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Date Of Birth:
November 27, 1911
Date Of Death:
April 25, 2000 (88)
Birth Place:
St. Louis, MO, USA
 
Date of Birth: November 27, 1911
Date of Death: April 25, 2000 (88)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

Tamara Tunie Tapped To Direct New York-Bound Musical LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Photo Tamara Tunie Tapped To Direct New York-Bound Musical LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that Tony Award-winning producer, Obie Award-winning actor and renowned director Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar on Broadway with Denzel Washington, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit') has signed on to direct the company's New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort.

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Directing to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Directing to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2020

Looking for something new to read while staying inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on directing!

BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BR Photo BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY - Chapters 16, 17 & 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 10- Celebrating Composer Jerry Herman Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 10- Celebrating Composer Jerry Herman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020

Herman is known for his work on Broadway classics such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, Milk & Honey and many more. He has been nominated for five Tony Awards, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. He received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 2009, and a Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BR Photo BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!

York Theatre Company's UNIQUELY YORK Online Auction Extends Through June 30 Photo York Theatre Company's UNIQUELY YORK Online Auction Extends Through June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

The York Theatre Company has announced an extension of its 50th Anniversary Online Auction now through June 30, 2020. Bidding on select items will conclude this Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8:00PM. Bids are now being accepted online.

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed History Books to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite theatre-themed history books to fill the void!

BWW Interview: John Davidson Takes Canceled Birdland Mother's Day Concert To Facebook Photo BWW Interview: John Davidson Takes Canceled Birdland Mother's Day Concert To Facebook And Begins Weekly Shows
by Stephen Mosher - May 8, 2020

The unstoppable John Davidson goes live online for the first time ever on Mother's Day via his Facebook page and it promises to be a helluva show.

Broadway Books: 10 Memoirs to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Memoirs to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 memoirs written by Broadway actors that are sure to fill the void. With everything from Patti LuPone, to Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Julie Andrews, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 2° LE STAR DI BROADWAY SUL GRANDE SCHERMO Photo BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 2° LE STAR DI BROADWAY SUL GRANDE SCHERMO
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 19, 2020

Breaking: Legendary Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Has Passed Away at 88 Photo Breaking: Legendary Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Has Passed Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has passed away. He died in Miami on December 26, due to pulmonary complications. He was 88 years old.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside The York Theatre Company's  2019 Oscar Hammerstein Aw Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside The York Theatre Company's 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honoring André De Shields
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, recently honored Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

ESPECIAL: 42nd STREET llega a nuestros cines Photo ESPECIAL: 42nd STREET llega a nuestros cines
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Nov 11, 2019

El próximo jueves 14 de noviembre llega a Yelmo Cines de toda España por una sola noche la versión del West End de 42nd STREET, una grabación en directo desde Londres de este legendario musical con casi 90 años de historia que podremos disfrutar como nunca antes lo habíamos visto.

BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on H Photo BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on Her Broadway Career
by Kevin Doheny - Nov 6, 2019

In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat.

BWW Review: Anita Gillette Stands Tall in CHAPTER 3! at Birdland Photo BWW Review: Anita Gillette Stands Tall in CHAPTER 3! at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 15, 2019

Tony and Emmy nominee, Broadway legend Anita Gillette embraces her next act in life and on stage at Birdland.

BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 2, 2019

The red velvet curtain rises on about a dozen pairs of feet tapping up a storm, but there are a few hundred more dancing their way out of the Umbrella Community Arts Center after they pay a visit to 42ND STREET, the blockbuster grand opening production of the Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston's newest professional theater in Concord. The 344-seat, state-of-the-art main stage is airy and comfortable, with a generous rake to provide unobstructed viewing from every row. Kicking off the season with the quintessential backstage musical is a stroke of genius that celebrates the performing arts and generates excitement for the Umbrella.

Theater Resources Unlimited Offers Latest Writer-Producer Speed Date Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Offers Latest Writer-Producer Speed Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC.

BWW Interview: Anita Gillette of CHAPTER 3! at Birdland Photo BWW Interview: Anita Gillette of CHAPTER 3! at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 19, 2019

Show Business legend Anita Gillette returns to Birdland with her new show Chapter 3! after a summer away doing some Agatha Christie in Ogunquit.

Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to Stage and Screen Star Inga Swenson Photo Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to Stage and Screen Star Inga Swenson
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2019

One of Broadway's most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others!

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