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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
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Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music DramaGiancarlo Esposito Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music Drama
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Giancarlo Esposito is the latest to join Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Netflix music drama THE GET DOWN. (more...)

Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19Laurie Beechman to Celebrate 100th Show by Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will celebrate the 100th performance by RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon and her cohort Major Scales on Friday, June 19th. The evening will feature a pre-show unveiling of a special hand-painted outdoor mural on the front of the building and a post-performance champagne toast. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYCORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Todd Susman to Star in WHEN BLOOD RAN RED at KulturfestNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Orange is the New Black mainstay cast member Todd Susman, who plays Harold Bloom, father of series lead Larry Biggs in the Netflix hit, helms the casting of this new drama along with Tony Award nominee Jonathan C. Kaplan, (Falsettos, The Diary of Anne Frank), Opera icon Lawrence Craig (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, on Monday, June 15 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Hip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This SummerHip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

'Spanning small-town Windsor and sophisticated Venice, our 2015 season incorporates romance, wit, suspense and even finance. Join us as we explore both the outrageously funny and the sadistically dark sides of revenge and justice, commerce, courtship, and the social order,' said Jason Marr, Artistic Director of Hip to Hip. (more...)

Jaden Smith Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music DramaJaden Smith Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Music Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Actor and musician Jaden Smith is joining Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down. Smith joins the cast for the 1970s Bronx series in the role of Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling, 18, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.   (more...)

Full Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & MoreFull Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

TAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityTAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Sarah Jebian* presents her acclaimed cabaret act, Taking Flight: Songs of Hope, which combines her long-time love of music with her passion for social equality. Created and performed by Jebian, with piano accompaniment by David Libby, and directed by Robb Hillman and David McMullin, Taking Flight will be performed on Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 27th at 8pm, Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30pm, Monday, July 6th at 7pm and Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm in the Downstairs Theatre at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street as part of the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWNYahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Cast of Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down, is adding Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to its growing cast. Abdul-Mateen will play 'Cadillac,' a fly gangster and prince of the disco world who's the owner and proprietor of the most notorious after-hours night spot in the Bronx. (more...)

Which Musical Will Play London's Palace Theatre This Autumn?Which Musical Will Play London's Palace Theatre This Autumn?
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Now that THE COMMITMENTS are leaving The Palace this autumn, several shows are vying for the open venue, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Brooklyn-Born Jimmy Smits to Lead Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series THE GET DOWNBrooklyn-Born Jimmy Smits to Lead Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2015

Deadline writes that Jimmy Smits will star in Baz Lurhmann's upcoming Netflix series THE GET DOWN. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann Goes Vegas! New Musical to Take Residency at Mandalay BayBaz Luhrmann Goes Vegas! New Musical to Take Residency at Mandalay Bay
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2015

A new 'musical spectacular' featuring a unique tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Baz Luhrmann is set to take up residency at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay. (more...)

Hip Hop Icon Grandmaster Flash joins Baz Luhrmann's Netflix original series THE GET DOWNHip Hop Icon Grandmaster Flash joins Baz Luhrmann's Netflix original series THE GET DOWN
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Iconic founding father of hip hop Grandmaster Flash will serve as associate producer and advisor on Netflix original series THE GET DOWN from creator Baz Luhrmann. (more...)

Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM FacultyBroadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has appointed leading Broadway producer Kevin McCollum to the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor. McCollum's initial appointment will be for three years and will become effective in August of 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Alfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLESAlfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe will return to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables Tuesday, September 1. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will give his final performance as Valjean on Sunday, August 30. Boe made his Broadway debut as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed production La Boheme, for which he and his co-stars received a special Tony Award in 2003 for their performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Ben Davis, Joyce DeWitt and More to Star in Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!Ben Davis, Joyce DeWitt and More to Star in Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer stock theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, has announced the casting for the theatre's 65th Anniversary summer season. Included in the casts will be the star of a current, long-running CBS television series, a star from one of the classic TV sitcoms of the 1970s and '80s, a Tony Award-winning, internationally-acclaimed baritone, and a veteran stage actor offering his final performance in his one-man show directed by an Oscar Award-winning director. Franklin County Visitors Bureau is the season's sponsor. (more...)

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