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Bio:
Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Since she first appeared on stage as purple-rinsed Melbourne housewife Mrs Edna Everage, Dame Edna has toured Europe, the US and the Middle East, picking up a Tony Award for the 2000 Broadway production Dame Edna, The Royal Tour and a Tony nomination in 2004 for Back with a Vengeance. (read complete bio)
UPDATE: Binder Casting Joins Troika Entertainment in Clarifying New TOOTSIE Tour Cast Photo UPDATE: Binder Casting Joins Troika Entertainment in Clarifying New TOOTSIE Tour Casting Breakdown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020

Troika has issued a statement to clarify a casting notice which called for submissions from only people of color for the upcoming national tour of TOOTSIE. The tour will be going out non-equity, though work had been done on an Equity production, including offers to actors and stage managers. The tour is set to launch in October in Buffalo.

LOCAL THEATERS LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE at Fairfield Center Stage Photo LOCAL THEATERS LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE at Fairfield Center Stage
by Cindy Cardozo - May 18, 2020

Local theater directors stand together to discuss how Covid-19 has affected their companies, how they are coping with the shut-down, and discuss options for future live productions.

BWW Feature: At Home With Will Nolan Photo BWW Feature: At Home With Will Nolan
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2020

The comedy writer/performer who created the insanely popular Leola has taken off the lipstick and the caftan... but he's still listening to Kelly Clarkson while quarantining with his family.

BWW Interview: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna  Photo BWW Interview: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME! - Scott Mason is The Honorary Dame Edna Understudy.
by Rosanne DellAversano - Apr 20, 2020

Did you know that right in college town of Newark DE, lives the one and only Honorary Dame Edna Understudy?

Luna Stage To Present Will Nolan's HOORAY FOR LADY LAND! GAY HISTORY FOR STRAIGHT PEO Photo Luna Stage To Present Will Nolan's HOORAY FOR LADY LAND! GAY HISTORY FOR STRAIGHT PEOPLE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

As part of its acclaimed American Voices series, Luna Stage presents Hooray For Lady Land! Gay History For Straight People! written and performed by Will Nolan as his comic alter-ego Leola.

BWW Interview: Ray DeForest and DORIS DEAR Photo BWW Interview: Ray DeForest and DORIS DEAR
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 29, 2020

MAC Award-winning duo Ray DeForest and Doris Dear are nominees again this year and Stephen Mosher just had to talk with them about their life together, how they came into being, and what it is that makes the perfect American housewife.

Australia's 'King Of One-Man Cabarets' Michael Griffiths Returns To The McCallum With Photo Australia's 'King Of One-Man Cabarets' Michael Griffiths Returns To The McCallum With COLE
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020

Michael Griffiths, Australia's king of one-man cabaret shows, is returning to the McCallum Theatre at 7:00pm., Sunday, Feb. 16, bringing back Cole, his one-man tribute to the great Cole Porter. How insanely talented is Michael Griffiths? Cole will be taking place just hours before he takes the McCallum stage for an evening performance of In Vogue: Songs by Madonna.

NYC Songwriters Alliance Moves Bi-Weekly Meeting Last Night To The Soho Playhouse Photo NYC Songwriters Alliance Moves Bi-Weekly Meeting Last Night To The Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Members of the NYC Songwriters Alliance banded together to support British singer/songwriter Daniel Cainer and the 7:30 opening night performance of his critically acclaimed one-man show, a?oeJewish Chronicles.a??

Tony Award-Nominated Composer Wayne Barker To Appear At UC Davis Photo Tony Award-Nominated Composer Wayne Barker To Appear At UC Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

''Peter and the Starcatcher'' Composer to Appear at UC Davis

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

BWW REVIEW: David Campbell And The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Open The New Sydney Coli Photo BWW REVIEW: David Campbell And The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Open The New Sydney Coliseum With A Dose Of Christmas Cheer with CHRISTMAS AT THE COLISEUM
by Jade Kops - Dec 14, 2019

David Cambpell's classic swing jazz stylings joined with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to welcome Sydney Coliseum's first visitors in style and celebrate the season with CHRISTMAS AT THE COLISEUM. 

TOOTSIE To Play Final Broadway Performance in January Photo TOOTSIE To Play Final Broadway Performance in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

It was announced today that the Tony-nominated musical TOOTSIE will play its final performance at at the Marquis Theatre on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

British Comedian Myra Dubois Will Perform Australian Stand-up Debut Photo British Comedian Myra Dubois Will Perform Australian Stand-up Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

This February, British comedian Myra DuBois - a.k.a. the self-declared 'Siren of South Yorkshire' - invites Australian audiences to attend her hysterically funny 'funeral' celebrations at the Opera House during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. After all, who could deliver a better eulogy about Myra than Myra?

TOOTSIE Partners With New School's College Of Performing Arts For National Author's D Photo TOOTSIE Partners With New School's College Of Performing Arts For National Author's Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

In honor of National Author's Day today, November 1, TOOTSIE has partnered with The New School's College of Performing Arts to launch a playwriting contest for its students. Participants must submit a new, original 5-minute comedic play with the title a?oeWho Are You?a?? based off a TOOTSIE song of the same title. The winner of the contest will receive a private writing consultation with Tony Award-winning book writer Robert Horn.

Upcoming this November at Mizner Park Cultural Center Photo Upcoming this November at Mizner Park Cultural Center
by Carol Kassie - Oct 31, 2019

The Mizner Park Cultural Center will play host to an eclectic selection of theatrical, musical, and event entertainment in November.  From the Off-Broadway hit Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus to the Icons: The Art of Celebrity Illusion, and the sparkling comedy of Michael Walters as Dame Edna in Something Like A Dame to the sexy and seductive Thunder From Down Under, the popular Boca Raton venue can definitely boast they are providing 'something for everyone' this month.

Cady Huffman Kicks Off Astoria Performing Arts Center 2019-20 Season Photo Cady Huffman Kicks Off Astoria Performing Arts Center 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

After a celebratory 18th season full of awards, nominations and tons of critical-acclaim for the main-stage productions of Queen and Caroline, or Change, Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off their 2019-20 season with Tony award-winner actress Cady Huffman in the New York premiere of Marguerite, a new solo musical with book and lyrics by Anton Dudley, music by Michael Cooper and direction by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.

Pink Martini Will Embark on the Silver Jubilee UK Tour Photo Pink Martini Will Embark on the Silver Jubilee UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Pink Martini, the internationally acclaimed band who traverse genres in the name of elegance and taste, will celebrate an incredible 25 years since they first began with a very special Silver Jubilee Tour which will come to the UK in May 2020.

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT Photo Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

Dame Edna MY GORGEOUS LIFE TOUR Commences Next Week Photo Dame Edna MY GORGEOUS LIFE TOUR Commences Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

The grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage, has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring a?oePrecious Possumsa??, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September and October. 

Dame Edna's MY GORGEOUS LIFE Tour Commences Next Week Photo Dame Edna's MY GORGEOUS LIFE Tour Commences Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019

The grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage, has been forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring a?oePrecious Possumsa??, announcing a surprise tour of Australia in September and October.

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