Gwen Verdon News

Date of Birth: January 13, 1925
Date of Death: October 17, 2000 (75)
Birth Place: Culver City, CA, USA
Gender: Female
Broadway Caricaturist Sam Norkin Subject of Online Exhibition This FallBroadway Caricaturist Sam Norkin Subject of Online Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Sam Norkin (1917-2011), who drew Broadway for decades, honoring opening nights with the caricature of a star or the entire company, most notably for the New York Daily News, is the subject of an online exhibition at Broadway Design Exchange, beginning now through November 19. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Sequel, James McMullen's PostersExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Sequel, James McMullen's Posters
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 31, 2017

Thanking the Sound Gods, onstage mistakes, the Holy Grail of Broadway impressions is found within Robbie Rozzelle, Gwen Verdon wants to go to the movies, the joys of a second whorehouse, Tommy Tune does double duty, praising the poster, Lincoln Center's greatest weapon, and much more! (more...)

BWW Review:  Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity IssuesBWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGEHangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present the world premiere of Mimi Quillin's play Degage (disengage) from July 20 until July 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Director Anne Kauffman Finally Hits Broadway With Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOMBWW Review: Director Anne Kauffman Finally Hits Broadway With Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2017

After thirteen years and eighteen directing credits for major Off-Broadway companies such as Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, Lincoln Center Theatre and The New York Theatre Workshop, another accomplished New York stage talent, Anne Kauffman, takes her overdue Broadway bow with Roundabout's revival of Scott McPherson's 1990 darkly comic drama MARVIN'S ROOM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater dance in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College and Steps on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Celebrates Van Kaplan and More at AN EVENING IN PARIS GalaPhoto Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Celebrates Van Kaplan and More at AN EVENING IN PARIS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62nd Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, 'An Evening in Paris.' Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising GoalPittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Earlier this evening, Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62ndAnnual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, "An Evening in Paris." This special gift was presented as a surprise to Van Kaplan, accompanied by the 2017 CLOE Award, in honor of his 20th Anniversary as Executive Producer of the organization. The gift ensures Pittsburgh CLO will surpass its $10 million Next Generation Campaign goal. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Stevens Talks About Gwen Verdon, Lola, and the Fun of DAMN YANKEESBWW Interview: Leslie Stevens Talks About Gwen Verdon, Lola, and the Fun of DAMN YANKEES
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 8, 2017

Leslie Stevens is having some devilish fun playing Lola in San Diego Musical Theatre's current production of DAMN YANKEES! Catch her as Lola in DAMN YANKEES at San Diego Musical Theatre through June 18th at the Spreckles Theatre (more...)

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in CincinnatiBWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - May 26, 2017

Local Cincinnati theater produces DAMN YANKEES, a Tony award winning musical. In a variation of the legend of Faust, Mr. Applegate (the devil) offers middle-aged Joe Boyd the opportunity to become young Joe Hardy, a baseball player, and win the World Series against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are OpenCalling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above FourthDonna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Is Singing And Dancing Its Way Onto The Kweskin Theatre StageSWEET CHARITY Is Singing And Dancing Its Way Onto The Kweskin Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The story of love never grows old. (more...)

Sharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties,  Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White WaySharing is Caring: A Short History of Tony Ties, Multiple Wins, and Split Performances on the Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2017

This season, Manhattan Theatre Club stunned and excited theatregoers when it was announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, two of the most formidable females of stage and screen, would be returning to the boards in an unconventional new revival of Lillian Hellman's family drama, The Little Foxes. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 5, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Friday, May 5, 2017! The sound of muffled sniffles, pats on the back and mortarboards being thrown into the air will be reverberating throughout Nashville this weekend as commencement ceremonies get under way at Belmont University, Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University and Trevecca Nazarene University and thousands of newly minted graduates will begin to live life dramatically! Next week, we get to do it all over again as Vanderbilt University unleashes their grads upon society, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrating coeds and their hopeful/mournful parents! (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring LuncheonNew Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF presents an Intimate Account of Working with Two Broadway IconsCALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF presents an Intimate Account of Working with Two Broadway Icons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Dancing for Bob Fosse is a steep slope that rides fast and fun. Addicted to discipline in the studio, he asks complete submission to his signature fractured shapes. So why does it feel so good? In 1985, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon invite Mimi Quillin into their magical world to reconstruct Fosse's Sweet Charity. (more...)

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