Date of Birth: March 17, 1960 (59)

Birth Place: Cincinnati, OH, USA
ABC News Presents a Two-Hour Television Event on the Life and Tragic Death of Legendary Actor Phil Hartman Sept. 19ABC News Presents a Two-Hour Television Event on the Life and Tragic Death of Legendary Actor Phil Hartman Sept. 19
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Phil Hartman is best known for his iconic impersonations of Bill Clinton in countless “Saturday Night Live” skits, voicing Troy McClure on “The Simpsons” and starring in the sitcom “NewsRadio.” Despite his professional success, Hartman's personal life was far from perfect. In the early hours of May 28, 1998, Phil's wife, Brynn, fatally shot him before she died by suicide. Now, over 20 years after their deaths, a two-hour ABC News television event details Phil's life, legacy and tragic murder. The news special features an exclusive interview with Gregory Omdahl, Brynn's brother, speaking out to set the record straight about his sister; exclusive Hartman family home videos that give a rare look into the lives of one of Hollywood's most intriguing couples; and a never-before-seen interview with Phil. “The Last Days of Phil Hartman” airs Thursday, Sept. 19 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.   (more...)

Izabela Rose Leads Ensemble Cast for New Disney Channel Original Movie UPSIDE-DOWN MAGICIzabela Rose Leads Ensemble Cast for New Disney Channel Original Movie UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Newcomer Izabela Rose and Siena Agudong ('No Good Nick') have been cast in 'Upside-Down Magic,' a Disney Channel Original Movie based on The New York Times bestselling fantasy-fiction children's books of the same name. Vicki Lewis ('Finding Nemo,' 'Newsradio'), Kyle Howard ('My Boys'), Elie Samouhi ('Bizaardvark'), Alison Fernandez ('Once Upon a Time') and Max Torina ('Raven's Home') will also star. Suzanne Farwell ('The Holiday,' 'Something's Gotta Give'), Susan Cartsonis ('Descendants 3,' 'The Duff') will executive produce, along with Joe Nussbaum ('Just Add Magic,' 'Gabby Duran & The Unsittables'), who also serves as director. Production begins today and the movie is slated to air next summer. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Announced For THE MUNY's 101st SeasonTaylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Announced For THE MUNY's 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda. (more...)

BWW Flashback: ANASTASIA Concludes Broadway Run Today- Relive the Home, Love & Family!BWW Flashback: ANASTASIA Concludes Broadway Run Today- Relive the Home, Love & Family!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, after two successful years on Broadway, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on today, March 31, 2019. Upon closing, Anastasia will have played 808 regular and 34 preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Nassim Soleimanpour Explores Language and Friendship With a New Actor Each Night in NASSIMBWW Interview: Nassim Soleimanpour Explores Language and Friendship With a New Actor Each Night in NASSIM
by Marika O'Hara - Mar 6, 2019

Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright whose new play NASSIM is currently being presented by Barrow Street Theatricals at New York City Center Stage II. NASSIM has previously played to sold-out audiences across the globe and features a unique set-up of a new guest actor at each performance who has not read or rehearsed the play. Soleimanpour previously explored this concept in his play WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, which ran Off-Broadway for nine months in 2016. So far in its run, NASSIM has been performed by guest actors such as Michael Urie, Tatiana Maslany, Beth Malone, Ethan Slater, Kate Walsh and many more. Nassim Soleimanpour talked to BroadwayWorld about working with these amazing guest artists, how NASSIM differs from WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, and the difficult process that almost didn't allowed him to be in the country for the play's American premiere. (more...)

Jelani Alladin, Tracy Letts And More Join Rotating Cast For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIMJelani Alladin, Tracy Letts And More Join Rotating Cast For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through early March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/19: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens, New FROZEN Cast Members Begin, and More!Wake Up With BWW 2/19: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens, New FROZEN Cast Members Begin, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Grab your coffee and catch up on today's top stories from around the Broadway World! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ANASTASIA Gets a Makeover with Christy Altomare and Cody SimpsonUp on the Marquee: ANASTASIA Gets a Makeover with Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2019

Before the holidays, the cast welcomed Australian pop star Cody Simpson in the role of Dmitry.He joined Christy Altomare as Anastasia, and John Bolton, Judy Kaye, Vicki Lewis and Max von Essen. Below, check out the new marquee at the Broadhurst, featuring the show's new leading duo- Altomare and Simpson! (more...)

