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Charles Durning News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1923
Date of Death: December 24, 2012 (89)
Birth Place: Highland Falls, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Five Facts You May Not Know About FIDDLER ON THE ROOFFive Facts You May Not Know About FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Zero Mostel turned it down? Perchik's song was originally Motel's song? Who played the priest? (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Announces Board Vice Chair to Serve as Executive DirectorGeffen Playhouse Announces Board Vice Chair to Serve as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors today announced that Vice Chair Gil Cates, Jr. will serve as the permanent Executive Director for the not-for-profit theater after leading in an interim capacity since February, 2015. (more...)

Wendie Malick & Gary Cole to Lead World Premiere of CLOSURE at NJ Rep This SummerWendie Malick & Gary Cole to Lead World Premiere of CLOSURE at NJ Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the World Premiere of Closure by Richard Dresser for a limited engagement from June 25 through July 19, 2015.  (more...)

Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing PartyAlfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Actors Fund is thrilled to announce that several exciting stars of stage and screen have joined the line-up of presenters and performers for the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party (more...)

Breaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAMEBreaking News: Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones Will Return to Broadway in D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize Winner THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will share a Broadway stage for the first time in almost fifty years in a new production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, Thurgood).  The production opens Tuesday, October 13 at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin September 21. (more...)

Tim Curry, Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at The Actors Fund's Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party; Kate Burton Will HostTim Curry, Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at The Actors Fund's Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party; Kate Burton Will Host
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Skirball Cultural Center's Ahmanson Ballroom in Los Angeles. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals to Stage THE KING AND I, 3/20-4/5Dallas Summer Musicals to Stage THE KING AND I, 3/20-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

?Based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam and hit classic Broadway musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I is making its North Texas debut at the Music Hall at Fair Park, produced by Michael A. Jenkins (six-time Tony Award winner) and Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. This exciting new production features a revamped script, timeless songs, and a new physical production with an entirely fresh interpretation of the musical. (more...)

Carrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie ReynoldsCarrie Fisher to Present the SAG 51st Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, written and performed by Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning TonightLaguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This WinterLaguna Playhouse to Present GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview tonight, November 5; Thursday, November 6; and Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a brand-new musical concert event. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical The Rocky Horror Show is being offered as a special event, for three performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation today, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a brand-new musical concert event. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical The Rocky Horror Show is being offered as a special event, for three performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation on Friday, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (more...)

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Set for WHAT This WeekendHARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Set for WHAT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's iconic folksinger, saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people as he plays for a union meeting of striking mineworkers in Oklahoma on the verge of vigilante violence. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DINNER WITH THE BOYS at NJ Rep - An Entertaining 'Killer' ComedyBWW Reviews: DINNER WITH THE BOYS at NJ Rep - An Entertaining 'Killer' Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 17, 2014

The World Premiere of 'Dinner WithThe Boys' is written by Dan Lauria who also stars in the show as Charlie. This very entertaining dark comedy is now on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company through October 5th. With superb direction by Frank Megna, the show features a stellar cast of show business veterans. (more...)

TNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning TonightTNC Stages OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. Performances will be staged at the Cino Theatre at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from tonight, September 11-28, 2014. (more...)

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Set for WHAT, 10/3-5HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Set for WHAT, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's iconic folksinger, saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people as he plays for a union meeting of striking mineworkers in Oklahoma on the verge of vigilante violence. (more...)

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