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Dick Latessa Named New Creative Alternatives New York Board Chariman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2008

Celebrating 40 years of using theater to help New York's most vulnerable children and adults, Creative Alternatives of New York (225 West 99th Street) has named Broadway veteran and Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa as their new Board Chairman. Latessa heads an illustrious panel of theater artists, including long time board member Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon and CANY Honorary Board members Olympia Dukakis, Arthur French and Elizabeth Wilson. (more...)

Lampkin Music Group Presents McKechnie In MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010

Tony Award winning star of A CHORUS LINE is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. She began this summer performing in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has just completed her first tour of Australia with MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE, before taking it to NY and a sold out crowd at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Returns to Laurie Beechman 11/3; Richard Jay-Alexander Directs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

The Laurie Beechman Theatre announced that Tony Award-winner DONNA McKECHNIE will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, which will play the midtown venue on Wednesday, November 3rd at 8pm. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St. (@ 9th Ave)., in the heart of New York's theatre district. For tickets, please contact Smarttix at www.smarttix.com or 212 868 4444. (more...)

Lansbury Talks Bosley and Plans for Broadway Return Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away in his home in Palm Springs. He was 83 years old. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Henry Winkler Remembers Mr. C
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2010

Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away in his home in Palm Springs. He was 83 years old. In the following clip, 'Happy Days' co-star Henry Winkler remembers his dear friend on 'The Today Show'. (more...)

Photos: Remembering Tom Bosley
by Walter McBride - Oct 19, 2010

Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away in his home in Palm Springs. He was 83 years old. (more...)

Tom Bosley Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Happy Days star Tom Bosley has passed away in his home in Palm Springs. He was 83 years old. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

Lampkin Music Group Presents McKechnie In MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2010

Tony Award winning star of A CHORUS LINE is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. She began this summer performing in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has just completed her first tour of Australia with MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE, before taking it to NY and a sold out crowd at the Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Returns to Laurie Beechman 11/3; Richard Jay-Alexander Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Tony Award-winner DONNA McKECHNIE will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, which will play the midtown venue on Wednesday, November 3rd at 8pm. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St. (@ 9th Ave)., in the heart of New York's theatre district. For tickets, please contact Smarttix at www.smarttix.com or 212 868 4444. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Happy Birthday to Donna McKechnie!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2013

Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award winning star of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. It's her birthday today, November 16, and in celebration, BroadwayWorld has rounded up a selection of her performances over the years. Click below to watch! (more...)

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Announces Third Induction Gala 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2010

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its Third Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala, which will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the famed Oheka Castle, 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, NY. (more...)

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Announces Third Induction Gala 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its Third Induction Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala, which will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the famed Oheka Castle, 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, NY. (more...)

Donna McKechnie to Return to Laurie Beechman 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced that Tony Award-winner DONNA McKECHNIE, one of Broadway's most beloved and esteemed performers, will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, which will play the midtown venue on Monday, April 4th at 8pm. Currently co-starring off-Broadway in Love, Loss & What I Wore, Ms. McKechnie returns to The Beechman for one night only. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson with Orfeh, Donna McKechnie & More Set for Birdland, 3/24-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announcde their line-up of talent for March 24-30, including Cheyenne Jackson, Donna McKechnie and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Premieres Solo Show at Laurie Beechman July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2010

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and esteemed performers, will present the New York premiere of her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life (directed by Richard Jay-Alexander), at the Laurie Beechman Theatre for one performance only, Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm. There is a $35 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd St. (@ 9th Ave)., in the heart of New York's theatre district. For tickets, please contact Smarttix at www.smarttix.com or 212 868 4444. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Premieres Solo Show at Laurie Beechman July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

The Laurie Beechman Theatre announce that Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and esteemed performers, will present the New York premiere of her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, at the midtown venue for one performance only, Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm. (more...)

The Legendary Donna McKechnie 'My Musical Comedy Life' Comes To South Florida
by Beau Higgins - Jan 15, 2011

DONNA McKECHNIE, Tony-Award winner and star of the original 'A Chorus Line' performs her unique theatrical experience, 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE' in an exclusive, South Florida engagement as part of The PlayGround Theatre's new project, Between Engagements. Ms. McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and enduring stars appears in the limited, three-performance run at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores on Saturday, February 12th at 8pm and Sunday, February 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm. 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE,' is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

McKechnie Brings 'My Musical Comedy Life' to PlayGround Theatre Feb. 12-13; Jay-Alexander Directs
by BWW - Jan 10, 2011

DONNA McKECHNIE, Tony-Award winner and star of the original 'A Chorus Line' premieres her unique theatrical experience, 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE' in an exclusive, South Florida engagement as part of The PlayGround Theatre's new project, Between Engagements. Ms. McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and enduring stars appears in the limited, three-performance run at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores on Saturday, February 12th at 8pm and Sunday, February 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm. 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE,' is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Dick Latessa & More Join PROMISES, PROMISES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Tony-winner Dick Latessa has joined the cast of PROMISES, PROMISES in the role of Dr. Dreyfus. (more...)

Donna McKechnie's IN GOOD COMPANY to Return to Birdland, 3/24; Features Andrea McArdle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show will return on Monday, March 24 at 7pm. Andrea McArdle has signed on to be Donna's Very Special Guest. (more...)

