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Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (67)
Birth Place: Portland, OR, USA
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Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

BWW Review: Clandestine's CARRIE THE MUSICAL is Ambitious DisappointmentBWW Review: Clandestine's CARRIE THE MUSICAL is Ambitious Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 27, 2015

There is something noble about earnestly attempting to do good, despite the overwhelming evidence that what you are embarking upon is almost certainly doomed to disappoint. Not only is that sentiment at the center of CARRIE THE MUSICAL, which Clandestine Arts is premiering in Central Florida through August 30th at the ME Theatre, but it also accurately describes the undertaking of performing this infamous piece of musical theatre history. Like Carrie's senior prom, unless everything goes unbelievably perfectly, the musical is likely going to be a substantial let-down. While Clandestine has put together an impressively talented group of young performers, especially in the show's four leads, the uneven and sloppy production undermines whatever power the piece might otherwise have had. (more...)

Hulu Greenlights Second Season of Amy Poehler's DIFFICULT PEOPLEHulu Greenlights Second Season of Amy Poehler's DIFFICULT PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Hulu Original Difficult People has been picked up for a second season, the company announced today. Season two will include a 10-episode order. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

 In 1998, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner became the first actresses ever nominated together for a Best Actress Tony Award, for their performance as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the original Broadway production of 'Side Show.' On September 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM, Mark Cortale will reunite the two heralded stars of that musical for his ground-breaking Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, featuring SiriusXM Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.  What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Clooney, Schumer & More Among Line Up for LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT Premiere WeekClooney, Schumer & More Among Line Up for LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT Premiere Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT premieres with a week full of guests who span the worlds of film, politics, business and music beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Sean Kestrel Debuts With THE SKYVIEW OF ASTRONAUTSSean Kestrel Debuts With THE SKYVIEW OF ASTRONAUTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 'The Skyview of Astronauts' is Sean Kestrel's debut novel. The novel is a strange blend of the narcotic, the bizarre, the satiric, the metaphoric and the darkness that haunts our reality. The darkness of a society falling into a politically correct environment, where those who are offended in real or implied numbers raise their voices and drown out dissent. (more...)

The Players' Ring to Open Season with Mike Kimball's DUCK AND COVERThe Players' Ring to Open Season with Mike Kimball's DUCK AND COVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Players" Ring opens its 2015-16 season with "Duck and Cover. "  A "Father Knows Best" family, happily sheltered in 1962 suburbia, tries to maintain their innocence during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the arrival of eccentric jazz trumpeter Uncle Bunny and his African-American musical partner.  "Duck and Cover" runs at the Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH from September 4th through the 20th with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, Sept 6th and 13th; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 20th. Tickets are $15 general admission, with discounts for members, seniors, and students. For reservations or information, call 603-436-8123 or visit www.PlayersRing.org.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Environmental Staging of CARRIE in Los AngelesTickets on Sale Next Week for Environmental Staging of CARRIE in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that CARRIE THE MUSICAL will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, the first theatrical musical at that venue.  (more...)

Syfy Pulls Plug on Supernatural Drama Series HAVENSyfy Pulls Plug on Supernatural Drama Series HAVEN
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Syfy has cancelled it supernatural drama series HAVEN ahead of the premiere of the second half of the show's fifth season. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Brian De Palma to Receive 2015 Filmmaker Award at Venice Film FestivalBrian De Palma to Receive 2015 Filmmaker Award at Venice Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre have announced that the great American director Brian De Palma will receive the Venice International Film Festival's Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award (more...)

Barbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena StageBarbara Chisholm to Lead ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck, the award-winning humorist and syndicated columnist known for her wry and humorous take on family life, is the subject of the newest project from twin-sister journalists and playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel-the world-premiere drama Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End debuting at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The Engels reunite with director David Esbjornson (Arena Stage's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) following their collaboration on the smash hit Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, which starred Kathleen Turner in its celebrated 2012 run at Arena Stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CARRIESTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble's CARRIE
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2015

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble will be performing its entire 2015 season in the old high school auditorium at Provincetown Schools, 12 Winslow Street in Provincetown, MA. This allows Peregrine to transform the space into Carrie's high school in Chamberlain, Maine. During this interactive theatrical experience they invite the audience to attend prom and fully commit to the world of CARRIE the musical for a night they will never forget. (more...)

Extempore Theatre Presents THE SOCIETY OF STRANGE at Edinburgh Festival FringeExtempore Theatre Presents THE SOCIETY OF STRANGE at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

From the pioneers of British improvised theatre and creators of the award-winning international smash hit Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Ken Campbell's School Of Night, Extempore Theatre brings the spooky The Society of Strange to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 18th - 30th August. (more...)

SCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This FallSCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of A STEADY RAIN, a contemporary crime drama by writer and producer Keith Huff (Mad Men, American Crime), will be directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (who currently plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's SCANDAL). (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August PublicationsVintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and MoreThe Alden in McLean Sets 2015-16 Season of Comedy, Dance, Theatre, Magic and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its upcoming season of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, jugging, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. (more...)

Piper Laurie, David Naughton and Kim Coates to Appear at SCARES THAT CAREPiper Laurie, David Naughton and Kim Coates to Appear at SCARES THAT CARE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Actor-turned-filmmaker Michael Lee Stever (SUPER FORCE, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE) and revered stage actress and Academy Award nominee Piper Laurie (THE HUSTLER, TWIN PEAKS, CARRIE) are joining "Scares That Care" founder Joe Ripple and his entire team tonight, tomorrow & Sunday in Williamsburg, Virginia for the second annual "Scares That Care" Weekend film festival and convention.   (more...)

MadLab Theatre to Present CLOWNTIME IS OVER This AugustMadLab Theatre to Present CLOWNTIME IS OVER This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Clowntime Is Over at MadLab Theatre (227 N. 3rd St.), running August 20 - September 5, 2015. A loveless rabbit, a hungry serpent and a TV clown are trapped in a room in Clowntime Is Over, Joseph E. Green's surreal comedy. (more...)

American Express Pre-Sale for MISERY on Broadway Begins This WeekAmerican Express Pre-Sale for MISERY on Broadway Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Raymond Wu announced today tickets for Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2015. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, July 15th at 10am EST through Sunday, July 26th at 10pm EST by visiting www.telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200. (more...)

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