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Date of Birth: July 12, 1941 (74)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

The Red House Arts Center to Present Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAYThe Red House Arts Center to Present Sarah Ruhl's PASSION PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents Sarah Ruhl's ambitious, yet light hearted work, Passion Play.  Hailed by the New Yorker's John Lahr as "extraordinary", "bold", and "inventive," Passion Play takes us on a humorous, yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish. Performances will take place at the Red House Arts Center main stage from April 7-17, 2016. (more...)

James Shapiro Wins 9th Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre BiographyJames Shapiro Wins 9th Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

At a ceremony at the Garrick Club today, James Shapiro was awarded the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for 1606 William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for The Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography 2015Shortlist Announced for The Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography 2015
by Marianka Swain - Feb 24, 2016

The Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography 2015 shortlist has been revealed. The contenders are Peter Whitebrook for John Osborne Anger is not about..., James Shapiro for 1606 William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, David Hare for The Blue Touch Paper, Qais Akbar Omar and Stephen Landrigan for A Night in the Emperor's Garden and Michael Pennington for Let Me Play The Lion/How to Be an Actor. (more...)

The Rainbow Theatre Project to Stage Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMERThe Rainbow Theatre Project to Stage Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Rainbow Theatre Project's Generation Q Staged Reading Series is back in the new year with a presentation of Tennessee Williams' harrowing Southern Gothic classic, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. It will be paired with a reading of a short-play by Dr. Samantha McDermitt, JUSTICE DISORDERED. The readings take place Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Source in the District. (more...)

Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing CrossLinda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 April -  Saturday 14 May. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway star just released a DVD of her 54 Below show, performed in a holiday musical and at Joe's Pub, and is prepping for BroadwayCon. (more...)

Biopic on Legendary Playwright Tennessee Williams Coming to the Big ScreenBiopic on Legendary Playwright Tennessee Williams Coming to the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Deadline reports exclusively that Broad Green Pictures will base an upcoming film biopic on John Lahr's award-winning biography 'Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh.' (more...)

Nathan Lane as George Babbitt?  Broadway's Funnyman Engages in Book TalkNathan Lane as George Babbitt? Broadway's Funnyman Engages in Book Talk
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2015

The Tony-winning Broadway star talks about his favorite books and literary characters he'd like to play. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 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: It's MATILDA composer/lyricist Tim Minchin's 40th birthday! Tweet him your best wishes @timminchin! (more...)

John Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience TonightJohn Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak tonight, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TodaySarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak today, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/3/2015
by - Oct 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/3/2015. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next MonthJohn Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

FENCES Opens Tonight at ICTFENCES Opens Tonight at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama, opening tonight, August 21, at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to StarJoseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

BWW Preview:  The Unicorn Theatre Presents TRIBESBWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre Presents TRIBES
by Steve Wilson - May 26, 2015

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presents Tribes by Nina Raine June 3 through June 28 on the Levin Stage located at 3828 Main. Theodore Swetz directs the Unicorn Theatre production of Tribes, which features David Fritts, Jan Rogge, Nicole Marie Green, Jake Walker, Paul Ososki, and Lisa Lehnen. (more...)

DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre TonightDAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show at the National Theatre for one week only, tonight, April 21- 26. Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to the incomparable Dame Edna, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export. (more...)

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