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Bobbie, Walter
Bobbie, Walter

WALTER BOBBIE (Director) directed the New York productions of Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission, Cabin Pressure, The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, Durang/Durang, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, and A Grand Night for Singing. He was artistic director of City Center Encores!, where he also directed Fiorello!, Chicago, Tenderloin, Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, and Zorba! as well as the Carnegie Hall concerts of South Pacific and Carousel. Mr. Bobbie served for 12 years on the Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is the recipient of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.

 

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    The birthday of Walter Bobbie, director of FOOTLOOSE (the stage adaptation) and co-author of its book. Bobbie also directed the musical WHITE CHRISTMAS, and the 2005 concert version of SOUTH PACIFIC starring Reba McEntire.
    In 1993, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, a musical revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein's songs, opened on Broadway at Criterion Second Stage Right. It ran for 52 performances and received three Tony Award nominations.
    In 1994, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical revue A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING closed on Broadway after 52 performances and three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Book.