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Date Of Birth:
January 02, 1949 (65)
Birth Place:
Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender:
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Two River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next MonthTwo River Theater to Open ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. (more...)

Bay City Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBay City Players to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Bay City Players will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, January 23 - 25 & January 29 - February 1, 2015 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. (more...)

SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms OnscreenSOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the brand new big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA', THE PRODUCERS and FALSETTOS Set for Sierra Stages' 7th Season'VANYA AND SONIA', THE PRODUCERS and FALSETTOS Set for Sierra Stages' 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Christopher Durang's irresistible comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike", Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan's outrageous musical "The Producers", and William Finn and James Lapine's extraordinary musical "Falsettos" make up the three award winning plays and musicals in Sierra Stages' 7th Season beginning in March 2015. Each of the shows represents the best in contemporary live theatre and each is a Nevada County premiere. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichele Pawk, Carolyn McCormick & More to Star in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Plays Silver Spring Stage, Now thru 12/21MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE Plays Silver Spring Stage, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang, directed by Star Johnson and produced by Joseph Coracle, Pauline Griller-Mitchell and Star Johnson, a hilarious parody of the Christmas Carol story from the viewpoint of a stressed out Mrs. Cratchit. Christmas will never be the same! Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge will perform two weekends today, December 12 to December 21, 2014. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE to Play Silver Spring Stage, 12/12-21MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE to Play Silver Spring Stage, 12/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang, directed by Star Johnson and produced by Joseph Coracle, Pauline Griller-Mitchell and Star Johnson, a hilarious parody of the Christmas Carol story from the viewpoint of a stressed out Mrs. Cratchit. Christmas will never be the same! Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge will perform two weekends December 12 to December 21, 2014. (more...)

City Theatre Partners with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsCity Theatre Partners with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

City Theatre has announced a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to implement the VSA Playwright Discovery Program in Pittsburgh classrooms. (more...)

Bootless Presents AN EVENING OF DISASTROUS ONE ACTSBootless Presents AN EVENING OF DISASTROUS ONE ACTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

In honor of their 10th anniversary, Bootless returns to its roots with an evening of one act plays, May 14-16. (more...)

Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The hilarious holiday favorite, The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello and produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, makes its return to PlayhouseSquare this holiday season, Nov. 28 - Dec. 21, starring native Clevelander Eric Schmiedl as "Crumpet." (more...)

BWW Reviews: RECKLESS by Craig Lucas is Both Ponderous and PointlessBWW Reviews: RECKLESS by Craig Lucas is Both Ponderous and Pointless
by Frank Benge - Nov 24, 2014

RECKLESS, by Craig Lucas, wants to be a black comedy. The script, written in a cinematographic style, poses some serious problems in staging. For something so paper thin to work, the audience needs to go on the same nightmare downhill sleigh ride as the protagonist. We need to feel as buffeted by the play itself as she does by the events of the play. Unfortunately, the staging of this production is weighed down by numerous lengthy scene changes on what is a minimalistic set. These numerous changes bog the evening down and what should be a barrage of insanity ends up being a few humorous moments. The cartoon craziness this script cries out for never really happens. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next MonthLee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will hold its Winter Benefit on Monday, December 1st at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). The festive evening entitled 'Catch A Rising Star' will be emceed by legendary Broadway song and dance man Lee Roy Reams and will feature musical performances by eight young up-and-coming Broadway talents. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the show at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

RECKLESS Runs Now thru 12/21 at The City TheatreRECKLESS Runs Now thru 12/21 at The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The City Theatre presents the holiday production of Craig Lucas' richly inventive comedy, Reckless. Under the direction of Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky and starring Suzanne Balling, the performances begin tonight, November 21 through December 21 at The City Theatre, with two shows Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. (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 - Nov 18, 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...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in the BSO premiere ofShostakovich: Notes for Stalin, a Symphonic Play by Playwright in Residence Didi Balle. This special Off the Cuff performance onToday, November 14 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall dramatizes Shostakovich's harrowing life during Stalin's murderous reign in 1930s Russia, and features actors Jered McLenigan, Richard Poe and Tony Tsendeas. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

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'), opens tonight, November 11, 2014. (more...)

New Media Rep Presents OUT OF THEIR MINDS, Now thru 11/16New Media Rep Presents OUT OF THEIR MINDS, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

From today, 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...)

James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

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