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Donna Murphy News

Date Of Birth:
March 07, 1959 (56)
Birth Place:
Queens, NY, USA
Gender:
Female
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@DMurphyOfficial - 3/27/15 12:07am There r IGNORANT HATERS masquerading as leaders,& then there's the HUMANITY/BRILLIANCE/NO BS that is @AudraEqualityMc http://t.co/Yqe9tBPOsr


@DMurphyOfficial - 3/22/15 07:05pm Happy Birthday #StephenSondheim !Can't/don't want 2 imagine what my life or this world would b like w/out his art! Bless you Steve! xoxo


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Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award TonightStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Honored With 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy recently announced the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. A reception will be held in their honor in New York City tonight, March 19, 2015. (more...)

Stephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights AwardStephen Karam & Zinnie Harris Win 2015 Berwin Lee Playwrights Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Dorothy Berwin, Mark Lee and Tom Kirdahy are pleased to announce the second winners of the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The Berwin Lee Award was created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting in both the United States and the United Kingdom and to encourage the writing and production of plays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITYPhoto Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of POSTERITY
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Posterity, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and featuring Hamish Linklater, John Noble, Dale Soules, Henry Stram and Mickey Theis. Posterity officially opened last night, March 15, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/7/15- Donna MurphySTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/7/15- Donna Murphy
by Stage Tube - Mar 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Donna Murphy! Murphy has won two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her roles in Passion as Fosca and in The King and I as Anna Leonowens. She received three more Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances in Wonderful Town as Ruth Sherwood, LoveMusik as Lotte Lenya and The People in the Picture as Raisel/Bubbie. She is known, most recently, for her role as Mother Gothel in the animated Disney film Tangled (2010), Anij, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, in Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and her numerous stage roles in musical theatre. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 28 - March 6THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 28 - March 6
by Anna Bencivengo - Mar 6, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of a performance preview of FINDING NEVERLAND, SYTYCD winner Ricky Ubeda joining the cast of ON THE TOWN, Roundabout Theatre Company's annual Spring Gala celebrating Helen Mirren, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Honors Helen Mirren at Roundabout's THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A DAME Gala!Photo Coverage: Broadway Honors Helen Mirren at Roundabout's THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A DAME Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presented its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' last night, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening was a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who was presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The tribute featured appearances by Jennifer Garner & Alessandro Nivola and performances by Laura Benanti,Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Santino Fontana, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara,Alessandro Nivola,Laura Osnes and Betsy Wolfe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presented its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' last night, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening was a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who was presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The tribute featured appearances by Jennifer Garner & Alessandro Nivola and performances by Laura Benanti,Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Santino Fontana, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Alessandro Nivola,Laura Osnes and Betsy Wolfe. (more...)

Helen Mirren Honored Tonight at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to PerformHelen Mirren Honored Tonight at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' tonight, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Alan Cumming, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in New York Pops' 2015 Gala, Honoring Rob & Kathleen MarshallSutton Foster, Alan Cumming, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in New York Pops' 2015 Gala, Honoring Rob & Kathleen Marshall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops marks its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of music honoree Kathleen Marshall and music honoree Rob Marshall. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. (more...)

Helen Mirren to be Honored at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to PerformHelen Mirren to be Honored at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents its annual 2015 Spring Gala "There is Nothing Like a Dame" on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Patti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical NewsPatti LuPone Starring In Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS At LCT? Plus, WAR PAINT Musical News
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 6, 2015

Patti Lupone eyes two potential Broadway showcases! (more...)

NYPL's Evening with Stockard Channing Tonight Cancelled Due to WeatherNYPL's Evening with Stockard Channing Tonight Cancelled Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women has announed that tonight's Oral History interview with Tony-Award winning actress, STOCKARD CHANNING and arts journalist PATRICK PACHECO has been cancelled due to inclement weather. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 16, 2015

Today we are revisiting a dynamic 1990s Best Musical winner poised for a Broadway revival should the recent all-star reading having proved worthwhile, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Stockard Channing to Speak at NYPL for the Performing Arts Next MonthIT'S ONLY A PLAY's Stockard Channing to Speak at NYPL for the Performing Arts Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Tony-Award winning actress, STOCKARD CHANNING for the next Oral History interview. CHANNING will sit down with arts journalist PATRICK PACHECO to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Sunday, January 18, 2015Scoop: RESURRECTION on ABC - Sunday, January 18, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on RESURRECTION, airing on ABC on Sunday, January 18, 2015! (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

Photo Coverage: All of the INTO THE WOODS Red Carpet Fashions!Photo Coverage: All of the INTO THE WOODS Red Carpet Fashions!
by Walter McBride - Dec 10, 2014

The highly anticipated film INTO THE WOODS had its premiere Monday night, December 8th at New York's City's Ziegfeld Theatre. The film hits theaters on December 25th, is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the fairytale premiere and below, you can check out photos of all the red carpet fashions! Plus, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our photo coverage from inside the event! (more...)

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