Date of Birth: February 28, 1939 (81)

Birth Place: Wichita Falls, TX, USA
MY ONE AND ONLY - THE GERSHWIN MUSICAL Opens At Stage Door Theatre On March 8th MY ONE AND ONLY - THE GERSHWIN MUSICAL Opens At Stage Door Theatre On March 8th
by Carol Kassie - Feb 25, 2019

The timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin plus an aviator, a Channel swimmer, exuberant dance numbers, sparkling costumes, romance, comedy, and America in 1927 equals My One and Only, Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The show will open on March 8th and run through March 24th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Feb 18, 2019

Jessica Stone is the director of Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming production of Vanity Fair, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Stone has worked as an actress on and off-Broadway, in television and in film for the last 30 years, and has been directing for the last decade. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/18: MCP Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Tonight, and More! Wake Up With BWW 2/18: MCP Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Monday! Kick off a brand new week by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Presents The Gershwin Musical MY ONE AND ONLY Wagner College Theatre Presents The Gershwin Musical MY ONE AND ONLY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Gershwins s'wonderful musical My One and Only tap dances its way onto the Wagner College Theatre Mainstage from February 21-March 3, 2019, under the direction of Ann Neiman (WCT's 42nd Street and Into the Woods), with choreography by John Scacchetti (Broadway's 42nd Street and Gypsy revivals) and music direction by David Sisco (WCT's Hair and La Cage aux Folles). (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE Audiences Are 'So In Love' With Chaffin's Barn's Stunning Revival BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE Audiences Are 'So In Love' With Chaffin's Barn's Stunning Revival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2019

Crafting a musical theater hit is a lot like alchemy - the ancient study focused primarily on creating gold from baser elements - and oftentimes no matter the ingredients, directors never quite achieve the outcome for which they strive. But in the case of director/choreographer Everett Tarlton's production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate (now onstage at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre through March 7), he has crafted something so special that it essentially defines the theatrical gold standard. (more...)

Tuck & Patti Make Their Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut Tuck & Patti Make Their Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Renowned Bay Area vocal/guitar jazz duo, Tuck and Patti, will make their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Today, February 15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. In this intimate evening, Tuck and Patti will perform songs from throughout their celebrated career. (more...)

Faith Prince Brings HAVE A LITTLE FAITH to Feinstein's at the Nikko Faith Prince Brings HAVE A LITTLE FAITH to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Tony Award winner Faith Prince returns toFeinstein's at the Nikko with her acclaimed show, Have a Little Faith, on Friday, March 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 30 (8 p.m.). Have a Little Faith is a smorgasbord of Faith Prince: past, present, and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs, to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems, to her latest Broadway roles, the evening sparkles with doses of Faith's quirky trademark humor, as well as touching moments filled with pathos. (more...)

Alysha Umphress Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko Alysha Umphress Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Fresh off her critically-acclaimed performance in the New York revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe, Broadway darlingAlysha Umphress returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new show, Alysha Umphress is Alysha Umphress on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Together Again! The Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Reunites for Actors Fund Benefit Photo Flash: Together Again! The Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Reunites for Actors Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

MOVIES, MUSICALS, AND ME Premieres In Houston At Ovations Nightclub MOVIES, MUSICALS, AND ME Premieres In Houston At Ovations Nightclub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

IN ITS SOUTHWEST PREMIERE, don't miss Al Fallick & Clark Baxtresser in " Movies, Musicals, and Me: An Evening With Me, Halpert Evans " on February 7, 8, and 9. Set in a world where all musicals are movie adaptations, Movies, Musicals, and Me is a career retrospective cabaret of Broadway star-- nay, legend -- Halpert Evans (played by Al Fallick ). (more...)

Sierra Boggess Heads West for Evening at Feinstein's at the Nikko Sierra Boggess Heads West for Evening at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Sierra Boggess returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for an evening of song and storytelling on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. In a time filled with so much uncertainty, guests will be transported into Sierra's world as she shares life lessons through song while reminding us all that we are enough. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Hosts LA Premiere Of Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Wallis Annenberg Hosts LA Premiere Of Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles premiere of Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET, the award-winning, autobiographical comedy written by Taylor and Joseph Bologna, which opens its 12 performance, limited engagement on Friday, April 5 and continues through Sunday, April 14, 2019, in The Wallis's Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

MY LIFE ON A DIET, Starring Renée Taylor, Kicks Off National Tour In March At The Gateway MY LIFE ON A DIET, Starring Renée Taylor, Kicks Off National Tour In March At The Gateway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

The award-winning, autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET, starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor, will kick off a national tour this spring with three performances at The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County (215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713) on Friday, March 15 at 8pm and Saturday, March 16 at 3pm & 8pm. The tour continues with a limited run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Lovelace Studio Theater (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210) from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 14. Dates in other cities across the U.S. and in Canada will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Bay Area Theater Community To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of San Francisco's Own Carol Channing Bay Area Theater Community To Dim Its Lights In Honor Of San Francisco's Own Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

The Bay Area theater community will honor the life and career of theatrical legend and San Francisco local treasure, Carol Channing, with the dimming of the lights on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. PST for one minute. This will echo Wednesday's dimming of the lights of Broadway theaters in New York. American Conservatory Theater, Curran, Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Lowell High School will participate, and with Theatre Bay Area and its 300 theater company members, other theaters throughout the Bay Area will pay tribute to Channing throughout the day, shining a light on her marque performances over social media. (more...)

Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories Comes to Aventura Arts Center Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories Comes to Aventura Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

M&M American Dance Theatre will present "Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories" starring renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson in an intimate journey celebrating the art of musical theatre, told through the eyes of a tender and funny 95-year-old couple who have seen and/or performed in every Broadway musical. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the 330-seat waterfront Aventura Cultural Arts Center, 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Stephanie Pope Returns To Teach Fosse Master Class at Playhouse on Park Broadway Veteran Stephanie Pope Returns To Teach Fosse Master Class at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 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, January 21 from 6-8pm 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...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with CITY OF ANGELS, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, BRIGHT STAR Legend, Dee Hoty Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with CITY OF ANGELS, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, BRIGHT STAR Legend, Dee Hoty
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 15, 2019

She's Dee-lightful, she's Dee-licious, she's Dee Hoty! Three time tony nominee Dee Hoty swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her illustrious performing career which includes starring roles in Barnum, Me and My Girl, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Follies, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Gigi, and Bright Star! (more...)

Nancy And Beth, Starring Megan Mullally & Stephanie Hunt, Return To Feinstein's At The Nikko Nancy And Beth, Starring Megan Mullally & Stephanie Hunt, Return To Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Following a sold-out engagement in 2013, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Nancy And Beth, starring Emmy Award-winning actress and musician Megan Mullally and musician, songwriter, actress, and writer Stephanie Hunt, for three performances only-Friday, May 3 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 4 (7 p.m. & 10 p.m.). Tickets range in price from $65-$105 and are available beginning Thursday, January 17 at 7 a.m. PST by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Chanteuse Amanda King Celebrate Valentine's Day With Chanteuse Amanda King
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

This Valentine's Day, acclaimed chanteuse Amanda King will bring her new show, Movie Musical Magic, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only. Paying homage to the splendor of Hollywood movie musicals, King celebrates highlights from the treasury of songs that made movies and the movies that made songs. Tickets range in price from $20-$40 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. Tickets prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in her acclaimed solo concert for eight performances next week: January 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 7PM. There is a $85 cover charge, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $140-145. (more...)

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