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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 complete bio)
 
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 complete bio)
Photo Flash: Pop Singer/Songwriter Brielle Von Hugel Visits Cast of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Photo Flash: Pop Singer/Songwriter Brielle Von Hugel Visits Cast of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Pop singer/songwriter Brielle Von Hugel stopped by to visit the cast of The York Theatre Company production of the new musical Unexpected Joy

Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Jump For Joy! The Off-Broadway cast recording of the New York premiere production of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell), will be recorded and released by JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at Sear Sound Studios (353 West 48th Street) on Monday, May 14, 2018 to lay down the tracks for the recording.

BWW Review:  Rocker Grandmom Clashes With Her Gospel-Singing Daughter in Sweet and Fu Photo BWW Review: Rocker Grandmom Clashes With Her Gospel-Singing Daughter in Sweet and Funny Musical UNEXPECTED JOY
by Michael Dale - May 8, 2018

Though the characters in bookwriter/lyricist Bill Russell and composer Janet Hood's sweet, funny and very entertaining new musical UNEXPECTED JOY are all women, there's a guy in the mix who still has a lot to say.

UNEXPECTED JOY Extends Through May 27 Photo UNEXPECTED JOY Extends Through May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Due to popular, The York Theatre Company joyfully announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), where performances began April 24, 2018.

UNEXPECTED JOY Opens Tonight Photo UNEXPECTED JOY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Opening Night is Tonight! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell).

Photo Flash: First Look at UNEXPECTED JOY Off-Broadway Photo Photo Flash: First Look at UNEXPECTED JOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood. Check out the new photos below!

UNEXPECTED JOY Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway Photo UNEXPECTED JOY Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell).

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's UNEXPECTED JOY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 19, 2018

The York Theatre Company is gearing up to host the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy. Meet the cast and creative in new photos below!

BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, Photo BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.
by Gil Kaan - Apr 16, 2018

Playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED will be preserved for wide audience accessibility in a series of live performance recordings by Susan Albert Loewenberg's L.A. Theatre Works April 19 through April 22, 2018. We had the chance to pick the mind of a very frequent collaborator of Ayad Akhtar, actor/producer/activist Behzad Dabu who will be reprising 'Abe' at the L.A. Theatre Works production, in the role he originated.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the New York Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the New York Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The York Theatre Company is gearing up to host the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy. Meet the cast and creative in new photos below!

Broadway Stars Bring A FINE BROMANCE to MTH Theater at Crown Center Photo Broadway Stars Bring A FINE BROMANCE to MTH Theater at Crown Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Direct from their sold-out engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City, MTH is excited to welcome Jeff Kready and Tally Sessions to MTH's Stage 2 on April 16. A FINE BROMANCE, Jeff and Tally's critically acclaimed show promises an evening of soaring tenor and booming baritone duets, with tunes taken from musical theater and the American Songbook. With nearly a dozen Broadway credits between them, the show features stories from life backstage on Broadway as they make you laugh, cry, and some of it will even be on purpose.

Brief 3/29: THREE TALL WOMEN Opens, TRAVESTIES Begins Previews, and More! Photo Brief 3/29: THREE TALL WOMEN Opens, TRAVESTIES Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Three Tall Women opens tonight and Travesties begins previews!

Cast and Creative Team Announced For The New York Premiere Of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For The New York Premiere Of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, has announced the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell).

BWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of Emotion Photo BWW Review: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS is a Patchwork of Emotion
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 27, 2018

There will be laughter. There will be tears. And there will be many recollections of this production in the weeks to come. For it will not leave your mind easily. ELEGIES is an epitaph for the departed and a love song that lives on.

Jim Kierstead and Katy Lipson Partner to Develop New Musicals Photo Jim Kierstead and Katy Lipson Partner to Develop New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Award-winning producer, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment announces a new partnership with New York City based Tony and Olivier Award winning theatre and film producer, Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions joining forces to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.

Jim Kierstead and Katy Lipson Partner to Develop New Musicals in New York and London Photo Jim Kierstead and Katy Lipson Partner to Develop New Musicals in New York and London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions has announced a new partnership with London's Award-winning producer, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment who are joining forces to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.

New Theatre Company Presents CABARET At The Iconic Bussey Building Photo New Theatre Company Presents CABARET At The Iconic Bussey Building
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Pint of Wine Theatre Company, a new fringe theatre company, will present its inaugural production Let the Debauchery Begin, a cabaret about 'pushing the limits'. The event will take place April 18 and 19 at the iconic Bussey Building in Peckham.

BWW Review: THE BEST MAN, Playhouse Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BEST MAN, Playhouse Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 6, 2018

Gore Vidal's 1960 political play The Best Man documents the behind-the-scenes machinations of a fictional Presidential nomination. This new production, directed by Simon Evans, has been on a short tour prior to a run on London's West End - it takes the place of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Martin Shaw and Jeff Fahey lead the cast, which also features Maureen Lipman, Glynis Barber, Jack Shepherd and Honeysuckle Weeks.

ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS Opens In Omaha 3/8 Photo ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS, AND RAGING QUEENS Opens In Omaha 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Continuing with our 25th year celebration, SNAP! Producitons' has brought back one of its most wildly acclaimed shows. First presented in 2000, SNAP! Productions will proudly restage Bill Russell and Janet Hood's song cycle ELEGIES for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.

York Theatre Co Announces the New York Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo York Theatre Co Announces the New York Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens).

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