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Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (66)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More TonightSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -- set for tonight, April 18, 2016 -- will celebrate Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Stroman & More Celebrate the New 42nd StreetPhoto Coverage: Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Stroman & More Celebrate the New 42nd Street
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 12, 2016

The New 42nd Street just hosted its annual Gala, celebrating 25 years, last night, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening honored Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner served as Gala honorary chairs. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the PublicHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala TonightSarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The New 42nd Street hosts its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, tonight, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 SeasonSuzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/2/2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/2/2016. (more...)

BroadwayHD to Live Stream Signature's OLD HATS This SaturdayBroadwayHD to Live Stream Signature's OLD HATS This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Following The New Group's BURIED CHILD live stream this past Wednesday, BroadwayHD will present Signature Theatre's special return engagement of OLD HATS, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, and directed by Tina Landau, this Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 PM EDT.  (more...)

Bruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at RubiconBruno and Odiseo Bichir to Make U.S. Stage Debuts in 'eXtras' at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Following a critically hailed, highly successful extended run of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rubicon Theatre Company continues the 2015-2016 Season with another American premiere -- eXtras by Sabina Berman. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual GalaSarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, will be held Monday, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs.   (more...)

Alison Fraser, Frank Wood & More to Take Part in SIGNATURE PLAYS Series Off-BroadwayAlison Fraser, Frank Wood & More to Take Part in SIGNATURE PLAYS Series Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala to Celebrate James Houghton with Edward Norton and MoreSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala to Celebrate James Houghton with Edward Norton and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -- set for Monday, April 18, 2016 -- will celebrate Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. (more...)

HBO to Debut CONFIRMATION, Starring Kerry Washington, 4/16HBO to Debut CONFIRMATION, Starring Kerry Washington, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

HBO Films' CONFIRMATION stars Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for “Scandal”; “Django Unchained,” “Ray”), Wendell Pierce ( (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening TonightPhylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOTFLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOT
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2016

If you think HAMILTON tickets are hard to come by, you should have been there in 1988, when Martin and Williams played a limited Off-Broadway run. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of BYE BYE BIRDIE!From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of BYE BYE BIRDIE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2016

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2009. Relive the magic of BYE BYE BIRDIE below! (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

The Joyce to Present Dorrance Dance in World Premiere of ETM: DOUBLE DOWNThe Joyce to Present Dorrance Dance in World Premiere of ETM: DOUBLE DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present one of the hottest tickets in tap (and concert) dance right now, 2015 MacArthur Foundation “Gernius” Fellow Michelle Dorrance and her internationally renowned company Dorrance Dance. The company, under Dorrance's artistic leadership and choreography, will perform the world premiere of ETM: Double Downfrom April 26 to May 1 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $20-$50 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning TonightPhylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)

Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Continue at Kennedy Center, 4/22-23Damian Woetzel's DEMO Series to Continue at Kennedy Center, 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Damian Woetzel continues his DEMO series uniting artists around a common theme, April 22-23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series features Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, along with fellow jooker Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles, and musicians Sandeep Das (tabla), Johnny Gandelsman (violin), Cristina Pato (gaita), Wu Tong (sheng), David Teie (cello), and singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Davis. This adventurous cast of musicians and dancers will explore, through their performances, the worlds they came from, collaboratively reinventing their own instruments and art forms around the theme of Place. (more...)

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