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Date Of Birth:
May 15, 1926 (88)
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Bainbridge Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season: LOVE LETTERS, HAIR & MoreBainbridge Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season: LOVE LETTERS, HAIR & More
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) has been entertaining Bainbridge Island and beyond for nearly six decades and is thrilled to announce its 40th Anniversary Season! Since 1956, BPA has served as the artistic heart of Bainbridge Island and is a community theater in the very best sense of the phrase. The talented and creative collaborations of actors, musicians, singers, writers, poets, dancers, and designers produce spectacular sights and sounds that fill the stage each month with deliciously captivating musicals, riveting plays, beautifully crafted music performances from the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Series, uplifting comedy from The EDGE Improv, an innovative and character-building Theatre School program for Pre-K through adults, and so much more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE IMPRESARIO Delights St. Louis at Gateway OperaBWW Reviews: THE IMPRESARIO Delights St. Louis at Gateway Opera
by Steve Callahan - Apr 29, 2015

Gateway Opera's production of Mozart's The Impresario is one of the most delightful evenings of opera that I've ever experienced. (more...)

South Coast Repertory's 2015-16 Season to Include ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS; AMADEUS & MoreSouth Coast Repertory's 2015-16 Season to Include ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS; AMADEUS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

South Coast Repertory's 2015-16 season will take audiences- theatrically speaking-from Brighton, England, in the swinging '60s (Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors) to 18th-century Austria (Peter Shaffer's Amadeus) to the American Wild West (Beth Henley's Abundance). In addition, the season will delve into the lives of artist Mark Rothko (Red by John Logan) and writer Sandra Tsing Loh (in her adaptation of her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo). (more...)

BAD JEWS, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Seattle Public Theater's 2015-16 SeasonBAD JEWS, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Seattle Public Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) proudly announces its 2015-16 Mainstage season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Quotidian Theatre Co.BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Quotidian Theatre Co.
by Pamela Roberts - Apr 23, 2015

Why let the boring old truth stand in the way of a compelling story? Lettice Douffet lives her life by a code her flamboyant actress mother taught her: 'Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!' She eschews "the mere" - the regular, tedious, mundane, or mediocre in life. Lettice and Lovage contrasts dreamer and free spirit Lettice Douffet with bureaucrat Lotte Schoen, a rigid realist. Despite their differences the two find commonality and camaraderie. Quotidian Theatre - theatre dedicated to the poetry of everyday life, no-frills storytelling, and realistic situations and dialogue - brings us Peter Shaffer's witty clash of opposites ultimately finding solidarity. (more...)

EQUUS to Play Melville Theatre Next MonthEQUUS to Play Melville Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

CONTROVERSIAL, shocking and utterly riveting - Sir Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Equus is coming to Melville Theatre in May. (more...)

AMADEUS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, FAULT and More Set for TheatreSquared's 10th Anniversary SeasonAMADEUS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, FAULT and More Set for TheatreSquared's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the Tenth Anniversary Season, an ambitious lineup celebrating ten years of remarkable growth for Northwest Arkansas's professional theatre. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Present LETTICE AND LOVAGEQuotidian Theatre Company to Present LETTICE AND LOVAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Quotidian Theatre Company regulars, Jane Squier Bruns (Lettice Douffet) and Leah Mazade (Lotte Schoen), will delight audiences in Peter Shaffer's comedy about the most eccentric tour guide ever to lead lackadaisical visitors through one of England's dullest stately homes. (more...)

Off the Grid Theare Company Takes EQUUS to Make Shift Boston, Now thru 4/12Off the Grid Theare Company Takes EQUUS to Make Shift Boston, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Off the Grid Theare Company finds a home for Equus at Make Shift Boston, a cooperative workspace for artists, activists, and creatives. (more...)

Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19WICA to Present First-Ever ONE ACT FEST NORTHWEST, Featuring BLACK COMEDY and More, 4/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

?Whidbey Island Center for the Arts steps into the realm of one-act plays with its first ever 'One Act Fest Northwest,' featuring British playwright Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy.' The comedy will be the highlight of a festival that will also showcase a handful of published and original one-act plays. The festival is set for April 10 to 19, 2015. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Sets Directors for 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival June 25 to October 31. (more...)

HFAC's 10th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, FOOTLOOSE & MoreHFAC's 10th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, FOOTLOOSE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

'What's wrong with this picture?' is the playful theme and question attached to each show in Houston Family Arts Center's (HFAC) 2015-2016 season. Entering its 10th mainstage season, HFAC orchestrated a line-up of all-encompassing shows that highlight the theatre's award-winning musical expertise, all while enveloping theatre experiences full of odd, zany, mystical and dramatic turmoil audiences love. (more...)

Blackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Announces Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 4, 2015

?After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater will produce what company founders call their 'magnum opus,' the new musical Myth, set for a world premiere run July 16-26. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

BWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Feb 19, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their 2015-2016 season schedule, which includes two plays and two musicals. The season will premiere Spinning Trees first dance musical. Venues and dates for the 2015-2016 season are to be announced later. The production company is currently searching for a permanent home, after four years of renting venues in the Kansas City area. (more...)

CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15CCPA to Present AN EVENING OF FARCES, 2/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

City Circle Acting Company of will present a double-bill of British comedies February 13-15 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The program consists of Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy. Performances of An Evening of Farces are Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 15 at 2pm. (more...)

WICA's First Annual ONE ACT FEST NW Seeks Submissions; Deadline 2/16WICA's First Annual ONE ACT FEST NW Seeks Submissions; Deadline 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announces its first annual One Act Fest NW. (more...)

Submissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art ExhibitSubmissions Now Open for Adams Shakespeare Theatre's 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

To celebrate and commemorate the final season in the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring a juried exhibition of artistic depictions of this beloved and beautiful building. (more...)

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