John Cullum News

Date of Birth: March 02, 1930 (86)
Birth Place: Knoxville, TN, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: Broadway Legend John Cullum Gets His Own Theatre on 54th Street!Photo Flash: Broadway Legend John Cullum Gets His Own Theatre on 54th Street!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

On Friday, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) was named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

BWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John CullumBWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John Cullum
by Lauren Yarger - Oct 19, 2015

John Cullum attended opening night of Fracture Theatre Company's production of URINETOWN, the show for which he originated the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell, then had the theater named after him in ceremonies following the performance. Also in attendance were the show's composer, Mark Hollmann, book writer Greg Kotis ( they collaborated on the lyrics) and Jennifer Laura Thompson, the original Hope Cladwell. Cast gathered on stage as Cullum was presented with a plaque. The two-time Tony-Award winner ( SHENANDOAH, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY) saiid watching the show had transported him right back to Urinetown and that of all the theaters he has performed in, this theater, where the show got its start, would be his choice to bear his name. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/2015 - Angela Lansbury Turns 90 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/2015 - Angela Lansbury Turns 90 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Dame Angela Lansbury celebrates her 90th birthday, the cast of HAMILTON marks their album release, SHOW BOAT airs on PBS, THE BANDSTAND opens at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

The American Theatre for Actors Names Theater After Tony Winner John Cullum TodayThe American Theatre for Actors Names Theater After Tony Winner John Cullum Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Today, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) will be named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2015
by - Oct 15, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Five Reasons Why Naming A Theatre After John Cullum Is a Great IdeaFive Reasons Why Naming A Theatre After John Cullum Is a Great Idea
by Michael Dale - Oct 13, 2015

On Friday, October 16th, the Chernuchin Theatre will be renamed for the beloved Broadway star. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 12, 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: CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens, and the original stars of BARE come together to honor the show's late composer! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015
by - Oct 11, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/10/2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/10/2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The American Theatre for Actors to Name Theater After Tony Winner John CullumThe American Theatre for Actors to Name Theater After Tony Winner John Cullum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that on Friday, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) will be named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Chris Evans Stars in Romantic Comedy BEFORE WE GOReview Roundup: Chris Evans Stars in Romantic Comedy BEFORE WE GO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Chris Evans directs and stars in the new romantic-comedy BEFORE WE GO. The film was written by Ronald Bass, Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer, and Paul Vicknair. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/8/15- SHENANDOAHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/8/15- SHENANDOAH
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2015

Today in 1989, the first Broadway revival of Shenandoah opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 32 performances. Shenandoah is a musical that was written in 1975 with music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and a book by Udell, Philip Rose and James Lee Barrett, based on Barrett's original screenplay for the 1965 film Shenandoah. The musical first opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1974 and then transferred to Broadway, opening on January 7, 1975. It ran on Broadway for a total of 1,050 performances, closing August 7, 1977. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and won two, one for Best Actor in a Musical (John Cullum) and the other for Best Book of a Musical. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tonight, June 24, 2015Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tonight, June 24, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC tonight, June 24, 2015! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPEST
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2015

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest officially opened last night, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 5, 2015. In The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling, Prospero, exiled to a fantastical island, unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all 'such stuff as dreams are made on.' (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 24, 2015Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 24, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jun 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 24, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 24, 2015Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, June 24, 2015
by - Jun 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 24, 2015! (more...)

SUMMER AND SMOKE to Run 5/6-6/6 at T. Schreiber TheatreSUMMER AND SMOKE to Run 5/6-6/6 at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

A young woman's spirit soars with newfound awareness in Tennessee Williams' quiet drama Summer and Smoke, where the freedom of youth collides with the expectations of society. Directed by Terry Schreiber, Summer and Smoke will be performed at the T. Schreiber Theatre, located at 151 West 26th Street, on the 7th Floor from May 6 - June 6. Member of the press are invited as of Today, May 9th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/15- 110 IN THE SHADESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/9/15- 110 IN THE SHADE
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2015

Today in 2007, the first Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 94 performances. 110 in the Shade is a musical with a book by N. Richard Nash, lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker, it focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local sheriff File, a cautious divorce who fears being hurt again, and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. The revival cast featured Audra McDonald as Lizzi and John Cullum as H.C. Curry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURYBWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURY
by Naomi Serviss - May 7, 2015

Wilson plays a straight-laced goofball with a supposedly flush checkbook in Scott Ellis's revival of the screwball comedy. (more...)

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