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18 MINUTES OF FAME to Open at Theatre West in December

Theatre West will present 18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a show business memoir with songs, written by Susan Morgenstern and Barbara Minkus. The production, starring Barbara Minkus, is directed by Susan Morgenstern and produced by Matt Aaron Krinsky and Diane Baroni.

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of “Chicago Today” on NBC5 will be hosting Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre fundraising event, the ICONS Gala. The ICONS Gala, chaired by Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman, will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced this year’s recipient of the ICON Award is one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Broadway Legend and Tony Winner Donna McKechnie to Receive Ovation Award at Nashville Rep's Broadway Brunch

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will be presented with Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ovation Award during the company’s upcoming annual fundraiser Broadway Brunch, set for August 21, at the Wildhorse Saloon.

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO

BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 

18 MINUTES OF FAME Opens in July at Theatre West

18 Minutes of Fame is subtitled A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus. You've seen her ---a lot: On stage, on screen and especially on television. Other than the fact that she never became actually famous, she's had what most performers would consider an enviable career. Because she started out as, and remains, an accomplished singer, her show business memoir is a musical one.

Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, Darius Harper & More to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals

Pittsburgh CLO's 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center will be highlighted by Broadway and TV stars, as well as beloved Pittsburgh favorites.

Ahrens & Flaherty, Christy Altomare and More to Join JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS

Show business tour de force and eight-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy will bring her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York’s famed Birdland, Monday, December 6th, at 7:00 p.m.  

Richard Skipper Celebrates Barbara Minkus Tonight

Richard Skipper Celebrates Barbara Minkus tonight, Tuesday evening August 18, 7 PM ET/4PM PT, streaming LIVE.


Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer music director, and sheet music guru) is presenting a special Webinar Zoominar show : Broadway Songs about the Jewish Experience You May Not Know on May 19, 2020 04:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada).

BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on Her Broadway Career

In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat.

La Mirada Presents GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL Featuring Cathy Rigby and More

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.

BWW Interview: Actress Barbara Minkus Remounts 18 MINUTES OF FAME This Month in LA

Astounding actresssinger Barbara Minkus has been delighting audiences for over 50 years on Broadway and on television. Her autobiographical play 18 Minutes of Fame has been a hit with both LA and New York audiences for a few years now and pro that she is, Minkus makes changes to it regularly. In our chat, she tells our audience how it got started, what she's done to improve it for the next remounting in July and how very much the show means to her. I have seen this wonderful show 18 Minutes of Fame 3 times, and marvel at how you change things each time you mount it. It's about your life from the time you were a little girl. Have you made specific changes for this new production in July? If so, what is different?

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie Come to Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 

Donna McKechnie, LaChanze, and More Head to Bay Street Theater for MUSIC MONDAY Series

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.

Barbara Minkus Brings Her One-Woman Show 18 MINUTES OF FAME to The Pico Playhouse

Join Broadway, film and television star Barbara Minkus (www.barbaraminkus.com) as she shares an intimate show of personal moments, funny and poignant songs and her remarkable stories working with luminaries like Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, and Charlotte Rae.

Andrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The Nikko

Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.).

Barbara Minkus Brings 18 MINUTES OF FAME To NYC

18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus(formerly called I'm Not Famous) will have its New York Premiere on Saturday, November 10th at 7 PM at The Triad,158 West 72nd Street, NYC, and continue on Sunday, November 11th at 3 PM and Monday, November 12th at 7 PM  This limited NY engagement follows two nights at The Pico in LA.  Andy Warhol said everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame.  Barbara's had a bit more!

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell.


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