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Bio:
Broadway: LES MIS√É‚ÄįRABLES. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Engeman), Cabaret (Coastal Carolina), West Side Story (Ravinia). New York: The Hidden Sky (Prospect). Love to Lilly, Ollie and Claire! (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: LES MIS√É‚ÄįRABLES. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Engeman), Cabaret (Coastal Carolina), West Side Story (Ravinia). New York: The Hidden Sky (Prospect). Love to Lilly, Ollie and Claire! (read complete bio)
Arena Stage's LOOKING FORWARD Season Continues With Second World Premiere Film Photo Arena Stage's LOOKING FORWARD Season Continues With Second World Premiere Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's second world premiere film of the spring/summer season, Inside Voices: A film by Arena Stage's Voices of Now Ensembles, will be available online on Saturday, June 20.

Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for Guys and Dolls, directed by Peter Flynn. The production features Maria Egler as Miss Adelaide, Joe Mallon as Nathan Detroit, Bueka Uwemedimo as Sky Masterson and Karen Vincent as Sarah Brown. The musical features showstoppers 'Luck be a Lady,' 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat,' 'Take Back Your Mink' and more, and plays March 13 to May 20, 2020, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages 10 and older.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Photo PHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Signature Theatre's A Chorus Line! Check out the photos and video!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For A CHORUS LINE Photo Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Signature Theatre announced today the full cast and creative team for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

Cabaret Opens Season At Olney Theatre Center Photo Cabaret Opens Season At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Olney Theatre Center launches the 2019-2020 season on the Mainstage with Kander and Ebb's CABARET directed by Alan Paul (August 28 - October 6, 2019). Broadway veteran Alexandra Silber, who played Guinevere in Paul's 2019 Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Camelot, and Tzeitel in the acclaimed Bart Sher revival of Fiddler on the Roof, will star as Sally Bowles, the flamboyant showgirl carried away by the glitz and debauchery of Weimar Berlin. Invited press night is Saturday, August 31 at 8:00pm.

BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre - A  World Premiere Musical About Pirates Photo BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre - A World Premiere Musical About Pirates Will Put a Smile on Your Face
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019

Credit Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer for this season on a high.

BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 1, 2019

Signature Theatre concludes its 29th season with a World Premiere musical written by, in my opinion, one of the most underrated writing teams working in musical theatre today. Blackbeard written by John Dempsey (Book & Lyrics) and Dana P. Rowe (Music) has everything you could ever want in a musical. It features a high quality score, a great cast, excellent production values, and swordplay. What more do 1you need?

Photo Flash: BLACKBEARD Sails Into Signature Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BLACKBEARD Sails Into Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Blackbeard, a world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). Blackbeard will run from June 18 through July 14 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look At BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre Photo VIDEO: First Look At BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Blackbeard, a world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). Blackbeard will run from June 18 through July 14 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For BLACKBEARD Photo Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For BLACKBEARD
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Blackbeard with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix) and music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix) and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). The world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre sets sail with the most infamous pirate of all time. After learning he's a wanted man by the British army, Blackbeard and his merry crew of maritime marauders embark on a fantastical journey across the globe to raise an undead pirate army from the depths of the sea. Blackbeard will run from June 18 - July 14, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

Photo Coverage: GRAND HOTEL Takes Bows at Signature Theatre Photo Photo Coverage: GRAND HOTEL Takes Bows at Signature Theatre
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs through May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre - A Lush Presentation Photo BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre - A Lush Presentation
by Charles Shubow - Apr 25, 2019

I recall seeing GRAND HOTEL in its pre-Broadway incarnation at the Colonial Theatre in Boston in 1989. I took my mother and a niece. I do not have much recollection of whether I enjoyed it or not. But I do remember the late Michael Jeter's performance from the Tony Awards in 1990. He was terrific. Tommy Tune directed

VIDEO: Take a Peek Inside Signature's GRAND HOTEL Photo VIDEO: Take a Peek Inside Signature's GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise(Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's GRAND HOTEL Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Sig Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Signature Theatre's Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years) is now on stage. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Get a first look at the production below!

Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND Photo Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Arena Stage presents  Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, with co-authors Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

Photo Flash: First Look At Corbin Bleu in ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Corbin Bleu in ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Check out Corbin in photos from the shoe below!

VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People Photo VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018

This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada:

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