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Mickey Rooney

Date of Birth: September 23, 1920 (102)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1999
Professor Marvel

Wizard of Oz

Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1998

Original Broadway Production, 1991
Clem Rogers [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1987

Original Broadway Production, 1979
Featured Performer

Featured Performer [Replacement]

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Closed on the road, 1971

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Direct From The West End La Voix Announces 2023/24 RED AMBITION TOUR

Over 30 years since Madonna embarked on her infamous 'Blonde Ambition Tour' Britain's funniest red head will be donning the 'cone bra' and swinging into town with her live band for her most ambitious show yet The Red Ambition Tour.

Cast Set for MIKE & MINDY'S WILD WEEKEND JAM Industry Presentations at Open Jar Studios

Meet the Cast of Mike & Mindy's Wild Weekend Jam (Music & Lyrics by Bucky Heard & Timothy D. Lee of The Righteous Brothers with a book by Eileen Nelson & Mark Corallo; directed by Scott Werntz).

ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD & More Lead Los Angeles' May 2023 Theater Top Picks

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include Melissa Errico, LA Opera, and more!

MR. YUNIOSHI Moves to August at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Mr. Yunioshi will return for a limited engagement of six performances from August 4- August 13, 2023.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?


Elizabeth McGovern gets downright gritty in a gutsy, full-blown exploration of one of Hollywood’s most meta-femmes fatales in AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS.

Interview: Director Moritz von Stuelpnagel On Collaborating with Elizabeth McGovern's AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS

Next up at the Geffen Playhouse, the U.S. premiere of Ava: The Secret Conversations opening April 13, 2023 (with previews already begun). Elizabeth McGovern stars as Ava Gardner in this new play that she wrote. Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs Elizabeth and her co-stars Aaron Costa Ganis and Ryan W. Garcia. Moritz made some time between rehearsals to answer a few of my queries.

Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills Celebrates 86th Anniversary With 1937 Ticket Prices

The Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills with celebrate the 86th Anniversary of the historic theatre with retro 1937 ticket prices of twenty-five cents per movie ticket and fifty cents for Double Features during a month-long celebration screening of 11 classic films from April 2 – 30, 2023.

MR. YUNIOSHI Returns to Sierra Madre Playhouse in May

The breakout hit of Sierra Madre Playhouse's winter season, Mr. Yunioshi, returns for a limited engagement of four performances.

Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS At Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!

Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for the U.S. premiere of Ava: The Secret Conversations, written by and featuring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated Elizabeth McGovern (Once Upon a Time in America, Downton Abbey) as Ava Gardner, and directed by Tony Award-nominated Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Present Laughter).


Alessandra Assaf, who enacts the Hollywood icon in 12 O’CLOCK TALES WITH AVA GARDNER, the play she has written with Michael Lorre, brings out all of the actress’s fire, charisma and messiness.

What Are the Longest Running Musicals That Haven't Been Revived (Yet)?

This month, the reader question was: 'What are the longest running musicals that haven't been revived?'

TWELVE O'CLOCK TALES WITH AVA GARDNER Reveals Life And Loves Of Hollywood Screen Icon At Whitefire Theatre

Movie star. Femme fatale. Homewrecker. Civil Rights activist. The Whitefire Theatre plays host to a new solo play that reveals the contradictions and complexities of the passionate and deeply flawed woman behind silver screen icon Ava Gardner.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Musical, With Music by Alan Menken, Has its First Workshop

The musical adaptation of Night at the Museum has had its first workshop! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the stage adaptation of the film series is in the works, with music from Alan Menken.

MR. YUNIOSHI Opens Next Month at Sierra Madre Playhouse

​​​​​​​The title Mr. Yunioshi refers to the name of the character portrayed by Mickey Rooney in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards (Rooney's former roommate). Rooney portrays Audrey Hepburn's neighbor. It is a cringe-inducing characterization, in which Rooney dons yellowface and wears appliances to 'play Asian.'

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at CM Performing Arts Center? As soon as CM Performing Arts Center's live orchestra struck up the first few chords of 'The Wizard of Oz's' iconic overture, a wave of nostalgia hummed throughout the Noel S Ruiz Theatre. Multiple generations filled the house at the opening weekend matinee. Children, parents, grandparents, and children at heart visibly delighted in the stellar stagecraft, vibrant costumery, and charming performances featured in CM's Season 49 finale.

Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.

Tribute Artist Peter Mac Celebrates 20th Anniversary with JUDY GARLAND 100 YEARS OF MAGIC

November 2nd, 2022 marked the twentieth anniversary of critically-acclaimed and Award-winning Judy Garland tribute artist, Peter Mac. On Saturday November 19th at 8PM Mac will host a gala celebration at the legendary and famed Woman's Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California to commemorate the occasion.

ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: “A Very Backstreet Christmas” celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and “Finding Harmony” is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

Interview: LOVE & Life Not AMONG THE RUINS for Peter Strauss

Next up at Laguna Playhouse, Love Among the Ruins world premieres October 30, 2022 (with previews starting October 26th). Michael Arabian directs the stellar cast of JoBeth Williams and Peter Strauss in this adaptation of the 1975 ABC Theatre Presentation that starred Katherine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier. Peter graciously found some time between rehearsals and his orange farm to answer a few of my queries.


Mickey Rooney has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Mickey Rooney has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sugar Babies Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sugar Babies and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sugar Babies .

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