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Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 18, 1964 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
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First Listen - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher Sing 'I've Got It All'First Listen - ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher Sing 'I've Got It All'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's official site just released an audio clip of stars Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher singing 'I've Got It All'. Listen HERE! (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

New York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' ProgramsNew York Jewish Film Festival Announces 'Beyond The Screen' Programs
by Movies News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are presenting the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, January 14-29, 2015. (more...)

92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher92Y to Host Evening with ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Two consummate Broadway babies are back onstage-she for the first time since 2010's hit Promises and Promises, and he in his first musical appearance since 1992's legendary Guys and Dolls. On Monday, April 6, join Tony®-winning diva Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe winner Peter Gallagher as they trade intimate stories of balancing their incredibly varied careers-in theater, film, TV and music-and their lives outside the limelight. Discover how these stars sustain their passion, and hear tidbits on Roundabout Theatre Company's new hot-ticket revival of the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for the new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Andy Karl Live Tweets from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo ShootTwitter Watch: Andy Karl Live Tweets from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo Shoot
by BWW Staff - Oct 27, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Andy Karl wrote 'Hey everybody @Andy_Karl here tweeting for Roundabout. I'll be giving you an inside look at On the Twentieth Century today! #AndyKarl20C (more...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that the new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY starring Tony® & Emmy® Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony® nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffee,' will feature Tony® nominee Andy Karl as 'Bruce Granit,' Mark Linn?Baker as 'Oliver Webb,' Tony® Award winner Michael McGrath as 'Owen O'Malley' and Tony® Award winner Mary Louise Wilson as 'Letitia Primrose.' On The Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony® Award winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six?time Tony® nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On The Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Mullholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GONE WITH THE WIND Breezes Back To Movie TheatersFLASH FRIDAY: GONE WITH THE WIND Breezes Back To Movie Theaters
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 26, 2014

Today we are saluting one of the most celebrated and acclaimed films of all time in honor of its Fathom & TCM re-release, GONE WITH THE WIND. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens TodaySM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS opening tonight, August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Plays the Dragon Theatre, Now thru 9/7MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Plays the Dragon Theatre, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Celebrate 75 years of Gone With the Wind with Moonlight and Magnolias at the Dragon Theatre in in downtown Redwood City, today, August 15 - September 7, 2014. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

Carm Grisolla and Tom Hickey to Star in Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE, Running 9/14-10/14Carm Grisolla and Tom Hickey to Star in Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE, Running 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the first production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, September 14 to October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. (more...)

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play the Dragon Theatre, 8/15-9/7MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play the Dragon Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Celebrate 75 years of Gone With the Wind with Moonlight and Magnolias at the Dragon Theatre in in downtown Redwood City, August 15 - September 7, 2014. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 6/13-22Tacoma Little Theatre to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 6/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The zany comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, directed by Pavlina Morris, slips onto the TLT stage this June. (more...)

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play Tacoma Little Theatre, 6/13-22MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play Tacoma Little Theatre, 6/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The zany comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, directed by Pavlina Morris, slips onto the TLT stage this June. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 6/13-22Tacoma Little Theatre to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 6/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The zany comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, directed by Pavlina Morris, slips onto the TLT stage this June. (more...)

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play Tacoma Little Theatre, 6/13-22MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS to Play Tacoma Little Theatre, 6/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The zany comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, directed by Pavlina Morris, slips onto the TLT stage this June. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Public Theatre Ends Season with Slapstick ComedyBWW Reviews: Public Theatre Ends Season with Slapstick Comedy
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 12, 2014

Lewiston's Public Theatre ended its 2013-2014 season with Ron Hutchinson's slapstick sendup about the script writing of Gone with the Wind, Moonlight and Magnolias. Premiered in 2004, the play imagines the tense week in which the legendary producer, David O. Selznick, effectively kidnaps his new writer, newsman Ben Hecht, and director, Victor Fleming, demanding that the trio rewrite and rescue his floundering epic picture. The ensuing antics in this broad and boisterous comedy are wild and frenzied - almost a Three Stooges routine with barely a moment to catch a breath. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/04/2014Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Maine (more...)

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