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Date of Birth: September 10, 1951 (69)

Birth Place: Augsberg, GERMANY
Harry Groener to Star in Livestream Reading of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Photo Harry Groener to Star in Livestream Reading of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

As part of the 'Much Ado About SOMETHING' series, The Working Actor's Journey podcast presents - in collaboration with the San Diego Shakespeare Society and the City of Coronado Public Library - an all-star cast in a FREE online Shakespeare reading of The Merry Wives of Windsor on Thursday, May 14th at 3 pm PST / 6 pm EST.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco and Now Calls The Fountain Theatre His Home
by Shari Barrett - Apr 20, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Simon Levy who began his directing career in San Francisco, then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 where he has been the Producing Director for the Fountain Theatre since 1993. His directing and producing credits are numerous, with over 100 productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco that have won more than 200 awards. His journey has been blessed with having wonderful mentors along the way, which has enabled the talented director to earn his living doing theatre and earned him great respect from the entire L.A. Theatre community.

Photo Flash: John C. Reilly, Simon Helberg and More Attend Opening Night of THE FATHE Photo Photo Flash: John C. Reilly, Simon Helberg and More Attend Opening Night of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, now through March 1, 2020. The production stars Alfred Molina (Frieda, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force role in perhaps one of the most awarded plays of recent times on two continents – winning the 2014 Molière Award, and nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre Award, Olivier Award for Best New Play, and Tony Award for Best Play.

Photo Flash: Inside The 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards Photo Photo Flash: Inside The 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

The 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 13, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA.

Presenters Announced For 30th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Photo Presenters Announced For 30th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020

Presenters have been announced for the 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards on Monday, January 13, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6pm and the ceremony, hosted by George Salazar, is set to begin at 7:30pm.

Al Pacino Joins Geoffrey Rush & More in Shakespeare Center Benefit Photo Al Pacino Joins Geoffrey Rush & More in Shakespeare Center Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Legendary actor Al Pacino joins fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, a one-night only staged benefit reading to support The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel at Geffen P Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel at Geffen Playhouse?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

Skintight recently opened at Geffen Playhouse starring Idina Menzel, who returns to the show after starring in the original production Off-Broadway. Critics were in attendance opening night, find out what they had to say!

BWW Interview: Will Brittain On Travelling Coast-To-Coast To Make It SKINTIGHT Photo BWW Interview: Will Brittain On Travelling Coast-To-Coast To Make It SKINTIGHT
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2019

Playwright Josh Harmon's SKINTIGHT receives its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, already in previews. Daniel Aukin directs this neurotic family drama featuring the original stars of the Broadway production (Idina Menzel, Will Brittain and Eli Gelb), with Harry Groener, Kimberly Jürgen and Jeff Skowron rounding out the cast. I was lucky enough that Will Brittain (who plays Trey, the young, hunky boyfriend of patriarch Elliott) was able to squeeze in some time for me in his busy rehearsal schedule to answer just a few of my long list of questions.

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Stars In SKINTIGHT At Geffen Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Stars In SKINTIGHT At Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Get a first look at Idina Menzel in Skintight at the Geffen Playhouse!

Full Cast Announced for Idina Menzel-Led SKINTIGHT at the Geffen Photo Full Cast Announced for Idina Menzel-Led SKINTIGHT at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Skintight, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Fool for Love, Bad Jews). The production features Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked) as Jodi Isaac. 

Two L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In July Photo Two L.A. Theaters To Host 'Mueller Report Read-A-Thons' In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Two venerable Los Angeles intimate theaters will each host a Mueller Report Read-A-Thon, offering Angelenos the opportunity to hear the Mueller Report read aloud, in its entirety, on either side of the City. The Fountain Theatre in East Hollywood will host a single, 15-hour event on Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to midnight. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in West L.A. will hold a separate marathon reading, breaking it up into two 8-hour sessions on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23, each from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to both Read-A-thons is free and open to the public.

Review: INDECENT Centers on Love Winning Over the Forces of Hate as Told by the Autho Photo Review: INDECENT Centers on Love Winning Over the Forces of Hate as Told by the Author and Performers of Sholem Asch's Groundbreaking Play GOD OF VENGEANCE
by Shari Barrett - Jun 13, 2019

INDECENT now onstage at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, magnificently directed by Rebecca Taichman, is as close to a Broadway-quality production as you will ever see in the City of Angels, with incredibly entertaining, stylized movement performed by triple-threat performers, guaranteed to draw you into not only the story but the necessity of its truth being brought to the stage now.

Review Roundup: INDECENT at the Ahmanson Theatre; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: INDECENT at the Ahmanson Theatre; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

INDECENT at Ahmanson Theatre is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichmanin a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.

BWW Interview:  Joby Earle INDECENT-ly Lighting Up & Rejuvenating The World Photo BWW Interview: Joby Earle INDECENT-ly Lighting Up & Rejuvenating The World
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2019

Paula Vogel's INDECENT has already begun its previews at the Ahmanson Theatre. Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman continue their collaboration, from the workshops and the Broadway run (for which Rebecca won her Tony Award directing INDECENT), to this co-production between the Center Theatre Group and the Huntington Theatre Company. I had the opportunity to delve into the inner creative workings of the man portraying Sholem Asch - Joby Earle.

Photo Flash: INDECENT Opens At Center Theatre Group Photo Photo Flash: INDECENT Opens At Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichman in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.

INDECENT Comes to The Ahmanson Through July 7 Photo INDECENT Comes to The Ahmanson Through July 7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Currently in previews, 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, will open on June 9 at 2 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichman in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.

CA Arts Council Awards Grant To SCLA Veterans In Arts Program Photo CA Arts Council Awards Grant To SCLA Veterans In Arts Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

The California Arts Council has awarded a $16,200 grant to the Veterans In Art program at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.  

Photo Flash: First Look At INDECENT At The Ahmanson Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look At INDECENT At The Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

"Indecent" by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel opens next month in Los Angeles. This Tony Award-nominated play will be produced at the Ahmanson Theatre in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company.

BWW Review: INDECENT: A Work of Art, A Story of Love Photo BWW Review: INDECENT: A Work of Art, A Story of Love
by Nancy Grossman - May 3, 2019

INDECENT is a beautiful work of art that exists in a realm above and beyond the conventional category of a play, or, in this case, a play with music. It has an ethereal quality that suggests an oil painting in motion, with every movement and every utterance in service to telling a story that cannot be communicated by words alone. The Huntington Theatre Company presents the Boston premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's play, under the direction of Tony Award-winner Rebecca Taichman, featuring many members of the original Broadway cast.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back on OKLAHOMA's Broadway History Photo BWW Flashback: A Look Back on OKLAHOMA's Broadway History
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2019

Oklahoma! is back on the Great White Way! Oklahoma! is no stranger to Broadway. In fact, it's been here five times before. Take a look back at the Broadway history of this iconic musical!

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