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Date Of Birth:
July 15
Birth Place:
South Dakota, USA
Bio:
Bill Russell was born in Deadwood and raised in Spearfish in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His paternal grandparents were Wyoming ranchers and his father was known as "Cowboy" to all. But somehow in that Wild West context, Bill was bitten by a theater bug at an early age. He attended ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 15

Birth Place: South Dakota, USA

Bio:
Bill Russell was born in Deadwood and raised in Spearfish in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His paternal grandparents were Wyoming ranchers and his father was known as "Cowboy" to all. But somehow in that Wild West context, Bill was bitten by a theater bug at an early age. He attended ... (read complete bio)
Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' SIDE SHOW Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Gallery Players' SIDE SHOW
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 1, 2018

A regional premiere, Side Show, by Bill Russell with music by Henry Krieger, is based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Depression. It is a moving portrait of two women literally joined at the hip, whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. The show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and ultimately to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. With a completely reworked plot and new songs, the 2014 revival version delves deeper into the backstory of the Hilton twins. As the twins' forge a relationship with Harry Houdini and face potential separation surgery, the book and lyrics by Bill Russell fleshes out characters and situations that endow Henry Krieger's music with more sophistication and truth. Side Show shines a spotlight on marginalized members of society, taking center stage in their own lives and dealing with mainstream emotions of love, success, suffering - and finally - acceptance. Performances run March 3rd thru March 18th, 2018. Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209. Please visit http://columbusjcc.org/cultural-arts/gallery-players/ to get specific showtimes and purchase tickets.

LZP Productions Brings SIDE SHOW to the Cutting Hall Theater Photo LZP Productions Brings SIDE SHOW to the Cutting Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

LZP Productions brings the cult classic Side Show, book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger. Side Show will be performed at Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL, from March 3rd through March 11th. Performances are: March 3, 9, 10 at 8 pm; March 4, 11 at 3 pm.

Ashley Kate Adams & Jim Kierstead To Premiere ACE at Fort Lauderdale International Fi Photo Ashley Kate Adams & Jim Kierstead To Premiere ACE at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

The producing team of Broadway Actress/Indie Producer Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage Au Folles, The Anthem) and Broadway Producer Jim Kierstead (Kinky Boots, Indecent) will premieretheir new movie ACE at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Saturday, February 24th. This short drama about sexual identity, first love and social norms that takes place among college friends, was written and directed by newcomer Jordan Gear and stars Jonathan Lipnicki, the former child actor from Jerry Maguire.

SIDE SHOW Comes To Fair Lawn Photo SIDE SHOW Comes To Fair Lawn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

As the starring act of a 1930's Side Show, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding entertainer. As stars of the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Daisy and Violet have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfillment of their hearts' desires.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How, and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. Basic pricing is $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members with $25 off for early birds, thru 1/26. Discount codes available for anyone who has applied to any of the upcoming festivals, as well as students. Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com with proof of a festival application, or a student ID, and TRU will provide you with a code for $40 or $60 off (for a Festival price of $135 or Student price of $115).

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the Workshop RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER Photo Theater Resources Unlimited announces the Workshop RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC.

Blank Canvas Theatre Announces its 2018 Season Photo Blank Canvas Theatre Announces its 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Blank Canvas Theatre is announcing their 7th season in Cleveland! Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. The annual season is diverse, designed to attract many different types of theatre-goers whether you prefer American classics, new works, off-beat musicals, drama, or comedy, you'll find something to enjoy at Blank Canvas Theatre; all at an affordable price! BCT is one of the most inexpensive professional theaters in town. Yet to be announced is our Factory Series. This series of shows focuses on new locally written plays while giving the opportunity for local actors, directors, designers, and writers a chance to collaborate on Cleveland premieres and new works. This year's Factory Series will be announced in the coming weeks.

Broadway at the Cabaret: Jennifer Damiano, Kyle Taylor Parker & More This Week! Photo Broadway at the Cabaret: Jennifer Damiano, Kyle Taylor Parker & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include:

Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Wi Photo Cast Announced for BROADWAY VALENTINE at Queens Theatre - Alysha Umphress and Cody Williams; Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey; Stephen Buntrock and Tony Nominee Erin Dill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present Broadway Valentine, a concert-style revue produced by Stephen DeAngelis exclusively for Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for two performances only on February 17 at 8pm and February 18 at 3pm.

Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below! Photo Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The the upcoming lineup of events coming your way next week at Feinstein's/54 Below!

David Feherty And Wishbone Ash Just Announced at King Center! Photo David Feherty And Wishbone Ash Just Announced at King Center!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

David Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and Golf Channel. David was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour's Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. He spent 1994 and 1995 playing mainly on the PGA Tour in the U.S., and the best result on the tour was a second place finish at the 1994 New England Classic. David represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team and played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team.

Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, The Skivvies, and More Headline ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNK Photo Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, The Skivvies, and More Headline ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Josh Young, Emily Padgett, Nick Adams, The Skivvies and many more in a concert of Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 and 9:30. With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, who will also host and music by Janet Hood, who will serve as Musical Director, Elegies ... was inspired by personal stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS and has been performed around the world. The score features such songs as My Brother Lived in San Francisco, And the Rain Keeps Falling Down and Learning To Let Go.

HBO Real Sports: Year-in-Review Debuts Tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT on HBO Photo HBO Real Sports: Year-in-Review Debuts Tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT on HBO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

HBO Real Sports: Year-in-Review Debuts Tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT on HBO

John Augustine to Helm Next Installment of NEW FEATHERS in New Hope Photo John Augustine to Helm Next Installment of NEW FEATHERS in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The ever-growing New Feathers, an independent, theatrical new works series that audiences have come to know and love, has announced the latest direction and casting additions for the November 5th Shorts production, featuring the literary, innovative works of Princeton's Witherspoon Circle.

Lee Trevino & More to Guest on FEHERTY's 100th Episode Special, Airing 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Golf Channel today announced that Emmy-nominated host David Feherty and his self-titled, Emmy-nominated series, FEHERTY, will celebrate the show's milestone 100th episode with a 90-minute special, premiering Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET.

Casting Announced for PAGEANT at the Camden Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

Lee Trevino & More to Guest on FEHERTY's 100th Episode Special, Airing 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Golf Channel today announced that Emmy-nominated host David Feherty and his self-titled, Emmy-nominated series, FEHERTY, will celebrate the show's milestone 100th episode with a 90-minute special, premiering Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET.

2Scoops to Bring LEGALLY OBLIG8TED to Joe's Pub Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again.

2Scoops to Bring LEGALLY OBLIG8TED to Joe's Pub Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The rumors are true. 2Scoops: The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group have broken up...again.

Bill Russell to Direct New Production of PAGEANT at the Camden Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

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