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Date of Birth: August 20, 1956 (59)
Birth Place: Rochelle, IL, USA
Gender: Female
HOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This WinterHOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced acclaimed film and television star Claire Danes as the guest of honor at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 noon (location TBD). The luncheon features an in-depth conversation with Claire Danes about her incredible career and impact as a leading woman in the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston & More Set for Ovation's 5-Part Series THE ENVELOPEVIDEO: Bryan Cranston & More Set for Ovation's 5-Part Series THE ENVELOPE
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Ovation TV offers up off-the-cuff discussions with today's top Hollywood talent with the premiere of Los Angeles Times' THE ENVELOPE, a five-part series featuring the year's most-prolific film actors and directors, on Sunday, January 17 at 8:30pm ET. (more...)

ABC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for AGENT CARTER, THE BACHELOR & MoreABC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for AGENT CARTER, THE BACHELOR & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for new series “Of Kings & Prophets,” “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” “The Catch,” “The Family” and “The Real O'Neals.”  Season premiere dates were also announced for returning favorites “The Bachelor,” “Beyond The Tank,” “Galavant” and “Marvel's Agent Carter.” They will join the schedule with acclaimed series “American Crime,” previously announced to make its second-season premiere WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival GalaPhoto Coverage: Inside The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 29, 2015

Last night in a Long Island star studded event The Gold Coast International Film Festival and Arts Center held it's 2015 Gala at the Tilles Center. The Gold Coast Arts Center's honorees this year were, Vince Giordano, Artist of Distinction - Music, Actor Navid Negahban, Artist of Distinction, Film, and Director Patricia Riggen, Director, Woman of Influence Award.  The evening's presenters were Will Friedwald, author & music editor, Michael Cuesta, Screenwriter, director of Showtime's "Homeland" and Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor Director and the star of the upcoming fiom "The 33" The Gala Emcee was Award winning WABC correspondent Kristin Thorne.  Regina Keller Gil is founder & executive director of The Gold Coast Arts Center and Caroline Sorokoff is an associate director of the Gold Coast Arts Center and Director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival.  The festival will run November 9-15th. (more...)

Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Set for Recurring Role in ABC's Midseason Drama THE FAMILYTony Winner Jessie Mueller Set for Recurring Role in ABC's Midseason Drama THE FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller has signed on for a recurring role in ABC's midseason drama series THE FAMILY, written by Jenna Bans. (more...)

Star-Studded Lineup Revealed for 2015 GOLD COAST INT'L FILM FESTIVALStar-Studded Lineup Revealed for 2015 GOLD COAST INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival announces an exciting slate of films for this year's Festival taking place November 9 - 15, 2015 (more...)

Lou Diamond Phillips Joins Celebrity List at Gold Coast International Film FestivalLou Diamond Phillips Joins Celebrity List at Gold Coast International Film Festival
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 8, 2015

The Star-Studded lineup for the 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival was announced today by festival director Caroline Sorokoff. Actor/Director Lou Diamond Phillips is the latest addition to the list of celebrities that will be attending the Gold Coast Arts Center Gala onOctober 28th at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightStephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Tonight, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Sets Community Events in Celebration of Arthur Miller CentennialWestport Country Playhouse Sets Community Events in Celebration of Arthur Miller Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a community engagement initiative, 'The Individual & American Society: Celebrating Arthur Miller at One Hundred,' September 24 through October 26. The series of events, many of which are free-of-charge, will run concurrently with the Playhouse's production of Miller's 'Broken Glass,' directed by Mark Lamos. The Tony Award-nominated play takes place at the time of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, in Nazi Germany, as a Brooklyn Jewish couple's marriage begins to shatter. (more...)

SCAD Announces First Wave Of Films For 2015 Savannah Film FestivalSCAD Announces First Wave Of Films For 2015 Savannah Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

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ROOM Wins 2015 Grolsch People's Choice Award at TIFF; Full Winners List!ROOM Wins 2015 Grolsch People's Choice Award at TIFF; Full Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced award winners from the 40th Festival, which wraps up this evening. TIFF held a free screening of Room, the winner of the Grolsch People's Choice Award, Sunday, September 20 at 8pm. (more...)

Premieres, Record Number of Films Highlight 2015 Heartland Film FestivalPremieres, Record Number of Films Highlight 2015 Heartland Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Heartland Film announced the full lineup and event schedule for its 24th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 16-25, 2015) last night to a cheering crowd at The Athenaeum. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/2015 - WAITRESS Opens in Cambridge and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/20/2015 - WAITRESS Opens in Cambridge and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WAITRESS brings pie and the sounds of Sara Bareilles to Cambridge tonight! (more...)

The CW Developing TV Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE NOTEBOOKThe CW Developing TV Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' THE NOTEBOOK
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Nicholas Sparks' hit romance THE NOTEBOOK may soon be coming to the small screen. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 13-19, Featuring Aaron Lazar, Charles Busch, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 12, 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: Aaron Lazar in 'Look For Me In the Songs;' Broadway Loves Katy Perry; Charles Busch: That Girl/That Boy; Dan'yelle Williamson in 'All of Me;' and 54 Sings Starmites. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel Presents An August 'Friday Features' Lineup Headlined By Jennifer Lopez In 'ANACONDA' And Owen Wilson And Eddie Murphy In 'I SPY', Every Week At Sony Movie Channel Presents An August 'Friday Features' Lineup Headlined By Jennifer Lopez In 'ANACONDA' And Owen Wilson And Eddie Murphy In 'I SPY', Every Week At
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

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Jeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TVJeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2015

Some of our favorite Broadway stars will be trading in the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off. (more...)

The REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe REP, Point Park University Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The 2015-2016 season of The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, will include critically acclaimed and recent popular comedies and dramas by some of the best contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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