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Date Of Birth:
July 12, 1941 (73)
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender:
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2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The 65th National Book Awards ceremony was held tonight, November 19, 2014, with one winner each in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. Scroll down for the list! (more...)

See Dame Edna for a special preview performance price of $30See Dame Edna for a special preview performance price of $30
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 17, 2014

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Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 2, 2014, for "Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour," which begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event, Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. Lahr, who served as senior drama critic for The New Yorker for more than two decades, recently released his twentieth book, an authoritative, extraordinary biography on Tennessee Williams that invites intimate access into the mind of a playwright whose work reshaped the American theater. The conversation will include a Q&A, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets are $10 and are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr and Playwright Tony Kushner to Chat 'MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH' at 92Y, 9/29Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr and Playwright Tony Kushner to Chat 'MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH' at 92Y, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

On Monday, September 29 at 8 pm at 92Y, biographer John Lahr and lauded playwright Tony Kushner will host a discussion titled 'Tennessee Williams-Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh.' (more...)

STG Presents DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR, JanuarySTG Presents DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR, January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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 Moore Theatre, January 15-18, 2015. 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. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

American Conservatory Theater, in association with The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, will present John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of the release of his newest biography, "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Critic John Lahr to Talk Tennessee Williams Biography at The Players This MonthCritic John Lahr to Talk Tennessee Williams Biography at The Players This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Shakespeare Guild's 2014-15 season will open with a conversation that will launch the U.S. author tour for a biography that actress Helen Mirren calls 'a masterpiece about a genius.' Only John Lahr, she says, 'with his perceptions about the theater, about writers, about poetry, and about people, could have written this book.' John Lahr will discuss his acclaimed biography of Tennessee Williams on Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at The Players. (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This FallJohn Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The 9th Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends, features humor, love, disappointment and healing that springs from friendships. (more...)

I-DJ Runs Now thru 3/9 at FRIGID New York FestivalI-DJ Runs Now thru 3/9 at FRIGID New York Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

San Antonio's award-winning play, I-DJ, comes to the 2014 FRIGID New York Festival. The theater festival takes place over the course of three weeks, from today, February 19th - March 9th, 2014. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & MoreCicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Begins Previews this Week at Playwrights HorizonsSarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Begins Previews this Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Previews begin this Friday, February 7 for Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return to PH of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room…, Eurydice). (more...)

I-DJ to Run 2/19-3/9 at FRIGID New York FestivalI-DJ to Run 2/19-3/9 at FRIGID New York Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

San Antonio's award-winning play, I-DJ, comes to the 2014 FRIGID New York Festival. The theater festival takes place over the course of three weeks, from February 19th - March 9th, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Day of Rehearsal for Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Coverage: First Day of Rehearsal for Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2014

Rehearsals began yesterday, January 10 for Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production will begin previews Friday evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast at the first rehearsal below! (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS at Playwrights HorizonsTickets Now on Sale for Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Tickets are now on sale to the general public and rehearsals begin this Friday, January 10 for Playwrights Horizons' (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play marking the eagerly-anticipated return of two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room…, Eurydice) to the theater company. Directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; Marie Antoinette, Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish), the production will begin previews Friday evening, February 7 at 8PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, March 2 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, March 23 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Joey Arias, Brenda Russell & More Set for Joe's Pub this WeekJoey Arias, Brenda Russell & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its slate of performances for this week, Jan. 6-12, including BEST OF CRAIGSLIST, SCREAM ALONG WITH BILLY, JEFF SLATE, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, CHAMPAGNE JERRY, TRIBECASTAN, SUN RA VISITATION SERIES, THE HOT SARDINES, MEKLIT HADERO/LEIF VOLLEBEKK, FREDERICKS BROWN, FEDERICO AUBELE/KEREN ANN/DOM LA NENA, RED BARAAT/METAL TONGUES/PATTEN, REVEREND BILLY, BRENDA RUSSELL, and JOEY ARIAS. (more...)

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM Opens Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumTHE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM Opens Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Sebastian Barry's powerful 'The Steward of Christendom,' featuring two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy, opens tonight, December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The poignant story of a man left behind by history is directed by Steven Robman and has performances through January 5, 2014. 'The Steward of Christendom' is currently in previews. (more...)

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