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Date of Birth: July 23, 1967 (49)
Birth Place: Fairport, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Jeanie Hackett on Her LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Into O'Neill's NIGHT & Into the LA Theatre SceneBWW Interview: Jeanie Hackett on Her LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Into O'Neill's NIGHT & Into the LA Theatre Scene
by Gil Kaan - Jan 23, 2017

A long-time Los Angeles Theatre contributor, Jeanie Hackett has acted, directed and overseen two theatre companies (so far) - Antaeus and The Classical Theatre Lab. Before her latest directorial project LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT opens January 31 at The Geffen Playhouse, Jeanie took some time out of rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primitive Grace Presents Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITYPhoto Coverage: Primitive Grace Presents Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble will present the World Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY written and directed by Obie Award winner and SAG Award nominee Paul Calderon. Co-starring David Zayas (Dexter), performances begin January 11 at Access Theater. Opening is slated for Thursday, January 19th. (more...)

Jeff Bridges to Receive American Rivera Award at 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Film FestJeff Bridges to Receive American Rivera Award at 32nd Annual Santa Barbara Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Jeff Bridges will be honored with the 2017 American Riviera Award at the 32nd edition of the Fest, which runs from February 1 to February 11, 2017. (more...)

THE WOLVES Adds Free Matinee Off-Broadway for #RealmFanDayTHE WOLVES Adds Free Matinee Off-Broadway for #RealmFanDay
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, have announced two additional matinee performances of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project, on December 28 and 29 at 3pm. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.   (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-BroadwaySarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The encore engagement of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, has extended the encore engagement of the production through December 29.   (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present Jay Presson Allen's TRUPalm Beach Dramaworks to Present Jay Presson Allen's TRU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Tru by Jay Presson Allen, opening December 2 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Encore of Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVESTickets on Sale Today for Encore of Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The world premiere of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play, was met with widespread critical acclaim and sold-out houses when it opened on September 11 of this year. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, will present a limited, encore engagement of the production from November 29-December 24. General tickets for The Wolves go on sale today, November 3, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYPittsburgh Public Theater Presents BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its 42nd season withBetween Riverside and Crazy, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Pamela Berlin (The Diary of Anne Frank last season), Between Riverside and Crazy runs November 10 - December 11, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visitppt.org. (more...)

QUEEN LATINA AND HER POWER POSSE: THE REBOOT! to Hit Cherry Lane This FallQUEEN LATINA AND HER POWER POSSE: THE REBOOT! to Hit Cherry Lane This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company Members in conjunction with Cherry Lane Theatre Late Nite are presenting Queen Latina and her Power Posse: the Reboot! (more...)

BWW Interview:  Ronald Peet in LION IN WINTER at Two River TheaterBWW Interview: Ronald Peet in LION IN WINTER at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 31, 2016

The Lion in Winter will be performed in Two River Theater's Rechnitz Theater from November 12th to December 4th. Written by James Goldman and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, the play is set during Christmas in 1183. We interviewed Ronald Peet who plays Phillip in this great American classic. (more...)

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald, Begins Off-BroadwayTERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald, Begins Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the US premiere of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, written by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Larry McMurtry and the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks, and directed by Michael Parva. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's All-Female Soccer Play THE WOLVES Gets Encore Off-BroadwaySarah DeLappe's All-Female Soccer Play THE WOLVES Gets Encore Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The world premiere of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play, was met with widespread critical acclaim and sold-out houses when it opened on September 11 of this year. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, will present a limited, encore engagement of the production from November 29-December 24.   (more...)

Aleshea Harris Wins 2016 Relentless Award in Honor of Philip Seymour HoffmanAleshea Harris Wins 2016 Relentless Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. (more...)

Tony Winner Patina Miller to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This FallTony Winner Patina Miller to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen, Patina Miller (CBS' 'Madam Secretary,' PBS' 'Mercy Street,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' Pippin on Broadway), will bring An Evening with Patina to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Today, October 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 16 (3 p.m.) (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

Kean Theatre Conservatory Opens 2016-2017 SeasonKean Theatre Conservatory Opens 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Kean Theatre Conservatory will open its 2016-2017 season this week with Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (October 14 - 22, Zella Fry Theatre). An Olivier nominee for Best New Play, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train premiered Off-Broadway at Labyrinth Theater Company in 2000 under the direction of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Praised by The New York Times as a "probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars," Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train chronicles the story of Angel Cruz, who has recently been moved into maximum security at Rikers Island. While in protective custody he meets Lucius Jenkins, a sociopathic serial killer awaiting extradition to the state of Florida for execution. Linked by fate and facing an unpredictable outcome, Angel and Lucius tangle over questions of innocence and guilt, crime and punishment, and individual moral accountability. (more...)

Cast Complete, Opening Set for TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald Off-BroadwayCast Complete, Opening Set for TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, written by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Larry McMurtry and the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks, and directed by Michael Parva. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This FallJohn Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

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