Charlaine Woodard News

 
Date of Birth: December 29, 1955 (64)

Birth Place: Albany, NY, USA
Cain Park to Produce LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Cain Park to Produce LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

The City of Cleveland Heights announces LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL (June 11-28, 2020) and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (August 6-16, 2020) will be produced in the Alma Theater as part of Cain Parkʼs 82nd season. Cain Park Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Cullinan directs both with musical direction by Jordan Cooper and choreography by Imani Jackson for Legally Blonde The Musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllister BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllister
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 11, 2019

Today's subject, Kevin McAllister, always has dynamic stage presence no matter the production. Currently he is living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre singing the Ken Page track in Ain't Misbehavin'. The production runs through March 10th in Signature Theatre's MAX space. (more...)

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Signature Theatre BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 1, 2019

It's hard to believe that it's been over 40 years now since a little revue that started at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club took Broadway by storm. The show was Ain't Misbehavin' and if you didn't know who composer Thomas “Fats” Waller was before, you did after seeing this show. It also made Nell Carter a star and garnered her a television series called Gimme a Break. Besides Carter the cast was comprised of Charlaine Woodard, Armelia McQueen, Andre De Shields, and Ken Page. When the original cast returned for a Broadway revival of the show in the 80's, Nell Carter received star billing even though the show is truly an ensemble piece. Ah, the power of television. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets the Joint Jumpin' on Broadway! VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets the Joint Jumpin' on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 9, 2018

On this day in 1978, the musical revue Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway! (more...)

Acclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay Dies Acclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to share the news today that legendary filmmaker Rick McKay has passed away earlier this week. A longtime friend of the web site, and constant presence in the theatre world, McKay has long been at work on two sequels to his 2004 hit film, Broadway: The Golden Age. (more...)

BWW Review: Rousing Revival of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roars at La Mirada BWW Review: Rousing Revival of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roars at La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Sep 25, 2017

In a new, incredibly enjoyable regional revival of the Tony Award-winning AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting one of the most rousing, rip-roaring iterations of this musical treat, under the informed direction of one of the show's original cast members, Ken Page. In his hands, this McCoy-Rigby Entertainment production is energized by a consistent barrage of spectacular musical performances that are exuberantly performed and are wonderfully appealing. If you're looking for pure, buoyant, musically-thrilling entertainment in its most delightful form, then look no farther than this excellent production which continues performances in La Mirada, CA through October 8. (more...)

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' The Fats Waller Musical Show The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' The Fats Waller Musical Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center  APAC) presents "Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical Show"  for four performances only: August 13 & 20 at 3 p.m. and August 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Neptune resident Fredi Walker-Browne, whose Broadway credits include the original cast of the musical "RENT" (Joanne Jefferson) and the national tour of"The Lion King" (Rafiki). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, just made its World Premiere to a sold-out crowd at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres Tonight at 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, will make its World Premiere at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival tonight, January 7. The festival runs through January 11, 2016. (more...)

Breaking: Rick McKay's BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE to Premiere at 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, is set to make its World Premiere at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which takes place January 1-11, 2016. (more...)

CYCLOPS, BIG BANK, et al. Set for 2011 NYMF; Full Line-Up Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced a full slate of musical productions, a developmental reading series and special events for their eighth annual festival. This year's Festival will begin September 26th and continue through October 16th. (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets Extended Through 8/9 At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2009

National Players' summer musical, Ain't Misbehavin', keeps on swingin' at Olney. The award-winning revue has been extended toAugust 9. Ain't Misbehavin' plays the Historic Stage now through August 9. Tickets are $26, with discounts available to groups and students. Callthe Box Office at 301.924.3400 or visit olneytheatre.org for tickets. (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Gets Extemded Through 8/9 At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2009

National Players' summer musical, Ain't Misbehavin', keeps on swingin' at Olney. The award-winning revue has been extended toAugust 9. Ain't Misbehavin' plays the Historic Stage now through August 9. Tickets are $26, with discounts available to groups and students. Callthe Box Office at 301.924.3400 or visit olneytheatre.org for tickets. (more...)

'Ain't Misbehavin' Is A Rollicking Goodman Time
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 2008

That roar you heard in Chicago's Loop Monday evening, June 30th, was the enthusiastic opening night audience at the Goodman Theatre, where the volcanic excitement generated by a summertime, homegrown production of the 'Fats' Waller musical 'Ain't Misbehavin' will very nearly blow the roof off the place for the next month or so. (more...)