Donna McKechnie News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (74)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: The Inaugural CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Celebrated the Best in Dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in FilmBWW Review: The Inaugural CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Celebrated the Best in Dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in Film
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 13, 2017

During a historic evening that was by turns a star-studded celebration of dance and a solemn remembrance of 9/11, the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards offered both joy and solace to the packed house at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 11th 2017. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 BelowChristine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company AnnouncedNancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera AwardsDavid Hyde Pierce, Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, Tony Yazbeck and More to Present at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner and hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins in association with Patricia Watt, the Chita Rivera Awards have announced award presenters today. (more...)

THE NEXT BIG THING to Get World Premiere at Axelrod PACTHE NEXT BIG THING to Get World Premiere at Axelrod PAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will be the first theater in the nation to present "The Next Big Thing," a new musical by composer Gerald H. Bailey and lyricist/book writer J. Laurence Lowenstein. "The Next Big Thing," a musical that has been in development around the East Coast for the past five years, will be directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa with musical direction by Thomas Conroy, who also has orchestrated the score and will conduct. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

West End and Broadway Star John Owen-Jones Takes the Stage at 54 BelowWest End and Broadway Star John Owen-Jones Takes the Stage at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway Supper Club, presents John Owen-Jones (Phantom/Les Miserables) on September 6, 2017. No stranger to Broadway, John was the first British actor to perform the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables both on Broadway and the West End when he made his Broadway debut in 2007 at the Broadhurst Theatre. (more...)

BWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz RoomBWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Aug 9, 2017

TONY AWARD WINNING BROADWAY LEGEND DONNA MCKECHNIE APPEARS in NEW HOPE, PA. - THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 at The RRAZZ ROOM (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Stars in BUTTERFLIES Reading at Barrington Stage Co.Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Stars in BUTTERFLIES Reading at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2017

Barrington Stage Company favorite and Tony Award-Winner Donna McKechnie with a group of established Broadway actors were the cast in BSC's Musical Theatre Lab reading of the original musical BUTTERFLIES. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting AnnouncedDonna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Brochu, Tony Sheldon, Donna McKechnie, Charles Busch and More Celebrate ZERO HOUR Opening Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jim Brochu, Tony Sheldon, Donna McKechnie, Charles Busch and More Celebrate ZERO HOUR Opening Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, returns to its original home, opened last night, Wednesday June 14th, at the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement through July 9th only. The performance was followed by a gala celebration at Sardi's with guests including Sondra Lee, Tony Sheldon, Charles Busch, Howard McGillin, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, David Staller, Lynn Sher (ABC News), Jeanne Lehman, Kurt Peterson, Blake Zolfo, and more. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

SMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to BroadwaySMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

It's been a couple of years since BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's cult series SMASH, started the long journey to Broadway. But as we bask in the afterglow of the Tony Awards, the LA Times reports the show 'looks Broadway-bound for real.' (more...)

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 SeasonOld School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Margaritaville and More! (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project's Director of Dance Wraps Up Intensive Workshop at New World SchoolBroadway Theatre Project's Director of Dance Wraps Up Intensive Workshop at New World School
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) Director of Dance Herman Payne just wrapped up a three-week intensive program at New World Schools of Arts College of Dance in Miami, Florida and will join BTP in July.    (more...)

CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations AnnouncedCHITA RIVERA AWARDS Dance in Film Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Dance in Film nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today at a reception at The Lambs Club. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered films that opened during the 2016-2017 theater season. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project's Director of Dance Wraps Intensive Workshop at New World SchoolBroadway Theatre Project's Director of Dance Wraps Intensive Workshop at New World School
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) Director of Dance Herman Payne just wrapped up a three-week intensive program at New World Schools of Arts College of Dance in Miami, Florida and will join BTP in July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to HollywoodPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Legendary Tony Award winner Donna McKecknie (A Chorus Line) thrilled the crowd at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, Calif., last night, May 28th, with her critically-acclaimed cabaret act 'Same Place, Another Time.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

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