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Date Of Birth:
September 07, 1946 (74)
Birth Place:
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Bio:
Jerry won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 07, 1946 (74)

Birth Place: Stuttgart, GERMANY

Bio:
Jerry won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: The First National Tour of A BRONX TALE Comes to Broadway Sacramento Photo BWW Review: The First National Tour of A BRONX TALE Comes to Broadway Sacramento
by Courtney Symes - Mar 4, 2020

Growing up unscathed in the Bronx in the 1960s was not easy. Young men had to deal with racial tensions as well as violent crime. Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri somehow made it out successfully and, in 1989, wrote a one-man play chronicling his experiences. It did so well that Robert DeNiro bought the rights and made his directorial debut with the 1993 film that also starred Palminteri. After a ten-year development process, Palminteri's story, A Bronx Tale, was made into a musical and opened on Broadway in 2016. A dream team of creatives created a show that boasts music by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act), co-direction by Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, Sister Act), and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (The Addams Family, Jersey Boys, Ain't Too Proud).

Nancy Opel and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz to Lead SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Nancy Opel and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz to Lead SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director) has announced the cast and creative team for Sister Act with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard.

Meet the Cast of COMPANY - Now in Previews on Broadway! Photo Meet the Cast of COMPANY - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Company is officially in previews on Broadway!¬† Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award¬ģ winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.

VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume Photo VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure posted a teaser video on his Instagram of the first time the cast saw him in his prosthetics! Watch below to see the process of building his new persona and the cast's reactions.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo THE DOO WOP PROJECT is Coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Featuring stars of Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. DWP takes the audience on a journey from the songs of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to 'DooWopified' versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. The Doo Wop Project comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm, part of Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series with support from Teed & Brown, and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Feb 19, 2020

Now performing at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater as part of the Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series: Broadway in Syracuse is the touring production of A Bronx Tale the Musical. The musical features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Glenn Slater. This touring production features a dynamite cast with stellar vocals that mesmerized the audience.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of MRS. DOUBTFIRE Meets the Press Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of MRS. DOUBTFIRE Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 19, 2020

The cast and creatives of Broadway's upcoming new musical Mrs. Doubtfire came together for a special preview performance and meet and greet.

A BRONX TALE Comes to Memorial Auditorium Photo A BRONX TALE Comes to Memorial Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

NETworks Presentations has announced that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Sacramento Memorial Auditorium March 3 a?" 8.

Manhattan Concert Productions Will Present THE CIVIL WAR, Directed by Tony Yazbeck, i Photo Manhattan Concert Productions Will Present THE CIVIL WAR, Directed by Tony Yazbeck, in February 2021
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Manhattan Concert Productions has announced their next show will be The Civil War. The show will be directed by Tony Yazbeck, and will be presented on February 14, 2021 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

Cameron Adams, Kaleigh Cronin and More Join MRS. DOUBTFIRE; Complete Casting Announce Photo Cameron Adams, Kaleigh Cronin and More Join MRS. DOUBTFIRE; Complete Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical produced by multi-Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent, In The Heights, Something Rotten!), based on Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture, has announced the full cast for the Broadway production. Previews begin Monday, March 9 in advance of an official opening night on Sunday, April 5 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St).

Broadway-Bound THE MUSIC MAN Will Hold Open Call for Winthrop Paroo Photo Broadway-Bound THE MUSIC MAN Will Hold Open Call for Winthrop Paroo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Music Man is coming back to Broadway this fall, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will begin performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and officially open on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Winter Garden Theatre. Now the show is on the hunt for its Winthrop Paroo. Telsey + Company will hold an open call for 7-10 year-old boys on Sunday, February 16. Click here for more information.

Casting Announced for A BRONX TALE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Photo Casting Announced for A BRONX TALE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations has announced full casting for the 2019-2020 North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater. The show will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 - 22, 2020.

HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to PPAC Photo HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020

The national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! will play at PPAC Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8. The National Tour stars Carolee Carmello as a?oeDolly Gallagher Levi.a??

A BRONX TALE is Coming to the Washington Pavilion Photo A BRONX TALE is Coming to the Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

The Washington Pavilion will welcome the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL to Sioux Falls on February 8-10 for three performances. The show features 2015 a?oeAmerican Idola?? winner Nick Fradiani as one of the lead cast members.

TheaterWorksUSA 's PETE THE CAT Comes to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Photo TheaterWorksUSA 's PETE THE CAT Comes to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City. The partnership continues on February 22, 2020, with Pete the Cat at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007). Tickets are $30 (General Admission) and can be purchased by visiting Tribecapac.org or by calling (212) 220-1460.

14 'Dinner And A Show' Date Ideas For Valentine's Day In Atlanta Photo 14 'Dinner And A Show' Date Ideas For Valentine's Day In Atlanta
by Ella Embry - Feb 3, 2020

Need help figuring out what to do with your boo this Valentine's Day in Atlanta? Here are 14 'Dinner and a Show' date ideas to help make your date night memorable and full of good theatre!

MRS. DOUBTFIRE Will Hold Open Call for Lydia Hillard Understudy Photo MRS. DOUBTFIRE Will Hold Open Call for Lydia Hillard Understudy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

MRS. DOUBTFIRE is on her way to Broadway, but first the new musical is on the hunt for an additional cast member. Telsey + Company has just announced that an open casting call will be held in NYC this Monday, February 3, for ensemble/Lydia Hillard understudy.

National Tour Of A BRONX TALE Comes To Segerstrom Center in March Photo National Tour Of A BRONX TALE Comes To Segerstrom Center in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations are pleased to announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 a?" 22, 2020.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Fisher Theatre Portrays Unique Father-Son Relationships i Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Fisher Theatre Portrays Unique Father-Son Relationships in 1960's The Bronx
by Stefani Chudnow - Jan 27, 2020

Until February 2nd, you catch the 2016 Broadway hit A Bronx Tale at Detroit's Fisher Theatre. Based on the play of the same name, A Bronx Tale features a book by Chazz Palminteri, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and music by Alan Menken.

Photo Coverage: Inside the BEETLEJUICE, MOULIN ROUGE!, and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSE Photo Photo Coverage: Inside the BEETLEJUICE, MOULIN ROUGE!, and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Panels at BroadwayCon
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 27, 2020

BroadwayCon 2020 has officially come to a close! Did you miss out on some of the action, or just want to relive your favorite moments? We're bringing you photos from throughout the weekend! The convention featured panels from some of the biggest shows currently running on Broadway. Check out photos from the Beetlejuice, Moulin Rouge! and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child panels!

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