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John Barrymore News

Date Of Birth:
February 14, 1882
Date Of Death:
May 29, 1942 (60)
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
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Breaking News: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel to Bring SHERLOCK HOLMES Epic to Broadway in 2017Breaking News: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel to Bring SHERLOCK HOLMES Epic to Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Producers Antonio R. Marion and Kimberly Much announced today that Sherlock Holmes, a new epic play by British writing team Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, will bring the iconic detective back to Broadway in 2017. Staged as a mystery within a mystery, the case presented to Holmes forces him to confront his murky past. But is the unravelling of his childhood just a dangerous diversion? Sherlock Holmes is an original tale which will offer a new and deeply theatrical exploration of the mind of the famous detective, while remaining faithful to the mysterious world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

I HATE HAMLET Begins Tonight at Playhouse MercedI HATE HAMLET Begins Tonight at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Funny and often silly, find out what happens when actors take themselves too seriously, I Hate Hamlet, a comedy written by Paul Rudnick about the tumultuous relationship between an up-and-coming actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will begin a two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage tonight, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SF Symphony Film Series to Present Six Films, Accompanied by Live Music, for Second SeasonSF Symphony Film Series to Present Six Films, Accompanied by Live Music, for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 27, 2014) The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) continues its popular Film Series in the 2014-15 season, offering a wide range of critically-acclaimed films projected above the Davies Symphony Hall stage with their powerful musical scores performed as live orchestral accompaniment. The series opens September 27 with The Wizard of Oz and its Academy Award-winning film score, in celebration of the film's 75th Anniversary year. December 12 & 13 the SFS is joined by over 150 children's voices for the holiday favorite Home Alone with score by John Williams. The U.S. premiere of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather with live orchestral accompaniment of the film's haunting score by Nino Rota follows, January 9-10. A celebration of iconic choreography on March 28, Gotta Dance! Great Moments of Dance in Film highlights choreographed scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Brigadoon, Madame Bovary, and An American in Paris, among others. The series closes on April 25 with a program saluting Chinese composer Tan Dun's film scores, including his Oscar- and Grammy-winning score to Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Zhang Yimou'sHero, and Feng Xiaogang's The Banquet. On Halloween, a restoration of the 1920 black & white film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will be accompanied by the improvisations of Todd Wilson on Davies Symphony Hall's mighty Ruffatti organ. The series follows the sold out inaugural series in 2013-14 which presented a week of Hitchcock films, A Night at the Oscars, Charlie Chaplin's silent film City Lights, and selections from Disney's classicFantasia films. (more...)

I HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse MercedI HATE HAMLET Begins 9/26 at Playhouse Merced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Funny and often silly, find out what happens when actors take themselves too seriously, I Hate Hamlet, a comedy written by Paul Rudnick about the tumultuous relationship between an up-and-coming actor and the ghost of John Barrymore, will begin a two-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 9/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/31/2014Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/31/2014
by BWW - Aug 31, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/31/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/24/2014Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/24/2014
by BWW - Aug 24, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/24/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/17/2014Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for Anchorage (more...)

THE TEMPEST, HENRY IV, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and I HATE HAMLET Set for 2014 Colorado Shakespeare FestivalTHE TEMPEST, HENRY IV, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and I HATE HAMLET Set for 2014 Colorado Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will follow up its critically acclaimed, popular 2013 season with a lineup that includes humor, pathos, magic and mystery, including some plays that haven't been performed at CSF for nearly 15 years. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast RepBWW Reviews: FADED GLORY Sparkles at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Jun 2, 2014

It's no wonder Tim Burns won the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Award in 1974 for his first play, Faded Glory. This brilliantly crafted work is entertaining, enlightening, and irresistible. (more...)

More Stars Join Dr. Suzy and Pr. Max's 22nd Anniversary of 'Lawfully Wedded Bonobo Love', 4/12More Stars Join Dr. Suzy and Pr. Max's 22nd Anniversary of 'Lawfully Wedded Bonobo Love', 4/12
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

This Saturday, April 12th 2014, The Dr. Susan Block Show will celebrate 22 years of lawfully wedded love, bonobo lust, ecstatic orgies and bonobo revolution with the 22nd wedding anniversary of our host, international sexologist Dr. Susan Block, and her charming Prince, Captain Max (aka Prince Maximillian Rudolph Leblovic di Lobkowicz di Filangieri) with a live bacchanalian broadcast featuring friends, lovers, sexperts, culture fetishists, celebrities, professors and porn stars, followed by a sure-to-be-orgiastic after-party. (more...)

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 4/27Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (formerly the Steeple Players Theatre) is proud to present 'I Hate Hamlet' by Paul Rudnick today, April 11th through April 27th at HPAC located at 260 West Main St, Suite 260 in Hendersonville. With this production, audiences are invited to witness this fast-paced comedy. (more...)

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents I HATE HAMLET, 4/11-27Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents I HATE HAMLET, 4/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (formerly the Steeple Players Theatre) is proud to present "I Hate Hamlet" by Paul Rudnick April 11th through April 27th at HPAC located at 260 West Main St, Suite 260 in Hendersonville. With this production, audiences are invited to witness this fast-paced comedy. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Cast To Feature Michael Winters, Sam Gregory, & MoreColorado Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Cast To Feature Michael Winters, Sam Gregory, & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has announced its 2014 season cast, featuring television and film actor Michael Winters, luminaries from the Denver Center Theatre Company, returning favorites and stars from CSF's smash-hit 2013 season. (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEJay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Christopher Plummer Storms The Cinema With THE TEMPESTFLASH FRIDAY: Christopher Plummer Storms The Cinema With THE TEMPEST
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 7, 2014

Today we are shining a spotlight on one of the most respected and revered stage and screen stars of the last several decades who is known the world over for not only his stirring and commanding dramatic performances and touching and rib-tickling comedies on film, but also for his iconic roles on the stage playing Shakespeare, performing in straight drama and also musicals - and, perhaps, beloved most of all for his essaying of Captain Von Trapp in the celebrated Robert Wise film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning THE SOUND OF MUSIC - the elegant, graceful and eminently gifted Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Offers Spring Courses in ENTER STAGE RIGHT Program, Now thru 4/26Harbor Lights Theater Offers Spring Courses in ENTER STAGE RIGHT Program, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, a professional not-for-profit company dedicated to illuminating the human experience through the highest quality theatrical production and arts education, announces its professional theater training program, 'Enter Stage Right,' and its Spring Semester courses, for youth ages 11-18. (more...)

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