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Date Of Birth:
April 13, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Lebanon, MO, USA
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Purple Rose Theatre to Stage TALLEY'S FOLLY, 4/2-5/23Purple Rose Theatre to Stage TALLEY'S FOLLY, 4/2-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will bring in the Spring with the comedic love story, Talley's Folly by Purple Rose benefactor, Lanford Wilson. (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) to Play Long Wharf Theatre, 3/25-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee, directed by Associate Artistic Director Eric Ting, from March 25 through April 19. (more...)

Steppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next MonthSteppenwolf's 'Women in Arts' Luncheon to Honor Laurie Metcalf Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor and original ensemble member Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon at The Standard Club (320 S Plymouth Court). (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Johnson WestWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Johnson West
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 18, 2015

Today, our spotlight falls on Johnson West, one of the most likable actors to ever walk onto a Nashville stage. Johnson is the type of actor you cannot help but fall a little in love with every time he enters stage left, the kind of guy you can just imagine being the best friend you've always dreamed of when he exits stage right, or the fellow you will tell all your closely held secrets to over a cold beer after the curtain has been rung down. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This SpringCircle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR will preview on Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Griffin Theatre's BALM IN GILEAD to Run 3/14-4/19 at The Den TheatreGriffin Theatre's BALM IN GILEAD to Run 3/14-4/19 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Griffin Theatre Company will continue its 2014-15 season with Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.griffintheatre.com. The press preview is Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company to Stage THE BOY FRIEND, 2/27-3/1Conservatory Theatre Company to Stage THE BOY FRIEND, 2/27-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties, a period of economic prosperity, and social and cultural change, when jazz flourished and prohibition was legal but no one paid attention. (more...)

Aurora Extends Bay Area Premiere of THE LYONS Through March 8Aurora Extends Bay Area Premiere of THE LYONS Through March 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -- THE LYONS roars! Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional six performances of the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. (more...)

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Ike Schambelan Dies at 75Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Ike Schambelan Dies at 75
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

According to The New York Times, Ike Schambelan, artistic director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers for more than three decades, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015, due to cancer. He was 75. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present FIFTH OF JULY, 4/17-5/17Aurora Theatre Company to Present FIFTH OF JULY, 4/17-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Lanford Wilson's "Talley Trilogy" continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation's 'Rough Readings' Series to Present Mike Lew's TEENAGE DICK, 2/9-10Playwrights Foundation's 'Rough Readings' Series to Present Mike Lew's TEENAGE DICK, 2/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford present the Winter/Spring Rough Readings Series, the 10th annual monthly developmental showcase of brand new work in its early draft form. (more...)

NY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on CAFFE CINONY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on CAFFE CINO
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jan 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on CAFFE CINO: (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into JuneAurora Theatre Company Extends TALLEY'S FOLLY Into June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will again extend Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY'S FOLLY, the second fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. (more...)

Karin Konoval and Tom McBeath Join Staircase Theatre's LOVE LETTERSKarin Konoval and Tom McBeath Join Staircase Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Staircase Theatre presents Love Letters, directed by Ryan Gladstone. Sweet and heartbreaking, Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Gurney's play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been performed in theatre spaces all over the world, from the New York Public Library to Broadway to Carnegie Hall and back again. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, this limited Valentine's engagement includes appearances by real couples of the Vancouver theatre scene. Andrew and Melissa's story will be told by a different couple every night, including: Meghan Gardiner & Todd Thomson and Mack & Kaitlin Williams Gordon, Karin Konoval & Tom McBeath and Michael Fera & Tanja Dixon-Warren. Love Letters runs from February 11-14 at The Shop. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11Colony Theatre to Present THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX, Begin. 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Colony Theatre will present the fourth production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX by Catherine Bush, directed by Brian Shnipper. THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX will preview on Wednesday, February 11; Thursday, February 12; and Friday, February 13 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 15. (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Present LOVE LETTERS, 2/11-14Staircase Theatre to Present LOVE LETTERS, 2/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Staircase Theatre presents Love Letters, directed by Ryan Gladstone. Sweet and heartbreaking, Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Gurney's play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been performed in theatre spaces all over the world, from the New York Public Library to Broadway to Carnegie Hall and back again. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, this limited Valentine's engagement includes appearances by real couples of the Vancouver theatre scene. Andrew and Melissa's story will be told by a different couple every night, including: Meghan Gardiner & Todd Thomson and Mack & Kaitlin Williams Gordon, Genevieve Fleming & Sean Harris Oliver and Michael Fera & Tanja Dixon-Warren. Love Letters runs from February 11-14 at The Shop. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll by Lily Blau, developed in collaboration with Sydney Gallas, directed by Abigail Deser. Opening night is Saturday, January 31, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through TodayAurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add a second extension week of performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE. Jon Tracy, who directed Aurora's productions of Gidion's Knot and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, helms BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, featuring L. Peter Callender (The Soldier's Tale, Permanent Collection), Dan Hiatt (Wittenberg, The Arsonists), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (African-American Shakespeare Company, Lamplighters), and Adrian Roberts (TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare Theater). BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE plays now through December 20 (added performances: Tuesday, December 16, 7pm; Wednesday, December 17, 8pm; Thursday, December 18, 8pm; Friday, December 19, 8pm; Today, December 20, 8pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and more information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

World Premiere of SHESH YAK Begins at Rattlestick Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHESH YAK Begins at Rattlestick Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights and LaiLou Productions have announced that the world premiere of Shesh Yak, written by Laith Nakli and directed by Bruce McCarty, will begin previews Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. The official opening night is set for Thursday, January 29, 2015. The production will play through Sunday, February 22, 2015. (more...)

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