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Date of Birth: April 05, 1908
Date of Death: October 06, 1989 (81)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Short North Stage's DIE, MOMMIE DIE! is a Must SeeBWW Review: Short North Stage's DIE, MOMMIE DIE! is a Must See
by Paul Batterson - Feb 6, 2016

Actor Doug Joseph has gone from playing Cecil B. DeMille in the Short North Stage's production of SUNSET BOULEVARD to playing the very Norma Desmond-esque Angela Arden in the theatre's production of DIE, MOMMIE DIE! (more...)

FSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin AwardFSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman will be honored at the 43rd Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 25, 2016. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre to Host ESTRELLA CRUZ Talkback, 2/19Halcyon Theatre to Host ESTRELLA CRUZ Talkback, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

? In association with its mission to present new voices from inadequately represented communities, Halcyon Theatre will host a one-night-only post-show discussion immediately following the 8p.m. performance of Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] Friday, February 19. The panel will address social issues facing young Latina women as reflected in Estrella Cruz, including young motherhood. The expert panel features Maureen Mena, Association of Latino Professionals for America board member; Tamika Lechee Morales, Halcyon Theatre company member (and Estrella Cruz cast member); and Yesenia Villaseñor, Assistant General Counsel at Exelon Corporation. Open to all theatre patrons. (more...)

Antony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. MarksAntony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Antony Raymond's new play, yeah, I met this girl... will have its World Premiere at UNDER St. Marks Theatre on January 28th. Raymond also serves as director. (more...)

ANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL to Play Finborough TheatreANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL to Play Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the first professional UK production in more than 30 years of Andy Capp The Musical by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 February (Press Night: Monday, 8 February 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Heidi Kettenring to Make Porchlight Music Theatre Debut in 'APPLAUSE'Heidi Kettenring to Make Porchlight Music Theatre Debut in 'APPLAUSE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the second production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISTS...APPLAUSE, featuring book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, with direction and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik, music direction by Nick Sula. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Elsinore County Sets First Production of 2016 SeasonElsinore County Sets First Production of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Elsinore County which is now in its 5th season, received two New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations for their production of last season's Pretty Babies including a win for Dan McVey as Best Supporting Actor. The ensemble cast of yeah, I met a girl is lead by Stacey Roca who had a recurring role as Rachel on the UK series The Office staring Ricky Gervais; she also played Katrina Howard in Waking the Dead (BBC). yeah, I met a girl is being produced by the critically acclaimed Elsinore County Theater Company who previously produced the plays Elsinore County (The Lion Theatre/Theatre Row), Julio! (The Kraine Theater), Pretty Babies (13th Street Rep) and Gin & Milk (FringeNYC). (more...)

Sutton Foster, SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Named 2016 Sarah Siddons Award RecipientsSutton Foster, SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Named 2016 Sarah Siddons Award Recipients
by Michael Dale - Dec 14, 2015

The two Broadway stars are honored by a society named for a fictional award in the film ALL ABOUT EVE. (more...)


by Gil Kaan - Dec 14, 2015

In FELIZ NAVIDIVA, Kay Sedia (the self-proclaimed size 2, 18-year-old alter ego of Oscar Quintero) - hysterically regales her attentive audience in a quick one-hour set with her recent childhood stories of Christmases growing up in Tijuana. Kay Sedia's solid vocal pipes get properly utilized and surprisingly revealed to all listeners. Who knew she could really sing underneath all that big hair and hairspray!!! (more...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre Announces Cast for Chicago Premiere of ESTRELLA CRUZ [THE JUNKYARD QUEEN]Halcyon Theatre Announces Cast for Chicago Premiere of ESTRELLA CRUZ [THE JUNKYARD QUEEN]
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre announces casting for the Chicago Premiere of Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] by Charise Castro Smith. Directed by Tony Adams, Halcyon's Artistic Director, the company continues its 10th Anniversary season with this contemporary satirical twist on the classic Greek myth of Persephone and her journey to the underworld. The cast of Estrella Cruz features Johnny Garcia, Robert N. Isaac, Noe Jara, Tamika Lechee Morales, Kelly Opalko, and Allyce Torres. Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] runs January 21 - February 27 at Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue. The official opening night performance is Thursday, January 28, at 8pm; the running time is approx. 70 minutes. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED a Smashed HitBWW Review: Seattle Rep's JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED a Smashed Hit
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 8, 2015

Cynical tributes to the holidays can easily fall into cliches, feeling as stale as the fruitcake they mock, but Seattle Repertory Theatre's Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped was a bejeweled middle finger to Christmas that, ultimately, was touchingly sincere. Back by popular demand, the drag duo Jinkx Monsoon (Jerrick Hoffer) and Major Scales (Richard Andriessen) ask you to sit back, kick back your stilettos, and enjoy a swig (or ten) of brandy from the turkey baster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEARESTBWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by Misha Davenport - Dec 4, 2015

The prince of Chicago Camp, David Cedra is back with a laugh-out-loud homage to Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol, CHRISTMAS DEAREST. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Plans to Star in Her Own Stage Play Based on KING LEARKathleen Turner Plans to Star in Her Own Stage Play Based on KING LEAR
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Kathleen Turner plans to take the title role in her own stage play, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEARESTPhoto Flash: First Look at Hell in a Handbag's CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Everybody's favorite holiday bitch is back and she's meaner then ever in the return of CHRISTMAS DEAREST, Hell in a Handbag Productions' Joan Crawford-infused parody of A Christmas Carol by David Cerda, directed by Steve Love. CHRISTMAS DEAREST plays now through December 30, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The press opening is this Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The third show in Laguna Playhouse's 2015-2016 season will be the U.S. Premiere of ACT 3..., written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens and directed by Martin Bergman. Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy will star. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham have announced that legendary comedian David Steinberg, will perform his acclaimed one-man show for two nights only in AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG on Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

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