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Date Of Birth:
February 10, 1944
Date Of Death:
June 18, 1992 (48)
Birth Place:
Tenterfield, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
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Peter Allen News

Date of Birth: February 10, 1944
Date of Death: June 18, 1992 (48)
Birth Place: Tenterfield, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's ClassicBWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOL. 2 - A Masterful, Exhilarating Contemporary Take on A Shakespeare's Classic
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre's inaugural production, Bradley Bredeweg's ingenious rock musical  ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, VOLUME 2, simply WOWS with its cast of triple-threat performers singing the hell out of cleverly-chosen pop songs while many times dancing up a storm. Creator Bredeweg tightly directs his high-energy troupe with a fast, smooth pace. (more...)

THE BEAST Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect to Tour AustraliaTHE BEAST Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Written by and starring Eddie Perfect, and directed by Simon Phillips, The Beast is an organic, free range, jet-black comedy that holds a hand-crafted chef's blade to the throat of modern Australia. (more...)

DragonWave Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 ResultsDragonWave Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

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Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to ProvincetownJinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - Jul 4, 2016

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a three-show run) performing a show celebrating Gay Pride Month, Luft managed to pay homage to both her mother's influence on herself as well as her enduring cultural impact, while also reminding audiences why she's had staying power in this industry in her own right. And yes, there was a juicy Judy story or two. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. RichardsSPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Sought for Elvis Costello's Musical Adaptation of A FACE IN THE CROWDHugh Jackman Sought for Elvis Costello's Musical Adaptation of A FACE IN THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Hugh Jackman could soon be fielding an offer from a music icon. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 SeasonRichmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

DragonWave Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016 ResultsDragonWave Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre DeetsBWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre Deets
by Gil Kaan - May 9, 2016

The Celebration Theatre's production of THE BOY FROM OZ has just opened to glowing reviews; raves and compliments Celebration's co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd has gotten used to. (Look at their looong list of award-winning productions!) We had a chance to chat with both the prolifically talented (directing and acting) Shepperd and the charismatic, triple-threat Andrew Bongiorno who plays the titular BOY Peter Allen. (more...)

BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZBWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FROM OZ at Celebration TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE BOY FROM OZ at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd.  THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

DragonWave Receives First Direct Order from Eding Telecom for Harmony EnhancedDragonWave Receives First Direct Order from Eding Telecom for Harmony Enhanced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

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The Engeman to Present SIMON & GARFUNKEL: LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [REVISITED]The Engeman to Present SIMON & GARFUNKEL: LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [REVISITED]
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On April 18, 2016 the John W. Engeman Theater will present Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park [Revisited]. (more...)

DragonWave Inc. Announces $4.35 Million Registered Direct OfferingDragonWave Inc. Announces $4.35 Million Registered Direct Offering
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

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