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Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Actress and FAME Singer Irene Cara Passes Away at 63 Photo Actress and FAME Singer Irene Cara Passes Away at 63
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 26, 2022

According to a post on her official Twitter account, Broadway and film actress Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the movie FAME, has passed away at age 63 in her home in Florida. The cause of death has not yet been released.

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre C Photo World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

BWW Interview: Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK O Photo BWW Interview: Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 2, 2022

Dennis DeYoung is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1970 until June, 1999. Styx has sold 30 million records worldwide and is the only band to have four triple platinum albums in a row. His song 'Babe' went to number one on the Billboard charts, won Songwriter Magazine's song of the year and was also rewarded the People's Choice award for best song in 1980. He has also penned eight top ten singles in America and had four number ones in Canada. They include 'Come Sail Away', 'Lady', 'Best of Times', 'Mr. Roboto', 'Desert Moon', 'Show Me the Way', and 'Don't Let it End'. He starred in the 20th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Irene Cara for which he received a Joseph Jefferson nomination in Chicago for Best Supporting Actor. He has not only written the score for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but also composed a new score for a version of 101 Dalmatians that toured in 2009 directed by Tony Award winning director Jerry Zaks. His Hunchback also won a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Musical in 2009.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Broadway Veteran Tiffany Cooper Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Broadway Veteran Tiffany Cooper
by Jared Fessler - May 25, 2022

Tiffany is an Broadway and film actress, singer, dancer and arts educator with a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than two decades. In addition, she is a certified Life Coach practitioner (The Soulful Life Coach) and Executive Speech Coach (Abundant Leadership Speaking).

Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at  Photo Kevin Anderson, Ben Gulley & Alanis Sophia to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Skylight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre announced the full cast for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK Photo Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for HUNCHBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the partial cast, creative team and a one-day sale for the Wisconsin premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, running May 20 through June 12, 2022. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June Photo The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' in June
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2022

Ain't Misbehavin' is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Thomas 'Fats' Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat of swing music.

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by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spo Photo BWW Exclusive: Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4- Spotlight on The Fallen Five
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 10, 2021

Just yesterday, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Fallen Five.

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Sixties Music Legends The Cyrkle to Release New Recordings of Their Greatest Hits Photo Sixties Music Legends The Cyrkle to Release New Recordings of Their Greatest Hits
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 29, 2020

Lightyear Entertainment announces a new agreement with The Cyrkle to release new 2020 recordings of their huge pop hits of the 1960’s. 

Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Kurt Yaghjian Photo Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Kurt Yaghjian
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2020

ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Lesli Margherita, Alex Newe Photo Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Lesli Margherita, Alex Newell and More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

To all theater people out there who have suddenly found themselves spending endless amounts of time scrolling through TikTok... you are not alone! If you are a fellow theater nerd looking for the most amusing theater-related TikToks, look no further! We're rounding up our top ten favorite theater TikToks from this week!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

ESPECIAL: FLASHDANCE trae la m√ļsica de los 80 al Nuevo Apolo Photo ESPECIAL: FLASHDANCE trae la m√ļsica de los 80 al Nuevo Apolo
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 13, 2020

El próximo 23 de enero el musical FLASHDANCE abrirá sus puertas en el Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid, y qué mejor momento para repasar el camino que ha seguido esta mítica historia desde sus orígenes cinematográficos hasta hora.

Reel Sisters Honors Activist & Author Nana Camille Yarbrough With Trailblazing Filmma Photo Reel Sisters Honors Activist & Author Nana Camille Yarbrough With Trailblazing Filmmakers Sandra Guzm√°n And Leslie Harris
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 11, 6:00 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with our distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award for her outstanding contributions to film, television, literature and performing arts over six decades. The Reel Sisters Trailblazer Award will be presented to Sandra Guzman, producer and lead interviewer of Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am, and pioneering filmmaker Leslie Harris, director of the classic film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. Cash prizes will also be presented to our award-winning filmmakers. Tickets: $35 ($30 - Bring A Pal discount for 2+ tickets).

BWW Review: FAME THE MUSICAL at Gala Hispanic Theatre Photo BWW Review: FAME THE MUSICAL at Gala Hispanic Theatre
by Charles Shubow - May 16, 2019

Luis Salgado is quickly becoming known as an acclaimed director and choreographer. He has just returned from Germany where he served as Associate DirectorChoreographer for Cirque du Solieil's PARAMOUR. Two years ago he directed and choreographed the Helen Hayes winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS at the GALA Hispanic Theatre. He is now returning to GALA with his own version of FAME, The Musical.

All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Photo All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

For nearly 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar has electrified audiences around the globe, and has become the standard by which all future rock operas have been measured. For one weekend only in March, an all-star ensemble of singers and rock musicians are joining forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70's rock-infused retelling of Jesus Christ's final week. Alpine Theatre Project will present Jesus Christ Superstar March 8 - 10 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in downtown Whitefish.

All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Photo All-Star Cast & Band Unite To Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Julie Musbach - Feb 25, 2019

For nearly 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar has electrified audiences around the globe, and has become the standard by which all future rock operas have been measured. For one weekend only in March, an all-star ensemble of singers and rock musicians are joining forces to present Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70's rock-infused retelling of Jesus Christ's final week. Alpine Theatre Project will present Jesus Christ Superstar March 8 - 10 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center in downtown Whitefish.

Cast Recording of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Featuring Diana DeGarmo And Ace Young Now S Photo Cast Recording of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Featuring Diana DeGarmo And Ace Young Now Streaming
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

The New York bound musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES is now available for streaming on all platforms including  iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Pandora, YouTube Music and for FREE download on CD Baby.  

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