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Date Of Birth:
April 13, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Lebanon, MO, USA
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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...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den TheatreGriffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD, 3/14-4/19 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

On the heals of its hit musical production Titanic, Griffin Theatre Company continues 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, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE LYONS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. Tony-nominated director Barbara Damashek, who helmed Aurora Theatre Company's productions of American Buffalo, Fat Pig, and Private Jokes, Public Places, returns to direct THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner (After the Revolution, Awake and Sing!), Will Marchetti (Knock Knock), Nicholas Pelczar (Dublin Carol, Marius), Jessica Bates (After the Revolution), Joe Estlack (Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre), and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe (Brava Theater, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre). THE LYONS plays January 30 through March 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. For mature audiences. (more...)

IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN Begins 12/4 at La MaMaIF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN Begins 12/4 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

La MaMa E.T.C. will present the World Premiere of IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEANů by Mike Gorman. Directed by David Bennett, previews begin December 4 with opening night slated for Thursday, December 11. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces award-winning star of stage and screen Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon (location TBD). (more...)

BWW Preview: A Celebration of TheatreBooksBWW Preview: A Celebration of TheatreBooks
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 30, 2014

Many people in Toronto's arts communities, especially theatre, are still grieving the loss of TheatreBooks after the venerable bookstore closed its doors forever this July after 39 years. Now, many are lost when needing scripts or monologues for auditions. And others feel the same who just love to read about the performing arts. (more...)

Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/20Aurora Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 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; Saturday, 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...)

GOD OF CARNAGE, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Hangar Theatre's 2015 SeasonGOD OF CARNAGE, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Hangar Theatre's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Hangar Theatre is delighted to announce its 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14Aurora Theatre Company Extends BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Through 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Critics and audiences agree -a second helping of BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE is in order. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace's provocative new play. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4SPINNING INTO LIGHT to Play B Street Theatre, 11/30-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is pleased to present its 19th Mainstage world premiere for the holidays: Spinning Into Light, a musical. The production runs November 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015. (more...)

La MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This WeekLa MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala on Thursday, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career  & MoreBWW Exclusive Interview: Judd Hirsch Talks New Series FOREVER; Broadway Career & More
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 9, 2014

Judd Hirsch speaks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about his love of theater and his exciting new TV series, which he describes as a 'history mystery'. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

RECKLESS to Run 11/21-12/21 at The City TheatreRECKLESS to Run 11/21-12/21 at The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The City Theatre presents the holiday production of Craig Lucas' richly inventive comedy, Reckless. Under the direction of Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky and starring Suzanne Balling, the performances begin November 21 through December 21 at The City Theatre, with two shows Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. (more...)

IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN Begins 12/4 at La MaMaIF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN Begins 12/4 at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

La MaMa presents the World Premiere of IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEANů by Mike Gorman. Directed by David Bennett, previews begin December 4 with opening night slated for Thursday, December 11, 2014. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Chicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona AwardChicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company announces League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp as the recipient of theirSixth Annual Corona Award, which honors an individual who plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized organizations such as Eclipse. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater WitTHE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Fear not fans of subversive holiday entertainment. Theater Wit is re-gifting Chicago with its 11th annual production of The Santaland Diaries, based on David Sedaris' true comic tale of his hilarious stint as one of Santa's elves at Macy's Department Store. (more...)

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