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Date Of Birth:
September 30, 1924
Date Of Death:
August 25, 1984 (59)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender:
Male
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BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered through the years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

UBU SINGS UBU Returns in JanuaryUBU SINGS UBU Returns in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The hit rock musical UBU SINGS UBU returns for two late-night performances in January! Called "LOUD, INSPIRED, AND MORE THAN A LITTLE DERANGED" by the New York Times, and "SPLENDID, ENRAGED, HILARIOUS AND FUCKING WELL PLAYED" by Time Out NY, UBU SINGS UBU plays two late night shows at the legendary downtown burlesque club, the Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, NYC Sunday January 11th & Monday January 12th at 11PM. Tickets are priced at $18 advance sale, $22 at the door, and available at The Slipper Room box office and online at http://www.slipperroom.com/search/?q=ubu (more...)

Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2014

Inspired by all the seasonal festivities that abound, we asked people in the theater community to share their favorite things to see onstage during the run-up to Christmas… (more...)

BWW Reviews:  A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More MemoriesBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More Memories
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2014

Truman Capote's short story doesn't provide enough plot for this two-act musical. (more...)

Victoria's Secret and Swarovski Sparkled in LondonVictoria's Secret and Swarovski Sparkled in London
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Swarovski, the world leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry, is delighted that the celebrated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show-this year held in London for the first time-was a spectacular success. The glittering invitation-only event marked the twelfth year of the inspirational partnership between Victoria's Secret and Swarovski, and took place at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014. (more...)

Tony Torn to Join Cast of Untitled Theater Company #61's THE VELVET ORATORIOTony Torn to Join Cast of Untitled Theater Company #61's THE VELVET ORATORIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tony Torn (Karen Coonrad's The Tempest, Jay Scheib's The Disinherited, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway) joins the cast of The Velvet Oratorio, an original opera/theater piece commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. The show will be presented in the grand ballroom at the current home of the Czech Center and the Czech Consulate: The Bohemian National Hall. The Velvet Oratorio is an evocative retelling of the Velvet Revolution through found text, choral music, and scenes inspired by Vaclav Havel's Van?k plays. Torn will be playing a secret service officer who interrogates Van?k but later disclaims his Communist past. (more...)

First Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORYFirst Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 30, 2014

Preview one of the standout songs from A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

New Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice RipleyNew Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice Ripley
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 29, 2014

Onstage and backstage at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley Leads Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Beginning TonightTony Winner Alice Ripley Leads Irish Rep's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents this season's annual holiday offering. Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will lead the cast of the New York premiere of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a musical based on the classic Truman Capote short story. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORYBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 25, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Diana Rigg and Charles Dance Set for LIFT's Fundraising Reading of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORYDiana Rigg and Charles Dance Set for LIFT's Fundraising Reading of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory is the tender recollection of a short and innocent period in the life of the seven year old narrator and his older distant cousin and best friend in 1930s America. As Christmas approaches they embark on a ritual involving friendship, cake, country life and the joy of giving. A ritual soon to be lived only in memory. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 19th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 19, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Grinch' opens, Fox Valley bookends Christmas, new shows 'A Christmas Memory' and 'Christmas On The Air,' 'It's A Wonderful Life' times three, plus 'Nutcracker,' 'Nut Cracking,' 'Mary Poppins' and the latest on 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception and present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, through December 14, with a press opening last night, Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, 12/4-21 & 12/22-23Theatrical Outfit to Present THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI and A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, 12/4-21 & 12/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its "Season of Compassion" with the uplifting musical The Gifts of the Magi and storytelling event A Christmas Memory, which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Feature Nick Arapoglou, Tom Key, and More in Christmas ShowsTheatrical Outfit to Feature Nick Arapoglou, Tom Key, and More in Christmas Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Theatrical Outfit continues its 'Season of Compassion' with the uplifting musical The Gifts of the Magi and storytelling event A Christmas Memory, which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity. (more...)

Mark Rylance & Juliet Stevenson LIFT Benefit ReadingMark Rylance & Juliet Stevenson LIFT Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory is the tender recollection of a short and innocent period in the life of the seven year old narrator and his older distant cousin and best friend in 1930s America. As Christmas approaches they embark on a ritual involving friendship, cake, country life and the joy of giving. A ritual soon to be lived only in memory. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bay Street Theater's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDPhoto Flash: First Look at Bay Street Theater's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents its Literature Live! production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Joe Minutillo. Performances will be held at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY from November 5 to 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Todd Blakesley to Star in Diversionary Theatre's TRU, Beginning 11/20Todd Blakesley to Star in Diversionary Theatre's TRU, Beginning 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Diversionary Theatre's production of Tru starring renowned local artist Todd Blakesley under the skilled direction of Derek Livingston has kicked off rehearsals and will open to preview audiences at Diversionary Theatre starting November 20th, 2014. (more...)

POP International Galleries Debuts ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value Exhibit, 11/11POP International Galleries Debuts ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value Exhibit, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

POP International Galleries, in conjunction with the Revolver Gallery, is pleased to announce the debut of ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value. The brilliantly curated show will feature a collection of works from the legendary New York artist. The collection will be located at Pop International's SoHo location, with POP hosting the opening reception on Monday, November 10th and a selection hanging concurrently at POP's Midtown location in the Citicorp Building. (more...)

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