Date of Birth: July 15
Birth Place: South Dakota, USA
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STAGE TUBE: Bdwy's Best Speak Out About 'THINGS TO RUIN'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2009

THINGS TO RUIN is about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don't have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to. Performed by a cast of viciously talented young singers and a highly flammable four-piece band led by Joe himself, THINGS TO RUIN rocks with an occasionally profane and always heartfelt explosion of music and high drama. (more...)

BWW TV: NYMF 2009 - THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Andy Sandberg (Hair) present The Last Smoker in America with Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show, Tony Award Nominee), and Music by Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao, Drama Desk Nominee). (more...)

BWW TV: NYMF 2009 - THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Andy Sandberg (Hair) present The Last Smoker in America with Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show, Tony Award Nominee), and Music by Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao, Drama Desk Nominee). (more...)

BWW TV: SIDE SHOW Scoop! Bill Russell Spills Details About New Bill Condon-Helmed Revival Production!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2012

At the press event today for THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, BWW couldn't resist asking Bill Russell (book and lyrics) for the scoop on the upcoming revival of SIDE SHOW. Click below to get the latest on how much of the show is being revised and more! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Meet The Cast, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and to speak with the exciting team. Click below to go inside the press day! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), began performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. BoadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch First Footage from La Jolla Playhouse's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. The show was just featured in a special on KPBS, and you can go behind the scenes of the project below. Plus, check out the first video footage from the new production on stage! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Come Look at the Freaks! Watch Highlights from La Jolla Playhouse's SIDE SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you exclusive highlights from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of La Jolla's Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with La Jolla Playhouse, presents a re-imagining of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show. Directed by Academy Award winning director Bill Condon, the musical will play at La Jolla Playhouse now through December 17 and will open at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in spring 2014. (more...)

13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- SIDE SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 29, 2013

2014 is upon us, which means that it's time to look back on all of the highs and lows that this past theatre season has brought. BroadwayWorld is wrapping up the year by tributing our favorite moments of 2013, and in this series, we're highlighting 13 of our favorite musical moments on stage in just 30 seconds. Below, check out a 30 second clip from one of our favorite musicals of the year- Side Show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals with the Cast of PAGEANT!
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST returns for the first time to the New York stage in more than twenty years. The show will run each Monday night in February, with performances on February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Red Lacquer Club, home of Lucky Cheng's - 240 West 52nd Street. The full cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia), Douglas Lyons(Beautiful), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki) and features Tony nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers; Big Fish) as the host. In the video below, go inside rehearsals with the cast! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Heads to AMERICAN SONGBOOK- Our Favorite Performances, Plus Songs and Scoop!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 5, 2014

Norm Lewis makes his eagerly anticipated solo debut at American Songbook on Saturday night at 8:30pm. The show is SOLD OUT, and has been for weeks, and he has been in what he calls 'training' for the last few months. His musical director is Joseph Joubert (Motown, The Color Purple, Violet, Leap of Faith) and the evening is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander., for whom Norm did 'Javert' along with Hugh Panaro as 'Valjean' in last summer's blockbuster success of LES MISERABLES at The Muny in St. Louis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Skivvies Sing SIDE SHOW with Norm Lewis at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

Come look at the freaks! Last night at 54 Below, performers celebrated Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's Side Show in 'I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show.' Directed by Russell, the special concert featured the talents of Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you two performances from the Skivvies, including 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'The Devil You Know' featuring original Side Show star Norm Lewis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SIDE SHOW Begins Rehearsals at Kennedy Center - Catch Up with Erin Davie, Emily Padgett & More!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2014

Rehearsals for the newly reimagined production of Side Show at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, running June 14 to July 13, 2014, kicked off today, with new faces joining the cast previously assembled at the La Jolla Playhouse. Below, catch up with Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, starring as the Hilton sisters, Side Show's cast and crew, and more on the first day of rehearsals! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Kennedy Center's SIDE SHOW 'Attractions' Photo Shoot
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents a reimagined production of Side Show, set to run in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music byHenry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Below, check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's recent 'Attractions' photo shoot! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music byHenry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at a behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look at the Freaks! Watch Scenes from SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents SIDE SHOW, which runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through July 13, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show, plus close-ups of the company performing 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'Who Will Love Me As I Am?'! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT Visits GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

The cast of Off-Broadway's PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday for a two-part interview and performance - check out their appearance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway's SIDE SHOW Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of SIDE SHOW revealed the production's key artwork last month, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett. Directed by Academy Award-winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), who will be making his theatrical directorial debut with the production, Side Show opens on Broadway this fall. Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot below! (more...)

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