John Fischer. (more...)

Alice Ripley to Launch 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert SeriesAlice Ripley to Launch 'Live From 16 Gramercy Park' Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, will kick off a new music series on October 28th with a performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and music director John Fischer. (more...)

Scoop: ALL DEF COMEDY on HBO - Saturday, November 12, 2016Scoop: ALL DEF COMEDY on HBO - Saturday, November 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on ALL DEF COMEDY on HBO, airing on Saturday, November 12, 2016! (more...)

One Night Only 30th Anniversary Celebration for MTC in NorwalkOne Night Only 30th Anniversary Celebration for MTC in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, celebrates their 30th anniversary with a one night only evening of food, drink and entertainment. The 30th Anniversary Celebration is set for Saturday, October 15, with food and drink at 6:30pm, followed by a performance in MTC's cozy 110-seat theatre. Tickets are extremely limited and proceeds benefit MTC and its programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: NANCY DUSSAULT at Feinstein's 54 BelowPhoto Flash: NANCY DUSSAULT at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On September 27 2016, Nancy Dussault presented 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Nancy took the audience on a musical journey, returning to the heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne,Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. Nancy also regaled the audience with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in 'Too Close For Comfort', before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In 'My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage' Dussault brought her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including 'Getting Married Today', 'Look To The Rainbow', 'Where Is The Tribe For Me', 'Old Friend' and of course, ' Make Someone Happy'. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in "MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE" on September 27, 2016 @ 7:00PM. Nancy will take the audience on a musical journey, returning to those heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. You'll also get to re-live the time when she introduced the classic, "Make Someone Happy". Nancy will regale with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in "Too Close For Comfort", before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In "My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage" Dussault brings her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including "Getting Married Today", "Look To The Rainbow", "Where Is The Tribe For Me", "Old Friend" and of course, " Make Someone Happy". (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

Jennifer Grey Reveals She Turned Down ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot: 'It Didn't Feel Appropriate'Jennifer Grey Reveals She Turned Down ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot: 'It Didn't Feel Appropriate'
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

At Sunday's Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Jennifer Grey revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she turned down an offer to appear in ABC's upcoming remake of the 1980's classic DIRTY DANCING.  (more...)

Creative Team Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark PlayhouseCreative Team Announced for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Booking opens today and the creative team is announced for the first major London production of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU Opens 7/14Penny Seats Theatre Company's XANADU Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On July 14 at Ann Arbor's West Park Band Shell, the Penny Seats Theatre Company launches their production of 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

Official: Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017Official: Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES Returns to London in 2017
by Marianka Swain - Jun 24, 2016

PROMISES, PROMISES, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES to Return to London This WinterPROMISES, PROMISES to Return to London This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Burt Bacharach's PROMISES, PROMISES will return to London for the first time since 1969 at Southwark Playhouse, beginning January 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS at The Triad for The Actors FundPhoto Coverage: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS at The Triad for The Actors Fund
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 17, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller hosted her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

ArtsRock to Appoint Elliott Forrest as New Executive DirectorArtsRock to Appoint Elliott Forrest as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The Board of ArtsRock has announced that Elliott Forrest, Artistic Director of the organization from its inception in 2008 will become the non-profit's first Executive Director starting July 1, 2016. Forrest will remain as Artistic Director in addition to his new role for ArtsRock who served over 2,000 audience members during their 2015-2016 Winter/Spring Season. Offering residents in and around Rockland County access to professional arts and multi-cultural programs all at reasonable ticket prices. (more...)

Basketmouth Backs Rebtel's 'Speak Freely' CampaignBasketmouth Backs Rebtel's 'Speak Freely' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HIMSELF AND NORAPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HIMSELF AND NORA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 7, 2016

Himself and Nora, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielleis currently in previews at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Directed by Michael Bush, produced by Cherie King and executive produced by R. Erin Craig, Himself and Nora officially opened last night, June 6th. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

Millburn, New Jersey's Playhouse since 1938 receives this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award. (more...)

Update: ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake Will Not Include Original SongsUpdate: ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake Will Not Include Original Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Update: Despite reports yesterday that ABC's DIRTY DANCING remake may feature a handful of original songs when it premieres later this year, representatives from both the network and Lionsgate have now confirmed to BroadwayWorld that no new tunes will be inserted into the original material. ABC's update will instead remain in line with the original 1987 blockbuster film. (more...)

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