Bill Russell News

 
Date Of Birth:
July 15
Birth Place:
South Dakota, USA
Bio:
Bill Russell was born in Deadwood and raised in Spearfish in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His paternal grandparents were Wyoming ranchers and his father was known as "Cowboy" to all. But somehow in that Wild West context, Bill was bitten by a theater bug at an early age. He attended ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: July 15

Birth Place: South Dakota, USA

Bio:
Bill Russell was born in Deadwood and raised in Spearfish in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His paternal grandparents were Wyoming ranchers and his father was known as "Cowboy" to all. But somehow in that Wild West context, Bill was bitten by a theater bug at an early age. He attended ... (read more)
BWW Review: The Freaks Amaze at SIDE SHOW at The Weekend TheaterBWW Review: The Freaks Amaze at SIDE SHOW at The Weekend Theater
by Theresa Bertram - Oct 15, 2019

The talent at the Weekend Theater will blow you away at their production of SIDE SHOW (2014 Broadway Revival). Running through October 27, you do not want to miss this. (more...)

DRAG RACES's Baga Chipz and BTG's Sheila Simmonds Will Star In All Drag Pantomime CINDERELLADRAG RACES's Baga Chipz and BTG's Sheila Simmonds Will Star In All Drag Pantomime CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Drag stars BAGA CHIPZ a?" currently on screen as one of the contestants in BBC Three's RuPaul's Drag Race UK a?" and SHEILA SIMMONDS a?" best known from her outrageous performance that wowed the judges in Britain's Got Talent 2019 a?" will star in a fierce and funny drag makeover of classic pantomime CINDERELLA this Christmas, playing at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End for six performances only. (more...)

BWW Interview: Erin Sullivan of Temple Theatre's WITH LOVE, MARILYNBWW Interview: Erin Sullivan of Temple Theatre's WITH LOVE, MARILYN
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 27, 2019

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BWW Previews: LSPR PAC 20-2B to Bring SIDE SHOW to AMANI PALLADIUM THEATREBWW Previews: LSPR PAC 20-2B to Bring SIDE SHOW to AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jul 17, 2019

The students of London School of Performing Arts' Performing Arts Communication major of batch 20, class 2B (hence LSPR PAC 20-2B) will bring the musical SIDE SHOW on August 8th and 9th, 2019, at the AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE, Bekasi. This musical is part of the 12th LSPR PAC FEST where LSPR PAC students will produce and perform a variety of shows. (more...)

Alex Morgan, Zion Williamson Among Winners at the 2019 ESPYS - Full List!Alex Morgan, Zion Williamson Among Winners at the 2019 ESPYS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

On Wednesday evening, the biggest names in sports and entertainment descended on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best moments in sports at The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One. The show was hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan and aired live on ABC.  Morgan's opening monologue kicked off the night on a high note – the diehard sports fan brought the laughs while discussing his recent sports car dust up and ribbed former New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. on his departure for the Cleveland Browns. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company To Present Free Reading Of LEAVING BROOKLYN By Jeff MandelsAbingdon Theatre Company To Present Free Reading Of LEAVING BROOKLYN By Jeff Mandels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

The Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) in association with Jim Kierstead, will present a reading of Leaving Brooklyn, a new play by Jeff Mandels on Tuesday, July 16th at 3pm at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street). The reading is FREE. However, reservations are required. Please click here to reserve a seat. (more...)

Joel McHale, Elle Fanning to Present at The 2019 ESPYSJoel McHale, Elle Fanning to Present at The 2019 ESPYS
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

This Wednesday, the world's best athletes and biggest stars will join host Tracy Morgan for The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC July 10 from 8 p.m. ET - 11 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

HOLMES AND WATSON Are On The Case At Stage WestHOLMES AND WATSON Are On The Case At Stage West
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Sherlock Holmes is dead-he died in a struggle with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, as both went over the edge of the cliff at Reichenbach Falls.  Or did he? The plot is definitely about to thicken, as Stage West presents the regional premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson, in a 5-week regional premiere run at Stage West beginning Thursday, May 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS Comes to the Union TheatrePhoto Flash: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS Comes to the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS opens at the Union Theatre tonight and runs until Saturday 8th June. The production is being produced in support of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust) to help raise funds in the fight against HIV and AIDS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane MaigadiBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane Maigadi
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 22, 2019

Spring has sprung here in DC. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, Lawmakers are doing whatever they do and my favorite area art education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts is gearing up for their  spring musical production. This year as part of the Creating a Musical Role class The Theatre Lab will be presenting the Bill Russell/Henry Krieger cult musical Side Show with performances starting on May 2nd and running through May 11th. (more...)

