Tony Roberts News

Date of Birth: October 22, 1939 (76)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

ABC Exec Tells BroadwayWorld: Live Musical Event 'Currently in Development'ABC Exec Tells BroadwayWorld: Live Musical Event 'Currently in Development'
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

This morning BroadwayWorld participated in a media conference call with ABC president Channing Dungey regarding the network's just-announced 2016-17 programming slate. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New SeriesABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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

Tony Roberts to Bring CARD MAGIC to Brighton FringeTony Roberts to Bring CARD MAGIC to Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Tony Roberts - Card Magic is a hilarious hour of storytelling and world-class close up magic, as full-time street escapologist, Tony Roberts shares his tales that have taken him from being a corporate city worker and leaving it all behind, to take to the streets with some jokes, a deck of cards and an escape act. Every card tells a tale, every illusion a story from boardroom to busker in this show which won a 'Best Cabaret' Award Nomination at last year's Brighton Fringe, returning this year to play The Bosco Theatre at the Brighton Spiegeltent. (more...)

Tony Roberts Boards ABC's DIRTY DANCING RemakeTony Roberts Boards ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Katey Sagal is the latest actor to sign on to ABC's upcoming three-hour reboot of DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2016

The new musical Cagney, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton andChristopher McGovern, received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week, sold-out engagement. The production just transferred off-Broadway at at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

BWW Review: LUIGI and Francis J. Roach Bring Out a Standing Room ONLY Crowd in NYC Celebrating Jazz Master LUIGI at Manhattan Movement & Arts CenterBWW Review: LUIGI and Francis J. Roach Bring Out a Standing Room ONLY Crowd in NYC Celebrating Jazz Master LUIGI at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
by Marina Kamen - Mar 24, 2016

Luigi's partner Francis J. Roach pulled together an audience with a 'who's who' of Musical Theatre Performers spanning decades. The house was filled with joy and fabulous feelings for all who had the privilege to experience this great Master of Jazz Dance. This particular evening was also filled with fresh young talent that will forever help to carry the torch paying forward the Luigi Jazz Dance technique. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Bring SIN TWISTERS TOO! to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Bring SIN TWISTERS TOO! to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 25, 2016

Last night was the world premiere of Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller's new show SIN TWISTERS, TOO! at Feinstein's 54 Below. It attracted a celebrity audience and BroadwayWorld was there TOO. (more...)

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