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Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date Of Death:
February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place:
Columbus, MS, USA
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Photo Flash: First Look at Conservatory Theatre's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREPhoto Flash: First Look at Conservatory Theatre's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2014-2015 season with a production of Tennessee Williams' timeless steamy classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Martin Giles, A Streetcar Named Desire runs tonight, April 17, through April 26 in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. (more...)

Randy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastRandy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the sixth episode, which features an in-depth chat with Randy Harrison. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lipscomb University's Lyrical and Sentimental DANCING AT LUGHNASABWW Reviews: Lipscomb University's Lyrical and Sentimental DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2015

Now onstage through this weekend as part of Lipscomb University's theatre department's 2014-15 season, the Beki Baker-directed rendition of Friel's exquisitely written play is brought to life by an impressive cast of eight student actors who are given ample opportunity to show us exactly what they have learned in the classroom. With performances that are richly nuanced and significantly heartfelt, Baker's ensemble bring their characters to the stage, mostly free of artifice and in so doing create a memorable theatrical experience that is affecting and compelling. (more...)

RLT & RBC to Launch MOVIES IN THE GARDEN Series This Summer with INTO THE WOODS & MoreRLT & RBC to Launch MOVIES IN THE GARDEN Series This Summer with INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

On four Sundays in July and August, Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Brewing will offer free outdoor movies in the Stephenson Amphitheatre at RLT in a new series called "Movies in the Garden." (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere BAD DOG Feels Old, Lacks New Tricks at Orlando ShakespeareBWW Review: World Premiere BAD DOG Feels Old, Lacks New Tricks at Orlando Shakespeare
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 16, 2015

There is a tradition in the American theatre popularized by some of our country's greatest playwrights; Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and others. Though generally a product of the mid-20th Century, the trend was reignited in 2007 by Tracy Letts' riveting Tony and Pulitzer-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Since, innumerable new works have put a different spin on the dysfunctional family torn asunder by the ramifications of alcohol and drug addiction; and frankly, it's time for that trend to stop. (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGeva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

Cherry Jones Named Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest's GalaCherry Jones Named Guest of Honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, announced that multi-award winning stage and screen actor Cherry Jones will be the guest of honor of the Gala this year. In 2014, Jones was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critic's Circle award for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. . (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Masterworks Theater Company to Sponsor New York Thespians State FestivalMasterworks Theater Company to Sponsor New York Thespians State Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company (Eric Krebs, Founding Director; Christopher Scott, Artistic Director; Frankie Dailey, Managing Director), has just announced its partnership with the New York Thespians as it sponsors the 2015 NY Thespians State Festival as part of the Annual New York Educational Theatre Festival on April 25, 2015 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY STEVEN CARL MCCASLAND at The Clarion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Five plays by Steven Carl McCasland will be presented in repertory during a month-long celebration of the young playwright. Each play focuses on a different character from history, with a cast of 25 portraying such historical figures as Laurette Taylor, Rose Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, Joseph Goebbels, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and John F. Kennedy. Performances begin May 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance to Present 70th Anniversary Revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 5/8-6/14Greenway Arts Alliance to Present 70th Anniversary Revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 5/8-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance presents a 70th Anniversary production of one of the greatest plays of all time, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, by Tennessee Williams and directed by Jack Heller. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, George Morfogen & More Join Patti LuPone in THE ROSE TATTOO BenefitCristin Milioti, George Morfogen & More Join Patti LuPone in THE ROSE TATTOO Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Sixteen New York Stage and Television regulars join Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale to complete the cast of The Rose Tattoo-Monday, April 27at 7pm-directed by Doug Hughes at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. A benefit performance for The Acting Company, The Rose Tattoo is one of Tennessee Williams' greatest works winning multiple Tony Awards, including Best Play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Canapes and Rhymes Fly at David Ives's THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, at Theatre VertigoBWW Reviews: Canapes and Rhymes Fly at David Ives's THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, at Theatre Vertigo
by Krista Garver - Apr 14, 2015

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is a modern take on Moliere's 17th-century farce THE MISANTHROPE. (more...)

Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Drama League Names 2015 Directing FellowsDrama League Names 2015 Directing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Drama League have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2015 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Paul Bedard, Estefania Fadul, Aneesha Kudtarkar, Emily Lyon, Brad Raimondo, Austin Regan, Daniel Rogers, Annie Tippe, Sarah Wansley and Brandon Woolf. In addition, an eleventh fellow has been selected for a brand-new fellowship program, which will be revealed during the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Opera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonOpera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015 – Opera Parallèle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ, a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies' riveting and mysterious The Lighthouse, and the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius. Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ will present their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center. Based on the life of African-American boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallèle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. The complete schedule of performances will be announced and tickets go on sale to the general public mid-July, 2015. For more information, visit www.operaparallele.org and www.sfjazz.org. Peter Maxwell Davies' three-character opera, The Lighthouse, based on the mysterious and unsolved disappearance of three people off the Scottish coast in 1900 will be given a new production April 29-May 1, 2016 at Z Space in San Francisco. The season will open with the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius entitled Amazing Grace, featuring San Francisco fourth graders and soloists, November 12-14, 2015, at a venue to be announced. For more information about the Opera Parallèle season, visit www.operaparallele.org . (more...)

Mamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance WeekMamie Gummer, Boyd Gaines & More Join OUR CLASS Staged Reading During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Following critically-acclaimed runs at London's National Theater and Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater along with recognition in Israel and throughout Europe, The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center and the Polish Cultural Institute New York present a one-night-only staged reading of Our Class by Tadeusz S?obodzianek. The cast includes Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Tony-nominee Boyd Gaines; Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, Emily Owens, M.D.); Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk); Grant Kretchik; Obie winner Brian Murray; John Pankow (Episodes, Mad About You); Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu and includes original music by Jesse Selengut performed by Tatiana Eva-Marie (vocal), Marius Mihalache (cimbalom) and Stefan Zeniuk (clarinet). Previously announced performers, Nina Arianda, Kim Cattrall and Hunter Parrish, are no longer available to participate in the reading. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe SeasonSouthern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Mainstage Season (September 2015 - June 2016). (more...)

PILGRIMS PROGRESS, SENDER Premieres and More Set for A Red Orchid Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonPILGRIMS PROGRESS, SENDER Premieres and More Set for A Red Orchid Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

?A Red Orchid Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Season, including the World Premieres of Pilgrims Progress by Ensemble Member Bret Neveu (The Opponent), and Sender by Ike Holter, both directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray (Mud Blue Sky, Accidentally like a Martyr) and The Mutilated by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ensemble Member Dado (Simpatico). (more...)

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