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Date of Birth: May 15, 1926 (89)
Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
BWW Review:  EQUUS at the Barn Players One of the Best Dramatic Pieces in Kansas City TheaterBWW Review: EQUUS at the Barn Players One of the Best Dramatic Pieces in Kansas City Theater
by Steve Wilson - Aug 1, 2015

Equus, one of the most amazing dramatic productions in Kansas City this year captivated the sparse crowd on opening night, Friday July 31 at the Barn Players. Do not expect uproarious laughter or musical gaiety in Equus, but you can expect to see some of the finest dramatic acting to reach Kansas City stages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare Festival
by Blair Howell - Jul 17, 2015

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Blackbird Theatre Mounts World Premiere of MYTH MusicalBlackbird Theatre Mounts World Premiere of MYTH Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 14, 2015

After four critically acclaimed seasons, Nashville's Blackbird Theater (winner of the 2013 First Night Award for outstanding theater company) opens what company founders Greg Greene and Wes Driver call their “magnum opus,” the new musical Myth, opening this Friday night, July 17, running through July 26 at the Hillsboro High School Theatre in Green Hills. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings SetUtah Shakespeare Festival's Late Night Festival Offerings Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Actors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Adams Shakespearean Theatre to CloseUtah Shakespeare Festival's Adams Shakespearean Theatre to Close
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival says a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of this summer. Next season, 2016, will usher in a whole new audience experience at the Festival with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts and the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. However, before the lights dim forever in the Adams Theatre, the Festival has planned celebrative activities throughout the season. Patrons can come and experience all the magic the Adams has to offer as well as say goodbye. (more...)

The Barn Players Present EQUUS, 7/31-8/16The Barn Players Present EQUUS, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

"EQUUS" is the next production at the Barn Players, 6219 Martway in Mission, Kansas (suburban Kansas City) July 31st through August 16th - Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVEVIDEO: Ian McKellen Delivers Impromptu Shakespearean Soliloquy at TrevorLIVE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Following his moving speech, the actor dropped the mic and came into the crowd to perform a Shakespearean soliloquy - check out the impromptu performance below! (more...)

Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'Trevor Hero Award Recipient Ian McKellen Talks Coming Out: 'It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen, co-founder of Stonewall U.K., which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people, was presented with the 2015 Trevor Hero Award at Monday's TrevorLIVE New York. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HEROBWW Exclusive: All Eyes on Sir Ian McKellen: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with a Real-Life HERO
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 12, 2015

On Monday night, June 15, Sir Ian McKellen will receive the Trevor Hero Award at The Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE New York event, presented by Wells Fargo and held at the Marriott Marquis, right in the heart of the theatre district. (more...)

Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf Lead ALL MY SONS, Beginning Tonight in East HamptonAlec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf Lead ALL MY SONS, Beginning Tonight in East Hampton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 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, tonight, June 9, through June 28, and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

Free Utah Shakes Tickets to be Offered to VetsFree Utah Shakes Tickets to be Offered to Vets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating our Armed Forces on Saturday, July 4 by offering four free tickets for military personnel and their families to the opening performance of South Pacific at 2 p.m. The Festival appreciates the sacrifices of the men and women who serve and wants to recognize their dedication and commitment to this country. (more...)

Hone Your Tony Awards Trivia Expertise Just in Time for the Big Night!Hone Your Tony Awards Trivia Expertise Just in Time for the Big Night!
by Sally Henry - Jun 7, 2015

The Tony Awards are today y'all. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Are you ready? Of course not! At this point, you have just enough time to listen to all the cast albums once more, and most importantly, brush up your Tonys trivia before tonight. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives NEA GrantUtah Shakespeare Festival Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

In May the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded 1,023 grants totaling $74,326,900 to nonprofit arts organizations in all 50 states plus five U.S. jurisdictions. From that, twelve Utah groups received over $1 million in funding with the Utah Shakespeare Festival receiving $35,000 for its production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV Part Two as part of the larger History Cycle initiative. (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Summer EventsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 1, 2015

Warm, dazzling sunshine and refreshing sea breezes signal the start of the summer arts season in Rhode Island. Once again, Ocean State performers have a busy season planned, as venues from Downcity to South County prepare to welcome stories and songs to their stages. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson TheatreBWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 10, 2015

Farce is a very difficult type of comedy to do well. It takes the ability of actors to present real characters in outrageously unreal situations so that we care about what happens to them. Just using over-the-top mannerisms and loud vocalizations does not accomplish this, and what you wind up seeing onstage are caricatures rather than real people who just get caught in outrageous situations beyond their control. Such is the case with the two one acts now being presented at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre, The Still Alarm by George S. Kaufman and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer. (more...)

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...)

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