Neil Berg's FIFTY YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL Brings The Stars Of Broadway's Greatest Rock Musicals To The McCallumNeil Berg's FIFTY YEARS OF ROCK AND ROLL Brings The Stars Of Broadway's Greatest Rock Musicals To The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 18, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock and Roll for three performances - Tuesday, March 5, at 8:00pm, and Wednesday, March 6, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.  With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock and Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often-unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever. From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The German Cast of ANASTASIA Singing 'In A Crowd of Thousands'VIDEO: Get A First Look At The German Cast of ANASTASIA Singing 'In A Crowd of Thousands'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

In the video below, watch as Judith Caspari (Anya) Milan van Waardenburg (Dimitri) sing 'In A Crowd Of Thousands' from the upcoming Germany debut of ANASTASIA! (more...)

#TBT: Taking a Journey to ANASTASIA's Past!#TBT: Taking a Journey to ANASTASIA's Past!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on Sunday, March 31, 2019 after two successful years on Broadway. In honor of the show's incredible two-year run, we're living in the land of yesterday and taking a look back at the show's Broadway opening night in April 2017. (more...)

ANASTASIA To Play Final Broadway Performance March 31ANASTASIA To Play Final Broadway Performance March 31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After two successful years on Broadway, the musical adaptation of the hit animated fil, ANASTASIA will play its final performance on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (more...)

Cody Simpson Extends in ANASTASIA Through April 14Cody Simpson Extends in ANASTASIA Through April 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The producers of Anastasia have announced that Cody Simpson has extended his engagement in the hit musical for eight additional weeks. Simpson made his Broadway debut as "Dmitry" on November 29, 2018 and will continue to star in the Broadway production through April 14, 2019. (more...)

Christy Altomare & Cody Simpson to Perform Post-Show Duet Jan. 17Christy Altomare & Cody Simpson to Perform Post-Show Duet Jan. 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Following the evening performance on Thursday, January 17, ANASTASIA stars Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson will return onstage for a special acoustic performance of the beloved song "Once Upon a December." Simpson will accompany the duet on guitar. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson Duet on Acoustic 'Once Upon a December'VIDEO: Watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson Duet on Acoustic 'Once Upon a December'
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2018

Earlier this month, Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia as leading man 'Dmitry.' Below, watch as Simpson duets with Christy Altomare on a never-before-heard acoustic arrangement of "Once Upon a December'! (more...)

BWW TV: It's His Petersburg Now! Cody Simpson Talks Stepping In as ANASTASIA's New DmitryBWW TV: It's His Petersburg Now! Cody Simpson Talks Stepping In as ANASTASIA's New Dmitry
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2018

Earlier this month, Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia as leading man 'Dmitry.'  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Cody Simpson In ANASTASIA On Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look At Cody Simpson In ANASTASIA On Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia last  as leading man 'Dmitry.' See all-new photos of Cody in the production below! (more...)

Constantine Germanacos and Penny Fuller Will Join the Company of ANASTASIAConstantine Germanacos and Penny Fuller Will Join the Company of ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Anastasia will welcome new cast members to the Broadhurst Theatre this winter. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, original company member Constantine Germanacos will rejoin the hit Broadway musical as "Gleb." Emmy Award Winner Penny Fuller will assume the role of the "Dowager Empress" the week of January 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cody Simpson Takes His First Bows in ANASTASIAPhoto Coverage: Cody Simpson Takes His First Bows in ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2018

Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia last night, November 29, as leading man 'Dmitry.' BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, and you can check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo: First Look at Cody Simpson Debuting as Dmitry in ANASTASIAPhoto: First Look at Cody Simpson Debuting as Dmitry in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Check out the first photo of new Anastasia cast member Cody Simpson as "Dmitry." Simpson will make his Broadway debut this Thursday, November 29. (more...)

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