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Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (86)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
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Photo Flashback: Stars of the Stage Who Left Their Mark on WILL AND GRACEPhoto Flashback: Stars of the Stage Who Left Their Mark on WILL AND GRACE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 22, 2017

Earlier today, production stills were released for the upcoming premiere of the re-boot of NBC's Will and Grace. In the episode, we pick up with Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) 11 years since we last saw them. Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. Jack and Karen help Will and Grace hide their secret shame from each other, but the truth finally comes out. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler AwardPlaymakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town HallKRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

IMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation AwardIMPACT Rep's Jamal Joseph Receives AEA's 2017 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamal Joseph, Executive Artistic director/co-founder of IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE has been named the 2017 recipient of the PAUL ROBESON CITATION AWARD by Actors' Equity Foundation and Actors' Equity Association. Joseph will receive his reward at the Association's Eastern Regional Board Meeting on September 25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at the Court TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs now through October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is tomorrow, September 16, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's Centennial GalaSantino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced that Natalie Cortez, Gavin Creel, Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Beth Malone, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, and Taylor Trensch will perform at its annual Gala on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

Leslie Uggams Named Emmy TV LegendLeslie Uggams Named Emmy TV Legend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning star of stage and screen Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby! and The Leslie Uggams Show) has joined the ranks of EMMY TV LEGENDS as a recent interviewee of the Archive of American Television. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original airing of Alex Haley's ROOTS in which she so memorably portrayed Kizzy Kinte, Uggams traces her career as a child star during the early days of television to her current roles in the blockbuster hits DEADPOOL and EMPIRE. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/9/2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/9/2017. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY to Honor Playwright Marsha NormanTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY to Honor Playwright Marsha Norman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be honored at The 17th Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, as part of the organization's partnership with The Lilly Awards. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017
by - Sep 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/2/2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

VIDEO: Broderick, Lane & More in Bonus Clips from THE LION KING Signature EditionVIDEO: Broderick, Lane & More in Bonus Clips from THE LION KING Signature Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Below, check out some great bonus material just released in anticipation of Disney's THE LION KING Signature Edition coming out on Blu-ray next Tuesday, August 29th! (more...)

PCPA to Close 53rd Season with August Wilson's FENCESPCPA to Close 53rd Season with August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Closing PCPA's 53rd season is Fences, August Wilson's gripping Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece that will swing onto the Marian Theatre stage from September 15 - October 1. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions AnnouncedChicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

National Treasures: Celebrating Broadway at the Kennedy Center HonorsNational Treasures: Celebrating Broadway at the Kennedy Center Honors
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 22, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual celebration held to honor those in the arts for a lifetime of contributions to American culture. Beginning in 1978, the honors are held annually in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old GlobeShakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MANJeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, and More Join Martin Shaw in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Neck and neck, the only thing that separates the candidates are the endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Gemma Jones). (more...)

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