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Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: A Stunning RED VELVET at Gamut TheatreBWW Review: A Stunning RED VELVET at Gamut Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 6, 2016

Clark Nicholson directs a visually stunning, perfectly cast production of Lolita Chakrabarti's play about the first great black Shakespearian actor (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Public Theater will celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016 with free Shakespeare in the Park beginning in May, along with other affordable Bard programming at Astor Place and the Delacorte Theater, it was announced today. As part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, free Shakespeare in the Park this summer will feature an all-female version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring Olivier Award nominee Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer as Petruchio, followed in July by TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDSTina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the Life Achievement Award to comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author Carol Burnett live at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will soon present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella in the third episode of his new talk show, 'Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' Frank's very special guest will be Megan Hilty, star of the current Broadway hit, 'Noises Off.' The event will be taped in front of a live audience on Monday, February 22 at 7pm. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It is with sadness that the Stratford Festival bids farewell to the man who was Canada's oldest working actor. William Needles died January 12, at the age of 97, surrounded by his family, at a hospice in Alliston, Ontario. Just days earlier, he had left his adopted hometown of Stratford, after suffering a massive heart attack on December 19. (more...)

Bare Theatre to Present LOVE LETTERS, 2/12-28Bare Theatre to Present LOVE LETTERS, 2/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Bare Theatre presents A. R. Gurney's Love Letters, the company's first production at Sonorous Road Productions in Raleigh, running February 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 10, 2016 - Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 10, 2016

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: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff; Footloose Reunion Concert; Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway; Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold; and Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: THE GIN GAME Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2016

The new Broadway production of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Gin Game, starring Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson, ends its limited run today, January 10, 2016. THE GIN GAME opened on October 14 at the Golden Theatre. In honor of the show's final curtain, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at its run on the Great White Way! (more...)

Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein to Speak at William Peace UniversityLincoln Center President Jed Bernstein to Speak at William Peace University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

William Peace University is pleased to host An Evening with Jed Bernstein, President of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. This one night event takes place in Raleigh on January 25th, 2016 at 7 pm at Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. (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...)

Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

There is still time to catch the Broadway shows closing in early 2016! Check out what shows are closing soon and be sure to see them while you still can! (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ellyn Marie Marsh Gets Delusional about 1/3 Joe's Pub ConcertBWW Interview: Ellyn Marie Marsh Gets Delusional about 1/3 Joe's Pub Concert
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 21, 2015

On January 3rd at 9:30pm, one of Broadway's favorite beltresses, Ellyn Marie Marsh debuts her new solo show, 'Ellyn Marie Marsh. Live! From Carnegie Hall' at Joe's Pub. If the title and the show's actual location are a little confusing, that's likely because the evening is subtitled 'A Night of Delusions of Grandeur.' (more...)

LES BLANCS, Starring PENNY DREADFUL's Danny Sapani, Heads to the National This SpringLES BLANCS, Starring PENNY DREADFUL's Danny Sapani, Heads to the National This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Casting is set for Lorraine Hansberry's LES BLANCS at the National Theatre this spring! The Daily Mail reports that Danny Sapani will lead the company. Performances begin March 22, 2016 on the Olivier stage. (more...)

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