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James A. Rocco News

Also Credited As: James A Rocco
 
Birth Place:
Astoria, NY
Bio:
James Rocco began his career as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots. On broadway he was The rum Tum Tugger in CATS and did the Musical Staging for THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He is an award-winning director, choreographer and writer with over 200 ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Astoria, NY

Bio:
James Rocco began his career as the youngest member of the (Art) Linkletter Totten Tots. On broadway he was The rum Tum Tugger in CATS and did the Musical Staging for THE WIZARD OF OZ starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He is an award-winning director, choreographer and writer with over 200 ... (read complete bio)
Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO Photo Abingdon Theatre Company's Around The Table Reading Series Continues With THE INFERNO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) will present a virtual reading of The Inferno, a new play by Chris Sherman on April 5th at 7pm ET via their YouTube channel.

David Edwards Welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou To BEYOND THE GREEN Photo David Edwards Welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou To BEYOND THE GREEN ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021

Actor-director David Edwards, host of the weekly 'Beyond the Green Room' discussion series on all things theatrical, welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou on Sunday, March 21 at 1 PM ET.

Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards! Ordway Center, Ashla Photo Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards! Ordway Center, Ashland Productions, & More Take Home Wins!
by BWW Staff - Jan 12, 2021

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 

BWW Interview: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages Photo BWW Interview: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 19, 2020

James A. Rocco (Minneapolis/St. Paul based producer, director, writer and performer) and Jayme McDaniel believe #NothingCanStopLiveTheatre, not even a pandemic. Reviving a project that works well as audio, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR, comes to Audio Stages tonight, Dec. 19; star-studded cast album drops Monday, Dec. 21

BWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to a Track from A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, A¬†Country Christmas Carol ‚ÄúOn Air,‚ÄĚ The Musical¬†will premiere on Audio Stages, WBAI 99.5 FM on December 19, 2020, at 7pm. Just two days before the release of the show‚Äôs Studio Cast Album. Below, check out an exclusive first listen of 'Count to Ten Bobbie Jo' from the new album!

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Premieres Dec. 19 on WBAI 99.5 FM Photo A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL Premieres Dec. 19 on WBAI 99.5 FM
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2020

A Country Christmas Carol ‚ÄúOn Air,‚ÄĚ The Musical will premiere on Audio Stages, WBAI 99.5 FM on December 19, 2020, at 7pm. Just two days before the release of the show‚Äôs Studio Cast Album.

Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco Join Forces for A Virtual Concert Photo Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco Join Forces for A Virtual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco have been each other's fans for 15 years.¬† On Friday, October 30, 2020, at¬† 5 pm Central, they are joining forces for a relaxed musical ‚Äúsnack.‚ÄĚ live-streamed to¬†https://www.facebook.com/unityminneapolis/ and https://www.facebook.com/lori.dokken

Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco Will Perform Together on Facebook Live Photo Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco Will Perform Together on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2020

Lori Dokken and James A. Rocco have been each other's fans for 15 years.¬† On Friday, October 30, 2020, at¬† 5 pm Central, they are joining forces for a relaxed musical ‚Äúsnack.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Paper Mill Explores Novels Turned Musicals for Humanities Symposium Series Photo VIDEO: Paper Mill Explores Novels Turned Musicals for Humanities Symposium Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has shared a flashback installment of its Humanitarian Symposium Series taking an inside look at critics and criticism. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 16- with Julianne Moore, George Takei & More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 16- with Julianne Moore, George Takei & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020

Today (July 16) in live streaming: Broadway barks is back, MCC presents Good As New, and so much more!

HOLD YOUR HAND TWIN CITIES by James A. Rocco Photo HOLD YOUR HAND TWIN CITIES by James A. Rocco
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 7, 2020

Minneapolis and Saint Paul theatre artists joined James A. Rocco to create HOLD YOUR HAND TWIN CITIES, proving #NothingCanStopLiveTheatre

INSTIMACY By Manuel Igrejas To Get Zoom Reading On Monday, April 20 Photo INSTIMACY By Manuel Igrejas To Get Zoom Reading On Monday, April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

The Premiere Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is Available Now Photo The Premiere Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

The life and times of legendary showman George M. Cohan explode into the 21st century in a sensational musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy! For the first time, the complete recording of this remarkable new musical is available on CD, digital and streaming formats. The Seattle Times called the show, 'Irresistible!' It features a book by David Armstrong (Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle) and new songs inspired by unfinished Cohan melodies, including the heartbreaking ballad, Pick Up Your Dreams, by Albert Evans (Nite Club Confidential, Pageant).

VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie is helmed by Broadway Director/Choreographer James A. Rocco. The cast includes Josie Todd as Annie, Emmy nominee Robert Newman as Oliver Warbucks, and Broadway veterans Angie Schworer as Lily St. Regis, Jeffry Denman as Rooster Hannigan, and Gail Bennett as Grace Farrell.

Sally Struthers To Step Out Of ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse; Ruth Gottschall To Replac Photo Sally Struthers To Step Out Of ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse; Ruth Gottschall To Replace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Broadway's Ruth Gottschall has returned to the seacoast to step into the role of Miss Hannigan in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie now on stage at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse To Feature Sally Struthers. Angie Schworer and More Photo ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse To Feature Sally Struthers. Angie Schworer and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET To Get Industry Reading Photo CORNER OF BITTER & SWEET To Get Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre and the Abingdon Theatre Company, will present a 29 Hour reading of a beautiful new musical, Corner of Bitter & Sweet, book by Lainie Sakakura, music & lyrics by Paul Fujimoto on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:30pm Theatre 71 | 152 West 71st Street, NYC.

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY Album Released Today Photo YANKEE DOODLE DANDY Album Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Broadway Records latest album, the Studio Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY!, is now available digitally, in stores, and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Director Communications Lab 2019 Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Writer-Director Communications Lab 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a Writer-Director Communications Lab on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00am - 6:00pm at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54 Street PH1, New York, NY 10019. This Lab focuses on facilitating communication between writers and directors to ensure that collaborations run as smoothly as possible. For writers and directors, there is a $75 fee for TRU members and an $85 fee for non-members. Observers are also welcome to come watch and learn. Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/communications-lab-19/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

BWW Review: MTW's OLIVER! Exudes Thrill and Joy Photo BWW Review: MTW's OLIVER! Exudes Thrill and Joy
by Don Grigware - Feb 12, 2019

Oliver!/book. lyrics and music by Lionel Bart/ based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist//directed by James A. Rocco/choreographed by Hector Guerrero/musical director: Ryan O'Connell/MTW (Musical Theatre West)/The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach/through February 24 Oliver! is a devilishly fine musical by Lionel Bart who wrote the book, music and lyrics without collaboration. It's an uplifting story of an abused orphan who learns how to survive in 19th century London with the help of acquaintances from both sides of the track. Currently onstage via MTW at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, the musical boasts a superb cast headed by Davis Gaines as Fagin and 15 delightful and talented child actors.

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