Doug Henning News

 
Date Of Birth:
May 03, 1947
Date Of Death:
February 07, 2000 (52)
Birth Place:
Fort Garry, MB, CANADA
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Date of Birth: May 03, 1947
Date of Death: February 07, 2000 (52)

Birth Place: Fort Garry, MB, CANADA
VIDEO: Broadway's Edmund Lyndeck, SWEENEY TODD's Original Judge Turpin, Reported Dead at 90
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2015

The beloved character actor also originated roles in 1776, MERLIN and INTO THE WOODS (more...)

Princess Cruises Premieres Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Revue MAGIC TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The show, a cruise industry first, premiered today aboard Crown Princess at a special event with Schwartz and the show's creative team at the Port of Los Angeles. (more...)

PENN & TELLER Talk Bringing Magic Back to Broadway: 'There's Still Discovery Possible'
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

In a new interview in today's New York Times, Penn and Teller chat about returning to New York for their six-week run of PENN AND TELLER ON BROADWAY (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Recalls His Biggest Broadway Flops on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Lane talks about his return to Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY and discussed some of the biggest Broadway flops he's been involved in, including the 1970's musical 'Merlin,' starring magician Doug Henning. (more...)

Princess Cruises Unveils Industry-First Partnership with Oscar-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line's new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Doug Wright & Dale Soules Preview Atlantic Theatre Company's POSTERITY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity is currently in previews and will officially open Sunday, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Norway's most celebrated sculptor (Linklater) is commissioned to create the last official portrait of the country's most famous writer, but Henrik Ibsen (Noble) proves to be an irascible, contentious sitter, as the two men wage war over both his legacy and his likeness. With his inimitable wit and insight, Doug Wright explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten. In the special interview below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sits down with Wright and Soules to chat about the new play, working together again, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spectacular Magic and Hilarious Comedy Brought to PPAC by THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Robert Barossi - Jan 17, 2015

Heading to Providence Performing Arts Center the other night, I couldn't help but turn to my friend who accompanied me and say, "When was the last time you saw a magic show??" It seems that these days magic shows are less common than they were in our youth. Back in the day, you would often hear about and could witness live the likes of David Copperfield, Doug Henning, The Pendragons and others. Today, it seems, magic shows are relegated to kids' birthdays, college campuses and the Las Vegas Strip (wherefore art thou, Sigfried and Roy?). On the other hand, The Illusionists, a touring show featuring seven different magicians and playing this weekend at PPAC, proves that magic shows are alive and well. And still extremely entertaining, although perhaps in slightly different ways. While magic shows of old seemed to be much more about the grand illusions and massive spectacle, The Illusionists keeps things at a much smaller scale. This may be due, largely or in small part, to the fact that it's a touring show. There's only so many props and set pieces you can fit in the back of a truck. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE ILLUSIONISTS' Kevin James Will Fool You Now
by Naomi Serviss - Nov 24, 2014

Seven bewitching illusionists will go way beyond rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic when THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE hits Broadway. (more...)

#SaveCafeEdison Campaign Hits Over 6,300 Supporters; Words from Martha Plimpton, Glenn Close, Jennifer Tepper & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On Thursday, November 6th it was announced that Cafe Edison in Times Square is being denied a new lease by The Hotel Edison management. The diner -- which has served as a hub for the Broadway community for more than 30 years -- is expected to close at the end of the year. The story has sparked an outpouring of support from the Broadway community and New Yorkers at large, as well as produced a widely circulated online petition. Among the signees -- numbered at 6,357 supporters (as of 6:30 p.m. on Nov 11) -- are stars Glenn Close, Martha Plimpton, Christine Pedi, Karen Mason, Mary Testa, Joey Parnes, Rob McClure, Teal Wicks, Mamie Parris, Michael Cerveris, Sean Connery, Marc Shaiman, and more. Scroll down for some of the comments! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER's Price Waldman
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2013

In this week's edition, we caught up with Price Waldman who is starring in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder- currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jay Johns Joins IT'S MAGIC as New Host Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Due to a new filming conflict, Michael Carbonaro, has had to step down from the role of host for the annual 'It's Magic!' show. However, Producers Milt Larsen and Terry Hill are very fortunate to have been able to secure Tony Award winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson as his replacement to perform in and host the show. (more...)

