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Date of Birth: July 15, 1931 (84)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Just in time for the opening of the new Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (directed by Bartlett Sher, opening Dec. 17th, 2015) St. Martin's Press haspublished TRADITION! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, The World's Most Beloved Musical. The book hits shelves today, August 25, 2015. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre to Hold Michael Chekhov Acting ClassKumu Kahua Theatre to Hold Michael Chekhov Acting Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Kumu Kahua Theatre will hold a two-day intensive workshop on the Michael Chekhov acting technique in September. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted ChapinBWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)

Gloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SADGloucester Stage Launches 2015 Season With SWEET AND SAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Symphony Space Hosts FIDDLER AT 50 Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick TonightSymphony Space Hosts FIDDLER AT 50 Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Tonight, April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Hebel & More Set for FIDDLER AT 50 Symphony Space Gala, 4/28Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Hebel & More Set for FIDDLER AT 50 Symphony Space Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Named Honorary Co-Chairs of Symphony Space's Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick, 4/28Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Named Honorary Co-Chairs of Symphony Space's Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored and will perform with the largest-ever reunion of original, revival and film cast members as part of an all-star benefit concert for The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene on Monday, June 9th, at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: ABSENCE Offers Inside View of DementiaBWW Review: ABSENCE Offers Inside View of Dementia
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 13, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre season concludes with Peter M. Floyd's ABSENCE, a witty and poignant exploration of a 76-year old woman's decline and the impact on her family relationships. Understudy Kippy Goldfarb stepped in and stepped up on the opening weekend for ailing Joanna Merlin and knocked it out of the park. (more...)

Boston Playwrights Theatre Presents ABSENCE, Now thru 3/2Boston Playwrights Theatre Presents ABSENCE, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Absence by award-winning playwright Peter M. Floyd. Running from today, February 6 through March 2, the drama will be directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. (more...)

ABSENCE Opens at Boston Playwrights' Theatre Next WeekABSENCE Opens at Boston Playwrights' Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens the final show in its 2013-14 season of new plays next week, Peter M. Floyd's award-winning Absence. (more...)

Boston Playwrights Theatre to Present ABSENCE, 6/2-3/2Boston Playwrights Theatre to Present ABSENCE, 6/2-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Absence by award-winning playwright Peter M. Floyd. Running from February 6 through March 2, the drama will be directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Teaser Trailer for Showtime's HOMELAND Season 3VIDEO: First Look - Teaser Trailer for Showtime's HOMELAND Season 3
by - Jul 29, 2013

Showtime's HOMELAND returns for a new season on September 29th. Below, check out a just released teaser trailer for the award winning drama! (more...)

Episode Titles Revealed for HOMELAND's Third SeasonEpisode Titles Revealed for HOMELAND's Third Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Showbiz411 has revealed some exciting news about the upcoming third season of Showtime's award-winning series HOMELAND. The show will premiere on the cable network on Septermber 29th. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Receive Inclusion in the Arts' Champion of Diversity AwardJames Earl Jones to Receive Inclusion in the Arts' Champion of Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Inclusion in the Arts, a New York City-based national not-for-profit, announced today that legendary actor James Earl Jones will be the recipient of Inclusion in the Arts' first-ever Champion of Diversity Award. The presentation and reception is being hosted by Loreen Arbus (Television Producer, Author, Diversity Activist & President of The Loreen Arbus Foundation) and co-sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TodayBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) presents Fiddler on the Roof today, April 14, 2013 at 3pm. All tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 4/14Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) presents Fiddler on the Roof on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm. All tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 4/14Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) presents Fiddler on the Roof on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm. All tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

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