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Date of Birth: May 18, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: Newton, MA, USA
Gender: Male
Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the BeechmanCarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Jones & Schmidt with THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. (more...)

BWW Review: SUGAR at Alex TheatreBWW Review: SUGAR at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Sep 25, 2017

The temptation to take a film classic and turn it into a Broadway musical is a road fraught with peril. How do you take something perfect and make it better? This was the question posed in 1972 when producer David Merrick decided to musicalize the uproarious 1959 farce Some Like It Hot. The result was Sugar, which enjoyed a respectable 14-month run on Broadway (505 performances) and received four Tony nominations, including one for lead actor Robert Morse, who played Jerry/Daphne. The 86-year-old Morse was on hand at the Alex Theatre in Glendale Sunday night as Musical Theatre Guild presented a rousing staged reading of the musical. Morse and the audience clearly enjoyed the show (he could be seen doing a virtual karaoke act of the score from his seat), but most of what works for the show is what worked for the film, with little new of substance added to the musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Tony Roberts, Lesli Margherita, Tony Sheldon and More in 54 SINGS SUGARPhoto Flash: See Tony Roberts, Lesli Margherita, Tony Sheldon and More in 54 SINGS SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Tony Roberts, celebrated actor of stage and screen, hosted Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday September 5th, joining Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, Neva Small, and Matt Hetherington. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Tony Roberts to Host SUGAR in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Roberts to Host SUGAR in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Tony Roberts, celebrated actor of stage and screen, has signed on to host Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday September 5th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Industry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed AwayIndustry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017 (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 BelowLesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon & More Join SUGAR: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lesli Margherita, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Tony Sheldon, and Matt Hetherington have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's one night only concert of Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR, on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Styne & Merrill's SUGAR to Return to NYC This September at Feinstein's/54 BelowStyne & Merrill's SUGAR to Return to NYC This September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

On Tuesday, September 5th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)


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Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVECarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

CUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend MarathonCUNY TV to Salute 2017 Tony Awards with Tonys Weekend Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

CUNY TV will salute the upcoming 2017 Tony Awards with a new TONY Preview Special on ARTS IN THE CITY, plus a new 2017 TONY Predictions episode and a new TONY Time Critics panel, both on THEATER TALK. In addition, CUNY TV will present a marathon showing of THEATER TALK 2016-17 episodes and other programs related to this year's Tony nominees - all leading up to 8pm on June 11 when the annual TONY AWARDS Ceremony begins on CBS. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows, all based on acclaimed films, to celebrate its twenty-second season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2017-2018 season includes: SUGAR, WOMEN OF THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, HIGH SOCIETY and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2016-17 Season!Rulings Roundup: Recap the Decisions of the Tony Awards Administration Committee from the 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has been meeting all year to discuss the eligibility of the 2016-17 Broadway productions all leading up to Tuesdays big announcement... the Tony nominations. (more...)

Breaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & MoreBreaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The productions discussed were The Encounter; Holiday Inn; Oh, Hello on Broadway; Heisenberg; The Cherry Orchard; The Front Page; Falsettos; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; A Bronx Tale; Dear Evan Hansen; In Transit; and The Present. (more...)

31st Annual MAC Awards to Honor Michele Lee31st Annual MAC Awards to Honor Michele Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) will present MICHELE LEE with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Annual MAC Awards to be held Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2017

The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Extra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on BroadwayExtra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending Sunday, January 1, making official the show's much discussed smash-hit status. (more...)

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