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Date Of Birth:
January 02, 1949 (65)
Birth Place:
Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender:
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BWW Reviews: Chekov Becomes Hilarious in ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: Chekov Becomes Hilarious in ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2014

Sometimes a fun night is just a dead lock. Such is the case when you take three of Seattle's most gifted and seasoned actors and put them in the off kilter world of a Christopher Durang play as has happed over at ACT with their current production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike". I have to admit going in I had very little doubt that I would have a good time with all those elements combined and I was not disappointed. But beyond the sure thing of comedy that resulted what also emerged was a truly thoughtful and resonant look at some ways society has been brought down as it's built up. (more...)

Florida Rep to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 10/31-11/19Florida Rep to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 10/31-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of its 2014-15 Season with the hot, new, Tony-winning BEST COMEDY, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Three one-acts from the writer The New York Times critic Ben Brantley described as "…one of our funniest playwrights," master of parody Christopher Durang, will be presented beginning November 9 at L'Etage Cabaret in Philadelphia. A Streetcar Named Durang: Two Burlesques and a Western will be presented by The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, the Philadelphia-based theater company whose mission is to present classic absurdist theater to audiences in the Philadelphia region. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good LaughsBWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good Laughs
by David Clarke - Oct 14, 2014

As the temperatures fall and leaves change color, most people start preparing for the fall family holidays that are just around the corner. Knowing you'll soon be surrounded by your own family, kooky or not, the World Premiere production of Catherine Butterfield's IT HAS TO BE YOU is offering New York audiences the opportunity to trade in their families and spend some time with the one she has created. (more...)

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/14 - 'MORMON' for Actors Fund, THE BIRDS & THE BEES, Cumming & Burnett on TV and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/14 - 'MORMON' for Actors Fund, THE BIRDS & THE BEES, Cumming & Burnett on TV and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BOOK OF MORMON benefits The Actors Fund, the littlest Keenan-Bolger's THE BIRDS & THE BEES begins tonight, and Cumming and Burnett make the talk show rounds! (more...)

New Media Rep to Present OUT OF THEIR MINDS, 11/8-16New Media Rep to Present OUT OF THEIR MINDS, 11/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

From November 8 to 16, New Media Repertory Company, 512 East 80th Street, will present 'Out Of Their Minds' by David Willinger, a tale of thwarted love between Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and the young Samuel Beckett. Miranda McDermott directs. (more...)

Lisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan BenefitLisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Leah Ryan's FEWW is hosting an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances tonight, October 6 at Joe's Pub in New York. The benefit will commemorate the fifth year of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers and the announcement of The Vladimir, a new emergency fund for writers facing medical emergencies. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE COUNTRY HOUSE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE COUNTRY HOUSE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 2, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opens tonight, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Amy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC HouseAmy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Playing on Air, a public radio show featuring recordings of select contemporary short American plays, returns to BRIC House for a new season of performances. Nine short plays by notable American playwrights (three per evening) will be recorded live at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn on October 20, 27 and December 1 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theatre in the Round Players to Present THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, 10/10-11/2Theatre in the Round Players to Present THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) presents The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang in weekend performances October 10 through November 2. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of DevelopmentPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution's new Director of Development. Ms. Culp joins the acclaimed theater company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. (more...)

Dana Ivey, Cynthia Harris and More Set for TACT's KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Talk Back SeriesDana Ivey, Cynthia Harris and More Set for TACT's KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Talk Back Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed company that 'reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit,' and named '2012 Company of the Year' by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal, has announced a series of post performance discussions to follow select performances of its production of The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE and RUMPELSTILTSKIN Entertain All AgesBWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE and RUMPELSTILTSKIN Entertain All Ages
by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 29, 2014

I am proud to say I live in a city where top notch, live theatre can be enjoyed by anyone of any age on pretty much any given day. We should be happy we can take our children to see and learn to love great shows at Birmingham Children's Theatre in the daytime, then go out with our adult friends and see superb theatre in the evening, all done locally, with local talent. Don't miss out on the last weekend of VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at BFT October 2,3,4 at 8pm. Check www.BCT123.org for future BCT children's performances. (more...)

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