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Date Of Birth:
December 05, 1901
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Leigh Leads MARY POPPINS in Philadelphia This Spring; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the Philadelphia engagement of MARY POPPINS. Philadelphia's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Academy of Music on Wednesday, March 23 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, April 17 as part of the Broadway Season, presented by the Kimmel Center and the Shubert Organization. The opening night (press opening) is Friday, March 25 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Roundabout Completes Cast for Murphy Led PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron, announces the complete cast for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Ashley Brown Returns to Broadway in MARY POPPINS, Mar. 8, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

ASHLEY BROWN, Broadway's original MARY POPPINS, returns to the company on Tuesday, March 8 (7pm) at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Brown will assume the title role through Sunday, July 17 (Laura Michelle Kelly, currently playing the role, will take a brief hiatus for a film project, returning to the show on Tuesday, July 19). Brown reunites with her original Broadway ‘Bert,' co-star Gavin Lee, having last performed with him when they launched and headlined the MARY POPPINS North American tour. (more...)

Quién es Quién en el Teatro en México: Irasema Terrazas
by Clemente Sanchez - Feb 22, 2011

Quién es Quién (Who's Who) del Teatro en México, permitirá conocer y reconocer a los talentos que han hecho o hacen posible esta industria en el país. Así también se podrán presentar a los nuevos valores. Hoy: Irasema Terrazas. (more...)

Imagination Movers Bring the 'In a Big Warehouse' Tour to the Orleans Arena 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will bring their 'In a Big Warehouse' concert tour to Orleans Arena on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will play their most popular songs and bring the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life. Concertgoers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse Mouse and other characters from the TV series. (more...)

Tix Go On Sale 2/20 For Mary Poppins at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

Key Bank Broadway at The Paramount and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announce today that tickets for the long-awaited production of MARY POPPINS will go on sale to the public on Sunday, February 20 at 10 am. (more...)

John Beasley to Host JAZZ AND THE ORCHESTRA at LA Phiharmonic, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2011

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's 2010/11 Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall continues on Saturday, February 19, at 11 a.m., with an original concert production designed to educate young audiences about the differences and similarities of jazz for the orchestra and for a quintet. Young audiences will learn about listening and teamwork, how to 'speak jazz,' and be introduced to improvisation and scatting through participation and musical demonstrations featuring excerpts from Dvork's Symphony No. 9, Mingus' Better Git It In Your Soul, Bernstein's Times Square 1944, Ellington's It Don't Mean A Thing and two special arrangements of Itsy Bitsy Spider and Arachnology, arranged especially for this production. This concert repeats on Saturday, February 26 at 11 a.m. (more...)

MARY POPPINS North American Tour Opens Tonight In Boston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The Boston premiere of MARY POPPINS officially opens tonight, Friday, February 18 at the Boston Opera House for a limited engagement of five weeks through March 20. (more...)

MMAC Presents Lar Lubovitch Workshop with Attila Csiki 4/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents a Lar Lubovitch workshop with Attila Csiki from Tuesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 9, 2011, from noon to 1:30pm from Tuesday - Friday and from 1:30 - 3pm on Saturday. (more...)

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin Debuts at Walt Disney Concert Hall 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The 2010/11 Baroque Variations and Chamber Music Society series at Walt Disney Concert Hall continues with the debut of Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, founded in East Berlin in 1982 and recognized today as one of the world's leading baroque ensembles. (more...)

Tix Go On Sale 2/20 For Mary Poppins at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Key Bank Broadway at The Paramount and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announce today that tickets for the long-awaited production of MARY POPPINS will go on sale to the public on Sunday, February 20 at 10 am. (more...)

The LA Phil and City of Los Angeles Pay Tribute to Ernest Fleischmann 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association hosts a special free concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in honor of Ernest Fleischmann, former LA Phil Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tuesday, March 29, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Australian Cast Recording of MARY POPPINS Available 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The Mary Poppins Australian Cast Recording was captured over five nights at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne 2010. The Australian production stars Verity Hunt-Ballard in the title role and Matt Lee as Bert. The cast also features Philip Quast as George Banks, Marina Prior as Winifred Banks, Debra Byrne as Bird Woman, and Judi Connelli as Miss Andrew. The album is available beginning February 18. (more...)

Jazz With Jim Performs Valentine's Show, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions are back this month to keep the passion of Valentine's Day alive through music at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Every song in this month's Jazz with Jim program will have "Love" in the title. (more...)

Gustavo Dudamel Performs Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Mozart & Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Recently back in the U.S. after his first European tour as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in March for programs of Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as the second LA Phil LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel from Walt Disney Concert Hall theater broadcast. (more...)

Boston Run Of MARY POPPINS Opens 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce that Steffanie Leigh will star as "Mary Poppins" in the North American tour of MARY POPPINS. (more...)

'Hair,' 'West Side Story,' 'Mary Poppins,' Continue Broadway Across America – Boston's 2011 Season
by Jan Nargi - Feb 17, 2011

Music of many generations highlights the 2010-2011 Broadway Across America - Boston season (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Presents SOMETHING INTANGIBLE 3/24-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Firehouse Theatre Project announces the final show of its 2010-11 season, Bruce Graham's Something Intangible, running March 24 - April 16, 2011. The Firehouse production is directed by Bill Patton and stars Frank Creasy, Lauren Leinhass-Cook, Billy Christopher Maupin, Adrian Reider and Jay Welch. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Prepare for Thalians 55th Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Living Legend Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday, talking about mental health. Thalians President Debbie Reynolds and Board Chair Ruta Lee, along with event chairs Kira & Bob Lorsch, are currently preparing for the upcoming Thalians 55th Gala at the Playboy Mansion, Saturday, April 30, 2011. (more...)

Monday Nights, New Voices Plays The Duplex 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Join Composer and producer, Scott Alan, for another night of 'Monday Nights, New Voices' February 28th, 2011 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. (more...)

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