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Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date Of Death:
February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place:
Columbus, MS, USA
Gender:
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Moises Kaufman to Direct CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL Workshop, 3/6 in NYCMoises Kaufman to Direct CARMEN: A NEW AFRO-CUBAN MUSICAL Workshop, 3/6 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Tectonic Theater Project to present dance/music excerpts of Carmen: A new Afro-Cuban musical in development on Friday, March 6, 2015 in NYC. Directed by Moises Kaufman, Music Adaptation by Arturo O'Farrill (2015 Grammy Winner), Choreography by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 SeasonCate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and More to Appear in Sydney Theatre Company's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Artists confirmed for Andrew Upton's seventh season (his second programmed as solo Artistic Director) at Sydney Theatre Company in 2015 include many of Australia's top theatrical talents: Cate Blanchett, Jacqueline McKenzie, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Thomson, Hugo Weaving, Ursula Yovich and many more in a program boasting directors such as Neil Armfield, Leticia Ca?ceres, Richard Cottrell, John Crowley, Pamela Rabe and STC's Andrew Upton, Sarah Goodes and Kip Williams. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Star as Series Regular in CBS Drama FOR JUSTICEPhylicia Rashad to Star as Series Regular in CBS Drama FOR JUSTICE
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Variety reports that Phylicia Rashad has signed on to be a series regular in the CBS' drama series FOR JUSTICE. (more...)

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer SeasonVisiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, June 6 to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD BenefitPhoto Flash: Lois Smith, Kathleen Chalfant and More at ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

ReGroup's FOLLIES OF GOD Benefit and Book Launch for James Grissom's forthcoming book, 'Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog' was held February 23, 2015 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Lois Smith and Kathleen Chalfant joined the ReGroup members in performing Williams' 'Moony's Kid Don't Cry' and Lord Byron's 'Love Letter'. Scroll down for photos from the benefit! (more...)

Nina Arianda, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Cattrall & More to Lead Staged Reading of OUR CLASS During Holocaust Remembrance WeekNina Arianda, Ellen Burstyn, Kim Cattrall & More to Lead Staged Reading of OUR CLASS During Holocaust Remembrance Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 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 Slobodzianek. The cast includes Tony-winner Nina Arianda; Emmy, Oscar and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn; Golden Globe winner Kim Cattrall; Obie winner Alvin Epstein; Obie winner Brian Murray; television stars John Pankow and Hunter Parrish; Obie winner Austin Pendleton. The staged reading is directed by Cosmin Chivu with original music by Jesse Selengut. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALKOpera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company has received two important new grants to help support the world premiere of The Long Walk, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner. (more...)

The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The Zephyr Theater presents the world premiere of Finding Nick, a new play written and performed by Nicholas Guest, and directed by Lee Sankowich, in a six-week engagement beginning February 19, through March 27, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Hollywood, produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria Watson of Theatre Planners. (more...)

Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Heald & Patricia Conolly to Lead New Dramatists' THE LADY REVEALED ReadingGeoffrey Beevers, Anthony Heald & Patricia Conolly to Lead New Dramatists' THE LADY REVEALED Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

After a highly successful reading at Covent Garden's Bates Theatre this past July, the new play The Lady Revealed, will receive another starry reading on Monday, March 16th (3PM) at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street). Based on the life and works of A.L. Rowse, the reading will feature Bianca Amato, David Hywel-Baynes, Geoffrey Beevers, Patricia Conolly, Anthony Heald, Merritt Janson, T. Ryder Smith, Sam Underwood and Jake McCready. Written by Dr. Andrew B. Harris the reading will be directed by Illana Stein (Associate Director Tamburlaine the Great at Theatre for a New Audience) along with Broadway's Belasco Theatre manager Steffi Wallis working with New Dramatists as producer. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonTHE GLASS MENAGERIE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2015-2016 season. Productions include the world-premiere play The Guard by Jessica Dickey and directed by Sharon Ott-part of the fall 2015 Women's Voices Theater Festival; The Glass Menagerie featuring Nancy Robinette; and the musical 110 In the Shade directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and featuring Tracy Lynn Olivera. The season also includes the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Wyndham's Theatre, February 17 2015BWW Reviews: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Wyndham's Theatre, February 17 2015
by Kate Finburg - Feb 18, 2015

Starring Mark Strong, one of the most critically acclaimed productions of 2014, 'A View From The Bridge' transfers from The Young Vic to a run at Wyndham's Theatre. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This SpringCircle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR will preview on Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: University of Evansville's Rachel WoodsCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: University of Evansville's Rachel Woods
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 17, 2015

Make no mistake about it: Rachel Woods is a remarkable young woman. One of the finest young actresses to come out of Nashville theater - she's performed on such diverse stages as Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Franklin's Pull-Tight Players - she's currently spending a semester abroad at Harlaxton, the University of Evansville's British campus, having new adventures every day and adding to her magical bag of theatrical tricks that will serve her well as her career progresses. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Works Showcases O'NeillBWW Reviews: Theatre Works Showcases O'Neill
by Joseph Baker - Feb 14, 2015

Nothing seems to scare the valiant little troupe Threepenny Theatre Company. What has it got to lose? So what if the budget allows for no more than a perfunctory set? So what if its selection of classics (i.e., MACBETH) hardly has the appeal of a crowd-pleasing musical? Relying on a commitment to quality of writing and performance, it has pulled off a real coup: A stunning production of Eugene O'Neill's warhorse of a classic, the autobiographical LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, produced posthumously and, in 1962, given classic cinema status by Director Sidney Lumet and brilliant performers Ralph Richardson, Katharine Hepburn, Dean Stockwell, and Jason Robards, Jr. (to whom O'Neill was as essential as Tennessee Williams was to Elizabeth Taylor). This particular warhorse, however, is of the Trojan variety, and Director Matt Crewse has tamed the beast with the aid of four performances that are nothing short of brilliant. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Is Taken To A New Level Utilizing Modern TechnologyBWW Reviews: Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Is Taken To A New Level Utilizing Modern Technology
by Jade Kops - Feb 14, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's Resident Director Kip Williams adds a new dimension to Tennessee William's already complex and surreal world of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER as he pairs live video footage with live performance. (more...)

York Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic DirectorYork Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes Michael Unger in his new role as Associate Artistic Director. He joins James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, and Andrew Levine, Executive Director, in carrying out The York's mission. (more...)

ACT Adds Steven Dietz World Premiere BLOOMSDAY to 2015 Season; Single Tickets Now on SaleACT Adds Steven Dietz World Premiere BLOOMSDAY to 2015 Season; Single Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is pleased to announce that single tickets for the 2015 season have now officially gone on sale. (more...)

Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The February show will be a celebration of International Bottom Appreciation Day, the holiday traditionally held on February 15, the day after Valentine's Day. Click here for a brief history of the holiday. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests Kim David Smith, L'Manda, Trapper Felides, Chris Tyler and Brian Moylan. (more...)

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