Date of Birth: October 17, 1960 (58)

Birth Place: Madison, WI
Netflix Acquires Film Adaptation of TICK, TICK... BOOM! with Lin-Manuel Directing, Andrew Garfield in Talks to StarNetflix Acquires Film Adaptation of TICK, TICK... BOOM! with Lin-Manuel Directing, Andrew Garfield in Talks to Star
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Imagine Entertainment's film adaptation of Tick, Tick...Boom!  (more...)

Sierra Stages Presents CABARETSierra Stages Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019

This summer, Sierra Stages brings the legendary musical "Cabaret" to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing from July 11 through August 3 at the historic Nevada Theatre. With a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, this musical masterpiece marks the 11th annual summer musical presented by Sierra Stages. "Cabaret" is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. (more...)

TimesTalks and HBO Announce Second Year-Long Sponsorship for ScreenTimes SeriesTimesTalks and HBO Announce Second Year-Long Sponsorship for ScreenTimes Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

TimesTalks, The New York Times live conversation and performance series, is pleased to announce HBO as presenting sponsor of the ScreenTimesseries for a second year. Over the course of the year-long sponsorship, ScreenTimes will showcase 12 high profile pre-release screenings, coinciding with key studio release dates in late spring, summer, fall, and the year-end holiday awards season. Each screening will be followed by a conversation with the top creative talent from that film, moderated by a New York Times journalist. (more...)

University Of Washington School Of Drama Announces 2019 - 2020 SeasonUniversity Of Washington School Of Drama Announces 2019 - 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The University of Washington School of Drama, led by Interim Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce its 2019 - 2020 season. (more...)

BWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & DiversityBWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 28, 2019

The stars were on their feet (toes, taps and standing ovations) on a warm Sunday night, May 19th, for the Chita Rivera Awards — an annual ceremony recognizing the very best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film that honors icons and trailblazers while also nurturing future generations simultaneously. It could have been dubbed “Chita Rivera's Dance Salon” for the presenters, attendees and honorees read like a Who's Who of Chita's friends, fans and fellow Fosse favorites, including hosts Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking. (more...)

Video: Alan Menken Talks Live-Action LITTLE MERMAID; Rob Marshall To DirectVideo: Alan Menken Talks Live-Action LITTLE MERMAID; Rob Marshall To Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Get the scoop from Disney legend and LITTLE MERMAID composer Alan Menken at the premiere of Disney's latest live-action remake, Aladdin. (more...)

2019 Chita Rivera Awards Winners - Full List!2019 Chita Rivera Awards Winners - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Stephanie Pope Returns To Teach Fosse Master ClassBroadway Veteran Stephanie Pope Returns To Teach Fosse Master Class
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

Playhouse on Park's education department, Playhouse Theatre Academy, is thrilled to welcome back Stephanie Pope for another Fosse Adult Master Class on Monday, June 17 from 6:30-8:30pm at The 224 Ecospace! All performers (ages 16 and up!) who have a vested interest in the performing arts are encouraged to attend this amazing class. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, LaChanze, and More Head to Bay Street Theater for MUSIC MONDAY SeriesDonna McKechnie, LaChanze, and More Head to Bay Street Theater for MUSIC MONDAY Series
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2019-2020 SeasonBristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Bristol Riverside Theatre announces its 2019-2020 season which includes two musicals, a comedy, a world-premiere farce, and a masterpiece like you've never seen it before. The new season features An Act of God by David Javerbaum; Next to Normal with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey; King Lear by William Shakespeare; Cabaret with book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb; and A Leg Up by Ken Kaissar. (more...)

Breaking: KISS ME, KATE, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Earn Chita Rivera Awards Nominations!Breaking: KISS ME, KATE, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Earn Chita Rivera Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season. (more...)

Meet the Cast of ALL MY SONS- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of ALL MY SONS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Arthur Miller's All My Sons begins preview performances tonight, April 4, 2019, and opens officially on Monday, April 22, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 19- Broadway Says 'Wilkommen' To A Revival Of CABARETVIDEO: On This Day, March 19- Broadway Says 'Wilkommen' To A Revival Of CABARET
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 19, 2019

On this day in 1998, Roundabout's Tony Award-winning revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret opened on Broadway starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson. (more...)

Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS On Digital 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere 3/12Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS On Digital 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of 'Chicago,' 'Nine' and 'Into the Woods,' and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19  - with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 3/7: CHICK FLICK and FLEABAG Open Off-Broadway, and More!Wake Up With BWW 3/7: CHICK FLICK and FLEABAG Open Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 7, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We're almost to Friday! Power through the end of your week with today's top Broadway stories! (more...)

Video: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Playing Jack, Working with Rob Marshall in MARY POPPINS RETURNSVideo: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Playing Jack, Working with Rob Marshall in MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2019

Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of 'Chicago,' 'Nine' and 'Into the Woods,' and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19  - with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features. (more...)

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Heads to Digital 4K Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-rayMARY POPPINS RETURNS Heads to Digital 4K Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Disney's “Mary Poppins Returns,” the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of “Chicago,” “Nine” and “Into the Woods,” and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD/HD and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19 — with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features. (more...)

Adam Pascal Returns to PRETTY WOMAN For Five Shows Only This WeekAdam Pascal Returns to PRETTY WOMAN For Five Shows Only This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical will welcome back Adam Pascal to Hollywood Boulevard for five performances only this week. Adam Pascal will play Edward Lewis from Tuesday, February 19, through Friday, February 22, 2019, during Andy Karl's time off. (more...)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, ISLE OF DOGS and FREE SOLO Take Top Honors at Cinema Audio Society AwardsBOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, ISLE OF DOGS and FREE SOLO Take Top Honors at Cinema Audio Society Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team from “Bohemian Rhapsody” of John Casali, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, Niv Adiri, CAS, Mike Tehrani, Glen Gathard, Jemma Riley Tolch. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: INTO THE WOODSThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: INTO THE WOODS
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 8, 2019

Well, my little piggies and wolves, the next CDs I'm eliminating from my apartment are all the recordings of all the versions of Into The Woods. I'm talking London cast, movie version, Broadway revival and ouch, the one that's gonna leave a gaping hole in my heart, that beautiful Original Broadway Cast Recording starring Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg and above them all as the Witch (receiving the deal-breaking top billing the producers previously refused Patti LuPone when they offered her the role) Bernadette Peters. (more...)

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