Walter Bobbie News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1945 (71)
Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

Full Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End SeasonFull Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Full casting is announced today for Footloose: The Musical, which returns next month following a smash-hit 2016 tour. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April, the tour will include a strictly limited West End season at The Peacock, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 15, 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 invent the Broadway Home Shopping Network! Plus, a new musical and a good read!  (more...)

CHICAGO Comes to Harris Center for Seven PerformancesCHICAGO Comes to Harris Center for Seven Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

CHICAGO is coming to Folsom! The beloved musical is coming to the Harris Center for seven performances this month! It has everything that makes for a great Broadway musical: one show stopping song after another, some truly astonishing dancing, a universal tale of fame, fortune and "all that jazz." CHICAGO takes to Stage One on Thursday, March 23. (more...)

Back to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO TomorrowBack to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nomineeTony Yazbeck will return to the Broadway production as "Billy Flynn" beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will play his final performance in the role tonight, Monday, March 13.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Chuck CooperExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Chuck Cooper
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 13, 2017

It 'Don't Take Too Much' to be excited that Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his forty plus year career onstage in shows like THE LIFE, PASSION, and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Chuck pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he survived GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, what was so magical about Cy Coleman's hands, and why he was the most musical washer machine you ever saw ! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses I LOVE MY WIFE and COLETTE COLLAGEExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses I LOVE MY WIFE and COLETTE COLLAGE
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 9, 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: Wife swapping set to music & Lady Holiday throws some shade! (more...)

Surflight Theatre Set to Reopen this SpringSurflight Theatre Set to Reopen this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The beloved Surflight Theatre which survived 65 seasons, Hurricane Sandy and closed in early 2015 after a failed restructuring in 2013, will reopen on June 23, 2017 with the popular Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Tom Snow Musical Footloose. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Actor Paul KandelExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Actor Paul Kandel
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 5, 2017

Up there, high, high in the lovely apartment in midtown Manhattan, lives the mysterious Paul Kandel. Who is this creature? What is he? How did he come to be there? Hush! Rob and Kevin will tell you as they sit down with the wonderful Mr. Kandel, best known for his role as Uncle Ernie in THE WHO'S TOMMY and as the voice of Clopin in Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.  (more...)

WAITRESS, BRIGHT STAR, LOVE NEVER DIES, and Many More Join HAMILTON for Blumenthal's PNC Broadway Lights 2017-18 SeasonWAITRESS, BRIGHT STAR, LOVE NEVER DIES, and Many More Join HAMILTON for Blumenthal's PNC Broadway Lights 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

With Hamilton anchoring the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary season, Broadway fans will experience an extraordinary lineup in 2017-18, including nine new shows on the PNC Broadway Lights season plus the returns of Broadway favorites including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Disney's The Lion King. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates a Great Director and a New BookExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates a Great Director and a New Book
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 1, 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: Remembering a great director and celebrating a new book! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee AdamsExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This AprilBrandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announce that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will play 'Roxie Hart' when the production returns to Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited two-week engagement from April 4-16, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron FasslerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty ComdenExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 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: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part IIExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

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