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Date of Birth: February 10, 1898
Date of Death: August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place: Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Mark 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This FallRalph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company to Mark 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee will present his Mettawee River Theatre Company in 'OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey,' a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, September 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM in the lovely Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam. (more...)

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust AwardHappy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, Ł300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Short Film WITNESS 11 to Be Featured in St. Louis Filmmakers ShowcaseShort Film WITNESS 11 to Be Featured in St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Mercury Labs, a cinema and communications company, is screening the short film "Witness 11" in the annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/15- Tony KushnerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/15- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE to Play HOMEDEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE to Play HOME
by Nora Dominick - Jul 15, 2015

This autumn, Cornwall-based international touring company Kneehigh, with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, begin a new tour of Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), their critically acclaimed radical reworking of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, written by Carl Grose, with a brand new score of live musicby Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Artistic Director Mike Shepherd. (more...)

Horse in Motion to Present BRECHTFESTHorse in Motion to Present BRECHTFEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Horse in Motion is proud to present a unique morning of theatre that brings together three classic plays, raucous music, a cast of 16 talented local actors, and the biggest political issues of our time - all over a lively and delicious breakfast. The actors are the servers as epic theatre is given new immediacy in this fun and creative creation from one of Seattle's newest and most inventive theatre companies. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/11/2015
by - Jul 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/11/2015. (more...)

Lucie Pohl's CRY ME A LIVER Plays as Part of 59E59's 'East to Edinburgh' This MonthLucie Pohl's CRY ME A LIVER Plays as Part of 59E59's 'East to Edinburgh' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

After five-star reviews and sold-out shows across North America and Europe with her debut hour 'Hi, Hitler', that told the real life tale of being Bertolt Brecht's real-life niece with a fascination for Hitler, Lucie Pohl previews her new show CRY ME A LIVER off-Broadway for four shows only at 59E59 Theaters as part of the East to Edinburgh series before returning to the Edinburgh Festival's Gilded Balloon for the second year. (more...)

BWW Features: The Art of Winning a ReferendumBWW Features: The Art of Winning a Referendum
by Chris McCormack - Jun 26, 2015

A month on from Ireland's historic passing of same-sex marriage, what role did the arts play in the lead-up to the referendum. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company to Present BLOOD WEDDING at PORT Park, 7/8-26Apollinaire Theatre Company to Present BLOOD WEDDING at PORT Park, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Blood Wedding • Bodas de Sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca, free as part of Apollinaire in the Park 2015, July 8-26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Voices Astound in KURT WEILL at the Cuttlefish HotelBWW Reviews: Stunning Voices Astound in KURT WEILL at the Cuttlefish Hotel
by Gil Kaan - Jun 15, 2015

Paul Sand's Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel wows and astonishes with musical performances from two incredibly talented women Shay Astar and Kalean Ung. Sands has chosen various Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht compositions from their various hit shows and strung them together for a wonderful musical showcase of these two exceptionally expressive, richly voiced actress/singers extraordinaire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Sinister and Sizzling THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Sinister and Sizzling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Chris Gibson - Jun 13, 2015

Originally adapted from John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" with a writing collective Bertolt Brecht had formed, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Brecht's lyrics brought to life by Kurt Weill's inspired musical compositions, is a dark look at the underworld, oozing with depravity, and filled with a sense of desperation, neatly leavened by a sharpened satirical edge. New Line Theatre gives us this stage noir classic with all its wickedness intact. It's a pitch-black masterpiece that sucks you in with its nightmarish charms. This is the Marc Bliztstein translation, and I only mention that because there have been numerous attempts at re-imagining the work over the years. New Line Theatre gives us the Brecht/Weill collaboration I've imagined in my mind after only hearing select musical pieces, and watching a fuzzy copy of G.W. Pabst's 1931 film. This is true art, and a show that you absolutely need to see! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: MEOW MEOW - HIS MASTER'S CHOICE Was A Saucy Look At The Source Of CabaretBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: MEOW MEOW - HIS MASTER'S CHOICE Was A Saucy Look At The Source Of Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2015

Meow Meow, once again, had the audience in the palm of her hand from first to last. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 6/15Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Celebrate 40th Anniversary, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

On June 15, 1975 at Vogel Hall in the (then) Performing Arts Center in downtown Milwaukee a new theatre company took to the stage to offer its first performance and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre was born. The production was George Bernard Shaw's DON JUAN IN HELL and it featured Robert Ingham as Don Juan, William McKereghan as the Devil, Ruth Schudson as Dona Ana and Montgomery Davis as the Statue. (more...)

NYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary ChairNYMF Welcomes Tony-Winning FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori as 2015 Honorary Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) as the NYMF 2015 Honorary Chair. (more...)

Breaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTYBreaking News: Steven Pasquale, Brandon Victor Dixon, Miriam Shor & More Will Join Sutton Foster in Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Brandon Victor Dixon and Steven Pasquale will join the previously announced Sutton Foster in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, running July 15 – 18, 2015 at New York City Center. (NOTE: Brandon Victor Dixon will replace the previously announced Joshua Henry, who has had a scheduling conflict.) The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with choreography by Sonya Tayeh. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. (more...)

VIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain CallVIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain Call
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Last night, the cast of FUN HOME took their curtain call for the first time since winning five Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: MY VAGABOND BOAT Takes A German Kabarett Inspired Look At RefugeesBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: MY VAGABOND BOAT Takes A German Kabarett Inspired Look At Refugees
by Barry Lenny - Jun 10, 2015

Rooted in Weimar era German Kabarett, with touches of Dadaism evident, My Vagabond Boat is about loss, enforced travel, and seeking new lives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS - UNDER THE COVERS Brings German Kabarett Into The 21st CenturyBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS - UNDER THE COVERS Brings German Kabarett Into The 21st Century
by Barry Lenny - Jun 10, 2015

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen, accompanied, or perhaps that should be aided and abetted, by their musical director, Daryl Wallis, at the piano are the Strange Bedfellows. (more...)

FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original ScoreFUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original Score
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Lisa Kron (Lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (Score) have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) written for the theatre for FUN HOME. (more...)

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