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Date of Birth: August 30, 1947 (69)
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2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards Update - Danny Arnold, Matt Doyle Tied!2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards Update - Danny Arnold, Matt Doyle Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. SchulmanExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Slips Into New Shoes Full of Possibility at the Ohio TheatreBWW Review: CINDERELLA Slips Into New Shoes Full of Possibility at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 24, 2016

Once upon a time in 1957 there was a helpless young damsel who toiled tirelessly in rags while her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters forced her into a life of servitude. One day, however, her Prince Charming swept her off her feet and she lived happily ever after, all with the help of a fairy godmother and a glass slipper left behind. Fast forward. It's now 2016 and gone are the days when a meek would-be princess sits around waiting for her prince to come, let alone even thinking about leaving a Venetian glass slipper behind. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the FultonBWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Cast Members of Past and Present Reunite to Celebrate 20 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Cast Members of Past and Present Reunite to Celebrate 20 Years on Broadway!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 15, 2016

Just yesterday, original, former and current members of the Chicago cast gathered at the Ambassador Theatre for a family photo on the actual date that Chicago opened 20 years ago. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Tenor Eddie KorbichExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Tenor Eddie Korbich
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2016

Everyone's favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week's guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. From starring in the original production of ASSASSINS, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving SEUSSICAL, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway's best, he is also one of its nicest. (more...)

Suzi Bass Awards Announce 2016 NomineesSuzi Bass Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)


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Broadway's A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL Begins Previews This EveningBroadway's A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL Begins Previews This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Performances begin tonight, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evermere Entertainment. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First PreviewA BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow, today, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Spice Girls Star Mel B to Do the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGOSpice Girls Star Mel B to Do the Cell Block Tango in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that international superstar Mel B, 'Scary Spice' of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on 'America's Got Talent,' will star in the show for an 8-week limited engagement starting Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and through Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Gets Scary with THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical and Paul Lynde!Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Gets Scary with THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical and Paul Lynde!
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 2, 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: Witches, goblins, ghouls, turntables, and disco babies! (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This MonthTony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Fun Farce, Comes to the MainstageDON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Fun Farce, Comes to the Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Don't Dress for Dinner, the wildly funny comedy by Marc Camoletti (Boeing-Boeing), was nominated for two Tony® Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Spencer Kayden, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play; William Ivey Long, Best Costume Design of a Play and Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Back the Legendary Martin CharninExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Back the Legendary Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 31, 2016

Martin Charnin is back with Rob and Kevin to discuss the second part of his career which includes collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Charles Strouse, Dorothy Loudon, and Danny Kaye.  In part two of his interview, Martin discusses Streisand's audition for HOT SPOT, the 'joys' of working with Danny Kaye, and the advice he would like to share with all people performing ANNIE. Plus, Martin discusses the most bizarre production of ANNIE he has ever seen.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite ThingsExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite Things
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 26, 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: Tyler Mount from Broadway's The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing, which is divine....literally! (more...)

BRIGHT STAR's Paul Alexander Nolan Will Take to the Courtroom as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGOBRIGHT STAR's Paul Alexander Nolan Will Take to the Courtroom as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Paul Alexander Nolan will return to Broadway as 'Billy Flynn' beginning Monday, October 31 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Celebrate SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at New York City Center GalaPhoto Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Celebrate SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at New York City Center Gala
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 25, 2016

Just last night, New York City Center presented Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which will run through October 26. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the gala performance and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

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