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Date of Birth: July 01, 1899
Date of Death: December 15, 1962 (63)
Birth Place: Scarborough, Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include FOLLIES in St. Louis, THE LAST SHIP in Salt Lake City, and PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical HUNCHBACK On Top of the World at La MiradaBWW Review: Musical HUNCHBACK On Top of the World at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2016

Victor Hugo's monumental romantic/gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, published in 1831, centers in, around and on top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. So does the new musical of the same name written by Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, which received its U.S. premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2014 and is currently receiving its Los Angeles premiere at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Stephen Gifford's set replete with stained glass windows, balcony and overhanging bells is scaled down from the original but still impressive and pulls you in effectively to another world, the ethereal realm of a higher power. Catholic boy that I am, every kyrie eleison exuded by the resounding chorus moved me to tears. (more...)

THE HATEFUL EIGHT, HAMLET and More Set for 2016 SEE IT BIG! at Moving ImageTHE HATEFUL EIGHT, HAMLET and More Set for 2016 SEE IT BIG! at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In what has now become an annual summer tradition, Museum of the Moving Image will present See It Big! The 70mm Show, a screening series featuring eight classic and contemporary films photographed in 70mm that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum's majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater. (more...)

David Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film SeriesDavid Tennant-Led HAMLET and More Set for Barbican's 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that London's Barbican Centre has just announced the full lineup for its 'RSC Shakespeare on Screen' film series this January. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Upcoming Theatrical EventsRoyal Shakespeare Company Announces Upcoming Theatrical Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) returns to the Barbican in November with Henry V, followed by a major theatrical event in January 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death - with performances of all four productions of Gregory Doran's history plays in repertoire.  (more...)

HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough TheatreHORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Actress Kathy Garver Releases New Memoir SURVIVING CISSYActress Kathy Garver Releases New Memoir SURVIVING CISSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

When her hair suddenly turned green during a casting session, Kathy Garver feared her burgeoning Hollywood career may be over. Instead, the disaster—an unexpected result of using store-bought hair color—broke the ice with a producer, landing the teenage actress a career-changing role on Family Affair, one of the most iconic television sitcoms of the 1960s. (more...)

BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: SPARTACUS: RESTORED EDITIONFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: SPARTACUS: RESTORED EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/20/2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/20/2015. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen Trio of Films for Horror Father's Day, 6/21Moving Image to Screen Trio of Films for Horror Father's Day, 6/21
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

In honor of Father's Day, Museum of the Moving Image will present a trio of horror movies featuring scary dads on the big screen in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater. On Sunday, June 21, Horror Father's Day will include Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum as a murderous preacher; Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face, about a mad doctor obsessed with fixing his disfigured daughter; and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, featuring a terrifying Jack Nicholson in a Freudian drama set in a haunted mountain resort. (more...)

PSYCHO, ROSEMARY'S BABY and More Set for 'Horror Mother's Day' at Moving ImagePSYCHO, ROSEMARY'S BABY and More Set for 'Horror Mother's Day' at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

Celebrate Mother's Day against the grain with a triple-feature of maternal-themed horror movies on the big screen at Museum of the Moving Image. On Sunday, May 10, as part of Horror Mother's Day, the Museum will show Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, starring Anthony Perkins as the ultimate momma's boy; Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, with Mia Farrow as an Upper West Side mother-to-be caught up in a sinister cult; and David Cronenberg's The Brood (in a new 35mm print), a terrifying psychological thriller driven by a mother's rage. (more...)

New York Historical Society Releases Schedule of Events and Exhibitions for May 2015New York Historical Society Releases Schedule of Events and Exhibitions for May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

1. EXHIBITIONS Picasso's Le Tricorne May 29 – Ongoing The show will position Picasso's curtain in a dialogue with other New-York Historical Society objects, including paintings from the European tradition that provide background to the artist's work as well as to the traditions against which the revolutionary artist rebelled. Other thematic threads pivot around dance subjects and explore roughly contemporary American paintings, sculpture, posters, and watercolors. Among the works included will be examples by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Will H. Bradley, Philippe de Champaigne, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Childe Hassam, Malvina Hoffman, Ricardo de Madrazo y Garreta, Elie Nadelman, Edward Penfield, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and Adriaen van Utrecht. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

Clark Gable Classics MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Set for Reel 13 This MonthClark Gable Classics MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Set for Reel 13 This Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, Academy Award winner Clark Gable is highlighted on THIRTEEN's Reel 13 in January with two of his iconic films. (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Among 2014 Additions to National Film RegistryFERRIS BUELLER, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Among 2014 Additions to National Film Registry
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. (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...)

Patrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La JollaPatrick Page Talks Creating 'Frollo' Onstage in 'HUNCHBACK' at La Jolla
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

D23 spoke with star of La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming produciton of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, about why he was drawn to the project and the role of 'Frollo' and what to expect from the premiere. Scroll down for some excerpts from the interview! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. (more...)

We Players' CANCIONES DEL MAR Returns Tonight After Last Year's Sold-Out PerformanceWe Players' CANCIONES DEL MAR Returns Tonight After Last Year's Sold-Out Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Back by popular demand after last year's sold-out performance, We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, will present a special one-night music concert aboard the tall ship Balclutha tonight, July 19, 2014. (more...)

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