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Date of Birth: August 14, 1924 (96)

Birth Place: Mansfield, OH, USA
Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More  Photo Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More About the Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020

In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'A Lot of Livin' to Do' From BYE BYE BIRDI Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'A Lot of Livin' to Do' From BYE BYE BIRDIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, A Lot of Livin' to Do from Bye Bye Birdie!

Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium Photo Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a flashback video of the creators of Applause taking part in a Humanities Symposium in 1994.

STRAIGHT FROM THE PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE VAULT to Feature Stephen Schwartz, a Sondheim  Photo STRAIGHT FROM THE PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE VAULT to Feature Stephen Schwartz, a Sondheim Retrospective & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a special live streaming event from their Humanities Symposium Program Straight from the Paper Mill Playhouse Vault featuring Broadway's best and performances from some the brightest Paper Mill stars of the day including retrospectives on Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim and more! 

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston Photo Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Estelle Parsons and Maury Yeston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chair, Sheldon Harnick will pay tribute to Academy Award and Tony Award-winning luminaries, ESTELLE PARSONS and MAURY YESTON, with a star-studded musical salute. The elegant evening - hosted by Midge Woolsey of Thirteen/WNET and WQXR Radio - will feature recollections and tributes by well-known Musical Theatre and Opera personalities and friends. Dazzling musical entertainment will feature stars of stage and screen.

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BWW Interview: KT Sullivan And Jeff Harnar of SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND ST Photo BWW Interview: KT Sullivan And Jeff Harnar of SULLIVAN AND HARNAR SING HARNICK AND STROUSE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019

The popular duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring a new night of music and a new tribute to Broadway composers to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run of GOLDEN BOY Photo WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run of GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

WaterTower Theatre will round out its 2019-2020 season with a special limited-engagement, concert-style production of the inspiring 1960s musical Golden Boy. Adapted from the 1930s drama by Clifford Odets, and featuring a book by Odets and William Gibson, Golden Boy tells the story of Joe Wellington, a young black man trying to rise from the Harlem ghetto as a prizefighter. Wellington, originated on Broadway in 1964 by the iconic Sammy Davis, Jr., is enticed by the boxing world's promise of fame and fortune, but he makes one critical mistake: falling for his manager's white girlfriend, Lorna.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run Of GOLDEN BOY In Concert Photo WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run Of GOLDEN BOY In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

WaterTower Theatre announced on Friday, August 23 that it will round out its 2019-2020 season with a special limited-engagement, concert-style production of the inspiring 1960s musical Golden Boy. Adapted from the 1930s drama by Clifford Odets, and featuring a book by Odets and William Gibson, Golden Boy tells the story of Joe Wellington, a young black man trying to rise from the Harlem ghetto as a prizefighter. Wellington, originated on Broadway in 1964 by the iconic Sammy Davis, Jr., is enticed by the boxing world's promise of fame and fortune, but he makes one critical mistake: falling for his manager's white girlfriend, Lorna.

Chita Rivera Will Perform a Solo Concert at Helsinki Hudson Photo Chita Rivera Will Perform a Solo Concert at Helsinki Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to the Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 16th for 2 shows at 7pm and 930pm. The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie; The Rink and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.

Arkansas Rep Announces 2020 Spring Season; ANN, BYE BYE BIRDIE and More Photo Arkansas Rep Announces 2020 Spring Season; ANN, BYE BYE BIRDIE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces its Spring 2020 Season. The new season, which begins in January, marks the first selected under the leadership of Little Rock native Will Trice, the Rep's new executive artistic director.

Broadway Veteran, Jamie Karen, Leads the Cast of New Paradigm Theatre's Production of Photo Broadway Veteran, Jamie Karen, Leads the Cast of New Paradigm Theatre's Production of BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Kristin Huffman - Aug 3, 2019

Broadway Veteran, Jamie Karen, leads the cast of New Paradigm Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie.

THE WIZ Librettist William F. Brown Passes Away Age 91 Photo THE WIZ Librettist William F. Brown Passes Away Age 91
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

William F. Brown, the Tony-nominated American writer who is best known for his libretto to the long-running Broadway musical The Wiz, died on June 23 in Westport, CT, according to his longtime wife and collaborator, Tina Tippit. He was 91.

Chita Rivera to Appear in Concert Featuring Corey Cott and Telly Leung Photo Chita Rivera to Appear in Concert Featuring Corey Cott and Telly Leung
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28.

20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song Photo 20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song
by Aaron Kaburick - May 22, 2019

To get you started, here is a list of baritone audition songs: My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada, I Don't Remember You, Good Thing Going, Shall We Dance, When I First Saw You, Tonight at Eight and She Loves Me, I'll Be Here, Shine on Your Shoes, and more!

Kennedy Center Announces Rachel Bay Jones in NEXT TO NORMAL, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, a Photo Kennedy Center Announces Rachel Bay Jones in NEXT TO NORMAL, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More in Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2019โ€“2020 theater season, with more than 15 productions from New York, London, and across the globe, plus original Kennedy Center productions.

BWW Review: IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN at TYKES Photo BWW Review: IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN at TYKES
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Mar 16, 2019

Tykes (Theatre Young Kinds Enjoy Seeing) returns to the JCC Hart Theatre for a thrilling adventure that will excite and entertain the whole family. And of course, living in the age of the constant drip-drip of superhero movies, it's one we're all familiar with. But while Superman awes and delights on the silver screen, nothing beats seeing him in person!

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher Photo Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

On Sunday, March 31st, Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director), The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Tony Award-winning luminaries, LAURA BENANTI AND BARTLETT SHER, with a star-studded musical salute.

Corey Cott And Telly Leung Will Join Chita Rivera In Concert in Kansas City Photo Corey Cott And Telly Leung Will Join Chita Rivera In Concert in Kansas City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6. Tickets on sale now, http://www.jccc.edu/carlsen-center-presents/events/2018-2019/chita-friends.html or (913) 469-4445.

WAM Theatre Receives 10th Anniversary Sponsorship From Greylock Federal Credit Union Photo WAM Theatre Receives 10th Anniversary Sponsorship From Greylock Federal Credit Union
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

WAM Theatre is delighted to announce they have recently received a substantial $8,000 sponsorship gift from Greylock Federal Credit Union in support of their 10th anniversary season in 2019.  

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