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Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Old VicBWW Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Defiantly rejecting the standard jukebox model, Conor McPherson's much-anticipated new work mining the back catalogue of Bob Dylan is labelled 'a play with songs' - or perhaps that should be a play and songs, with two distinct forms of storytelling weaving around one another, reflecting, deepening, revealing, in exquisitely soulful harmony. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY!  Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Linda Mugleston made her debut as Dolly Gallagher Levi yesterday afternoon in Hello, Dolly! Mugleston understudies the role and was filling in for Tony winner Bette Midler for the Wednesday matinee performance. Midler was indeed back on for the evening performance. Ticket holders who came to see Midler were offered a refund at the box office. (more...)

Stella Ader Studio Seeks Submissions for 10th Annual Resident PlaywrightStella Ader Studio Seeks Submissions for 10th Annual Resident Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, is now accepting new play submissions. In the tenth annual search for a resident playwright, the division is calling for new dramatic works written exclusively by playwrights who identify as any of the following: Mexican, Muslim, African-American, immigrant, refugee, disabled, female or LGBTQ. The division is also seeking ensemble plays for casts of seven to ten female roles or gender neutral roles; all playwrights are welcome to apply with an ensemble play. (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO (Again), DOLLY! with Donna MurphyReview Roundup: HELLO (Again), DOLLY! with Donna Murphy
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! just welcomed two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Nature of ForgettingEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Nature of Forgetting
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 10, 2017

BWW speaks to Guillaume Pige about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Nature of Forgetting. (more...)

People's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission ProgramPeople's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

People's Light is proud to announce Sanjit De Silva, James Ijames, Deepa Purohit, and Laura Schellhardt as the participating playwrights in the second round of the company's groundbreaking New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program. The playwrights officially begin the program on July 9, 2017, in conjunction with the final performance of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman, the first New Play Frontiers play to premiere at People's Light. This second round of residencies and commissions, along with the production of Project Dawn, are made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Elects 8 New TrusteesMilwaukee Rep Elects 8 New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is proud to announce that Joaquin Altoro (SVP, Town Bank), Ivor J. Benjamin, MD (Center Director, Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin), Marybeth Cottrill (Director-Private Wealth Advisor BMO Wealth Management), Amy Croen (Co-Founder, Co-President Geneva Capital Management, LLC), Sean Cummings (Senior VP, Global Demand for Harley-Davidson Motor Company), Bradley J. Kalscheur (Partner, Michael Best and Friedrich), Phoebe Lewis (Community Volunteer), and Gina Alberts Peter (Executive VP, Wells Fargo) have been elected to the Board of Trustees for a three year term starting July 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn: The Many Layers of Sgt. Sarah BrownBWW Interview: Kristen Hahn: The Many Layers of Sgt. Sarah Brown
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 27, 2017

"She's a wonderfully layered character," Kristen Hahn exclaims as she describes her newest role. "Most of all in her heart she wants to help people, but she is not quite cut out to rule with an iron fist like her mentor, General Cartwright. I think at first she is feeling a little lost and not willing to admit it. When she meets Sky Masterson, they go head-to-head. She is probably the first woman to challenge him. As the play develops, she realizes maybe she can have both her mission work and love. By letting her hair down a little when she discovers love, she realizes that she becomes of better use to the people she wants to help. It is very liberating for her. Sarah Brown is a strong lady, and that is a wonderful treat for an actress to play!" she concludes. (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Factory is Closed- SWEAT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: The Factory is Closed- SWEAT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2017

Sweat closes today, June 25th. Before we say farewell, take a final look at the show's journey on Broadway.  (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces 'Created in Milwaukee' CampaignMilwaukee Rep Announces 'Created in Milwaukee' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Last night at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's annual meeting, Artistic Director Mark Clements and  Managing Director Chad Bauman alongside Campaign chairs Judy Hansen and Catherine Robinson unveiled the "Created in Milwaukee" Capital Campaign to raise $10 million for several major initiatives over the next few years, which will solidify The Rep as a major player on the national theatrical scene and a cornerstone of Milwaukee's cultural community.  (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization HistoryHELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler just had its best week ever on the heels of its four Tony Award wins, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Ms. Midler), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), and Best Costume Design of a Musical (Santo Loquasto).  (more...)

Possum Point Players Second Call For 2018 Directors; Deadline Set for 7/1Possum Point Players Second Call For 2018 Directors; Deadline Set for 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Possum Point Players are still seeking directors for their 2018 Main Stage Season.  Director Selection Chair Jim Hartzell has set a deadline of July 1 for submission of application forms. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT To Play Final Broadway Performance, 6/25Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT To Play Final Broadway Performance, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It has just been reported that Sweat, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey, will close on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Joins HELLO, DOLLY! Once a Week Beginning TonightHello, Donna! Donna Murphy Joins HELLO, DOLLY! Once a Week Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! welcomes two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances beginning tonight, June 13. (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces 2017 Wedge Series BREAKING GROUNDHangar Theatre Announces 2017 Wedge Series BREAKING GROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Hangar Theatre has just announced the shows for its upcoming cutting edge Wedge Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: INDECENT's Paula Vogel Talks Career with Linda Winer for LPTWPhoto Flash: INDECENT's Paula Vogel Talks Career with Linda Winer for LPTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

On Monday, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, welcomed Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, who received this year's Lifetime Achievement Obie Award and whose critically-acclaimed Indecent is nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best New Play. Vogel discussed her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV, with Drama Critic Linda Winer. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)

Mamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square to Continue with THE TESTAMENT OF MARYMamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square to Continue with THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Mamai's 2017 Season at Playhouse Square continues with the Regional Premiere of Colm Toibin's THE TESTAMENT OF MARY! (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI StudentsMilwaukee Rep Presents SO THRIVE MY SOUL by PTI Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Repertory Theater presents the inaugural Professional Training Institute's production of So Thrive My Soul, in the Stiemke Studio July 13 - 16, 2017. The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is a free yearlong advance actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. (more...)

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