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Date Of Birth:
November 28, 1952 (62)
Birth Place:
Saginaw, MI, USA
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Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/26/14 - ILLUSIONISTS, Macy's Parade, Turkey Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's big news: SOUL DOCTOR comes back to New York, DISENCHANTED! begins, THE ILLUSIONISTS bring magic to Broadway, performers from the Great White Way crowd this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 GalaPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 4, 2014

Primary Stages just held their annual Gala last night, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney, Elaine May, and Susan Stroman. The evening featured performances and tributes by Tony nominee Nick Cordero(performing from Bullets over Broadway), Charles Busch, Judy Gold, David Ives, the creators of In Transit, Tony winner Frank Langella, Elaine May, Tony winner Billy Porter, Marlo Thomas, Rachel York, and surprise guests. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Return 2/3BET's BEING MARY JANE Starring Gabrielle Union to Return 2/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

BET Networks 'BEING MARY JANE' season two starring Gabrielle Union will premiere on Tuesday, February 3 (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Primary Stages' WHILE I YET LIVEIn the Spotlight Series: Company of Primary Stages' WHILE I YET LIVE
by Walter McBride - Oct 22, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in their recording session, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig, opening night of ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE on Opening NightBWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the full gang below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Billy Porter Turns Playwright With WHILE I YET LIVEBWW Reviews: Billy Porter Turns Playwright With WHILE I YET LIVE
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2014

The Tony-winning actor's largely autobiographical drama is about growing up black, gay and Christian. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After PartyPhoto Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
by Walter McBride - Oct 13, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Oct 13, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

Photo Flash: 9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning SuccessPhoto Flash: 9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Southampton African American Museum Executive Director Brenda Simmons and Museum Board Member, Oscar winning director Nigel Noble put together a stellar roster of films the encouraged all to “Raise Your Voice”. (more...)

9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success9th Annual African American Film Festival is Stunning Success
by Movies News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Southampton African American Museum Executive Director Brenda Simmons and Museum Board Member, Oscar winning director Nigel Noble put together a stellar roster of films the encouraged all to “Raise Your Voice”. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26
by Louisa Brady - Sep 26, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market, Billy Porter's Off-Broadway show WHILE I YET LIVE, Aretha Franklin's visit to ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE, Starring Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson & MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE, Starring Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/24/14 - Lohan in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/24/14 - Lohan in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Lindsay Lohan makes her West End debut in SPEED-THE-PLOW tonight, Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE begins previews and more! (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

BWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary StagesBWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary Stages
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/16/14 - Barbra's PARTNERS, Betty's GHOSTLIGHT, EVITA in the West End, TALK RADIO and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/16/14 - Barbra's PARTNERS, Betty's GHOSTLIGHT, EVITA in the West End, TALK RADIO and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Barbra and Betty release their new albums today, EVITA opens at the Dominion, TALK RADIO opens at the Chain, and stars take to regional stages across the U.S. tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter and the Company of WHILE I YET LIVE Meet the PressPhoto Coverage: Billy Porter and the Company of WHILE I YET LIVE Meet the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 13, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nomineeSheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The company met the press on September 12, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

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