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Date of Birth: October 11, 1956 (59)
Birth Place: Naples, ITALY
Gender: Male
Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Public Theater will celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016 with free Shakespeare in the Park beginning in May, along with other affordable Bard programming at Astor Place and the Delacorte Theater, it was announced today. As part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, free Shakespeare in the Park this summer will feature an all-female version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring Olivier Award nominee Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer as Petruchio, followed in July by TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with A TRICK TO CATCH THE OLD ONE with Stephen Spinella, Bill Buell & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with A TRICK TO CATCH THE OLD ONE with Stephen Spinella, Bill Buell & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Thomas Middleton's A Trick To Catch The Old One, directed by Craig Baldwin, on Monday January 18th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson). Featured in the cast will be Bill Buell, Grant Chapman, William Jackson Harper, Daniel K. Isaac, Jason Kravits, Christina Pumariega, Mirirai Sithole, Stephen Spinella, Andrew Weems, Rasha Zamamiri, and more. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

NYU Tisch to Honor Tisch Family at 50th Anniversary GalaNYU Tisch to Honor Tisch Family at 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

December 15, 2015: NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced its 50th Anniversary Gala, Celebrating the Past/Creating the Future, to be held on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The event will be hosted by alumni Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee and will honor the contributions of the Tisch family. All proceeds from the gala will go towards scholarship funds to support talented students for the next half century. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/20; 42ND STREET Tour, MY FAIR LADY in New Orleans; Voting Open and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/20; 42ND STREET Tour, MY FAIR LADY in New Orleans; Voting Open and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 20, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Baltimore, New Orleans, Seattle, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the National Tour of 42ND STREET in Orange County, MY FAIR LADY in New Orleans, and COME FROM AWAY in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review:  THE SECOND MRS WILSON at GSP is a Must-See PlayBWW Review: THE SECOND MRS WILSON at GSP is a Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 19, 2015

See 'The Second Mrs. Wilson' at George Street Playhouse through November 29th. Written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Gordon Edelstein, this must-see play features a stellar cast. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway TonightEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called … Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!   (more...)

MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Opens This Weekend Off-BroadwayMEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Opens This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

After traveling the country for the past two years, MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! is making its Off-Broadway debut, it began performances on October 22; and will open this weekend on November 7 running through November 29, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (more...)

Old Log Theatre to Present THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, 9/11-10/24Old Log Theatre to Present THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, 9/11-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Old Log Theatre's 2015/16 season opens with the regional premiere of Eric Coble's new dramatic comedy THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. This two person play takes place in a simple Brooklyn brownstone; 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and is at an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. (more...)

John Glover & Laila Robins to Lead THE SECOND MRS. WILSON at George Street PlayhouseJohn Glover & Laila Robins to Lead THE SECOND MRS. WILSON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

George Street Playhouse is excited to announce the Award-Winning cast of Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, to run at the New Brunswick theatre November 10-29. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway TonightEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called … Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!   (more...)

Old Log Theatre Presents THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, Now thru 10/24Old Log Theatre Presents THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, Now thru 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Old Log Theatre's 2015/16 season opens with the regional premiere of Eric Coble's new dramatic comedy THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. This two person play takes place in a simple Brooklyn brownstone; 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and is at an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Broadway Gets Totally Punked By The Original SPRING AWAKENINGVIDEO FLASHBACK: Broadway Gets Totally Punked By The Original SPRING AWAKENING
by Michael Dale - Sep 8, 2015

As Deaf West's Broadway revival takes the stage for its first preview, a look at when SPRING AWAKENING's original production hit New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CYMBELINE in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 11, 2015

The Public Theater presents Cymbeline, the second show of The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Directed by Tony Award winnerDaniel Sullivan and featuring the previously announced Hamish Linklater as Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Lily Rabe as Imogen, Cymbeline runs through Sunday, August 23, and opened last night, August 10. The Public began the Free Shakespeare in the Park season with THE TEMPEST. (more...)

Eric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This FallEric Coble's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! Heads Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

With over 50 million copies sold worldwide, John Gray's 1992 NY Times Best-Seller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is one of the most read self-help books in the world, helping men and women enrich their personal relationships. Celebrated playwright Eric Coble (Broadway's The Velocity of Autumn) has adapted Gray's principles into a hysterical and inspiring night of theatre called … Men are from Mars -- Woman are from Venus LIVE!   (more...)

Old Log Theatre to Present THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, 9/11-10/24Old Log Theatre to Present THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, 9/11-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Old Log Theatre's 2015/16 season opens with the regional premiere of Eric Coble's new dramatic comedy THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. This two person play takes place in a simple Brooklyn brownstone; 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and is at an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse SeasonMichael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 31st Powerhouse Season, have announced the first round of casting for their summer collaboration, which runs June 26 - August 2 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPESTPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Shakespeare in the Park- THE TEMPEST
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2015

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest officially opened last night, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 5, 2015. In The Tempest, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling, Prospero, exiled to a fantastical island, unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all 'such stuff as dreams are made on.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Bull Theater Honors Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway AngelsPhoto Flash: Red Bull Theater Honors Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Jesse Berger, Artistic Director ~ Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater presented the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday, June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence In Classical Theater. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming BenefitJack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Upcoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Trailer for HBO Documentary- LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGERSTAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Trailer for HBO Documentary- LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Last night HBO hosted the premiere of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER, airing June 29 at 9pm, at the Time Warner Center. In attendance to support both Kramer and the documentary were stars of stage and screen including Mark Ruffalo and Joe Mantello, both of whom starred in THE NORMAL HEART (on HBO and Broadway, respectively) as Ned Weeks, the character that Kramer based on himself. Documentary director Jean Carlomusto, Christine Baranski, Kelly Bishop, Cherry Jones, Stephen Spinella, and President of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins were also in attendance to screen the film and present Larry with a cake celebrating his upcoming 80th birthday on June 25. Check out a just-releasd trailer for the film below! (more...)

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