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Katharine Hepburn News

Date of Birth: May 12, 1907
Date of Death: June 29, 2003 (96)
Birth Place: Hartford, CT, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: 'Will No One Rid Me of This Troublesome Wife?' Theatre Memphis' THE LION IN WINTERBWW Review: 'Will No One Rid Me of This Troublesome Wife?' Theatre Memphis' THE LION IN WINTER
by Joseph Baker - Feb 1, 2016

Let's see now -- older married man with mistress, seething ex-wife, resentful and mistrustful offspring -- where was Dr. Phil? Alas, nowhere in sight in Chinon during the Christmas of 1183, as the powerful English king Henry II has released his imprisoned wife (and sparring partner) Eleanor of Aquitaine and allowed her admittance to a family gathering (along with his mistress Alais). Is it for personal or political reasons? Perhaps a bit of both? Henry, great in stature and accomplishments, has to decide which of his sons (none of whom will historically 'measure up') will become the future King of England. It's a Lear-like choice, and poor Henry has 'slim pickings.' With the oldest son dead, the three remaining are a snarling, disgruntled lot -- in one corner (Eleanor's), there's the pillage-prone Richard (later Richard the Lionhearted, who will spend most of his time abroad); in the other (Henry's), there's the pimply, unwashed, and feckless John (later, a famously unpopular king who will be forced to capitulate to baronial pressure and sign a little document known as the Magna Carta). Oh, yes, and then there's the ignored, Machiavellian Geoffrey, mistrusted by both parents and willing to play anyone on the human chessboard. (more...)

BWW Review: Not Your Parents' CINDERELLA at Hershey TheatreBWW Review: Not Your Parents' CINDERELLA at Hershey Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 28, 2016

The national tour of CINDERELLA is in Central Pennsylvania. It's more spectacular than you heard, and beautiful to watch, but the political revisions don't fit. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 21, 2016

Over the past few years, the theatre community has been quietly buzzing about the stage work of Jackie Burns, the young actress whose credits include Elphaba in Broadway's WICKED, a soloist in the tribe of the 2009 HAIR revival, the original off-Broadway production of ROCK OF AGES, and most recently, as standby to IDINA MENZEL (WICKED, RENT) in the 2013 Broadway musical IF/THEN. This week, during her lunch break from rehearsals in New York City, Jackie sat down to chat with me about revisiting the show, and the pressure of stepping in for the FROZEN star. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Civic Theatre's ON GOLDEN POND to Open 2/12Civic Theatre's ON GOLDEN POND to Open 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On February 12th, 2016, Civic Theatre will open On Golden Pond, which will be produced in Civic's historic 19th Street Theatre and will run through Sunday, February 28th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.civictheatre.com or by calling Civic's Box Office at (610)432-8943. (more...)

Judson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN CastsJudson Theatre Company Sets ON GOLDEN POND and TWELVE ANGRY MEN Casts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director) has announced the stars of their Fifth Anniversary Season: John Davidson in On Golden Pond and John Wesley Shipp in Twelve Angry Men. On Golden Pond opens Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, March 27. Twelve Angry Men opens Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25. Judson Theatre Company performs exclusively at Owens Auditorium, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Name Kerry Washington 2016 Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals Name Kerry Washington 2016 Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe and Emmy Awards nominated actress, KERRY WASHINGTON as the recipient of its 2016 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

THE LION IN WINTER to Continue The Rep's 49th SeasonTHE LION IN WINTER to Continue The Rep's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, directed by Edward Stern. This classic portrayal of royal scheming and family feuding runs January 6-31 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays-Fridays at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 4 pm; selected Saturday nights at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Almost 80 students from The Dolores Mission School gathered for a wonderful opportunity to visit Hollywood and tour the recently decorated Hollywood Museum, enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations by Dr Christmas (Bob Pranga), as well as hear inspirational stories with interesting messages from local politicians and personalities. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Screenwriter and Broadway Playwright James Prideaux Passes Away at 88Screenwriter and Broadway Playwright James Prideaux Passes Away at 88
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that screenwriter, playwright and producer James Prideaux has died after suffering a stroke. He was 88. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN, Beginning Tonight at Greenway CourtJoanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN, Beginning Tonight at Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances tonight and tomorrow, November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy Winning Actress JOANNA MILES Discusses FRONT DOOR OPENBWW Interview: Emmy Winning Actress JOANNA MILES Discusses FRONT DOOR OPEN
by Don Grigware - Nov 9, 2015

Actress Joanna Miles, who won two Emmy Awards in 1973 for playing Laura in TV's The Glass Menagerie, will co-star with David Selby in a world premiere drama Front Door Open at the Greenway Court Theatre in LA opening November 13. In our talk, Miles discusses the play, her costar David Selby as well as highlights from her career. (more...)

SUPERHEROES IN GOTHAM, PICASSO'S LE TRICORNE and More Set for New-York Historical Society This WinterSUPERHEROES IN GOTHAM, PICASSO'S LE TRICORNE and More Set for New-York Historical Society This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024) has announced its winter exhibitions and programs, December 2015 - January 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN at Greenway Court This FallJoanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN at Greenway Court This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances on November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

THE QUEEN OF BINGO Set for Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/15THE QUEEN OF BINGO Set for Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Get ready to howl with laughter! On Sunday, November 15 at 2:00PM, join us at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre for a production of 'The Queen of Bingo.' (more...)

It's You!  It's Who?  Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love SongIt's You! It's Who? Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love Song
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2015

If your knowledge of pop culture doesn't quite extend to the Busby Berkeley era, here are some quick footnotes to help you along: (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company's DO I HEAR A WALTZ to Run 10/23-24Lakewood Theatre Company's DO I HEAR A WALTZ to Run 10/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The Lost Treasures Collection, a multi award winning series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a sixth season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme 'Passport to Romance' will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The first offering, Do I Hear A Waltz? will have only 3 performances: Today, October 23 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Performances are on Lakewood's Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (more...)

Kat Edmonson Adds Fall 2015 Tour Dates, Including Joe's Pub in NYCKat Edmonson Adds Fall 2015 Tour Dates, Including Joe's Pub in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

After playing summer festivals across the U.S., Kat Edmonson confirms new North American headlining dates this fall including consecutive nights at Joe's Pub in New York. She'll be performing songs from her critically acclaimed album The Big Picture, available now on Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

BWW Review: Singer/comedienne DIANE VINCENT Uproarious at Sterling'sBWW Review: Singer/comedienne DIANE VINCENT Uproarious at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2015

On Monday October 5, zany comedienne/singer Diane Vincent brought her act: Diane and Lucy & Betty: A One Woman Show to an SRO room at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. The best way to describe Vincent is off.the.wall, wound up tightly like a coil that will spring loose at any second. Watch out! She has a nonstop patter that is infectious, that keeps her fans rolling in the aisles and begging for more. In this show she also showed a lovely way with a ballad, proving that she can bring the volume down several decibels when she should...to great effect. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company's DO I HEAR A WALTZ to Run 10/23-24Lakewood Theatre Company's DO I HEAR A WALTZ to Run 10/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Lost Treasures Collection, a multi award winning series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a sixth season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme 'Passport to Romance' will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The first offering, Do I Hear A Waltz? will have only 3 performances: Friday, October 23 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Performances are on Lakewood's Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (more...)

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