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Date Of Birth:
February 14, 1894
Date Of Death:
December 26, 1974 (80)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Male
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Neile Adams Coming to Hollywood's Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/25Neile Adams Coming to Hollywood's Catalina Bar & Grill, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star, Neile Adams in 'AN EVENING WITH NEILE ADAMS,' featuring popular show tunes. The show will be presented on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Kin Platt Launches SINBAD AND MEKin Platt Launches SINBAD AND ME
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

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BWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURYBWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURY
by Naomi Serviss - May 7, 2015

Wilson plays a straight-laced goofball with a supposedly flush checkbook in Scott Ellis's revival of the screwball comedy. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This MonthTHIRTEEN's American Masters to Present Premiere of JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters series. (more...)

Different Stages Presents CHARLEY'S AUNT, Now thru 4/11Different Stages Presents CHARLEY'S AUNT, Now thru 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Different Stages continues its 2014 - 2015 season with Brandon Thomas's Charley's Aunt. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16AMERICAN MASTERS to Premiere Jascha Heifetz: GOD'S FIDDLER on PBS, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

?Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen (American Masters - Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes, The Cliburn: Playing on the Edge) uncovers the story of legendary musician Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), the first truly modern violin virtuoso, for THIRTEEN's American Masters series. (more...)

6-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/126-Disc Collector's Set THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW Coming to DVD 5/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

This May, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring home audiences front row seats for THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (more...)

CHARLEY'S AUNT Opens 3/20 at City TheaterCHARLEY'S AUNT Opens 3/20 at City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Different Stages continues its 2013 - 2014 season with Brandon Thomas's Charley's Aunt. Oxford students Jack and Charley can't court their sweethearts without a chaperone. Charley's aunt is on her way from Brazil and will fit the bill - until her arrival is delayed! What to do, what to do? By George, they hire an impersonator, or rather coerce their rascally schoolmate Fancourt to pose as Charley's aunt from Brazil, -"where the nuts come from." Complications begin when the schoolmate, in drag, becomes the love object of two older men. (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS, Beginning TonightBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only tonight, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Murder, Mystery and CroquetMurder, Mystery and Croquet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Murder, Mystery and Croquet (more...)

BWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthyBWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthy
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2015

Author/actor/TV talk show host Dick Cavett will star at Theatre 40 in the controversial play Hellman v. McCarthy beginning February 6. Cavett is best known for his TV talk shows from the 70s to present time on CBS, ABC, PBS, USA Network and currently on TCM hosting reruns of his classic 70s interviews. He is known for his laid-back conversational style with such celebrities as Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks among many others. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner. He also currently writes a blog published by the New York Times. (more...)

Mike Myers Signs Overall Deal with HBOMike Myers Signs Overall Deal with HBO
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mike Myers has signed an overall deal with HBO, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The deal includes TV exclusivity and runs for two years. (more...)

Legend Group Studios Launches New Digital Comedy Network 'The United States Of Comedy'Legend Group Studios Launches New Digital Comedy Network 'The United States Of Comedy'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Legend Group Studios is proud to announce the launch of the YouTube Channel "United States of Comedy." This one-of-a-kind new media network, comprised of several diverse micro-channels, will showcase all the different "states" of comedy (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELSBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Possum Point Players' HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY Begins TonightPossum Point Players' HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Georgetown DE It's Christmas time and Elvis is in the building! Or should we say, in the Hall when Possum Point Players present 'Hollywood Holiday' today, Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows will began at a special curtain time of 3 pm. (more...)

Possum Point Players to Present HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY, Begin. 12/5Possum Point Players to Present HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY, Begin. 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Georgetown DE It's Christmas time and Elvis is in the building! Or should we say, in the Hall when Possum Point Players present 'Hollywood Holiday' Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday shows will began at a special curtain time of 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SONG OF SOLOMON Presented at The Actors' TemplePhoto Coverage: SONG OF SOLOMON Presented at The Actors' Temple
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 18, 2014

Where else to present a concert version of a new, original Broadway musical titled "Song Of Solomon than at the Actors' Temple. The historic building, constructed in 1923, has been designated a national landmark and the synagogue has been home to many of the greats in show business. Some of it's members and congregants were Al Jolson, Edward G. Robinson, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Eddie Cantor and countless other lesser-known actors, comedians, singers, playwrights, composers, musicians, writers, dancers and theatrical agents. Academy Award winner Shelley Winters kept the High Holy Days in the Actors Temple. as well as The Three Stooges, and Harpo Marx who attended services. Ed Sullivan, whose wife Sylvia Weinstein was Jewish, was also a member. (more...)

The Golden Boys Play Tonight the Mayo CenterThe Golden Boys Play Tonight the Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Enjoy an evening of musical memories featuring three original American idols - Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell - when Dick Fox's The Golden Boys returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center tonight, October 11, 2014 at 8 pm. (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary DuoKaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

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