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Date Of Birth:
April 11, 1950 (64)
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BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre AwardBWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/7- BULLETS Preps for the Tonys, ROCKY Celebrates 100th, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/7- BULLETS Preps for the Tonys, ROCKY Celebrates 100th, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 50 SHADES!, NEWSIES, National Tour of EVITA, CINDERELLA, HEATHERS, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Bill Irwin as 'Captain Andy' in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Bill Irwin as 'Captain Andy' in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season, running now through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale 'beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)' production. Scroll down to watch a sneak peek at Tony winner Bill Irwin as 'Captain Andy'! (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT, Opens Tonight!Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Presents IN MY CORNER, 5/31Pasadena Playhouse Presents IN MY CORNER, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joe Orrach, US Air Force Welterweight Champ turned tap dancer, was discovered by Gregory Hines and has appeared on stage and television with Joan Baez, Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, Michael Davis, Liliane Montevecchi, Bill Irwin, David Shiner, Melissa Manchester, and the Cookie Monster. He's appeared in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You and in the long running Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco. The Pasadena Playhouse is collaborating with Orrach to bring his skills and insight as a communicative performer to support the underserved in the Pasadena community. In his community workshops, Orrach focuses on how to communicate using both words and body language to share thoughts and feelings - as well as learning to read and learn about others by observing their body language and non-verbal cues. He has created exercises that improve public speaking by using the speaker's unique rhythms to best enhance personality and presence and best serve and communicate the authenticity of messages. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30ENTERSHAMEMENT Runs at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform today, May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2014 Season Gala Raises Over $670K for Actor Training and Arts Education ProgramsA.C.T.'s 2014 Season Gala Raises Over $670K for Actor Training and Arts Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

With the help of students from the Master of Fine Arts and Young Conservatory programs, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $670,000 at its 2014 Season Gala, FLEISHHACKER, MAGNIN, SWIG -- A.C.T.'s MAD, MAD MEN, which honored the three founding fathers of A.C.T. -- Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr., Cyril Magnin, and Melvin Swig -- and celebrated the past, present, and future of the organization. The Gala took place on Sunday, May 18, at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The proceeds from the Gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and arts education programs. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON: JOAN MARCUS - Photographic Highlights of a Stellar CareerSPOTLIGHT ON: JOAN MARCUS - Photographic Highlights of a Stellar Career
by BWW Special Coverage - May 19, 2014

As a bonus, we delved into Joan's archives to pick 10 of her most iconic photos (a near impossible task!). Scroll below for some of our favorites... (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLARVIDEO: Watch Matthew McConaughey in Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2014

A new official trailer has been released for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film INTERSTELLAR. Check it out below! (more...)

Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1Harriet Harris, Bill Irwin, Kirsten Wyatt & John Bolton to Star in San Francisco Opera's SHOW BOAT; Performances Begin 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opens San Francisco Opera's Summer Season on June 1 with nine subsequent performances through July 2, 2014. A watershed of American musical theater, Show Boat receives its Company premiere in director Francesca Zambello's new grand-scale "beautifully sung, smartly staged and handsomely designed (Chicago Tribune)" production. A beloved story of life on the Mississippi in the 1880s, Show Boat is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of America's bitter legacy of racism. The score is filled with unforgettable songs such as "Ol' Man River" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and the dazzling production features large, colorful sets, sumptuous costumes and exhilarating dance numbers. Of recent performances at Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Chronicle wrote "[This is] a towering work. . . there's a magnificence in its music, its narrative sweep, its deep awareness of something bigger than ourselves." (more...)

2014 Winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award Announced2014 Winner of the Terrence McNally New Play Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company is pleased to announce Martin Zimmerman as the recipient of the third Terrence McNally New Play Award for the development of his play Let Me Count The Ways. The Terrence McNally New Play Award is a cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art. The Award will also include a year of development support at PTC, including readings as well as administrative support and networking to help manage the future of the play beyond its time at PTC. (more...)

ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for 5/31ENTERSHAMEMENT to Run at Pasadena Playhouse, 5/22-30; IN MY CORNER Set for 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows - Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner - to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - New Poster Art for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLARFIRST LOOK - New Poster Art for Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2014

A new teaser poster has been released for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film INTERSTELLAR has been revealed. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 30, 2014Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 30, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC tonight, April 30, 2014! (more...)

New York's Signature Theatre to Receive 2014 Regional Tony AwardNew York's Signature Theatre to Receive 2014 Regional Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that it will present the 2014 Regional Theatre Award to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. The 2014 Tony Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER at The Marsh Extends Through TodayGeoff Hoyle's GEEZER at The Marsh Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will extend at The Marsh Berkeley through April 26, following its current sold-out run previously scheduled to close March 1. This vivid look at NOT "going gentle into that good night" by one of the era's most acclaimed physical comedy actors will play Thursdays at 8pm and Todays at 5pm at The Marsh Berkeley Main Stage, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All proceeds from the final performance Today, April 26 (tickets $50-$100, include reception) will benefit The Marsh. (more...)

SuperGroup, Nichole Canuso Dance, NAKA Dance Theater and More Set for Velocity's SCUBA 2014SuperGroup, Nichole Canuso Dance, NAKA Dance Theater and More Set for Velocity's SCUBA 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Velocity's SCUBA 2014 features performances by four nationally emerging talents in contemporary dance: Minneapolis's 'excessively smart, super imaginative' SuperGroup, Philadelphia bright light Nichole Canuso Dance Company in a solo work influenced by her mentor renowned British movement/theater artist Wendy Houstoun, and San Francisco's NAKA Dance Theater performance inspired by their research trip to Northern Japan in response to Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. PLUS a SCUBA-commissioned world premiere, Paraphrase, by Seattle's own Elia Mrak + Erica Badgeley, (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 SeasonKwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season with the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (more...)

CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its acclaimed production of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, will extend through Sunday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT features Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). (more...)

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 16, 2014Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Tonight, April 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC tonight, April 16, 2014! (more...)

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