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Date of Birth: June 25, 1951 (64)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Photo Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the openning night party below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ReturnsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Returns
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2015

This week's column salutes tonight's special concert event showcasing the New York return of a fan-favorite cult musical. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: HOW I GOT THE JOB... Ellen Greene On LITTLE SHOP Then & Now, HANNIBAL & Much MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: HOW I GOT THE JOB... Ellen Greene On LITTLE SHOP Then & Now, HANNIBAL & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld kicks off a brand new interview series titled HOW I GOT THE JOB shining a special solo spotlight on a performer in which they share candid recollections and revisit the point at which they became involved with a particular project on their resume, whether it be stage piece, film or TV project... To kick off the series, we are talking to an internationally recognized stage and screen star CELEBRATED for her iconic originating role in the popular stage musical and subsequent feature film adaptation of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the fiercely idiosyncratic Ellen Greene. Opening up about her experiences in landing that unforgettable part, Greene also previews what audiences can expect from her return to the stage as art of the hotly anticipated Encores! Off-Center mounting of the musical co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center later this week. Additionally, Greene reflects on some of her other standout appearances over the years, such as the acclaimed 1976 New York Shakespeare Festival production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA and David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM at the Public Theater, not to mention the legendary cult musical RACHAEL LILY ROSENBLOOM (AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET IT), plus her notable ongoing collaboration with TV mastermind Bryan Fuller on HEROES, PUSHING DAISIES and HANNIBAL and much more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/15- SHE LOVES MESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/10/15- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande. (more...)

ROUTE 30 THREE! to Premiere 7/11 at Capitol Theater in ChambersburgROUTE 30 THREE! to Premiere 7/11 at Capitol Theater in Chambersburg
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The third installment of the offbeat backwoods trilogy 'Route 30 Three!' will premiere at the Capitol Theater, 159 S. Main St in Chambersburg bringing John Putch's local film trilogy to a close. (more...)

Nathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at CannesNathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT is having its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Falls' THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Superlative and Sensitive ProductionBWW Reviews: Falls' THE ICEMAN COMETH, a Superlative and Sensitive Production
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2015

It may be a long night's journey, but Robert Falls' mounting is a most captivating interlude. (more...)

In Performance Video: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Performs from Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSEIn Performance Video: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Performs from Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video, actress Quincy Tyler Bernstine of Heidi Schreck 's new play GRAND CONCOURSE, now playing through November 30th at Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Faith and Absolution Sensitively Questioned in GRAND CONCOURSEBWW Reviews: Faith and Absolution Sensitively Questioned in GRAND CONCOURSE
by Michael Dale - Nov 16, 2014

Quincy Tyler Bernstine offers beautiful understated pathos in Heidi Schreck's touching new drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights Horizons with Marin Mazzie, Adam Driver & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights Horizons with Marin Mazzie, Adam Driver & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opened last night, November 12, 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opens tonight, November 12, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opens tonight, November 11, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), has an opening night set for Wednesday, November 12 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, November 30, at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Online Lottery Entries for GRAND CONCOURSE's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Online Lottery Entries for GRAND CONCOURSE's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GRAND CONCOURSE Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: The Cast of GRAND CONCOURSE Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons will present the World Premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSEIsmenia Mendes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Tickets go on sale to the general public and rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 16 for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, now playing on the Mainstage. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSELee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

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