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Date Of Birth:
January 29, 1917
Date Of Death:
February 20, 2005 (88)
Birth Place:
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: January 29, 1917
Date of Death: February 20, 2005 (88)
Birth Place: Santa Ana, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next MonthGreasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Greasepaint Theatre presents the musical, THE PAJAMA GAME, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The show runs September 1 through September 10, 2017 at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal PrinceBWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince
by Daniella Parcell - Aug 5, 2017

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, FOLLIES. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!BWW Interview: Stephen Mark Lukas: Chemistry?...Yeah, Chemistry!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 24, 2017

'There's this line in the show that I think is key to understanding Sky and Sarah's romance. 'Chemistry?' she asks, and he says, 'Yeah, chemistry.' The message is that when that connection between two people happens, it doesn't really matter what you've predicted for yourself. What's real is the chemistry, not the intellectual idea. Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown each have qualities the other is lacking, and together they fill in the gaps.' The speaker is the charismatic young actor, Stephen Mark Lukas, who will be making his Maine State Music Theatre debut in his first ever performances as the suave gambler Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser Guys and Dolls, which runs at the Pickard Theater from June 28-July 15. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARSPasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSA Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/31 - CAROUSEL at Musical Theatre West and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSELBWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSEL
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Carousel is Rodgers and Hammerstein's favorite musical. Produced on Broadway in 1945 with John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, it was R & H's second hit in a row, Oklahoma! being the first, with a string of others to follow. Any Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is among the very best there is in the annals of musical theatre history. The incredibly beautiful music alone is enough to keep an audience riveted, but Hammerstein's books were also laden with topical themes and much food for thought, as with Carousel that becomes a sort of parable for love, forgiveness and redemption. In their current beautifully mounted revival of Carousel, MTW may be assured of a gigantic hit. (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, TodayPittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh Brings Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum TonightTony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh Brings Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel tonight, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County ArboretumTony Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Bring Music of Billy Joel to LA County Arboretum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9 at the LA County Arboretum. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars Returns to City Hall TonightPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars Returns to City Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert tonight, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Returning to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/24Dennis McNeil Returning to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Fresh from his New York appearances, the blue eyed powerhouse and San Diego favorite brings his brand new show, 'A Century of Sinatra - The Sinatra Songbook' to town on May 24, 2016. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Returning to Metropolitan Room, 5/20Dennis McNeil Returning to Metropolitan Room, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Following a successful opening in April, Dennis McNeil returns on May 20th to the Metropolitan Room with 'A Century of Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Songbook.'  McNeil, who shares only his eye color to Sinatra, shares his view and take on the power, complications, and amazing longevity the Sinatra legacy brings us even today. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Dennis McNeil Brings A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan Room TodayDennis McNeil Brings A CENTURY OF SINATRA to The Metropolitan Room Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Join blue-eyed Dennis McNeil for 'A Century of Sinatra, The Frank Sinatra Songbook' to celebrate the life and legacy of this legendary man, truly the Greatest Entertainer of All Time and his timeless music. (more...)

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