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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
Date of Death: December 15, 1966 (65)
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INTO THE WOODS at the Garden Theatre Sondheim Musical Explores The Consequences of WishesINTO THE WOODS at the Garden Theatre Sondheim Musical Explores The Consequences of Wishes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to present Into the Woods, showing April 28 - May 28, 2017. Into the Woods is presented by Florida Hospital Winter Garden. The show is also sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & More Celebrate STAR WARS' 40th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & More Celebrate STAR WARS' 40th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando kicked off with an epic tribute for the Saga's 40th Anniversary featuring surprise guests including George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Warwick Davis, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Dave Filoni, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale's High School Choir Festival Concert to Stream OnlineLos Angeles Master Chorale's High School Choir Festival Concert to Stream Online
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's High School Choir Festival concert will reach a bigger audience than ever before this month with its first online stream that can be viewed for free. The stream will be made available at lamasterchorale.org on Friday, April 28, a week after the 28th Annual High School Choir Festival concert that takes place Friday, April 21 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.   (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODSPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS
by West of Broadway - Apr 13, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott sit down with the Charles Chatelain, President of the Center Theater Group's Young Producers Circle to discuss the Fiasco Theater's production of Into the Woods performing at the Ahmanson Theater from now until May 14th. (more...)

DESCENDANTS 2 Debut First Single 'Ways to Be Wicked' from Movie's SoundtrackDESCENDANTS 2 Debut First Single 'Ways to Be Wicked' from Movie's Soundtrack
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Stars of the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, will debut 'Ways to Be Wicked,' the first track from the 'Descendants 2' soundtrack, on Radio Disney today, THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (more...)

14 High School Students Named as 2017 Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program14 High School Students Named as 2017 Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 29th annual The Music Center's Spotlight program (Spotlight), a free nationally recognized scholarship and arts training program for teens.  Two Grand Prize Finalists were named in each of seven categories, including acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental.  All finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships and appear in a ticketed Grand Finale Performance at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  Spotlight Grand Prize Finalists were chosen from more than 1,300 Southern California students who auditioned for panels of expert judges.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN & OF ITSELF, Presented by Neil Patrick Harris- Opens Tonight at Union Square's Daryl Roth TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at IN & OF ITSELF, Presented by Neil Patrick Harris- Opens Tonight at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors, Star Wars). The 10-week limited engagement celebrates its Opening Night tonight,Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.  (more...)

Radio Disney Adds Performances by Sabrina Carpenter, Fitz and The Tantrums and Erin Bowman to 2017 Radio Disney Music AwardsRadio Disney Adds Performances by Sabrina Carpenter, Fitz and The Tantrums and Erin Bowman to 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) will bring audiences more music than ever with the addition of performances by Hollywood Records recording artist and actress Sabrina Carpenter, Atlantic Records hit makers Fitz and The Tantrums and independent recording artist and songwriter Erin Bowman. The RDMA, music's biggest event for families, takes place SATURDAY, APRIL 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be presented SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. These dynamic performers join the previously announced artists:  Kelsea Ballerini, Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels, Grace VanderWaal, Jordan Fisher and Train. (more...)

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLAOriginal 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday to Headline AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING for ALZGLA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Theater and music lovers alike are eagerly awaiting Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) 5th annual An Unforgettable Evening on May 7. The event will feature an intimate performance by Broadway Legend, Jennifer Holliday. Best known as the original Dreamgirl, Holliday is also known for show-stopping performances in Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Chicago, Grease, and The Color Purple. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Announces its 40th Anniversary SeasonPenguin Rep Theatre Announces its 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 40th anniversary season. (more...)

Wetzel's Pretzels Celebrates Third Annual National Wetzel Day Wetzel's Pretzels Celebrates Third Annual National Wetzel Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

In honor of National Pretzel Day on April 26, Wetzel's Pretzels, the innovator in super-premium hot and fresh pretzels, will host its third annual "National Wetzel Day" celebration by offering a FREE Original Pretzel to every Wetzel's customer. To be part of the "family reunion," guests can simply visit one of the 300 Wetzel's Pretzels nationwide, where they'll join in the celebration by receiving a free Original Pretzel, from open until close. Last year, the company gave out more than 30,000 free pretzels nationwide. (more...)

M&M'S Unveils New Advertising For Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2M&M'S Unveils New Advertising For Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Mars Chocolate North America announced the continuation of their collaboration with Marvel and unveiled a new commercial and merchandise to promote the anticipated release of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2,' whichpremieres in theatres on May 5, 2017. (more...)

Garrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at RockwellGarrett Clayton, Jonah Platt, and More Lead THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????It's the end of the world as we know it - and the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal are still stuck in that damn library! The Fuse Project and Rockwell Table & Stage explore a musical theatre world in which the most beloved cinema characters from the 1980's era barricade themselves inside the library because the world as we know it has ended. (more...)

Angel City Chorale Celebrates Connectivity with INTERACTIVEAngel City Chorale Celebrates Connectivity with INTERACTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the esteemed Los Angeles choir led by Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink, will present Interactive, an imaginative and multidimensional concert event during the first weekend in June. (more...)

Director John Tiffany Confirms 'Gender-Bending' Theatre Premiere Of PINOCCHIODirector John Tiffany Confirms 'Gender-Bending' Theatre Premiere Of PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Director John Tiffany, who last night won an Olivier Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (one of a record-breaking nine gongs for the hit show) is helming the world theatrical premiere of Disney's beloved Pinocchio at London's National Theatre this December. (more...)

Podcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights THE LION KING's 20 Year HistoryPodcast: New Episode of Disney's Original Podcast Series Highlights THE LION KING's 20 Year History
by Disney on Broadway - Apr 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, we spoke with cast members of THE LION KING to explore the family that has been built over the show's 20-year history and today we get a chance to hear from the folks off-stage who keep the show looking better than ever. This episode features interviews with Kjeld Andersen, Elizabeth Cohen and Doc Zorthian who manage the costumes, make-up and overall management of THE LION KING's 10 productions around the world. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris HemsworthVIDEO: First Look - Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris Hemsworth
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Walt Disney has just revealed a brand new teaser trailer from Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK. The film hits theaters November 3, 2017! (more...)

Renowned Conductors to Lead 2017 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles in Walt Disney WorldRenowned Conductors to Lead 2017 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles in Walt Disney World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) premier national honor ensembles will be led by four award-winning conductors. (more...)

BWW Review: UCF's OKLAHOMA! was more than just OKBWW Review: UCF's OKLAHOMA! was more than just OK
by Libby Champion - Apr 9, 2017

'Oooook-lahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...' Fun fact- that's the first thing that pops into my head whenever I think about the musical, OKLAHOMA. But, with it's versatile musical scale and it's bold and meaningful storyline, OKLAHOMA is so much more than the story of good ol' country cowboys and farmers trying to get along and the making of a new American state. It's a story of the triumphs and struggles for women in early American life and the conflicts that a local rivalry can bring, all wrapped up in a beautiful love story.   (more...)

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