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Date Of Birth:
April 21, 1932 (88)
Bio:
Elaine May was a founding member of the improvisational theater groups the Compass Players and The Second City. She first came to national prominence with Nichols and May, her improvisational comedy duo with Mike Nichols, which became an immediate and overnight sensation, and stands as one of the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 21, 1932 (88)

Bio:
Elaine May was a founding member of the improvisational theater groups the Compass Players and The Second City. She first came to national prominence with Nichols and May, her improvisational comedy duo with Mike Nichols, which became an immediate and overnight sensation, and stands as one of the ... (read complete bio)
Food For Thought Celebrates 20th Anniversary with WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH Photo Food For Thought Celebrates 20th Anniversary with WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, the award-winning theatre company, offers it fourth show during the 2020 season at Theatre 80, 8th Street and 1st Avenue on Monday, October 26th from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Third Show in Monthly Series Photo FOOD FOR THOUGHT Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Third Show in Monthly Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

On September 29th at 2:00pm, the award-winning theatre company, Food For Thought Productions will present the third show in its current season with a common thread – comedy (something we can all use a bit of in our present world)!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of August 31 - Broadway Cookbook, Making of OK Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of August 31 - Broadway Cookbook, Making of OKLAHOMA!, and More
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2020

This week's newly-announced releases include a Broadway cookbook, a book about the making of Oklahoma!, and more.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Playwrights Selected for Year Three of Five-Year Co Photo San Francisco Playhouse Announces Playwrights Selected for Year Three of Five-Year Commission Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020

San Francisco Playhouse continued its commitment to developing new plays and nurturing the voices of active writers with the selection of the playwrights who will comprise the third year of the company's five-year commission program.

The Dallas Opera's 2020 'Maria Callas Award' is Given Posthumously to Terrence McNall Photo The Dallas Opera's 2020 'Maria Callas Award' is Given Posthumously to Terrence McNally
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020

Terrence McNally, the legendary American playwright, screenwriter, and librettist will posthumously receive The Dallas Opera's most prestigious honor, 'The Maria Callas Award,' in recognition of his contribution to two landmark events in the company's history.

Food For Thought Productions Brings Live Theater Back to NYC Photo Food For Thought Productions Brings Live Theater Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

Food For Thought Productions, the award-winning theatre company, which began life in September 2000, may be the answer to the questiona?"How do you provide live theatre during a time when we are told to isolate and keep a distance?

BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BR Photo BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!

Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4 Photo Cole Escola Will Host Obie Awards Ceremony- Set for June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President & CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have just announced that the 65th Annual Obie Awards, New York's preeminent celebration of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater, will premiere on YouTube.com/AmericanTheatreWing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT.  The prerecorded ceremony will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola (Hulu's Difficult People, FXX's Man Seeking Woman, Amazon Prime's Mozart in the Jungle), who will also perform with surprise special guests.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET to Play Three Performances at The Gateway in Bellpo Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET to Play Three Performances at The Gateway in Bellport
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Back by popular demand! Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play three performances at The Gateway in Bellport on February 28th at 8pm, and Februaru 29th at 3pm and 8pm.

Rialto Chatter: Will Elaine May and Frank Langella Lead LOVE LETTERS Off-Broadway? Photo Rialto Chatter: Will Elaine May and Frank Langella Lead LOVE LETTERS Off-Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Could Love Letters be headed off-Broadway, starring Elaine May and Frank Langella? According to Showbiz411, the duo will lead the A.R. Gurney play this spring at the Acorn Theater on W 42nd St. The production is expected to begin in March.

PARASITE and More Win Big at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards; Full Li Photo PARASITE and More Win Big at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2020

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave out their awards this past Saturday, January 11. The association announce the winners back in December. 

Theatre Above the Law Presents Satirical Game Show By Elaine May Photo Theatre Above the Law Presents Satirical Game Show By Elaine May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

Theatre Above the Law, located in Chicago's Northside, is presenting a 60 minute satirical game show by comedy legend, and 2019 TONY Winner, Elaine May February 6-March 8.

Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs Create and Star In An All-New Comedy Cabaret at  Photo Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs Create and Star In An All-New Comedy Cabaret at Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019

Philly's funniest friends, Artistic Director at Act II Playhouse, Tony Braithwaite, and Producing Artistic Director at 1812 Productions, Jennifer Childs, have created and are sharing the spotlight in a new comedy cabaret, Together Again For the First Time. Music Direction and piano accompaniment are by Owen Robbins. Reflecting the pace and style of classic comedy duo Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Braithwaite and Childs merge their wit and musical chops in a high-energy performance of songs, sketches and hilarious asides.

Tony Braithwaite And Jennifer Childs Create And Star In An All-New Comedy Cabaret At  Photo Tony Braithwaite And Jennifer Childs Create And Star In An All-New Comedy Cabaret At Act II Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019

Philly's funniest friends, Artistic Director at Act II Playhouse, Tony Braithwaite, and Producing Artistic Director at 1812 Productions, Jennifer Childs, have created and are sharing the spotlight in a new comedy cabaret, Together Again For the First Time. Music Direction and piano accompaniment are by Owen Robbins. Reflecting the pace and style of classic comedy duo Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Braithwaite and Childs merge their wit and musical chops in a high-energy performance of songs, sketches and hilarious asides.

Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET is Coming to Bucks County Playhouse Photo Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET is Coming to Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play Bucks County Playhouse, January 30 a?" February 2 as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2019

Renée Taylor's comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened in MY LIFE ON A DIET November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET To End Limited Run Sunday Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET To End Limited Run Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Renée Taylor's comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET will conclude its acclaimed limited run this Sunday, December 15th at George Street Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened in MY LIFE ON A DIET November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET Photo Renée Taylor Recalls Husband Joseph Bologna Urging Her to Write MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor a?" known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on a?oeThe Nannya?? a?" opened November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews in her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse. Called a?oefascinating, lighthearted and spicya?? by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna. In this brief performance video, Renée recalls how her husband encouraged her to write the play. The clip also features a hilarious anecdote about Jerry Lewis:

Renée Taylor Hilariously Recalls Auditioning for Tennessee Williams in MY LIFE ON A  Photo Renée Taylor Hilariously Recalls Auditioning for Tennessee Williams in MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor - known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on 'The Nanny' - opened November 22nd to unanimous rave reviews in her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse. Called 'fascinating, lighthearted and spicy' by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Opens Tonight at George Street Playhouse Photo Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Opens Tonight at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor - known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on 'The Nanny' - brings her acclaimed comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse, with the official Opening Night set for tonight (Friday) at 8 pm. Called 'fascinating, lighthearted and spicy' by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.

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