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Date Of Birth:
April 08, 1943
Date Of Death:
July 02, 1987 (44)
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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Michael Bennett News

Date of Birth: April 08, 1943
Date of Death: July 02, 1987 (44)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
No Booking Fee For DREAMGIRLS In The West EndNo Booking Fee For DREAMGIRLS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End in December 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. The hit show is currently booking to 10 February 2018 - book tickets here from £20 (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage CompanyBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Aug 16, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that strikes a chord in the most difficult audience to please: actors. As people of show business, we as actors find ourselves in a difficult position when going to see a show that is not ours; we are critical, we are hopeful, we are looking to be impressed. Often times, we are pleasantly amused and surprised by other works of theatre, but rarely do we find a show that speaks to us as clearly as A CHORUS LINE. The mere title of the show aims itself directly at actors themselves, and has prided itself on representing the trials and tribulations of show business for several decades. Central PA's most recent incarnation, presented by Susquehanna Stage Company, invokes just the same feelings that inspire each and every actor to push just a little bit harder to reach their goals. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Opens the Arvada Center 42nd SeasonA CHORUS LINE Opens the Arvada Center 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 42nd theatre season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. A Chorus Line spans one day in the lives of 17 dancers all vying for a coveted spot in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Considered groundbreaking when it opened on Broadway in 1975, the musical went on to win nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Today, it remains as touching and powerful as when it debuted and is one of the longest running musicals on Broadway. The 2017 - 2018 Theatre Season is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. A Chorus Line is underwritten byDr. and Mrs. Richard A. Patt and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jim Johnson of A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage CompanyBWW Interview: Jim Johnson of A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 10, 2017

Audiences will be amazed that our little community theatre has been so successful in presenting a polished, beautiful, and mature work of ART (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Jerry MitchellExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Jerry Mitchell
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Review Roundup: A CHORUS LINE at The MunyReview 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! (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Incredible and Heartfelt A CHORUS LINEBWW 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! (more...)

Snoop Dog, Tracy Morgan Among TBS's Fall Programming Slate of New & Returning SeriesSnoop Dog, Tracy Morgan Among TBS's Fall Programming Slate of New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Leading the pack on Tuesday, Oct. 24 will be TBS's new scripted comedy The Last O.G, starring and created by superstar and multiple Emmy-nominee Tracy Morgan alongside creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. (more...)

SNOWFALL's Carter Hudson to Headline Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EARSNOWFALL's Carter Hudson to Headline Ensemble for the Romantic Century's VAN GOGH'S EAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that the 2017-18 season, ERC's 17th, will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues) beginning August 10th with Van Gogh's Ear. Opening Night is set for August 17th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement runs through September 10th only. (more...)

Richard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural CenterRichard E. Waits is DREAMGIRLS' Dream Guy at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

On Saturday, July 22 at 8:00pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, Florida's preeminent Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL) will present DREAMGIRLS the award-drenched musical triumph that became the most successful Broadway export on record. (more...)

Dream Cast Set for DREAMGIRLS in Concert at The Miramar Cultural CenterDream Cast Set for DREAMGIRLS in Concert at The Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar FL, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, DREAMGIRLS, for two concert performances only Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 2:00 PM. (more...)

ON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music CircusON THE TOWN with Leonard Bernstein's Classic Score Opens 7/11 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the classic Leonard Bernstein musical comedy On The Town. This will be just the third time the Bernstein masterpiece has been produced at Music Circus, and its first appearance in the Wells Fargo Pavilion; previous Music Circus productions were in 1955 and 1961. Performances of On The Town are Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 16 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater dance in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College and Steps on Broadway. (more...)


by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 23, 2017

While A CHORUS LINE shows signs of age at CPCC Summer Theatre, when it gets intensely personal, it still delivers a dramatic jolt. (more...)

Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21Tony & Two-Time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday Comes to San Francisco 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE to Return to London This July at Bridewell TheatreA CHORUS LINE to Return to London This July at Bridewell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Geoids Musical Theatre have announced a new production of the iconic musical A Chorus Line which comes to London for a limited run at the Bridewell Theatre from 18 to 23 July 2017. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial TheatreJennifer Holliday to Bring 'MELLOW TONE' to Marines' Memorial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday will bring Jennifer Holliday: In a Mellow Tone to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St.) for one performance only - Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Project1VOICE to Stage Readings of Dael Orlandersmith's YELLOWMANProject1VOICE to Stage Readings of Dael Orlandersmith's YELLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Project1VOICE One Play One Day 2017 is set, with over 40 theater companies and organizations participating in celebrating the American theater with staged readings of Yellowman--the 2002 Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Drama--by Dael Orlandersmith on Monday, June 19, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)

HIGH PARK NOIR Comes to the Toronto FringeHIGH PARK NOIR Comes to the Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Condo development in High Park will leave its furry inhabitants homeless. If he can get sober, raccoon Detective Dick will expose corruption and save High Park. (more...)

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