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Date of Birth: February 14, 1882
Date of Death: May 29, 1942 (60)

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Staff Picks: BroadwayWorld Selects Performances That Never Get Old! Photo Staff Picks: BroadwayWorld Selects Performances That Never Get Old!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

Need inspiration? The BroadwayWorld team has come together to help guide your musical quarantine journey. Today, we bring you just a few recommendations for: A performance that never gets old...

I HATE HAMLET, SWEET CHARITY and More to Be Presented in Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2020 Photo I HATE HAMLET, SWEET CHARITY and More to Be Presented in Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Enjoy Broadway in your backyard with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2020/21 season! With just the ticket for everyone, the award-winning regional theatre's upcoming season will begin with I Hate Hamlet (October 25 - November 8), Paul Rudnick's hilarious comedy in which rising star Andrew Rally is visited by the ghost of a legendary actor who is determined to convince the young artist to pursue a life on the stage.

Playwright William Luce Passes Away At Age 88 Photo Playwright William Luce Passes Away At Age 88
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 12, 2019

It was reported today that acclaimed playwright William Luce has passed away at age 88.

BARRYMORE is Running Now Through November 3 Upstairs At The Group Rep Photo BARRYMORE is Running Now Through November 3 Upstairs At The Group Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

The Group Rep presents BARRYMORE by William Luce, with Robert Benedict as Barrymore, featuring Todd Andrew Ball, directed by Robert Benedict, produced by Todd Andrew Ball.

Drew Barrymore Syndicated Daytime Talk Show to Debut in 2020 On CBS Stations Photo Drew Barrymore Syndicated Daytime Talk Show to Debut in 2020 On CBS Stations
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Actress Drew Barrymore will headline a syndicated daytime talk show for CBS Television Distribution, targeting a fall 2020 launch, it was announced today by Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group.

Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players Photo Photo Flash: BE MORE CHILL Composer Joe Iconis Honored At The Players
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.

The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday Photo The Players Presents A Pipe Night Honoring Joe Iconis On Monday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

The Players announces its next Pipe Night, honoring Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill). A favorite Players tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century, the Pipe Night for Mr. Iconis will be held on Monday, September 9th starting at 6:30 pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South. 

I HATE HAMLET Comes to Centers for Performing Arts Bonita Springs Photo I HATE HAMLET Comes to Centers for Performing Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs launches its new year and new season with the Paul Rudnick comedy I HATE HAMLET, running July 18-21 at the Moe Auditorium and Film Center. Rudnick is probably best known for the Sister Act screenplay, and his plays include Jeffrey, The Naked Eye and the more recent Regrets Only.

Check In And Check Out The GRAND HOTEL At The Palm Canyon Theatre Photo Check In And Check Out The GRAND HOTEL At The Palm Canyon Theatre
by David Green - Mar 30, 2019

Welcome to the mysterious Grand Hotel, an elegant hotel located in Berlin in the 1920s. This lively musical tells the story of a weekend at the hotel and the eccentric characters that are staying there. From the skeptical doctor to the fatally ill bookkeeper to the fading prima ballerina, there is a character for everyone in this hit musical. The Palm Canyon Theatre presents the hit Broadway Musical GRAND HOTEL for two weekends beginning April 5.

Two River Theater Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST Photo Two River Theater Presents THE BELLE OF AMHERST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Two River Theater continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the celebrated American classic The Belle of Amherst, a biographical drama starring Maureen Silliman as poet Emily Dickinson.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company At The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents William  Photo The Atlanta Shakespeare Company At The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents William Luce's BARRYMORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

In this riveting two-man play, William Luce brings us a glimpse into the world and artistic process of  actor John Barrymore.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces MICHAEL KAHN AND FRIENDS- OFF THE RECORD Photo Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces MICHAEL KAHN AND FRIENDS- OFF THE RECORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director Michael Kahn invites theatre-lovers to a series of intimate conversations about life in the D.C. theatre scene as he prepares to retire from the STC stage. Open, unrehearsed, and off the record, invited speakers will swap anecdotes and share memories about Michael Kahn's 33-years at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Following his career trajectory, the discussions will focus on three distinct eras in STC's history by mapping D.C.'s changing theatre scene. The first Michael Kahn and Friends: Off the Record will focus on the formation of The Shakespeare Theatre Company in its first location: Folger Theatre (1986-1992).

