November 13, 1994 |
More than four decades after starting out in the business, and two decades after more or less retiring from the hit parade, songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller still stand as the most successful non-performing writing partnership in the history of rock 'n' roll. Imagine that no one else but these two had ever written a rock song.
July 31, 1990 |
Jerry Zaks Goes to Jujamcyn: Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks has resigned as director in residence at the Lincoln Center Theater, and will join Jujamcyn Theaters Sept. 15 in a salaried, untitled position that will allow him to develop plays and musicals for the company's five Broadway theaters. Officials said it is believed to be the first time that a theater owning and producing organization has retained a director on its staff.
August 26, 2009 |
Broadway actress Rachel York is going to have to learn to sing and dance in heavy fur coats for her latest stage role. York will play the fur-loving uber-villainess Cruella de Vil in the new stage musical "101 Dalmatians," which is set to open at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on June 8, 2010, for a two-week run as part of the Broadway/L.A. series. The show, directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks, will premiere as a North American tour that will kick off in October in Minneapolis.
December 9, 2005 |
David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in a revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," Herman Wouk's stage adaptation of his bestselling novel that later became a hit movie. The courtroom drama will open May 7 at a theater to be announced, with preview performances to begin April 14. Schwimmer, a former co-star of "Friends," will play the role of Lt. Barney Greenwald in the production, which will be directed by Jerry Zaks. Zeljko Ivanek will co-star as the infamous Lt. Cmdr.
November 14, 2009
A public feud between Broadway stars Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein turns out to have been a publicity hoax surrounding their costarring roles in a new production of "All About Me," Variety reports. The trade reports that it will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Robert G. Bartner and Ambassador Theatre Group, with previews slated to start March 6 before opening March 23. The pair had been issuing combative press releases about each another ostensibly over the coincidence of their plans to put on shows with similar titles: Dame Edna's "It's All About Me" and Feinstein's "All About Me."
July 10, 2013 |
"Sister Act" has been on quite the pilgrimage since its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2006. Retooled for London's West End after a run at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, the show underwent further revision before making its way to Broadway, where it received five Tony nominations in a season dominated by another musical shimmying insouciantly to the Lord, "The Book of Mormon. " Those soulful (in the R&B sense) nuns have returned to Los Angeles in this touring Broadway production, which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre.