Date of Birth: May 15, 1958 (61)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
BWW Review: WICKED: A STORY FOR OUR TIMES at Broadway San JoseBWW Review: WICKED: A STORY FOR OUR TIMES at Broadway San Jose
by Linda Hodges - Aug 18, 2019

Playing now through September 8, Broadway San Jose's Wicked is a dazzling, deeply satisfying bucket list musical for Broadway aficionados of every age. (more...)

Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater CreationsStephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Award winning Book Writer/Lyricist, Stephen Cole, announces the Debut of two Musical theater creations, 'Merman's Apprentice' written with David Evans; and 'Casper the Friendly Musical, ' written with Matthew Martin Ward.  (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal Continues To Celebrate Its 13th YearSterling's Upstairs At The Federal Continues To Celebrate Its 13th Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019

Founded June 9, 2006 by Producer/Presenter Michael Sterling (BroadwayWorld TV's own LA-based Producer and On-Air Host), Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal carries on in its 13th consecutive summer celebration which begins August 11th with FEELING GOOD headlined by LA's Next Great Stage Star 2018 Winner Robert Collins. (more...)

WICKED Will Defy Gravity at Times-Union Center Fall 2019WICKED Will Defy Gravity at Times-Union Center Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

What's the most swankified place in town Nov. 20 through Dec. 1, 2019? That would be the Times-Union Center because the national tour of Wicked is back in the sunshine state! (more...)

Jack Allison, Prestigious Theater Teacher And Director, Passes Away At 78Jack Allison, Prestigious Theater Teacher And Director, Passes Away At 78
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

John M. 'Jack' Allison, prestigious theater teacher and director in the United States, Canada, and Europe, died peacefully at the age of 78 on June 16, 2019 in East Northport, New York. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, he graduated from New Jersey City University with a BA in American Literature and History before earning an MA in Speech and Drama from The Catholic University of America, and a PhD (ABD) in Theatre and Directing from the University of Denver. (more...)

BWW Review: Get Green!  WICKED at the Paramount is Still Luminous!BWW Review: Get Green! WICKED at the Paramount is Still Luminous!
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2019

Well before that founding father refused to throw away his shot, even before those Mormons made us giggle with their irreverence, the hot ticket in town was "Wicked". Well, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's witches have returned to the Emerald City and the bloom is still quite firmly attached to that bright pink rose in Glinda's hair. (more...)

54 Celebrates The Muppets, Salutes Frank Sinatra And More This Week54 Celebrates The Muppets, Salutes Frank Sinatra And More This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: The National Tour of WICKED Is Wizardry In ActionBWW Review: The National Tour of WICKED Is Wizardry In Action
by Herbert Paine - Apr 5, 2019

In one sense, WICKED is the epitome of a Broadway blockbuster, possessed of all the elements that generate roaring and adoring crowds such as those welcoming the 15-year-old phenom, directed by Joe Mantello, to a month-long run at ASU Gammage's stage. Spectacular production quality! Outstanding performances, led by Mariand Torres and Erin Mackey. Runs through May 5th at ASU Gammage in Tempe. (more...)

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and MoreBay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert.  (more...)

Mariand Torres, Erin Mackey, and More Join the WICKED National TourMariand Torres, Erin Mackey, and More Join the WICKED National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Broadway sensation WICKED will welcome new cast members to the National Tour beginning performances Tuesday, February 26 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sally Mayes Joins Billy Stritch For My Winter ValentinePhoto Coverage: Sally Mayes Joins Billy Stritch For My Winter Valentine
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 15, 2019

Billy Stritch, continuing his 'My Winter Valentine' at The Birdland Theater had his long time friend Sally Mayes as his special guest last night. It's too bad only about 100 or so lovers could be in the room to hear their version of the signature Valentines Day song My Funny Valentine. (more...)

BWW review: Susan Edwards Martin Knocks Her First Solo Cabaret Show Out of the ParkBWW review: Susan Edwards Martin Knocks Her First Solo Cabaret Show Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Feb 5, 2019

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BWW Review: WICKED is Star-Powered at the EcclesBWW Review: WICKED is Star-Powered at the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 1, 2019

The sensational national touring company of WICKED has returned to Salt Lake City with a star-powered run at the Eccles Theater. (more...)

Jackie Burns And Kara Lindsay Return To The National Tour Of WICKED For Upcoming SLC StopJackie Burns And Kara Lindsay Return To The National Tour Of WICKED For Upcoming SLC Stop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Performances will begin Today, January 30 and continue through March 3, 2019 at the Eccles Theater. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787). Groups of 15+ call 801-703-2057. (more...)

Tonoccus McClain and Nita Whitaker Launch Winter Season at Sterling's Upstairs At The FederalTonoccus McClain and Nita Whitaker Launch Winter Season at Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

Television and Broadway Musical Theatre performer TONOCCUS MCCLAIN debuts his first ever cabaret concert LIVING A WHY NOT LIFE with Musical Director Rob Woyshner on Sunday, January 20th at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA. McClain has hosted television such TV shows as FOX Family's California Summer Countdown, reporting and anchoring Channel One News; and performed in Beauty and the Beast live at the Hollywood Bowl, Game of Thrones live at the LA Forum, numerous shows at the Disneyland Resort, and multiple performances at the Academy Awards. He also traveled North America touring in over 400 performances of The Lion King (Banzai u/s) for six years. He's crossed the globe singing in countries like South Korea, Spain, Germany, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Canada, Australia, and across the Caribbean and back. (more...)

BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018BWW Review: Don Grigware Picks His Best in LA Theatre for 2018
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2019

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BWW Interview: Michael Childers Brings A Star-Studded Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber To Palm Springs in AprilBWW Interview: Michael Childers Brings A Star-Studded Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber To Palm Springs in April
by David Green - Dec 13, 2018

Celebrated Producer Michael Childers will bring his latest edition of One Night Only to The McCallum Theatre on April 24, 2019 with a star-studded cast including Christine Andreas, John Barrowman, Liz Calloway and more. This season's ONO is a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and proceeds will benefit The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. I had the chance to catch up with Michael as he was crafting this season's sell-out event. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED brings OZ to San DiegoBWW Review: WICKED brings OZ to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 9, 2018

Those wonderfully, and wickedly talented witches,  Elphaba and Glinda are back in San Diego  to put a spell on San Diego through November 25th at Broadway San Diego. (more...)

Jackie Burns And Kara Lindsay Return To The National Tour Of WICKED For Upcoming SLC StopJackie Burns And Kara Lindsay Return To The National Tour Of WICKED For Upcoming SLC Stop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Performances will begin Wednesday, January 30 and continue through March 3, 2019 at the Eccles Theater. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787). Groups of 15+ call 801-703-2057. (more...)

Jackie Burns and Kara Lindsay To Lead WICKED in Los AngelesJackie Burns and Kara Lindsay To Lead WICKED in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

WICKED, L.A.'s most popular musical, has announced that JACKIE BURNS will return to the role of Elphaba and KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the national tour. WICKED will return to Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited engagement this holiday season beginning November 28, 2018 and playing through January 27, 2019. (more...)

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