The Naples Players Present Free Annual Shakespeare On The Plaza, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S  Photo The Naples Players Present Free Annual Shakespeare On The Plaza, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

The Naples Players (TNP) present their FREE annual Shakespeare-on-the-Plaza with the classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, which runs every Saturday and Sunday, February 16 - March 10, 2019 outside on the Baker Stage in The Naples Players Sugden Plaza.

Photo Flash: Ben Fankhauser and Elizabeth Ashley Star In I HATE HAMLET at Bucks Count Photo Photo Flash: Ben Fankhauser and Elizabeth Ashley Star In I HATE HAMLET at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

 Audiences are thoroughly enjoying themselves at Bucks County Playhouse's production of Broadway's hilarious romantic comedy "I Hate Hamlet." The production, which runs through December 1 and was hailed by The New York Times as "Unapologetically silly…hilarious!" is directed by Marc Bruni ("Beautiful: The Carol King Musical").

BWW Review: Mobile Unit's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Parties On at The Public Photo BWW Review: Mobile Unit's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Parties On at The Public
by Michael Dale - Nov 4, 2018

For most New York playgoers, the words "Shakespeare In The Park" will immediately bring to mind the free performances at Central Park's outdoor Delacorte Theater, created decades ago by The Public Theater's visionary founder, Joseph Papp.

Westport Country Playhouse Holds Reading of I HATE HAMLET Featuring Mary Beth Peil, A Photo Westport Country Playhouse Holds Reading of I HATE HAMLET Featuring Mary Beth Peil, Allison Altman, and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of "I Hate Hamlet," the comedy that conjures the ghost of actor John Barrymore, on Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m.  Barrymore will be played by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines. Written by Paul Rudnick, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.

Award Winning Cast For Bucks County Playhouse's I HATE HAMLET, 11/9-12/1 Photo Award Winning Cast For Bucks County Playhouse's I HATE HAMLET, 11/9-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Tony award-winner, Elizabeth Ashley ("Take Her She's Mine") and Tony nominee Tom Hewitt ("The Rocky Horror Show") will headline a refreshed production of Paul Rudnick's witty, laugh out loud comedy, "I Hate Hamlet" at Bucks County Playhouse, November 9 - December 1. The play marks Ashley's return to the Playhouse after co-starring opposite Robert Redford in the pre-Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park."

ELTC Presents POE BY CANDLELIGHT and DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE In Time For Halloween Photo ELTC Presents POE BY CANDLELIGHT and DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE In Time For Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two events in time for Halloween: 'Poe by Candlelight' on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00p.m. and the classic silent thriller, 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' accompanied by Wayne Zimmerman on the organ, on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30p.m., both at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, where the theater is in residence.

CBS Announces All-Star Lineup for THE WORLD'S BEST Featuring  Drew Barrymore, RuPaul  Photo CBS Announces All-Star Lineup for THE WORLD'S BEST Featuring Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, James Corden and Faith Hill
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

CBS today announced an all-star lineup of Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, James Corden and Faith Hill for THE WORLD'S BEST, a new global talent competition series from two of the most prolific unscripted producers in television, Mike Darnell (“American Idol” and “Ellen's Game of Games”) and Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, “The Voice”).

BWW Review: I HATE HAMLET at Oyster Mill Playhouse Photo BWW Review: I HATE HAMLET at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Andrea Stephenson - Aug 18, 2018

I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick, first hit the stage in 1991. Set in actor John Barrymore's apartment, the play introduces the audience to Andrew Rally, a television actor considering an attempt at playing Hamlet. The characters, which include a television star, a Hollywood director, an agent, a realtor, John Barrymore himself, and a theatre-obsessed virgin girlfriend, are delightful, and the show is packed with humor. The Broadway run of the show was cut short when one of the actors was intentionally injured on stage. I Hate Hamlet opened at Oyster Mill Playhouse on Friday, August 17th.

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