Walter Bobbie News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1945 (69)
Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!Twitter Watch: Amy Spanger Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie This August!
by BWW Staff - Jul 27, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Amy Spanger wrote 'I'm playing Roxie in @ChicagoMusical for 2 weeks Aug 4 - 16! Can't wait!!! #illbeatthegym #roxie (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Josh Rhodes Dons Sherlock's Cap for Old Globe BASKERVILLEBWW Interviews: Director Josh Rhodes Dons Sherlock's Cap for Old Globe BASKERVILLE
by Erica Miner - Jul 22, 2015

Known for his bold, fearless style, Rhodes switches caps to direct the west coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's 'Baskerville' at the Old Globe (more...)

PHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie HartPHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie Hart
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion will make her Broadway debut in the iconic role beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next MonthBreaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Another Willis is headed to Broadway this season! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015
by - Jul 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present FOOTLOOSE, 7/8-8/9Laguna Playhouse to Present FOOTLOOSE, 7/8-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the first show in their 2015-2016 season, the smash-hit musical, FOOTLOOSE, stage adaption by Dean Pitchford & Walter Bobbie, based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins & Jim Steinman. The musical direction is by Jeff Biering and the production will be choreographed and directed by Paula Hammons Sloan. 'What better way to kick off the summer and our 2015 season of so many diverse choices than with this joyous celebration of finding the courage to stand up for what's right,' comments Wood. 'We are thrilled to have Paula Hammons Sloan directing what is sure to be a rocking production and this cast is going to have our audiences dancing in the aisles,' adds Wareham. FOOTLOOSE will begin performances on Wednesday, July 8 and will run through Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. ahead of an anticipated spring 2016 opening on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will begin performances on December 2, 2015, with an official opening night of December 17, and play through January 10, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

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Brandy Extends Run in Broadway's CHICAGO!Brandy Extends Run in Broadway's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago has announced that, by popular demand, Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood has extended her run as Roxie Hart through Sunday, August 2, 2015 only at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Welcomes Back Marco Zunino as 'Billy Flynn' TonightBroadway's CHICAGO Welcomes Back Marco Zunino as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of 'that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom' Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, tonight, June 1, through June 14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - May 15, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of HAMILTON's major wins at the Lucille Lortel Awards, BILLY ELLIOT celebrating 10 years in the West End, a first look at Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD, and more! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in JuneBroadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom" Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, June 1-14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing Night
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2015

New York City Center's Encores! just wrapped up the final production of the 2015 season, Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. The production starred John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night after party! (more...)


by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2015

Leidenschaftlich, aufregend, sexy… and all that jazz: CHICAGO - DAS MUSICAL kommt nach uber 15 Jahren zuruck nach Berlin. Am 11. Oktober 2015 feiert das Original vom Broadway wieder Premiere in der Hauptstadt. Das traditionsreiche Stage Theater des Westens fuhrt damit sein Spielplankonzept fort, die großten Musicalklassiker fur kurze Spielzeiten nach Berlin zu holen. CHICAGO - DAS MUSICAL ist hier nur bis zum 17. Januar 2016 zu sehen.  (more...)

13th Street Rep Celebrates Ray DeMattis' 50th Anniversary in the Biz13th Street Rep Celebrates Ray DeMattis' 50th Anniversary in the Biz
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater celebrated veteran stage/film/TV actor Ray DeMattis' 50th anniversary in the business -- honoring his lifetime achievements -- by proclaiming May 10th 'Ray DeMattis Day.'  DeMattis was presented with a framed certificate of honor by one of his proteges -- Michael J.C. Anderson, an actor with the 13th Street Rep.  And DeMattis, in turn, presented the first annual  'Ray DeMattis Award,' honoring young artists-to-watch, to actors Cody Jordan and John Brady, co-stars of Chip Deffaa's musical-comedy success  'Mad About the Boy.'  They each received a plaque, a copy of a cast album featuring DeMattis ('Flora the Red Menace'), and a $100.00 honorarium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker & More Take Closing Night Bows in Encores! ZORBA!Photo Coverage: John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker & More Take Closing Night Bows in Encores! ZORBA!
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2015

New York City Center's Encores! just wrapped up the final production of the 2015 season, Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. The production starred John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night curtain call! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kander, Ebb & Stein's Underappreciated ZORBA! Gets a Robust Encores! ProductionBWW Reviews: Kander, Ebb & Stein's Underappreciated ZORBA! Gets a Robust Encores! Production
by Michael Dale - May 8, 2015

John Turturro and Zoe Wanamaker are terrific in a concert mounting that incorporates some past revisions and, thankfully, dismisses others. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! ZORBA! Opens at the City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! ZORBA! Opens at the City Center
by Review Roundups - May 7, 2015

Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman, is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. The show opened last night, May 6 and runs through May 10, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2015

John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, today, May 6, through May 10, 2015. (more...)

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