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Date of Birth: August 30, 1947 (68)
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 27, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry MooreExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry Moore
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2016

Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as 'one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,' and you'll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry's fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as 'Unsung Musicals' and 'Lost in Boston,' which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize! (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Play DeVos Performance Hall This FallRodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Play DeVos Performance Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play at DeVos Performance Hall for a limited engagement from September 27-October 2. (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes AwayBroadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the PantagesBWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2013 revival docks at the Pantages for a mere 3 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABYExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Photo Flash: Executive Chef Angie K. Mar & Tony Marion Welcome Broadway to the BeatricePhoto Flash: Executive Chef Angie K. Mar & Tony Marion Welcome Broadway to the Beatrice
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

West Village hot spot The Beatrice Inn hosted the best of Broadway for an intimate celebration hosted by Executive Chef Angie K. Mar & Tony nominated Producer Tony Marion on Monday night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Worlds Collide When Takarazuka CHICAGO Meets Broadway Cast!Photo Flash: Worlds Collide When Takarazuka CHICAGO Meets Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Takarazuka, Japan's famous all-female musical theater troupe, makes its first appearance in New York in over 25 years with Takarazuka CHICAGO at Lincoln Center Festival July 20-24 only at the David H. Koch Theater, running concurrently with the Tony Award-winning show, with a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and now the number one longest-running American musical in Broadway history.    Just yesterday, the cast of Takarazuka CHICAGO was introduced to the cast of New York City's Broadway production by producers Fran and Berry Weissler. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO's Amra-Faye Wright, Bianca Marroquin, Jaime Camil Meet Their Counterparts From Japan's TakarazukaVIDEO: CHICAGO's Amra-Faye Wright, Bianca Marroquin, Jaime Camil Meet Their Counterparts From Japan's Takarazuka
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The Broadway cast members welcome the visitors from Japan's century-old troupe. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy DussaultExclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: GREASE LIVE Makes EMMY History - Thomas Kail, Marc Platt, David Korins & William Ivey Long React!BWW Exclusive: GREASE LIVE Makes EMMY History - Thomas Kail, Marc Platt, David Korins & William Ivey Long React!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2016

This morning, FOX's live broadcast of GREASE LIVE made history by collecting a total of 10 nominations, the most Emmy nominations ever received for a live musical. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

Photo Flash: BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Arena Stage presents BORN FOR THIS: THE BeBe Winans STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. BORN FOR THIS, directed by celebrated director and playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown The Musical), is a co-production with the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta, Ga., where the production ran April 13-May 15, 2016 prior to the Arena Stage production. The new musical, which officially kicks off Arena Stage's 2016/17 season, features original songs and Winans family hits, with a book by Randolph-Wright and Winans. BORN FOR THIS runs now through August 28, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway History Is Made When Bianca Marroquin Joins Jaime Camil in CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Broadway History Is Made When Bianca Marroquin Joins Jaime Camil in CHICAGO!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway history has been made! For the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors are leading a Broadway musical. Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only through Sunday, July 31st  (when Mr. Camil ends his run).  Marroquin will continue in her role through Sunday, August 21st at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for Marroquin's first curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)

CHICAGO Makes Broadway History with Returning Star Bianca Marroquin TonightCHICAGO Makes Broadway History with Returning Star Bianca Marroquin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway's Longest Running American Musical, have announced that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only beginning tonight, July 11th. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen ColeExclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits?  Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KINGBWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Musical Comediennes; Dorothy Loudon, JUNOExclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Musical Comediennes; Dorothy Loudon, JUNO
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 29, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week Behind the Curtain celebrates two great comediennes of the American Musical Theatre, Dorothy Loudon and JUNO! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY at Arena StagePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Arena Stage presents BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. BORN FOR THIS, directed by celebrated director and playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown The Musical), officially kicks off Arena Stage's 2016/17 season, featuring original songs and Winans family hits, with a book by Randolph-Wright and Winans. BORN FOR THIS runs July 1-August 28, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

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