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Date of Birth: September 13, 1916
Date of Death: November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place: Llandaff, WALES
Gender: Male
BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Yesenia AyalaBWW Interview - Debut of the Month - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Yesenia Ayala
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

Today, Yesenia Ayala speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut and living out her own 'American Dream.' (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZRoxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional TheatreWIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Theater Talk: It's a Sugar Rush with the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative TeamTheater Talk: It's a Sugar Rush with the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team
by Theater Talk - May 22, 2017

This week Theater Talk爓elcomes back two燼ll-time favorite guests, composer/lyricist燤arc Shaiman燼nd lyricist燬cott Wittman爓hose new show燙harlie and the Chocolate Factory爃as just opened on Broadway. Along with them was Tony-winning director燡ack O'Brien, making his first appearance on our show. The trio whose collaboration on燞airspray爓on them all Tony Awards and massive acclaim in 2002, have returned to Broadway with this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic 1964 children's book燙harlie and the Chocolate Factory. The musical also includes an infusion of some key songs from the 1971 film of the story,燱illy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to some snappy conversation between them, Shaiman performs several of his compositions for the new show and a delightful time is had by all. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center TheaterJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artisan Children's Theater proudly presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. The show runs燬aturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, July 8, 2017. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. No performance July 4. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at ArtisanCT.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at PPACBWW Review: Magical MATILDA: THE MUSICAL at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - May 19, 2017

Adapting a beloved children's classic to Broadway is so fraught with landmines that it's a wonder people even attempt it since it seems like there's no way to possibly make something as fantastic as the original. 燝ood thing Denis Kelly (Book) and Tim Minchin (Music & Lyrics) are braver and more creative than most because they managed to create something that is both brand new and also incredibly faithful to the original. 燫oald Dahl, author of the book Matilda, has such a unique voice and bizarre ways to torture the children in his stories, usually by placing them at the mercy of moronic adults that one worries anything based on his work coming out post 2010 would be sanitized and inoffensive to the point of being a pale shadow of the original. 燱ell, MATILDA: THE MUSICAL has all the pigtail tossing and forced feeding one requires from the Matilda story, along with some fantastically cheeky songs, and excellent performances all around. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch How CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creators Jack O'Brien, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Sweetened Up BroadwayBWW TV Exclusive: Watch How CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creators Jack O'Brien, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Sweetened Up Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017

Broadway's sweetest new musical has been brought to the stage by爐hree-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and Grammy and Tony Award winners燬cott Wittman燼nd燤arc Shaiman. 燘elow, watch as the creative trio of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stops by燭he Player's Club to chat about their creative process! (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 SeasonTHE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHPhoto Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre Young Audiences presents燫oald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach爐he exciting tale of adventure and friendship perfect for the whole family, featuring words and music by Broadway's hottest duo, Academy Award-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,Dear Evan Hansen)- and a charming new book by Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

Tom Wopat and Kyle Dean Massey Join BROADWAY IN THE 'BURGTom Wopat and Kyle Dean Massey Join BROADWAY IN THE 'BURG
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Broadway favorites Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Next to Normal, Wicked) will perform in Hattiesburg, Miss. during Festival South, an annual creative arts festival, June 1-17. The Hub City Players will stage Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, whose memorable tunes by Tony nominees, Benj Pasik and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) were recorded in 2015. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHCoronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Coronado Playhouse and Pickwick Players have joined forces to bring燡ames and the Giant Peach, opening Friday June 9th燼nd running until Sunday July 2nd, 2017 at Coronado Playhouse. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creatives to Appear on THEATER TALK This WeekCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creatives to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes the creative team from the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - composer/lyricists Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman and director Jack O'Brien. (more...)

WILLY WONKA, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Summer at Riverside TheatreWILLY WONKA, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and More Set for Summer at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Riverside Theatre's Education Division will present six shows this summer that will delight and entertain the whole family. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival FringeDavid Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

321 Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

BWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Stars Help NYC Students Celebrate Theatre at the Broadway Junior Student Finale!BWW TV: COME FROM AWAY Stars Help NYC Students Celebrate Theatre at the Broadway Junior Student Finale!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2017

The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 12th燗nnual燘roadway Junior Student Finale was held earlier this week at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). The event was hosted byRodney Hicks燼nd燙had Kimball,爏tars from Broadway's new hit musical,燙ome From Away. (more...)

BWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDABWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDA
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2017

MATILDA is a great story with great characters, so it only makes sense that a musical would be its next iteration. Though the show closed on Broadway on January 1, 2017, the national tour still goes strong and now appears at the Dr. Philips Center. (more...)

Diane Lane Underwrites The Ziegfeld Club's Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Female Music EducatorsDiane Lane Underwrites The Ziegfeld Club's Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Female Music Educators
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women, has燼nnounced the second Liz Swados Inspiration Grant to honor an influential female music educator in New York City. (more...)

FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON and More Coming to Pleasance This August!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues. (more...)

VIDEO: Christian Borle & CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Perform Live on GMAVIDEO: Christian Borle & CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Cast Perform Live on GMA
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

The cast of Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY appeared on this morning's 'Good Morning America' to perform a medley of 'I've Got a Golden Ticket' and 'It Must Be Believed to Be Seen.' (more...)

Kids!! Enter ROALD DAHL'S IMAGINORMOUS CHALLENGE by May 31st, 2017! You could win books for your classroom or a trip to Broadway!!!Kids!! Enter ROALD DAHL'S IMAGINORMOUS CHALLENGE by May 31st, 2017! You could win books for your classroom or a trip to Broadway!!!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 10, 2017

The Roald Dahl Imaginormous Challenge is unlike anything else. It's geared towards ages 5-12 and the idea is to get kids to think of a story they would love to write. Any story! Ex: A mermaid who meets a kangaroo and they go to Montana together. (more...)

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