Date of Birth: February 28, 1939 (80)

Birth Place: Wichita Falls, TX, USA
Photo Flash: Original Cast Members From SEESAW Visit J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company's SEESAW Photo Flash: Original Cast Members From SEESAW Visit J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company's SEESAW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

WAYNE CILENTO and PATTI D'BECK, original cast members from the 1973 Broadway production of SEESAW were special guests at a pre-show discussion moderated by Zach Aaronson on stage before last night's performance of Seesaw, presented by J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/18: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan Join FROZEN, and More! Wake Up With BWW 2/18: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan Join FROZEN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020

Today's top stories: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan join Frozen, and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with the Great Marilyn Maye! BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with the Great Marilyn Maye!
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 17, 2020

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye about her 1967 album 'Step To The Rear.' They also discuss Jerry Herman, 'Mame, 'Hello, Dolly!', Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Billy Stritch, Tedd Firth, Provincetown, The Anchor Inn, Palm Springs, Feinstein's/54 Below, Birdland, and The Art House. Marilyn tells stories from her career as a singer and recording artist, and shares her expertise on how to build a show and sing to an audience. Marilyn has released seven albums and thirty-four singles, and performs all over the country to rooms full of adoring fans. Marilyn also holds the record for the most frequent singer on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where she appeared a total of seventy-six times. (more...)

BWW Review: J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Commences Premiere Season With SEESAW BWW Review: J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Commences Premiere Season With SEESAW
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2020

Back in the days before multiple workshops and lengthy regional runs, the geniuses of musical theatre often had to work miracles during of-of-town previews to quickly revise and rewrite surefire flops like HELLO, DOLLY! and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM into Broadway hits. (more...)

Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART! Ronald Rand Celebrates 20 Years Touring As Harold Clurman In LET IT BE ART!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, recently returned from performing at Nairobi's National Theatre in The Kenya International Theater Festival, will celebrate his 20th year of touring, performing his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! in a special performance presented by Tennessee Valley Art Association (TVAA) at The Ritz Theatre's Ritz Studio in Sheffield, Alabama on February 29th. (more...)

Tony Award Winner André De Shields to join The Broadway Concert Series Presented by Vi at Aventura Tony Award Winner André De Shields to join The Broadway Concert Series Presented by Vi at Aventura
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Triple crown winner of the 2019 Broadway Awards Season André De Shields joins The Broadway Concert Series Presented by Vi at Aventura on Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m.  De Sheilds replaces Tommy Tune who was forced to cancel his performance on that date due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

André De Shields Will Replace Tommy Tune For Performance at Old School Square's Crest Theatre André De Shields Will Replace Tommy Tune For Performance at Old School Square's Crest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Tommy Tune's anticipated performance scheduled for this year at Old School Square's Crest Theatre has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. André De Shields will proudly be presented in his place. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer Will Lead THE BOY FRIEND In Toronto Kelsey Grammer Will Lead THE BOY FRIEND In Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson will come direct to Toronto from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, will have a new star. Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer will make his Canadian stage debut in this new production. THE BOY FRIEND will be performed March 29 to May 3, 2020 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. Mr. Grammer will star as Lord Brockhurst. (more...)

Video: Broadway Joins Mister Rogers Alums To Create A New Years Tribute To Fred Rogers Video: Broadway Joins Mister Rogers Alums To Create A New Years Tribute To Fred Rogers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019

On Sunday, December 29th, Michael Moricz released a new song for the New Year's holiday that he has dedicated to the memory of the late Fred Rogers, much-loved host of MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS. Moricz was music director for the final five years (1996-2001) of the PBS children's series. (more...)

BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini Directs ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini Directs ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON
by Michael Dale - Dec 22, 2019

A world-famous director can suffer a creative block during a midlife crisis, an unsinkable ship can go under on its initial voyage and death can even take a holiday. These are just three examples of how, when penned by composer/lyricist Maury Yeston, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BOY FRIEND Replaces HELLO, DOLLY! in Toronto Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BOY FRIEND Replaces HELLO, DOLLY! in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

A new production of THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson, the deliriously happy and joyful musical about young love, middle-aged love and older love, will be the final show of the 2019-20 Mirvish Subscription Season. Coming direct from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, THE BOY FRIEND will be performed March 31 to May 3, 2020 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DEAD at Scena Theatre BWW Review: THE DEAD at Scena Theatre
by Mary Lincer - Dec 15, 2019

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A Guide to Barbra Streisand Movie Musicals! A Guide to Barbra Streisand Movie Musicals!
by Abigail Charpentier - Dec 13, 2019

Barbra Streisand's impressive career spans over six decades and has garnered her great acclaim. She's won dozens of awards and is one of the few entertainers to collect an EGOT a?" an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Although she started her professional life on stage and with her studio recordings, she skyrocketed to fame in the late 1960s with the start of her film career. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of HARRY CONNICK, JR. - A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet of HARRY CONNICK, JR. - A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 13, 2019

Harry Connick Jr - A Celebration of Cole Porter, honoring one of America's most respected songwriters, officially opened last night, Thursday, December 12th. (more...)

Kevin Dozier, Karen Mason, and Sean Harkness Come to the Green Room 42 Kevin Dozier, Karen Mason, and Sean Harkness Come to the Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019

Broadway star of Mamma Mia, Wonderland, Hairspray, and Sunset Boulevard, KAREN MASON, and award-winning guitarist, SEAN HARKNESS, will join recording and cabaret artist, KEVIN DOZIER, to celebrate the holidays and the release of Kevin's 4th studio recording, 'Christmas Eve', at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan on December 17th with music direction by ALEX RYBECK. (more...)

FROZEN Cast, Joe Iconis & Family, Norm Lewis And More Hit The Feinstein's/54 Below Stage In December FROZEN Cast, Joe Iconis & Family, Norm Lewis And More Hit The Feinstein's/54 Below Stage In December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Kicks Off The Holiday Season CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Kicks Off The Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Kicking-off the holiday season, Jill Center & Co. return for a very special presentation of CELEBRATE THE MOMENT on Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Eddie Marco Joins The Cast Of CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Eddie Marco Joins The Cast Of CELEBRATE THE MOMENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Choreographer Joanna Rush appeared on Broadway in A CHORUS LINE (also as Sheila in the Los Angeles company), Shirley MacLaine AT THE PALACE starring Shirley MacLaine, in films including The Night They Raided Minsky's, A Killing Affair costarring with O.J. Simpson and Elizabeth Montgomery, and the TV remake of William Inge's Splendor in the Grass, which she also choreographed. Miss Rush currently tours the US in her one-woman show KICK and her newest show, SEX & POWER. (more...)

National Philharmonic Gets Festive With HOLIDAY SINGIN' POPS National Philharmonic Gets Festive With HOLIDAY SINGIN' POPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing at the National Philharmonic with a?oeHoliday Singin' Popsa?? on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Guest conductor and local Washington talent Luke Frazier will lead the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, as well as Broadway stars and international talents Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera); Hilary Morrow (Birdland Jazz Club); Kevin Rose, international vocalist; and Addalie Burns, an eight-year-old tap dancer, in an evening of holiday hits. (more...)

ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse To Feature Sally Struthers. Angie Schworer and More ANNIE At Ogunquit Playhouse To Feature Sally Struthers. Angie Schworer and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  (more...)

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