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Date Of Birth:
February 10, 1898
Date Of Death:
August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place:
Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender:
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FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

Oracle to Open 2015 with CIRCLE-MACHINEOracle to Open 2015 with CIRCLE-MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Following an award-winning year of free theatre, Oracle Productions eagerly opens Season 5 of Public Access Theatre with CIRCLE-MACHINE, a world premiere adaptation of FULL CIRCLE by Charles Mee, directed by Thom Pasculli. This frenzied new production is adapted by Emma Stanton, Nigel O'Hearn and Thom Pasculli, and features original music by Jeff Award-winning composer, Nicholas Tonozzi. CIRCLE-MACHINE opens January 24, 2015, and runs through March 14, 2015 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend on January 24 - or any night during the run. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Ryan Raftery, Toshi Reagon and More Set for Winter 2014-15 Residencies at Joe's PubSandra Bernhard, Ryan Raftery, Toshi Reagon and More Set for Winter 2014-15 Residencies at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

This winter, ?Joe's Pub at The Public presents a slate of residencies from long-time beloved artists like Justin Vivian Bond and Sandra Bernhard to emerging performers like Ryan Raftery. The winter also holds the return of personalities like Catie Lazarus and Ethan Lipton, bringing their brilliant yet undefinable talent to the Joe's stage. (more...)

Lucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Complex Theater, 12/13-14Lucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Complex Theater, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Following a smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe debut, sold out shows OFF-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres and on the West End in London, US actress, comedian & writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5 star solo show 'Hi, Hitler' directed by terraNova's Jessi D. Hill to the Complex Theater in Los Angeles for a 2 nights only on December 13th & December 14th at 8pm. (more...)

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to DirectNederlander Worldwide Entertainment to Bring RENT to Cuba; Andy Senor, Jr. to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. (more...)

World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS to Continue Theatre of NOTE's 2014 Season, 12/2-1/10World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS to Continue Theatre of NOTE's 2014 Season, 12/2-1/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS, written by David Bucci and directed by Alina Phelan. (more...)

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series to Continue with Kathryn Harrison, 12/2The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series to Continue with Kathryn Harrison, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes Kathryn Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author and celebrated essayist for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and O Magazine, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Harrison will discuss JOAN OF ARC: A Life Transfigured, her expertly woven account of a young peasant girl who became a heroine of profound historical and almost mythical stature. (more...)

Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, and Tina Shepard-all former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater- Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band celebrates their 40th anniversary with The Golden Toad, a four-part epic whose world premiere La MaMa presents January 23 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

Disney on Broadway, Tony Kushner and More Among Theater Programs at NYPL, Nov-Dec 2014Disney on Broadway, Tony Kushner and More Among Theater Programs at NYPL, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Public Library has announced its upcoming theater programs for this winter. Details below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/5-23 at A Noise WithinA CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/5-23 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues a newly cherished family holiday tradition by presenting its production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This time-honored tale of forgiveness opens on Friday, December 5 and closes on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. This is the third consecutive year that ANW has presented the timeless holiday classic. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul to Present VIGILS, 11/7-16The Theatre School at DePaul to Present VIGILS, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Vigils by Noah Haidle in the Sondra and Denis Healy Theatre, located in The Theatre School building at Racine and Fullerton. The production is directed by Andrew Peters, MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2016. Opening Night is Friday, November 7, and the production will run through Sunday November 16, 2014. (more...)

IRT Theater New York and Great Pretender Productions Present LUCIE POHLIRT Theater New York and Great Pretender Productions Present LUCIE POHL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Following a smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe debut, sold out shows Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres and on the West End in London, US actress, comedian & writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5 star solo show 'Hi, Hitler' directed by terraNova's Jessi D. Hill to IRT Theater in New York City for a 2 week run opening on October 22nd at 7:30pm. (more...)

A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. In 2007, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called McPherson "quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation." The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt.* Denotes member of Actors' Equity (more...)

ANGELS IN AMERICA to Return to NYC This Fall with Ivo van Hove's Revival at BAMANGELS IN AMERICA to Return to NYC This Fall with Ivo van Hove's Revival at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Angels in America by Tony Kushner will be revived by Toneelgroep Amsterdam an directed by Ivo van Hove at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave) on October 23 & 24 at 7 p.m. and October 25 at 6 p.m. The production will feature set and light design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic, video design by Tal Yarden and music by Wim Selles. In Dutch with English titles. (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Photographic Immersion at CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESSBWW Reviews: Photographic Immersion at CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS: THE PRODUCTION LINE OF HAPPINESS
by Patrick Kennedy - Sep 29, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art offers a brainy, beautiful retrospective of photographer Christopher Williams--with a lot of high-concept guidance from Williams himself. (more...)

Conor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise WithinConor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)

Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Bard is more modern and alive than ever in visionary Robert Wilson's Shakespeare's Sonnets, a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's canon. Set to a sweeping score composed by the renowned Rufus Wainwright, a genre-bending mix of medieval German Minnesang, classical, pop, and cabaret rock is performed by Bertolt Brecht's historic Berliner Ensemble. The sonnets were pared down and selected by Berliner dramaturge Jutta Ferbers who deftly adapted these captivating poems that were not originally intended for the theater. The production was first staged in Berlin in 2009 for the fourth centennial of the publishing of the sonnets. The production's world premiere was in April 2009 in Berlin and still runs in the Berliner Ensemble's repertory. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades! (more...)

Lucie Pohl's HI, HITLER to Make West End Debut, September 10Lucie Pohl's HI, HITLER to Make West End Debut, September 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Following a smash-hit Edinburgh debut, US actress, comedian and writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5-star solo show 'Hi, Hitler', directed by Solo Nova's Jessi D. Hill, to the Leicester Square Theatre in London for one night only, after having made her Edinburgh Festival debut at the prestigious Gilded Balloon in August. Lucie's heil-arious autobiographical solo comedy unravels the life of a German-Jewish immigrant girl, fascinated by Der Fuhrer at age 4. (more...)

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