A NIGHT AT THE MAGIC CASTLE Comes to Pasadena Playhouse, 8/4; IT'S MAGIC Set for Thousand Oaks, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Milt Larsen, along with Terry Hill, is currently executive producing 'It's Magic!' (itsmagicshow.com) now in its 56th year. A tradition for magic buffs and slight of hand fans, the show has been seen regularly throughout the USA including Hawaii, Washington, California, Arizona and Connecticut. The upcoming production will be appearing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center today, November 30th at 7:00 pm and will be hosted by Michael Carbonaro. (more...)

Tony-Winner Jay Johns Joins IT'S MAGIC as New Host, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Due to a new filming conflict, Michael Carbonaro, has had to step down from the role of host for the annual 'It's Magic!' show. However, Producers Milt Larsen and Terry Hill are very fortunate to have been able to secure Tony Award winning ventriloquist Jay Johnson as his replacement to perform in and host the show. (more...)

A NIGHT AT THE MAGIC CASTLE Comes to Pasadena Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2013

Milt Larsen, along with Terry Hill, is currently executive producing 'It's Magic!' (itsmagicshow.com) now in its 56th year. A tradition for magic buffs and slight of hand fans, the show has been seen regularly throughout the USA including Hawaii, Washington, California, Arizona and Connecticut. The upcoming production will be appearing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm and will be hosted by Michael Carbonaro. (more...)

A NIGHT AT THE MAGIC CASTLE Comes to Pasadena Playhouse, 8/4; IT'S MAGIC Set for Thousand Oaks, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Milt Larsen, along with Terry Hill, is currently executive producing 'It's Magic!' (itsmagicshow.com) now in its 56th year. A tradition for magic buffs and slight of hand fans, the show has been seen regularly throughout the USA including Hawaii, Washington, California, Arizona and Connecticut. The upcoming production will be appearing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm and will be hosted by Michael Carbonaro. (more...)

bergenPAC Presents SPENCERS ILLUSIONS, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Theatre of Illusion is not your run-of-the-mill magic show, and the Spencers are not your typical magicians. The Spencers carry a lot of equipment in their 65 foot customized truck and trailer, but a rabbit and a top hat are not in the inventory. (more...)

Eddie Mekka Returns to Naples, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Award-winning actor, singer, dancer and comedian Eddie Mekka, who is famously recognized for his role as "Carmine 'the big Ragu' Ragusa" from the ABC-TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley, returns to Naples, Sunday, March 24 to headline TheatreZone's fundraiser Eddie Mekka…with a little Ragoo on the Side. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Offers Jubilant Salute to Steven Schwartz at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Feb 6, 2013

To quote one of Steven Schwartz' most famous songs, it seems like Kritzerland monthy concerts are getting pretty darn 'Popular'. On Monday, February 4, an off night for Kritzerland - Bruce Kimmel wisely did not wish to compete with Super Bowl Sunday on the 3rd - Kritzerland Records presented a jubilant evening of Schwartz music, some tunes lesser known than others, with a stupendous cast including guest stars Karen Morrow and Adrian Zmed at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Other singers included: Kim Huber, Lisa Livesay, Dennis Kyle, Dan Callaway, Chelsea Emma Franko, Jenna Rosen and Sarah and Sami Staitman. Trouper Franko stepped in as a replacement soloist at the eleventh hour. This was perhaps one the most enjoyable Kritzerland evenings, not only because of Schwartz' delightful music, but every single performer gave 150% to the material. It rocked! (more...)

Breaking News: Disney's ALADDIN to Play Pre-Broadway Tryout in Toronto Starting November 2013; Broadway Spring 2014
by Rialto Chatter - Jan 22, 2013

Now, Disney Theatrical Productions has confirmed that Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, will play its pre-Broadway engagement at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre(formerly the Canon) November 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 and will open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014. The show will feature music by Alan Menken; lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph. (more...)

Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris and More Launch Magic Castle's 50th Anniversary Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

On January 2nd, professional performing magicians and an eclectic list of celebrity guests launched a year-long celebration for an Iconic Hollywood Landmark's 50th anniversary. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

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