Date of Birth: June 20, 1958 (61)

Birth Place: Nashville, TN, USA
BWW Interview: Actress/singer Rebecca Spencer Talks CATCH ME IF YOU CANBWW Interview: Actress/singer Rebecca Spencer Talks CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Don Grigware - Mar 19, 2019

Actress/singer par excellence Rebecca Spencer has delighted audiences on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and played Madame Giry in Phantom in Las Vegas. Since 2014 when she moved to Los Angeles, she has performed her exquisite cabaret and done at least 3 shows for Musical Theatre West (MTW) in Long Beach: The Music Man, S'Wonderful, and Mary Poppins. She will open March 30th in their new production of Catch Me If You Can. Spencer took time out of a busy rehearsal schedule to talk about her role in the show and about her illustrious theatrical career thus far. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Shakespeare Festival's JULIUS CAESAR Serves Up Political Intrigue at its BestBWW Review: Nashville Shakespeare Festival's JULIUS CAESAR Serves Up Political Intrigue at its Best
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 21, 2019

As the century was about to turn when Shakespeare first unveiled his tragic masterpiece, Julius Caesar - it's believed to have been written around 1599 - political turmoil was afoot in Britain as worries mounted about who would succeed the aging virgin queen on the throne upon her demise. Thus, all the political intrigue and conspiratorial backbiting of Elizabeth I's reign no doubt proved fertile enough to inspire Shakespeare's epic tale of the demise of the Roman leader. (more...)

Van Wezel Announces NEIL BERG'S 110 YEARS OF BROADWAYVan Wezel Announces NEIL BERG'S 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Neil Berg returns to the Van Wezel celebrating a record-breaking decade of annual performances with an exciting, all-new show! 110 YEARS OF BROADWAY recreates the finest moments from the most memorable shows of the century featuring the actual Broadway stars of shows like Jersey Boys, Wicked and Mamma Mia! Backed by an excellent New York-based band, Neil Berg presents skillful arrangements of Broadway classics as well as electrifying numbers from Broadway's freshest hit shows. Don't miss this spectacular performance on Wednesday, January 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seats today! (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 10, 2018SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 10, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the first few weeks of 2019... (more...)

SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 3, 2018SAVE THE DATE: Nashville Theater Calendar for December 3, 2018
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018

Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the beginning of a new year... (more...)

Bradley Brown Named Managing Director of Nashville Shakespeare FestivalBradley Brown Named Managing Director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 31, 2018

Bradley Brown has been named managing editor of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and will be responsible for the administrative and operational management of NSF and will oversee the its marketing, development and accounting. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

James Beard Award-winning Napa Valley vintner Doug Shafer, long-time insider in the world of food and wine, has launched a new podcast series, 'The Taste with Doug Shafer.' (more...)

David Hewlett Joins the Red Giant Universe in New Short FilmDavid Hewlett Joins the Red Giant Universe in New Short Film
by Movies News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Red Giant today released Hewlogram, the newest Red Giant film starring David Hewlett, best known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay in Stargate: Atlantis. The new film comes out alongside the release of Red Giant Universe 2.2 (more...)

GREASE LIVE'S! Emily Goglia to Join Brandon Sturiale's Album Release Concert 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Emily Goglia (TV's 'Grease Live!', Rent at La Mirada) will join nine other performers to help songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale celebrate the release of his album So Much More at the Beechman Theatre on Sunday night, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Wes Hart, Robby Haltiwanger and Marquis Johnson Join Brandon Sturiale CD Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Wes Hart (West Side Story, Jersey Boys nat'l tour), Robby Haltiwanger (Ghost nat'l tour), and Marquis Johnson (Beauty and The Beast nat'l tour) will join previously announced singers Lored Allred ('The Voice'), Jessica Crouch (We Will Rock You nat'l tour), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Dionne Figgins (Motown), Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Wicked), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), and Ari Wilford (Once) in a celebration of songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale's new album So Much More. (more...)

Broadway & Pop Stars Set for Brandon Sturiale's 'SO MUCH MORE' CD Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale will be joined onstage by Lored Allred ('The Voice'), Jessica Crouch (We Will Rock You nat'l tour), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Dionne Figgins (Motown), Desi Oakley (LES MISERABLES, Wicked), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Ari Wilford (Once), and more names soon to be announced, as he celebrates the release of his new album So Much More: The Songs of Brandon Sturiale. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 First Night Preview Party
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2016

Two Broadway veterans join with a group of seven of Tennessee's most enduring, influential and outstanding theater artists to comprise the Class of 2016 First Night Honorees, who were revealed Monday night during the annual First Night preview party, hosted by First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis. (more...)

BWW Review: A Magical Weekend of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars', Wine and More in Northern California
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 24, 2016

Northern California is home to miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, over 50 parks with hiking and cycling trails, world-class restaurants, boutique shopping, and of course, majestic vineyards. Sonoma, in particular, offers the rustic charm of down-to-earth locals, farmers, winemakers, tasting rooms, and farm-to-table restaurants, not to mention both luxury resorts and quaint bed & breakfasts, making it the perfect getaway for weekend travel. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Amy Spanger heads back to the cell block, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP begins off-Broadway, GREY GARDENS starts at Bay Street and more! (more...)

Chuck Wagner's LIVING THE DREAM Heads to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chuck Wagner in 'LIVING THE DREAM' tonight, August 4 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/1-8/2/2015
by - Aug 2, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 2, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 3-9, Featuring Laura Osnes, Chuck Wagner, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: An Evening with Laura Osnes; David Josefsberg at 54 Below; Chuck Wagner: Living the Dream; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection. (more...)

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