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Bio:
Michael Ogborn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and currently makes his home in New York City. A graduate of DeSales University,he made his Off-Broadway debut in 1993 with the critically acclaimed musical revue Box Office of the Damned, featuring then ‚Äúnew-comer‚ÄĚ Kristen Chenoweth. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Ogborn was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and currently makes his home in New York City. A graduate of DeSales University,he made his Off-Broadway debut in 1993 with the critically acclaimed musical revue Box Office of the Damned, featuring then ‚Äúnew-comer‚ÄĚ Kristen Chenoweth. He ... (read complete bio)
Runway Theatre Announces 38th Season Photo Runway Theatre Announces 38th Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2020

Today, Runway Theatre announced its 2020-2021 lineup, marking the theatre's 38th season. Repositioning two productions cut from the prior season due to COVID-19, the season delivers laugh-out-loud moments nestled between thoughtful pieces and poignant stories.

11th Hour Theatre Company Presents CHESS THE MUSICAL Photo 11th Hour Theatre Company Presents CHESS THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

11th Hour Theatre Company presents CHESS THE MUSICAL. Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Lion King, Aida), and book by Richard Nelson. The concert is directed by 11th Hour co-founder and producing Artistic Director, Michael Philip O'Brien, with music direction by Madison Auch. This riveting rock musical event will perform January 11th-19th at Christ Church Neighborhood House, and will feature seven professional actors alongside an ensemble of eight Temple University students. Tickets are $19-$37 and can be purchased online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone at 267-987-9865.

People's Light Has Announced Their 45th Anniversary Season Photo People's Light Has Announced Their 45th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

The 2019-2020 season at People's Light features world premiere musicals, hilariously relatable characters, big questions, hard truths, and the most talked-about new plays in American theatre.

People's Light Readies World Premiere Holiday Panto LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD Photo People's Light Readies World Premiere Holiday Panto LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

Fairytales collide in Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto! Each year, the People's Light holiday panto transforms a beloved children's story into a musical extravaganza filled with outrageous characters, toe-tapping original music, slapstick comedy, and topical humor for both kids and adults. For the first time, People's Light adapts not one, but two classic stories a?" the Robin Hood legend and Little Red Riding Hood a?" to create a holiday show like nothing you've ever seen. Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto runs November 13 a?" January 5 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Tickets range from $21.50-$53. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

BMI Foundation Presents 2019 Musical Theatre Awards Photo BMI Foundation Presents 2019 Musical Theatre Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2019

The BMI Foundation has announced seven members of the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as the winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, encompassing the Jerry Harrington Awards For Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award, and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding Literary Merit in Lyric Writing. The awards were presented by BMI Director of Musical Theatre and BMI Foundation Board Member Patrick Cook during a ceremony held on June 17 at Broadcast Music, Inc.'s headquarters in New York City.

Photo Flash: First Look at Act II Playhouse's CAFE PUTTANESCA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Act II Playhouse's CAFE PUTTANESCA
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019

Act II Playhouse in Ambler concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the riotous musical comedy Cafe Puttanesca , on stage beginning May 14.

Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents CAFE PUTTANESCA Photo Act II Playhouse in Ambler Presents CAFE PUTTANESCA
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 25, 2019

Act II Playhouse in Ambler concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the riotous musical comedy Cafe Puttanesca, on stage beginning May 14.

Photo Flash: People's Light Celebrates 15 Years of Pantos with CINDERELLA! Photo Photo Flash: People's Light Celebrates 15 Years of Pantos with CINDERELLA!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2018

People's Light celebrates 15 years of madcap merriment with Cinderella: A Musical Panto. As "the nation's primary creator of such specialized tomfoolery" (Newsworks), People's Light has adapted the theatrical form of British pantomime into their own unique brand of holiday hilarity. Over 200,000 people ages 5-105 have attended the panto since People's Light began producing them over a decade ago. Following the tradition of putting a new spin on old fairytales, this year's panto transports the Cinderella story to the roaring 1920s. Cinderella: A Musical Panto runs November 14 - January 6 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Tickets range from $21.50-$53. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

