Date of Birth: November 17, 1901
Date of Death: February 17, 1982 (80)
IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and ManhattanIMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Brooklyn Tavern Theater, led by composer/lyricist/writer Dan Furman, is presenting 'Impossible but True,' a 'tavern musical' inspired by Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle story, through October 29 at Franklin 820 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and in Manhattan at Uncle Charlie's, 139 East 45th Street. This immersive musical aims to pioneer a new genre of no-frills productions in hospitable places that are underused for performances. Cailín Heffernan directs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nick Hardcastle On Bringing the Life of Orry-Kelly To The Thea-taBWW Interview: Nick Hardcastle On Bringing the Life of Orry-Kelly To The Thea-ta
by Gil Kaan - Oct 13, 2019

A limited 'sneak peek' run of Gentleman-George Production's ORRY will begin November 1, 2019 at The Lee Strasberg Theatre. Writer/performer Nick Hardcastle has adapted Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly's memoirs Women I've Dressed for a ninety-minute stage production (directed by Wayne Harrison) incorporating music, dance, vaudeville, puppetry, special effects and some of Orry-Kelly's award--winning creations. I had the chance to ask a few questions of Nick, in between his many, many responsibilities - theatrical and otherwise. (more...)

Kekene XIII - The Gathering 2019 Comes to JKO High SchoolKekene XIII - The Gathering 2019 Comes to JKO High School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Kekene XIII - The Gathering 2019, a weekend-long celebration of Ivory Coast drum and dance, will have a limited engagement run from Saturday November 9 thru Sunday November 10 in NYC. The production features an evening of dance and drum spectacle at JKO High School,120 West 46th Street, NY, NY, followed by Sunday dance and drum workshops by West African instructors at the National Black Theater at 2031 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY. (more...)

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Kenya International Theatre FestivalGoodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Kenya International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Performing in his 25th country, Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States at the Kenya International Theatre Festival, during his 20th year touring around the world in his celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre' on November 3rd in Nakuru at the Nakuru Players Theatre, and on November 5th at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi. (more...)

ORRY Comes to Lee Strasberg TheatreORRY Comes to Lee Strasberg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Orry a?" You're invited to the funeral of three-time Oscar winner and Hollywood legend, costume designer Orry-Kelly. Don't expect a little thing like death to stop the whip tongue and quick wit of the unapologetically gay Australian rascal who dressed and heard the secrets of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Merle Oberon, Ingrid Bergman and Mae West a?" just to name a few. Fearless, funny and outspoken, Orry-Kelly lived life to the fullest, from his childhood in Kiama, to reveling in Sydney's underworld nightlife, to chasing his dreams of acting in New York, to Hollywood. Based on his memoir a?oeWomen I've Undresseda?? a?" found in a pillowcase in suburban Sydney nearly 51 years after his death a?" Orry incorporates music, dance, vaudeville routines, puppetry, digital art, special effects and a taste of those incredible gowns to share his irresistible story. Anyone who loves classic movies, fashion, gossip and Cary Grant will love Orry. (more...)

Second Annual PRODUCTION WITHOUT BORDERS Scheduled For November 11Second Annual PRODUCTION WITHOUT BORDERS Scheduled For November 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Second Annual Event to Feature Top Industry Executives Christopher Kühne, Larry Namer, and Emily Shah; Moderated by Kate Rees Davies (more...)

Creative Team Revealed For New Musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL Pre-Broadway ProductionCreative Team Revealed For New Musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL Pre-Broadway Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University today announced the full New York-based creative team for the pre-Broadway production of new musical a Fly More Than You Fall. (more...)

Creative Team Revealed For New Musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL Pre-Broadway ProductionCreative Team Revealed For New Musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL Pre-Broadway Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at Utah Valley University today announced the full New York-based creative team for the pre-Broadway production of new musical a?oeFly More Than You Fall.a?? The poignant contemporary fantasy about a teenager dealing with her mother's diagnosis will be presented from Sept. 12 to 28, 2019 in advance of its intended Broadway bow. Tickets are currently on sale at www.uvu.universitytickets.com.    (more...)

Nosotros Announces the Recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle AwardsNosotros Announces the Recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Nosotros, the first Latinx arts advocacy organization in Hollywood, announced the recipients of the 2019 Golden Eagle Awards.  The honorees include a wide array of Hollywood talent in front and behind the camera. The awards will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the historic Montalban Theatre 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood.  www.nosotrosorg.com (more...)

