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Date Of Birth:
February 07, 1812
Date Of Death:
June 09, 1870 (58)
Birth Place:
Portsmouth, Hampshire, ENGLAND
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BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - A Baltimore Version Circa 1843BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - A Baltimore Version Circa 1843
by Charles Shubow - Dec 17, 2014

Get ready for an annual Baltimore tradition. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned ActingBWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - Dec 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the best person to we can discuss this fresh, modern take on the beloved Christmas story with. (more...)

Theater Latte Da to Bring OLIVER! to the Pantages This SpringTheater Latte Da to Bring OLIVER! to the Pantages This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

OLIVER!, an re-imagining of the iconic musical based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist, directed by the nationally acclaimed Peter Rothstein, runs February 4-March 1, 2015, at the historic Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Big Screen Edition!BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Big Screen Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 16, 2014

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading the yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, but for theatre fans, there is even more to celebrate, as our favorite holiday programming and performances will be presented across all platforms this December. Whether you'd like to check out your favorite Christmas musical on stage, tune in for a festive concert on TV, or buy a movie ticket to a big holiday release, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! (more...)

BWW Reviews: EBENEZER at Resorts Casino HotelBWW Reviews: EBENEZER at Resorts Casino Hotel
by Michael T. Mooney - Dec 16, 2014

You may wonder why the Ocean Professional Theatre Company's holiday offering EBENEZER is being presented in an Atlantic City casino showroom. This charming 350-seat theatre is one of the oldest performance spaces in Atlantic City, dating back to 1912. The Screening Room is a jewel box setting in which to present one of the holiday's most enduring classics. This sort of family-driven entertainment is exactly what Atlantic City sorely needs at the moment. (more...)

Parson's Nose Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL this WeekendParson's Nose Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, presents their annual holiday reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, this Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st. Adapted by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, this 75-minute performance is presented as a part of the theater's 'Pay What You Will' Readers' Theater Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Benefit Actors Fund in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Coverage: Broadway Unites to Benefit Actors Fund in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 16, 2014

MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL, benefitting the The Actors Fund, was held last night, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College. Klea Blackhurst (Radio Gals), Janet Dacal (Wonderland, In the Heights) and Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) were a part of the star studded cast that featured Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Shop of Horrors) in the title role. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Randy Dixon Shows the Many Faces of Scrooge in A(N IMPROVISED) CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/18-27Randy Dixon Shows the Many Faces of Scrooge in A(N IMPROVISED) CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Not Your Parent's Christmas Carol A(n Improvised) Christmas Carol has become a Seattle holiday tradition since it opened in 1985 at the Old Pioneer Square Theater. Unexpected Productions' Artistic Director, Randy Dixon created the show and has played Scrooge in most of the performances. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive SBIFF's Cinema Vanguard AwardEddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones to Receive SBIFF's Cinema Vanguard Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will jointly honor Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 29, 2015. (more...)

Matthew Bourne & Cameron Mackintosh Are Bringing OLIVER! Back to the Big Screen!Matthew Bourne & Cameron Mackintosh Are Bringing OLIVER! Back to the Big Screen!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

According to the Guardian, OLIVER! is heading back to the big screen! British choreographer Matthew Bourne revealed that a new movie version of the 1960 musical is currently in the works. Bourne told the Guardian: 'We're reviving The Car Man - based on Carmen. There's also a film of Oliver! in the pipeline. Cameron Mackintosh is hoping to follow up LES MISERABLES with Oliver! and I've never really worked on a major film so that's exciting.' (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 3 - It's Great to Be Back on Broadway from Mr. Magoo's Christmas CarolVIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 3 - It's Great to Be Back on Broadway from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 15, 2014

If you've been joining us for BWW's 12 Days of Christmas video features, on this 3rd day, the choice was easy and obvious for me. Tonight, for the first time ever on a stage, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL will be staged and performed, benefitting the The Actors Fund. The very special event takes place this evening at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). For more info, and how to get tickets, click here. (more...)

Douglas Sills Stars in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit Tonight for The Actors FundDouglas Sills Stars in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit Tonight for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL, benefitting the The Actors Fund, is a one-night-only event held tonight, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Enrapture Even the Scroogiest Among YouBWW Reviews: Portland Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Enrapture Even the Scroogiest Among You
by Patrick Brassell - Dec 15, 2014

When you walk into the theatre, you're greeted by ticket takers, ushers, and assorted others all in Dickensian costume, all sporting English accents; a young urchin who looked to be about eight tried to sell me a raffle ticket in a voice that came right out of Oliver Twist. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Mesmerizes at The AlleyBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Mesmerizes at The Alley
by Katricia Lang - Dec 13, 2014

You'll still find atmospheric Victorian sets by scenic designer Tony Straiges, Alejo Vietti's elaborate ornate costumes, and dramatic sound design by John Gromada. The plot change does not unfairly ground or overly explicate this ghost drama. That's what I'm here for. (more...)

Newnan Theatre to Stage Comedy Version of 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL', Beginning 12/16Newnan Theatre to Stage Comedy Version of 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL', Beginning 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

What would Christmas be without a performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? Well, Newnan Theatre Company has that and more going on. Not only are they performing Newnanite Dale Lyles' A Christmas Carol: The Musical, but in their black box arena, they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry, Betsy Wolfe & More for The Actors Fund's MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS BenefitPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry, Betsy Wolfe & More for The Actors Fund's MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The cast and creative team for The Actors Fund's upcoming benefit concert of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL have officially begun rehearsals for the one-night-only event, set for Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered through the years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

Dr. Mahmoud F. Al-Ali Releases Book on How Arabian Literature Influenced Victorian EraDr. Mahmoud F. Al-Ali Releases Book on How Arabian Literature Influenced Victorian Era
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

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