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Date Of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date Of Death:
November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place:
Llandaff, WALES
Gender:
Male
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Casts of Broadway's PIPPIN, MATILDA to Perform on CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/27Casts of Broadway's PIPPIN, MATILDA to Perform on CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/27
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

"Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier and "The Insider's" Thea Andrews will anchor what is now a CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 54th year, which will feature portions of the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Presents a Lifetime of British Drama in New BBC PromoVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Presents a Lifetime of British Drama in New BBC Promo
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch appears in an all new trailer for The BBC which offers a unique glimpse of some of the BBC's biggest upcoming dramas (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014BWW Reviews: THE PERFECT MURDER, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 27 2014
by Gary Naylor - Oct 28, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a well-crafted, old-fashioned murder mystery, the comic touches of which cannot quite compensate for the hideous characters portrayed. (more...)

Carousel Theatre for Young People to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Begin. 12/6Carousel Theatre for Young People to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Begin. 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Carousel Theatre for Young People (CTYP) presents a heartwarming new vision of Roald Dahl's timeless classic James and the Giant Peach, making its Vancouver premiere December 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015 at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. Developed by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the whimsical tale follows James Trotter who is swept away on an extraordinary journey with an unlikely contingent of insect friends. (more...)

Tony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in Spielberg's Adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE BFGTony Winner Mark Rylance to Star in Spielberg's Adaptation of Roald Dahl's THE BFG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

DreamWorks Studios announced today that three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in "The BFG." (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Present THE BFGBirmingham Rep to Present THE BFG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Roald Dahl's enduringly popular children's book, The BFG, will be brought to life in a brand new staging at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Christmas. A well-loved story of a dream-blowing, big friendly giant and little orphan Sophie in a land of child-eating giants, The BFG, will open at The REP from 26 November 2014 to 24 January 2015. (more...)

Ian Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR Celebrates 50th Anniversary, TodayIan Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

SOMERVILLE, MA - Famous for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming also loved fast cars and this passion inspired him to write his only children's book, penned for his young son, Caspar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Last night, Monday, October 20, MATILDA THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and renowned comedian Tim Minchin appeared at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre to answer questions about the musical's 2015 run in Los Angeles, opposite special event host Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles"). Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Present FRANKENSTEIN, 10/31-11/2Penobscot Theatre Company to Present FRANKENSTEIN, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The first session of Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy 2014-2015 culminates Halloween weekend with a production befitting the season: Frankenstein, based on the classic novel by Mary Shelley. (more...)

Ian Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR Celebrates 50th Anniversary, 10/22Ian Fleming's CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAGICAL CAR Celebrates 50th Anniversary, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

SOMERVILLE, MA - Famous for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming also loved fast cars and this passion inspired him to write his only children's book, penned for his young son, Caspar. (more...)

Tickets Released for Sydney, Australian Production of MATILDA THE MUSICALTickets Released for Sydney, Australian Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets for the Sydney-Australian premiere season to one of the most sought after musicals currently in production -- Matilda The Musical -- will go on sale tomorrow, with travel packages set to whisk visitors into the world of an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danny DeVito Collaborates With One Direction for Latest Music VideoPhoto Flash: Danny DeVito Collaborates With One Direction for Latest Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Danny DeVito has joined boy band One Direction in their latest endeavor, a music video for their single 'Steal My Girl.' The screen legend and the guys recently took to social media to share pictures from the filming on location. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY WORDS Goes (Down) Like Gangbusters at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: DIRTY WORDS Goes (Down) Like Gangbusters at the Kalk Bay Theatre
by David Fick - Oct 10, 2014

Every now and then, a piece of theatre comes along that could be described as a kind of 'gateway drug': a show that people will remember being incredibly entertaining and that might make them think that this business of going to the theatre is worth all the fuss. DIRTY WORDS is that kind of show. (more...)

Emma Williams Joins West Yorkshire's WHITE CHRISTMAS This WinterEmma Williams Joins West Yorkshire's WHITE CHRISTMAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Emma Williams has joined the company of Nikolai Foster's production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, which runs at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 24 November 2014 - 17 January 2015. She joins previously announced Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett in the cast. (more...)

Photo Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey HolderPhoto Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey Holder
by Walter McBride - Oct 9, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderBroadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Awarda -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Randy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway's 'Newtildas' to Prove 'Children Rule The World' at 54 Below, 10/10Broadway's 'Newtildas' to Prove 'Children Rule The World' at 54 Below, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Following their triumphant performances as "Matilda" in the Broadway smash Matilda The Musical, 11 year old Paige Brady, 11 year old Gabriella Pizzolo, 11 year old Ripley Sobo and 9 year old Ava Ulloa (aka the "Newtildas") perform some of their favorite songs from Broadway and beyond in their upcoming concert, "When Children Rule The World" at 54 BELOW on Friday, October 10, 2014. (more...)

PRIMUS Announces Fall Tour; New Album Out 10/21PRIMUS Announces Fall Tour; New Album Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,' due out on ATO Records on October 21. (more...)

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