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Date Of Death:
December 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Foxrock, County Dublin, IRELAND
Gender:
Male
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Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. (more...)

Incoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAYIncoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

We want you to get to know the new cast members before their opening night. Get acquainted with the incoming company below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TERMINUS at Studio TheatreBWW Reviews: TERMINUS at Studio Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 16, 2014

I once saw a production of Samuel Beckett's play, Play, that featured three "urns" and as a young college student I had never seen something so remarkable before. It was odd and extraordinary, and while I don't remember much about that production, the visual has stayed with me for years. Sunday evening I saw Studio Theatre's 2nd Stage production of Mark O'Rowe's Terminus, and I immediately thought of that. O'Rowe's somewhat grotesque poetically prosed piece is comprised of three unnamed characters who like those urns in Play talk directly to us. The difference here is that they are in monologue form and the three characters never interact with each other as their speaking. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Stars Remember Robin Williams at Film's PremiereNIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Stars Remember Robin Williams at Film's Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Director Shawn Levy's NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, hits theaters on December 19 - at the film's premiere, Levy and the film's stars spoke of the late Robin Williams to The Hollywood Reporter, who plays Teddy Roosevelt in the 'MUSEUM,' one of his last projects. (more...)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London in 2016?Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Bring NO MAN'S LAND to London in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that theatre vets and best buds Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are in talks to appear in Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND in London in 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYTony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy-in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SWELL a Fantastic Metaphor for Identity, Trauma and TransformationBWW Reviews: THE SWELL a Fantastic Metaphor for Identity, Trauma and Transformation
by David Fick - Dec 2, 2014

Imagine watching Lewis Carroll's Alice chat to the Caterpillar for an hour. That's a good place to begin imagining what THE SWELL, the play collaboratively created and presented by Horses' Heads Productions and Fruitzalad Productions, is like. (more...)

Andy Warhol Museum Presents SOMEDAY IS NOW: THE ART OF CORITA KENT, 1/31Andy Warhol Museum Presents SOMEDAY IS NOW: THE ART OF CORITA KENT, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Andy Warhol Museum announces its latest exhibition, Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, opening to the public January 31, 2015. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Portsmouth to Present Scene Study Performances, 12/5-6New Hampshire Theatre Project Portsmouth to Present Scene Study Performances, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present two mid-semester Scene Study performances on Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, at 7 pm. Admission is free, but reservations are highly recommended and donations are cheerfully accepted. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 17, 2014

It's unlikely anyone leaving a performance of 'The Motherf**ker With the Hat' (MOFO) will be indifferent. That makes actor Juan Chioran happy. 'To be indifferent is the biggest crime in theatre,' he says on a day off from the popular show now playing at the new Coal Mine Theatre on the Danforth. He demands to be engaged, he adds, every time he attends a production. (more...)

Allen Gilmore, Alex Henderson & More to Star in Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOTAllen Gilmore, Alex Henderson & More to Star in Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Robin Williams' Death Officially Ruled a SuicideRobin Williams' Death Officially Ruled a Suicide
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Famed comedian Robin Williams' death was officially ruled a suicide today, Marin County officials have announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Williams died at the age of 63 on Aug. 11 from asphyxia and hanging, while being treated for depression. (more...)

Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi YojimboCasting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Epic Samurai Family Show Usagi Yojimbo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Jonathan Raggett (CBBC's Woolfblood, Luc Besson's The Lady) makes his stage debut in the title role of Usagi Yojimbo starring alongside Haruka Kuroda (presenter of CBBC's Officially Amazing) (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Lead Palm Beach Dramaworks' New Production of MY OLD LADY, Running 12/3-1/4Estelle Parsons to Lead Palm Beach Dramaworks' New Production of MY OLD LADY, Running 12/3-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Three lives intertwine in unexpected and profound ways in Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, a funny, moving drama starring the legendary Estelle Parsons and featuring Angelica Page and Tim Altmeyer. This newly revised, never-before-seen version of Horovitz's 2002 play opens on December 5 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through January 4, 2015, with specially priced previews on December 3 and 4. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Makes Guest Appearance in George Ezra's 'Listen to The Man' Music VideoVIDEO: Ian McKellen Makes Guest Appearance in George Ezra's 'Listen to The Man' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Sir Ian McKellen makes a guest appearance in the new official music video for George Ezra 'Listen to The Man'. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE NORWEGIANS - An Extremely Odd Comedy at DobamaBWW Reviews: THE NORWEGIANS - An Extremely Odd Comedy at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Oct 27, 2014

C. Denby Swanson's 'The Norwegians,' now on stage at Dobama Theatre, centers on Tor and Gus, two Minnesota Norwegians, who are hit men who offer to 'whack' individuals who have 'done others wrong.' Olive, a former Texan, has been mistreated by her boyfriend. She meets Betty, who has hired Tor and Gus in the past to rid her of an ex- boyfriend. She is out to 'do in' another guy, but, for reasons which roll out later in the story, she doesn't hire Tor and Gus to do the job. Betty shares the Norwegian Mafia's information with Olive, who hires them, and the tale is off and running. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Stoppard as StructuralistStoppard as Structuralist
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 17, 2014

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WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 17, 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 weekend's big news: GRAND CONCOURSE begins tonight, THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

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