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Date Of Birth:
February 27, 1902
Date Of Death:
December 20, 1968 (66)
Birth Place:
Salinas, CA, USA
Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: February 27, 1902
Date of Death: December 20, 1968 (66)
Birth Place: Salinas, CA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Amazes at MonomoyBWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Amazes at Monomoy
by Kristen Morale - Jul 21, 2016

Never having seen this on stage but having read the novella some time ago, at the time acknowledging it as one of the most memorable stories I have ever read, seeing Steinbeck's words and emotions transposed on stage by the Monomoy Theatre, bringing to the life this simultaneously sad and touchingly hopeful plot by such talented individuals, really made the impact of Of Mice and Men that much stronger. In my opinion, it enhances this plot to the extent of it being particularly memorable for some time to come for all who are fortunate enough to see this production. (more...)

 Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyCast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN CLAIRE DE LUNEVintage Theatre presents FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN CLAIRE DE LUNE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune' July 29- September 4 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Monday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Costa Mesa Playhouse Will Open 52nd Season with OF MICE AND MENCosta Mesa Playhouse Will Open 52nd Season with OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents the first production of its 52nd season, John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," running July 29 through August 21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eamonn Walker and More in Steppenwolf's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPhoto Flash: First Look at Eamonn Walker and More in Steppenwolf's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis's 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed last season's critically acclaimed Grand Concourse. The rowdy dark comedy stars acclaimed London-born actor Eamonn Walker as ex-cop Pops and ensemble member James Vincent Meredith as his ex-con son Junior. Previews are currently underway for an opening night on July 10; the production runs through August 21, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: TIDE POOLS Reflects Well On Theatre Artists Studio's New Summer ShortsBWW Review: TIDE POOLS Reflects Well On Theatre Artists Studio's New Summer Shorts
by Herbert Paine - Jun 17, 2016

Michael Fleck's TIDE POOLS ~ a creative, contemplative, and lovely 'paean' to Steinbeck ~ is one of eight engaging short plays on themes comical and whimsical and all relevant in Theatre Artists Studio's ninth annual festival of innovations, New Summer Shorts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's OF MICE AND MENPhoto Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

In a story about friendship, fate and fortitude, two farmhands wander through California's Salinas Valley, leaning on each other to find their way in this powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck's quintessential novel, OF MICE AND MEN. The esteemed Jenny Lord of The Juilliard School will direct Serenbe favorites Daniel Parvis and Blake Burgess, cast as George and Lennie, the iconic duo of witty small guy and loafing giant. View lush Serenbe, transformed to a working farm of the depression-era dustbowl, with live horses wandering about the rustic barn and stark minimalism artfully at play. The bucolic barn setting lends itself to an interpretation that is all about relationships - stripped of material means and in the direst of circumstances, watch as two men overcome seemingly impossible odds to reach their destinies. (more...)

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Announces 2016 LineupHBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Once again, Bryant Park will be a destination for film buffs on summer nights in New York City, with an incredible line up for the 24thyear of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival (more...)

Site-specific OF MICE AND MEN at Serenbe's Working FarmSite-specific OF MICE AND MEN at Serenbe's Working Farm
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

In a story about friendship, fate and fortitude, two farmhands wander through California's Salinas Valley, leaning on each other to find their way in this powerful adaptation of John Steinbeck's quintessential novel, OF MICE AND MEN. The esteemed Jenny Lord of The Juilliard School will direct Serenbe favorites Daniel Parvis and Blake Burgess, cast as George and Lennie, the iconic duo of witty small guy and loafing giant. View lush Serenbe, transformed to a working farm of the depression-era dustbowl, with live horses wandering about the rustic barn and stark minimalism artfully at play. The bucolic barn setting lends itself to an interpretation that is all about relationships - stripped of material means and in the direst of circumstances, watch as two men overcome seemingly impossible odds to reach their destinies. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2016 New Summer ShortsTheatre Artists Studio Announces 2016 New Summer Shorts
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 9th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! Join us for this audience favorite, which features a sizzling selection of shorts penned by Studio members. Take a break from the heat this summer and plunge into the Studio's cool pool of talented theatre artists. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Cast of THE GRAPES OF WRATHThe Gift Theatre Announces Cast of THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate Equity theater, presents John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale, The Grapes of Wrath, centering on an American family forced off of their land during the Great Depression and their epic journey west to California. New ensemble member Erica Weiss (Vigils) returns to direct the extraordinary and emotionally wrenching The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  The Grapes of Wrath opens Thursday, June 23 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, June 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25What's On In Edinburgh - Week Beginning April 25
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2016

A summary of what's on in Edinburgh week beginning April 25th. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 SeasonLanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman TheatreJohn Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.   (more...)

The NOLA Project's 2016-17 Season to Focus on 'Survival'The NOLA Project's 2016-17 Season to Focus on 'Survival'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

As The NOLA Project theatre company embarks on its twelfth season in New Orleans, we find our national and local landscape on the precipice of great change. (more...)

Eamonn Walker to Lead Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY; Cast Announced!Eamonn Walker to Lead Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for the Chicago premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, a rowdy dark comedy written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. The cast features London-born actor Eamonn Walker as ex-cop Pops. (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and ConsequenceBWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and Consequence
by Herbert Paine - Apr 5, 2016

Scott Greer delivers a stirring performance that cuts straight to the heart and gives heart to Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Theater's co-production of OF MICE AND MEN. There is artistry, substance, and depth enough in Steinbeck's allegory of man's existential struggle to make this staging a must-see before it leaves Phoenix. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Stage THE GRAPES OF WRATH in JuneThe Gift Theatre to Stage THE GRAPES OF WRATH in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate Equity theater, presents John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale, The Grapes of Wrath, centering on an American family forced off of their land during the Great Depression and their epic journey west to California. New ensemble member Erica Weiss (Vigils) returns to direct the extraordinary and emotionally wrenching The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati.  (more...)

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