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Date of Birth: January 26, 1946 (71)
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VIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway BowsVIDEO: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Take Final Broadway Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard. Check out the video of the final curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Glenn Close Takes Final Curtain Call as SUNSET BOULEVARD Closes on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Glenn Close Takes Final Curtain Call as SUNSET BOULEVARD Closes on Broadway
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 25, 2017

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close took her final bow today as 'Norma Desmond' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the revival's end. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Norma Surrenders - SUNSET BOULEVARD Takes Final Broadway BowBWW Flashback: Norma Surrenders - SUNSET BOULEVARD Takes Final Broadway Bow
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD plays its final performance on Broadway today, Sunday, June 25. The production, which marked the triumphant return of Glenn Close to the role of Norma Desmond, will have played a total of 145 performances. Originally scheduled as a limited run through May 28th, Sunset Boulevard extended through June 25. (more...)

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson to Star in UK Tour of ARTNigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson to Star in UK Tour of ART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson will take on the age-old debate, 'What is art?', next year. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTCDonja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAYKaren Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTCJason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), opens tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 7, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Previews for the limited engagement began Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-BroadwayAbe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

FLINT World Premiere by Jeff Daniels to Headline Purple Rose Theatre's 27th SeasonFLINT World Premiere by Jeff Daniels to Headline Purple Rose Theatre's 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) announces its 27th season of performances. It will feature the Tony Award-winning drama "God of Carnage" and three world premieres by Michigan-based playwrights. (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, NATIVE SON and More Set for Antaeus Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonLES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, NATIVE SON and More Set for Antaeus Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company has announced an electric slate of plays for its 2017-18 season at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Best known for its meticulous productions of classical theater, Antaeus Theatre Company will push boundaries with four plays aimed squarely at modern sensibilities. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces a Season of International UK Premieres at The Ustinov StudioTheatre Royal Bath Announces a Season of International UK Premieres at The Ustinov Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath today announces a season of international UK premieres which open at the Ustinov Studio this Autumn. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Sets Casting for Summer 2017 Season of the Bard and MoreShakespeare & Company Sets Casting for Summer 2017 Season of the Bard and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Shakespeare & Company has announced casting for its upcoming summer performance season, under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. The Company's 40th Anniversary Season includes a roster of audience favorite artists, critics' top pick actors and a multitude of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. (more...)

Glenn Close Stops the Show at SUNSET BOULEVARD to Stop Photo-Taking Audience MemberGlenn Close Stops the Show at SUNSET BOULEVARD to Stop Photo-Taking Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With one look she can stop the show...literally.  BroadwayWorld has just learned that at yesterday's matinee of Sunset Boulevard, leading lady Glenn Close paused her performance to politely ask an audience member to stop taking photos, saying it was distracting and disrespectful. She said: "We can have a show or we can have a photo shoot," and then quickly began "With One Look" again from the top of the song. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Announces Casting for 40th Anniversary SeasonShakespeare & Company Announces Casting for 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare & Company is pleased to announce casting for its upcoming summer performance season, under the direction of Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Managing Director Adam Davis. The Company's 40th Anniversary Season includes a roster of audience favorite artists, critics' top pick actors and a multitude of newcomers joining the Company. The season opens Memorial Day Weekend with Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre SeriesCentenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Strictly Sensation, Danny Mac, To Star as Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD on TourStrictly Sensation, Danny Mac, To Star as Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that Strictly sensation Danny Mac will join the cast of the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard in the role of Joe Gillis. Danny will join the previously announced Ria Jones, who will reprise her celebrated West End role as Norma Desmond in the hit show directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

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