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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
Date of Death: December 15, 1966 (65)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OST Climbs to The Top of The ChartsBEAUTY AND THE BEAST OST Climbs to The Top of The Charts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Walt Disney Records' 'Beauty And The Beast' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack climbs its way to the top of the charts, barely a week after the opening of its live-action remake. The soundtrack is currently charting on several digital platforms in the Philippines: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final DaysPhoto Flash: First Look at Philip Glass's Opera, THE PERFECT AMERICAN, About Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Long Beach Opera is currently presenting the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2017, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Ken Fallin - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/17 - AMERICAN IDIOT Review and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/17 - AMERICAN IDIOT Review and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Iceland's Nordic Affect Embark on First US TourIceland's Nordic Affect Embark on First US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Celebrated Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect will tour the U.S. for the first time in April, with performances at Chicago's Constellation presented by the Frequency Series (April 9), Berkeley Art Museum's Full Series (April 11), the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Reykjavík Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall (April 13-15), and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY (April 19). (more...)

Lea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next MonthLea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as a Disney princess - Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon - for which she won a Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 17th, 2017 - St. Patrick's Day and More!BWW Morning Brief March 17th, 2017 - St. Patrick's Day and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 17, 2017

Happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: It's an Off-Broadway extravaganza this weekend with two openings and three shows starting previews! (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces Cast for Concert of Broadway Classic, BRIGADOON, 3/18-19Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces Cast for Concert of Broadway Classic, BRIGADOON, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, and producer Jan McArt, director of Lynn's theatre arts program development, today announced the lead performers for this weekend's collaborative concert of a Broadway classic, Brigadoon, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Backstory of Belle's Mother Revealed in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Live-Action FilmBackstory of Belle's Mother Revealed in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Live-Action Film
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The studio's new live-action adaptation of the film will include a new subplot featuring a flashback to Belle's early days and an explanation for her mother's demise. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Presents 28th Annual High School Choir Festival, 4/21Los Angeles Master Chorale Presents 28th Annual High School Choir Festival, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The combined vocal force of 1,000 high school students from 30 Southland schools can be heard in a free concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, April 21 when the Los Angeles Master Chorale presents the 28th Annual High School Choir Festival. The 1,000-voice Festival choir will be led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon in a varied program that features works by this year's guest artist singer/composer Moira Smiley. Smiley will also teach the massive choir body percussion to accompany one of her songs. (more...)

Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDSKelsea Ballerini, Jordan Fisher & More to Perform at 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Grammy Award-nominee Kelsea Ballerini, multiplatinum recording artist Alessia Cara, and Broadway's 'Hamilton' star and Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher are scheduled to perform at the 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Nominations Open for Fifth Annual Music Educator Award Presented by The Recording AcademyNominations Open for Fifth Annual Music Educator Award Presented by The Recording Academy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Applications for the fifth annual Music Educator Award are currently online; to nominate a teacher, visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 15th, 2017 - 'JOAN OF ARC' Goes to War and More!BWW Morning Brief March 15th, 2017 - 'JOAN OF ARC' Goes to War and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE opens tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Savage and Michael Stevens Feed Audiences Across the Country with BRAIN CANDY LIVE!Photo Flash: Adam Savage and Michael Stevens Feed Audiences Across the Country with BRAIN CANDY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

MagicSpace Entertainment is happy to report the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel 'Vsauce' is feeding the hungry minds of packed houses across the country, with many sold out performances to date. The tour has performed in 17 cities including New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Chicago added a matinee performance due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sets New Record for Advance Ticket SalesDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sets New Record for Advance Ticket Sales
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Disney's highly anticipated live-action reboot of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is now Fandango's No. 1 family film of all time as far as advance ticket sales. (more...)

Disney XD Orders Early Second Season of BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES Ahead of Fall PremiereDisney XD Orders Early Second Season of BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES Ahead of Fall Premiere
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Disney XD has ordered an early second season of the highly anticipated BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES before the first season premieres this fall, with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi . (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Groban, Bernadette Peters & More Attend BEAUTY AND THE BEAST NY PremierePhoto Flash: Josh Groban, Bernadette Peters & More Attend BEAUTY AND THE BEAST NY Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Bill Condon (director) and Alan Menken (composer) arrived at Alice Tully Hall for the New York special screening of Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation presents JETHRO TULLDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation presents JETHRO TULL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Live Nation announce the Orlando engagement of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson. The concert will play the art center's Walt Disney Theater on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets areon sale Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in ManilaPhoto Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through Columbia Pictures, together with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), held a special advance screening of its live-action retelling of the animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) at IMAX Megamall Theatre in Mandaluyong Monday night. (more...)

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