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Date of Birth: July 27, 1950 (65)
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Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Dons 'Big Edie' Wig, Rehearses for GREY GARDENS at Bay StreetPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Dons 'Big Edie' Wig, Rehearses for GREY GARDENS at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Tony winner†Betty Buckley†stars alongside†Drama Desk winner†Rachel York†and†Tony nominee†Howard McGillin†in Bay Street Theater's summer production of GREY GARDENS, running August 4-30. Buckley had her wig fitting today, and you can check out her fabulous gray locks below, plus a sneak peek at she and Rachel York in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Betty Buckley, Howard McGillin, Rachel York and More in Bay Street's GREY GARDENS RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Betty Buckley, Howard McGillin, Rachel York and More in Bay Street's GREY GARDENS Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Tony nominee†Howard McGillin, just coming off of GIGI on Broadway, will join Tony winner†Betty Buckley†and Drama Desk winner†Rachel York†in Bay Street Theater's summer production of GREY GARDENS, running August 4-30. McGillin will take on the role of†George Gould†Strong in the musical, which†Michael Wilson†will direct. †Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury & Jemima Rooper Talk Hilarious Costume Mishaps In BLITHE SPIRIT: 'It's A Whole Separate Play!'Angela Lansbury & Jemima Rooper Talk Hilarious Costume Mishaps In BLITHE SPIRIT: 'It's A Whole Separate Play!'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 13, 2015

Getting caught up in costume drama, literally! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!
by Kristen Morale - Jul 12, 2015

Now, to continue in the tradition of giving each of us the theatrical experience we truly relish and yearn for this time of year (if not always!), the Playhouse brings a stellar production of five-time Tony Award Winner The Drowsy Chaperone to a Cape Cod audience, and let me just put it out there now that this production does everything but cause any sort of drowsiness; that is reserved for the title character as she joins a cast of beyond talented performers who make this show the great experience we all so hope to have at the theater. As that lovable man in his chair states, audiences hope for a show that will whisk it away to another world for a couple of hours, sucking each of us into the plot of a new, interesting and at times slightly tumultuous show; hold on to your hats for this one. (more...)

Howard McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street TheaterHoward McGillin to Join Betty Buckley & Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at Bay Street Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 26, 2015

The company of GREY GARDENS continues to grow. (more...)

JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Full casting has been announced for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring JoAnne Worley, that will play the Massachusetts venue June†30 - July†11, 2015 (more...)

Auction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay StreetAuction of Little Edie Beale Letters Set for 6/26-27 Before GREY GARDENS Revival at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Ten letters and card written to veteran publicist /author Walter Newkirk (memoraBEALEia, Letters of Little Edie Beale, The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk) will be auctioned by Julien's Auctions on June 26 and June 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and MorePhoto Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre†celebrated its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala last night, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle,†followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer†David Silverman. Scroll down for phtoos of honoree Cynthia Harris and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Dame Angela Lansbury Accept Olivier Award for BLITHE SPIRIT!VIDEO: Watch Dame Angela Lansbury Accept Olivier Award for BLITHE SPIRIT!
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first Olivier at the age of 89 at last night's Olivier Awards for best actress in a supporting role, as Madame Arcati in the West End's BLITHE SPIRIT at last night's Olivier Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and Company Celebrate BLITHE SPIRIT's Final Curtain Call in D.C.Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and Company Celebrate BLITHE SPIRIT's Final Curtain Call in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of NoŽl Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour made its Washington premiere on March 17 and celebrated its final curtain call on March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Scroll down for photos from the curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE ReadingPhoto Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 7, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, just presented its 102nd production, Shaw's 1910 high-flying comedy Misalliance, last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Becky Ann Baker & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE TonightMarin Mazzie, Becky Ann Baker & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 102nd production, Shaw's 1910 high-flying comedy Misalliance, tonight, April 6 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Additional Tix Available for BLITHE SPIRIT at National Theatre, Thru March 29Additional Tix Available for BLITHE SPIRIT at National Theatre, Thru March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

The producers of Noel Coward's smash hit comedic play BLITHE SPIRIT, starring television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Awardģ-winner Angela Lansbury, have announced that additional tickets have been made available for the remaining performances of the engagement at National Theatre now through March 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More Celebrate BLITHE SPIRIT's Opening in D.C.Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury and More Celebrate BLITHE SPIRIT's Opening in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRIT
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 20, 2015

Angela Lansbury has swooped into Washington in Noel Coward's sparkling comedy BLITHE SPIRIT and you owe it to yourself to see it. The production is an embarrassment of riches, with a stellar cast and expert direction by Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Nick Westrate & More Join GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6Paxton Whitehead, Nick Westrate & More Join GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Casting is now complete for Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW production of his 1910 high-flying comedyMisalliance, on Monday, April 6 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Becky Ann Baker & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6Marin Mazzie, Becky Ann Baker & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's MISALLIANCE, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Celebrating its 10th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 102nd production, Shaw's 1910 high-flying comedy Misalliance, on Monday, April 6 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Review Roundup: BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Toronto; Updated!Review Roundup: BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens in Toronto; Updated!
by Review Roundups - Feb 13, 2015

BLITHE SPIRIT, starring Angela Lansbury, opened last night in Toronto. The show will play Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through March 15 before touring to Washington D.C. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

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