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Date Of Birth:
February 26, 1960 (54)
Birth Place:
Wakefield, ENGLAND
Gender:
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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APARTPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 30, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opened last night, October 29, 2014. The production features Michael Chernus(Obie Award winner for In the Wake), Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), America Ferrera(Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') andAustin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCEPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 26, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the U.S. Premiere of And I and Silence by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod. The production runs now through September 14, 2014. The show opened last night, August 25, in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has concluded its 20th Anniversary Season, highlighted by far-reaching new-play development activities supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The season was bookended by the Two River directorial debuts of acclaimed actors Joel Grey (Paul Osborn's On Borrowed Time) and Michael Cumpsty (Wendy Wasserstein's Third). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THIRD at Two Rivers Theater - An Excellent Season FinaleBWW Reviews: THIRD at Two Rivers Theater - An Excellent Season Finale
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 12, 2014

'Third' is an entertaining, thought provoking play that should not be missed by area audiences. Directed by Michael Cumpsty and starring Annette O'Toole, it is now at Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank through June 22nd. (more...)

Dave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler GrantDave Quay Receives Classic Stage Company's 2014 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Classic Stage Company has announced that Dave Quay, who appeared in the company's recent production of David Ives' The Heir Apparent, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Annette O'Toole and More in Two River Theater's THIRD, Directed by Michael CumpstyPhoto Flash: First Look at Annette O'Toole and More in Two River Theater's THIRD, Directed by Michael Cumpsty
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Two River Theater presents Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD, directed by Michael Cumpsty. The opening night is Friday, June 6 at 8pm in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank; performances continue through Sunday, June 22. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/25/2014Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Interviews: Annette O'Toole Stars in THIRD at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Annette O'Toole Stars in THIRD at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 7, 2014

Annette O'Toole, the acclaimed actress who has starred in television, film and theater, will be performing the lead role of Laurie Jameson in 'Third' at Two River Theater in Red Bank. The show will run from May 31st through June 22nd. (more...)

CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its acclaimed production of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, will extend through Sunday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT features Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). (more...)

Photo Flash: Katherine Kovner, Anna Deavere Smith and More at Playwrights Realm's WRITERS BLOCK PARTYPhoto Flash: Katherine Kovner, Anna Deavere Smith and More at Playwrights Realm's WRITERS BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Playwrights Realm just announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Playwrights Realm Sets Elizabeth Irwin's MY MANANA COMES & Anton Dudley's CITY OF for 2014-15 SeasonPlaywrights Realm Sets Elizabeth Irwin's MY MANANA COMES & Anton Dudley's CITY OF for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The first production will be the world premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by next season's Page One Playwright Elizabeth Irwin, running August 26 - September 20, 2014 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The inaugural Alumni Production will be the world premiere of CITY OF by Alumni Page One Playwright Anton Dudley, running January - February TBD, 2015 at a venue TBA. In an effort to further support and advance the careers of its playwrights, the Alumni Production will allow The Realm to produce new work by its growing contingency of Alumni Playwrights. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. (more...)

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its 2014 Annual Gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). 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 last season's critically-acclaimed production of Passion and the upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro. (more...)

Machinal closes on BroadwayMachinal closes on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 10, 2014

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Photo Coverage: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Letts & MorePhoto Coverage: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Letts & More
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture the starry red carpet arrivals - check out photos below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 SeasonRodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)

Roundabout's MACHINAL to Close on Broadway March 2Roundabout's MACHINAL to Close on Broadway March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by Lindsay Turner, will conclude its limited engagement on March 2, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Broadway's MACHINAL to Offer $20 Snow Special Tickets TomorrowBroadway's MACHINAL to Offer $20 Snow Special Tickets Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

While waiting for the snow to clear you can show your metro card to purchase $20 tickets to see Roundabout Theatre Company's MACHINAL starring Rebecca Hall on Broadway. The $20 tickets go on sale at 10AM tomorrow morning, February 13. Machinal plays at 8pm tomorrow night at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42 Street). $20 tickets are available for purchase at the box office only. Machinal is a limited engagement through March 2. (more...)

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