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Date of Death: July 21, 1994 (67)

Birth Place: Windsor, ON, CANADA

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Video: Watch Lost Footage of Broadway Greats in ON THE STEPS OF THE SHUBERT
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 14, 2023

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson appears in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute'. Narrated by Kurt from the steps inside Broadway's Shubert Theatre in the rear orchestra where he sat beside Stephen Sondheim that evening, the video just debuted online in celebration of the event's 50th anniversary and you can watch it in full.

50th Anniversary of SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Will Be Celebrated in Commemorative Video
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2023

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson will appear in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute”, the first celebration of Stephen Sondheim's work, originally presented at the Shubert Theatre, Sunday, March 11, 1973. 

Broadway Veteran Kurt Peterson Will Appear in PROUD LADIES - A NYC Concert Premiere in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson (Dear World, Follies) will appear in the NYC concert debut of Proud Ladies at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.) on Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm. 

BWW Interview: Sondheim Staple Teri Ralston Sings Birthday Wishes in A SONDHEIM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LIVE! LAUGH! LOVE!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 6, 2022

The Musical Theatre Guild will be presenting for one-night only A Sondheim Birthday Celebration Live! Laugh! Love! on Stephen Sondheim’s birthday March 22nd at The El Portal Theatre. Jason Graae hosts the Celebration featuring Musical Theatre Guild members with special guest, Stephen Sondheim veteran Teri Ralston. I got to playfully rouse Teri to reminisce about her decades’ history with Stephen Sondheim.

Broadway Press Agent Terry M. Lilly Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers  retired member Terry M. Lilly. Terry was a Press Agent on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and across the country, who came into membership in September of 1977. He passed away peacefully at home on November 24, 2021 after a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

BWW Previews: MILLON DOLLAR QUARTET at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - Nov 30, 2021

To boldly go where no 4 men ever went before: On December 4, 1956, a twist of extraterrestrial fate brought together Johnny Cash, 24, Jerry Lee Lewis, 21, Carl Perkins, 24 and Elvis Presley, 21, at the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions in Rock n Roll history. These 4 were not space pioneers, but they soon established new frontiers in the world of music.

BWW Review: The San Diego Opera Presents STEPHANIE BLYTHE IN RECITAL at the Balboa Theatre
by Ron Bierman - Oct 26, 2021

The imposing mezzo soprano Stephanie Blythe is known for her roles in Wagner, Verdi and Stravinsky. Why would she begin a Balboa Theatre recital for the San Diego Opera with Johnny Mercer’s 'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive?” Here’s what she said in a recent interview, “I’ve been a great fan of Johnny Mercer’s and I’ve been singing the music of his Great American Songbook for a very long time.” Rather than a concert-hall recital, Blythe was doing cabaret, and doing it far better than most of the opera singers who try to crossover. Her main problem had to be choosing which songs to include in her tribute to Johnny Mercer. He wrote 1500 of them, most often sticking to lyrics in collaboration with the A-list melodic composers of his era. At one point in the 40s he had five of the top ten on the popular radio show “Your Hit Parade.” (If you remember Snooky Lanson and Dorothy Collins, I wouldn’t mention it in your dating app bio.) Mercer’s honors include nineteen Oscar nominations with four wins. That got him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

BWW CD Review: Gabrielle Stravelli DREAM AGO Is More Like A Dream In Real Time
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 17, 2021

Gabrielle Stravelli's most recent CD PICK UP MY PIECES has garnered much praise, but one writer is stuck on her last album, so Willie Nelson will have to wait.

BWW Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED by 54 Below Premieres Makes Impressive Debut
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 3, 2021

The two-camera documentary concert film of the SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED series could lead to an all new venture for Phil Geoffrey Bond and his stable of supremely talented Sondheim singers.

The 9 Best Broadway Holiday Albums of 2019!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 26, 2019

Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree. Check out a full list of 2019 holiday albums from Broadway best and brightest!

BWW Review: Singer Sandy Bainum Brings an Entertaining EVER BLONDEWARD to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Nov 12, 2019

Actress/dancer/singer Sandy Bainum proved once again on Sunday November 10 that she can do it all. It was the premiere of her new cabaret show Ever Blondeward at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. In the show she payed tribute to great celebrity blondes like Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Mitzi Gaynor, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Hutton, among others, who left their mark on the world as great entertainers. The sold out house were enchanted by Bainum, who is not only beautiful but a glorious singer and raconteur.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: INTO THE WOODS
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 8, 2019

Well, my little piggies and wolves, the next CDs I'm eliminating from my apartment are all the recordings of all the versions of Into The Woods. I'm talking London cast, movie version, Broadway revival and ouch, the one that's gonna leave a gaping hole in my heart, that beautiful Original Broadway Cast Recording starring Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg and above them all as the Witch (receiving the deal-breaking top billing the producers previously refused Patti LuPone when they offered her the role) Bernadette Peters.

BWW Feature: Summer Stock Pioneer: John Kenley and the Kenley Players
by Bethany Sulecki - Jul 29, 2018

One person who we have to thank for the influencing the tradition of summer stock theatre is none other than John Kenley, whose legacy lives on today. From the 1940s - 1990s, John Kenley championed summer theatre and brought shows to small towns across America.

Jan Grice Presents The Fabulous Flo Hayle In ENCORES!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre invites audiences to experience ENCORES!, a special one-time only performance by the legendary Flo Hayle on the BST Mainstage Saturday April 21st at 2:00pm. Producer Jan Grice and Musical Director Jay Kerr join Ms. Hayle for a potpourri of terrific tunes and fascinating tales in celebration of her 89th trip around the sun!

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2017

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway. 

Imelda Staunton to Star in West End Revival of FOLLIES
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2016

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has announced that Imelda Staunton will star as Sally in a London revival of Follies by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman.

TWO FOR THE SHOW at The Metropolitan Room in August
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2016

Take Dorothy Dale Kloss, oldest living showgirl at 92, and Ken Prescott, star of '42 STREET' on Broadway - and you have TWO FOR THE SHOW!

VIDEOS: Remembering John McMartin On Stage and Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2016

Video highlights of the the charming and versatile star from Broadway, television and film.

Photo Flash: First Look at POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Sinking Ship Productions presents the World Premiere of Powerhouse, a new devised play created by director Jon Levin, writer Josh Luxenberg and the Sinking Ship ensemble. Powerhouse runs now through November 23, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews began November 3 for tonight's November 6 opening. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!


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