Date of Birth: July 10, 1958 (60)
Birth Place: IRELAND
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Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeMartyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw Join the Cast of FLEABAGKristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw Join the Cast of FLEABAG
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in series two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three this spring. (more...)

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas And Fiona Shaw CBE Join Cast Of FLEABAGDame Kristin Scott Thomas And Fiona Shaw CBE Join Cast Of FLEABAG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw CBE are set to guest star in Series Two of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's multi award-winning series Fleabag. The highly anticipated second series, which is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, will premiere on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video this spring. (more...)

United Solo is Now Accepting Submissions For Its 10th AnniversaryUnited Solo is Now Accepting Submissions For Its 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Solo shows from all over the world are invited to submit for 2019 United Solo Theatre Festival. The world's largest solo theatre festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary season this year, taking place as usual at Theatre Row, located in the heart of New York's legendary theatre district. The Festival dates are September 19 - November 24. (more...)

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 Season To Present 6 Major OperasGlyndebourne Festival 2019 Season To Present 6 Major Operas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Under the leadership of Executive Chairman Gus Christie, the Glyndebourne Festival, in its 85th year, will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in six major opera productions from May 18 through August 25, 2019. Surrounded by rolling English countryside, Glyndebourne is located in East Sussex, south-east England, four miles from the county town of Lewes. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight For Jessica Dickey's THE CONVENTPreviews Begin Tonight For Jessica Dickey's THE CONVENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Previews begin tonight for the world premiere production of The Convent, a new play by critically acclaimed playwright Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project, Charles Ives Take Me Home), directed by Daniel Talbott. (more...)

KILLING EVE to Return to BBC America on April 7KILLING EVE to Return to BBC America on April 7
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

 BBC AMERICA's Killing Eve will return for its highly-anticipated second season on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm/7c, the network announced today. Sandra Ohand Jodie Comer reprise their critically-acclaimed performances as Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. Beginning just after the end of the final episode of season one, Villanelle has disappeared, and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does…but unfortunately, she's not the only person looking for her. Killing Eve finished out 2018 as the top drama on Metacritic's “TV Shows Mentioned On Most Critic Top 10 Lists – 2018.” The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (more...)

Photo Flash: BBC America Releases First Look Images of KILLING EVE Season TwoPhoto Flash: BBC America Releases First Look Images of KILLING EVE Season Two
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Tony And Drama Desk Award Nominee Mel Mericer Releases 'Testament'Tony And Drama Desk Award Nominee Mel Mericer Releases 'Testament'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Heresy Records has announced the release of Testamenta new album by theater composer Mel Mercier, the son of Peadar Mercier, (one of the founders of The Chieftans) who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design.Testament is an album of eleven music compositions by Mel Mercier (born. 23. December, 1959), and holds the titles of Composer/Percussionist/Professor, and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. (more...)

Renee Taylor Wins 2018 United Solo Special Award For MY LIFE ON A DIETRenee Taylor Wins 2018 United Solo Special Award For MY LIFE ON A DIET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Last night, Renee Taylor won the annual The United Solo Special Award, which recognizes artists who have made significant recent contributions to solo theatre during the year, for her critically acclaimed autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET. Along with Ms. Taylor, this year's nominees included Derek DelGaudio (In & Of Itself), Alison S. M. Kobayashi (Say Something Bunny!), John Lithgow (Stories By Heart), Chita Rivera (An Evening with Chita Rivera) and Bruce Springsteen (Springsteen on Broadway). (more...)

Oscar Nominee Renee Taylor Among Award Winners At The United Solo GalaOscar Nominee Renee Taylor Among Award Winners At The United Solo Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

After a run of ten weeks that presented 130 one-person theatre productions from six continents, the world's largest solo theatre festival concluded its ninth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York by presenting this year's awards. On behalf of the United Solo Academy, Omar Sangare, the artistic director of the festival, presented the United Solo Special Award to Renee Taylor for her solo show "My Life on a Diet." In her acceptance speech, Ms. Taylor said: "I'm very grateful for receiving an award from Untied Solo - it's a very prestigious honor" and added "I'm very happy to be touring the country with 'My Life on a Diet' - and now I can say I am an award-winning show!" (more...)

BWW Review: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, National TheatreBWW Review: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 18, 2018

The National Theatre marks the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the UK with Courage Everywhere, a series of rehearsed readings and events celebrating the milestone. The talented list features Bryna Turner's Bull in a China Shop. (more...)

Encore Performance Of Michael Miller's TRANSFIGURATION Announced At United SoloEncore Performance Of Michael Miller's TRANSFIGURATION Announced At United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Following the success of the premiere performance in October, we are pleased to announce an encore performance. Coming up in the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York City, November 15th, 7:30 pm (more...)

Fiona Shaw And George MacKay Complete The Casts Of The National Theatre's Courage EverywhereFiona Shaw And George MacKay Complete The Casts Of The National Theatre's Courage Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The NT marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK gaining the right to vote, with a series of rehearsed readings, talks and events, as well as a free exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge. World-class directors Nadia Fall, Phyllida Lloyd, Jenny Sealey, Lyndsey Turner and Dawn Walton will bring to life five plays on themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world. (more...)

United Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADYUnited Solo Offers Master Classes With Anne Bogart, Professors Of UCLA, Juilliard, and Allan Corduner From MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

United Solo will host a Master Class with Anne Bogart, internationally acclaimed director, author, and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at Columbia University. This Master Class is a unique opportunity to work with a legendary theatre artist. It will take place on November 5, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Theatre Row in New York City. (more...)

MADMAN Adds 4th Show At United Solo FestivalMADMAN Adds 4th Show At United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The United Solo Festival presents MADMAN, written and performed by Jake Austin Robertson, on September 23 at 7:30pm, October 14 at 4pm and October 17 at 9pm, The Studio Theater at Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, 10036. The one-man play is directed by Sara Morgulis. Already a Festival Bestseller, MADMAN has sold out its first three shows and now has added a fourth performance on November 1.  (more...)

HOUN' DAWG Comes to United Solo FestivalHOUN' DAWG Comes to United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Step back in time with vocal powerhouse Big Mama Thornton, the blues singer, songwriter and entertainer known for her top Billboard hits. This musical comedy shows her experience with racial and sexual tensions in the music industry. Join us on her fearless journey of musical strife and success. What you know as HIStory is truly HERstory. Explicit language. (more...)

African Tree Productions Brings BE A BETTER DOG to United SoloAfrican Tree Productions Brings BE A BETTER DOG to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

African Tree Productions brings to United Solo Theatre Festival 2018 a theatre production titled "BE A BETTER DOG" performed by the Ellen Steward International Award 2018 Nominee Seiphemo Motswiri, all the way from South Africa. (more...)

ONE GOOD EGG Comes to NYC United Solo FestivalONE GOOD EGG Comes to NYC United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

ONE GOOD EGG is a poignant mash-up of comedy, storytelling, and theater featured at the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival on October 19 & 20. (more...)

BBC Acquires Second Season of KILLING EVEBBC Acquires Second Season of KILLING EVE
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

BBC has acquired the second series of the critically acclaimed female-led spy thriller Killing Eve. Series one made its debut on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC Three on BBC iPlayer last month and has become a massive hit with audiences - there have been over 26 million requests for the series so far. (more...)

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