Date of Birth: September 02, 1948 (70)

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by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

The Broadway Association hosted its annual awards luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2019, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Check out the photos! (more...)

Industry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Alison LuffIndustry Reading Set for New Play FOR BETTER FOR WORSE Starring Andrew Chappelle & Alison Luff
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Producers Hunt Lowry announced today that an industry reading of Arnold's play For Better For Worse will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at District Social (252 W 37th St.).  (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Forrest McClendon to Star in CRT's CabaretLaura Michelle Kelly and Forrest McClendon to Star in CRT's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces casting for the second production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power.  The cast will be led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Finding Neverland") as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon ("The Scottsboro Boys") as the Emcee. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLESThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 5, 2019

Oh my god, I have literally nothing to say about Les Miz. Well, maybe not nothing... not literally! It's not gonna be hard to throw these out, I'll tell you that much. I have so many freaking Les Miz CDs and they all take up so much space at two--even three--discs a pop. The only one I ever really listened to in its entirety more than a couple of times was the Original London cast anyway. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Stages Classic MY FAIR LADYRiverside Theatre Stages Classic MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present one of Broadway's great musicals and the Lerner and Loewe classic, My Fair Lady. Sponsored by Bill & Laura Frick and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, My Fair Lady performs on the Stark Stage from March 12-31, 2019 (more...)

HAMILTON, BE MORE CHILL, and PRETTY WOMAN Cast Members Will Celebrate The Richard Rodgers TheaterHAMILTON, BE MORE CHILL, and PRETTY WOMAN Cast Members Will Celebrate The Richard Rodgers Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Complete casting has been announced for 54 BELOW CELEBRATES THE RICHARD RODGERS THEATER at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Javier Munoz, Maury Yeston, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Celebrates The Richard Rodgers TheaterJavier Munoz, Maury Yeston, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Celebrates The Richard Rodgers Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The Richard Rodgers Theater, which has played host to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Raisin, Chicago, In The Heights, and, its current tenant,Hamilton, will be celebrated at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 7pm and 9:30pm in 54 CELEBRATES THE RICHARD RODGERS THEATER. (more...)

A Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMASA Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 20, 2018

Christmas is almost here so we decided to spread some Christmas cheer with this week's #TBT! So once again our social media manager dove into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the Opening Night video of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical from 2007! Watch the video below as a Patrick Page talks about starring as the famous Christmas grump and [Title of Show]'s Hunter Bell, who made his Broadway debut in the production! Enjoy the throwback video below! (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise Sings 'My Prayer' For ThanksgivingJoseph Lorenzo Wise Sings 'My Prayer' For Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Singer/Songwriter Joseph Lorenzo Wise goes nostalgic this Thanksgiving with the release of his new single 'My Prayer'. Wise performs The Platters hit for the Holidays and says 'It's just the right song for this year. I wanted to do a song that took people back to a time when holding hands at a Drive-In Movie theater or strolling down the Boardwalk with your sweetheart was the feeling of the day. When Love was in the air and Romance was on the waves. What we have to day is just a mess, we need to look back to more pleasant times'. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baritone Gabriel Manro Bridging the Slim Divide Between Opera & Musical TheatreBWW Interview: Baritone Gabriel Manro Bridging the Slim Divide Between Opera & Musical Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Nov 5, 2018

Southern California's Verdi Chorus will cap off their 35th anniversary season with their Fall 2018 concert PASSIONE! OPERA! The two performances at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 will feature four guest artists: soprano Julie Makerov, mezzo soprano Janelle DeStefano, tenor Todd Wilander and baritone Gabriel Manro. I had the chance to quiz two-time Grammy Award-winning baritone Gabriel Manro on his love for singing, the technical aspects of singing opera vs. musical theatre and his recent onstage proposal. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Erin Mackey, Ed Dixon And More In THE RIVALS At Bristol Riverside TheatrePhoto Flash: Harriet Harris, Erin Mackey, Ed Dixon And More In THE RIVALS At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at photos of the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals features book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and music by two-time Richard Rodgers Award-winner Stephen Weiner (The Honeymooners). The production will run from October 30 to November 18, 2018, with opening night set for Thursday, November 1. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Harriet Harris, Ed Dixon Lead World Premiere Of RIVALS at Bristol Riverside TheatreVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Harriet Harris, Ed Dixon Lead World Premiere Of RIVALS at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals, based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop, running October 30 - November 18. Check out footage of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Erin Mackey, Ed Dixon And More In Rehearsal For THE RIVALS At Bristol Riverside TheatrePhoto Flash: Harriet Harris, Erin Mackey, Ed Dixon And More In Rehearsal For THE RIVALS At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Rehearsal photos have been released for the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop, The Rivals features book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and music by two-time Richard Rodgers Award-winner Stephen Weiner (The Honeymooners). The production will run from October 30 to November 18, 2018, with opening night set for Thursday, November 1. (more...)

A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS By Ed Dixon to Make World PremiereA PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS By Ed Dixon to Make World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Maplewood thespian turned producer has caught the bug! Late June, Gregory Omar Osborne produced a rousing production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. It was a successful first for Osborne, with ticket sales at 70% over a four show weekend. Less than six months after closing FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Osborne will present the world premiere of A PARK AVENUE CHRISTMAS written by Ed Dickson at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, December 20th - 23rd, 2018, in Maplewood, NJ. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Ed Dixon Lead World Premiere Of Broadway Hopeful THE RIVALS at Bristol Riverside TheatreHarriet Harris, Ed Dixon Lead World Premiere Of Broadway Hopeful THE RIVALS at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of the new musical comedy The Rivals, based on the famously funny farce about Mrs. Malaprop, running October 30 - November 18. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit PlayhouseVIDEO: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage through September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/17 - WEST SIDE STORY, MAMMA MIA, and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/17 - WEST SIDE STORY, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 17, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY, MAMMA MIA, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: Get A First Look At Sally Struthers In GRUMPY OLD MEN At Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage through September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (more...)

BWW Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN at OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSEBWW Review: GRUMPY OLD MEN at OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE
by Dan Marois - Aug 13, 2018

Based on a film starring Jack Lemmon, Walther Matthau and Ann-Margret that hit movie theaters 25 years ago, Grumpy Old Men the Musical is currently playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse in what is touted as the US premiere of the production. (more...)

Brief 7/26: HEAD OVER HEELS Opens, BE MORE CHILL Begins Previews, and More!Brief 7/26: HEAD OVER HEELS Opens, BE MORE CHILL Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 26, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Head Over Heels officially opens on Broadway tonight, Be More Chill begins previews off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

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