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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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Beautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCaslandBeautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, the plays of Steven Carl McCasland will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Happy Second Birthday to Cape Town's Play Club!BWW Special Feature: Happy Second Birthday to Cape Town's Play Club!
by David Fick - Nov 26, 2014

Last Sunday, Play Club celebrated its second anniversary with a reading of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Play Club is a monthly event in Cape Town that was initiated by Drew Rienstra with the vision of building a community among theatre lovers, including actors, theatre-makers, filmmakers, educators, critics and theatre audiences. (more...)

THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7THE MEETING to Host 5th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Joe's Pub, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 7 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The December show marks the 5th annual Holiday Spectacular from The Meeting*, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Mink Stole to Premiere OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS! at the Beechman, 12/11-14Mink Stole to Premiere OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS! at the Beechman, 12/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Cult film icon Mink Stole (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby) premieres her new holiday show 'OMG! IT'S CHRISTMAS!" in New York City beginning December 11at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, performing with her Her Wonderful Band. Performances are December 11-14 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Performance Project @ University Settlement to Present TALA in 2015Performance Project @ University Settlement to Present TALA in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Performance Project @ University Settlement will present the World Premiere of TALA, a multicultural play about the immigrant experience written and directed by Kyoung H. Park. Produced by Kyoung's Pacific Beat, previews begin January 8 at University Settlement with opening set for January 10. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold EDDIE CANTOR DAY, 11/2413th Street Rep to Hold EDDIE CANTOR DAY, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Monday, November 24th will be "Eddie Cantor Day" at "One Night with Fanny Brice," the long-running musical play at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC). (more...)

Lee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next MonthLee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will hold its Winter Benefit on Monday, December 1st at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). The festive evening entitled 'Catch A Rising Star' will be emceed by legendary Broadway song and dance man Lee Roy Reams and will feature musical performances by eight young up-and-coming Broadway talents. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the show at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton's Balancing ActBWW Interview: Martha Plimpton's Balancing Act
by Naomi Serviss - Nov 20, 2014

Plimpton, though weaned on Edward Albee plays, "never had that kind of intimate thing with it," but now she's immersed as Julia in A DELICATE BALANCE. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Debates The Price of Being an AllyBWW Reviews: Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Debates The Price of Being an Ally
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2014

Young Jean Lee's new drama may actually be a satire. (more...)

2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The 65th National Book Awards ceremony was held tonight, November 19, 2014, with one winner each in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. Scroll down for the list! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20Pioneer Theatre Company to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, December 5 through December 20, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Talks New Film, Recent Engagement on GMAVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Talks New Film, Recent Engagement on GMA
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC to discuss his role in the new film 'Imitation Game' and how recently he popped the question to his fiance! (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Texting for the Next Generation: Support the Future of Key West Arts & History with the Touch of a ButtonTexting for the Next Generation: Support the Future of Key West Arts & History with the Touch of a Button
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

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Commissioner Srinivasan Will Be Honorary Chair of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Merchant's House Gala, 12/11Commissioner Srinivasan Will Be Honorary Chair of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Merchant's House Gala, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the passage of New York City's Landmarks Law in 2015, it is especially timely that we have the privilege to announce Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as the Honorary Chair of A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House Benefit Gala. The Merchant's House was the first building designated a landmark in the Borough of Manhattan at the inaugural meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 1965. (more...)

Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18Tony Speciale to Direct Jordan Dean, Jeff Hayenga, Mark Junek and Elizabeth Morton in LOCUST SONG Reading, 11/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia! CSC's Midsummer), Jeff Hayenga (The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Elephant Man), Mark Junek ('Smash', Berkeley Rep's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Elizabeth Morton (Death of a Salesman) will lead an industry reading of Locust Song, a new play by Jerry Marsini on November 17th at 7 pm and on November 18th at 12:30pm at the WorkShop Theater Company's Main Stage, 312 W 36th Street. Drama Desk Nominee, Tony Speciale, who recently directed the Barry Manilow musical Harmony (2014 Suzi Bass Award winner Outstanding Director of a Musical & Outstanding Production of a Musical), will direct the Manhattan reading. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16Nathan Lee Graham, Brian Charles Rooney & More Join THE MEETING* to Honor Candy Darling, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 16 at 9:30 PM to continue its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open Masterworks Theater Company's Inaugural SeasonTHE GLASS MENAGERIE & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open Masterworks Theater Company's Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Eric Krebs, Founding Director; Christopher Scott, Artistic Director, announce the creation of Masterworks Theater Company, a professional equity theater company whose repertoire will include the masterworks of the theater (plays, musicals and stage adaptation of novels) that every young person should have an opportunity to experience. These works are often part of the students' required reading. Masterworks Theater Company will offer a school-friendly schedule with affordable ticket prices ($33 for student groups; $45 - $65 for non-students), with performances taking place at Times Square's 47th Street Theater (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Imitates Hiddleston, Rickman, Swift & More in Hilarious VideoVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Imitates Hiddleston, Rickman, Swift & More in Hilarious Video
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In an all new interview to promote his new film 'The Imitation Game', actor Benedict Cumberbatch was challenged by MTV to do as many imitations as possible in 60 seconds. (more...)

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