William Ivey Long News

Date of Birth: August 30, 1947 (69)
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THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill PlayhouseTHE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off RehearsalsBroadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, 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, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed DixonExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 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: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV ShowExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 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: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

Disney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie HartDisney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne will make her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running musical CHICAGO. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd BuonopaneExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene BunisMAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)

2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch GREASE LIVE Producer Marc Platt Accept His Emmy!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch GREASE LIVE Producer Marc Platt Accept His Emmy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2016

Below, watch as Platt accepts his Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program! (more...)

UPDATE GREASE: LIVE! Wins Fourth Creative Emmy Award for Special Class VarietyUPDATE GREASE: LIVE! Wins Fourth Creative Emmy Award for Special Class Variety
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2016

FOX's live production of GREASE LIVE made TV history by earning a total of ten EMMY AWARD nominations this year, the most nominations ever received for a live musical. At tonight's Creative Emmy Awards presentation, the broadcast picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott WiseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott Wise
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 11, 2016

Fosse. Bennett. Robbins. Scott Wise got to know and work with them all. His incredible dancing skills were featured in 13 Broadway musicals including A CHORUS LINE, CATS, CARRIE, and JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, for which he won the Tony Award. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue GoboExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 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: The power of illumination!  (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This WinterMica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen MorrowExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen Morrow
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 5, 2016

For over fifty years, the big, belt voice of Karen Morrow has been filling theatres and TV screens. While audiences across America will fondly remember her numerous appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, it is her live appearances on Broadway, blasting the roof of numerous theatres, that epitomize Karen Morrow. Joining Rob & Kevin via phone, Karen reminisces on how she became known as 'the flop queen', what it was like to share the spotlight with Buddy Hackett,  and how she counted Ethel Merman among her biggest fans. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on BroadwayNick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, 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...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter FilichiaExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

Tickets to Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Sale Now in IndianapolisTickets to Rogers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Sale Now in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 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 Clowes Memorial Hall for a limited engagement from November 15-20. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLEExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 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: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

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