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Date Of Birth:
May 06, 1915
Date Of Death:
October 10, 1985 (70)
Birth Place:
Kenosha, WI, USA
Gender:
Male
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Deep Dish Theater to Host Annual New Play Workshop Next MonthDeep Dish Theater to Host Annual New Play Workshop Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Native, a new play written by Ian Finley, January 14-18. Directed by Serena Ebhardt, the workshop continues the company's 14th season at University Mall. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered through the years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

Brave New World Repertory Theatre to Bring THE MISER to Park Slope, Jan 6-21Brave New World Repertory Theatre to Bring THE MISER to Park Slope, Jan 6-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre kicks off its new season with an updated production of The Miser by Moliere, presented over three weeks (January 6-21) at the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope. (more...)

Jason Ritter Joins Cast of WAR OF THE WORLDS Benefit Reading at ACME TheaterJason Ritter Joins Cast of WAR OF THE WORLDS Benefit Reading at ACME Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Emmy nominee, Jason Ritter ("Parenthood"), star of NBC's THE EVENT and FREDDY VS. JASON has joined the cast of a one-night only benefit performance of Orson Welles' iconic 1938 radio drama, WAR OF THE WORLDS at 8 PM on January 17, 2015. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in JanuaryRed Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced a new three-part collaboration with the Shakespeare Society exploring Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. The series includes a Shakespeare Society major member event (open to the public) and two film screenings. All three events will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) part of the School of Visual Arts. For more information and tickets, visit RedBullTheater.com (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Luke Wilson And Imogen Poots to Star in Showtime Comedy Pilot ROADIESLuke Wilson And Imogen Poots to Star in Showtime Comedy Pilot ROADIES
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Actors Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums) and Imogen Poots (The Look of Love) are set to star in the new SHOWTIME one-hour comedy pilot ROADIES (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall on December 19, 2014. This will be the first time that Thornton Wilder's one-act play and Paul Hindemith's one-act opera will be performed together in the United States. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

New John Steinbeck Story Discovered and MoreNew John Steinbeck Story Discovered and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Those who love the works of OF MICE AND MEN author John Steinbeck are in for a treat. Found in the University of Texas at Austin archives by The Strand magazine managing editor Andrew F. Gulli, Steinbeck's book WITH YOUR WINGS was published in the magazine's holiday issue. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John HustonFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston, December 19 - January 11, (more...)

Irina Maleeva to Bring ILLUSIONS to Hudson Theatre, 11/1Irina Maleeva to Bring ILLUSIONS to Hudson Theatre, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Veteran actress and cabaret artist Irina Maleeva returns to the Los Angeles stage with her one-woman musical revue, 'Illusions,' on the mainstage at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, beginning November 1, 2014. The show will have a three week extended run playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 3pm. (more...)

Sci-Fi Author Discusses 'War of the Worlds' Radio Scare on 76th Anniversary of the BroadcastSci-Fi Author Discusses 'War of the Worlds' Radio Scare on 76th Anniversary of the Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

October 30th marks the 76th anniversary of the scariest and most remembered radio drama of all time, 'War of the Worlds.' Orson Welles and his cast were so convincing that thousands of citizens panicked, flooding police switchboards with calls, boarding themselves in their homes, and - in an extreme case - taking rifle shots at a New Jersey water tower, believing it to be an invading alien craft. Prometheus Rebound sci-fi author R.L. Akers says that tales of alien attacks are still fun and relatable. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Sets Final Selections for 2014 NEWvember Festival, Running 11/6-9Tangent Theatre Sets Final Selections for 2014 NEWvember Festival, Running 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Tangent Theatre Company, in co-production with AboutFACE Ireland, announce the selected plays to be featured in their 4th NEWvember New Plays Festival (Nov. 6-9) -- a showcase of original plays by promising playwrights to be read at the Carpenter Shop Theater, their 50-seat space in the center of Tivoli village. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returns 10/23SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Returns 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a special one night only NYC performance Thursday October 23rd @8, just back from Los Angeles. 'Sharon Tate in Heaven,' written and performed by Jen Danby, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Perspective Media Launching Provocative News Magazine Featuring Speculative, Reality-Based Stories From Earth's Possible FuturePerspective Media Launching Provocative News Magazine Featuring Speculative, Reality-Based Stories From Earth's Possible Future
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ What might the headlines say five or ten years from now? That's the question Perspective Media hopes to answer with its forthcoming publication, Perspective Magazine (http://www.perspectivethemag.com/). A Kickstarter campaign for the magazine kicks off on December 1, with a launch set for early 2015. (more...)

El Capitan Theatre Tours Now AvailableEl Capitan Theatre Tours Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Beginning this Friday, October 10, 2014, Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will offer exclusive tours of the historic Hollywood landmark daily from 8:30am on. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULABWW Interviews: Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd Talks The Original Vampire Play - DRACULA
by Katricia Lang - Oct 10, 2014

In this interview, Alley Theatre Artistic Director, Gregory Boyd and I discuss the deep roots and broad influence of DRACULA, the genius and uniqueness of Edward Gorey, and, just for kicks, what it's like to work with David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Orson Welles Iconic CITIZEN KANE Jacket Among Highlights of Profiles in History AuctionOrson Welles Iconic CITIZEN KANE Jacket Among Highlights of Profiles in History Auction
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The signature “Podium” jacket Worn by Orson Welles in his Oscar nominated role as “Kane” from the legendary 1941 Citizen Kane film will be included in Profiles in History's October 17-20, 2014 “Hollywood Auction”. (more...)

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