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Date of Birth: October 17, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University ChoirBWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

What a thrill it was to hear George Gershwin's opera with the BSO under Maestra Marin Alsop. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comedian Lauren Lapkus Shares Oddball Characters in VideoSTAGE TUBE: Comedian Lauren Lapkus Shares Oddball Characters in Video
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2016

Comedy Bang Bang star and host of the podcast 'With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus' explains all of her delightful characters.  Check out the hilarious video below! (more...)

New CITY OF STORIES Viral Videos Promote Chicago TheatreNew CITY OF STORIES Viral Videos Promote Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

A new series of professionally shot web videos promoting Chicago's neighborhood theater scene is debuting online today, the work of a new non-profit named Friends of Chicago's Neighborhood Theatres. The group's plan is to release one You Tube video every two to three months as part of a new viral marketing campaign promoting Chicago theater titled 'A City of Stories.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Friends' Reunite in New Clip from NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Friends' Reunite in New Clip from NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc explain how Director Jim Burrows brought them together on 'Friends.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Stars Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWSPhoto Flash: First Look - Stars Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The casts of several of the most iconic comedy series of all time will be participating in NBC's special MUST SEE TV: A TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS, which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

CHF Debuts New Annual Spring FestivalCHF Debuts New Annual Spring Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces the launch of the 2016 Spring Festival,Style, with more than 20 programs taking place in and around Chicago April 28-May 1. Exploring how style shapes who we are as individuals and what we value across cultures, CHF is making the bold statement, 'style matters.'  (more...)

Casts of FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE, BIG BANG & Many More to Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS, 2/21Casts of FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE, BIG BANG & Many More to Reunite for NBC's TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS, 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The casts of several of the most iconic comedy series of all time will be participating in NBC's special MUST SEE TV: A TRIBUTE TO JAMES BURROWS which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Judson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN CastsJudson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN Casts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director) has announced the stars of their Fifth Anniversary Season: John Davidson in On Golden Pond and John Wesley Shipp in Twelve Angry Men. On Golden Pond opens Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, March 27. Twelve Angry Men opens Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25. Judson Theatre Company performs exclusively at Owens Auditorium, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Beloved Holiday Classics Set for ABC Family's 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas'Beloved Holiday Classics Set for ABC Family's 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas'
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

ABC Family gives fans of Woody, Mike and the rest of the Disney•Pixar gang a big dose of the warm fuzzies with its yearly "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" programming celebration, airing Sunday, November 22 - Monday, November 30. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016. (more...)

Northlight Extends FUNNYMAN with Tim Kazurinsky and George WendtNorthlight Extends FUNNYMAN with Tim Kazurinsky and George Wendt
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces five additional performances for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones.  Due to demand, the production has been extended through October 25, 2015, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.  (more...)

CHF Announces FOUR WOMEN CastCHF Announces FOUR WOMEN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents Four Women: Josephine, Eartha, Nina, and Tina, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, Monday, Nov. 2 as part of the 26th Fall Festival: Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight TonightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for Today at The Second CityFree Workshops and Shows Set for Today at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

Free Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second CityFree Workshops and Shows Set for June 20 at The Second City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Second City Hollywood is having an open house on June 20th! (more...)

O.A.R.S.' List of Honors, Awards GrowsO.A.R.S.' List of Honors, Awards Grows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

O.A.R.S.' six-day Salmon River Rafting trip in Idaho has been declared the year's “Best Guided Outdoor Trip” by Sunset magazine. (more...)

All His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on BroadwayAll His Heavenly Hosts! Meet the Full Cast of AN ACT OF GOD, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - May 28, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7 and officially opens tonight, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with Parsons and the team! (more...)

2015 COLUMN Awards Donates $6,500 to BC/EFA2015 COLUMN Awards Donates $6,500 to BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Every year, since its creation 16 years ago, THE COLUMN Awards in Dallas, TX has donated to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. They hold the distinct honor of being the ONLY awards organization in the United States that uses their awards gala as a fundraiser for BC/EFA. (more...)

O.A.R.S. Pledges $150K in Money, Trips to Get Kids to National ParksO.A.R.S. Pledges $150K in Money, Trips to Get Kids to National Parks
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Veteran river outfitter and adventure travel company, O.A.R.S., has introduced a new program to help open up the great outdoors for kids around the country. Starting this year, O.A.R.S. will donate one percent of company sales to the National Park Foundation—the official charity of America's national parks—for trips operated in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, Crater Lake National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and for the company's new hiking trips in Grand Canyon National Park. (more...)

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