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Date Of Birth:
May 30, 1962 (52)
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Chicago, IL, USA
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The Theater People Podcast Releases Live Show with Laura Osnes, Ellyn Marie MarshThe Theater People Podcast Releases Live Show with Laura Osnes, Ellyn Marie Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

On Monday January 26, 2015, the Theater People Podcast will release their 30th episode which was recorded live at Fontana's Bar in New York City as part of the NYC Podfest. For the event, Theater People welcomed back two time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (CINDERELLA, BONNIE & CLYDE) and KINKY BOOTS favorite Ellyn Marie Marsh. Laura talked about life after CINDERELLA, the roles she auditioned for but didn't get to play, starring in the upcoming CAROUSEL, raps Lin-Manuel Miranda style, and cruises hilariously through a lightening round. Ellyn Marie Marsh performs a hilarious excerpt from her sold out 54 Below debut solo show 'Inappropriate.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norbert Leo Butz, Steve Martin, Tyne Daly, and More Walk IT'S ONLY A PLAY Re-Opening Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Norbert Leo Butz, Steve Martin, Tyne Daly, and More Walk IT'S ONLY A PLAY Re-Opening Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2015

Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, recently welcomed Martin Short, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning '30 Rock' alum Maulik Pancholy - in his Broadway debut - to the cast! The show transferred from the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Check out photos from the special moving day red carpet event featuring stage and screen stars below! (more...)

Nikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN ConcertNikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Over 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off TodayOver 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that it will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins January 20th and continues through February 8th, makes $20 tickets available for 41 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 9th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly-anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

Ashley Brown & Josh Young Join BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Lineup at Town HallAshley Brown & Josh Young Join BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Lineup at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing 'Unplugged,' audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before. They will be joined by their SIDE SHOW co-star, RYAN SILVERMAN (Drama Desk Nominee for PASSION), and one of the stars of the original production of SIDE SHOW, JEFF McCARTHY. Other great stars in the cast of Broadway Unplugged are Tony Award Winners TONYA PINKINS (Caroline or Change) and CHUCK COOPER (The Life), plus Two-Time Tony Nominee MARY TESTA, Tony Nominee JOSH YOUNG (Jesus Chris Superstar), Broadway Stars ASHLEY BROWN (the original Mary Poppins on Broadway), ELIZABETH STANLEY (On The Town), KAREN MASON (MAMMA MIA!) and WILLIAM MICHALS (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific). (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGIn the Spotlight Series: Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Mary Testa, Karen Mason to Join Cast of SIDE SHOW & More in BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26Mary Testa, Karen Mason to Join Cast of SIDE SHOW & More in BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. (more...)

LES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINLES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Joshua Colley, who starred as Les in Broadway's Newsies, and is currently originating the role of Gavroche in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, has just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINTony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKINGPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Walter McBride - Jan 15, 2015

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes The Ensemblist's Brady, LanzaroneTheater People Podcast Welcomes The Ensemblist's Brady, Lanzarone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

For the current episode of the Theater People Podcast, host Patrick Hinds interviews Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone, hosts of 'The Ensemblist' Podcast. The episode concludes with section of 'The Ensemblist' episode In Tech. Mo and Nikka are both Broadway performers in their own right--Mo is an THE ADDAMS FAMILY alum and Nikka was seen in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and as Velma Kelly in CHICAGO. (more...)

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is sad to report that actor, writer, comedian and painter Taylor Negron died today at age 57 after a battle with cancer. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant & More Set for ITLP Benefit Reading, 2/9Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant & More Set for ITLP Benefit Reading, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Celebrated Broadway and Off-Broadway actors Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Radio Golf), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit), Brian Murray (The Crucible, The Play About The Baby), Jay O. Sanders (Pygmalion, The Apple Family Plays) and Nilaja Sun (No Child) will do a Benefit reading for The International Theatre and Literacy Project (ITLP) itlp.org on Monday February 9th at 7:30pm at The Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street, New York City. They will be joined by actors James Williams (Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson), Peter Francis James (The Merchant of Venice, On Golden Pond), Miriam A. Hyman (The Commons of Pensacola, Macbeth) and Devin Haqq (Richard III, Macbeth). (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!Photo Coverage: Inside New Group's THINGS WE WANT Benefit Reading with Ethan Hawke, Peter Dinklage & More!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2015

The New Group just celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. This special event took place last night, January 5 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (TheAlice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, January 18 at 9:30 PM to open the Winter/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 in September. The January show will include a tribute to Broadway legend Ethel Merman, with special guests Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey, Nora Mae Lyng, Molly Pope and Ben Rimalower. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Ethan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading TonightEthan Hawke Directs Zoe Kazan & Entire Original THINGS WE WANT Cast in Benefit Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The New Group celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season with a one-night-only benefit reading of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, reuniting director Ethan Hawke with the complete original cast of the critically-acclaimed 2007 world premiere production at The New Group: Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's, Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, and More Set For BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26SIDE SHOW's, Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, and More Set For BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett sing their two famous duets, 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?' and 'I Will Never Leave You' for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED, GODSPELL, DOGFIGHT's Lindsay MendezTheater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED, GODSPELL, DOGFIGHT's Lindsay Mendez
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 28, 2014

On Monday, December 29, Theater People podcast welcomes beloved Broadway belter, Lindsay Mendez. Mendez, who is well known for having taken on the role of Elphaba in the Broadway mega-hit WICKED for the show's 10th anniversary, made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 Kathleen Marshall helmed GREASE. She was seen on Broadway in the 2010 Roundabout Theater production of EVERYDAY RAPTURE, as well as the 2011 Broadway revival of GODSPELL before being hand picked by famed director Joe Mantello to star in the off-Broadway Pasek and Paul musical DOGFIGHT at Second Stage. She also memorably appeared alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in Miranda's short musical 21 CHUMP STREET which was commissioned by the NPR show 'This American Life' and performed at BAM. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

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