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Walter Bobbie News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1945 (71)
Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePaul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

Stagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 SeasonStagecrafters Unveils 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stagecrafters announces its 2017-18 season, themed 'Celebration of Friendship, Family and Theatre,' featuring ten shows among its Main Stage, 2nd Stage and Youth Theatre offerings. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue FrostExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Strut THE LITTLE FOXES Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Strut THE LITTLE FOXES Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened just last night, Wednesday, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement began performances on Wednesday, March 29. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and MoreExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with UsExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 12, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us! Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen. (more...)

The Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This SpringThe Name on Everybody's Lips! Bianca Marroquin to Return to CHICAGO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Bianca Marroquin, a regular fixture of Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago, announced via twitter today that she will return to the show as 'Roxie Hart' beginning May 1st for a nine-week run through July 2nd at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita GilletteExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: CHICAGO at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 10, 2017

John Kander and Fred Ebb's murderess musical Chicago is back in town at the Kennedy Center's Opera House. The score is still as good as it ever was, but overall this current tour is missing some of the spark it needs to be totally satisfying. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: On New 'Behind the Curtain,' Mark Twain Needs a Melody & Nathan Lane Needs a NyquilExclusive Podcast: On New 'Behind the Curtain,' Mark Twain Needs a Melody & Nathan Lane Needs a Nyquil
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 5, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Nathan Lane needs a Nyquil & Mark Twain needs a melody! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don ScardinoExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 3, 2017

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, BUT its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals as ANGEL, KING OF HEARTS, and PARK! But, then he donned his directing cap to bring A FEW GOOD MEN, LENNON, and countless others to life!  (more...)

Last Chance to Buy Theatre Under The Stars Season SubscriptionsLast Chance to Buy Theatre Under The Stars Season Subscriptions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Don't be fooled! You have just ONE day left to buy your 2017-18 TUTS Six-Show Season Subscriptions including HAMILTON! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's GeniusExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry WeisslerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

Melissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center GalaMelissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Triple threat Melissa Schott joins a star-studded group of presenters and performers including Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large, Rita Moreno and more at the Adrienne Arsht Center this spring. (more...)

'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden VoiceExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca LukerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

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