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Date of Birth: August 14, 1924 (96)

Birth Place: Mansfield, OH, USA
Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium VideoVideo Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a flashback video of the creators of Applause taking part in a Humanities Symposium in 1994.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More  VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOO VideoBWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica. 

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More VideoBWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Teases Song from BYE BYE BIRDIE VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Teases Song from BYE BYE BIRDIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Jennifer LOPEZ took to Instagram this week to share a clip of herself with daughter Emme decked out with the animal ear Snapchat filter and singing a few lines from the song 'How Lovely to Be a Woman' from the musical classic BYE BYE BIRDIE.

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Talks NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE: 'It's Very Close to My Heart'
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

At a press event held this week, Jennifer Lopez shared her excitement over starring in NBC's next live musical broadcast BYE BYE BIRDIE.

VIDEO: Nick Jonas to Star in NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE? J-Lo Teases 'Name Has Come Up'
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez shared some details about starring in the future NBC musical BYE BYE BIRDIE! and teases that Nick Jonas' name 'has come up' in early casting discussions.

VIDEO: NBC Promos Next Live Musical BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Jennifer Lopez
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC released a first promo for its next live musical BYE BYE BIRDIE during tonight's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las Vegas
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez is set to star as Rosie in the 2017 NBC Live Musical, Bye Bye Birdie. But this won't be the superstar's first time singing music from the iconic score-check out Lopez performing 'Lot of Livin' on the opening night of her show in Las Vegas below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.

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).

VIDEO: FUNNY OR DIE & Mary Birdsong Send Off John Boehner with BYE BYE BIRDIE Parody
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 27, 2015

FUNNY OR DIE just posted a hilarious BYE BYE BIRDIE parody send-off for departing Speaker of the House John Boehner, wishing him 'nothing but the best.'

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).

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Men of Signature Theatre's DINER - Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award® winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award® WinnerKathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the ensemble piece will feature Whitney Bashor (Barbara; Broadway's Bridges of Madison County and Signature's The Hollow), Bryan Fenkart (Modell; Broadway's Memphis), Aaron Finley (Billy; Broadway's Rock of Ages),Josh Grisetti (Shrevie; Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing), Erika Henningsen (Beth; Show Boat: Live from Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), Derek Klena (Boogie; Broadway's Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County and Second Stage'sDogfight), Adam Kantor (Eddie; Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal and Second Stage's The Last Five Years), Tess Soltau(Elyse; Broadway's The Addams Family), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick; Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,Pippin), and John Schiappa (Older Boogie; Broadway's Rocky, The Other Place, Wicked).

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).

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Watts & More in Encores! IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2013

Superman will return to the stage in the upcoming New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman. The production will feature Edward Watts in the title role with Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Adam Monley, Alli Mauzey, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman will play at City Center for seven performances, March 20 - 24, and will be directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights from the production below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with Edward Watts & the Cast of Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2013

The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the show. Check out what they had to say and catch a performance preview below!

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).

STAGE TUBE: Keenan-Bolger Goes Behind-The-Scenes of SUPERMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2010

Dallas Theater Center opened IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, starring Matt Cavenaugh as Clark Kent/Superman and Patrick Cassidy as arch-villain Max Menken on June 18, 2010. The production will run through July 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. SUPERMAN cast member Andrew Keenan-Bolger recently recored his experience backstage for MTI on their MTISpaceshow.com network. Click below to take his tour and meet the cast.

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