Julie Harris News

Date of Birth: December 02, 1925
Date of Death: August 24, 2013 (87)
Birth Place: Grosse Point Park, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

Audra McDonald has a big year ahead of her! After embarking on a concert tour this fall, the six-time Tony winner, who recenty wrapped filming for Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, will be back on Broadway, starring alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon in SHUFFLE ALONG. Before all of that, McDonald will head to Provincetown, MA to take part in the acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky. For one show only on Monday, August 24 (6:30 PM), she will be joined onstage by her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson, with whom she is currently starring in Williamstown Theatre Festival's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. McDonald recently checked in with BroadwayWorld about Monday's concert, and updated us on all of her upcoming projects! Check out the full interview below: (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This MonthAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series in Provincetown, MA, produced by Mark Cortale, will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic 6-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, PORGY AND BESS, RAGTIME, MASTER CLASS and TV's PRIVATE PRACTICE -- for one show only on Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM. She will be joined onstage by a very special guest, her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson. (more...)

Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Biff was Broadway icon Chita Rivera's longtime agent at William Morris. Read her statement about Biff below... (more...)

Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Liff's longtime friend Emanuel Azenberg, confirmed the news to Deadline this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  I'LL EAT YOU LAST in HartfordBWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST in Hartford
by Karen Bovard - Aug 10, 2015

TheaterWorks in Hartford is closing out its 29th season with the one-woman talk fest based on one of Hollywood's first female super agents:  Sue Mengers.   "Gossip is mother's milk to me," she says, and, indeed, the performance is an 80 minute dish session without intermission. (more...)

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora to Stage Readings of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, 8/23 & 29MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora to Stage Readings of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, 8/23 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora presents The Theory of Everything, a pan-Asian American dramatic comedy by Prince Gomolvilas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at GableStageBWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at GableStage
by Roger Martin - Aug 5, 2015

Dishing the Dirt as Hilarious High Art at GableStage. A Chat With Sue Mengers (more...)

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Announces Julie Harris Scholarship RecipientWellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Announces Julie Harris Scholarship Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is pleased to announce that Nauset Regional High School graduate John Mulholland is the first recipient of its Julie Harris Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2014 to recognize outstanding contributions in the theater arts and to aid in the continuing education for an individual pursuing a career in theater. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - MTC's Barry GroveBWW Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - MTC's Barry Grove
by National Theater Institute - Jul 17, 2015

Today, in an excerpt from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater, we hear from Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove who cites his semester away at NTI for "literally changing the arc of my life - it led to Broadway, the National Playwrights Conference, my Equity card as a Stage Manager, the RSC with the infant Shakespeare & Co, a national tour launch, and a summer stock tour - all before I graduated from Dartmouth!" (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Begins 8/7Utah Shakespeare Festival Begins 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project (NAPP) will take the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival from August 7 to August 28. Three plays will be presented as staged readings in the Auditorium Theatre on selected dates. Chosen from hundreds of plays submitted, this year's lineup includes Affluence by Steve Peterson, Caesars Blood by Rich Rubin, and Closure by James McLindon. (more...)

MediaRites to Present THE THEORY OF EVERYTHINGMediaRites to Present THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

MediaRites, a nonprofit organization that provides innovative, award-winning radio, theater and documentary programs, today announced its Theatre Diaspora performance of The Theory of Everything by Thai-American playwright Prince Gomolvilas.                          (more...)

Cast Set for DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS Off-BroadwayCast Set for DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Triumvirate Artists has announced that the cast of the Off Broadway premiere new comedy DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS, a kindhearted farce by Nicholas Korn (Stage First Cincinnati), will feature Brandon Beilis (The Love Game ­ Indie Spirit Award Winner) as Timidio, Nick Bombicino as Giovio, Kerry Frances (Fiddler on the Roof National Tour) as Celia Deanna Gibson (Lend Me a Tenor and Macbeth - Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) as Terresa, Stephanie Nicole Kelley as Marina, Jackson Thompson as Pomposa, Branislav Tomich (Sonya with Julie Harris and Noises Off - Millicent Martin ­ Phoenix Theatre Co.) as DiLirio and Evan Zimmerman as Serio. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 SeasonBabes With Blades Theatre Company Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to announce its 18th anniversary season, featuring two world premieres, written and directed by women. First up will be Patchwork Drifter by BWBTC Ensemble member Jennifer L. Mickelson, directed by BWBTC Artistic Director Leigh Barrett, followed by 180 Degree Rule by MEH Lewis and BWBTC Ensemble Member Barbara Lhota, directed by Chicago Dramatists Associate Artistic Director Rachel Edwards Harvith. (more...)

18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for 6/12-13 in Steamboat Springs18th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival Set for 6/12-13 in Steamboat Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (perry-mansfield.org/events/3/new-works-festival) now in its 18th year, brings performing arts professionals together in the Rocky Mountains to continue Perry-Mansfield's founding principle of nurturing new talent through new work. This year's festival, taking place on June 12-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will feature new works from some of America's most prestigious theater companies: Atlantic Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Primary Stages, andSouth Coast Repertory. The companies will showcase four different new works in partnership with Perry-Mansfield. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne MearaPhoto Flash: Remembering Anne Meara
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported over the weekend, Anne Meara passed away on Saturday. She was 85. Meara appeared in five Broadway shows and was Tony-nominated for her performance as Marthy Owen in ANNA CHRISTIE in 1992, opposite Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson. (more...)

FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Lyric Stage's INTO THE WOODS and More Top 2015 Elliot Norton Awards; All the Winners!FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Lyric Stage's INTO THE WOODS and More Top 2015 Elliot Norton Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Awards were presented to more than 25 outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles tonight by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

2015 Elliot Norton Awards Held Tonight; FINDING NEVERLAND Among Nominees2015 Elliot Norton Awards Held Tonight; FINDING NEVERLAND Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were nominated by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 33nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards tonight, May 11, 2015 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Alfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing PartyAlfred Molina & More to Be Honored at Actors Fund's 19th Annual TONY AWARDS Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Actors Fund is thrilled to announce that several exciting stars of stage and screen have joined the line-up of presenters and performers for the 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party (more...)

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