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

Ann Kittredge Returns to the Metropolitan RoomAnn Kittredge Returns to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

After wowing the audience at her sold-out premiere in November, actress and singer Ann Kittredge returns to the legendary Metropolitan Room for two more performances this spring with her show Ann Kittredge: It's About Time. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles StrouseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George making his touring Broadway debut in the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year AnniversaryBEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

Japanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This SummerJapanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of 'Roxie Hart' for 11 performances only, July 3 to July 13, 2017. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Will Write Next Chapter on the Road in 2017-18Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Will Write Next Chapter on the Road in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Audiences will get to know the next chapter of BRIGHT STAR's story on the road this season. Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will launch a national tour in 2017-2018 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: She's Gonna Be...Conway! SNL Goes Musical as it Spoofs Kellyanne Conway InterviewSTAGE TUBE: She's Gonna Be...Conway! SNL Goes Musical as it Spoofs Kellyanne Conway Interview
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

NBC's Saturday Night Live continues to tackle politics taking Trump campaign manager and advisor Kellyanne Conway's recent CNN interview and turning it into a Broadway-worthy CHICAGO musical number. Conway's interview begins with question dodging until she finally admits she's in it all for the celebrity. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JITNEYPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JITNEY
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway. (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in AkronNFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion ConcertBWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2017

On December 12, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one-night-only concert at Town Hall. In celebration of their recent GRAMMY Award nomination, BroadwayWorld has exclusive footage from the concert - listen to Carmen Cusack croon onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick LatessaPhoto Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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CHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This SpringCHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 2 - 7, 2017. In Providence, CHICAGO is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas SpecialExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

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: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

FOOTLOOSE to Cut Loose on 2017 UK Tour and in the West EndFOOTLOOSE to Cut Loose on 2017 UK Tour and in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Following a smash-hit 2016 tour which saw over 160,000 people cut loose across the UK, Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 when an International Tour launches from New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

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