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Date of Birth: May 18, 1902
Date of Death: June 15, 1984 (82)

Birth Place: Mason City, IA, USA
New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 14 - Musical Christmas Carols, So Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 14 - Musical Christmas Carols, Socially Distanced Theatre Games, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2020

Check out this week's list of new and upcoming book and music releases, including a book of Broadway musical Christmas carols, socially distanced theatre games, and more!

Peggy Lee and Meredith Willson Named to Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Photo Peggy Lee and Meredith Willson Named to Great American Songbook Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

The Great American Songbook Foundation is honoring singer-songwriter Peggy Lee and The Music Man creator Meredith Willson as the 2020 inductees to its Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.

THE MUSIC MAN Opening Delayed at SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Photo THE MUSIC MAN Opening Delayed at SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre invites you to come and enjoy an evening filled with a positive, uplifting transformation that takes place in America at the turn of the century in Meredith Wilson's a?oeThe Music Man.a?? 

THE MUSIC MAN Is Final Musical Of SCERA Shell's Outdoor Season Photo THE MUSIC MAN Is Final Musical Of SCERA Shell's Outdoor Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre invites you to come and enjoy an evening filled with a positive, uplifting transformation that takes place in America at the turn of the century in Meredith Wilson's a?oeThe Music Man.a?? 

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of July 1 - ROYALTIES Soundtrack, WEST SIDE ST Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of July 1 - ROYALTIES Soundtrack, WEST SIDE STORY Book, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020

Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including the soundtrack to Royalties, a book about the making of West Side Story, and more!

Pacific Symphony Presents Virtual July 4th Spectacular Photo Pacific Symphony Presents Virtual July 4th Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020

Wake Up With BWW 6/25: First Look at 'Alexander Hamilton' From the Filmed HAMILTON, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/25: First Look at 'Alexander Hamilton' From the Filmed HAMILTON, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2020

Today's top stories: get a first look at 'Alexander Hamilton' from the filmed version of Hamilton, coming to Disney+!

Breaking: THE MUSIC MAN, with Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster, Officially Pushed to Spri Photo Breaking: THE MUSIC MAN, with Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster, Officially Pushed to Spring 2021; New Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

There's not quite 'trouble' in River City, but, it might take a bit longer than expected for the train to reach Iowa. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the start of preview performances and the opening night of the highly-anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man have been rescheduled. Starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, preview performances of The Music Man are now set to begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). As a result of New York State's ban on large gatherings, rehearsals (which were to have begun June 29), will now commence on Monday, February 8.

Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards! Photo Winners Announced for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, presenters Charles Bush and Julie Halston, along with OBA President Peter Breger, announced the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance. The Off Broadway Alliance plans on celebrating this year's winners with a reception this Fall.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Shipoopi' From THE MUSIC MAN Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Shipoopi' From THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 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!

Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway  Photo Julie Halston and Charles Busch to Announce Winners for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Charles Busch and Julie Halston will announce the winners of the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The winners will be announced via streaming on Facebook and YouTube.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees! Photo VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Michael R. Jackson, Lauren Gunderson and More to Take Part in Olney Theatre Center's  Photo Michael R. Jackson, Lauren Gunderson and More to Take Part in Olney Theatre Center's STREAMING SATURDAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

Beginning this Saturday. May 9 at 5:00 pm, Olney Theatre Center presents 'Streaming Saturdays: Artists Envision the Future' a new series of live, online discussions that will feature the perspectives of a wide range of theatre makers locally and across the country.

Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations Photo Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Al Photo EMOJILAND, SING STREET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Michael Musto, joined the Off Broadway Alliance's Nominating Committee this morning and announced this season's Off Broadway Alliance Award nominees.

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Says THE MUSIC MAN is a 'Story About Belief' Photo VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Says THE MUSIC MAN is a 'Story About Belief'
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Late Show, host James Corden connects with 'Bad Education' star Hugh Jackman, safe in quarantine with his kids and wife, with whom he just shared his 24th wedding anniversary.

Hugh Jackman Says the THE MUSIC MAN Revival Is Still On Schedule to Arrive This Fall Photo Hugh Jackman Says the THE MUSIC MAN Revival Is Still On Schedule to Arrive This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Despite the Broadway shutdown, Harold Hill might still make it to River City on schedule. Leading man Hugh Jackman explained in a recent interview with Variety that plans have not yet changed to bring the Music Man to Broadway in the fall. 

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

THE MUSIC MAN Revival Still On Schedule for Fall 2020 Photo THE MUSIC MAN Revival Still On Schedule for Fall 2020
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020

The revival of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man is still on schedule to hit Broadway this fall.

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