Walter Bobbie News

Date of Birth: November 18, 1945 (70)
Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Tickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next WeekTickets to CHICAGO National Tour at Fox Cities P.A.C. on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on Nov. 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of ever slowing down!  (more...)

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STARUp on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, will begin previews at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Paige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This WeekendPaige Davis Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Actress and TV sensation Paige Davis is set to return to the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago in the role of "Roxie Hart" beginning Sunday, January 31st. Broadway's longest running American musical and now celebrating its 20th year, Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Cort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now OpenCort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The box office officially opened today for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Previews begin at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Tickets are available by visiting the Cort Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8:30pm; online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2. For more info, visit www.BrightStarMusical.com (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusack Records 'Sun's Gonna Shine' from Martin & Brickell's Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STARSTAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusack Records 'Sun's Gonna Shine' from Martin & Brickell's Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

The new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, the production will star Carmen Cusack in her Broadway debut. Below, check out a just-released video featuring Cusack performing 'Sun's Gonna Shine'! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, which opens a national tour at the New Theatre Oxford on Friday 12 February 2016. Joining the previously announced John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton will be Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine. Tour schedule below with further dates to be announced. www.chicagotour.co.uk (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey and More Walk the NOISES OFF Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Laura Osnes, Joshua Henry, Sheldon Harnick, Joel Grey and More Walk the NOISES OFF Red Carpet
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's NOISES OFF opened last night, January 14, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the night. Below, check out the evening's starry guests on the red carpet! (more...)

Heisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' TonightHeisman Winner Eddie George Struts Into CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, making his Broadway debut in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, January 12, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Hannah Elless of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Takes Us On A Backstage TourVIDEO: Hannah Elless of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Takes Us On A Backstage Tour
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

The new musical from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wraps up its Kennedy Center engagement and begins Broadway previews in February. (more...)

VIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGOVIDEO: NFL's Eddie George Talks Taking on Billy Flynn in Broadway's CHICAGO
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The football star stopped by this morning's GMA to talk about portraying the fast-talking lawyer in the long-running Broadway musical. (more...)

Original FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On January 12th, much of the original cast of the Broadway musical FOOTLOOSE will reunite in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Grammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles DatesGrammy Winner Brandy to Join CHICAGO National Tour for 2016 Los Angeles Dates
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 31, 2015

Brandy will soon be heading back to the cell block. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Talks His 'Hare-Brained Idea' to Write a MusicalVIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Talks His 'Hare-Brained Idea' to Write a Musical
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell joined PBS's Jeffrey Brown to discuss the collaboration and old fashioned sweetness of their new musical. ' (more...)

BWW Review:  Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 18, 2015

I wish this 'little musical that could' well. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Arrives at the Kennedy Center!Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Arrives at the Kennedy Center!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

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 from December 2, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, BRIGHT STAR will have its Kennedy Center official opening night on Thursday, December 17. BRIGHT STAR will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre. Carmen Cusack will make her Broadway debut as Alice, a role she originated in BRIGHT STAR's world premiere production, and will be joined by co-stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks, and William Youmans. Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives. With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR is based on an original story by Martin and Brickell and features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Howie Cherpakov. BRIGHT STAR was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director). BRIGHT STAR runs December 2, 2015 - January 10, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets starting at $45 are available on the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. (more...)

VIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting BackgroundVIDEO: New Billy Flynn, Football Great Eddie George, Comes To CHICAGO With Serious Acting Background
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

Before coming to Broadway, George appeared regionally in contemporary drama and Shakespeare (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Tour Cast Performs 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and More!STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Tour Cast Performs 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2015

Watch the touring cast of CHICAGO, starring Dylis Croman and Terra C. MacLeod, sing classics from the show, including 'Nowadays,' 'Roxie,' 'And All That Jazz,' and more! (more...)

They're Back on the Cell Block! Bianca Marroquin and Terra C. MacLeod Return to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightThey're Back on the Cell Block! Bianca Marroquin and Terra C. MacLeod Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

They're back on the cell block! Broadway favorites Bianca Marroquín (as Roxie Hart) and Terra C. MacLeod (as Velma Kelly) return to Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago beginning tonight, Monday, November 30th. Chicago is now playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at Gallery TheaterIRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at Gallery Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS opens tonight. Based on the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by David Ives and Paul Blake, original stage production directed by Walter Bobbie, Gallery Theater's production is directed by Rolan Cranford. (more...)

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