Date of Birth: February 28, 1939 (81)

Birth Place: Wichita Falls, TX, USA
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...)

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL IN CONCERT at The Green Room 42 BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL IN CONCERT at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 13, 2019

The Tony Award winning musical gets the concert treatment in an Actor's Fund Benefit at The Green Room 42 (more...)

BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on Her Broadway Career BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on Her Broadway Career
by Kevin Doheny - Nov 6, 2019

In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat. (more...)

BWW Review: KAREN AKERS brings Legendary Style to The Beach Cafe BWW Review: KAREN AKERS brings Legendary Style to The Beach Cafe
by Brady Schwind - Oct 28, 2019

KAREN AKERS brings Legendary Style to The Beach CafeKaren Akers holds that rarest of interpretive gifts: she makes a song feel as if you are experiencing it for the first time. Reimagining Cole Porter's 'It's Alright By Me' as a haunted beguine, she begins tremulous; a would be lover breathless with anticipation - the eyes downcast - coy - but twinkling with desire even as her clarion soprano announces: (more...)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Luba Mason to Appear in Concert with Billy Stritch GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Luba Mason to Appear in Concert with Billy Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

After a sold-out premiere this summer, on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9:30pm Broadway star and recording artist Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, Will Rogers Follies) will bring her acclaimed Broadway-centric concert Luba Mason a?" 5' 10a?? with pianist & music director Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli, Christine Ebersole) to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th Street). (more...)

Mark Morris Will Be Honored By The New York Landmarks Conservancy At 2019 Living Landmarks Celebration Mark Morris Will Be Honored By The New York Landmarks Conservancy At 2019 Living Landmarks Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

On November 6, 2019, The New York Landmarks Conservancy will host its 26th Living Landmarks Celebration at The Plaza. In addition to Mark Morris, this year's honorees are Carole Bailey French, Ted Mathas, H. Carl McCall, Emily K. Rafferty and Barbara & Donald Tober. The following previous honorees will also be involved: David Patrick Columbia as host, Peter Duchin and his Orchestra will provide entertainment, and Liz & Jeff Peek and Patsy & Jeff Tarr as Honorary Co-Chairs for the evening. More than 500 guests are expected to attend this 26th annual tribute. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: A Sunny Outlook Under the Sea BWW Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: A Sunny Outlook Under the Sea
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 18, 2019

The National (non-equity) Tour of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL settled in at the Boch Center's Wang Theatre this week and brought out families and children raised on the beloved Nickelodeon series. Joining a long list of animated shows adapted into Broadway musicals, this one is set apart by the clever collaboration with a wide variety of popular artists who composed individual songs, seamlessly curated, orchestrated, and arranged by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt (of Next to Normal). Based on the television series by Stephen Hillenburg, it was conceived and directed by Tina Landau and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, but the eclectic score is the crème de la crème of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. (more...)

Jill Senter Returns In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Jill Senter Returns In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Jill Senter returns for one night in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Sara Brunow As Muriel O'Neil Education & Engagement Director Asolo Rep Announces Sara Brunow As Muriel O'Neil Education & Engagement Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces Sara Brunow as its Muriel O'Neil Education & Engagement Director*. (more...)

William Electric Black Reverses Races in THE WHITES William Electric Black Reverses Races in THE WHITES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

James Baldwin wrote in 1962, 'The brutality with which Negroes are treated in this country simply cannot be overstated, however unwilling white men may be to hear it. In the beginninga?'and neither can this be overstateda?'a Negro just cannot believe that white people are treating him as they do; he does not know what he has done to merit it. (more...)

Joe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott Award Joe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced that acclaimed Director Joe Mantello will be honored with the a?oeMr. Abbotta?? Award, given to a Broadway Director or Choreographer for a lifetime of outstanding contributions. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces The 2020 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS Participating Schools And Productions Theatre Under The Stars Announces The 2020 TOMMY TUNE AWARDS Participating Schools And Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 46 schools participating in the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards. (more...)

Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Below Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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. (more...)

Bob Fosse's SWEET CHARITY Announced At Film Forum Bob Fosse's SWEET CHARITY Announced At Film Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Bob Fosse's SWEET CHARITY (1969), based on the smash Broadway hit written by Neil Simon, starring Shirley MacLaine, will run in a new 4K restoration at Film Forum on Sunday, October 13 at 4:30 and Monday, October 14 at 2:30. Both screenings will be introduced by Kevin Winkler, author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical (available both days at our concession), with book signings in the lobby following both events. (more...)

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