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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
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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...)

Jinkx Monsoon's THE VAUDEVILLIANS Will Return Off-Broadway with New ShowJinkx Monsoon's THE VAUDEVILLIANS Will Return Off-Broadway with New Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run in 2013 (which attracted the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, and RuPaul), a national tour, a 3-month Australian tour (with a nomination for the Aussie equivalent of a Tony Award), and a summer run in Provincetown, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will return to New York with the World Premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY, a new musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. Previews of this 6-week limited Off-Broadway engagement begins May 21 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with opening set for Sunday, May 31 at 1pm. (more...)

Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera School Present LA TRAVIATA at Artscape in MayCape Town Opera and UCT Opera School Present LA TRAVIATA at Artscape in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School present perennial opera favourite LA TRAVIATA, with multiple casts of talented young students sporting vintage 1900-inspired costumes in Giuseppe Verdi's emotional masterpiece. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Joins Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer TonightMandy Patinkin Joins Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes, whose history with PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. In addition, New York City Council Member Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will receive the Shining Star Award for his unwavering dedication to New York City arts and culture. (more...)

Female Lead Set for Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series THE GET DOWNFemale Lead Set for Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series THE GET DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Following on the heels of Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann has discovered his new leading lady, who will make her acting debut in The Get Down, Luhrmann's new Netflix Original Series set to debut in 2016. (more...)

Netflix Announces First Four Actors Cast in Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWNNetflix Announces First Four Actors Cast in Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's new Netflix Original Series, The Get Down, has cast its first four young male leads, a rag tag group of teenagers who are wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70's. (more...)

Folger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film ScreeningsFolger Theatre & Capitol Riverfront BID to Celebrate Shakespeare Birthday with Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare's birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, and Franco Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew will begin at sundown, between 7:30 and 8pm each night. Actors from Folger Theatre's production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (on stage May 12 through June 21) will be present to introduce the screenings and area vendors will be on hand to provide refreshments. Bard in the Yards represents an exciting collaboration between Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID in a burgeoning area just south of Capitol Hill. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

The latest edition covered 1941 to 1965, featuring songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oliver!, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the evening below! (more...)

Thomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-OnlyThomas Dekker to Join Jinkx Monsoon in RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS for One-Night-Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

THOMAS DEKKER, star of Backstrom on Fox-TV will join RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. (more...)

Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue) Broadway by the Year, continues the critically acclaimed series that has been lovingly hailed as a success by Variety,Time Out New York and virtually every other theatrical paper, magazine and internet site in New York City. Over four concerts this season, Broadway by the Year will cover a century of Broadway history with over one hundred musical stars singing (and often dancing!) the songs that made the Great White Way great. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES With Evan Rachel Wood Extends thru May 31 in L.A.FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES With Evan Rachel Wood Extends thru May 31 in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

After a completely sold out six week run in Los Angeles, and recent 12 show sellout in Chicago, producers Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill of Ad Astra Live are happy to announce that FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES at West Hollywood's DBA will extend through May 31. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van BramerMandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

?PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes, whose history with PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. In addition, New York City Council Member Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will receive the Shining Star Award for his unwavering dedication to New York City arts and culture. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Announces New 'Fat Hughesday' Signature CocktailFOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Announces New 'Fat Hughesday' Signature Cocktail
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Signature Cocktail winning name 'Fat Hughesday,' submitted by contestant David Lello for Broadway In Chicago's #FTRHUGHES 'Name That Drink' contest and selected by voting cast members in the show. (more...)

Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason HallDrag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST will star in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. This original stage show, written and directed by Joshua Grannell, also features MINK STOLE in a cast of 14. It will be performed for one night only, Saturday, April 25 at 7pm at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center (17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street). Tickets range from $25 - $75 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on VinylUniversal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl (more...)

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...)

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