Date of Birth: November 29, 1956 (62)

Birth Place: Neubraecke, GERMANY
Lifelong Friends Use Dance To Inspire The Next Generation In Their Native East Brooklyn NeighborhoodLifelong Friends Use Dance To Inspire The Next Generation In Their Native East Brooklyn Neighborhood
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Purelements: An Evolution in Dance, inspiring and motivating youth in East Brooklyn to realize their authentic selves through exceptional arts programming, announces Legends of Dance: Past, Present, and Forever, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. at Kings Theatre. (more...)

Purelements Announces Legends Of Dance Concert Celebrating Dance HeroesPurelements Announces Legends Of Dance Concert Celebrating Dance Heroes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Purelements: An Evolution in Dance, inspiring and motivating youth in East Brooklyn to realize their authentic selves through exceptional arts programming, announces Legends of Dance: Past, Present, and Forever, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. at Kings Theatre. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE WIZThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE WIZ
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 15, 2019

This week's decluttering is only freeing up a tiny bit of space in my collection, but it represents an enormous place in my heart. The only version of The Wiz I have on CD is the AMAZING/IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT, YOU'RE NOT A REAL BROADWAY FAN original cast album starring Stephanie Mills. I do have the movie soundtrack in my iTunes and the soundtrack of 'The Wiz Live!' is on Apple Music, so let's dive in. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: Guest Blog- Henry Box BrownEDINBURGH 2018: Guest Blog- Henry Box Brown
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 30, 2018

Mehr Mansuri, writer of Henry Box Brown blogs for BWW about bringing the show to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEFulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 25, 2018

As if there weren't enough scary things in the world right now, I've come to realize that I have been going to live theatrical productions for over 43 years. That means I have been sitting in the dark for a long time (no jokes please). (more...)

Longest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' TomorrowLongest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The longest-running African American musical in New York history, SISTAS: THE MUSICAL, will be the main segment on WNBC's "New York Live" tomorrow(Tuesday) at 11:30 am. The co-host of Channel 4's highly popular lifestyle show, Jacque Reid, pretaped an interview at the theatre with two of the stars of SISTAS,Haley Swindal and Nesha Ward. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ("Smash," "Grease Live!"), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. (more...)

NY's Longest-Running African American Musical Celebrates Seventh Smash YearNY's Longest-Running African American Musical Celebrates Seventh Smash Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

With the arrival of 2018, the long-running smash SISTAS: THE MUSICAL had its seventh New Year's celebration at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ( Smash, Grease Live! ), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. The production is now the longest-running African American musical in New York history. (more...)

Tony Award-Nominated Charles Busch to Perform One-Man Show and Offer Master ClassTony Award-Nominated Charles Busch to Perform One-Man Show and Offer Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Charles Busch, Tony Award Nominee as a playwright for The Tale of the Allergist's Wife comes to South Bend, Indiana to perform his highly-acclaimed show My Kinda 60's on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30PM. His Music Director will be Tom Judson. Tickets are $25. (more...)

The Chase Brock Experience Offering First-Ever Master Class Intensive for 10th AnniversaryThe Chase Brock Experience Offering First-Ever Master Class Intensive for 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The Chase Brock Experience (CBE), a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company, recently announced they will celebrate their 10th Anniversary NY Season at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre from November 27 - December 9, 2017. To further commemorate the company's first 10 years, CBE is excited to announce that they will offer the first-ever CBE Intensive from December 5 through December 8, 2017. (more...)

Mira Tzur to Host America-Israel Cultural Foundation's CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS OF ISRAEL at Lincoln CenterMira Tzur to Host America-Israel Cultural Foundation's CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS OF ISRAEL at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) presents Israel's most talented artists at its 78th Anniversary Celebration at 4 PM on November 19, 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street, New York City). (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present CONJUNCTIONS at Joan Weill Center for DanceGeneral Mischief Dance Theatre to Present CONJUNCTIONS at Joan Weill Center for Dance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents Conjunctions, an evening of collaborative works, as part of its ninth season of performances in New York City. (more...)

The Chase Brock Experience Offering First-Ever Master Class Intensive for 10th AnniversaryThe Chase Brock Experience Offering First-Ever Master Class Intensive for 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The Chase Brock Experience (CBE), a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company, recently announced they will celebrate their 10th Anniversary NY Season at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre from November 27 - December 9, 2017. To further commemorate the company's first 10 years, CBE is excited to announce that they will offer the first-ever CBE Intensive from December 5 through December 8, 2017. (more...)

Steve Kazee, Patrick Page & Cady Huffman Lead Reading of THE STING MusicalSteve Kazee, Patrick Page & Cady Huffman Lead Reading of THE STING Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

An industry reading is underway for a new musical adaptation of The Sting! (more...)

Watch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

As the Tony Awards approach, and New York's other prestigious awards are being handed out, what better time to dive into some of Broadway's best productions ever captured on film. In BroadwayHD's vast library, they have countless award-winning productions ready to stream.  We have pulled together some of our favorites below. Check them out and don't forget to vote in the 15th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. After you have voted for your favorite shows, designs, and performances of the season, you will receive a code for one free month of BroadwayHD as a thank you.  (more...)

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...)

Learn How to Take a Musical from 'Page to Stage' at EAG's Anatomy of a Musical Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

 Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together.  Topics will include moving a work from concept to full production, and how musicals are selected for prestigious showcases like the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Learn the ANATOMY OF A MUSICAL with EAG Industry Panel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) is joined by a panel of musical theatre industry veterans on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm for an insightful discussion about how musicals come together. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Past Stars of MISS SAIGON You Thought Were Only In Your Mind
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 22, 2017

This week, Miss Saigon officially flies back to Broadway and its original home, The Broadway Theatre. The original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991 and played through January 28, 2001. BroadwayWorld brings you back in time and show you some of these stars you thought were just in the movie in your mind! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month!
by Ben Cameron - Mar 6, 2017

We all know that February is Black History Month, but did we all take a moment to reflect and celebrate? Well we did just that, Broadway-style, at Sessions on February 23rd. Not only did we invite a starry roster of Broadway's best and brightest to share music representing the influence, importance and impact of African American legacy on Broadway, but we also paid homage to some Broadway trailblazers like Diahann Carroll, Ben Vereen, "Stokes" and more. We even challenged our audience to "name that African American Tony winner," which of course gave us the opportunity to bask in the glorious voices of Melba Moore, Hinton Battle, Heather Headley, Ted Ross, Jennifer Holiday and many more. Check out these amazing performances by Aisha de Haas, Kenita Miller, Daisy Hobbs, Imari Hardon, Zurin Villanueva, Ta'Rea Campbell, Marcus Paul James, Nora Schell, T. Oliver Reid, Charity Angel Dawson and more! (more...)

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