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Date Of Birth:
February 04, 1960
Date Of Death:
January 25, 1996 (35)
Birth Place:
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Gender:
Male
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The Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy RainbowThe Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy Rainbow
by Randy Rainbow - May 24, 2015

What's more exciting than the Tony Awards? Your wedding day, perhaps? The birth of your first child, you say? WRONG! The answer is, in fact, nothing. The Tonys are the most exciting thing ever to happen in life, and they are just weeks away! So, to celebrate Tonys season and to help get you pumped for the big day, I've comprised an official list of the Greatest Tony Awards Moments Ever, according to me (and therefore according to you, too.) (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just announced the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Hosts 60th Annual Obie Awards TonightLea DeLaria Hosts 60th Annual Obie Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice welcome a star-studded line-up of presenters at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. As previously announced, OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') will host this year's OBIE Awards ceremony, being held tonight, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Sting, Stockard Channing & More to Present at 60th Annual Obie Awards; Performers Announced!Sting, Stockard Channing & More to Present at 60th Annual Obie Awards; Performers Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice are thrilled to announce that the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards will include Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, OBIE Award-winner Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, two-time OBIE Award-winner Tommy Tune, T.R. Knight, three-time OBIE Award-winner Tony Kushner, OBIE Award-winner LaChanze, two-time OBIE Award-winner Lisa Kron, artist Bradley Theodore, OBIE Award-winner William Ivey Long, and Village Voice editor-in-chief Tom Finkel. The evening will include special performances by 2015 Tony Award nominee Michael Cerveris and Natalie Cortez. (more...)

James Houghton to Receive Special Honor at 2015 OBIE AWARDSJames Houghton to Receive Special Honor at 2015 OBIE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice are thrilled to announce that James Houghton, the Founding Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, will receive a special OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Stage Off-Broadway Premiere of 'SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT'Theatreworks USA to Stage Off-Broadway Premiere of 'SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas). (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co. to Present RENTHayes Theatre Co. to Present RENT
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

From October 8 this year, Highway Run Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co will declare squatter's rights on Hayes Theatre Co's 111-seat theatre and present a production in the spirit of those small beginnings. Musical theatre star Shaun Rennie (Cats, Mamma Mia, LOVEBiTES) makes his directorial debut and Andrew Worboys (Truth Beauty and a Picture of You, Love and Death and an American Guitar, Helpmann Award nominee for Best Musical Direction of Sweet Charity) will return to Hayes Theatre Co to musically direct. (more...)

Two River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2014/15 Season with Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini. The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The production will run May 30-June 21, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, June 5. Tickets starting at $20 are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Be More Chill is supported by lead production sponsor Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Ignite TheatreBWW Reviews: TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Ignite Theatre
by colin roybal - May 7, 2015

Tick, Tick…Boom! is Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical that centered on his period of struggle before becoming successful with the Broadway hit Rent. (more...)

NYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 SeasonNYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the final two productions of its 2015/16 Season. The New York premiere of RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Roots), will begin performances in February. (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

Goodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins TonightGoodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Populating the world of The Theory of Relativity is a fresh-faced cast of talented and passionate actors who will bring an inspiring level of truth and energy to the musical. This dynamic musical from the writers of The Story of My Life will run from tonight, May 7, through May 31 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Goodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins TomorrowGoodspeed's New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, original new works with the engaging musical The Theory of Relativity. Populating the world of The Theory of Relativity is a fresh-faced cast of talented and passionate actors who will bring an inspiring level of truth and energy to the musical. This dynamic musical from the writers of The Story of My Life will run from tomorrow, May 7, through May 31 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Bijou Theatre's 2015-16 Main Stage Season to Include TICK...TICK...BOOM!, BIG FISH & MoreBijou Theatre's 2015-16 Main Stage Season to Include TICK...TICK...BOOM!, BIG FISH & More
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, announces the lineup for their second season of live theatre. The Main Stage Series includes five productions running from September 11, 2015 through May 22, 2016 at The Bijou Theatre located at 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Will Host 60th Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria Will Host 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice have announced that Screen Actors Guild Award-winning 'Orange is the New Black' star and OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will host the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2015 OBIE Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

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