Georgia Stitt, Charl Brown, and More Join Houses on the Moon Gala Photo Georgia Stitt, Charl Brown, and More Join Houses on the Moon Gala
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will honor those that champion the unheard voice: award-winning producer, director and choreographer Warren Adams and celebrate immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir and The New Sanctuary Coalition with the 2018 Leyton Award at the 6th Annual Benefit Fundraiser "Amplify 2018" hosted by Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon who will be joined by guest performers Charl Brown, Marcus Choi, Liisi LaFontaine, Mariand Torres, and Derrick Williams with Ross Baum, Joseph Joubert and Georgia Stitt on Monday evening, October 29, 2018 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32ndStreet - between Park and Madison Avenues).

Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Houses on the Moon's Gala Photo Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Houses on the Moon's Gala
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will honor those that champion the unheard voice: award-winning producer, director and choreographer Warren Adams and celebrate immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir and The New Sanctuary Coalition with the 2018 Leyton Award at the 6th Annual Benefit Fundraiser "Amplify 2018" hosted by Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon on Monday evening, October 29, 2018 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street - between Park and Madison Avenues).

Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program Announces 2018 Residents And Grant Recipients Photo Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program Announces 2018 Residents And Grant Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2018

Each year, as a part of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program, 1812 Productions hosts residencies for three female solo artists, providing them with essential time and space to continue development of original solo works.  This year, 1812 Productions and the Advisory Board of the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program are pleased to award residencies to Folaranmi Afolayan, Pratima Agrawal, and Alexandra Tatarsky. The summer residencies will take place from Monday, July 9th through Sunday, July 15st.

Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program Deadline Extended Photo Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program Deadline Extended
by Julie Musbach - Apr 26, 2018

1812 Productions has extended the deadline for submissions to The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program to Friday, May 18th, 2018. Now in its 12th year, The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program is dedicated to supporting the creation, development and production of work by female solo artists across a variety of disciplines-theater, performance art and cabaret.

People's Light Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo People's Light Announces 2018-2019 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2018

The 2018-19 season at People's Light explores love, appetite, loss, and legacy through script and song.

People's Light Continues Holiday Show Tradition with ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO Photo People's Light Continues Holiday Show Tradition with ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

People's Light invites you to level up your holiday at our annual panto, now the Main Line's favorite family celebration.

LIGHTS OUT, SKELETON CREW and More Set for People's Light's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 Season at People's Light features iconic and intimate stories of heroism and hope, rebellion and romance.

Marilyn Maye, Bob Egan, and More to Dazzle Guests at Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by Julie Musbach - Jan 27, 2017

Feel the love this February at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room! The heart-stomping month of entertainment is highlighted by the return of the American music treasure, Marilyn Maye. Maye will dazzle audiences on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. In addition to Ms. Maye, throughout the month are features performances by Kathy Graham, Deirdre Finnegan, Paula Johns, Bob Egan and Michael Richard Kelly. Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room - the unique dining and entertainment experience reminiscent of the sophisticated supper clubs of the 40s and 50s - is located at 287 Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA. See www.dinosbackstage.com or call 215-884-2000 for more information, including specific music charges. Marilyn Maye's performances must be reserved in advance.

Jeff Coon to Bring Summer Club to Venice Island Performing Arts Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Get ready to kick off your Monday nights with the sounds of some of the region's most popular musical theater stars, accompanied by a 17-piece big band orchestra. Philly's favorite musical theater star Jeff Coon is bringing his Summer Club to Manayunk's Venice Island Performing Arts Center for a series of swinging shows throughout 2017.

The Metropolitan Room to Present LEE SQUARED: AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE AND MISS PEGGY LEE 11/25
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 29, 2016

After you've had enough turkey and family drama this Thanksgiving, why not join us for an evening of comedy, music and sequins! Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description.

Michael Ogborn's NIGHT AT THE BLUE PARROT Set for Arden's Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Arden Theatre Company and Honorary Producers Bob and Nancy Elfant, present cabaret artist, composer and lyricist Michael Ogborn today, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8pm.

Arden Cabaret Series to Present Michael Ogoborn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Arden Theatre Company and Honorary Producers Bob and Nancy Elfant, present cabaret artist, composer and lyricist Michael Ogborn today, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8pm.

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