Date of Birth: March 29, 1968 (50)
Birth Place: Mount Albert, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Producer Kris Lythgoe Brushes Up on His Southern Colloquialisms for ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISHBWW Interview: Producer Kris Lythgoe Brushes Up on His Southern Colloquialisms for ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH
by Lauren Van Hemert - Nov 17, 2018

Although the Lythgoe family is best known for producing reality television shows like 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'American Idol,' live theater is in their blood. 'It's more part of my DNA,' says Kris Lythgoe. 'I really grew up surrounded by the tradition and frankly know nothing else.' Lythgoe says that tradition included spending his summers in the orchestra pit watching his mother direct, his winters in the editing suite with his TV dad, Nigel Lythgoe, and his Christmas holidays watching panto productions written and directed by both his parents. 'In Britain, the first introduction to theater is through panto for any child,' he says. 'So, whether or not my parents were in the business, the first introduction to theater and the breaking down of walls is what we call panto for kids.' (more...)

Latest Casting Announced For LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO'S OZ at Pasadena CivicLatest Casting Announced For LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO'S OZ at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce the latest casting for their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Pasadena Panto's THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZPhoto Flash: Opening Night of Pasadena Panto's THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The opening night celebration of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ on December 14 will also serve as a benefit for the GiveKidsPanto program.  Lythgoe Family Panto created GiveKidsPanto, a non-profit educational program, serving over 6,000 Title 1 students across America annually. For many of these students, this is their first opportunity to see live theater.  GiveKidsPanto raises funds, which allows each LFP production across the country to add a student matinee to their performance schedule.  The funds raised through GiveKidsPanto go to facilitate the student's bus transportation to and from the theater as well as buy the tickets to the performances.  Last year at the Pasadena Civic alone, over 2,000 students from the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area schools were brought in to see a performance of Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose.  For more information please contact events@americanpanto.com (more...)

Mackenzie Ziegler & More Join Lythgoe Family Panto OZ at Pasadena CivicMackenzie Ziegler & More Join Lythgoe Family Panto OZ at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Breaking News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce additional casting for their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. Singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Dance Moms) as Dorothy, Phil LaMarr ("Mad TV" and "Pulp Fiction") as The Tin Man, Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as The Scarecrow, and Hailee Payne and Valerie Rockey of So You Think You Can Dance join previously announced Kermit The Frog as the Wizard of Oz and Tony-Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and Broadway's Hairspray) as Glinda. The official press opening will be held on December 14, 2018 at GIVE KIDS PANTO, a benefit to raise monies for the student matinee performance serving Title One schools in the PUSD and LAUSD. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2018

Today we celebrate Eve Ensler and the groundbreaking off-Broadway opening of her feminist phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues. (more...)

Kermit The Frog And Marissa Jaret Winokur Star In Lythgoe Family Panto OZ at Pasadena CivicKermit The Frog And Marissa Jaret Winokur Star In Lythgoe Family Panto OZ at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Kermit The Frog as the Wizard of Oz and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and  Hairspray) as Glinda in their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 14 through December 30, with the official press opening on December 14. (more...)

The Girl Behind the Red Dress: Get to Know Broadway's New Pretty Woman, Samantha Barks!The Girl Behind the Red Dress: Get to Know Broadway's New Pretty Woman, Samantha Barks!
by Julie Musbach - Aug 16, 2018

Pretty Woman is currently bringing its twist on the Cinderella tale to the stage at Broadway's Nederland Theatre with star Samantha Barks making her Broadway debut donning the signature red gown nightly. Get to know Barks below! (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIERoger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena CivicLythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) expands across America this holiday season, including a multi-year deal at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium beginning with their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ. It will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (NappyTabs), with book by Kris Lythgoe and Michael Orland (American Idol) serving as musical arranger and supervisor. Casting is by executive producer Becky Lythgoe. This will be the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and their second in this larger venue. (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIEHeaded to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

Broadway Performers To Sing In Gettysburg To Support Local Community TheatreBroadway Performers To Sing In Gettysburg To Support Local Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, is proud to present local favorite singer and Broadway veteran, Bruce Moore at 8pm on May 18th and 19th with his Cabaret "Let's Go To The Movies", which includes a wine and cheese reception before the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bruce Moore of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. at Gettysburg Community TheatreBWW Interview: Bruce Moore of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - May 7, 2018

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. opened at Gettysburg Community Theatre on April 27th with a wonderfully talented cast of children and teens. With just one weekend left to see this family-friendly show, Broadway World had an opportunity to gain some perspective on this production from director Bruce Moore. (more...)

Lea Salonga Joins ANNIE at the Hollywood BowlLea Salonga Joins ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga has been announced for the role of Grace Farrell in Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee And Tiger Lily Arrive In San Diego!Photo Flash: Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee And Tiger Lily Arrive In San Diego!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (FOX's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thundermans ) as Wendy in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Ashley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan Led 'PETER PAN' Panto Opens Tonight in San DiegoAshley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan Led 'PETER PAN' Panto Opens Tonight in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (NBC's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thudermans ) in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Thomas Hobson Joins Cast of BEAUTY & BEAST at Pasadena CivicThomas Hobson Joins Cast of BEAUTY & BEAST at Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, announces Nickelodeon's Thomas Hobson (Nick Jr.'s Fresh Beat Band ) as The Beast for the final 2 performances of the world premiere of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on December 24 (at 1:00pm and 5:00pm). The role of The Beast is played by Jonah Platt (Broadway's Wicked) at all other performances. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE, opened to rave reviews December 13, and must close December 24. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto to Debut This Holiday Season in PasadenaBEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto to Debut This Holiday Season in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse expands this holiday season at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium with their newest production - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  (more...)

Starry BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Opens Tonight in PasadenaStarry BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Opens Tonight in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which expands this winter at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) for 14 performances only, December 13 -24, 2017 with the official press opening tonight, December 13. (more...)

Opening Night Benefit Announced For Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: THE CHRISTMAS ROSEOpening Night Benefit Announced For Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: THE CHRISTMAS ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, announced today that the opening night celebration of the world premiere of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A CHRISTMAS ROSE at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, December 13 will benefit Give Kids Panto, a non-profit educational program, serving yearly over 5,000 Title 1 students across America, many of whom will see theatre for the first time through this program. All funds raised that evening will go to support the Panto student matinees for LAUSD and PUSD students. (more...)

Kelli Berglund, James Snyder and Harrison White Complete Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto in L.A.Kelli Berglund, James Snyder and Harrison White Complete Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, have announced final casting for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE which expands this winter at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) for 14 performances only, December 13 -24, 2017 with the official press opening on Wednesday, December 13. (more...)

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