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Date of Birth: March 12, 1928 (92)

Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW P Photo Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

Looking for something new to read while staying inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on playwriting!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 4- Happy Birthday, Tracy Letts Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 4- Happy Birthday, Tracy Letts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020

On this day, we're wishing a very happy birthday to the star of the current Broadway revival of All My Sons, Tracy Letts!

Daryl Roth Discusses What the Daryl Roth Theatre is Doing to Prepare to Reopen Photo Daryl Roth Discusses What the Daryl Roth Theatre is Doing to Prepare to Reopen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020

Broadway producer Daryl Roth chatted with Page Six about what the Daryl Roth Theatre is doing to prepare to reopen, whenever that day may come.

BWW Blog: Reflecting on My First Time Directing Photo BWW Blog: Reflecting on My First Time Directing
by Student Blogger: Katelen Hankins - Jun 22, 2020

It was incredibly educational, moving, and I am not only grateful for the opportunity but I'm eager to do it again (and again and again!)

Jay Binder's A LIFE IN CASTING Podcast Premieres on Broadway Podcast Network Today Photo Jay Binder's A LIFE IN CASTING Podcast Premieres on Broadway Podcast Network Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

RWS Entertainment Group, Binder Casting in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced .... Jay Binder... A Life In Casting, a 5-episode podcast exploring the life and career of the esteemed casting director.

The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Michael R. Jackson as Recipient of 2019 Hul Photo The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Michael R. Jackson as Recipient of 2019 Hull-Warriner Award for A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020

The Dramatists Guild of America Council has selected Michael R. Jackson as the recipient of the 2019 Hull-Warriner Award, for his musical A Strange Loop. The other finalists for the award were Madeleine George for Hurricane Diane; Stephen Adly Guirgis for Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven and more.

Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

Tony-Winning Producer Bernard Gersten Passes Away at 97 Photo Tony-Winning Producer Bernard Gersten Passes Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that theatre producer Bernard Gersten passed away this morning in his sleep. He was 97 years old.

The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance A Photo The Off Broadway Alliance Announces Dates For The 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

The Nominating Committee of the Off Broadway Alliance has announced important dates for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards.

New Dramatists Cancels 71st Annual Spring Luncheon Honoring Tony Kushner and Jeanine  Photo New Dramatists Cancels 71st Annual Spring Luncheon Honoring Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori Due to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

New Dramatists has cancelled its previously announced 71st Annual Spring Luncheon due to the COVID-19 emergency. The event, to have taken place on Thursday, May 21st at the New York Marriott Marquis, was to honor Tony Award winners Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori with its 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award.

VIDEO: Denis O'Hare, Johanna Day and Claybourne Elder Star in the Trailer for Eric Ro Photo VIDEO: Denis O'Hare, Johanna Day and Claybourne Elder Star in the Trailer for Eric Rosen's Film NETUSER
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2020

Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Denis O'Hare stars in Eric Rosen's film NETUSER, about Peter Sardovski, an activist whose life unravels when a nightmare about political violence turns true.

Original Cast Members of THE LAST SEDER Will Reunite for a Performance to Raise Money Photo Original Cast Members of THE LAST SEDER Will Reunite for a Performance to Raise Money for The Jewish Board
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

Rosalind Productions Inc, the Drama-Desk winning Tony-nominated production company will produce a virtual one-night-only production of Jennifer Maisel's Off-Broadway play THE LAST SEDER on April 11 at 7:00 pm EST/ 4:00 pm PST.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020) Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

St. Louis Actors' Studio Announces Fourteenth Season Theme 'Dramedy', Featuring HAND  Photo St. Louis Actors' Studio Announces Fourteenth Season Theme 'Dramedy', Featuring HAND TO GOD and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

September 2020 will mark the beginning of St. Louis Actors' Studio's Fourteenth season theme 'Dramedy'.

Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN! Photo Broadway Rewind: Feel the Transylvania Mania with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2020

BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, says of this episode of Broadway Rewind, 'It is jammed packed with Albee, Brooks and Pinter and I had one of the biggest pinch me moments of chatting with one of the greatest playwrights Edward Albee, himself. We head to Second Stage for the opening of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry but we start off at the first day of rehearsal for revival of the Harold Pinter classic, The Homecoming which featured a stellar cast including Ian McShane, Raul Esparza, Eve Best and Michael McKeen. Director Daniel Sullivan told me what he loved about the play, 'When I read it now, almost 40 years after it was done, it still scares me. I had never directed Pinter, so I thought it was about time.''

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch Photo Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

Broadway Catch Up: Ruthie Ann Miles is Expecting, Patti LuPone Gives a Basement Tour, Photo Broadway Catch Up: Ruthie Ann Miles is Expecting, Patti LuPone Gives a Basement Tour, and More! - Week of March 3/23
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this week's highlights from some of our favorite stars, including Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jordan Fisher, and more!

BWW Feature: THE WISDOM OF TERRENCE MCNALLY, 1938-2020 Photo BWW Feature: THE WISDOM OF TERRENCE MCNALLY, 1938-2020
by Roger Catlin - Mar 26, 2020

Theater suffered a huge loss this week when the playwright Terrence McNally died at 81, of complications of our current plague, the coronavirus. It was a sad irony since many of McNally's plays dealt with the effects of a previous plague, AIDS, in the 1980s.

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