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Date Of Birth:
October 24, 1939 (75)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Tony Winner Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway's Hit Comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Tony Winner Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway's Hit Comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will return to the Broadway's biggest hit comedy It's Only a Play in the role of James Wicker on March 31, 2015 and will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. Lane departed It's Only A Play on January 4, 2015 due to a previously scheduled commitment with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) staging of The Iceman Cometh. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Plays 'Word Sneak' & More on TONIGHTVIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Plays 'Word Sneak' & More on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and guest Martin Short get cards with random words, such as tetherball and Beer Nuts, and must work them into a casual conversation about Short's role in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/18/15- Christopher SieberSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/18/15- Christopher Sieber
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2015

Happy Birthday, Christopher Sieber! Sieber made his Broadway debut as Agis in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham. Following this role, he appeared as a replacement in the roles of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Sieber played the role of Rapunzel's Prince and shared the role of the Wolf with Gregg Edelman in the revival of Into the Woods in 2002. In March 2005, Sieber originated the role of Sir Dennis Galahad in the Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot. He starred as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical which opened on Broadway on December 14, 2008, after an out-of-town tryout in Seattle. On March 11, 2011, Sieber replaced Jeffrey Tambor as Georges in the Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles opposite Harvey Fierstein. (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short Makes 'Fly Me Through the Room' Entrance on LETTERMAN!VIDEO: Martin Short Makes 'Fly Me Through the Room' Entrance on LETTERMAN!
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

On his recent appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN, the funny man flew in a la Peter Pan above the studio audience while singing, 'Fly Me Through The Room'! (more...)

Photo Flashback: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's F. Murray Abraham circa 1997Photo Flashback: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's F. Murray Abraham circa 1997
by Walter McBride - Feb 6, 2015

F. Murray Abraham is currently starring in Broadway's It's Only a Play by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld has a fun flashback photo of Abraham circa 1997 below! (more...)

Danny Burstein Launches The Drama League's 2015 'Up Close' Series TodayDanny Burstein Launches The Drama League's 2015 'Up Close' Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Drama League launches its Winter 2015 Season of events at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY, New Book & More on 'Daily Show'VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY, New Book & More on 'Daily Show'
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Legendary comedian Martin Short stopped by this week's THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central to express his amazement at Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance and discusses his memoir, 'I Must Say' as well as his starring role in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short on Taking Over for Nathan Lane: 'There's No Greater Performer on Broadway'VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short on Taking Over for Nathan Lane: 'There's No Greater Performer on Broadway'
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short joined the hosts of ABC's THE VIEW yesterday to discuss taking over the lead role from Nathan Lane in the hit Broadway play. (more...)

CSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor SchillingCSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its production of Ivan Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, will extend through Saturday, February 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The production had been schedules to close February 22. Directed by Erica Schmidt, the cast also includes Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Anthony Edwards, Mike Faist, Elizabeth Franz, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Annabella Sciorra, Frank Van Putten, Megan West and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Martin Short to Depart IT'S ONLY A PLAY in March?Martin Short to Depart IT'S ONLY A PLAY in March?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

According to Telecharge.com, Martin Short will only be continuing with the production through the original closing date of March 29th. He is also out of the show on Sunday, February 15. We'll have to see who steps up as Short's replacement come spring! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 24-30THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 24-30
by Anna Bencivengo - Jan 30, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and around the world in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of re-opening night of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, winter storm Juno, the world-premiere of Tuck Everlasting, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new cast in action! (more...)

Official: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Extends Broadway Run Into June!Official: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Extends Broadway Run Into June!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that the smash hit Broadway comedy It's Only a Play, which opened on Broadway on October 9, 2014, has extended its run through Sunday, June 7, 2015. Originally announced as a limited engagement through January 4th, It's Only a Play was recently extended through March 29th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), where it will now play through June 7th. Tickets are now on sale for all performances. For more information on It's Only A Play, please visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Dedicating Today's Matinee Performance to TV Icon Joe FranklinIT'S ONLY A PLAY Dedicating Today's Matinee Performance to TV Icon Joe Franklin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced that today's Wednesday matinee of It's Only a Play will be dedicated to the memory of television pioneer, Joe Franklin, who passed away on January 24, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Reveals He Was 'Hesitant' to Take on Lead RoleVIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short Reveals He Was 'Hesitant' to Take on Lead Role
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Martin Short stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about taking over the lead role in the hit Broadway comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY. (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on 'Late Late Show'VIDEO: Martin Short Talks IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More on 'Late Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short joined guest host Regis Philbin to discuss replacing Nathan Lane in the hit Broadway play, as well as his new memoir titled, 'I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend.' (more...)

Jim Dale Hosts Tonight's 2015 Theater Hall of Fame Gala, Honoring Susan Stroman, F. Murray Abraham and MoreJim Dale Hosts Tonight's 2015 Theater Hall of Fame Gala, Honoring Susan Stroman, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The 44th annual Theater Hall of Fame gala and induction ceremony will be held tonight, January 26, at the Gershwin Theater, honoring director/choreographer Susan Stroman, actors F. Murray Abraham, Alvin Epstein and Blythe Danner, former theatre critic Frank Rich, chairman of the Shubert Organization Philip J. Smith, playwright Alfred Uhry and director Marshall W. Mason. (more...)

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