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Bio:
Broadway credits include West Side Story, The Front Page, The Audience, Twelfth Night/Richard III (with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Little Foxes, Blackbird, The Norman Conquests, The Columnist. National Tour: Twelve Angry Men. Numerous Off-Broadway and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway credits include West Side Story, The Front Page, The Audience, Twelfth Night/Richard III (with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Little Foxes, Blackbird, The Norman Conquests, The Columnist. National Tour: Twelve Angry Men. Numerous Off-Broadway and ... (read complete bio)
Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & M Photo Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

VIDEOS: North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents THEATRE CONVERSATIONS With Richard Dre Photo VIDEOS: North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents THEATRE CONVERSATIONS With Richard Dreyfuss, Omri Schein, and Yvette Freeman
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2020

To keep audience engaged during this crisis, North Coast Repertory Theatre has created Theatre Conversations which was launched on March 26th.

Photo Flash: Original Stars Carol Lawrence and Jaime Sanchez Return to WEST SIDE STOR Photo Photo Flash: Original Stars Carol Lawrence and Jaime Sanchez Return to WEST SIDE STORY
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2020

Tonight (tonight)'s the night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. Just last night, however, the company welcomed two very special guests- original Maria, Carol Lawrence and original Chino, Jaime Sanchez. Check out photos of the pair as they visit the cast backstage over sixty years later!

VIDEO: The Cast of West Side Story Talk the Show's Return to Broadway on TODAY Photo VIDEO: The Cast of West Side Story Talk the Show's Return to Broadway on TODAY
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2020

Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Stor opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Dharon Jones and the rest of the young cast stopped by TODAY to talk about the show's return to Broadway.

Wake Up With BWW 2/20: WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/20: WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020

Today's top stories: West Side Story officially opens tonight, and more!

Photo Flash: First Look at Ivo van Hove's WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Ivo van Hove's WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 19, 2020

Tomorrow is the big night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story will open Thursday, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre. We've got your first look at the cast in action!

Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY Photo Dharon E. Jones Replaces Ben Cook in WEST SIDE STORY
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020

Dharon E. Jones, making his Broadway debut, will succeed actor Ben Cook in the role of 'Riff' in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, producers Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen announced today.

WEST SIDE STORY Has Broken All-Time Broadway Theatre House Record Photo WEST SIDE STORY Has Broken All-Time Broadway Theatre House Record
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Producers Scott Rudin / Barry Diller / David Geffen announced today that the Broadway return of the Jerome Robbins / Arthur Laurents / Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story, has once again broken the all-time Broadway Theatre house record for a single week, with a gross of $1,807,025.94. In 7 performances the previous week, West Side Story broke the record (with a gross of $1,497,319) held by Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ($1,479,889.97, established on 12/29/13, for an 8-performance week).

Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY - Now in Previews on Broadway! Photo Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019

West Side Story is officially in previews on Broadway! The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals! Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of Broadway-Bound WEST SIDE STORY in Rehearsals!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 2, 2019

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.

Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 15, 2019

Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove. Get ready to see the Jets and the Sharks hit the stage with a peek inside the rehearsal room with cast members including Ben Cook, Kevin Csolak and more. Check out these photos!

WEST SIDE STORY Revival Will Not Include 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet Photo WEST SIDE STORY Revival Will Not Include 'I Feel Pretty' and the 'Somewhere' Ballet
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2019

Ivo Van Hove's reimagined West Side Story is coming to Broadway this season. In a new interview with Vogue, he has revealed some of the changes he has made, including cutting two iconic moments from the original production.

Breaking: Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway; Full Photo Breaking: Isaac Powell & Shereen Pimentel Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that the previously announce revival of beloved musical West Side Story will begin previews on Dec. 10, 2019 and open February 6th at the Broadway Theatre.

Paper Mill Playhouse Names Michael Stotts New Managing Director Photo Paper Mill Playhouse Names Michael Stotts New Managing Director
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse announces the appointment of Michael Stotts as the theater's Managing Director.

BWW Review: Country Comic Legend Minnie Pearl Comes to Life at Chaffin's Barn Photo BWW Review: Country Comic Legend Minnie Pearl Comes to Life at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 8, 2018

Country comedy legend Minnie Pearl is brought to life thanks to Minnie Pearl: All The News From Grinder's Switch, a musical comedy revue making its debut this weekend at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in a very limited, four performance engagement through September 13. Directed with obvious respect by Joy Tilley Perryman and featuring a top-flight ensemble of tremendously talented actors, the newly created show from Belmont University professor and music historian Don Cusic takes a lovingly nostalgic look at the show business career of Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, the Hickman County native who rose to the top ranks of country stardom with the comic creation of her alter ego.

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Boggess and Boyd Gaines in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Boggess and Boyd Gaines in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2018

When is it wrong to love someone? Is love the highest ideal, or is kindness and duty even greater than love? Wharton's Pulitzer Prize winner isromantic and heartbreakingly unsentimental in its portrayal of a rigid society where 'people dreaded scandal more than disease.' 

Photo Flash: Boyd Gaines and Sierra Boggess Star in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford  Photo Photo Flash: Boyd Gaines and Sierra Boggess Star in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 10, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjakand Managing Director Michael Stotts present the world premiere of The Age of Innocence.

Breaking: Stockard Channing Will Reprise Role in APOLOGIA in Roundabout's Fall Season Photo Breaking: Stockard Channing Will Reprise Role in APOLOGIA in Roundabout's Fall Season
by Julie Musbach - Mar 26, 2018

New York City staple Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Tony & Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing will return to the New York stage in the Off-Broadway premiere of APOLOGIA, by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride). APOLOGIA will be directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Skintight). Channing returns to the role of "Kristin" in Apologia following an acclaimed run in London's West End in 2017.

Boyd Gaines, Sierra Boggess, and More Lead World Premiere of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at  Photo Boyd Gaines, Sierra Boggess, and More Lead World Premiere of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Age of Innocence, which will feature four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and more.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day, March 8- Helen MIrren Receives a Royal Opening for THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

stufffOn this day in 2015, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returned to Broadway with a stunning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production nabbed two Tony Awards, one for Mirren in the Leading Actress in a Play category and the other for Featured Actor in a Play, taken home by Richard McCabe for his portrayal of Harold Wilson.

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