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Date of Birth: September 13, 1916
Date of Death: November 23, 1990 (74)
Birth Place: Llandaff, WALES
Gender: Male
THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This FallTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

 Celebrate "Absolute" August & September and "Bring Your Brightness" to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne.  (more...)

DR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT and More Set for MET's Fun Company 2015-16 SeasonDR. SEUSS' THE CAT IN THE HAT and More Set for MET's Fun Company 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre The Fun Company is proud to announce a fantastic new five show season which includes an original world premiere production. (more...)

9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse announced today the plays, musicals and Music on the Rock concerts slated for the 2016 Season as well as a streamlined subscription package plan. (more...)

MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!MATILDA Has A Message For Revolting Children Everywhere!
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Yes, it's that time of year again. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA at the 5th Ave is Anything but R-E-V-O-L-T-I-N-GBWW Review: MATILDA at the 5th Ave is Anything but R-E-V-O-L-T-I-N-G
by Jay Irwin - Aug 23, 2015

I'm going to confess that I am in love with 'Matilda, The Musical'. I have been ever since I first heard the cast album. What I feared would be another bland attempt at putting a beloved children's classic on stage turned out to be a treasure trove of clever lyrics and great storytelling. And so with my love and familiarity of the show I was able to overlook some of the technical issues I saw with the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre for my own personal enjoyment of the evening. But looking back on the evening I cannot deny that those issues were there, not only technical but who this show is intended for. But we'll get to all that in a minute. (more...)

BWW Review:  Officially Opening in Sydney, MATILDA THE MUSICAL Tells The Story Of A Young Girl's Courage and Imagination With Magic and Marvelous Music.BWW Review: Officially Opening in Sydney, MATILDA THE MUSICAL Tells The Story Of A Young Girl's Courage and Imagination With Magic and Marvelous Music.
by Jade Kops - Aug 21, 2015

Roald Dahl's popular childrens' book MATILDA comes to life in Tim Minchin (music and lyrics) and Dennis Kelly's (book) heartfelt musical interpretation, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The timeless story of the smart little girl that dares to change her story and stand up for what is right that first captured hearts on paper and then on stage in the West End and Broadway has finally made it to Australia and been met with thunderous applause. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Educational ProgrammingPenobscot Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Educational Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to announce its Dramatic Academy offerings for the coming academic year. 'We're delighted to bring back fan favorites and expand in new directions to meet burgeoning interest in the community!' said Director of Education Amy Roeder. 'Whether novice or veteran, young or...seasoned, there's a place for you to play at Penobscot Theatre.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Molly Barwick, James Millar and More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Australian PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Molly Barwick, James Millar and More in MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Australian Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Australian Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its debut at Sydney Lyric Theatre on July 28 and continues through October 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UPDATE: MATILDA Tour Experiences Technical Difficulties in Seattle But Back On Track Last Night!UPDATE: MATILDA Tour Experiences Technical Difficulties in Seattle But Back On Track Last Night!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Matilda The Musical national tour kicked off the 2015/16 season at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre last night, where it plays through September 6, 2015. While the show doesn't officially open until August 20, theatre-goers were distressed after last night's first preview, when the show reportedly struggled to make it to the final bow. The performances began a whopping hour and a half late, keeping guests waiting outside without an explanation from the staff. (more...)

Charlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEACharlotte Randle, Georgina Lamb & More Join Cast of The Almeida Theatre's MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces full casting for Medea.  Rupert Goold will direct Euripides' masterpiece, as one of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to life in a new version by controversial feminist writer Rachel Cusk. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAlan Cumming to Receive Award from Off-Broadway's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The producers of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY announced today that Tony winner and human rights activist Alan Cumming will be the recipient of the Absolute Brightness Award. The award, previously awarded to LGBT civil right hero Edie Windsor, is given to a unique individual who is a shining beacon in their community, and an inspiration to live as your truest self. Mr. Cumming will be given the Absolute Brightness Award after the evening performance on Monday, August 24, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). (more...)

BREAKING: Big Screen Adaptation of MATILDA Scheduled to Begin Filming in Late 2016BREAKING: Big Screen Adaptation of MATILDA Scheduled to Begin Filming in Late 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Matthew Warchus reveals he is also in the midst of pre-production for the big screen adaptation of MATILDA, scheduled to begin filming in late 2016. (more...)

MATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in OctoberMATILDA National Tour Heads to Houston in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Houston as part of Theatre Under The Stars' 2015/16 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of Matilda The Musical will be coming to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts October 6 - 18. (more...)

StageOne's THE BFG Begins in OctoberStageOne's THE BFG Begins in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

StageOne Family Theatre opens its 2015-16 season in October with The BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GIANT).  At 24 feet high, the gentle BFG is a dream catcher who delivers sweet dreams to children.  With the help of an orphan named Sophie, the two set out on a quest for dreams; but soon find themselves battling against child-eating giants!  Featuring puppets from Squallis Puppeteers, this Roald Dahl classic is fun, thrilling, and a pure delight for adventurers of all ages! (more...)

Royal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas ShowsRoyal Shakespeare Company Sets 2015 Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its upcoming 2015 Christmas shows. Further details on all the below on their website www.rsc.org.uk. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at theWestside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened last night, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway TonightTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY officially opens tonight, July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 23, 2015

Get up off your couch and stop watching TV. Run past Miss Trunchbull's chokey and Miss Honey's shack and go see Matilda the Musical! This Tony award-winning musical is inspiring and uplifting and has just a hint of magic. This is the perfect show for families of all ages - especially if you have a very special young girl in your family. It's all about the power of imagination and using your smarts to fight back against evil. Playing now through August 15, Matilda the Musical will inspire you to do what's right even if it's hard. (more...)

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