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Melissa Manchester News

Date of Birth: February 15, 1951 (66)
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOECourt Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMEPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Presented by Center Theatre Group, The National Theatre production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on August 3. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINLaguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and More Headed to Atlanta for CONCERT FOR AMERICAJessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and More Headed to Atlanta for CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

A lineup of Broadway stars and some of America's finest actors, comedians and recording artists will perform at a special, one-night-only Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! on Monday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center For the Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

Tilles Center at LIU Post Announces 2017-18 SeasonTilles Center at LIU Post Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post today announced its 2017-18 season. The entire season will be presented by Capital One. 'Capital One is proud to support the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post for the 2017-2018 season. We celebrate the arts, music, performances and distinguished speakers that will enrich the local Long Island community,' said Pete Appello, Executive Vice President, Small Business Banking and Long Island Market President, Capital One. 'This remarkable line-up embodies our commitment to investing for good in the diverse communities where our associates and customers live and work.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!BWW Morning Brief July 7th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARKS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARKS, co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell, is set for Sunday! (more...)

Video: CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Seattle with Megan Hilty, Sierra Boggess, and MoreVideo: CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Seattle with Megan Hilty, Sierra Boggess, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Tune in tonight at 10 PM EST when BroadwayWorld streams CONCERT FOR AMERICA Live from Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. The concert features Broadway stars Megan Hilty, Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler, and more! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Megan Hilty, Dinah Manoff, and More Perform in CONCERT FOR AMERICA at The 5th Avenue Theatre TodaySierra Boggess, Megan Hilty, Dinah Manoff, and More Perform in CONCERT FOR AMERICA at The 5th Avenue Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The final lineup of Broadway stars and some of America's finest actors for the special one-night-only edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! playing today at The 5th Avenue Theatre includes Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), Dinah Manoff (who played the role of Marty in the movie Grease), Grammy winner Melissa Manchester (Come in From The Rain) and multi-Grammy Award nominee Maureen McGovern (The Morning After). (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary TheatreBWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Crest Theatre Hosts JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTYPhoto Flash: Crest Theatre Hosts JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

On May 23, the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, Florida was proud to present the sixth appearance of Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the piano. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer ProgramPat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer InstitutePat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Melissa Manchester Performs This June at Broadway Theatre of PitmanGrammy Award Winning Melissa Manchester Performs This June at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Melissa Manchester's songs have been recorded by Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Loggins and Barbra Streisand. She has written songs for major movies made for the Walt Disney Studios, independent pictures and she has appeared in films and television.  (more...)

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to The Crest Theatre This MayJIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to The Crest Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Crest Theatre has announced the return of Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the piano.   The event will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00pm at the Crest Theatre in Old School Square, 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach, FL.  (more...)

Families Are Invited to The Nash This Spring for Hot Dogs & JazzFamilies Are Invited to The Nash This Spring for Hot Dogs & Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and its a great time for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz -- the music born in America and found in HIp-Hop and other popular music.  (more...)

Corky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz ClubCorky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 102nd Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Thursday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  Hale is one of the few people still performing who was actually a close friend of Holiday's, playing for her on the 'Stars of Jazz' TV show, and on several recordings and live appearances. (more...)

Apply Now for O'Neill Center's 2017 Cabaret Fellows ProgramApply Now for O'Neill Center's 2017 Cabaret Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in ChicagoPhoto Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)

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