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Date of Birth: November 05, 1952 (66)

Birth Place: Evanston, IL, USA
Amas Premieres Musical VICTORY TRAIN in Staged Readings Ft. Judy McLane and MoreAmas Premieres Musical VICTORY TRAIN in Staged Readings Ft. Judy McLane and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab, in association with LaVie Productions, will present staged readings of Victory Train, a new musical, with book, music and lyrics by David Buskin and Jake Holmes. (more...)

Gloucester Stage Presents World Premiere Of Madame DefargeGloucester Stage Presents World Premiere Of Madame Defarge
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 39th season of professional theater on May 11 with the world premiere of Madame Defarge, Wendy Kesselman's new musical inspired by Charles Dicken's classic A Tale of Two Cities. The world premiere musical runs from May 11 through June 2 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. A passionate re-imagining of Dickens' infamous Madame Defarge illuminates this new musical by Wendy Kesselman. (more...)

The Triad Presents ROSE GARDEN'S VALENTINE'S VARIETIESThe Triad Presents ROSE GARDEN'S VALENTINE'S VARIETIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

After a successful run in his one-man show 'I NEVER PROMISED YOU ... ROSE GARDEN', Patrick Rinn returns to The Triad Theater as Rose Garden in the first of his Vaudeville series titled, Rose Garden's Valentine Varieties. (more...)

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka! (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Begins Rehearsals in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 16, 2016

Check out our first look at the Broadway-bound production of SOUSATZKA in rehearsals in Toronto! Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Reading to Fly Beyond the Gender Gap at Miranda Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

T minus one week until take-off! Miranda Theatre Company will present readings of They Promised Her The Moon by Laurel Ollstein. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/23/2016 - 3/1/2016
by - Mar 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/23/2016 - 3/1/2016. (more...)

Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

World, New England Premieres on Tap for Gloucester Stage's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 37th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's TIM AND SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

One of the most celebrated holiday stories ever told continues. In this musical sequel to Charles Dickens' famed 'A Christmas Carol,' it's been twelve years since Ebenezer Scrooge experienced his wonderful transformation from cold miser to loving benefactor of Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family.  (more...)

George Lee Andrews and Justin Scott Brown to Lead 'TIM AND SCROOGE' at WBT This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents TIM AND SCROOGE, A CAROL FOR A LATER CHRISTMAS, with music by Neil Berg and book & lyrics by Nick Meglin. Directed by Nick Corley with musical direction by Patrick Hoagland, the production will run December 3 - December 27, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: BROKEN GLASS in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 12, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse closed its season by honoring the centennial of Pultizer prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller with his 1994 play, Broken Glass. The title partly refers to Kristallnacht, the pogrom during which the windows of Jewish-owned homes and businesses and synagogues were smashed and nearly 100 Jews murdered during those attacks and 30,000 more were arrested and sent to concentration camps. However, it really refers to the broken spirtis of a Brooklyn couple. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse commemorates the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing now through October 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stanton Case and More Set for Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will commemorate the centennial year of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) with one of his last works, BROKEN GLASS, helmed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, playing October 6 - 24. Set in 1938 Brooklyn at the time of Nazi Germany's Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the powerful drama incites a dangerous game of concealment, suspicion, and lies. (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for the world premiere musical, Ever After for Father's Day Weekend including Friday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Talks Paper Mill's EVER AFTER on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Actor Charles Shaughnessy may be best known for 'The Nanny,' but he has been in more than 90 television shows and films. His latest gig is in the world premiere of EVER AFTER,  inspired by the story of Cinderella. (more...)

Erin Davie to Lead GALACTIC CIGARETTES PRESENTS: IT'S YOUR WORLD Industry Reading; Sheryl Kaller to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

On March 27, Tony Award Nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons) will direct an industry reading of GALACTIC CIGARETTES PRESENTS: IT'S YOUR WORLD! at Pearl Studios on 8th Avenue, New York. (?www.ItsYourWorldMusical.com) (more...)

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