John Kander News

Date of Birth: March 18, 1927 (90)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of TheatreBWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - Sep 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this MarchTony Award Winner Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this March
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for 10 performances this spring: March 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 22 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. (more...)

Florida Repertory Theatre's 20th Season Will Open On ScheduleFlorida Repertory Theatre's 20th Season Will Open On Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season will open on schedule despite a brief interruption for Hurricane Irma. (more...)

FROZEN's Caissie Levy Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This FallFROZEN's Caissie Levy Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Direct from starring as Elsa in the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney's Frozen in Denver, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes Broadway's Caissie Levy for three performances only - Thursday, November 16 (8 p.m.), Friday, November 17 (8 p.m.), and Saturday, November 18 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Review Roundup: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Welk Resort TheatreReview Roundup: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Welk Resort Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 14, 2017

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. The show runs at the Welk Resort Theatre through October 22, and the critics are weighing! (more...)

Cincinnati Opera to Release Premiere Recording of Gregory Spears' FELLOW TRAVELERSCincinnati Opera to Release Premiere Recording of Gregory Spears' FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Cincinnati Opera releases the live audio recording of the world premiere production of Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce's ravishing new opera, Fellow Travelers, directed by Kevin Newbury and featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Gibson (out September 15 (digital) and September 29 (physical) on Fanfare Cincinnati). (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala LineupNick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's Centennial GalaSantino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced that Natalie Cortez, Gavin Creel, Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Beth Malone, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, and Taylor Trensch will perform at its annual Gala on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with the King of Obscure Showtunes, Michael LavineExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with the King of Obscure Showtunes, Michael Lavine
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 10, 2017

If you are in the musical theatre business, chances are you have thanked heaven for the brilliance of Michael Lavine. While any one of us could easily go and pick up the scores to MY FAIR LADY, CAROUSEL, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, or HAMILTON, what do we do when we need a song cut from one of those shows? Or, the whole score of a musical that closed on opening night? What if we want to see the cut songs from OKLAHOMA? We go to Michae Lavine, who owns one of the world's largest private collections of musical theatre music. (more...)

Hal Prince to Chat, Sign New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION at The Drama Book ShopHal Prince to Chat, Sign New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary producer and director Harold Prince to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, Sense of Occasion, on Tuesday, September 12th at 4:00pm. (more...)

Hanover Theatre Introduces New Discount Program for Young AdultsHanover Theatre Introduces New Discount Program for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts announces a new discounted ticket program for students and young professionals, generously supported by Bank of America. Participants may select three or more performances from a list of more than 20 upcoming shows for just $20 per ticket and will receive the best available seating the day of the show. For shows with multiple performances, the offer is good for opening nights only. (more...)

York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaYork Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. (more...)

Susan Penhalion Completes Cast of Touring CABARETSusan Penhalion Completes Cast of Touring CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Susan Penhaligon joins the cast of CABARET alongside previously announced Will Young (Emcee) and Louise Redknapp (Sally Bowles), which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 21 September. (more...)

Garry Marshall Theatre Presents MASTER CLASS Starring Carolyn HennesyGarry Marshall Theatre Presents MASTER CLASS Starring Carolyn Hennesy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award-winning Master Class, the first production of its Inaugural Season. Written by Terrence McNally, directed by Artistic Director Dimitri Toscas, and starring the Emmy-winning Carolyn Hennesy, this rich and vivid comedic play the New York Times calls "zestfully entertaining" will play a limited run September 22 through October 22. (more...)

Ann Reinking Returns to NYC: A Night of BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINING STARSAnn Reinking Returns to NYC: A Night of BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to NYU Skirball Center, October 1, for an eclectic and star-studded gala event to raise funds for college scholarships. With over 200 dancers sharing in $2 Million dollars to attend the colleges of their choice since the Foundation's inception in 2010, NYCDAF's Annual 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' brings together performers and dance educators to further its mission to broaden and advocate for performing arts awareness and training. The evening's presenters include Joel Grey (Cabaret, Chicago, Goodtime Charley), Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Patricia Birch (Over Here!)-more appearances to be announced. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Heads to the Kit Kat Club with CABARETArden Theatre Company Heads to the Kit Kat Club with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Arden Theatre Company kicks off their 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical CABARET, based on the book by Joe Masteroff and the play by John Van Druten and stories by Charles Isherwood. (more...)

Telly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary GalaTelly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrates the launch of their 2017-2018 season at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The evening honors two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'). (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This TuesdayBROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPYMac-Haydn Theatre to Present End-of-Season Cabaret SING HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) will be singing the hits of John Kander and Fred Ebb on September 2, 2017 at 12:00PM, at their annual fund-raising event, the End-Of-Season Cabaret, this year titled 'Sing Happy.' (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonHARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

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