Vernel Bagneris News

 
Date of Birth: July 31, 1949 (69)

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse's LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford. Check out photos below! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Interview: LOUIS & KEELY Stars Discuss Bringing the Show Back to L.A.
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 4, 2016

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA returns to the Geffen Playhouse this month in a revamped production produced by the award-winning Hershey Felder. Written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder and directed by Taylor Hackford, it is the story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith whose larger-than-life marriage and groundbreaking Las Vegas act featured an amazing cavalcade of hits that would forever secure their place in American musical history. (more...)

LOUIS & KEELY: LIVE AT THE SAHARA Returns to Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Hershey Felder presents Taylor Hackford's Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara, written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder, directed by Taylor Hackford. Featuring Anthony Crivello (Tony Award Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Vanessa Claire Stewart who originally created the part of Keely Smith, performances are scheduled December 30 through January 17 (press opening Wednesday, January 6) at the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

A NIGHT IN OLD NEW ORLEANS Set for State Theatre's Acopian Ballroom, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Orange Kellin's A Night In Old New Orleans featuring Vernel Bagneris brings talent fresh from Broadway and sounds straight from New Orleans. These seasoned performers will thrill listeners in the Acopian Ballroom of the State Theatre on Friday, February 13th. (more...)

BWW Previews: LETTERS FROM ZORA: IN HER OWN WORDS at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 26, 2014

Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick presents 'Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words' from October 9th through October 26th. Written by Gabrielle Denise Pina and directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks, this one-woman show stars Vanessa Bell Calloway. (more...)

SPANK!, Kathleen Madigan, Holiday Shows, The Freddy Awards, SISTER ACT & More Set for State Theatre Center for the Arts' 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 88th Season. Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Thursday, August 5th, to the public on Tuesday, August 19th. (more...)

RICHARD WESLEY'S PLAYBOOK Set for Crossroads Theatre Company, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Legacy Month, a celebration of Crossroads Theatre Company's history and contributions to the American cultural landscape, will continue with Richard Wesley's Playbook, a celebration of the prolific playwright and screenwriter's work with performances, video and testimonials on Sunday, March 2. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, 8/16-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, tonight, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Stars in 'ETHEL WATERS' at Luna Stage, 8/16-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Award-winning producers Michael & Barbara Ross will present Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins in Larry Parr's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW at Luna Stage in West Orange, New Jersey, for a limited run, August 16 - September 2, 2012. The production will be directed by award-winning director Dennis Courtney, with musical direction by Barry Levitt. (more...)

Waldo and T'ain't No Sin Present 'A Ragtime and Jazz Party Queens Theatre in the Park,' 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents 'T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party', 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $33 and are available at http://www.queenstheatre.org/or by phone at 718-760-0064. T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party is part of the American Express Cultural Heritage Series, which allows audiences to participate in a post-show talk back after the show. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents T'AIN'T NO SIN, A RAGTIME AND JAZZ PARTY 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents 'T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party', 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $33 and are available at http://www.queenstheatre.org/or by phone at 718-760-0064. T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party is part of the American Express Cultural Heritage Series, which allows audiences to participate in a post-show talk back after the show. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents T'AIN'T NO SIN, A RAGTIME AND JAZZ PARTY 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents T'ain't No Sin, A Ragtime and Jazz Party on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8pm in the Claire Shulman Playhouse Main Stage Theatre at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. (more...)

LOUIS & KEELY Celebrates 200th Performance Tonight 9/18; Announces 6th Extension
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

On the heels of tonight's show, which marks Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara's 200th performance in the Audrey Skirball Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, the cast of the hit musical announces its sixth extension. (more...)

Jubilee Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season Lineup, Tix On Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2009

Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director Ed Smith announces the theatre's 2009-2010 season, a lineup that opens with the sole North American production this year of The Dance on Widow's Row by Samm-Art Williams. (more...)

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