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Bio:
Broadway: Follies (Margie); White Christmas (Rita); No, No, Nannette; Stairway to Paradise. Regional: Mame, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Show Boat, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Cats, Damn Yankees and much more! TV: โ€œSmashโ€ (NBC). (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Follies (Margie); White Christmas (Rita); No, No, Nannette; Stairway to Paradise. Regional: Mame, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Show Boat, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Cats, Damn Yankees and much more! TV: โ€œSmashโ€ (NBC). (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 10, 2019

Today's subject Chris Clark is currently living his theatre life in a big way. He is making his national tour debut in the Jimmy Buffet extravaganza Escape to Margaritaville. The tour plays here in DC through October 13th at the National Theatre.

BWW Review: RAGTIME a Work of Great Power and Beauty Brilliantly Executed Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME a Work of Great Power and Beauty Brilliantly Executed
by Frank Benge - Apr 20, 2018

RAGTIME is a 1996 musical about the American experience at the turn of the 20th century with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. The score is inspired by the musical styles of the period and includes marches, cakewalks, gospel and, of course, ragtime. Based on E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel of the same name about early 20th century America, the story weaves together the disparite lives of three groups: African Americans, represented by Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Ben Toomer); the White upper-class of suburbia, represented by Mother (Emma Hearn), a New Rochelle matriarch; and immigrants, represented by Tateh (Trevor Berger), a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. The musical's message of acceptance and hope in the face of challenges is even more relevant today than it was two decades ago.

Review Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The Muny Photo Review Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Considered a landmark celebration of the American Musical, A Chorus Line follows the lives of 17 Broadway dancers vying for a spot 'on the line.' Zach, a driven director/choreographer at the helm of a suspenseful audition, will stop at nothing to assemble an unforgettable chorus, no matter the price. With music by Oscar and Tony winning Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line defines glittering promise, unwavering determination and stakes as high as the kickline itself. This is one Muny 'singular sensation' you won't want to miss!

VIDEO: The Kickline Aims High in New Highlights from A CHORUS LINE at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from A Chorus Line at The Muny - check them out below!

BWW Review: The MUNY's Incredible and Heartfelt A CHORUS LINE
by Chris Gibson - Aug 1, 2017

A CHORUS LINE was the creation of Michael Bennett, one of Broadway's finest choreographers, who held a series of workshops in the mid 1970's to explore a way to examine the life that dancers lead. Then book writers James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante crafted a musical from this wealth of material collected to tell the story of Broadway's 'gypsies', the singers and dancers of the chorus that make their living by moving from production to production. And, it's how those stories are often vividly brought to life that distinguishes the current production at The MUNY. Instead of just relying solely on the compelling reasons that each character became a dancer, although some are left to stand alone in truly dramatic fashion, younger versions of themselves, whether through video projections or by using actual younger performers to act out their recollections as they speak are incorporated. It's an utterly charming touch that really stands out in stunning fashion. It makes this version particularly special, and when you combine that with a very talented ensemble, and an orchestra that sounds superb, you wind up producing a must-see show!

BWW TV: He Can Do That! Sean Harrison Jones Dances Away in A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

He can sing, he can dance, show him anything and he can do it. Watch Sean Harrison Jones and the children of The Muny perform 'I Can Do That' from the newest production of A Chorus Line!

BWW TV: At The Muny - A CHORUS LINE Performs 'At The Ballet'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

They would love to! Watch Caley Crawford, Bronwyn Tarboton, Holly Ann Butler perform the beautiful ballad from The Muny's A Chorus Line!

BWW TV: What She Couldn't Do Was 'Sing!' More From The Muny's A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

She really couldn't 'Sing!' The Muny's A Chorus Line is under way, watch Ian Paget, and Madison Johnson perform their duet!

BWW TV: Can You Imagine? Sharrod Williams Performs 'Gimme the Ball' at The Muny
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2017

The Muny is taking on the iconic musical A Chorus Line. Watch below as cast member Sharrod Williams and the cast perform 'Gimme the Ball!'

Photo Flash: Everything is Beautiful at The Muny: First Look at A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Considered a landmark celebration of the American Musical, A Chorus Line follows the lives of 17 Broadway dancers vying for a spot "on the line." Zach, a driven director/choreographer at the helm of a suspenseful audition, will stop at nothing to assemble an unforgettable chorus, no matter the price. With music by Oscar and Tony winning Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line defines glittering promise, unwavering determination and stakes as high as the kickline itself. This is one Muny "singular sensation" you won't want to miss!

BWW Exclusive: Ivan Hernandez Joins A CHORUS LINE at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ivan Hernandez has joined the cast of A CHORUS LINE, running at The Muny July 29-August 4. Hernandez will play Zach, joining previously announced: Caley Crawford (Bebe), Rick Faugno (Al), Hannah Florence (Diana), Jolina Javier (Connie), Madison Johnson (Kristine), Sean Jones (Mike), Evan Kinnane (Bobby), Sarah Meahl (Val), Matt Meigs (Larry), Ian Paget (Paul), Justin Prescott (Don), Drew Redington (Mark), Kiira Schmidt (Judy), Bronwyn Tarboton (Maggie), Sharrod Williams (Richie) and Victor Wisehart (Greg) join the previously announced Bianca Marroquin (Cassie) and Megan Sikora (Sheila).???????

Breaking News: Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Felicia Finley, Mark Linn-Baker & More Join the Muny's 99th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Following its initial casting announcement, The Muny announced today additional principal casting for its spectacular 99th season. This star-packed group includes a mixture of some of the brightest names from stage and screen, with many making their Muny debut this summer.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

This Today, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal!

Jessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers.

BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Opening Night!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - Oct 30, 2014

It's been a little over a week since our big Broadway opening for ON THE TOWN on October 16, and I'm still aglow from the sheer magnitude of opening night. So many loved ones and proud supporters of our show were in the audience, which included celebrities that run the gamut of film, TV, and theater.

2nd Zakarak Performing Arts Convention Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Delaware County based Zakarak Productions, Inc. announces the 2nd annual Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) this weekend, October 18 and 19 at Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA.

2nd Zakarak Performing Arts Convention Set for 10/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Delaware County based Zakarak Productions, Inc. announces the 2nd annual Zakarak Performing Arts Convention (ZAK-PAC) on October 18 and 19 at Germantown Academy, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA.

BWW Reviews: Young Performers Shine in TexARTS Production of XANADU
by Jeff Davis - May 16, 2014

The production may feature performers ranging in age from 13 to 18, but the entire cast is polished and poised well beyond their years.

Photo Flash: First Look At TexARTS' XANADU
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

TexARTS presents the hysterically, fantastically perfect, Broadway musical, Xanadu, featuring 25 members of the TexARTS Teen Musical Theatre Academy. This roller-skating musical plays a two-week engagement at the Kam & James Morris Theatre on May 10-11 and 17-18 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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