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Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (66)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
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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...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night 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 photos from inside gala below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night 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 photos from the reception below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATSBWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATS
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 15, 2016

The singer-songwriter's music and performance complement Bill Irwin and David Shiner's baggy pants silliness in this revival of the side-splitting show. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala TonightMichael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents 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, tonight, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala LineupJesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced additions to their 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. (more...)

1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY1812 Productions to Stage Jennifer Childs' New Comedy I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

A rock 'n' roll queen returns for her crown in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs, running April 21 - May 15, 2016 from 1812 Productions. This play with music tells the story of fictional '80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence. (more...)

BWW Review: A Week at the Mothership Part 1 - Caught Some Amazing Shows Including You-Know-WhoBWW Review: A Week at the Mothership Part 1 - Caught Some Amazing Shows Including You-Know-Who
by Jay Irwin - Mar 10, 2016

Dear Readers, I'm back from the Mothership (New York of course) to let you all in on some of the wonderful and not so wonderful things I saw with a few brief notes on each. And yes that includes my catching the juggernaut of all shows on Broadway right now, 'Hamilton'. Now there are some shows that I saw that are still in previews so I can't really review them but wanted to let you know about them anyway. So let's start at the top. (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, officially opened last night, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This MonthSan Francisco Opera to Return to KQED TV with SHOW BOAT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced plans to return to KQED 9 for the sixth season of spectacular opera and musical theater works featuring a roster of internationally renowned singers, conductors, directors and designers, all recorded live in high-definition from the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

VIDEO: Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in New Trailer for HBO's CONFIRMATIONVIDEO: Kerry Washington Stars as Anita Hill in New Trailer for HBO's CONFIRMATION
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

HBO will deubt CONFIRMATION on SATURDAY, APRIL 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Check out the trailer for the film below! (more...)

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