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Alan Cumming News

Date of Birth: January 27, 1965 (50)
Birth Place: Perthshire, SCOTLAND
Gender: Male
DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING to Play Laurie Beechman, 9/19 -17DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING to Play Laurie Beechman, 9/19 -17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: FLAT & LACKING at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Alan Cumming, Michael Stipe, Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, and Margaret Cho) stunned and clamoring for more. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

Lillias White Will Perform in BC/EFA Benefit Cabaret at Bucks County PlayhouseLillias White Will Perform in BC/EFA Benefit Cabaret at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White will bring her delicious, showstopping, once-in-a-generation song stylings to this year's Bucks County Cabaret (#buckscountycabaret), a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening of song will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/25/2015 - Misty Dances Into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Opens HAMLET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Misty dances into ON THE TOWN, Benedict Cumberbatch brings HAMLET to life and more! (more...)

Alan Cumming Will Bring SAPPY SONGS Across the US Starting This Fall!Alan Cumming Will Bring SAPPY SONGS Across the US Starting This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Earlier this year, Alan Cumming made his Cafe Carlyle debut with his solo show, ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS, in which he performed songs full of emotion and authenticity by artists as diverse as Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, Jerry Herman and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. Now he is taking his show on the road beginning this fall. The itinerary is as follows: (more...)

Alan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAlan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that Tony winner and human rights activist Alan Cumming will be the recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award. The award, previously awarded to LGBT civil right hero Edie Windsor, is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. Mr. Cumming will be given the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

Who Was Marie and What Was The Crisis?  The Story Behind The Piano Bar's NameWho Was Marie and What Was The Crisis? The Story Behind The Piano Bar's Name
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2015

American history and bohemian culture combine over showtunes. (more...)

Traverse Theatre Announces Autumn 2015 Season, to Close with TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEARTraverse Theatre Announces Autumn 2015 Season, to Close with TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

As the Traverse Theatre enjoys an acclaimed Festival programme it launches its Autumn season today (17 August), featuring a programme of world-class productions, festivals and engagement events. Traverse Theatre Company production, Tracks of the Winter Bear by Rona Munro and Stephen Greenhorn, premieres on 9 December, bringing to a close a season of work that reinforces the Traverse's position as one of the UK's foremost new writing theatres.  (more...)

New Season Guide Showcases Scottsdale's 2015-16 Arts OfferingsNew Season Guide Showcases Scottsdale's 2015-16 Arts Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has released its new 45-page 2015–16 season guide, showcasing a star-studded lineup of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam MendesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Speculates on Musical Episode of THE GOOD WIFEVIDEO: Christine Baranski Speculates on Musical Episode of THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The actress speculates on a musical episode of her show THE GOOD WIFE. 'I think it can only be done in a fantasy situation,' she said. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITEAna Gasteyer Boards TBS Pilot & New Netflix Series LADY DYNAMITE
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

According to Deadline, stage favorite Ana Gasteyer has a pair of new television gigs lined up. (more...)

Colin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 SeasonColin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Landmark on Main Street is pleased to announce the first 26 shows in our 2015-16 season.  (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2015

After a SOLD OUT engagement last fall, #SOBLESSED Live! returns to 54 BELOW on July 27th at 9:30 p.m., benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash') and Adam Kaplan (Newsies) join host Lesli Margherita (Matilda) in #SOBLESSED Live! featuring Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, AEA PRESIDENT!), Alex Wyse (Deaf West's Spring Awakening), Chelsea Nachman (Twitter) as Laura Benanti. (more...)

Amy Irving Joins THE GOOD WIFE; Michael J. Fox to Return for Season 7Amy Irving Joins THE GOOD WIFE; Michael J. Fox to Return for Season 7
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

THE GOOD WIFE is set to see a familiar face and gain another Broadway vet for its seventh season. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 18-24
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Got caught up watching Lin-Manuel singing NEWSIES at the 'Ham4Ham' Lottery? Celebrated National Vanilla Ice Cream Day with too many Schmakary's ice cream sandwiches? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Top 10! Celebrate Kristin Chenoweth's Birthday with Our Favorite Performances!STAGE TUBE: Top 10! Celebrate Kristin Chenoweth's Birthday with Our Favorite Performances!
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth!! Today is Tony Award winner and Broadway veteran, Kristin Chenoweth's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the Top 10 Kristin Chenoweth videos. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC! (more...)

On the Twentieth Century Closes on BroadwayOn the Twentieth Century Closes on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 23, 2015

On the Twentieth Century, our final musical revival of the 2014-2015 season, closed on Sunday, July 19 at the American Airlines Theatre. The critically acclaimed production played a total of 144 performances from its first preview on February 12.  Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, On the Twentieth Century came in with a roar and was greeted with rave reviews from publications such as The New York Times, Variety, and Daily News. Audiences thoroughly enjoyed this 'screwball comedy' that was 'performed with manic energy by a super cast toplined by charismatic stars' (Variety). (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton LotteryBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

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