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Date Of Birth:
November 12, 1943 (71)
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New York, NY, USA
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Tessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National TheatreTessa Ross to Step Down as Chief Executive After Two Weeks With the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Tessa Ross announces today that she is to step down as Chief Executive of the National Theatre, but will remain working with the National as a consultant. Rufus Norris will continue to lead the NT as Director, with Lisa Burger as Executive Director. (more...)

James Godwin's THE FLATIRON HEX to Make World Premiere This May at Dixon PlaceJames Godwin's THE FLATIRON HEX to Make World Premiere This May at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dixon Place's new commission THE FLATIRON HEX, starring Award-winning puppeteer/performance & visual artist James Godwin, will have its world premiere on Friday, May 15th. Godwin's previous collaborations include Julie Taymor, David Bowie, the Muppets & even Aerosmith. A 2014 Jim Henson Award recipient, Godwin utilizes remarkable puppets, masks & mystical neo-noir visuals to tell a story set in a parallel, near-future NYC filled with ghosts, elemental spirits & evil demigods. THE FLATIRON HEX will play six performances only -- May 15th, 16th, 22th, 23th, 29th, and 30th at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). (more...)

World Premiere COLOR ME, WARHOL Begins Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceWorld Premiere COLOR ME, WARHOL Begins Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Dixon Place's new dance commission and the feath3r theory's production of, COLOR ME, WARHOL, will have its world premiere tomorrow, April 10th. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Raja Feather Kelly, this piece is the latest installment of an ongoing series jump-started by Mr. Kelly's interest in Andy Warhol, pop culture, and identity. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/1/2015 - AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE Begin and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AIRLINE HIGHWAY and LIVING ON LOVE bring NOLA and comedic romance to Broadway, and 39 STEPS returns to NYC tonight! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next MonthBobby Cannavale, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn & More to Reunite in The New Group's HURLYBURLY Benefit Reading Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The New Group announces a one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, reuniting director Scott Elliott and original cast members from the company's critically-acclaimed 2005 hit revival: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn, with additional casting to be announced. This special event within The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season takes place Sunday, April 26 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Brooke Moriber to Tape for RICK'S RISING STARS at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 4/8Brooke Moriber to Tape for RICK'S RISING STARS at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Flash forward some years later, with seven Broadway shows, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and a burgeoning recording career -- Brooke Moriber will hit the stage with her band Wednesday, April 8th for a taping of Verizon Fios1's 'Rick's Rising Stars' at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, located at 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Brooke Moriber to Bring Musical Talents to TVSinger Songwriter Brooke Moriber to Bring Musical Talents to TV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway's "Les Miserables" as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress had an abundant amount of talent and a bright future in show biz. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 10, 2015

Just last night, he New Group just honored Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and celebrated its 20th Anniversary season. Scott Elliott is an award-winning stage director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he recently directed the critically acclaimed revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. At The New Group, he has directed world premieres by Thomas Bradshaw, Ayub Khan Din, Francine Volpe, Erika Sheffer and Tommy Nohilly; and the world premiere of the 2010 musical The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical). Other credits include The New Group's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon; David Rabe's Hurlyburly; and numerous collaborations with Ayub Khan Din, Wallace Shawn and Mike Leigh. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Barefoot in the Park, The Threepenny Opera, The Women and Three Sisters. This spring at The New Group, he directs the world premiere of The Spoils, written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne Host The New Group's 2015 Gala TonightBobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne Host The New Group's 2015 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The New Group hosts its 20th Anniversary gala tonight, March 9, 2015, celebrating Scott Elliott and hosted by Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne. (more...)

Jeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTSJeff Biehl Joins Cast of Primary Stages' LIVES OF THE SAINTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On March 10, Jeff Biehl (Poor Behavior, Machinal) joins the company of the new Primary Stages production, Lives of the Saints, currently playingat Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project through March 27, 2015. Joining current cast members Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps), Carson Elrod (All in the Timing, The Explorers Club), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms, Don Peyote) and Liv Rooth (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur), Biehl will assume the roles played by Rick Holmes who departs the production to begin rehearsals for The Visit on Broadway. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILSTHE BIG BANG THEORY Star Kunal Nayyar Joins Cast of New Group's THE SPOILS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. Kunal Nayyar ("The Big Bang Theory") joins Jesse Eisenberg in this production, which marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Previews begin May 7, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, June 2. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly's COLOR ME, WARHOL Comes to Dixon Place, 4/10-25Raja Feather Kelly's COLOR ME, WARHOL Comes to Dixon Place, 4/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Dixon Place's new dance commission and the feath3r theory's production of, COLOR ME, WARHOL, will have its world premiere on April 10th. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Raja Feather Kelly, this piece is the latest installment of an ongoing series jump-started by Mr. Kelly's interest in Andy Warhol, pop culture, and identity. COLOR ME, WARHOL will play six performances only -- April 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th at 7:00PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Frances Black Project presents, Commedia dell'Artichoke, a bi-monthly show created and performed by Carter Gill and Tommy Russell. Performed in classic commedia dell'arte mask, these two Yale Drama trained actors create a world of characters, such as Pulicinella, Tartaglia and Zanni, who live and work in a pizza shop in New York City. It's a story about following your dreams, being your own boss and the chaos that must ensue. February 22, 23 and 24 at 9:30pm at Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 114 10th Avenue (at 17th Street). General admission tickets are $30 and include a slice and drink of choice. Reserved seating is $40. Tickets are available online at http://www.francesblackprojects.com/#current-projects. The following performances with be April 19 & 20 at Artichoke Basille's. (more...)

James Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon PlaceJames Lecesne's 'ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, begins performances on Saturday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Elphaba' on tour, THE HARD PROBLEM opens in London, Billy Porter performs at Lincoln Center and more! (more...)

Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

According to the New York Post, Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre this fall. Not only that, but producer Scott Rudin has the rights, which means we'll likely be seeing the production on Broadway next spring. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7Dixon Place to Present THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Dixon Place's new production, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, will begin previews Saturday, February 7th, and open on Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM. Based on his best-selling novel, the show features critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated and award-winning storyteller James Lecesne, who portrays the life and characters of a Jersey Shore town where a young boy goes missing. The play is directed by Tony Speciale, with visuals by Matthew Sandager and incidental music by Duncan Sheik, some of which will be released in his new record "Legerdemain" in April 2015. THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY will run through March 28th at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling (212) 219-0736. (more...)

'NECESSARY EXPOSURE' Portrait Installation to Highlight Female Playwrights at Dixon Place, Beginning 1/5'NECESSARY EXPOSURE' Portrait Installation to Highlight Female Playwrights at Dixon Place, Beginning 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project (on view January 5 - 26) is a series of installations displaying portraits of playwrights who identify as female. (more...)

Amazon Original Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Prime Instant Video in US, UK & GermanyAmazon Original Dramatic Comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Prime Instant Video in US, UK & Germany
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Amazon today announced all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series Mozart in the Jungle are now available on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. (more...)

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