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Date of Birth: May 14, 1952 (64)
Birth Place: Dumbarton, Dunbarstonshire, SCOTLAND
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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

GREAT COMET Creators Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Win Smithsonian's 2017 Ingenuity AwardGREAT COMET Creators Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin Win Smithsonian's 2017 Ingenuity Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Smithsonian magazine announced today the first winners of the 2017 American Ingenuity Awards. Dave Malloy, creator, and Rachel Chavkin, director of the renowned Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, are being honored with the American Ingenuity Award in History. They will receive the award at an awards gala at the National Portrait Gallery on November 29. (more...)

Starry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle RepStarry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Due to popular demand, Seattle Rep has announced an extension for Here Lies Love, now playing through June 18, 2017.  (more...)

Didy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The PlaceDidy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVEVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... LiterallyBWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... Literally
by Jay Irwin - Apr 21, 2017

A few years back on one of my trips to New York, pretty much anyone I talked to about what shows I was seeing was aghast that I wasn't seeing 'Here Lies Love' Off-Broadway. And to each of them I'd say, 'a musical about Imelda Marcos written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim? No thanks, not my thing.' I mean sure, an interesting story and I have respect for the artists (if not much familiarity) but how would this work? Well, now with the new production currently playing at the completely-reconfigured-for-the-show Seattle Rep I'm being forced to sit down to a healthy serving of crow and it's delicious. Not only due to the thoroughly innovative staging and stellar performances but also for Byrne and Fatboy Slim creating a fresh method of storytelling that is a welcome addition to musical theater. (more...)

Q&A with David Byrne Among Public Programs for Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVEQ&A with David Byrne Among Public Programs for Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre is set to celebrate the opening of the most anticipated show of the season this week, Here Lies Love, the work of culture and music icons David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim. (more...)

Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Richard Herring and Many More Shows Announced as Part of Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Line-Up!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On Thursday, 20th April Pleasance Theatre Trust announces 132 more shows on sale with an array of exciting newcomers and Festival favourites highlighting the pages of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme. (more...)

Benjamin Clementine Reschedules Carnegie Hall Show to 4/5Benjamin Clementine Reschedules Carnegie Hall Show to 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Benjamin Clementine, the acclaimed British singer, songwriter and pianist, will headline Carnegie Hall on October 5, 2017. Starting Friday, April 21, tickets will be available at carnegiehall.org or by calling Carnegiecharge at 212 247-7800. Prices range from $30 to $70. In this concert, a major milestone in an already remarkable early career, Clementine will debut songs from his forthcoming new album, the follow-up to his Mercury Prize winning album At Least for Now, due for release this fall. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICESBAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAMBrooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Photos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in SeattlePhotos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The New Diorama Theatre Announces New Rehearsal Space ND2The New Diorama Theatre Announces New Rehearsal Space ND2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Today The New Diorama Theatre announced an exciting new initiative, having signed a one year lease with London based property developer British Land, to create the largest rehearsal space in Central London: ND2 will open its doors 01 May 2017. (more...)

ETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITYETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

ETHEL, the renowned New York City-based string quartet, has announced Circus - Wandering City, an evening-length multimedia performance that explores the phenomenon of circus through the eyes and insights of people who have created its special thrills and illusions. Circus - Wandering City makes its world premiere in January 2018-the 250th anniversary of the modern circus-at The Ringling, a distinct non-profit entity that celebrates the history and the continuing evolution of this thriving art form. (more...)

Will HERE LIES LOVE Come to Broadway Following Seattle Run?Will HERE LIES LOVE Come to Broadway Following Seattle Run?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

In a recent interview in American Theatre, scenic designer David Korins reveals his hopes for the musical's future. He tells AT: 'I have high hopes it could find its way back to New York in a proscenium, eventually a Broadway venue. We can now theoretically use the balcony, hook, line, and sinker, as it is. Isn't that exciting?' (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess CruisesTony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles CenterPark City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Park City Institute presents actress-singer-songwriter-musician, Nellie McKay, performing 'A Girl Named Bill - the Life and Times of Billy Tipton,' on the Eccles Center Main Stage, Saturday April 15. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

David Byrne Opens Inaugural BRIC OPEN FestivalDavid Byrne Opens Inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Lineup Features a Wide Range of Celebrated Artists and Artistic Compaanies in Innovative Programs (more...)

David Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in BrooklynDavid Byrne, Ronald K. Brown, Theater of War and More Set for BRIC OPEN FESTIVAL Next Month in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

BRIC, Brooklyn's leading provider of free cultural programs, has announced the inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival, which will activate spaces throughout BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC's 40,000 sf. home in Downtown Brooklyn, the weekend of April 27 - 30. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 20th, 2017 - Original Stars of KINKY BOOTS Reunite for TDF!BWW Morning Brief March 20th, 2017 - Original Stars of KINKY BOOTS Reunite for TDF!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters and more celebrate Cameron Mackintosh at Signature's Sondheim Gala in D.C., and four 'Lolas' strut their stuff this evening at the TDF HONORS KINKY BOOTS benefit! (more...)

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