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Date of Birth: August 25, 1930 (86)
Birth Place: SCOTLAND
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Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING UK Tour, Opening Tonight in GreenwichPhoto Flash: First Look at THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING UK Tour, Opening Tonight in Greenwich
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Oxford Playhouse and 2015 VAULT Festival, Dawn State Theatre Company presents the UK tour of The Man Who Would Be King, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novella. Christopher Birks and Dan Nicholson reprise their roles in Dan Coleman's production, which tours to 14 venues around the UK this autumn, opening tonight 22 September at Greenwich Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING UK TourPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Oxford Playhouse and 2015 VAULT Festival, Dawn State Theatre Company presents the UK tour of The Man Who Would Be King, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novella. Christopher Birks and Dan Nicholson reprise their roles in Dan Coleman's production, which tours to 14 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Greenwich Theatre on 20 September. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the actors in rehearsal below! (more...)

Phillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLOPhillip James Brannon to Lead 'NAT TURNER', While David Wilson Barnes, Finn Wittrock & More Join NYTW's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) just announced full casting for the first two shows of the 2016/17 season, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM and OTHELLO. (more...)

Sir Ben Kingsley to Headline Houston Symphony's Opening Night GalaSir Ben Kingsley to Headline Houston Symphony's Opening Night Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley will join the Houston Symphony in an unforgettable performance of Peter and the Wolf during its Opening Night Concert and Gala at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016. (more...)

Dawn State Theatre Company to Launch New Tour of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KINGDawn State Theatre Company to Launch New Tour of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?Following acclaimed runs at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, Oxford Playhouse and 2015 VAULT Festival, Dawn State Theatre Company today announces a UK tour of The Man Who Would Be King, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novella. Christopher Birks and Dan Nicholson reprise their roles in Dan Coleman's production which tours to 14 venues around the UK this autumn, starting at Greenwich Theatre on 20 September. (more...)

Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology 'Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs'Osibisa Legend Gregg Kofi Brown Releases Autobiography & New CD Anthology 'Rock 'n' Roll And UFOs'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Gregg Kofi-Brown is best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa. who were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host TRU Panel, 6/14Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre to Host TRU Panel, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the June panel about career fludity, Finding a Happy Medium: Theater, Film, TV, New Media, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.  For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/happy-medium/. (more...)

Orpheum Summer Movie Series to Open with INDIANA JONES, 6/2Orpheum Summer Movie Series to Open with INDIANA JONES, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre's 2016 Summer Movie Series begins with the third installment of one of the world's most notable film franchises, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM.  In celebration of the series kickoff, local band Star & Micey, whose song "Get 'Em Next Time" is featured in the 2016 Summer Movie Series trailer, will be greeting fans in the lobby and will debut their new music video. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of TodayBWW Dance Interview: JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

At 78, Jelko Yuresha has come to resemble a lion in repose. I recognize him immediately as I enter the lobby -- I am early, he is even earlier -- and what strikes me more than his subtle smile is his eyes. They are the eyes of a man who retains a zest for life though it is evident that little amuses him. This comes as no surprise. After all, he has seen much and traveled far. As we begin the dance of exchanging pleasantries, it becomes apparent that behind the guise of a charming gentlemen I am speaking to the dance version of James Bond -- as played by Sean Connery. (more...)

Darrell Hammond Coming to Comedy Works Landmark, 6/3-4Darrell Hammond Coming to Comedy Works Landmark, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Darrell Hammond holds the title for being the longest running cast member on Saturday Night Live.  The actor and comedian has brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and newsmakers on television through his impressions.  Amongst the great number of people he has mimicked include Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, John Travolta, Jay Leno and Donald Trump.  Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time.  (more...)

Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books WebstoreAbby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line. Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne. The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s. Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book. Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg. Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder. Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition. Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: BEOWULF: THE BLOCKBUSTER Will Move You DeeplyBWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: BEOWULF: THE BLOCKBUSTER Will Move You Deeply
by Barry Lenny - Feb 24, 2016

Make sure that this is on your list of Fringe events this year. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump Celebrity Impersonators Set for THE REEL AWARDS, Feb 22Whoopi Goldberg, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump Celebrity Impersonators Set for THE REEL AWARDS, Feb 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Lights! Cameras! Action! International Celebrity Images will present The 22nd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, homage, spoof and tribute to the real Academy Awards, on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino; 129 East Fremont Street; Las Vegas, NV 89101. Then, from Tuesday through Thursday, February 23 - 25, 2016, the Tribute Artists Convention will be presented at the hotel as well. (more...)

Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It is with sadness that the Stratford Festival bids farewell to the man who was Canada's oldest working actor. William Needles died January 12, at the age of 97, surrounded by his family, at a hospice in Alliston, Ontario. Just days earlier, he had left his adopted hometown of Stratford, after suffering a massive heart attack on December 19. (more...)

Sir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA FellowshipSir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Sir Sidney Poitier with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, February 14th. (more...)

Indian Actor Saeed Jaffrey Passes Away at Age 86Indian Actor Saeed Jaffrey Passes Away at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey has passed away from a brain hemorrhage at his home in London on 15 November 2015. (more...)

THUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to James Bond, Set for The Slipper Room TonightTHUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to James Bond, Set for The Slipper Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Joe The Shark and Cherry Pitz present THUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's tribute to James Bond at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, (at the corner of Stanton, on the second floor), New York, NYC tonight, November 12th. (more...)

Syfy Shakes Up Thanksgiving Weekend with JAMES BOND MarathonSyfy Shakes Up Thanksgiving Weekend with JAMES BOND Marathon
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Syfy will shake, not stir, the Thanksgiving weekend with a three day James Bond Marathon featuring eight films starring Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. (more...)

THUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to James Bond, Set for The Slipper Room, 11/12THUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Tribute to James Bond, Set for The Slipper Room, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Joe The Shark and Cherry Pitz present THUNDERBOOB, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's tribute to James Bond at The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, (at the corner of Stanton, on the second floor), New York, NYC on Thursday November 12th. (more...)

Bahamas International Film Festival Continues Popular Screenwriters Residency ProgramBahamas International Film Festival Continues Popular Screenwriters Residency Program
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Back by popular demand! The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to announce the return of its popular Screenwriters Residency Program (formerly known as the Filmmakers Residency Program) (more...)

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