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Date of Birth: June 23, 1957 (59)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-OldsSue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC TheaterMANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Sean Penn Narrates BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFFSean Penn Narrates BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of actor, director and writer Sean Penn's audio interpretation of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. As imagined by Pappy Pariah and voiced by Penn, this depiction of America on the verge of political upheaval is by turns comedic and absurd, and is ultimately a haunting allegory for our times. This audiobook recording, which also includes cameo performances by Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos and Leila George, is now available for free download at audible.com/bobhoney. (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMANDecadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Having written eight plays –most recently the multi-award-winning play Hangmen staged in 2015 – and with a solid film career including box office hits In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh will soon see his third feature in cinemas, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (more...)

Sean Penn Narrates Pappy Pariah's BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF for AudibleSean Penn Narrates Pappy Pariah's BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of actor, director and writer Sean Penn's audio interpretation of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. As imagined by Pappy Pariah and voiced by Penn, this depiction of America on the verge of political upheaval is by turns comedic and absurd, and is ultimately a haunting allegory for our times. (more...)

Yale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th AnniversaryYale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre announces a series of special free public events on the Yale campus, in New Haven, and in New York City, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Judith Light to Talk Life and Career with Leigh Silverman at NYPL for the Performing ArtsJudith Light to Talk Life and Career with Leigh Silverman at NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As previously announced, the League of Professional Theatre Women will present Judith Light for its next Oral History interview. Just confirmed, Light will sit down with two-time Obie-winning director Leigh Silverman to discuss her extensive body of work on and off-stage. (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMANDecadent Theatre Company to Present THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Having written eight plays –most recently the multi-award-winning play Hangmen staged in 2015 – and with a solid film career including box office hits In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh will soon see his third feature in cinemas, starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. (more...)

Judith Light to Talk Life and Career at NYPL for the Performing ArtsJudith Light to Talk Life and Career at NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women will welcome Judith Light for its next Oral History interview. Light will sit down to discuss her extensive body of work on and off-stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American StageBWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

Yale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th AnniversaryYale Rep to Host Exhibition, Starry Panel to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre announces a series of special free public events on the Yale campus, in New Haven, and in New York City, to celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National TourAdam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/23/2016 - The Rockettes' NEW YORK SPECTACULAR and More!Broadway AM Report, 6/23/2016 - The Rockettes' NEW YORK SPECTACULAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

Today's big news: The Rockettes celebrate the grand opening of their NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City! (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing SeriesThe MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

The League of Professional Theatre Women Presents Actress and Dancer Carmen de LavalladeThe League of Professional Theatre Women Presents Actress and Dancer Carmen de Lavallade
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present CARMEN DE LAVALLADE, actress, dancer, choreographer, for the next Oral History interview. She will sit down with dance journalist Deborah Jowitt to discuss her large body of work. The event will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Returning to the MAC for 2016-17 SeasonBuffalo Theatre Ensemble Returning to the MAC for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) returns this fall to the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. located on the campus of College of DuPage for the 30th Anniversary of the company's founding. The professional Equity company will resume its place as the MAC's resident theater company. The MAC is also home to the professional orchestra, New Philharmonic. For BTE season updates and ticket information will be available at AtTheMAC.org in the coming weeks. 'It's been a long hard struggle since the Ensemble went on hiatus in May 2014,' says BTE Artistic Director Connie Canaday Howard. 'But thanks to the tireless efforts of my fellow Ensemble members, Associate Artistic Director Amelia Barrett and the students, patrons and friends who advocated so strongly for us, BTE is now poised to begin an exciting new chapter in its life.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS BenefitPhoto Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring GalaDavid Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

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