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Omar Sharif was an Egyptian film and television actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lawrence of Arabia. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award.

Sharif, who spoke Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Greek and Italian fluently, was often cast, in British and American films, as a foreigner of some sort. He bridled at travel restrictions imposed by the government of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, leading to self-exile in Europe. He was a lifelong horse racing enthusiast, and at one time ranked among the world's top contract bridge players.

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Previews: CINEMA ON ICE at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Deserted Films returns to the Historic Camelot Theatre (at the Palm Springs Cultural Center) Jan 21 - Feb 25 for a fun, winter-themed film series on the big screen culminating in a special screening of Dr. Zhivago (1965)… the first film to screen at the Camelot when it opened!  

Center Theatre Group to Present 2024 L.A. Writers' Workshop Festival

Los Angeles audiences will have the opportunity to experience six brand new plays—thanks to Center Theatre Group’s L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival which will take place January 26 to 28, 2024 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. 

Freda Payne Brings A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD to Marin Center's Showcase Theatre

Motown, Broadway, concert and multi-Grammy-nominated recording star Freda Payne will present her nationally acclaimed musical show, A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, for one-night only Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. at Marin Center's Showcase Theatre.

Review: Boston's Long Wait for THE BAND'S VISIT Rewarded With Great Production

What did our critic think of THE BAND'S VISIT at The Huntington Theatre?

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Unveils Entertainment Line-up For GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2

Actors Theatre of Indiana presents ATI's Greatest Hits Volume 2, featuring powerful performances and fan favorites from past shows like NUNSENSE, WORKING, CABARET, SWEENEY TODD, GODSPELL, FOREVER PLAID, and MY FAIR LADY.

10 Videos To Count The Hours 'Til Alexandra Silber Brings THE HOUR OF PEARL To The Green Room 42

As we wait patiently for our next hALiday, Broadway World Cabaret is doing a YouTube deep dive into the work of La Silber.

Photos: 54 DOES 54: THE 54 BELOW STAFF SHOW Honors 54 Below Founders

For their regular staff talent show, the 54 Below team turned the spotlight on the organization founders.

Hello, Gorgeous: FUNNY GIRL is Produced for the First Time in Brazil

Funny Girl gets a Brazilian production directed by Barchilon, starring Giulia Nadruz and Eriberto Leao as protagonists. With score by J. Styne, and lyrics by B. Merrill, the semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of comedian and Broadway star Fanny Brice, featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

Review: ECHO at Cirque Du Soliel

Cirque du Soliel’s ECHO, now making its U.S. premiere, is chock full of wonder and spectacle. There’s no CGI or stunt doubles here, these 52 artists amaze with their strength, agility, artistry and precision.

Taro Meyer's AUDIOBOOK ACTING Is Published By Silman-James Press

AUDIOBOOK ACTING: A Masterclass in the Art and the Business by Grammy- winner director/producer Taro Meyer, a complete course for actors on giving compelling audiobook performances, has been published by Silman-James Press.

Videos: Watch STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE, NEWSIES, & More Perform at the Olivier Awards

Last night, the Olivier Awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony also included performances from Sylvia, Newsies, Oklahoma!, Standing at Sky's Edge, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Grease, The Band's Visit, and Tammy Faye. Watch videos of every performance now!

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Produces MR. CONFIDENTIAL

Actors Theatre of Indiana presents the World Premiere musical Mr. Confidential, premiering at The Studio Theatre at The Center for the Performing Arts beginning April 28, 2023 and running through May 14.

Center Theatre Group's L.A. Writers' Workshop Selects New Cohort

Since 2005, more than 100 playwrights have had their work fostered through Center Theatre Group's L.A. Writers' Workshop and more are set to join. This new cohort for the L.A. Writers' Workshop includes six local playwrights who will spend a year researching and writing a new work with the feedback of their fellow writers and Center Theatre Group's artistic staff. These playwrights are Amy Berryman, Inda Craig-Galván, Isaac Gómez, Ramiz Monsef, christopher oscar peña, and Jasmine Sharma.

Review: Diane D'Angelo Lands Happily at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in DESTINATION MOON

With her sweet soprano sound and soulful storytelling skills, Diane D'Angelo makes welcome return to the stage.

French Songwriter Alan Simon To Release Second Film MONSIEUR CONSTANT

Alan Simon (“Excalibur,” Roger Hodgson, Midnight Oil, The Moody Blues, Alan Parsons...) is releasing his second film. Alan Simon wrote the screenplay, the direction and the music. The symphonic themes are arranged and conducted by Lee Holdridge (to whom we owe the masterpiece Jonathan Livingston Seagull alongside Neil Diamond)

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Announces Its Cast of VIOLET, Opening October 28

Actors Theatre of Indiana has announced their next production – Violet. A moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel.

Photos: Eric Yves Garcia Opens at The Pierre Hotel

Manhattanites who yearn for the music and ambience of a Cafe Society piano lounge now have a location and entertainer to hang with.  If an Omar Sharif or Rudolph Valentino could play great piano and sing the American Songbook they would have been Eric Yves Garcia who opened at The Pierre Hotel’s 2 E Lounge last night, and he’ll be there every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. 

Omar Sharif Jr. Joins Holocaust Museum LA as Chief Advancement Officer

Omar Sharif Jr. has joined Holocaust Museum LA as the new chief advancement officer, announced by Beth Kean, the museum's CEO.

The Lark Theater to Present Screenings of Classic Movie Musicals, Including FUNNY GIRL, THE MUSIC MAN & More

The Lark Theater in Larkspur, CA is presenting movie adaptations of iconic musicals EVERY WEDNESDAY afternoon.

Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at The Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of THE BAND'S VISIT at The Kennedy Center?

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