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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
Date of Death: December 15, 1966 (65)
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BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Ken Fallin - May 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of  Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, Jessica Lange, and John Gallagher Jr.? in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. (more...)

First Look - New Image Revealed from Steven Spielberg's THE BFGFirst Look - New Image Revealed from Steven Spielberg's THE BFG
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

Steven Spielberg and the cast of 'The BFG' have arrived in Cannes for the film's World Premiere at a gala screening at the Palais des Festivals on Saturday, May 14. (more...)

Radix and the MPAA Establish New Partnership to Reduce Online PiracyRadix and the MPAA Establish New Partnership to Reduce Online Piracy
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Special Olympics Announces Mary Davis as CEOSpecial Olympics Announces Mary Davis as CEO
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Special Olympics announced today the appointment of Mary Davis of Ireland as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She will lead the world's largest global and grassroots movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities. Every day, Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sports to build positive attitudes and create an inclusive world for all. The appointment of Davis, who has been serving as Acting CEO since October 2015, marks the first time in the organization's nearly 50-year history that a person from outside the United States has been named Chief Executive Officer. (more...)

14 Southern California Teens Named Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's Spotlight Program14 Southern California Teens Named Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 28th annual The Music Center's Spotlight (Spotlight), a free nationally recognized scholarship and arts training program for teens. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Flash: Johnny Depp & More Attend DISNEY'S ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS  European PremierePhoto Flash: Johnny Depp & More Attend DISNEY'S ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS European Premiere
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2016

Throngs of eager fans turned out to cheer stars from DISNEY'S ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS including Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Sacha Baron Cohen as they arrived at the film's premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square Theatre in London on Tuesday, May 10. (more...)

Marni Freedman Shares 7 ESSENTIAL WRITING TOOLSMarni Freedman Shares 7 ESSENTIAL WRITING TOOLS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In '7 Essential Writing Tools: That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven Your Soul)' (published by Archway Publishing), professional writing coach Marni Freedman, M.S., LMFT, invites readers to fall in love with the magic that is writing, igniting their passion for the craft and encouraging them to be their best, tenacious selves. She wants to provide readers with writer-tested-and-approved tools on scene creation, plot, voice and character. (more...)

CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is ReleasedCELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities. Did you know? Cary Grant was a spy hunter. Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights. Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII. Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps. Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA. The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology. Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man. Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI. Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA. The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA? 'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.' - Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor In the series: Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'. Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Reunite for BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Reunite for BEAUTY & THE BEAST 25th Anniversary
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2016

Actresses Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Jo Anne Worley and more attended the Academy's 25th Anniversary Screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (more...)

VIDEO: Beth Behrs Talks New Play 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED' on 'Late Night'VIDEO: Beth Behrs Talks New Play 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED' on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Below, the 2 BROKE GIRLS star talks to Seth Meyers about the new project and proves that she can say the entire name of the show by heart! (more...)

Pink to Serve as Superstar Advisor for THE VOICE Semi-Finalists, 5/16Pink to Serve as Superstar Advisor for THE VOICE Semi-Finalists, 5/16
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

International recording artist and multi-award winner P!nk will serve as a superstar advisor to the top eight remaining artists on the Monday, May 16 telecast (8 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

The Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYCThe Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- comes to New York on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to perform the NY premiere of THE FIFTH CENTURY, a large-scale work for the rare combination of choir and saxophone quartet by the iconic avant-garde English composer GAVIN BRYARS. (more...)

VIDEO: New FINDING DORY Trailer Celebrates Mother's DayVIDEO: New FINDING DORY Trailer Celebrates Mother's Day
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

Walt Disney Studios shared an all-new trailer for FINDING DORY on Twitter today. Disney•Pixar's feature animated film swims into theaters June 17, 2016. Get a first look below! (more...)

MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Blasts Onto Chinese IMAX Screens with Record-Level $10 MillionMARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Blasts Onto Chinese IMAX Screens with Record-Level $10 Million
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR released by The Walt Disney Studios, blasted into the Chinese market with a record-level debut gross of $10 million on 283 IMAX screens. (more...)

Visa Teams Up with Marvel to Offer Financial Education through 'Guardian' Comic BookVisa Teams Up with Marvel to Offer Financial Education through 'Guardian' Comic Book
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

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Early 1920s Comedy Thriller THE CAT AND THE CANARY Hauntingly Good InspirationEarly 1920s Comedy Thriller THE CAT AND THE CANARY Hauntingly Good Inspiration
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

A SPOOKY haunted mansion, possible heirs to a fortune and a variety of secrets and mysteries are the key ingredients of Roleystone Theatre's latest production. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for UCLA This June15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival Set for UCLA This June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

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