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Date Of Birth:
May 30, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
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Australian Singer-Songwriter Brendan MacLean Joins NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1Australian Singer-Songwriter Brendan MacLean Joins NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Brendan Maclean - the acclaimedAustraliansinger/songwriter - will joinMichael Feinstein, Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, MichaelMcElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee,Rachel York, Adam Kantor, RandyGraff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Jonah Verdon, Julie Hill,Molly Pope, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson toheadline the fifth annual 'NightOf A Thousand Judys' - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - onMonday, June 1. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Musical Numbers at The Tony AwardsNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Musical Numbers at The Tony Awards
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - May 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Shakespeare + Musical Theater: (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUPMichael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Tonight at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

OnMonday, May 25ththe Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist andbook writer Lisa Kronadapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breakingOff-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated andplaying at Broadway'sCircle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated togetherfor this year'sBest Original Score award;should they win, the pairwould becomethe first all-female writing team in Tonyhistory to take home that the prize. (more...)

Breaking News: Kate Shindle Elected New President of Actors' EquityBreaking News: Kate Shindle Elected New President of Actors' Equity
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Actors' Equity Association ('Equity'), the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers, today announced the results of its 2015 national council election, with all seats effective immediately for three-year terms. Kate Shindle was named as new president of the union, replacing incumbent Nick Wyman. Running uncontested in top-ranking officer positions were Paige Price (First Vice President), Rebecca Kim Jordan (Second Vice President), Ira Mont (Third Vice President) and Sandra Karas (Secretary/Treasurer). (more...)

Brandon Sturiale to Bring A SECOND FIRST IMPRESSION to 54 Below, 6/26Brandon Sturiale to Bring A SECOND FIRST IMPRESSION to 54 Below, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brandon Sturiale in "A Second First Impression" on Friday, June 26th, at 9:30pm. (more...)

2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Awards Gala Held Tonight at Sardi's; 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Among Winners2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Awards Gala Held Tonight at Sardi's; 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Among Winners
by BWW Special Coverage - May 21, 2015

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, recognizes itsaward winners for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories today, May 21st at 4PM at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. (more...)

Tony and Drama Desk Nominees Set for May Edition of ROW J on The Jewish ChannelTony and Drama Desk Nominees Set for May Edition of ROW J on The Jewish Channel
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Jewish Channel will broadcast the latest edition of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, 'Row J,' to begin airing on demand on Friday, May 22. Row J' is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards.The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check.The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement.The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from last night's red carpet below! Click here for a full list of winners (more...)

Original Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCultureOriginal Cast, Creatives to Reunite for 10th Anniversary of NYTW's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED This Month at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Original ensemble members, Michael Winther, Kimberly Grigsby, Shane Shanahan are joined by cellist, Peter Sachon as they reunite with Pulitzer prize-winning lyricist, Mark Campbell and many of the composers for a special one-night-only concert event, celebrating the ten year anniversary of Songs from an Unmade Bed, the critically acclaimed, theatrical song cycle originally produced off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

OnMonday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUstar Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE.From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA,QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5.InIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU,Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made ofIT SHOULDA BEEN YOUbeing a star making vehicle for Howard. (more...)

Newest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard HolbrookNewest MUSIC AT THE MASON to Feature Tracy Stark, FORTE, and Richard Holbrook
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, May 31, at 3pm. Performers include Tracy Stark, FORTE and Richard Holbrook. Lydia DeLuca will be the 'Young Musician Moment" performer. (more...)

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee, Adam Kantor, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith and Danielle Grabianowski for the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Carl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastCarl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the seventh episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth. The show is available on iTunes here. Every June, Sayre's event Night of a Thousand Judys honors Judy Garland for Pride and raises money for the organization. Carl explains how the center was formed, who Ali Forney was and the challenges they face with fundraising. The first six episodes of the show - featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 PM to conclude the Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last September. The May show will be a celebration of The Scissor Sisters with special guests Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight, Michael Cavadias, Bridget Barkan, Jamie Wright, Angela DiCarlo, Philip Taratula and Brendan Michael. David Nagler serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 SeasonBURIED CHILD with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon-Helmed STEVE & More Set for The New Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The New Grouphas announced three productions for its2015-2016 Season.The company's new season kicks off in Summer 2015 with the Off-Broadway premiere ofPhilip Ridley'sMercury Fur, directed byScott Elliott.The season continues in Fall 2015 with the world premiere ofMark Gerrard'sSteve, with directorCynthia Nixonreturning to The New Group, where she made her directorial debut earlier this year.In Winter 2016,Scott ElliottdirectsSam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play,Buried Child, featuringEd HarrisandAmy Madigan, who return to The New Group with this production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEKPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2015

Signature Theatrepresents the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed byAthol Fugard. The production began performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7in TheRomulus LinneyCourtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards- Part OnePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards- Part One
by Jennifer Broski - May 11, 2015

The Off-Broadway League just announced winners in 18 categories for the 30th AnnualLucille LortelAwards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld a there for the big night, and below, you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals!Click herefor the full list of winners. (more...)

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