Date of Birth: September 16, 1924 (95)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City CenterVIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand (www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com) a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), is currently playing at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and is produced  by Dennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People's Money). Starring Three time Tony® Award Nominee and Tony® Award winner, Len Cariou  (title role in Sweeney Todd; A Little Night Music with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold; Applause starring Lauren Bacall; 'Blue Bloods') and Craig Bierko (Tony® Award  and Drama Desk Award nominee, Music Man; 'The Long Kiss Goodnight, 'UnREAL,' 'Blue Bloods'), Harry Townsend's Last Stand opens Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4. (more...)

BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is All AboutBWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is All About
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 11, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre CompanyPhoto/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award® winner James Cagney, launches Pioneer Theatre Company's (Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg & Managing Director, Chris Massimine) season this Fall. Opening Friday, September 20, the limited engagement runs  through October 5. Tickets are available as part of a season subscription package by calling (801) 581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/16- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Broadway Casts Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Josh Groban performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel in tribute to members of the Broadway community who passed away this year (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/15- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Snubbed? Watch OSCARS' In Memoriam Tribute
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Last night's Academy Awards ceremony paid tribute to Hollywood's finest who passed away over the previous year. (more...)

VIDEO: TCM Remembers Film Greats Lost in 2014 - Mike Nichols, Lauren Bacall and More!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Turner Classic Movies just posted its annual remembrance of film industry contributors who passed away in 2014, including stage vets Mike Nichols, Lauren Bacall and more. Watch and pay your respects in the video below... (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. Check out the moving appearance below! (more...)

AUDIO: 'Judy Garland' Performs 'To Build a Home' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2014

JudyCast.com has posted a new version of the legendary songstress taking on 'To Build A Home' from Jason Robert Brown's Tony-nominated show THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on their YouTube channel - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promo - Candice Guardino's ITALIAN BRED Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

Acclaimed writer/performer Candice Guardino appears in the outrageous premiere of Italian Bred Off-Broadway, produced by Bull By The Horns Productions & 22Q Entertainment LLC. Check out a promo for the one-woman show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Epic Mickey 2 Video Game to Feature Musical Score
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2012

Emmy-winning composer Jim Dooley and lyricist Mike Himelstein have written the score (Dooley) and the songs (Dooley & Himelstein) for the first video game musical: Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Epic Mickey 2 is the first video game to use songs to drive the story forward, and one of the lead characters (the mad doctor) only communicated via song. Check out a sneak peek of the innovative new game below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

BWW TV: Matt Rodrigues Inside The Actor's Fund's West Coast Tony Party Honoring Hal Holbrook!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2011

On Sunday, June 12, BroadwayWorld.com brought you special and exclusive coverage throughout the night of the 65th Annual Tony Awards, airing on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, including backstage videos, photos, speech transcriptions, winners stories, blogs and all the latest from the after parties. The night's big winner was The Book of Mormon, which took home nine prizes, including Best Musical. War Horse and Anything Goes were also evening standouts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Tributes the Tonys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2011

The 2009 Drama Desk Award winner Celebrity Autobiography performed a special one-night-only Broadway themed edition-Celebrity Autobiography Salutes the Tony Awards-on Monday, June 6 at New York's Triad Theater with a cast including Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Tovah Feldshuh, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Julian Sands, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Kane and Alan Zweibel. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside CACTUS FLOWER Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Mar 16, 2011

Last Week, off-Broadway's Cactus Flower opened in New York City. Cast members include Jenni Barber (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Emily Walton (August: Osage County), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2), Lois Robbins ('Ryan's Hope'), Anthony Reimer ('Rescue Me'), John Herrera (The Times, They are a Changin'), Robin Skye (Parade) and Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?). Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening and brings you coverage of the after-party below! (more...)

BWW TV Broadway Beat Meets the Cast of CACTUS FLOWER
by Broadway Beat - Feb 3, 2011

The cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Abe Burrows' classic comedy Cactus Flower met the press and Broadway Beat was there! Cast members include Jenni Barber (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Emily Walton (August: Osage County), Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2), Lois Robbins ('Ryan's Hope'), Anthony Reimer ('Rescue Me'), John Herrera (The Times, They are a Changin'), Robin Skye (Parade) and Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?). (more...)

Cromer Says Franco Debut in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH Likely
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2011

James Franco, will co-host the 2011 Oscars has confirmed to MTV news that he will co-star with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Broadway revival of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, according to Showbiz411.com. Franco says that he will appear appear as Chance Wayne, in the Fall 2011 production, which will be directed by David Cromer. (more...)

TV: James Franco Confirms Broadway Debut in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH with Nicole Kidman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 28, 2011

James Franco, will co-host the 2011 Oscars has confirmed to MTV news that he will co-star with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Broadway revival of SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, according to Showbiz411.com. Franco says that he will appear appear as Chance Wayne, in the Fall 2011 production, which will be directed by David Cromer. (more...)

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