Latest Maury Yeston Stories

2009-11-20 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The vibrant and provocative musical production NINE, premiered on Broadway in 1982 to critical acclaim (winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical), and successfully revived in 2003 (winning another two Tonys, including Best Revival), is the most hotly anticipated movie of the holiday season, directed by Rob Marshall, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie (Stacy Ferguson),...

2008-07-20 06:00:27

By Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 20--The Otterbein College Theater and Dance Department will give central Ohioans a chance next season to see an acclaimed Broadway show making its first appearance here. Nine, the 1982 Tony winner for best musical, was revived on Broadway in 2003 but has never toured Columbus or received a major local production. Composer Maury Yeston (Grand Hotel, Titanic), author Arthur Kopit (Wings) and choreographer-director Tommy Tune adapted...

2008-07-15 18:00:00

By Daniel Fienberg, Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 15--Kate Hudson has joined the cast of the Weinstein Company's big screen version of "Nine," adding another Oscar nominee to the roster. The Tony-winning Broadway favorite will be brought to film by Oscar nominated director Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). Based loosely on the Fellini classic "8 1/2,""Nine" was adapted by Oscar nominee Michael Tolkin ("The Player") and Oscar winner Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient"), with music and lyrics by...

2008-06-22 12:00:20

By Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 22--An increasingly popular path to Broadway winds through Westerville: More Otterbein College graduates than ever are singing, dancing, acting or working on New York's Great White Way. Among those onstage: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, a swing dancer in Legally Blonde; and Aaron Ramey, a featured ensemble member in Curtains. Daniel Everidge, temporarily out of Grease because of an injury, will return soon to the original cast of the...

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