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Date of Birth: February 14, 1894
Date of Death: December 26, 1974 (80)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Theater 2020 to Hold Rare Hart/Kaufman Comedy ReadingTheater 2020 to Hold Rare Hart/Kaufman Comedy Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights resident professional theater company continues its popular Hearthside Reading Series at the Brooklyn Public library, with a FREE reading of the rarely heard Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman comedy "George Washington Slept Here" on Saturday October 10th at 2pm. (more...)

Charles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCharles Busch, Samantha Marie Ware & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 20-26, Featuring Clyde Alves, Samantha Marie Ware, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 19, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Broadway Song & Dance Man: Clyde Alves at Birdland; Ladies of Eve, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, and More; Mara Wilson & Jenny Jaffe Present: Send in the Clowns; George Abud: Never Been Young with Special Guests Mary Beth Peil & Elizabeth A. Davis; and Samantha Marie Ware, Guest Starring GLEE's Alex Newell. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS Among Warner Archive New ReleasesTHE SUNSHINE BOYS Among Warner Archive New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Warner Archive Collection announces the following new releases available this week (more...)

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...)

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