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Date of Death: November 07, 2004 (85)

Birth Place: Gillespie, IL, USA

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Davis Gaines and Victoria Strong Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013


CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE welcomes Davis Gaines (Southern California's Longest-running PHANTOM) and Victoria Strong in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere of Cole Porter's most raucous, sexy, and best loved musical ever, KISS ME, KATE! Cabrillo Music Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season kicks off with the popular favorite tonight, October 18th, 2013, playing until Sunday, October 27th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Davis Gaines and Victoria Strong to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013


CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE announces its full cast to join the previously announced Davis Gaines (Southern California's Longest-running PHANTOM) and Victoria Strong in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere of Cole Porter's most raucous, sexy, and best loved musical ever, KISS ME, KATE! Cabrillo Music Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season kicks off with the popular favorite on Friday, October 18th, 2013, playing until Sunday, October 27th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Davis Gaines & Victoria Strong to Star in in Cabrillo Music Theatre's KISS ME, KATE; Cast Announced
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 5, 2013


When Cole Porter met William Shakespeare, the result was a Tony Award-winning musical. When Southern California's Longest-Running 'Phantom,' Davis Gaines, meets Cabrillo Music Theatre, it all adds up to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere of Porter's most raucous, sexy, and best loved musical ever, KISS ME, KATE! Cabrillo Music Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season kicks off with the popular favorite on Friday, October 18th, 2013, playing until Sunday, October 27th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Brandywiners' ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013


Annie Get Your Gun is playing tonight, July 25-27 and August 1-3 at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theater. All shows begin at 8:30 pm.

Brandywiners to Stage ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Begin. 7/25
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 12, 2013


Annie Get Your Gun is playing July 25-27 and August 1-3 at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theater. All shows begin at 8:30 pm.

Ocean Professional Theatre Presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013


Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat, NJ. The show will run at 2:00pm: today, June 20, 23, 26, 27 and at 8:00pm: June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29. Price: $35/Adults; $20 Children 12 & Under. Tickets: Call the Box Office at 609-312-8306, or order online at www.oceantheatre.org. Or you can purchase at the door on the day of the show. All seating is reserved.

Esther Williams' JUPTIER'S DARLING Among Warner Archives New Releases
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 18, 2013


Esther Williams's JUPITER'S DARLING is among the new releases from the Warner Archive Collection!

Ocean Professional Theatre to Present SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013


Ocean Professional Theatre Company presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Blvd. Barnegat, NJ. The show will run at 2:00pm: June 20, 23, 26, 27 and at 8:00pm: June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29.

Legendary Summer Stock Director Leslie B. Cutler Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013


Leslie B. Cutler, who directed of hundreds of productions over a 50 year period at the storied Kenley Players in Ohio and other stock venues and is widely believed to have directed more stars onstage than anyone else in show business, died of congestive heart failure at the St.Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. He was 93.

InDepth InterView: Julian Ovenden Talks RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES, SUNDAY In Paris, DOWNTON ABBEY, SMASH, 1ST NIGHT & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 20, 2013


Today we are talking to a charming and affable presence onstage and onscreen who has scored in a wide range of roles in the West End and throughout the UK from his work as Bobby in COMPANY to MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, MARGUERITE and many more to, now, starring in the Theatre du Chatelet production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE in the title role, Julian Ovenden. In addition to revealing details about the Paris Sondheim production, Ovenden also offers thoughts on his Sondheim work in general. Additionally, Ovenden illustrates his impressions of two spectacular small screen ventures - essaying the role of JFK in the musical-within-the-series on SMASH as well as preparing to play a pivotal role in the new season of DOWNTON ABBEY. Most importantly, Ovenden shares his deep affection for the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and discusses his participation in the stupendous RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES and his continuing collaboration with master conductor John Wilson. Plus, Ovenden muses on potential future parts he would consider playing, shares details of his time in Maury Yeston's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Off-Broadway, working with Sarah Brightman on the new feature film 1ST NIGHT - and much, much more!

BWW Reviews: La Mirada's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is Handsome Entertainment
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 15, 2013


The freshest revival of a classic in years has opened at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and this one is most definitely not your grandmother's movie musical.

Jeremy Webb & Nat Chandler Bring BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Hangar's CabarETC Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012


Tonight, December 8th the Hangar's CabarETC series continues with a special one-day-only cabaret performance of Back Home for the Holidays featuring Jeremy Webb (The Glorious Ones and Hangar's The 39 Steps) and Nat Chandler (Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, and Phantom of the Opera) with special guest Joseph Thalken.

Jeremy Webb & Nat Chandler Bring BACK HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Hangar's CabarETC Series, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012


On Saturday, December 8th the Hangar's CabarETC series continues with a special one-day-only cabaret performance of Back Home for the Holidays featuring Jeremy Webb (The Glorious Ones and Hangar's The 39 Steps) and Nat Chandler (Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, and Phantom of the Opera) with special guest Joseph Thalken.

InDepth InterView: Tommy Tune Talks Feinstein's Gig, Upcoming Projects, Broadway, Hollywood & A Career Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 14, 2012


Today we are thrilled to be talking to a nine-time Tony Award-winning performer/director/choreographer all about his illustrious career onstage and behind the scenes working on classic musicals such as THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, NINE, GRAND HOTEL, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and many more as well as all about his new solo piece premiering at Feinstein's At Loews Regency this weekend - the one and only Tommy Tune. Taking a look back at his near-peerless legacy as the top director of the 1980s and 1990s on Broadway, Tune imparts his candid insights about show business and reflects upon many aspects of the aforementioned hit shows - from their inception and creation to their critical and public reception and their ultimate legacy - as well as shares stories about his time as a performer, both then and now, with the star-studded tales cumulatively involving such legendary luminaries as Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bennett, Hal Prince, Maury Yeston, Ken Russell, Jane Krakowski, Sutton Foster and many more. Plus, Tune gives us an enticing glimpse of his new Feintein's At The Regency showcase, TAPS, TUNES AND TALL TALES, playing November 18-26, and casts his sights on the future, near and far, and discusses the types of projects he would like to tackle next - including, first up, finding the perfect NYC location for his environmental new theatre piece, 54. All of that, tons of taps, top hats and tails and much, much more!

VTA Concludes 2012 Cool Films Series With CALAMITY JANE, 8/24-26
by Kelsey Denette - Aug 14, 2012


Victoria Theatre Association presents the final film of the 2012 Cool Films Series,CALAMITY JANE, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel, August 24 - 26, 2012 at the historic Victoria Theatre.

Larry Cahn, Glory Crampton, Omar Lopez-Cepero et al. Set for FOREVERMAN at NYMF Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012


The new musical Foreverman, with book, music, and lyrics by Brett M. Boles, will be presented as an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF's) 2012 Next Link Project, beginning performances tonight, July 20 and running through Sunday, July 28, at the PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42 Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues).

Dayton's Victoria Theater Film Series Presents CLEOPATRA, Now thru 7/15
by Movies News Desk - Jul 13, 2012


Victoria Theatre Association invites you to the 2012 Cool Films Series presentation of the iconic film, CLEOPATRA, tonight, July 13 through July 15, 2012, at the historic Victoria Theatre. CLEOPATRA stars the enchanting actress Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison.

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