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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
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BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID is Silly, Inconsequential Fun at the Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID is Silly, Inconsequential Fun at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 8, 2017

Last night, Ariel and her underwater friends swam into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a weeklong stay, appropriately at the Walt Disney Theatre. The limited engagement, which originated at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in November 2016, is a silly dose of fun and nostalgia for theatregoers of all ages. Though there are performances and elements that seem less than fitting for the grand Dr. Phillips stage, the show as a whole ends up being more than the sum of its parts. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Disney's MARY POPPINSMercury Theater Chicago Announces Disney's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - is delighted to announce the cast of the high-flying, family-musical MARY POPPINS. The magical nanny Mary Poppins will be played by newcomer Nicole Armold, and the loveable jack-of-all trades Bert will be played by Jeff Award winner Matthew Crowle. The production will be led by Jeff Award Winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Music Director) and Brenda Didier (Choreography). The show plays from March 29 through May 28, and the press opening is Friday, April 7th at 7:30pm  (more...)

111 Southern California Students Named as Semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program111 Southern California Students Named as Semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Music Center named 111 of some of Southern California's most talented high school students as semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for teens.  An important part of The Music Center's fundamental support for arts education, Spotlight is more than a competition.  The program provides opportunities for Southern California high school students to acquire the skills they need to pursue their dreams in the performing arts, ranging from the development of performance abilities in numerous genres to roles in arts management, along with valuable workforce readiness skills. (more...)

Fred Savage to Host New ABC Game Show CHILD SUPPORT from Ricky GervaisFred Savage to Host New ABC Game Show CHILD SUPPORT from Ricky Gervais
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Fred Savage will host the new, high-stakes game show series CHILD SUPPORT on ABC. The one-hour, studio-based series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids (more...)

Eva Green in Talks to Star in Tim Burton's Live-Action DUMBO for DisneyEva Green in Talks to Star in Tim Burton's Live-Action DUMBO for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

As previously reported, Tim Burton will direct a live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic DUMBO for Walt Disney Studios. According to Deadline, actress Eva Green is currently in talks to take on one of the three main adult roles in the film. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage's Renovated Head Theatre is a DelightBWW Review: THE WHITE SNAKE at Center Stage's Renovated Head Theatre is a Delight
by Charles Shubow - Mar 8, 2017

This is an auspicious beginning of a new era and grand reopening after a $28 million renovation. (more...)

The Left-handed Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Lefty's The Left...The Left-handed Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Lefty's The Left...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Regional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 SeasonRegional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2018 entertainment season that will mark the first full year in the new 130,000 square-foot Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy City. The 2018 season, sponsored by Mountain America, will feature eight productions on the season ticket and two special engagement productions. They will run non-stop on the theater's proscenium thrust, Jewel Box Stage, and the larger, one-of-a-kind Centre Stage, built by international stage design company Tait Stage Technology. (more...)

Susan L. Adams is recognized by Continental Who's WhoSusan L. Adams is recognized by Continental Who's Who
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Robert Blair & Jim Brehm Promoted in Significant Warner Bros RestructureRobert Blair & Jim Brehm Promoted in Significant Warner Bros Restructure
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Robert Blair, a veteran of Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for nearly two decades, has been promoted to lead the international television sales division as Executive Vice President, International Sales, Warner Bros. (more...)

National Sawdust Presents MUSIC OF LISA BIELAWA Performed By American Contemporary Music Ensemble,  4/6National Sawdust Presents MUSIC OF LISA BIELAWA Performed By American Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, National Sawdust (80 N 6th St.) will present a concert of the music of composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa, performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) with Bielawa as vocal soloist. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

The Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKERThe Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

In a move sure to delight children and families, The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, announced it will bring a favorite holiday tradition back to Los Angeles with a co-commission of an all-new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet.  (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande, John Legend in BEAUTY & THE BEAST Music Video + The Making Of the VideoVIDEO: Ariana Grande, John Legend in BEAUTY & THE BEAST Music Video + The Making Of the Video
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Last night, Freeform shared the world premiere of the Ariana Grande and John Legend music video BEAUTY AND THE BEAST from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios feature film. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/4-3/5/2017
by - Mar 5, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/4/2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/4/2017. (more...)

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Among Top Nominees for RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS; Full ListJustin Bieber, Selena Gomez Among Top Nominees for RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, DNCE, Selena Gomez and Kelsea Ballerini lead the nominations for the 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS (RDMA). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Portland RepBUYER & CELLAR Comes to Portland Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Portland Stage is pleased to present BUYER & CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins, and Staring Dustin Tucker.  Previews run Tuesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 2, and opening Friday, March 3 and running through Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's LA NOUBA to Take Final Bow This DecemberCirque du Soleil's LA NOUBA to Take Final Bow This December
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

After 19 years of dazzling more than 10 million guests with breathtaking acrobatics and stunning choreography, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will give its final performance at Disney Springs on Dec. 31. (more...)

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