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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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by José Germán Martínez Paneque - Jun 19, 2017

A partir del proximo 6 de julio llega al Teatro Coliseum de Barcelona LA CENICIENTA, un espectaculo circense a cargo de la compañia La Fiesta Escenica que muestra el clasico de Perrault como nunca antes se habia visto. (more...)

Shannon Ryan Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Television GroupShannon Ryan Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Television Group
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Shannon Ryan has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Television Group (FTG), it was announced today by FTG Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden. In addition, Darren Schillace has been named Executive Vice President, Marketing, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Ken Fallin - Jun 16, 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 Tony winner Laurie Metcalf, Condola Rashad, Chris Cooper, and Jayne Houdyshell. (more...)

Sir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union TheatreSir Tim Rice to Discuss Life and Career in Special Evening at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies. (more...)

BWW Review:  Dining Delights at WALT DISNEY WORLD with Paddlefish, Satuli Canteen and Much MoreBWW Review: Dining Delights at WALT DISNEY WORLD with Paddlefish, Satuli Canteen and Much More
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2017

Walt Disney World continues to please their guests by expanding both casual and fine dining options. There are new eateries in the parks to complement attractions and exciting restaurants that you won't find anywhere else. (more...)

Casting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINSCasting Announced for Musical Theatre West's Production of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  (more...)

Applause Winners Sofia Deler & Tony Moreno Headed to the 2017 Jimmy AwardsApplause Winners Sofia Deler & Tony Moreno Headed to the 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts celebrated excellence in high school musical theater at the 2017 Applause Awards. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Jim Brochu in ZERO HOURBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Jim Brochu in ZERO HOUR
by Ken Fallin - Jun 15, 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 Jim Brochu in ZERO HOUR. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in HoustonReview Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Disney's DUCKTALES Reboot Takes Flight with TV Movie & Series PremiereDisney's DUCKTALES Reboot Takes Flight with TV Movie & Series Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The new animated comedy adventure DUCK TALES will premiere in a one-hour television movie to be presented for 24 consecutive hours, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 (beginning at midnight EDT/PDT), on Disney XD. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana BeanPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
by West of Broadway - Jun 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Brings Together Brightest Young Musicians this JulyCarnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Brings Together Brightest Young Musicians this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This July, Carnegie Hall brings together close to 200 of the best teen musicians from across the country for a month of exceptional music making as part of two exciting ensembles. The critically-acclaimed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), now entering its fifth year, is comprised of 116 musicians, ages 16-19. NYO2, a new group launched in summer 2016 for younger players, ages 14-17, was created with a particular focus of attracting talented students from communities traditionally underserved or underrepresented in the classical music field. In total, the musicians of NYO-USA and NYO2 come from 40 US states, plus Puerto Rico. Both programs are free, ensuring that all promising young players can have the opportunity to take part in this unique community of musicians-learning from a world-class faculty, playing alongside talented peers, and performing with leading artists on the stages of some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Idina Menzel, Josh Gad & More Return for Disney's OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTUREVIDEO: First Look - Idina Menzel, Josh Gad & More Return for Disney's OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The trailer for OLAF'S FROZEN ADVENTURE is here! The all-new featurette will open in US theaters in front of Disney/Pixar's COCO beginning November 22nd. (more...)

Broadway Performers Lend Their Talents to International Thespian FestivalBroadway Performers Lend Their Talents to International Thespian Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway performers Rebecca E. Covington, Arbender Robinson, and Kristen Beth Williams will join 28 students, representing 13 states and Canada, for the opening performance of the 2017 International Thespian Festival (ITF) being held June 19-24 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony AwardFREAKY FRIDAY Director Christopher Ashley Wins Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Freaky Friday Director Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He earned the prestigious award last night at the American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick TheatreBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 11
by Audition Roundup - Jun 11, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 11, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Las Mejores Pianistas del Siglo XXI llegan a la ArgentinaLas Mejores Pianistas del Siglo XXI llegan a la Argentina
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Conciertos en apoyo de los derechos de las Mujeres. (more...)

Julie Andrews Will Not Appear in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSJulie Andrews Will Not Appear in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2017

To the disappointment of MARY POPPINS fans everywhere, director Rob Marshall revealed that the original magical nanny, Julie Andrews, will not be making an appearance in Disney's highly anticipated MARY POPPINS RETURNS. (more...)

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