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Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1953 (67)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 
Date of Birth: June 22, 1953 (67)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
BWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a M Photo BWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a More Perfect Union
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019

Having seen the musical HAMILTON when it was in Los Angeles, like many others I learned more important details about the founding fathers while watching it than I felt I had ever learned in school. Lin-Manuel Miranda who created that uber-successful musical in 2015, has said that 1776 THE MUSICAL, written in 1969, during another time of political and social unrest in the United States, has 'one of the best books-if not the best-ever written for musical theatre.' And now I can say I certainly agree with him. In fact, The perfect way to prove the arts can teach valuable history lessons to its audiences is by encouraging everyone to see 1776 THE MUSICAL, presented by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and impeccably directed & staged by Glenn Casale through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts or at The Soraya at CSUN from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10.

BWW Review: 1776 at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: 1776 at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Cary Ginell - Jan 31, 2019

A brilliant cast and production highlights McCoy Rigby Entertainment's '1776,' with bravura performances from Andy Umberger (John Adams), Peter Van Norden (Benjamin Franklin) and John Barbour (Edward Rutledge).

1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month Photo 1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), February 8 through 10. 1776 THE MUSICAL, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (1969) and has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. It is directed by Glenn Casale with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mi Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada Photo James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

BWW Review: Appealing New Production of SOUTH PACIFIC Sails Into La Mirada Theater Photo BWW Review: Appealing New Production of SOUTH PACIFIC Sails Into La Mirada Theater
by Michael Quintos - Apr 27, 2018

Armed with a grand, sweeping songbook from Rodgers and Hammerstein, and a romantic, progressive-for-its-time book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, it is difficult not to be continually enchanted by SOUTH PACIFIC, the groundbreaking 1949 stage musical based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Even better… sandwiched between memorable songs, romantic interludes, and cheeky, comedic banter is the show's surprisingly candid exploration of race relations---a topic that is, of course, still very much top-of-mind in today's seemingly more divided world. With such important ideological stakes in mind, when a production of this musical presents its material well and in the best possible light, you're almost always guaranteed a show that can still pack an emotional wallop while entertaining you at the same time. Such is the case with McCoy Rigby Entertainment's irresistibly appealing new production of SOUTH PACIFIC, now currently on stage at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through May 13, 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at SOUTH PACIFIC at La Mirada Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SOUTH PACIFIC at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with

La Mirada to Enchant the Evening with SOUTH PACIFIC Photo La Mirada to Enchant the Evening with SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with SOUTH PACIFIC, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan (adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'Tales of the South Pacific' by James A. Michener), music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Peggy Hickey and directed by Glenn Casale. SOUTH PACIFIC will preview on Friday, April 20, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 21 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

BWW Review: Director Michael Rothhaar Transforms THE FOREIGNER Into The Laughfest It Was Meant To Be
by Shari Barrett - May 8, 2016

When I heard the Morgan-Wixson Theatre was presenting THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue, I was hesitant to review the show, wondering why anyone would want to produce a show I had found offensive and not at all funny the first time I saw it elsewhere. But I am happy to report director Michael Rothhaar has mined every moment of humor in Shue's play, keeping me and the audience in stitches throughout thanks to his obvious knowledge on how to present it, as well as his excellent casting of all roles.

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Today, November 6, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC today, November 6, 2015!

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Friday, November 6, 2015
by - Oct 19, 2015

Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC on Friday, November 6, 2015!

FAME's Maureen Teefy Set for Cameo in HOLLYWOOD GIRL
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Actress, Maureen Teefy (FAME) is set to play a cameo in HOLLYWOOD GIRL, a short scripted drama based on the true story of stage and screen actress Peg Entwistle.

BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE Presents a Modern Comedy of Manners… Without the Manners!
by Shari Barrett - Jan 19, 2015

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter in GOD OF CARNAGE, now onstage at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre through February 8, 2015. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, with the parents becoming increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Friday, November 15, 2013
by - Nov 11, 2013

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Friday, November 15, 2013!

Photo Coverage: SPRING AWAKENING's Opening Night at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Mar 23, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, SPRING AWAKENING, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. The show features musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and is directed by Brian Kite. SPRING AWAKENING opened last night, Friday, March 22, and runs through Saturday, March 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the opening night festivities!

THE INDIANS ARE COMING TO DINNER Opens At PRT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2012

This World Premiere Comedy about art and ambition pits a father's aspirations and a daughter's dreams against one another - in this new play about family, politics, opera and understanding.

THE INDIANS ARE COMING TO DINNER Opens At PRT 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

This World Premiere Comedy about art and ambition pits a father's aspirations and a daughter's dreams against one another - in this new play about family, politics, opera and understanding.

The Lyceum Theatre Presents BLACK COFFEE, Closes 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2011

The Lyceum turns dark and mysterious with Agatha Christie's Black Coffee from August 6th - 13th

The Lyceum Theatre Presents BLACK COFFEE 8/6-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2011

The Lyceum turns dark and mysterious with Agatha Christie's Black Coffee from August 6th - 13th

The Lyceum Theatre Presents BLACK COFFEE 8/6-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

The Lyceum turns dark and mysterious with Agatha Christie's Black Coffee from August 6th - 13th

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