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Date of Birth: January 22, 1788
Date of Death: April 19, 1824 (36)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Electrifying MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premieres at Creative CauldronBWW Review: Electrifying MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premieres at Creative Cauldron
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 8, 2016

The second installment in Creative Cauldron's "Bold New Works for Intimate Stages" initiative, the new musical MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI transports audiences to a famous gathering of 19th-century writers on Lake Geneva during a dark and stormy summer. This atmospheric production reveals the origin story of two legendary Gothic monsters, John Polidori's The Vampyre and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, while exploring their creators' own inner monsters. (more...)

MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative CauldronMONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI Premiere Begins This Month at Creative Cauldron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Creative Cauldron will premiere MONSTERS OF THE VILLA DIODATI, a new musical written by Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner.†The production will run from January 28th through February 21st, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church.† Press Night is Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MENVIDEO: Mint Theater Continues Commitment To Forgotten Women Playwrights With Hazel Ellis' WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

In their new City Center home, the Mint presents the American premiere of the Irish playwright's workplace drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ARCADIA at Lakewood PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at ARCADIA at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Lakewood Playhouse presents†the third show of its 77th season: ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard (From the Author of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE)! This production will also mark the continuation of Lakewood's†year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lakewood Playhouse Theatre. From TAMING OF THE SHREW in its first year to AVENUE Q at the end of this season, Lakewood will have presented over 300 productions at this venue, which was first built in 1965 by the Lakewood Arts Foundation. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of†ARCADIA in action below! (more...)


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Lakewood Playhouse to Present ARCADIALakewood Playhouse to Present ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the THIRD SHOW of our 77th SEASON: ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard (From the Author of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE)! †This production will also mark the continuation of our year-long celebration of the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the very building we do all of our Productions in - THE LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE THEATRE!† From TAMING of the SHREW in its first year to AVENUE Q at the end of this season, we will have presented over 300 Productions at this venue that was first built for us in 1965 by the Lakewood Arts Foundation. (more...)

Mint Theater to Stage American Premiere of Hazel Ellis's WOMEN WITHOUT MENMint Theater to Stage American Premiere of Hazel Ellis's WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Mint Theater†(Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) today announced that the next production,†Women Without Men, will begin performances January 30th and continue through March 26th†at New York City Center Stage II†(131 West 55th Street).†The play explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school. (more...)

Gamut Theatre's Stage Door Series to Present HEAR THE VOICE, BE THE VERSE, 12/11-15Gamut Theatre's Stage Door Series to Present HEAR THE VOICE, BE THE VERSE, 12/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Gamut Theatre Group is proud to announce the first production of its 2015-2016 Stage Door Series: HEAR THE VOICE, BE THE VERSE, an original adaptation of classical verse poetry.† HEAR THE VOICE, BE THE VERSE will be performed on December 11, 12, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the new Gamut Classic Theatre, 15 N. 4th St., Harrisburg. (more...)

RIFCO Announces New Musical LAILARIFCO Announces New Musical LAILA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

From the creators of acclaimed award-winning musical†Britain's Got Bhangra†comes a new contemporary musical -Laila. Director and Writer†Pravesh Kumar†(The Deranged Marriage,†There's Something About Simmy), Music Composer†Sumeet Chopra†(Break the Floorboards) and Lyricist†Dougal Irvine†(Departure Lounge,†In Touch) have come together for a retelling of the greatest eastern love story - Laila Majnu. (more...)

Aviva Players Host 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' TonightAviva Players Host 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The Aviva Players, now in its 40th season, invites opera goers to travel into the past and future with its 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' to be presented at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, tonight, November 4. The films are 'Villa Diodati' a screen version of Mira J. Spektor's opera about Mary Shelley and the origins of her Frankenstein story, and 'Libertaria: the Virtual Opera' by Sabrina Pena Young, a futuristic animated tale that may be the world's first original machinima opera and is certainly one of the few animated comic book operas. (more...)

ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE Runs Now thru 11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City ClubADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE Runs Now thru 11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Central Works concludes its 25th season with a commissioned new work by local playwright Lauren Gunderson, Ada and the Memory Engine, opening tonight, October 17 (previews Oct 15 & 16), and running through November 22 at the historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

Aviva Players to Host 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films,' 11/4Aviva Players to Host 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films,' 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Aviva Players, now in its 40th season, invites opera goers to travel into the past and future with its 'Double Feature of Chamber Opera Films' to be presented at Opera America, 330 Seventh Ave., Manhattan, on November 4. The films are 'Villa Diodati' a screen version of Mira J. Spektor's opera about Mary Shelley and the origins of her Frankenstein story, and 'Libertaria: the Virtual Opera' by Sabrina Pena Young, a futuristic animated tale that may be the world's first original machinima opera and is certainly one of the few animated comic book operas. (more...)

SUPERMAN's 'Jimmy Olsen', Jack Larson Dies at 87SUPERMAN's 'Jimmy Olsen', Jack Larson Dies at 87
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Jack Larson, perhaps best known as cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in the 1950's TV series ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, passed away on Sunday, September 20th (more...)

A FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th SeasonA FEW GOOD MEN, NOISES OFF, AVENUE Q and More Set for Lakewood Playhouse's 77th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE is proud to announce its 77th SEASON of SHOWS! It's a season filled with Laughter, Mystery, Literature, and Stories That Touch the Heart. This year includes FIVE PREMIERES that have never been seen at the Lakewood Playhouse! It also marks TWO SPECIAL ANNIVERSARIES! The 5th Season for Managing Artistic Director John Munn and the 50th Anniversary of the Very Building that we perform in! The Lakewood Playhouse Theatre TURNS 50 this year! (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival LineupThe Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Today, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and includes nine works that are part of the citywide Women's Voices Theater Festival, which officially begins on September 8. (more...)

ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City ClubADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Central Works concludes its 25th†season with a commissioned new work by local playwright Lauren Gunderson,†Ada and the Memory Engine,†opening October 17 (previews Oct 15 & 16), and running through November 22 at the historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival LineupThe Kennedy Center Sets 2015 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and includes nine works that are part of the citywide Women's Voices Theater Festival, which officially begins on September 8. (more...)

Momentum Venues Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and MoreMomentum Venues Launch for 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, Featuring USHERS, 'MARIONETTE CIRCUS' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Momentum Venues - a fresh venue for the Edinburgh Fringe announces its complete inaugural programme. (more...)

Pear Avenue Theatre Presents ARCADIA, Now thru 7/12Pear Avenue Theatre Presents ARCADIA, Now thru 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Pear Avenue Theatre closes its 13th season on a high note, reprising a show that was one of our biggest hits-the contemporary classic, ARCADIA, by Tom Stoppard. Acclaimed as the greatest play in the English language next to Shakespeare, the play continues to enthrall audiences more than two decades after its opening in 1993. Directed by Pear veteran Jeanie Smith, the production runs tonight,†June 19 through July 12, 2015. (No show July 4; added performance July 1) (more...)

BWW Reviews:: Off The Wall Opens the Heart of Tennessee Williams in CAMINO REALBWW Reviews:: Off The Wall Opens the Heart of Tennessee Williams in CAMINO REAL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 6, 2015

Perhaps a playwright or poet discovers hidden beauty in the blackest of subject material---the places buried deep†his dreams and heart. Tennessee Williams' 1953 play Camino Real appears to illustrate the darkest human emotions can be spoken in haunting poetic language to challenge the actors and audience alike. (more...)

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