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Date of Death: November 27, 2011
BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 6, 2021

With one of the more memorable rock and roll scores of the 20th century, THE WHO’S TOMMY has been entertaining, exciting, confounding, and stimulating listeners for over 50 years. And with its current production of this iconic score (now full-fledged musical), Titusville Playhouse thrills, challenges and delivers an electric and energetic two hours of theatrical magic that simply rocks.

BWW Review: You've Never Seen Anything Like Jobsite Theater's SHOCKHEADED PETER Photo BWW Review: You've Never Seen Anything Like Jobsite Theater's SHOCKHEADED PETER
by Peter Nason - Jun 12, 2021

Based on a notoriously deranged German children's book, it's a theatrical marvel...but will audiences get it?

Glenda Jackson Receives Richard Harris Award From BIFA Photo Glenda Jackson Receives Richard Harris Award From BIFA
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021

Check out Glenda's interview with Josh O'Connor and watch highlights from her career!

BWW Review: KEMP - My Best Life Is Yet To Come Photo BWW Review: KEMP - My Best Life Is Yet To Come
by Rose Marija - Jul 23, 2020

This documentary film, created and directed by Edoardo Gabbriellini, Italy, 2019, 64m, was presented on Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center and premiered on Sunday, July 19, 2020. It is a well-made biopic about a choreographer/actor/dancer/mime/burlesque performer, Lindsay Kemp. At the age of 80, Kemp reflects on his life and career and states his views along with his recollections. We are treated to interviews and film clips from his career.

BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 3°    I Film tratti dai Musical Di Sir And Photo BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD Parte 3° I Film tratti dai Musical Di Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 26, 2020

Chi non ha in casa almeno un cd in cui non ci sia una canzone di Andrew Lloyd Weber: che sia un original cast recording, una compilation o semplicemente una cover, le composizioni di Lloyd Weber sono tra le più conosciute canzoni di musical al mondo. Tutti i più grandi interpreti si sono prima o poi cimentati in una delle sue composizioni tanto che sarebbe impossibile citarli tutti. Se i musical di Sir Andrew sono tra i più visti al mondo e detengono record invidiabili di durata in cartellone sia a Broadway che nel West End, altrettanto non si può dire delle versioni cinematografiche che non sempre sono ben riuscite. Cerchiamo di analizzarne il perché.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Spring Season For 2020 Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Spring Season For 2020
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020

With the critically acclaimed production of The Boy Friend currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the forthcoming two productions a?" the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus directed by Patrick Marber, who returns to the Menier following his smash-hit production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties.

Kelsey Grammer Will Lead THE BOY FRIEND In Toronto Photo Kelsey Grammer Will Lead THE BOY FRIEND In Toronto
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson will come direct to Toronto from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, will have a new star. Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer will make his Canadian stage debut in this new production. THE BOY FRIEND will be performed March 29 to May 3, 2020 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. Mr. Grammer will star as Lord Brockhurst.

Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BOY FRIEND Replaces HELLO, DOLLY! in Toronto Photo Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BOY FRIEND Replaces HELLO, DOLLY! in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 19, 2019

A new production of THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson, the deliriously happy and joyful musical about young love, middle-aged love and older love, will be the final show of the 2019-20 Mirvish Subscription Season. Coming direct from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, THE BOY FRIEND will be performed March 31 to May 3, 2020 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE BOY FRIEND at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

Menier Chocolate Factory presents their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Further Casting For Revival Of THE BOY FRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson' Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Initial Casting For Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019

With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas. Matthew White directs a cast including Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Casting Announced For THE BOY FRIEND At Menier Chocolate Factory
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019

Casting has been announced for the Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.

Menier Chocolate Factory Will Present A Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEN Photo Menier Chocolate Factory Will Present A Major Revival Of Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2019

With The Bridges of Madison County currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend running at the theatre over Christmas, directed by Matthew White. The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today a?" 30 August, with public booking on 9 September at 9am.

VIDEO: Glenda Jackson Discusses KING LEAR, Her Career, and More at 92nd Street Y Photo VIDEO: Glenda Jackson Discusses KING LEAR, Her Career, and More at 92nd Street Y
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2019

On April 29, Glenda Jackson appeared in conversation at 92nd Street Y to discuss her career with moderator Annette Insdorf.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson! Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 9- Happy Birthday, Glenda Jackson!
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

Glenda Jackson made a triumphant return to Broadway last year after a 30-year absence, winning every possible award for her performance in the smash hit revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, including the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. Jackson's return to Broadway was hailed by critics and audiences as the theatrical event of the season, and the production broke the Golden Theatre's house record five times.

Review Roundup: THE WHO'S TOMMY at Kennedy Center - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: THE WHO'S TOMMY at Kennedy Center - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2019

The Who's Tommy is now playing at Kennedy Center!

92Y Hosts AN EVENING WITH GLENDA JACKSON Photo 92Y Hosts AN EVENING WITH GLENDA JACKSON
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

92Y Reel Pieces presents a Monday, April 29 event featuring actress Glenda Jackson, who will discuss her career with moderator Annette Insdorf. Film clips from Jackson's career will be shown throughout the conversation.

PAMM Raises More Than $1 Million At Art Of The Party, Presented By Valentino Photo PAMM Raises More Than $1 Million At Art Of The Party, Presented By Valentino
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2019

On Saturday, March 9, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomed nearly 500 cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters for the fifth annual Art of the Party presented by Valentino. PAMM's biggest fundraiser event of the year honored renowned artist Christo and philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, who have been longtime supporters of PAMM since its inception 35 years ago. The event raised over $1 million, with all funds directly supporting the museum's robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County school system.

BWW Review: LOVE GENIUS AND A WALK, Drayton Arms Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOVE GENIUS AND A WALK, Drayton Arms Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 9, 2018

There's much promise in this play that speculates on what Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler may have spoken about on a walk they shared, but pedestrian writing and underdeveloped characters scupper any chance of its reaching its potential.

PICASSO'S WOMEN Transfers to London Photo PICASSO'S WOMEN Transfers to London
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2018

Following a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the reimaged production of Picasso's Women transfers to London this Autumn. Continuing the site specific theme, the play is set in a contemporary art space, Gallery Different in London, from Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 September at 19:30 (Duration 1h 30m).

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