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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
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Evan Rachel Wood to Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES in ChicagoEvan Rachel Wood to Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will join the cast of “FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES,” an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) the second week of performances March 12 – 15, 2015. Evan Rachel Wood will replace Rumer Willis who will play “Basket Case” in the first week of performances March 5 – 8, 2015. Willis will be returning to Los Angeles to prepare for her upcoming, just announced debut on Season 20 of ABC's “Dancing With The Stars.' (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to Open at QPAC in SeptemberSTRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to Open at QPAC in September
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Global Creatures confirmed today that Baz Luhrmann's much-loved hit show STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will open in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in September 2015. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

PS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire DanesPS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire Danes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Lead by the capital campaign co-chairs Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel, and PS122's Board Vice President Charles Kerr, PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes - whose history of performing at PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically-acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. The April 20th Gala also expands PS122's Give Performance Space capital campaign and celebrates PS122's anticipated return to its newly renovated East Village building, the organization's home for 30 plus years. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly ClubJacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are two of Australia's leading operatic performers, and between them have won a slew of awards for their stunning portrayals of Opera's finest characters. In their new cabaret production, Strange Bedfellows, they play their darkest and rawest characters yet: themselves. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Frances Black Project presents, Commedia dell'Artichoke, a bi-monthly show created and performed by Carter Gill and Tommy Russell. Performed in classic commedia dell'arte mask, these two Yale Drama trained actors create a world of characters, such as Pulicinella, Tartaglia and Zanni, who live and work in a pizza shop in New York City. It's a story about following your dreams, being your own boss and the chaos that must ensue. February 22, 23 and 24 at 9:30pm at Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 114 10th Avenue (at 17th Street). General admission tickets are $30 and include a slice and drink of choice. Reserved seating is $40. Tickets are available online at http://www.francesblackprojects.com/#current-projects. The following performances with be April 19 & 20 at Artichoke Basille's. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/6/2015 - CHURCHILL, LOVE / SICK, SNOW ORCHID, GRAMMYs and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/6/2015 - CHURCHILL, LOVE / SICK, SNOW ORCHID, GRAMMYs and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 6, 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: CHURCHILL and LOVE / SICK start off-Broadway tonight, with THE LION and SNOW ORCHID opening this weekend, plus the GRAMMY Awards are set for Sunday! (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis and More Star in FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES, Starting Tonight in West HollywoodEvan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis and More Star in FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES, Starting Tonight in West Hollywood
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The hit FOR THE RECORD series breathes a new life into the movies by adapting the works of great directors into a theatrical concert setting. FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES at West Hollywood's DBA will showcase the works of acclaimed director John Hughes, by reliving his acclaimed coming of age 1980's teen flicks including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Performances begin tonight, February 6, and run through April 4. (more...)

Only On Netflix: The Get Down, An All-New Music-Driven Drama Series From Baz Luhrmann Set In New York City In The 70sOnly On Netflix: The Get Down, An All-New Music-Driven Drama Series From Baz Luhrmann Set In New York City In The 70s
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Get Down,a new Netflix Original Series, from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016. The series marks Luhrmann's first music-driven drama since the global hit Moulin Rouge! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Netflix Orders All-New Musical Drama Series from Baz LuhrmannVIDEO: First Look - Netflix Orders All-New Musical Drama Series from Baz Luhrmann
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Get Down, A new Netflix Original Series, from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016. The series marks Luhrmann's first music-driven drama since the global hit Moulin Rouge! (more...)

Costumes from Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM on View at Highpoint Shopping CentreCostumes from Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM on View at Highpoint Shopping Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

For a limited time, Melbourne residents have the opportunity to get up-close to a selection of the stunning costumes from TOTEM, the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil production now playing under the Big Top at Flemington Racecourse. (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHESEvan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Evan Rachel Wood is set to star in a new musical titled 'For the Record: Dear John Hughes,' which will have a theatrical run at West Hollywood's DBA from February 6th through April 4th. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Extends in MelbourneSTRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Extends in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical opened this weekend at her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Following the acclaimed first night, three weeks of performances have been added to the engagement, which is now playing through May 3, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM in MelbourneReview Roundup: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM in Melbourne
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

Breaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on BroadwayBreaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Producer Kevin McCollum is proud to announce that Broadway favorite leading men and 'Smash' costars, two time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) will return to the stage to star in Something Rotten!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights set on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from the Beatles to Broadway to Opera and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to the Great White Way. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Coming to Broadway Playhouse in MarchFOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Coming to Broadway Playhouse in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced "FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES," an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes, will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement March 5 - March 15, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum has just announced that SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy -winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

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