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Bill Irwin News

Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (67)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male
B Street Theatre Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFB Street Theatre Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Edward Albee's first Broadway production and is considered now to be a contemporary American classic. Opening on Broadway on October 13, 1962, and starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill, the original productions received both critical acclaim and public scorn for its confrontational characters, bitter philosophy on love, and realistic quality on an aging couple with a dark past. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Raises $175,000 at JubaleeChicago Human Rhythm Project Raises $175,000 at Jubalee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) hosted its Jubalee Gala July 21 at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, which included honoring The Chicago Community Trust and its President and CEO Terry Mazany with the JUBA! Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Cultural Community in Chicago. Past JUBA! Award recipient, the Honorable Mayor Rahm Emanuel, served as Honorary Chair. With nearly 600 people in attendance, CHRP raised $175,000, including a $75,000 leadership gift from guests Philip and Marsha Dowd, from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, contributions and a raffle.  Following a preshow reception in CHRP's American Rhythm Center, guests gathered in the packed Studebaker Theater for the presentation of the JUBA! Award and the JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance performance that highlighted CHRP's 27th annual Rhythm World summer festival. The concert featured Chicago Human Rhythm Project performing a world premiere by Artist In Residence Dani Borak and three classics by African-American choreographers Buster Brown, Lon Chaney and Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche performing her masterpiece Love Me or Leave Me with Tre Dumas and Nico Rubio; STOMP cast members Ali Bradley and Jeremy Price; North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble; solo performances by Lee Howard and Jumaane Taylor; a trio performance by Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson and Imania Fatima Detry; scholarship students from Tokyo directed by Yukiko Misumi; and more. A VIP champagne reception onstage with the artists followed the performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Will Roland Inspires and Mentors the Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

This past Sunday, Will Roland led a song interpretation Master Class for a few lucky students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the DelacorteRebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Southern California Premiere of INCOGNITORubicon Theatre Company presents Southern California Premiere of INCOGNITO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

How much of our identity is created by our minds and our memories? Award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) explores this question in the Southern California Premiere of his dazzling new play about what it means to be human. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) that examine the extent to which our identities and our choices are governed by the complex and delicate mechanisms of the brain. Payne's moving and deeply profound play seeks to make sense of the relationship between the physical and metaphysical. Directed by Indy Award-winning director Katharine Farmer (The Nibroc Trilogy), (more...)

Matt Doyle Visits BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Podcast to Discuss DENTS and SWEENEY TODDMatt Doyle Visits BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Podcast to Discuss DENTS and SWEENEY TODD
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 18, 2017

We've always known that Matt Doyle was one of the most talented performers in on the musical theatre stage, but with the spring 2016 release of 'Dents,' a web-based comic book which he created with his life-long best friend Beth Behrs (TWO BROKE GIRLS, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT...), the public was exposed to a new, more nerdy, side of the actor. (more...)

Ali Stroker, Jo Lampert to Join Shaina Taub at Joe's Pub This SummerAli Stroker, Jo Lampert to Join Shaina Taub at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with her monthly concert residency. (more...)


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Paramour's Hyler Directs GEORAMA in NYMFParamour's Hyler Directs GEORAMA in NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by Matt Schatz & Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by book writer West Hyler. GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

FX's THE STRAIN, LEGION and ARCHER Head to San Diego Comic-Con 2017FX's THE STRAIN, LEGION and ARCHER Head to San Diego Comic-Con 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

FX Networks today announced its featured panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, a stellar lineup featuring the hit dramas The Strain and Legion and the Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy series Archer. (more...)

BALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance FavoritesBALLETNOW Will Showcase 24 Dance Superstars in Iconic and Contemporary Dance Favorites
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As The Music Center wraps up its 14th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, Angelenos have the opportunity to see some of the world's finest dancers perform a mix of iconic ballets and new pieces in The Music Center's BalletNOW.  Following the popularity of the first BalletNOW in 2015, The Music Center commissioned this highly innovative three-performance program, featuring international ballet sensation and New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck as curator.  Peck created a mixed repertory to highlight the versatility and athleticism of today's ballet dancers including pieces that pair classical dancers with their contemporaries in other dance genres.  (more...)

FIDDLER'S CAVE to Receive World Premiere at Festival of Independent TheatresFIDDLER'S CAVE to Receive World Premiere at Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Street performer and movement theatre artist Dustin Curry will present the world premiere of the wordless storytelling play "Fiddler's Cave" at this year's Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT). The play, inspired by Ozark Mountain folklore, tells the tale of a lonely fiddle player who finds himself lost and abandoned deep in a cave, with no memory of how he arrived there. Through music, clowning and a bit of theatrical magic, the Fiddler must search his past for answers in order to find a way home. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 13th, 2017 - Starry SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala and More!BWW Morning Brief June 13th, 2017 - Starry SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Irish Rep hosts its star-studded SONDHEIM AT SEVEN gala, featuring an intro by Angela Lansbury! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 12, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2017
by - Jun 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/10/2017
by - Jun 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/10/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 10, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 10, 2017
by - Jun 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Airing on THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UPVIDEO: Watch a Trailer for OLD HATS, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Airing on THIRTEEN's THEATER CLOSE-UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

OLD HATSTheater Close-Up - the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically acclaimed production of Old Hats from Signature Theatre, Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on early Thursday morning, June 15 at 1:30 a.m. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater.  (more...)

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