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Date Of Birth:
May 15, 1926 (88)
Birth Place:
Liverpool, ENGLAND
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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...)

British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

The theatre community lost one of our own on Christmas Day. Actor David Ryall, best recognized in America as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, has died at age 79, according to reports. (more...)

Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December LineupAcademy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Milos Forman's critically acclaimed film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's 1979 Broadway hit Amadeus transports viewers to the visually lavish and musical world of one of the most prolific composers of all time on Reel 13 in December. (more...)

Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise RoleChichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Handsome AMADEUS at ETCBWW Reviews: Handsome AMADEUS at ETC
by Don Grigware - Oct 20, 2014

Peter Shaffer's incredibly intriguing examination of the demise and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the hands of Court Composer Antonio Salieri in 1791 Vienna is at the core of Amadeus, which premiered in London in 1979, went on to win a Tony Award as Best Play of 1981 and also an Oscar for the reinvented film version in 1984. It is well reputed that Shaffer used artistic license in creating the play and movie as Mozart and Salieri were never official rivals/foes, but, yes or no, it certainly makes for divinely pleasant theatricality, now in a handsome revival at ETC in Santa Barbara through October 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUSBWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUS
by Maggie Yates - Oct 15, 2014

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus is a dramatized account of the rivalry between Antonio Salieri, court composer of Vienna, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musical prodigy and social embarrassment. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West EndChichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND Begins Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions presents the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island, which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from today 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian SeldesTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Today we are shinning a solo spotlight on one of the most revered actors of our age in her death at the age of 86 earlier this week, Marian Seldes. (more...)

BWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring SignificanceBWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring Significance
by Maggie Yates - Oct 3, 2014

A play about music, the frustrations of a life in creativity, and the desire for social and artistic validation, Amadeus is a vibrant tale of two composers aspiring to achieve recognition for their work-and aspiring to create work of enduring significance. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Oct-Dec 2014NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Oct-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The October broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begins with Jeffrey Kahane conducting the New York Philharmonic in J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe, featuring Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples (now the Orchestra's Acting Concertmaster) and Principal Oboe Liang Wang with Mr. Kahane leading from the harpsichord; Mozart's Symphony No. 33; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Mr. Kahane conducting from the piano. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stanton Nash, Bruce Randolph Nelson & More in Center Stage's AMADEUSPhoto Flash: First Look at Stanton Nash, Bruce Randolph Nelson & More in Center Stage's AMADEUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, the production of AMADEUS, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season, runs through Oct. 12. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMADEUS at Center Stage Hits the Right NotesBWW Reviews: AMADEUS at Center Stage Hits the Right Notes
by Charles Shubow - Sep 29, 2014

What a way for Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah to open Center Stage's 52nd Season. He directs Peter Shaffer's brilliant play AMADEUS with an impeccable cast. (more...)

BWW Review: Fresh Production, Unfresh Play: AMADEUS at Center StageBWW Review: Fresh Production, Unfresh Play: AMADEUS at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 22, 2014

There is nothing wrong with the handsome production director Kwame Kwei-Armah has given us, from the amazing two-storey set by Timothy R. Mackabee to the decolletage-heavy, periwig-topped, bustle-bottomed, gilded costumes of David Burdick, to the sturdy performances of Bruce Randolph Nelson and Stanton Nash as Salieri and Mozart, to literally everything else associated with this resurrection of the show. I am convinced that the problem lies with the script itself. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Center Stage Sets AMADEUS Preshow ActivitiesCenter Stage Sets AMADEUS Preshow Activities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The lobby of Center Stage will be transformed into the Royal Court of Vienna for an immersive preshow experience during the production run of Amadeus, from Sept. 18 to Oct. 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

BLACK COMEDY Opens Tonight at City TheatreBLACK COMEDY Opens Tonight at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

City Theatre's 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, kicks off with Black Comedy, at 4025 31st Street South, St. Petersburg. (more...)

Center Stage Kicks Off 2014-15 Season With AMADEUS, Now thru 10/12Center Stage Kicks Off 2014-15 Season With AMADEUS, Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Amadeus, the first show in Center Stage's 2014/15 Season, helmed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, begins previews tonight, Sept. 10 and runs until Oct. 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

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