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Michael Stewart Headshot
Date Of Birth:
August 01, 1929
Date Of Death:
September 20, 1987 (58)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
 
Michael Stewart Headshot
Date of Birth: August 01, 1929
Date of Death: September 20, 1987 (58)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
BWW Review: Sophisticated and Entertaining, BARNUM â€" O REI DO SHOW Opens in Sao Pau Photo BWW Review: Sophisticated and Entertaining, BARNUM â€" O REI DO SHOW Opens in Sao Paulo Discussing Inclusion and Feminism With the Circus Universe as a Background
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 24, 2021

Barnum, finally gets a Brazilian staging. With Portuguese version by Claudio Botelho, direction by Gustavo Barchilon, choreography by Alonso Barros and musical direction by Thiago Gimenes, we have in the cast the talents of Murilo Rosa for the title role and Kiara Sasso playing the powerful Charity. Other highlights are the actresses Giulia Nadruz bringing to life the antagonist Jenny Lind, Matheus Paiva as Tom Thumb and Diva Menner in the role of the mythical Joice Heth.

BWW Review: CABARET at Susquehanna Stage Photo BWW Review: CABARET at Susquehanna Stage
by Jason Davis - Oct 23, 2021

A wild ride of naughty night club numbers, love affairs, and smuggling, overshadowed by the rise of Nazi power in Germany, create a night filled with strong and mixed emotions. Susquehanna Stage's production of Cabaret captured this spirit and entertained theater goers.

CHASING JACK to Begin Previews September 22nd at the Jerry Orbach Theatre Photo CHASING JACK to Begin Previews September 22nd at the Jerry Orbach Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

CHASING JACK will begin Preview Performances Off-Broadway on Wednesday, September 22nd at the Jerry Orbach Theatre (210 West 50th Street) in Times Square on the corner of Broadway and 50th Street.

Photos: HELLO, DOLLY! Parades Into Theatre Memphis Photo Photos: HELLO, DOLLY! Parades Into Theatre Memphis
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2021

Hello, Dolly! will be the opening musical at Theatre Memphis on August 27, 2021, to inaugurate the celebration of the 100th consecutive season that the community theatre has produced. 

UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: 42ND STREET se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: 42ND STREET se estrenaba en Broadway
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 25, 2021

El musical alzĂł el telĂłn en el Winter Garden Theatre bajo la direcciĂłn de Gower Champion, y con Jerry Orbach y Tammy Grimmes como protagonistas

HELLO, DOLLY! Opens Theatre Memphis 100th Season Photo HELLO, DOLLY! Opens Theatre Memphis 100th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2021

Hello, Dolly! will be the opening musical at Theatre Memphis on August 27, 2021, to inaugurate the celebration of the 100th consecutive season that the community theatre has produced. 

BWW Review: Capital Productions' HELLO DOLLY Celebrates The Exciting Return Of Live T Photo BWW Review: Capital Productions' HELLO DOLLY Celebrates The Exciting Return Of Live Theater
by Erica Handel - Aug 10, 2021

Capital Productions is bringing back live performances with the musical Hello, Dolly! This classic piece has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. It is based on Thornton Wilder's play The Merchant of Yonkers from 1930, which he renamed The Matchmaker in 1955.

Final Week to See NY Classical Theatre's KING LEAR at The Battery Photo Final Week to See NY Classical Theatre's KING LEAR at The Battery
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

NY Classical Theatre, New York City’s all-free Off Broadway Equity theatre company, will complete its acclaimed run of William Shakespeare’s King Lear this week. Final performance is Sunday, August 8 at The Battery (Battery Place & Broadway). Performances are Tuesday-Sunday at 7:00 pm. 

BYE BYE BIRDIE Film Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams is Now Available to Photo BYE BYE BIRDIE Film Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams is Now Available to Stream
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

Bye Bye Birdie is a 1995 musical comedy television film directed by Gene Saks with a screenplay by Michael Stewart based on his book of the 1960 stage musical of the same name. It features music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams respectively.

BWW Review: The Rev Theatre Company Presents 42ND STREET Photo BWW Review: The Rev Theatre Company Presents 42ND STREET
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 6, 2021

42nd Street is without a doubt a must see at The Rev Theatre Company in Auburn, New York. The treat to see a live performance, or to perform in one, is something that I think we will not take for granted again. Theater is essential and this production proves that. The heart, songs, dancing, and the powerful performances that the entire cast and production team bring to The Rev’s production of 42nd Street is something that those who love live theater have missed so much. We welcome you back with open arms. 

NY Classical Theatre to Return to Live Performance in Four NYC Parks This Summer with Photo NY Classical Theatre to Return to Live Performance in Four NYC Parks This Summer with Rare Staging of KING LEAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

NY Classical Theatre will return to live performance this summer with a production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, which will be staged at four public parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 24-August 8. 

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Lega Photo BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Legacy of His Dear Friend Jerry Herman
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021

San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndStreetMoon.org. Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Hollister High School Theatre Department Presents BYE BYE BIRDIE Photo Hollister High School Theatre Department Presents BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021

A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great songs to walk away singing, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.

Choral Artists Presents YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE, LOVE IS IN THE AIR and More Photo Choral Artists Presents YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE, LOVE IS IN THE AIR and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021

Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 42nd season, entitled “Rise Up!” continues with “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” which features” uplifting songs from Broadway musicals. Through adversity, many characters of the Broadway musical “rise up” and successfully confront life challenges, inspiring and ennobling us by their courage.

HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Monmouth County This Summer Photo HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Monmouth County This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2021

NJ-native Peter Cusick leads Capital Productions' mounting of the classic musical set to run August 6-15 at The Henderson Theater.

Art House Productions Announces BLACK TOM ISLAND Radio Play Photo Art House Productions Announces BLACK TOM ISLAND Radio Play
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021

Art House Productions has announced their first audio play, Black Tom Island by Martin Casella available starting Monday, January 18 at 10:00am EST. A free virtual panel discussion about the actual event featuring historians and the play's creative team will take place on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00pm EST on Zoom.

Stream THE SANTA HAT Starring Ed Asner, Michael Urie & Gregory Jbara, Shoshana Bean's Photo Stream THE SANTA HAT Starring Ed Asner, Michael Urie & Gregory Jbara, Shoshana Bean's SING YOUR HALLELUJAH & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2020

Broadway On Demand will present even more shows perfect for the holidays, including the reading of a new play, The Santa Hat, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner, two-time Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Gregory Jbara, and much more!

Ed Asner, Lucie Arnaz & Levi Kreis Lead THE SANTA HAT On Broadway On Demand Photo Ed Asner, Lucie Arnaz & Levi Kreis Lead THE SANTA HAT On Broadway On Demand
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2020

Ed Asner, Lucie Arnaz, and Levi Kreis will lead an all star cast of performers - national, regional and local – donating their time and talent for first and only world wide virtual reading of a new holiday script, “The Santa Hat.” 

VIDEO: On This Day, November 12- All-Black HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Pearl Bailey Begins Photo VIDEO: On This Day, November 12- All-Black HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Pearl Bailey Begins Performances on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2020

The musical features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. It is based on the play 'The Matchmaker' by Thornton Wilder. This production is directed by Joseph C. Walsh.

Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More  Photo Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More About the Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020

In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.

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