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Date of Birth: February 10, 1974 (42)
Birth Place: Pittsfield, MA, USA
Gender: Female
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh SilvermanTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This year, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will honor Leigh Silverman -- director of MCC's current production of Neil LaBute's All The Ways to Say I Love You starring Judith Light and The New Group's upcoming production of Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster -- with the Artistic Inspiration Award. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe ConcertColin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn'Charlies Angels' Reboot in the Works from PROOF Playwright David Auburn
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay for a big screen reboot of the iconic '70's series CHARLIES ANGELS. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More Broadway Stars Perform 'Fight Song' for HillaryVIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More Broadway Stars Perform 'Fight Song' for Hillary
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Actors, musicians and Broadway stars including Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Platt, and Idina Menzel are featured in an all-new cover of Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song' (more...)

Tony Winner Bryan Cranston to Portray 'Mighty Zordon' in POWER RANGERS FilmTony Winner Bryan Cranston to Portray 'Mighty Zordon' in POWER RANGERS Film
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Bryan Cranston will take on the iconic role of 'Mighty Zordon' in the highly anticipated POWER RANGERS reboot. (more...)

Elizabeth Banks Withdraws as Director of 'Pitch Perfect 3'Elizabeth Banks Withdraws as Director of 'Pitch Perfect 3'
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Variety.com reports that Elizabeth Banks will no longer direct upcoming Pitch Perfect 3 movie. (more...)

Universal Pushes PITCH PERFECT 3 to December 2017Universal Pushes PITCH PERFECT 3 to December 2017
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

According to Deadline, just a few weeks after Universal bumped up the release date of PITCH PERFECT 3, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson to July 21, 2017, the studio has now pushed it back to December 22, 2017. (more...)

Universal Fast Tracks Anna Kendrick-Led PITCH PERFECT 3Universal Fast Tracks Anna Kendrick-Led PITCH PERFECT 3
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Universal has moved up the release date of PITCH PERFECT 3, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. (more...)

BWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNESBWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNES
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 22, 2016

A review of Robert Carsen's direction of 'Les Fetes Venitiennes,' as performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Opera Comique at BAM. (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy JordanA.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

With the help of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise), and students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $500,000 at its 2016 Season Gala, SUPERGALA!, which took place on Thursday, April 14 at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup'ROCKY HORROR', CARDENIO Among A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program Spring Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

American Conservatory Theater announced today the Spring 2016 Performances featuring students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program. The works are Richard O'Brien's cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show (May 12-15, 2016) in The Rembe Theater at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater and Cardenio (May 6-14, 2016), inspired by The Cardenio Project by literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright Charles Mee, in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Bill Burr to Bring Latest Tour to NJPAC, 6/17Bill Burr to Bring Latest Tour to NJPAC, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to announce The Third Party Tour starring comedian and actor BILL BURR who comes to NJPAC's Prudential Hall for two exciting performances on Friday, June 17 at 7PM & 9:30PM. Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle's Show, he developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. Bill Burr stars in the highly acclaimed animated Netflix series, F Is For Family co-starring Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family.  He was recently seen in the hysterically funny Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell film, Daddy's Home and he co-stars opposite Kevin Costner in the indie film, Black or White, which recently made its World Premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival. (more...)

SABAN'S POWER RANGERS Begins Production in Vancouver TodaySABAN'S POWER RANGERS Begins Production in Vancouver Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced that production on Saban's Power Rangers will commence today in Vancouver. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan to Headline A.C.T.'s SUPERGALA! in AprilTony Nominee Jeremy Jordan to Headline A.C.T.'s SUPERGALA! in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and gala co-chairs Maria and Jeff Spears are proud to announce SUPERGALA! on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at The Regency (1290 Sutter Street) in San Francisco. Tony and Grammy award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise) will join students from the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory for a special performance. Proceeds from the gala support A.C.T.'s actor training and education and community programs. (more...)

The Reading Room and People's Choice Awards Announce 'Favorite Books 2016'The Reading Room and People's Choice Awards Announce 'Favorite Books 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Last month, The Reading Room and People's Choice Awards partnered to bring books to an even wider audience through an online vote on TheReadingRoom.com. Readers from around the world selected their favorite books (published in 2015) in six different categories. (more...)

NBC's SNL Encore Hosted by Elizabeth Banks Earns Top RatingsNBC's SNL Encore Hosted by Elizabeth Banks Earns Top Ratings
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

An encore telecast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with host Elizabeth Banks and musical guest Exposure (3.2/8 in metered-market households, 1.2/6 in adults 18-49 in the local people meters) delivered the best rating for an 'SNL' rebroadcast in nearly a year in metered-market households. (more...)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray This MarchTHE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray This March
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Suzanne Collins' best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD, DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22 (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Steve Martin + Martin Short, and MoreSeattle Theatre Group Announces Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Steve Martin + Martin Short, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

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Brian Wilson to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of PET SOUNDS at the Fox Theatre, 9/30Brian Wilson to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of PET SOUNDS at the Fox Theatre, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Originally released on May 16, 1966, Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates being confirmed, and several previously announced dates selling out in record time, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin when they kick off the tour this Spring and perform at the Fox Theatre Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. (more...)

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