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Date of Birth: November 28, 1952 (62)
Birth Place: Saginaw, MI, USA
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August Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To StreamAugust Wilson's Entire 10-Play Century Cycle Now Available In Full To Stream
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

Relive the epic cycle by August Wilson! (more...)

WE tv to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Iconic Series LAW & ORDERWE tv to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Iconic Series LAW & ORDER
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

WE tv is getting a jump start on the milestone 25th anniversary of 'Law & Order,' the popular criminal procedural that paved the way for the drama genre with a month-long celebration in August. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of July 27, 2015Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of July 27, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of July 27, 2015! (more...)

LAW & ORDER to Debut in Spanish for the First Time on NBC UNIVERSOLAW & ORDER to Debut in Spanish for the First Time on NBC UNIVERSO
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, today announced the premieres of Law & Order and Law & Order: Los Angeles for the first time in Spanish in the U.S. Law & Order, one of television's most successful brands and the longest-running crime series in television history, unleashes its thrilling police and courtroom drama 'en Espanol' with back-to-back episodes beginning at 5 p.m. ET/PT every Monday through Thursday, starting on Mon., July 6. Law & Order: Los Angeles will air weekly on Tuesdays during primetime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting July 7. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This JulyPOPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to announce the return to New York City of POPE! An Epic Musical as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project. (more...)

Colin Donnell Boards NBC's CHICAGO MEDColin Donnell Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

According to Deadline, Broadway vet Colin Donnell has signed on for NBC's upcoming CHICAGO MED as a series regular. He joins Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta in the CHICAGO FIRE spinoff. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards- Part OnePhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards- Part One
by Jennifer Broski - May 11, 2015

The Off-Broadway League just announced winners in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld a there for the big night, and below, you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals! Click here for the full list of winners. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, THE WIZ LIVE Among NBC's 2015-16 Primetime; Full Lineup Announced!Neil Patrick Harris, THE WIZ LIVE Among NBC's 2015-16 Primetime; Full Lineup Announced!
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series 'The Voice.' (more...)

HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League recently announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards are being handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and BroadwayWorld will be updating the winners as they are announced! (more...)

HEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 SeasonHEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” (more...)

Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

NBC Orders CHICAGO MED, BLINDSPOT & HEARTBREAKER to SeriesNBC Orders CHICAGO MED, BLINDSPOT & HEARTBREAKER to Series
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

According to Deadline, NBC has ordered three pilots to series for the 2015-16 television season, becoming the first network to yet do so (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

The Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online NowThe Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

In the fall of 2013, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR undertook a historic undertaking: to record -- for the first time -- all 10 plays from August Wilson's lauded American Century Cycle. Those audio recordings, along with exclusive video excerpts and photographs from the readings, are now being made available for online streaming on a time-limited basis here until August 26, 2015. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7Palm Beach Dramaworks to Close Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 5/15-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks concludes its fifteenth anniversary season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a moving and surprisingly joyous look back at the too-short, turbulent life of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day opens at  the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on May 15 and continues through June 7, with specially priced previews on May 13 and 14. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of NomineesBreaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and hosted by Emmy-nominated actors Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” Broadway's Living on Love) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,” this summer's The Tempest). This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26Bonstelle Theatre to Present URINETOWN, 4/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Bonstelle Theatre closes its 2014-15 Season at Wayne State's Midtown theatre with the Tony Award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, playing April 17 - 26. A hit on Broadway and in London's West End, the wickedly smart book and lyrics satirize crony capitalism, while the score parodies popular musicals. Written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, it was originally produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Oliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED PilotOliver Platt Boards NBC's CHICAGO MED Pilot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

According to Deadline, Oliver Platt is the latest actor to join the cast of NBC's upcoming CHICAGO FIRE spin-off CHICAGO MED. (more...)

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