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Date of Birth: August 17, 1960 (56)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
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BWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad MannersBWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad Manners
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

We're just a fortnight beyond the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's never too late for an Epiphany, is it? In that spirit, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has extended the holiday season with the worthy gift of WE'RE NO ANGELS, a light-hearted homage to the blessing of random ~ and fortuitous ~ acts of kindness. (more...)

Dakota Fanning to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Based on Best-Selling NovelDakota Fanning to Star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, Based on Best-Selling Novel
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) is set to star in TNT's THE ALIENIST, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOMBridge Street Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, an electrifying first-hand account of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery takes the stage at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre on February 10, 11, and 12. (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest WinnersAVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Winners have been announced for AVENUE Q's contest to suggest what is in the box that the musical's HILLARY CLINTON puppet is giving to the DONALD TRUMP puppet. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Presents an Open Forum Featuring Sister Helen Prejean and Tim RobbinsThe Actors' Gang Presents an Open Forum Featuring Sister Helen Prejean and Tim Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Actors' Gang will begin 2017 with a one night only special event, featuring Sister Helen Prejean, (Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty), and The Actors Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins. The event is the first of Actors' Gang Axis Mundi 2017 season, a series of speaking events, lectures and documentaries intent on encouraging civic engagement and public dialogue. All Actors' Gang Axis Mundi evenings will be presented as " Pay What You Can Nights", a platform developed with the purpose of making performances accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic status. (more...)

Guess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah CelebrationGuess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 - inarguably one of the most unforgettable years in recent memory - comes to a close, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will ring in the New Year with a one-of-a-kind contest featuring Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump, whose puppet likenesses joined the company of AVENUE Q to great effect during the recent election season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAYPhoto Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Anat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This WinterAnat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Nash brings brilliant clarinetist ANAT COHEN with guitarist HOWARD ALDEN for a special night of jazz, Wednesday January 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Richard Armitage Performs 'Romeo and Juliet: A Novel' for AudibleRichard Armitage Performs 'Romeo and Juliet: A Novel' for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of stage and screen actor Richard Armitage's heartfelt performance of David Hewson's Romeo and Juliet: A Novel. Hewson reimagined the world's most famous love story exclusively for Audible, and in it he plumbs both Shakespeare's classic play and its source material to produce a romantic, historical tragedy told in modern English that takes listeners through Juliet's search for individual identity at a time when women were rarely treated as though they had one. Armitage's performance is now available for download at audible.com/R&J. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBSCynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

Madonna Raise Over 7.5 Million Dollars for 'Raising Malawi'Madonna Raise Over 7.5 Million Dollars for 'Raising Malawi'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Madonna's evening of music, art, mischief and performance raised over 7.5 million dollars for the superstar's Raising Malawi foundation during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. (more...)

The Group Rep Launches 43rd SeasonThe Group Rep Launches 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Group Rep is entering its 43rd year of continuous operation and proudly announces its newest Season containing an exciting collection of original and classic theatrical offerings.  These will explore the reasons people do the things they do and offer the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings. (more...)

Award-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStageAward-Winning Holiday Favorite IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Presented at MTC MainStage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. (more...)

Hans Zimmer to Perform First Concerts in the US with 'Hans Zimmer Revealed'Hans Zimmer to Perform First Concerts in the US with 'Hans Zimmer Revealed'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced west coast dates today for his new concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Revealed.' (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Film FestivalSamuel L. Jackson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Flm icon Samuel L. Jackson, long-celebrated as one of cinema's most talented and intuitive actors, will be the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). (more...)

Rachel McAdams Performs ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for AudibleRachel McAdams Performs ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams' dazzling interpretation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novel Anne of Green Gables. This new recording, released just in time to keep listeners entertained throughout holiday traffic and family time, reinvigorates the hilarious misadventures and captures the uncompromising spirit that have made Montgomery's heroine an unforgettable symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. McAdams's performance is now available for download at audible.com/anneofgreengables. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan GoslingSanta Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award (more...)

Wilhelmina's Celebrity Division Adds Hopper Penn To RosterWilhelmina's Celebrity Division Adds Hopper Penn To Roster
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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Trevor Noah Performs 'Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood' for AudibleTrevor Noah Performs 'Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood' for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of South African comedian and Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The audiobook is performed by Noah and recounts his experiences during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, including powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. This recording is now available for download at audible.com/bornacrime. (more...)

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