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Date Of Birth:
February 10, 1898
Date Of Death:
August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place:
Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender:
Male
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Photo Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERAPhoto Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running now through June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Title 66 Productions to Present NUCLEAR SKY: THE EXPERIMENT, 6/3-7Title 66 Productions to Present NUCLEAR SKY: THE EXPERIMENT, 6/3-7
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Title 66 Productions, the company that brought Clive Barker's play The History of the Devil to the Fantasia International Film Festival, is excited to present Nuclear Sky: The Experiment as part of Montreal Digital Spring 2015. This devised, collectively created work will be at Theatre Rouge du Conservatoire for five shows only, June 3-7. Integrating new media technologies, Nuclear Sky: The Experiment is the ambitious vision of Jeremy Michael Segal and Logan Williams. The talented cast of nine performers from dance, theatre, film, circus and music, along with eight designers from various fields, will make this an unforgettable, immersive experience. Contains nudity. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Urban Opera Sings About Disintegrating Housing EstateBWW Reviews: Urban Opera Sings About Disintegrating Housing Estate
by Chris McCormack - May 15, 2015

An urban opera about the social impact of the regeneration of St. Teresa's Gardens, a social housing estate in Dublin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERAPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peekat the cast below! (more...)

New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens 5/28New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

A Noise Within Sets Additional Pay What You Can PerformancesA Noise Within Sets Additional Pay What You Can Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is hosting Pay What You Can performances of its two hit productions, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill on Friday,May 22 at 8pm and Julius Caesar by Shakespeare on Sunday, May 17at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions.BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions.
by Claudio Erlichman - May 6, 2015

URINAL - O Musical, the Brazilian version of URINITOWN, directed by Ze Henrique de Paula, arrives in Sao Paulo at the Teatro do Nucleo Experimental, in Barra Funda. The stage production, whose project was awarded by Ze Renato Theater Award, has as its main inspiration the German cabarets of the first half of the twentieth century, especially the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015
by - May 3, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 3, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIKSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2015

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis. (more...)

A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final WeeksA Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the final weeks of its 2015 Spring repertory season with The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation (which has become the most popular production in the history of A Noise Within), now playing through May 27, the Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice Figaro by Charles Morey, freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais in its West Coast premiere now through May 10, and the Ovation-Recommended Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, in its final extension through May 24. (more...)

Cabaret @ The Cremorne Set for QPAC in JuneCabaret @ The Cremorne Set for QPAC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Glamour, sizzling songs and colourful characters will be on offer at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with Cabaret @ The Cremorne from 11 to 20 June 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISITBWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 SeasonTonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced plans for its 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to BrechtBWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to Brecht
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2015

Valerie Joyce and a fine cast go back to the roots of Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA and uncover a feminist treasure trove (more...)

Fab Photo! KINKY BOOTS Welcomes Cuban Cast Of RENT BackstageFab Photo! KINKY BOOTS Welcomes Cuban Cast Of RENT Backstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2015

KINKY BOOTS welcomes RENT Cuba! (more...)

Cuban Cast of RENT Makes History, Attends KINKY BOOTS on BroadwayCuban Cast of RENT Makes History, Attends KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, extends both of its productions of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking The Threepenny Opera in Michael Feingold's translation through May 24. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

A landmark in modern drama which inspired the hits 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago' and which includes one of the most popular songs of the century, 'The Threepenny Opera' plays on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage April 16 through May 3, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

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