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Date Of Birth:
February 26, 1960 (55)
Birth Place:
Wakefield, ENGLAND
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Classic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris NothClassic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard) will extend through Sunday, July 12.  Previews will now begin Tuesday, June 2 with an official opening Thursday, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).   Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Marina Lazzaretto, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney.  (more...)

Fellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUSFellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, have announced complete for their upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and 'The Good Wife' co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. Previews begin Friday, May 29 for a limited engagement through Thursday, July 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The official press opening is Thursday, June 18. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual GalaChita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, will present its 2015 annual gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 11 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street, NYC).  Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with the critically-acclaimed productions of Passion and Allegro. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  CSC's HAMLET Better Off Not To BeBWW Reviews: CSC's HAMLET Better Off Not To Be
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2015

Austin Pendleton's production is marked by questionable acting and confusing staging. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. Previews for HAMLET began on March 27 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 10. The official press opening is tonight, April 15. (more...)

CSC to Welcome Kathryn Grody in FALLING APART...TOGETHER This MonthCSC to Welcome Kathryn Grody in FALLING APART...TOGETHER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Classic Stage Company with terraNOVA Collective in association with The Public Theater, will present two-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathryn Grody in Falling Apart….Together for four evenings in April at CSC (136 East 13th Street). In this one-woman show, Grody strives to be the predictable anchor among rambunctious sons, big personalities, and clashes between who you thought you would grow up to be and who you have become. This brilliant and explosively emotional new one-woman show is as brutally funny as it is brutally honest about what it means to be alive and present in the chaos of today's domestic possibilities. Written by Grody and directed by Timothy Near, Falling Apart…Together will be performed April 19, 20, 26 and 27 only. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presented its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' last night, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening was a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who was presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The tribute featured appearances by Jennifer Garner & Alessandro Nivola and performances by Laura Benanti,Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Santino Fontana, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Alessandro Nivola,Laura Osnes and Betsy Wolfe. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2015 - JOHN & JEN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2015 - JOHN & JEN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 26, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A rare revival of JOHN & JEN opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa van der Schyff Brings THE SUMMER IN WINTER to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Melissa van der Schyff Brings THE SUMMER IN WINTER to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

This past Monday, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee Melissa van der Schyff in "The Summer in Winter," an intimate concert of lush jazz standards, a few country classics and some engaging originals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor SchillingCSC Extends A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its production of Ivan Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, will extend through Saturday, February 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The production had been schedules to close February 22. Directed by Erica Schmidt, the cast also includes Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Anthony Edwards, Mike Faist, Elizabeth Franz, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Annabella Sciorra, Frank Van Putten, Megan West and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!Breaking News: THE TEMPEST with Sam Waterston & CYMBELINE Set for The Public's 2015 Shakespeare in the Park Season; Michael Greif, Daniel Sullivan to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

 BWW Reviews: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at TRT is a Gem BWW Reviews: ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at TRT is a Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2015

Don't miss 'Absurd Person Singular,' now on stage at Two River Theater through February 1st. Written by Allen Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone and featuring a stellar cast, this show is a true gem for metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULARSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes With Two River Theater's ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out the videos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULARPhoto Flash: First Look at Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong and More in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production runs January 10-February 1, 2015, with the opening night on tonight, January 16 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Absurd Person Singular is supported by co-sponsor The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River TheaterBrooks Ashmanskas and More Star in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, Opening Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2014/15 Season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, directed by Jessica Stone. The production will run through February 1, 2015, with the opening night set for tonight, January 16 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2014

Mary Birdsong will play the role of Marion in 'Absurd Person Singular' at Two River Theater from January 10th through February 1st. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone, this is a laugh out loud satirical play about English couples who gather at three successive Christmas celebrations. (more...)

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