McKechnie Brings 'My Musical Comedy Life' to PlayGround Theatre Feb. 12-13; Jay-Alexander Directs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

DONNA McKECHNIE, Tony-Award winner and star of the original 'A Chorus Line' premieres her unique theatrical experience, 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE' in an exclusive, South Florida engagement as part of The PlayGround Theatre's new project, Between Engagements. Ms. McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and enduring stars appears in the limited, three-performance run at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores on Saturday, February 12th at 8pm and Sunday, February 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm. 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE,' is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

The Legendary Donna McKechnie 'My Musical Comedy Life' Opens Tonight!
by Beau Higgins - Feb 12, 2011

DONNA McKECHNIE, Tony-Award winner and star of the original 'A Chorus Line' performs her unique theatrical experience, 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE' in an exclusive, South Florida engagement as part of The PlayGround Theatre's new project, Between Engagements. Ms. McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and enduring stars appears in the limited, three-performance run at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores on Saturday, February 12th at 8pm and Sunday, February 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm. 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE,' is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

The Legendary Donna McKechnie 'My Musical Comedy Life' Opens Saturday!
by Beau Higgins - Feb 11, 2011

DONNA McKECHNIE, Tony-Award winner and star of the original 'A Chorus Line' performs her unique theatrical experience, 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE' in an exclusive, South Florida engagement as part of The PlayGround Theatre's new project, Between Engagements. Ms. McKechnie, one of Broadway's most beloved and enduring stars appears in the limited, three-performance run at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores on Saturday, February 12th at 8pm and Sunday, February 13th at 2pm and 7:30pm. 'MY MUSICAL COMEDY LIFE,' is Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander with Musical Direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights of Donna McKechnie & Jerry Mitchell IN GOOD COMPANY at Birdland!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 17, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud present the premiere of Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show just last week. Tony-winning choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) was Donna's Very Special Guest for the evening, with singers Nick Adams and Nikki MacCallum singing songs from Mitchell's hit shows. Donna and Jerry discussed life, love, careers and even ended the evening with a good, old-fashioned soft-shoe, after Mitchell demonstrated his most successful audition tune, 'I Love A Piano!' BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud present the premiere of Donna McKechnie's new Talk/Variety show on Monday, December 9 at 7pm. Tony-winning choreographer/director Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) was Donna's Very Special Guest for the evening, with singers Nick Adams and Nikki MacCallum singing songs from Mitchell's hit shows. Donna and Jerry discussed life, love, careers and even ended the evening with a good, old-fashioned soft-shoe, after Mitchell demonstrated his most successful audition tune, 'I Love A Piano!' Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Frank Wildhorn with Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes & More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 12/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announce its upcoming schedule for December 9-15, featuring Donna McKechnie, Shoshana Bush, Frank Wildhorn, Jazz Stories: Eddie Gomez, Kenny Barron, Al Foster, Wallace Roney, and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie's IN GOOD COMPANY Set for Birdland; Guests to Include Tommy Tune, Faith Prince and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Donna McKechnie's new bi-monthly talk & variety show will premiere on January 6 at 7pm. Broadway legends Tommy Tune, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince and Jerry Mitchell have all signed on to be part of the series, with dates to be announced. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Doyle's TEN CENTS A DANCE Rehearses at Wiliamstown Theatre Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2011

John Doyle's latest project, TEN CENTS A DANCE, will play August 11-28 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. TEN CENTS A DANCE, conceived and directed by John Doyle, features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie Pays Tribute to Thommie Walsh in New Cabaret Show
by BWW - Apr 9, 2010

Tomorrow, Friday, April 9, Tony-winner Donna McKechnie will premiere her new one-woman show, My Musical Comedy Life, at the Springside Inn in Auburn New York. McKechnie, who won a Tony for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line, will play the Inn through Saturday April 10. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct the shows with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, 4/26-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. "What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel," remarks Wood. "It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews on Saturday, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Donna McKechnie to Return to Laurie Beechman 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced that Tony Award-winner DONNA McKECHNIE, one of Broadway's most beloved and esteemed performers, will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, which will play the midtown venue on Monday, April 4th at 8pm. Currently co-starring off-Broadway in Love, Loss & What I Wore, Ms. McKechnie returns to The Beechman for one night only. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - April 4, 2010
by - Apr 4, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Leslie Caron & David Engel in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present screen legend Leslie Caron, in her first Southern California theatrical performance in over 25 years! SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, written by Richard Alfieri, with choreography by Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and directed by Michael Arabian (Waiting for Godot). SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will also feature 6-time Ovation Award-winning actor David Engel. 'What an honor to have on our stage the incomparable Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel,' remarks Wood. 'It's a dream cast and a dream come true. With Michael Arabian and Donna McKechnie directing and choreographing, this has to be one of the most anticipated productions in the Playhouse's storied history,' adds Wareham. SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS will begin previews tonight, April 26 and will open on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Donna McKechnie Talks New Cabaret Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2010

Today, Saturday, April 10, Tony-winner Donna McKechnie will premiere her new one-woman show, My Musical Comedy Life, at the Springside Inn in Auburn New York. McKechnie, who won a Tony for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line, played the inn last night as well. Richard Jay-Alexander will direct the shows with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. The series, its inaugral year, is being produced by Barbara Walsh (Thommie's sister), Baayork Lee (who starred in A CHORUS LINE with Thommie) and Merete Muenter. Here, McKechnie and director Jay-Alexander chat with WCNY Connected. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: McKechnie Sings SWEET CHARITY's 'Where Am I Going?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2010

Here, Donna McKechnie sings 'Where Am I Going?' from SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

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