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Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
Gender: Male
Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury LaneChicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American IdealsPUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS to Celebrate New Book, American Ideals
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Public Theater has announced that a special one-night-only reading and discussion, PUBLIC FORUM: YOUNG RADICALS has been added to the spring Public Forum line-up on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the The Public's Martinson Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's PubPhoto Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Public Theater continued its 2017 Spring Public Forum with a four-night FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING over the weekend at Joe's Pub with Public Forum Director Michael Friedman, exploring the exciting work of composers and musicians - what it is that they do when they write a song and how they make their own particular brand of magic. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Judith Light Honored with O'Neill Center's 2017 Monte Cristo AwardPhoto Flash: Judith Light Honored with O'Neill Center's 2017 Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld caught the last of the red carpet arrivals and even got a sneak peek inside the ceremony in the Broadway Ballroom and the Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld is bringing you even more snapshots from the event, check them out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture the arrivals, check out the photos below! (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTSEncompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Illusion Theater's THURGOOD Moves to St. PaulIllusion Theater's THURGOOD Moves to St. Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The powerful one-man play, Thurgood, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities from June 8-18 at the LAB Theater, 350 St. Peter St. in downtown St. Paul.   (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and MorePhoto Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' GalaMatthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of SHE LOVES ME at Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of SHE LOVES ME at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SHE LOVES ME At The Marriott TheatreVIDEO: Get A First Look At SHE LOVES ME At The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Marriott Theatre production of SHE LOVES ME! Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Dana Delany to be Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater FestivalDana Delany to be Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor Dana Delany as the guest of honor at the Festival's Annual Dinner on Saturday, June 3, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHE LOVES ME at Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SHE LOVES ME at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Set against the lavish backdrop of a 1930s Hungarian perfume shop, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy gem, SHE LOVES ME, continues The Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running April 26 through June 18, 2017 with a press opening on Wednesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

The 2017 Tony Awards - And the Nominees Are... Complete List! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and HELLO, DOLLY! Lead PackThe 2017 Tony Awards - And the Nominees Are... Complete List! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and HELLO, DOLLY! Lead Pack
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

This year's Tony Awards nominations have just been announced by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2016-17 theatre season (and what a season it's been!) The 2017 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 11th on CBS. Our official Tony coverage kicks off - NOW! (more...)

Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.Bryan Batt to Host The Actors Fund's Tonys Viewing Party in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today that Bryan Batt will host the 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party honoring Tony Award winning actress and recording artist Betty Buckley on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (3:30-8:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

Legendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony AwardLegendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winner and stage and screen icon James Earl Jones will receive this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & PumbaaHakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the heels of today's announcement of the official release date for Disney's live-action remake of THE LION KING, The Wrap reports that comedic actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks to play Simba's lovable sidekick duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively. (more...)

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