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Date Of Birth:
November 23, 1887
Date Of Death:
February 02, 1969 (81)
Birth Place:
Camberwell, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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Scoop: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Animated Classic on ABC - Thursday, December 25, 2014Scoop: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Animated Classic on ABC - Thursday, December 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 25, 2014! (more...)

Massive Collection of Vintage Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction 12/17 with Profiles in HistoryMassive Collection of Vintage Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction 12/17 with Profiles in History
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

?The scheduled December 17th, 2014 auction will be a one-time opportunity, for collectors to possess the ultimate best of the best. Included in the forthcoming auction, are over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other ephemera from over 44,000 films from 1907 to present day. A pre-auction estimate of $6,000,000 - $8,000,000 is projected for the world's largest single most comprehensive private collection of genuine movie memorabilia extant. (more...)

BWW Reviews: You're a Bastardization, Mr. GRINCH!BWW Reviews: You're a Bastardization, Mr. GRINCH!
by Jay Irwin - Dec 3, 2014

What in the name of Theodor Geisel were they thinking? Not since that deplorable live action film version have I seen a worse retelling of the classic Dr. Seuss tale as 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical' currently playing at the Paramount. (more...)

NY Public Library's Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner on the Treasures of PETER PANNY Public Library's Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner on the Treasures of PETER PAN
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Nov 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Ph. D., Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on PETER PAN: (more...)

BWW Reviews: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Nov 24, 2014

While being short on appeal for adults, 'HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL' is a decidedly kid-friendly holiday show is the perfect vehicle to introduce children to the wondrous magic of live musical theater. (more...)

ABC Announces Special Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios', “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” the return of the competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” special musical performances on “CMA Country Christmas,” and classic, animated Christmas specials from Walt Disney Animation Studios, PEANUTS, DreamWorks Animation and Dr. Seuss, among others. (more...)

The Farmington Players Open Season With Classic Comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE 9/26thThe Farmington Players Open Season With Classic Comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE 9/26th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Brewster sisters love to murder old men and bury their bodies in the basement. That zany premise sets the stage for the Farmington Players season opener, the farcical black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. The show runs September 26th to October 18th at the Farmington Players Barn. Reserved seats are available at www.farmingtonplayers.org and at the box office (248) 553-2955. (more...)

Jack Betts to Perform ON MY WAY HERE at Newman Theater, 8/3Jack Betts to Perform ON MY WAY HERE at Newman Theater, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Actor, singer, playwright and director Jack Betts will make his debut appearance at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2 PM in a one-man mini-musical biography of his long and successful career in 'On My Way Here'. The show will touch on his more than 5 decades as a leading man and guest star in film, stage, and television productions. Joined by Los Angeles musical director Ron Snyder on the baby grand piano, Jack will being singing songs that will showcase his dramatic as well as comedic sides. (more...)

Audiences Delighted with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Hackmatack Playhouse, Playing Through 7/5Audiences Delighted with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Hackmatack Playhouse, Playing Through 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

During intermission last Friday at the Hackmatack Playhouse season opening, and opening night for "Arsenic and Old Lace," an audience member was overheard, "No, it's not my first time here, I was here a few years ago for the Julia Child tribute, and that was funny, too!" That was 'Bon Appetit,' and four years ago. Others in the audience were (more) regulars who see every show at this quaint, real (old) barn playhouse in Berwick. (more...)

Universal's CLASSIC MONSTERS Complete 30-Film Collection Coming to DVD 9/2Universal's CLASSIC MONSTERS Complete 30-Film Collection Coming to DVD 9/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time. (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Opens Season at Hackmatack Playhouse on 6/20ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Opens Season at Hackmatack Playhouse on 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

"Arsenic and Old Lace" was one of the longest running Broadway plays. The movie adaptation starred Cary Grant. It was written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring. But it's more recent history of revivals locally, in the quaint Berwick, Maine barn playhouse known as The Hackmatack, may spark interest among seacoast area play goers. (more...)

Julie Harris Memorial Display Will Be on View at WHAT, June-Sept 2014Julie Harris Memorial Display Will Be on View at WHAT, June-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

As part of their 30th Anniversary Season tribute to Julie Harris, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) has curated a memorial display in an effort to inform the public of Julie's deep relationship with theatrical organizations and individuals on Cape Cod. It opens with a reception at the theater on June 21, from 4:30 to 6pm, and continues through September. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Surf City Theatre's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Is A Real Killer ComedyBWW Reviews: Surf City Theatre's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Is A Real Killer Comedy
by Shari Barrett - May 5, 2014

First produced in 1939, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by American playwright Joseph Kesselring is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the 'Mayflower,' but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. This classic play has been produced around the world and will continue to be done as long as audiences love to laugh at the outrageous situations and over-the-top characters, especially the eccentric, and frequently murderous and disturbed, family. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Washington County Playhouse's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Full of Old Laughs and New SurprisesBWW Interviews: Washington County Playhouse's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Full of Old Laughs and New Surprises
by Johnna Leary - Mar 28, 2014

In the Washington County Playhouse production of Arsenic and Old Lace, the elderly Brewster sisters appear to be your typical sweet old ladies, whose hobbies include knitting, church social visits and.... murdering their dinner guests. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Frighteningly Funny ARSENIC AND OLD LACE At The Fulton TheatreBWW Reviews: A Frighteningly Funny ARSENIC AND OLD LACE At The Fulton Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 4, 2014

The Walnut Street Theatre's Charles Abbott gives the Fulton the classic play of all going wrong, all going absolutely right. Visually stunning killer comedy. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and More Set for Hackmatack Playhouse's 2014 SeasonTHE MUSIC MAN, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL and More Set for Hackmatack Playhouse's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Hackmatack Playhouse producer Michael Guptill has announced the 2014 (43rd year) show schedule for this summer. According to Guptill, "We hope you plan to join us this summer. We have "Arsenic and Old Lace," "The Music Man," Monty Python's Spamalot," and "The Trip to Bountiful." (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of the beloved American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, a comedy that kills with kindness. Made famous on the silver screen starring Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace plays at Florida Rep January 10 through 29 with four nearly sold out discounted previews January 7, 8, and 9. (more...)

'THE GRINCH' Delivers Ratings Win for ABC on Christmas Eve'THE GRINCH' Delivers Ratings Win for ABC on Christmas Eve
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

On Christmas Eve Tuesday, ABC won the night by 18% in Adults 18-49 with encore broadcasts of both the animated and live action versions of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (more...)

ABC Airs Holiday Classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS TonightABC Airs Holiday Classic HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' the 1966 animated holiday story loved by all tall and small, airs tonight, DECEMBER 24 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network (OAD on ABC: 12/12/06). (more...)

Dr. Christmas, Designer to the Stars, Returns to The Hollywood Museum thru Jan 5Dr. Christmas, Designer to the Stars, Returns to The Hollywood Museum thru Jan 5
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Hollywood, CA -- The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, rings in the holidays with 'Lights, Camera, 'Holly'- wood,' a unique tribute to the holidays - Hollywood Style. The holiday trees and extensive tinsel town decor are created by Dr. Christmas (Bob Pranga and Debi Staron), known as the celebrity holiday and special event designers to the stars. The exhibit will be on display through January 5, 2014. (more...)

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