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Date of Birth: February 18, 1954 (63)
Birth Place: Englewood, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This NovemberGREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Celebrates 15 Years of Broadway's HAIRSPRAYHarvey Fierstein Celebrates 15 Years of Broadway's HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

On August 15, 2002, 'Hairspray' opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Harvey Fierstein), Best Actress (Marissa Jaret Winokur), Best Featured Actor (Dick Latessa), Best Costume Design and Best Direction of a Musical.  (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Announces Free Screenings Of Four Cult Classic FilmsThe Capitol Theatre Announces Free Screenings Of Four Cult Classic Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Capitol Theatre just announced that they will host free screenings of four cult classics, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Strangelove, The Fifth Element and Pulp Fiction, this September. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please see below for more details and a complete list of dates and times. (more...)

Tim Allen to Debut Live on Stage at the Eccles TheaterTim Allen to Debut Live on Stage at the Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Tim Allen, actor and comedian to make his Eccles Theater debut in Salt Lake City for one night only, Friday, October 20th at 8pm.   (more...)

Connecticut Theater's Top Picks for August 2017Connecticut Theater's Top Picks for August 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 5, 2017

Connecticut Theater's Top Picks for August 2017 (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK TourPhoto Flash: Welcome to the 60s! Inside Rehearsals for HAIRSPRAY Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Rehearsal images for smash-hit musical Hairspray have been released today ahead of the UK tour which kicks off in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August 2017. This major UK tour will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: We Go Together: GREASE Ensemble Discusses Challenges and CamaraderieBWW Interview: We Go Together: GREASE Ensemble Discusses Challenges and Camaraderie
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 28, 2017

'We are all there for each other,' Kevin Nietzel asserts, affirming the bond that is making Maine State Music Theatre's Grease so electric. 'It is very rewarding,' adds Neil Starkenberg, MSMT's Danny Zuko. Co-star Chelsea Williams, who plays Sandy to Starkenberg's Danny, continues the thought: 'Neil and I have had conversations about how we could do this show for a really long time. It is so much fun, and I think that must be obvious to the audience. The energy is so palpable that it is a special joy to work that hard every night. Everyone is having the time of his life!' These three actors together with principals Gerrianne Perez (Rizzo), Charis Leos (Miss Lynch), Costume Designer Travis M. Grant, and MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark all joined BWW's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold for the third panel discussion in the theatre's Peek Behind the Curtain series held each summer at Curtis Memorial Library. In an especially lively and far-ranging conversation that highlighted not only the challenges but also the camaraderie of this ensemble, the panel and capacity audience explored the history, characters, and production process for MSMT's summer mega hit. (more...)

Rising Star Asia Monet Releases New Original Song 'Come Along'Rising Star Asia Monet Releases New Original Song 'Come Along'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Rising star Asia Monet is releasing her new original song. Asia is best known for her standout role on Season 3 of Dance Moms and can be seen as the subject of her own show Raising Asia. (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Jul 25, 2017

While disco may be dead, its spirit is alive and well at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale through August 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERPhoto Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this mega-musical explodes with breathtaking and dazzling choreography and songs from the chart-topping soundtrack including "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Catch the fever all over again! (more...)

BWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT StageBWW Review: Electrifying Joy Ride, GREASE Rocks MSMT Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2017

Rock'n roll, teen rebellion, a collection of quirky, lovable characters, and a musical score seared into the American cultural fabric - all these come together in a breathless and breathtaking joy ride that pulsates with electrifying energy in Maine State Music Theatre's third main stage show, Grease. The Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey musical, which reminisces nostalgically about the joyful, naughty, unforgettable days of senior year in mythical Rydell High in 1959, has seen numerous permutations since its original production as an edgy, raunchy musical play called Vaseline in 1971, to its Broadway debut in 1972 and through various film versions including the iconic 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Here in its Broadway version, amplified with a number of the favorite songs from the movie, MSMT has created a high-flying confection that is a valentine to a simpler era with just the right sparks of sass and sweetness that combine for an irresistibly engaging evening that is sure to prove the summer theatre scene's mega hit. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Presents Tim Allen on 11/16; Tickets on Sale This Saturday!Ruth Eckerd Hall Presents Tim Allen on 11/16; Tickets on Sale This Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Tim Allen, for a night of stand-up comedy on Thursday, November 16 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 22 at noon. Special guest Lowell Sanders will open the show. *This show is for mature audiences. (more...)

BWW Interview:  A Reputation to Protect: Neil Starkenberg Stars as MSMT's Danny ZukoBWW Interview: A Reputation to Protect: Neil Starkenberg Stars as MSMT's Danny Zuko
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2017

'I imagine that Danny is the youngest in a family of boys, and he feels he has to live up to the name Zuko at Rydell High. In the movie he says 'I've got a reputation to protect,' and I think that goes a long way to explaining his behavior.' Neil Starkenberg is commenting on his role debut in Maine State Music Theatre's upcoming production of Grease, which begins a run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. For the twenty-eight year-old actor, the iconic part of the fifties greaser, Danny Zuko, is a dream come true, and Starkenberg has spent a great deal of time preparing for the part. (more...)

British Powerhouse Fiona Culley's Debuts Radio Single 'Act Like A Lady'British Powerhouse Fiona Culley's Debuts Radio Single 'Act Like A Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Country music's very own British powerhouse, Fiona Culley, has released her debut radio single entitled “Act Like A Lady.” Produced by Tyler Cain and Zachary Maloy and written by Maloy, Culley and Jennifer Schott, the empowering female anthem is slated to impact country radio on Monday, July 24th and is available digitally today. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Shaina Taub, Champagne Jerry and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Shaina Taub, Champagne Jerry and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances for this week, July 12-23, featuring Bridget Everett, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Jeffrey Steele, Tacoma Narrows, Matt Alber, Meow Meow, Shaina Taub, Charming Disaster and more. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Livia Liyanto Reveals How She Overcame Her Fears to Achieve Success in Her New Book, 'Instant Results'Livia Liyanto Reveals How She Overcame Her Fears to Achieve Success in Her New Book, 'Instant Results'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERThe Mac-Haydn Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), heads back to the 1970s with their fourth show and second MHT premiere of the 2017 season.  Based off the film of the same name, Saturday Night Fever includes a book by Nan Knighton with music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry DoughertyPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words... (more...)

Two Weeks of Travolta Coming to Warner TheatreTwo Weeks of Travolta Coming to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

It's not just a movie…it's a movie at the Warner!  TWO WEEKS OF TRAVOLTA!  The Warner Theatre will show SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER on August 19 at 8 pm and GREASE SING-A-LONG on August 26 at 8 pm on the big screen. Tickets for each movie is just $5! (more...)

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