Aspen Film Announces Special Events and Guests as Part of 40th Anniversary FilmfestAspen Film Announces Special Events and Guests as Part of 40th Anniversary Filmfest
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

As a follow-up to the announcement of the film program for its 40th Anniversary Filmfest, Aspen Film has released the line-up of special events and in-town guests as part of the festival taking place September 23-29, 2019. Advance film and event tickets will be available for purchase to Aspen Film members beginning today, Wednesday, September 4, and to the public on Monday, September 9. Individual tickets can be purchased at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office and at aspenshowtix.com. Festival passes and memberships can be purchased online at aspenfilm.org/aspen-film-membership/. (more...)

Christoph Waltz Will Star Opposite Liam Hemsworth in Quibi Action SeriesChristoph Waltz Will Star Opposite Liam Hemsworth in Quibi Action Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Variety reports that Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz will star opposite Liam Hemsworth in a series at new short form content company Quibi.  (more...)

MTC Appoints Nicki Hunter Artistic ProducerMTC Appoints Nicki Hunter Artistic Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, and Barry Grove, Executive Producer, have named Nicki Hunter Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club. In this capacity she will be responsible for working with the artistic team on season programming as well as producing current MTC shows. (more...)

See The Forgotten Story Of THE OTHER MOZART At Hammer TheatreSee The Forgotten Story Of THE OTHER MOZART At Hammer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

The untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's prodigy sister comes to San Jose when the Hammer Theatre presents The Other Mozart. Sylvia Milo's award-winning production tells the true story of keyboard virtuoso and composer Nannerl Mozart who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but whose work and story were almost lost to history. Composed from a series of humorous and heartbreaking letters sent between Mozart family members, the play is set in a stunning 18-foot diameter dress and features a powerhouse solo performance. It has been presented to acclaim Off-Broadway, in London, and internationally. (more...)

THE VALKYRIES Joins LadyFest At The Tank With All Female Creative TeamTHE VALKYRIES Joins LadyFest At The Tank With All Female Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

The Valkyries written by Jessica Owens and directed by Blayze Teicher will be presented as part of The Tank's LadyFest, a festival featuring pieces written, directed, produced, acted, managed, and designed all by female or gender non-confirming artists. The festival is 'in celebration of womxnhood and the female voice, in all its glory.' (more...)

ANNE FRANK, A Musical Opens Off-Broadway This SeptemberANNE FRANK, A Musical Opens Off-Broadway This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon. (more...)

Short+Sweet Hollywood Welcomes New Partners NBC Universal, LA Casting/Casting Networks And Final Draft!Short+Sweet Hollywood Welcomes New Partners NBC Universal, LA Casting/Casting Networks And Final Draft!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Short+Sweet Hollywood is just around the corner! In the weeks leading up to the event, the 10minute play and film festival announces partnerships with some of the entertainment industry's leading organisations and brands including NBC Universal, LA Casting/Casting Networks and Final Draft, who are offering great prizes and professional development opportunities for the winners. (more...)

WHAT WE DO Premieres In Rep At IRT Theatre With Andre  VautheyWHAT WE DO Premieres In Rep At IRT Theatre With Andre Vauthey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

The How: What We Do, part of the 3B Development Series, currently running at IRT Theatre 154 Christopher St. NYC #3B (third floor), is a daring and engrossing movement piece developed by the artists in the rehearsal process and explored through improvisation. (more...)

Five Original Plays Come to the Carlisle HotelFive Original Plays Come to the Carlisle Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019

A simple premise delivers a quintet of short original plays at the Carlisle Hotel this August. (more...)

Ronald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Sri Lanka's Colombo International Theater FestivalRonald Rand Represents USA In LET IT BE ART! At Sri Lanka's Colombo International Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand will represent the United States, performing in his internationally celebrated solo play, LET IT BE ART! bringing to life Harold Clurman, 'the elder statesman of the American Theatre in the Colombo International Theater Festival, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 4th. (more...)

Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces Mainstage Summer SeasonGreensboro Arts Alliance Announces Mainstage Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR) in Greensboro, Vermont announces its 2019 Mainstage Summer Season, kicking off July 25-28 (more...)

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