Date of Birth: February 26

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA
BARB JUNGR: BOB, BREL & ME Comes to Wilton's Music Hall BARB JUNGR: BOB, BREL & ME Comes to Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Barb Jungr, Britain's provocative cabaret/jazz artist, is to showcase her new recording, 'Bob, Brel and Me', in her eagerly awaited debut performance in historic Wilton's Music Hall, on Tuesday 26 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Biblical Musical STICKS & STONES Gets Private Nashville Presentation Photo Flash: New Biblical Musical STICKS & STONES Gets Private Nashville Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

STICKS & STONES, a new musical with music by Grammy/Emmy winner John McDaniel (The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Catch Me If You Can, Annie Get Your Gun) and book/lyrics by Scott Logsdon (Les Misérables, Joyce Jackson's Guide to Dating) was given a private reading/presentation on Monday, February 25th at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pittsburgh Public Theatre Doesn't Reinvent, But Doesn't Have To BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pittsburgh Public Theatre Doesn't Reinvent, But Doesn't Have To
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 3, 2020

There are enough fresh touches in this staging of an iconic musical to keep you from getting bored, but enough familiarity to keep you forever on the verge of singing along. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pittsburgh Public Theater VIDEO: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2020

Pittsburgh Public Theater starts 2020 with Little Shop of Horrors, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. This show is Marya Sea Kaminski's first musical at The Public, and features the return of Grammy winner John McDaniel as Music Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Gavin Lee and More at The Benefit Concert of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Gavin Lee and More at The Benefit Concert of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

On Monday, December 16th The Actors Fund held a benefit concert of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. The concert starred Gavin Lee as 'Mr. Magoo/Ebenezer Scrooge', Sierra Boggess as 'Belle', Clifton Duncan as 'Bob Crachit', Ali Ewoldt as 'Mrs. Crachit', Kyle Selig as 'Young Ebenezer,' Matthew Scott as 'Fred', Byron Jennings as 'Jacob Marley', Don Darryl Rivera as 'the Ghost of Christmas Past', Edward Hibbert as 'the Ghost of Christmas Present', Ian Fitzgerald Gallagher as 'the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come', Klea Blackhurst as 'the Charwoman', Jennifer Cody as 'the Laundress', Jeff Blumenkrantz as 'the Undertaker', Stephen DeRosa as 'The Old Man,' and Jeff Hiller as 'The Director'. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Concert BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2019

Earlier this week, The Actors Fund in association with Universal Theatrical Group and Margaret Styne presented a one-night only concert of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. The evening was directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award® and Emmy Award®-winner John McDaniel wrote new orchestrations for the score and served at the evening's music director, conducting a 28 piece on stage orchestra. (more...)

Lauren Marcus And More Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Pittsburgh Public Theater Lauren Marcus And More Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Theater starts 2020 with the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. This show is Marya Sea Kaminski's first musical at The Public, and features the return of Grammy winner John McDaniel as Music Director. Little Shop of Horrors runs January 23 a?' February 23, 2020 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office. (more...)

MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefits the Actors' Fund Tonight; Additional Casting Announced! MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefits the Actors' Fund Tonight; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Additional casting has been announced for the one-night only concert presentation of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 W. 59th St.). The evening will be directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winner John McDaniel has written new orchestrations for the score and will serve at the evening's music director, conducting a 28 piece on stage orchestra. (more...)

Sierra Boggess and Gavin Lee to Star in One-Night-Only Concert Presentation of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Sierra Boggess and Gavin Lee to Star in One-Night-Only Concert Presentation of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

The Actors Fund in association with Universal Theatrical Group and Margaret Styne will present a one-night only concert presentation of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol on Monday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 W. 59th St.). The evening will be directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award® and Emmy Award® winner John McDaniel has written new orchestrations for the score and will serve at the evening's music director. (more...)

