John Barrymore News

Date Of Birth:
February 14, 1882
Date Of Death:
May 29, 1942 (60)
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
THE 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 Rep
by Erica Miner - Jun 02, 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', 4/12
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 4/27
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, 4/11-27
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, & 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 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 TEMPEST
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 07, 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 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 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...)

FLASH FRIDAY: An Ode To Octogenarians, Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 21, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the increasingly ubiquitous presence of performers in their golden years reaching lofty new career heights and ingratiating themselves with new audiences all the while - most notably, Elaine Stritch, Christopher Plummer, Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Judi Dench, Angela Lansbury, Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. (more...)

BARRYMORE Starring Christopher Plummer Now Available To View In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 19, 2014

The complete PBS presentation of Christopher Plummer's remarkable one-man performance piece based on the life of noted actor John Barrymore is now available to view in full. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater to Offer Spring Courses in ENTER STAGE RIGHT Program, 3/1-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 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...)

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures to Present INHERIT THE WIND, 2/8-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures will present one of the great American plays of the 20th century, INHERIT THE WIND, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by the award-winning Kiff Scholl, produced by Racquel Lehrman/Theatre Planners. In a small town courtroom and with the eyes of the nation upon them, two legal giants face off over a teacher's right to teach evolution to a high school class in this critically acclaimed drama based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. As rousing and relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1955, INHERIT THE WIND is an edge-of-your-seat riveting look at the age-old conflict between science and religion. The play opens Friday, February 8th and runs through March 16th at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Recreates Role as 'Barrymore' on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Plummer recreated his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name. Barrymore will air on Great Performances, tonight, January 31 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (more...)

Olio Theatre Work Presents OLD BLACK MAGIC: A HAUNTED MUSICAL, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

With campy music, slapstick comedy and heartfelt discoveries, Olio Theatre Work's original musical comedy 'Old Black Magic: A Haunted Musical' was performed annually in LA and Orange Counties from 2003 - 2007 in a variety of venues from former Seal Beach restaurant Bayou St. John (now 320 Main), Immanuel Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach, and the Costa Mesa Playhouse, among others, proving to be one of OTWs most successful and memorable shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Olio Theatre's OLD BLACK MAGIC: A HAUNTED MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

One night a year spirits dead n' gone rise up to walk the earth trying to find their way home. These wandering spirits are lost in limbo as penance for something they've left undone in life, unless they can find a sympathetic ear to life the burden. But don't be fooled, they're not innocent and havoc will arise when jealous lovers, ambitions ingenues and drunk has-beens clash, threatening to recreate the turmoil of their lives and keep them locked in limbo eternally. Ushered into the land of the living by Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, these celebrity ghosts are given one last chance to heal their 'past life issues' or remain in limbo forever. Featuring the ghosts of John Barrymore, Jayne Mansfield, Edgar Allen Poe & more! The show runs January 31st - February 9th, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Christopher Plummer in BARRYMORE on PBS's Great Performances
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Plummer delivers another highly affecting performance, when he recreates his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name. (more...)

OLD BLACK MAGIC: A HAUNTED MUSICAL to Play Long Beach Playhouse, 1/31-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

One night a year spirits dead n' gone rise up to walk the earth trying to find their way home. These wandering spirits are lost in limbo as penance for something they've left undone in life, unless they can find a sympathetic ear to life the burden. But don't be fooled, they're not innocent and havoc will arise when jealous lovers, ambitions ingenues and drunk has-beens clash, threatening to recreate the turmoil of their lives and keep them locked in limbo eternally. Ushered into the land of the living by Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, these celebrity ghosts are given one last chance to heal their 'past life issues' or remain in limbo forever. Featuring the ghosts of John Barrymore, Jayne Mansfield, Edgar Allen Poe & more! (more...)

PCPA to Present HAMLET, 2/13-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Come and experience the greatest English language play ever written - Shakespeare's sublime story of treachery and revenge, The Tragedy of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark. Hamlet teeters on the edge of madness when he learns his uncle has killed his father and married his mother. Hamlet plays in the Marian Theatre February 13 - March 2, 2014. (more...)

BARRYMORE Transfers to El Portal Theatre, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

After an amazing and sensational run in Hollywood in November 2013 - El Portal Theatre in Association with Good People Theater Company transfer this critically acclaimed hit show BARRYMORE for 8 performances only! (more...)

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