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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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Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image will present sixteen contemporary animated films in a new edition of its popular See It Big! series, co-programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot. The series, which opens November 28 and continues through December 28, 2014, includes works by renowned animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli, Bill Plympton, Henry Selick, John Lasseter, and Satoshi Kon, as well as unique works by directors Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater and others. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre to Present BLUE PLANET in 2015Akvavit Theatre to Present BLUE PLANET in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Akvavit Theatre presents the United States premiere of Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason's Blue Planet, February 11 - March 15, 2015 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 East Randolph St. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company to Bring GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE to Exeter Northcott TheatreBirmingham Stage Company to Bring GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE to Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Exeter Northcott Theatre will welcome The Birmingham Stage Company with their production of George's Marvellous Medicine for Christmas 2014. (more...)

Dustin Hoffman to Join GOING IN STYLE Remake; Zach Braff to Direct?Dustin Hoffman to Join GOING IN STYLE Remake; Zach Braff to Direct?
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Variety writes that Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in New Line's GOING IN STYLE remake. Zach Braff is also being considered to helm the project. (more...)

YPT Extends JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH into JanuaryYPT Extends JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH into January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Young People's Theatre has announced that the musical James and the Giant Peach has just been held over for a second time due to overwhelming audience demand. YPT is extending their special ?Holiday schedule which will now include performances at 11am and 2pm on most days from December 26 to January 4. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for complete schedule details. (more...)

BIG FISH's John August Tapped to Adapt SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK for CBSBIG FISH's John August Tapped to Adapt SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK for CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

CBS Films has turned to writer John August (Broadway's BIG FISH) to pen a script based on Alvin Schwartz's iconic book series 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.' (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State Presents Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 11/20-23School of Theatre at Florida State Presents Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 11/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

The School of Theatre at Florida State University proudly presents James and the Giant Peach, Nov. 20-23, written by Roald Dahl and Dramatized by Richard R. George. (more...)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS CHRISTMAS to Run 11/28-12/28 at Stoneham TheatreMEET ME IN ST. LOUIS CHRISTMAS to Run 11/28-12/28 at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Let your heart be light, and have yourself a Meet Me in St. Louis Christmas, live, on stage at Stoneham Theatre. Performances run from November 28-December 28, 2014. Written by Hugh Wheeler, this musical is based on 'The Kensington Stories' by Sally Benson, and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St. Louis starring Judy Garland. The songs are composed by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blaine, published by EMI Feist Catalog, and produced for the Broadway stage by Brickhill-Burke Productions, Christopher Seabrooke, and EPI Products. Directed by Stoneham Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans, with Ceit Zweil as Choreographer and Bethany Aiken as Musical Director, this show features 'The Trolley Song,' 'The Boy Next Door,' and, of course, 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.' (more...)

Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project to Perform FANTASTIC MR. FOXOdyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project to Perform FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Boston, MA (For Release 11.06.14) At the vanguard of Boston's classical music scene, Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) present a co-production of the comedic, family opera Fantastic Mr. Fox. For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera (a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire), BMOP (the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music), the Boston Children's Chorus, and some of today's top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and mezzo-soprano Krista River. (See below for complete cast.) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Eliza Holland Madore Finds Out She Got the Part!STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Eliza Holland Madore Finds Out She Got the Part!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2014

Broadway recently welcomed a bunch of 'Newtildas' to Broadway company of Matilda the Musical. One of the four leading ladies is Eliza Holland Madore, an 8 years old, who was previously seen as Ivanka in Once. Below, watch as Eliza finds out that she got the part! (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Winners Announced - Geffen's THE COUNTRY HOUSE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More!2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Winners Announced - Geffen's THE COUNTRY HOUSE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award winners were announced at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on November 2 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

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...)

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