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Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 (72)
Birth Place: South Shields, Durham, ENGLAND
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Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Carinthia West Debuts Photography Exhibition - LOOKING BACK IS THE NEW FORWARDCarinthia West Debuts Photography Exhibition - LOOKING BACK IS THE NEW FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Looking Back is the New Forward explores the life and work of Carinthia West through her photographs. (more...)

Cast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts TheatreCast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Gary Sinyor announces casting for his play, NotMoses, which will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016. (more...)

2015 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among America's Top Theatres2015 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among America's Top Theatres
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 14, 2016

DPAC Among America's Top Theatres! (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICALTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 17th, with Seussical, a condensed one-act version for young audiences of the Broadway musical, adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss, the Off-Broadway premiere of Seussical was nominated for Outstanding Revival by the Lortel Awards in 2008 (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Open New Weekend Series of Performances this SaturdayTheatreworks USA to Open New Weekend Series of Performances this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will kick off its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, January 9th, with Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide To School, the New York premiere of the new children's musical based on the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park (published by Random House Books for Young Readers), penned by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Ever After, Dear Edwina). (more...)

#Siam4Ham? #Glam4Ham? Broadway Fans Name Lotteries for Shows Besides HAMILTON#Siam4Ham? #Glam4Ham? Broadway Fans Name Lotteries for Shows Besides HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Dec 27, 2015

HAMILTON's pre-show lottery performance, known as #Ham4Ham on social media as a play on the fact that Hamilton's face is on the $10 bill, has quickly become one of Broadway's favorite traditions as fans gather in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see what Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has in store -- and who his guest performer is. Now fans are pitching titles for other Broadway shows' $10 lotteries. (more...)

E! to Present One-Hour Series Finale of THE SOUP TonightE! to Present One-Hour Series Finale of THE SOUP Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

On tonight's one-hour series finale of THE SOUP, Host and Executive Producer Joel McHale, who has fronted the show that made him a bonafide star for 12 years, will once again deliver the laughs as he hangs up his signature skinny tie for the last time. (more...)

Big Apple Circus to Welcome Theatre Expert Steve Schonberg as Guest Ringmaster, 12/18Big Apple Circus to Welcome Theatre Expert Steve Schonberg as Guest Ringmaster, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Steve Schonberg is the editor-in-chief of Center on the Aisle (centerontheaisle.com), a top theater web destination that brings fans closer to the shows and stars they love through reviews and in-depth feature interviews. An award-winning media personality, journalist, and lifelong theater fan, he can be seen regularly on Sundays on WNBC 'Weekend Today in New York,' sharing news, tips, and helpful insider perspective about the city's abundant theater scene. (more...)

Final Episode of E!'s Long-Running Comedy Series THE SOUP to Air 12/18Final Episode of E!'s Long-Running Comedy Series THE SOUP to Air 12/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

After thriving on E! for more than two decades, the groundbreaking comedy series THE SOUP will skewer its final pop culture sacred cow this Friday, December 18 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Theatreworks USA Returning to the Kaye Playhouse in JanuaryTheatreworks USA Returning to the Kaye Playhouse in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Theatreworks USA will kick off its 2016 weekend family performance series on Saturday January 9th with Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide To School, the New York premiere of the new children's musical based on the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park, penned by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (Ever After, Dear Edwina, Theatreworks USA's acclaimed hit Junie B. Jones). (more...)

West End to Premiere Gary Sinyor's NOTMOSES, March 10West End to Premiere Gary Sinyor's NOTMOSES, March 10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Award winning film-maker Gary Sinyor has written and will direct his first play,NotMoses, previewing at the Arts Theatre from 10 March 2016, with press night on 15 March 2016.   NotMoses is designed by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott. (more...)

Narrators Announced for Upcoming ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK TourNarrators Announced for Upcoming ROCKY HORROR SHOW UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Steve Punt, Charlie Condou and Philip Franks are set to star as The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show UK Tour 2015/2016. The three actors will take on the iconic role during the new national tour of the show, which opens at Brighton's Theatre Royal on 17 December 2015, and also stars Diana Vickers, Paul Cattermole, Ben Freeman and Liam Tamne. (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, AVENUE Q & More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's Spring/Summer 2016 SeasonPinter's BETRAYAL, AVENUE Q & More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's Spring/Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

 Exeter Northcott Theatre will produce a new adaptation of Harold Pinter's Betrayal which will mark artistic director Paul Jepson's directorial debut for the theatre. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- MATILDA's Christopher Sieber!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 8, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes current star of MATILDA, Christopher Sieber. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Shubert Theatre, how he has injured himself during almost every Broadway gig, and so much more! (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 11/4/2015 - PLOWBOY Off-Broadway, Paris in New York and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/4/2015 - PLOWBOY Off-Broadway, Paris in New York and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: New York gets the Paris treatment and more! (more...)

Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane & More Set for Mike Nichols Memorial Service; SPAMALOT's Eric Idle, John Cleese to PerformMeryl Streep, Nathan Lane & More Set for Mike Nichols Memorial Service; SPAMALOT's Eric Idle, John Cleese to Perform
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2015

Now, Elaine May has joined the lineup of hosts. Monty Python's Eric Idle and John Cleese are also set to perform (hopefully selections from SPAMALOT!), with readings and other music also planned. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, Ina Garten and More Among Dr. Phillips Center's New Series, Shows in 2015-16Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett, Ina Garten and More Among Dr. Phillips Center's New Series, Shows in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts launches its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

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