BWW Feature: Queensbury Theatre's Season Finale SIDE SHOW Showcases Houston TalentBWW Feature: Queensbury Theatre's Season Finale SIDE SHOW Showcases Houston Talent
by Audrey Morabito - Apr 9, 2019

As the season finale of Queensbury's inaugural season of both classic musicals and world premieres, SIDE SHOW vibrantly illustrates why you should keep your eye on Queensbury Theatre. Queensbury aims to engage the community, cultivate the future, and redefine the expectations of Houston theatre. SIDE SHOW accomplishes all three of these intents with a remarkable local cast, top-notch Houston designers, and a captivating true story that is sure to entertain. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Names Tim Scott Executive Artistic DirectorMTH Theater at Crown Center Names Tim Scott Executive Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Musical Theater Heritage (MTH) and its Board of Directors announced today that they have appointed Tim Scott Executive Artistic Director, effective immediately. Mr. Scott becomes the fourth Artistic Director in MTH's seventeen-year history. (more...)

BWW Review: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS at Desert Rose is a Must See.BWW Review: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS at Desert Rose is a Must See.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 13, 2019

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is a must-see -- 100 minutes of an emotional roller coaster with tears and laughs and great acting, singing, and dancing. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOPED is a Brilliant, Must-See ProductionBWW Review: Desert Rose's LOOPED is a Brilliant, Must-See Production
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 20, 2019

Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's LGBTQ+ theatre, has mounted a must-see production of Matthew Lombardo's LOOPED. The script and brilliant acting and directing strongly complement each other to create an R-rated experience that is both hilarious and moving for theatregoers of all orientations and genders. (more...)

Laura Osnes And Corey Cott Come To MTHLaura Osnes And Corey Cott Come To MTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Two of Broadway's biggest stars will debut new show at MTH Theater at Crown Center. Newsies, Gigi, and Bandstand star Corey Cott will returns to the MTH stage joined by his Bandstand co-star and Tony-nominated friend, Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific). (more...)

Laura Osnes And Corey Cott Come To MTHLaura Osnes And Corey Cott Come To MTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Two of Broadway's biggest stars will debut new show at MTH Theater at Crown Center. Newsies, Gigi, and Bandstand star Corey Cott will returns to the MTH stage joined by his Bandstand co-star and Tony-nominated friend, Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific). (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS is a Hilarious Musical Confection with a Terrific CastBWW Review: Desert Rose's CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS is a Hilarious Musical Confection with a Terrific Cast
by Audrey Liebross - Dec 3, 2018

Desert Rose Playhouse's latest production, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS, is a juke box musical drag show, with an uproarious combination of fine singing, acting and dancing; ridiculous jokes; sarcasm; over-the-top costumes; and sophisticated set design that itself becomes the butt of humor. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Startling Revival of SIDE SHOWBWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Startling Revival of SIDE SHOW
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 18, 2018

Macy Medford and Arden Guice may only be college students, but their performances as Violet and Daisy Hilton, the heroines of Side Show - the iconic musical by Bill Russell, Henry Krieger and Bill Condon that debuted on Broadway some 20 years ago - in Belmont University Musical Theatre's production that runs for just one weekend, are nothing less than a professional triumph for each young woman. Thoroughly committed and startlingly focused, Medford and Guice perform an oftentimes tricky, always challenging, task in order that the two young women effectively become their characters, ensuring the musical packs an emotional wallop delivered straight to the collective heart of its audience, while showcasing the evolution of a musical theatre program at the Nashville university, which over the years has gained a national reputation as the training ground of the next generations of Broadway stars yet to be. (more...)

TRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That WorksTRU Now Accepting Writer Submissions For How To Write A Musical That Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works, part 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take placeon Sunday, December 9, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE SHOW at Dare 2 Defy ProductionsBWW Review: SIDE SHOW at Dare 2 Defy Productions
by Jenni Cypher - Nov 13, 2018

If you have never seen SIDE SHOW, you need to make sure that you get out to the PNC Arts Annex this weekend to see this show.  If you are a lover of musical theatre, this is one not to be missed. (more...)

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