Henry Wishcamper And Grammy-Winning John McDaniel Bring MAX & WILLY'S LAST LAUGH To Life in Staged Reading Henry Wishcamper And Grammy-Winning John McDaniel Bring MAX & WILLY'S LAST LAUGH To Life in Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

When German star, comedian Max Ehrlich, and his best friend, composer Willy Rosen were caught in Holland in 1942 and sent to the Westerbork Transit Camp, the commandant recognized Max and made him an offer he couldn't refuse: Every Monday night before the train leaves for Auschwitz the next morning, Max and Willy will do a cabaret. IF they are funny, they do it next week. If not - they are on the train. What followed was 18 months of the funniest cabaret in all of Europe! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

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BWW Interview: BD Wong Taking THE GREAT LEAP To New Perspectives BWW Interview: BD Wong Taking THE GREAT LEAP To New Perspectives
by Gil Kaan - Nov 6, 2019

In his Broadway debut in 1988, BD Wong won his Tony Award (Best Featured Actor in a Play) for his ground-breaking role of Song Liling in David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY. Over the last year, in between shooting his two television series (as Whiterose on Mr. Robot, and as Awkwafina's father in Comedy Central's Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens), BD has managed to star in two theatrical productions of Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP (in New York and in San Francisco), and now will be directing THE GREAT LEAP at the Pasadena Playhouse, which begins previews today November 6, 2019. (more...)

Internationally-acclaimed Tenor Anthony Kearns Performed At The 2019 Annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Celebrations Internationally-acclaimed Tenor Anthony Kearns Performed At The 2019 Annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019

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Karen Mason Returns Home To Metropolis For Kander & Ebb Concert Nov. 14 Karen Mason Returns Home To Metropolis For Kander & Ebb Concert Nov. 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Broadway's award-winning Karen Mason (and Arlington Heights native), star of the smash hit musicals LOVE NEVER DIES, MAMMA MIA!, HAIRSPRAY!, WONDERLAND and SUNSET BOULEVARD will make a special return concert appearance in her hometown after nearly a decade. Recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, Karen Mason shares her love of the music of songwriters, John Kander & Fed Ebb, in her new show: KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ! A homage to one of Broadway's and motion picture's most prolific songwriting teams, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the duo is noted for such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Chicago, Funny Lady and New York, New York. (more...)

BWW Review: Billy Stritch Plays Mr. Finn's Cabaret BWW Review: Billy Stritch Plays Mr. Finn's Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 12, 2019

You can physically build a welcoming and attractive Cabaret Room (in this case Mr. Finn's at Barrington Stage). You can have a name on the door that represents important musical theater (William Finn). However it really doesn't have any greatness unless the music and artists that appear on it's stage are of the highest order. (more...)

Birdland Presents John Pizzarelli And More Week Of July 12 Birdland Presents John Pizzarelli And More Week Of July 12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals VIDEO: Get A First Look At BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run through September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out the video! (more...)

VIDEO: BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals VIDEO: BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run through September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out the video! (more...)

CURSED CHILD Cast, Laura Osnes, and More Headline Birdland in July CURSED CHILD Cast, Laura Osnes, and More Headline Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Birdland Jazz Club announces July 2019 Schedule featuring Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Freddy Cole Quartet, Steve Smith's Groove Blue Organ Trio, John Pizzarelli: Two-week engagement, Nancy Kelly, Konrad Paszkudzki and Pasquale Grasso, Lew Tabackin Trio, Michael Wolff Trio, Laura Osnes, Alyssa Allgood Quartet, Ladybugs, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Shares Billy Porter's Broadway Karaoke at the TONYS VIDEO: James Corden Shares Billy Porter's Broadway Karaoke at the TONYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2019

James Corden is back hosting his talk show, fresh off hosting the 2019 Tony Awards the night before. Corden decided to share a special moment during a commercial break when he asked Billy Porter to sing some karaoke -- and Billy absolutely crushes 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' from the Broadway classic Gypsy. (more...)

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