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Rex Smith

 
Date Of Birth:
September 19, 1956 (66)
Birth Place:
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Bio:
Smith made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1978. He also known for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He had a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: September 19, 1956 (66)

Birth Place: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Bio:
Smith made his Broadway debut in Grease in 1978. He also known for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He had a ... (read complete bio)
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Lead Boston's November Theater Top Picks Photo THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Lead Boston's November Theater Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Nov 1, 2022

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's offerings include The Bridges of Madison County, Disney's Aladdin and more!

Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCE Photo Review: Studio Tenn Collaborates with TPAC for 2022-23 Season Opener of AIDA IN CONCERT at Polk Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 1, 2022

Studio Tenn – the Franklin-based professional theater company – launches its 2022-23 season in collaboration with Tennessee Performing Arts Center for a concert staging of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, playing for just two nights at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theatre September 30 and October 1. Under the direction of Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy (who shares duties with co-director and choreographer Gerry McIntyre), Aida features a starry cast of actors with Broadway pedigrees (Jackie Burns and Rex Smith), along with some of Music City’s most beloved stage veterans (Bakari Jamal King and Mark Cabus) and featuring the stunning triumph of a young woman who audiences have watched grow up on Nashville stages (Maya Riley) in the title role.

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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

Designed to attract fans of live music as well as music collectors, the Music Collectibles Extravaganza will make its debut April 8-10 in Boxborough, Mass. The family friendly event features all things that appeal to collectors, players and appreciators of music and music history. 

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by Michael Major - Mar 16, 2022

Netflix has released a first look at Mike Myers' new series, The Pentaverate. The film stars Mike Myers, Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Jennifer Saunders, and Lydia West. The familiar voice you hear is Jeremy Irons, who serves as the narrator of the series. Watch the new trailer now!

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by Harker Jones - Dec 7, 2021

The smash hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE sparkles like a tree full of ornaments on Christmas Eve at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox's Filthy Rich, Broadway's The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez.

Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich, Broadway’s The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez. 

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by Gil Kaan - Nov 22, 2021

For the Record’s perennial holiday hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE returns to The Wallis for its third year with previews beginning November 27th.  Cast with incredible vocalists, songs from the Love Actually soundtrack are performed along with some original compositions onstage in front of the screened 2003 film. Got the chance to chat up one of For The Record’s mainstay performers Michael Thomas Grant, also known to TV audiences as Leif on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis Photo Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Photo Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Acclaimed Holiday Tradition Returns To The Wallis Photo LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Acclaimed Holiday Tradition Returns To The Wallis
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021

In a year that promises particularly joyful holiday reunions, LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, and the biggest hit in The Wallis' history, is back by popular demand as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021.

BWW Interview: Caroline Innerbichler of FROZEN at Hennepin Theatre Trust Photo BWW Interview: Caroline Innerbichler of FROZEN at Hennepin Theatre Trust
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Oct 18, 2021

Caroline Innerbichler (Anna) in FROZEN returns home to Minneapolis to play her first Broadway tour on a new-to-her stage but her local resume proceeds her and fans fill the seats for this actor and the beloved musical's first staging locally. She shares her experience getting this role and her time waiting for theatre to return, and reveals her very Minnesotan self in 6 Questions.

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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

All aboard! The West End production of Anything Goes has found its new Reno Sweeney!

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by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2021

Owners Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull have been concert promoters and club owners since 2001, bringing some of the world's leading talents to their venues across the country.

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by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2021

Actor/Singer Mandy Patinkin, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Papp biographer Helen Epstein will be among the many celebrities and theater industry leaders confirmed for the 100th birthday commemoration of legendary theatre producer Joe Papp on June 22, 2021.

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

Arnaz, Batt, Mendez, Vilanch And More Appear In TOGETHER WE CAN! Televised Special To Photo Arnaz, Batt, Mendez, Vilanch And More Appear In TOGETHER WE CAN! Televised Special To Save The Arts In Palm Springs Schools
by David Green - Jun 18, 2020

a?oeTogether We Can: A Celebration Of Arts Educationa??, a commercial-free, hour-long televised variety special on Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 pm. The production is produced, staged and directed by David Green, founder and Director of Musical Theatre University, which is one of the school district's most treasured arts programs. a?oeTogether We Cana??  is co-hosted by Emmy Winning Comedian and Actor Bruce Vilanch and local CBS Personality Patrick Evans and will showcase the PSUSD's vibrant performing and visual arts programs and make the case for the critical need for arts education in our schools, as the district faces probable budget cuts due to the Covid-19 crisis. This special event is the kick-off to a year-long fundraising campaign by The Foundation For The Palm Springs Unified School District called a?oeTogether We Will; Protect The Artsa??. 

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN Photo VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Dazzles Audiences with Original Film Clips Immersed in Photo BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Dazzles Audiences with Original Film Clips Immersed in an Entertaining Jukebox Musical
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019

Taking the film and its music to the next level, The Wallis and For The Record are presenting a holiday season encore of last year's LOVE, ACTUALLY LIVE world premiere in the Bram Stoker Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills through December 29. The multimedia presentation, adapted and directed by Anderson Davis with musical supervision by Jesse Vargas, turns the theater into a giant, immersive, cinema in a three-dimensional world where the film and live action seamlessly intertwine throughout the London setting. Each scene is a festival of excellent characterizations, extraordinary lighting effects and costumes, brilliant and fast-paced direction and choreography, and the joy of great music that perfectly expresses the mood and themes of the movie and jukebox musical LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE. No doubt this suburb holiday musical will be making its return to The Wallis each December!

Photo Coverage:  LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 10, 2019

Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29). Returning from the 2018 production are Rex Smith (RIAA Gold® recording artist), Carrie Manolakos (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Doug Kreeger (Broadway's Les Misérables), Tomasina Abate (For The Record's Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Tarantino), Carson Higgins (international tour of Green Day's American Idiot) and the multi-dimensional Emily Lopez. New this year to the lineup of outstanding performers are Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In the Heights and The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Declan Bennett (Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Taboo in the West End, American Idiot and Rent on Broadway), Jon Robert Hall (Fox's Grease: Live, “Glee”), Chris Mann (NBC's “The Voice,” The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour), James Byous (Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Netflix's 'Westside'), Ruby Lewis (Cirque du Soleil's Paramour, Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole), singer/songwriter/actress Aubrie Sellers (one of Rolling Stone's best country albums of the year), Gabriela Francesca Carrillo (American Mariachi, Netflix's Homecoming), Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale: The Musical, It's a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins and The Music Man on Broadway), young singer/actress Nayah Damasen, John Battagliese and accomplished violinist Molly Rogers. 

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