Date of Birth: July 15
Birth Place: South Dakota, USA
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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 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...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Presents SIDESHOWDundalk Community Theatre Presents SIDESHOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Dundalk Community Theatre begins its 2019 season with Bill Russell's 1998 Tony Award Nominated Musical "Side Show", from November 9th - 18th. The show brings to life the world of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins, who became famous stage performers in the 1930s. Individual tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for senior adults and $17 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's THE SUGAR WITCH Is Dark, Frightening, and Well Worth Seeing.BWW Review: Desert Rose's THE SUGAR WITCH Is Dark, Frightening, and Well Worth Seeing.
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 10, 2018

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's LGBTQIA theatre, has a winner in THE SUGAR WITCH, one of its first productions since Robbie Wayne became producing artistic director and Kam Sisco managing director. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SIDE SHOW Opens Theatre Season at Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of MusicBWW REVIEW: SIDE SHOW Opens Theatre Season at Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of Music
by Jessica Vanek - Oct 8, 2018

BWW REVIEW: SIDE SHOW Opens Theatre Season at Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of Music (more...)

The York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECTED JOY, and LONESOME BLUESThe York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECTED JOY, and LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The York Theatre Company celebrates the release of three new original cast recordings of York productions from the 2017-2018 season: Desperate Measures, Unexpected Joy, and Lonesome Blues. (more...)

Tony-Nominee Bill Russell Directs New Play At Queens TheatreTony-Nominee Bill Russell Directs New Play At Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Just in time for the 2018 World Series (teams to be determined later), Queens Theatre is proud to present the New York premiere of Leaving Brooklyn, Jeff Mandels' new play about family, love and baseball. (more...)

BWW Review: UNEXPECTED JOY, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: UNEXPECTED JOY, Southwark Playhouse
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 8, 2018

Take a feuding mother and daughter, a rebellious teenager granddaughter and throw in an outspoken lesbian feminist and you have the recipe for an unexpected treat at the Southwark Playhouse. Unexpected Joy is a new musical, written by Janet Hood and  Bill Russell, making its UK debut and follows a turbulent week in the life of one family. Hippy baby-boomer Joy is planning a memorial concert for her late singing and life partner Jump, who she never married. After inviting daughter Rachel and granddaughter Tamara, Joy must pluck up the courage to tell them that she is finally getting married the day after the concert. To a woman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY at Southwark PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at the European Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy is underway. The powerful all-female cast is made up of:Janet Fullerlove (Fortune's Fool, The Beggar's Opera) as Joy; Jodie Jacobs (Myth, Rock of Ages) as Rachel; Melanie Marshall (Guys and Dolls, Jane Eyre) as Lou; and Kelly Sweeney (Ronald William White Acting Through Song Prize Winner 2018) as Tamara. (more...)

ESPN Announces 20-Hour Doumentary, BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORYESPN Announces 20-Hour Doumentary, BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

ESPN announced today a 20-hour, 10-part documentary 'Basketball: A Love Story' from Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores. The sweeping project, which consists of more than 60 interconnected 'short stories,' will be available across multiple ESPN platforms in a variety of viewing experiences. Klores has created a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses basketball's most prominent figures, from Bob Cousy, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dr. J, Yao Ming, Stephen Curry and Diana Taurasi, to Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant. Klores' short stories explore the complex nature of love as it relates to the game and opens the window to insights and perspectives about race, politics, media, art, business, style and entertainment. The episodes will feature different narrators: Chadwick Boseman, Julianne Moore, Chris Cuomo, Ashley Judd, Michael Che, Ansel Elgort, Ahmad Rashad, Robin Quivers, Daveed Diggs, and Fisher Stevens. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE SHOW Delivers A Spirited Performance Worthy of a Packed RunBWW Review: SIDE SHOW Delivers A Spirited Performance Worthy of a Packed Run
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Sep 4, 2018

It's a fitting irony that Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group commences its season with 'Side Show,' a relatively untapped musical in contemporary theater canon. It's a gutsy show, flaunting with unabashed elan the grim underbelly of circus entertainment. (more...)

Broadway Star COREY COTT Brings solo show to MTH Theater at Crown CenterBroadway Star COREY COTT Brings solo show to MTH Theater at Crown Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

MTH is excited to welcome Corey Cott for his solo show AN EVENING WITH COREY COTT; Monday, September 24 at 7pm. Most recently Corey originated the role of Donny Novitski and received critical acclaim for his performance in the Tony Award winning musical Bandstand. Previous roles include two years starring as Jack Kelly in Disney's Newsies, his Broadway debut, which was immediately followed by the Broadway revival of Gigi starring opposite Vanessa Hudgens. Corey's solo show includes songs and stories from his Broadway career as well as a few surprises! (more...)

Corey Cott Brings Solo Show to MTH Theater at Crown CenterCorey Cott Brings Solo Show to MTH Theater at Crown Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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BWW TV: Get A Sneak Peek At New Musical UNEXPECTED JOYBWW TV: Get A Sneak Peek At New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 31, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018. Watch a video from rehearsals below! (more...)

BWW TV:  Meet The Creatives Behind New Musical UNEXPECTED JOYBWW TV: Meet The Creatives Behind New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018. Watch a video interview below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of New Musical UNEXPECTED JOYBWW TV: Meet the Cast of New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018. (more...)

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