Date of Birth: May 15, 1913
Date of Death: December 28, 2003 (90)

Birth Place: Vineland, NJ, USA
VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- Bernadette Peters Returns to Broadway in GYPSY Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- Bernadette Peters Returns to Broadway in GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

On this day in 2003, the curtain went up on the legendary Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway!

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON: Bob Avian- Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the 'Dancing Ma Photo BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON: Bob Avian- Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the 'Dancing Man' About His Decades in the Biz
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Apr 10, 2020

Bob has a new book just released, titled DANCING MAN: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, written with Tom Santopietro, no lightweight himself, a member of our industry and a longtime friend. And, as you'll learn, Peter Pileski, Avian's husband and partner for 35 years, right there, with guidance, support and plenty of suggestions.

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Cast Recording Will Be Released April 3 Photo THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Cast Recording Will Be Released April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT original cast recording will be released on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 3. A physical CD will be available later this year. Featuring the a?oemiraculous musica?? (Time Out London) of Stephen Schwartz, the album is produced by Dominick Amendum and Stephen Schwartz, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.

Video Flashback: THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Brings Broadway to Daytime! Photo Video Flashback: THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Brings Broadway to Daytime!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 20, 2020

To gear up for this weekend's big event, we're flashing back to the many Broadway performances featured on The Rosie Show!

THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Returns with Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Neil Patrick Harris Photo THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW Returns with Idina Menzel, Kelli O'Hara, Neil Patrick Harris and Many More for One Night Only!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020

12-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award recipient Rosie O'Donnell and actor/producer Erich Bergen have announced the one-night-only return of the legendary, 25-time Emmy Award winning a?oeThe Rosie O'Donnell Show.a??

Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Headline the 2020 Kennedy Center Gala Photo Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Headline the 2020 Kennedy Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Take Part in Broadw Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis, Renee Elise Goldsberry and More to Take Part in Broadway Inspirational Voices Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices have announced an evening like no other! BIV's 'Silver Anniversary Gala Concert & Live Auction', honoring Disney Theatrical Productions for their commitment to diversity, will be jam packed with stellar performances, entertaining stories, and more heart than imaginable.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform at 2020 Theatre Aspen Gala Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform at 2020 Theatre Aspen Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today that the organization's annual Gala, this year with a special 'Rockstar' theme, will be held at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The evening will feature a special performance by two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Ragtime).

Judith Light to be Honored With The Excellence In Media Award at the GLAAD Media Awar Photo Judith Light to be Honored With The Excellence In Media Award at the GLAAD Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor award-winning actress, producer, and activist Judith Light with the Excellence in Media Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. GLAAD also announced that Lilly Singh, openly bisexual executive producer and host of NBC's a?oeA Little Late with Lilly Singh,a?? will serve as host of the Awards, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Thursday, March 19. GLAAD previously announced that Ryan Murphy will receive the Vito Russo Award at the New York ceremony.

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Brian Stokes Mitchell to Be Honored at Th Photo Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Brian Stokes Mitchell to Be Honored at The Actors Fund Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 6, 2020. The evening will celebrate Tony Award-winning actor Matthew Broderick and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and designer Sarah Jessica Parker; Tony Award-winning actor and Chairman of The Actors Fund Brian Stokes Mitchell; Academy Award-winning producer, co-owner of the New York Football Giants, and philanthropist Steve Tisch; and American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Richard L. Trumka as they receive The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor.

Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Stephen Schwartz Will Write the Music for Bill Condon-Directed MARLEY Photo Stephen Schwartz Will Write the Music for Bill Condon-Directed MARLEY
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director.

The Lambs Honors Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's Luncheon Photo The Lambs Honors Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

The Lambs, America's first professional theater club and one of the three oldest professional theatrical organizations in the US, honored Stephen Schwartz at a Shepherd's luncheon.

Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Phyllis Newman Friday, 9/27 Photo Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Phyllis Newman Friday, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm. 

BWW Roundup: Broadway Remembers Phyllis Newman Photo BWW Roundup: Broadway Remembers Phyllis Newman
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 16, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the legendary Phyllis Newman just passed away at the age of 86. Many of Broadway's best have taken to social media to share their fond memories of the Tony-winning actress, who was also known for raising awareness of women's health issues and needs in the entertainment industry. Check out responses from Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Streisand, and more!

Inside The UK Launch of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Photo Inside The UK Launch of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 5, 2019

'There can be miracles, when you believe'a?? This is the overarching message in the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in London a?' the location of the launch of the new Dreamworks musical, The Prince of Egypt. Together, members of the press and industry sit and experience the epic emotional and thrilling music of Stephen Schwartz, told through the impactful words of Philip LaZebnik, and performed by the 32-strong company.

Stephen Schwartz Reveals CHILDREN OF EDEN in Chicago Might Be Filmed Photo Stephen Schwartz Reveals CHILDREN OF EDEN in Chicago Might Be Filmed
by Paul Smith - Aug 15, 2019

These pieces of news are simple joys! In a newsletter from Stephen Schwartz, he discusses plans to film a future production of Children of Eden in Chicago and how Pippin will have its first production in Paris.

American Theatre Wing to Honor Jonathan Larson and the Larson Family Photo American Theatre Wing to Honor Jonathan Larson and the Larson Family
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announces that it will celebrate the legacy of Jonathan Larson and the Larson family at its annual gala, dubbed 'Say YES to Artists Gala,' which will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street).

2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Photo 2019 TONY AWARDS: Full Winners List for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

VIDEO: Judith Light Accepts the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Photo VIDEO: Judith Light Accepts the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

zxczcAt Sunday night's 73rd annual Tony Awards, Judith Light accepted the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award. The annual honor is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. Light received the Award for her impassioned advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support for LGBTQ+ and human rights.

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