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Date of Birth: February 24, 1930
Date of Death: May 13, 2006 (76)

Birth Place: Columbus, OH, USA
Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More! Photo Musical Theatre Guild Sets 2019-2020 Season - BARNUM, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows for their 24th season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2019-2020 season includes: BARNUM, THE GOODBYE GIRL, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KISMET.

BWW Review:  In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Photo BWW Review: In GRAND HOTEL, Berlin's Celebration of Decadent Luxury Fails To See The Horrors Ahead
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2018

Though the songwriting team of Robert Wright and George Forrest is best remembered by Broadway enthusiasts for adapting the music of Edvard Grieg into SONG OF NORWAY and similarly using the melodies of Alexander Borodin to create their score for KISMET, their greatest success came when director/choreographer Tommy Tune took interest in a musical of theirs that fizzled into obscurity on its way to Broadway, then known as AT THE GRAND.

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015.

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the opening!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff McCarthy, Felicia Boswell, Tom Alan Robbins in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.

Jeff McCarthy Stars in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from tonight, June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues.

Jeff McCarthy to Star in Barrington Stage's MAN OF LA MANCHA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The press opening is Sunday, June 14 at 5pm.

FLASH FRIDAY: MAN OF LA MANCHA Prepares To March Back To Broadway For Its 50th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - May 1, 2015

Today we are celebrating the breaking news that a classic musical is eying a Broadway return in honor of its 50th anniversary, MAN OF LA MANCHA.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
by Walter McBride - Apr 6, 2015

Stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the last two decades of her versatile career.

Rick McKay Remembers Recently Departed Julie Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, recently took to Facebook to bid farewell to his friend:

Tony Nominee Julie Wilson Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Wilson's friend Ann Hampton Callaway writes on Facebook:

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues.

MAN OF LA MANCHA National Tour Company Mourns Loss of Mitch Leigh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The company of the current Man Of La Mancha National Tour, which opens in Elmira NY tomorrow, Tuesday, March 18, mourns the loss of its beloved composer and spiritual leader, Mitch Leigh, who passed away over the weekend.

MAN OF LA MANCHA Tour Journeys to PPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

MAN OF LA MANCHA returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in an all-new production of the Tony Award winning musical that has inspired audiences since the very first notes of 'The Impossible Dream' were heard on opening night.

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack E. Curenton, Jessica Norland & More in MAN OF LA MANCHA National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Man Of La Mancha returns to the stage in an all-new production of the Tony Award winning musical that has inspired audiences since the very first notes of 'The Impossible Dream' were heard on opening night. Performances began January 4th in Idaho Falls; subsequent tour stops include Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA, Cerritos, CA, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Alto, NM, Prescott, AZ, Palm Desert, CA, Avon, CO, Riverside, CA, Ft. Smith, AR, Cape Girardeau, MO, Topeka, KS, St. Louis, MO, Gainesville, FL, Providence, RI, Richmond, KY, Sarasota, FL, Ft. Pierce, FL, Macon, GA, Hamlet, NC, Newberry, SC, Worcester, MA, Morgantown, WV, Greenvale, NY, Schenectady, NY, West Point, NY, Coral Springs, FL, Baltimore, MD, Elmira, NY, Burlington, VT, Rutland, VT, Portland, ME, Springfield, MA, Wilmington, DE and Green Bay, WI, with more cities to be announced. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

MAN OF LA MANCHA Tour Journeys to PPAC, 2/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

MAN OF LA MANCHA returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in an all-new production of the Tony Award winning musical that has inspired audiences since the very first notes of 'The Impossible Dream' were heard on opening night.

Jack E. Curenton and Jessica Norland Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA National Tour; Kicks Off Tonight in Idaho Falls
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

Man Of La Mancha returns to the stage in an all-new production of the Tony Award winning musical that has inspired audiences since the very first notes of 'The Impossible Dream' were heard on opening night. Performances begin tonight, January 4th in Idaho Falls; subsequent tour stops include Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA, Cerritos, CA, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Alto, NM, Prescott, AZ, Palm Desert, CA, Avon, CO, Riverside, CA, Ft. Smith, AR, Cape Girardeau, MO, Topeka, KS, St. Louis, MO, Gainesville, FL, Providence, RI, Richmond, KY, Sarasota, FL, Ft. Pierce, FL, Macon, GA, Hamlet, NC, Newberry, SC, Worcester, MA, Morgantown, WV, Greenvale, NY, Schenectady, NY, West Point, NY, Coral Springs, FL, Baltimore, MD, Elmira, NY, Burlington, VT, Rutland, VT, Portland, ME, Springfield, MA, Wilmington, DE and Green Bay, WI.

Jack E. Curenton and Jessica Norland Set to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA National Tour; Kicks Off 1/4 in Idaho Falls
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Man Of La Mancha returns to the stage in an all-new production of the Tony Award winning musical that has inspired audiences since the very first notes of "The Impossible Dream" were heard on opening night. Performances begin January 4th in Idaho Falls; subsequent tour stops include Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA, Cerritos, CA, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Alto, NM, Prescott, AZ, Palm Desert, CA, Avon, CO, Riverside, CA, Ft. Smith, AR, Cape Girardeau, MO, Topeka, KS, St. Louis, MO, Gainesville, FL, Providence, RI, Richmond, KY, Sarasota, FL, Ft. Pierce, FL, Macon, GA, Hamlet, NC, Newberry, SC, Worcester, MA, Morgantown, WV, Greenvale, NY, Schenectady, NY, West Point, NY, Coral Springs, FL, Baltimore, MD, Elmira, NY, Burlington, VT, Rutland, VT, Portland, ME, Springfield, MA, Wilmington, DE and Green Bay, WI, with more cities to be announced.

Tony Award-Winning MAN OF LA MANCHA Director Albert Marre Passes Away at 87
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's Man of La Mancha Albert Marre died on September 4, according to The New York Times. He was 87.

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