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VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MANVIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MANReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award®-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Joins THE MUSIC MAN at the Kennedy CenterRosie O'Donnell Joins THE MUSIC MAN at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell will play Mrs. Paroo in the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. O'Donnell joins Tony Award® nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award®–winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed…) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime). (more...)

Jim Caruso And Billy Stritch Return To Birdland Theater Sundays In FebruaryJim Caruso And Billy Stritch Return To Birdland Theater Sundays In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

Birdland mainstays Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Birdland Theater with 'The Sunday Set,' an evening of swinging standards Sundays, February 3, 10 and 17, with shows at 7:30pm. Bassist Steve Doyle will join the duo. Caruso and Stritch, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. The duo has also received critical acclaim during their seven years at Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel, and made international news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. The musical pair has also become the darlings of the show biz set, welcoming spontaneous performances by stars including Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes, Marilyn Maye, Stephanie J. Block, Steve Ross, Linda Lavin, Darren Criss, Luann de Lesseps, Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Christine Ebersole, and Steve Tyrell. (more...)

Photo: Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, and More Visit AMERICAN SONPhoto: Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, and More Visit AMERICAN SON
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 1, 2018

Last night, November 30, the new Broadway play American Son welcomed many special guests. Among those in attendance were Michelle Obama, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherie Rene Scott, President of ABC Studios Patrick Moran, and former president of ABC Entertainment Group Channing Dungey. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rosie's Theatre Kids Honors Billy Porter At 16th Annual GalaPhoto Flash: Rosie's Theatre Kids Honors Billy Porter At 16th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS celebrated their 15th anniversary by honoring Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright, Billy Porter. Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell featuring performance by Rosie's Theater Kids, the event welcomed stars of stage and screen. See photos from the event below! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Reveals More FUNNY GIRL Revival DetailsRosie O'Donnell Reveals More FUNNY GIRL Revival Details
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

New Now Next's Michael Musto reports that at last night's Rosie's Kids Gala, Rosie O'Donnell dropped some more details on the rumored upcoming Broadway revival of Funny Girl. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is FUNNY GIRL Coming Back to Broadway With Lady Gaga and Rosie O'Donnell?Rialto Chatter: Is FUNNY GIRL Coming Back to Broadway With Lady Gaga and Rosie O'Donnell?
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 7, 2018

Rumors have been circulating for awhile about a potential return of Funny Girl, but the latest rumor is that it could involve Lady Gaga and Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

Video: Broadway Takes the Stage at White House Kremlin Annex ProtestVideo: Broadway Takes the Stage at White House Kremlin Annex Protest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell and many Broadway performers will take to the White House today to protest President Donald Trump and his administration today. Tune in to BroadwayWorld on Instagram and Facebook for an inside LIVE look at the protest, hosted by The King and I's Jon Viktor Corpuz! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House MondayRosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House Monday
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 3, 2018

AP has reported that Rosie O'Donnell will lead cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals in a protest outside the White House on Monday. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Eyes Broadway With One Woman ShowRosie O'Donnell Eyes Broadway With One Woman Show
by Stephanie Wild - May 10, 2018

Could Rosie O'Donnell be bringing a one woman show to Broadway? Extra chatted with Rosie on Tuesday night where she confirmed that she is hoping to do so. (more...)

Send In The Clone! SIMPLY BARBRA starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Catalina Bar & GrillSend In The Clone! SIMPLY BARBRA starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

SEND IN THE CLONE the next best things: Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in Hollywood...in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, March 13th at 8:30 pm at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90028. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids present PASSING IT ON 2018: An Evening of MentorshipRosie's Theater Kids present PASSING IT ON 2018: An Evening of Mentorship
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Founder Rosie O'Donnell and Artistic & Executive Director Lori Klinger of Rosie's Theater Kids announce that tickets are now available for purchase to  PASSING IT ON: An Evening of Mentorship taking place on Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 PM at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues). (more...)

Vivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 BelowVivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, will continues her tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For one more show on Wednesday, March 7, Reed will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today." She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Raue Center Hosts 'An Evening with Steve Cochran & Friends'Raue Center Hosts 'An Evening with Steve Cochran & Friends'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Steve Cochran back to the stage along with special guests John DaCosse and Mike Toomey! Join Raue Center for this can't-miss evening of hilarious comedy at 8 p.m. on March 24, 2018! (more...)

Photo Flash: ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS Celebrate Kids Night on Broadway!Photo Flash: ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS Celebrate Kids Night on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Rosie's Theater Kids, a youth theatre organization run by Rosie O'Donnell, showcased a special performance at Turnstyle (located beneath 8th Ave., between 57th and 58th Streets) on Friday, February 23 in celebration of Kids' Night on Broadway. Check out some photos of these incredible kids below! (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces Spring Fling In Observation Of WORLD PUPPETRY DAYAVENUE Q Announces Spring Fling In Observation Of WORLD PUPPETRY DAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

AVENUE Q - the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that features a cast comprised of people and puppets - will celebrate WORLD PUPPETRY DAY on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 with what is to be an unprecedented large gathering of professional and amateur puppeteers and their puppets for a special performance and post-show soiree at New World Stages (Off-Broadway, 340 West 50th Street), starting at 8:00PM. (more...)

'Back Where She Belongs: The Life And Times Of Carole Cook' to Play Feinstein's/54 Below'Back Where She Belongs: The Life And Times Of Carole Cook' to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook in "Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carol Cooke" - her New York cabaret debut - at the age of 94! - for two performances only - Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7pm. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Sells Out Anti-Trump Art On Her Etsy PageRosie O'Donnell Sells Out Anti-Trump Art On Her Etsy Page
by Nicole Ciravolo - Feb 23, 2018

Famed LGBT activist is officially making money off of her long-time feud with the current president of the United States. O'Donnell's first collection has already sold out on her Etsy page, ROSIEOart. The collection consisted of a dozen 5x7 inch aluminum printed art pieces that are each signed and numbered. The pieces themselves depict 'Trumpy' alongside several descriptors, such as 'CHEAT', 'CON MAN', and 'LIAR'. (more...)

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