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Date of Birth: May 19, 1930
Date of Death: January 12, 1965 (34)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 29- with Beth Malone, Next On Stage and More Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 29- with Beth Malone, Next On Stage and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020

Today (October 29) in live streaming: Beth Malone visits Backstage Live, Meet the Top 5 on Next On Stage, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 22- with Next On Stage, Jodi Benson and More Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 22- with Next On Stage, Jodi Benson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

Today (October 22) in live streaming:The next round of Next On Stage, Jodi Benson visits Ten Minute Tidbits, and so much more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY POPPINS Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2020

This week's list includes Laura Benanti's debut solo album, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Disney music, the 2020 West End Mary Poppins cast recording, and more.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 15- with the Tony Nominations, Keala Settle  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 15- with the Tony Nominations, Keala Settle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

Today (October 15) in live streaming: The Tony nominations, Keala Settle visits Backstage Live, Next on Stage is back, and so much more!

APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON) to Stream This Saturday Photo APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON) to Stream This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020

Apologies To Lorraine Hansberry (you Too August Wilson) by Rachel Lynett, will stream this Saturday. 

Douglas Lyons' Next Wave Initiative Scholarships are Open for Submissions Photo Douglas Lyons' Next Wave Initiative Scholarships are Open for Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020

The Next Wave Initiative has announced open submissions for Cycle 1 of its scholarship program. Founded by actor-composer and TV writer Douglas Lyons (Beautiful, Beau), The Next Wave Initiative is a developmental branch of The Directors Company committed to amplifying future Black voices in the American theatre.

Interactive Outdoor Theatre Installation Debuts At Alabama Shakespeare Festival Photo Interactive Outdoor Theatre Installation Debuts At Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

As the weather cools and the outdoors become even more enjoyable, Alabama Shakespeare Festival invites visitors to its grounds in Blount Cultural Park to experience Speak the Speech, a free theatrical installation. Inspired by William Shakespeare's directive to a?oespeak the speecha?? and by American playwrights today, Speak the Speech offers visitors a way to experience theatre outdoors in the beautiful park and garden surrounds for safe, interactive fun and enrichment.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 8- with NEXT ON STAGE Season 2, Beth Leavel, Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 8- with NEXT ON STAGE Season 2, Beth Leavel, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Today (October 8) in live streaming: Next on Stage is Back for Season 2, Beth Leavel visits Backstage Live, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 1- with Orfeh & Andy Karl, Next On Stage: Da Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 1- with Orfeh & Andy Karl, Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Today (October 1) in live streaming: The Next On Stage Dance Edition top 3, Orfeh & Andy Karl visit Backstage Live, and so much more!

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

KPFK's Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Oj Photo KPFK's Arts In Review Welcomes L.A. Live Theater Leaders Stephanie Black, Julianna Ojeda, and Grett T. Daniels
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, September 24- with Paulo Szot, Next On Stage: Dance  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, September 24- with Paulo Szot, Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Today (September 24) in live streaming: Meet the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 5, Paulo visits backstage Live, and so much more!

Photo Flash: Jazz Legend, Lillette Jenkins-Wisner Honored in Rehoboth Beach with Conc Photo Photo Flash: Jazz Legend, Lillette Jenkins-Wisner Honored in Rehoboth Beach with Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Jazz Legend, Lillette Jenkins-Wisner, dubbed Queen of the Keys by Duke Ellington, was honored on Sunday, September 20, 2020 with a concert hosted by her family and friends and held at the Fairfield Inn in Rehoboth Beach.

Playfest 2020 Begins October 3 - Plus Free Livestreamed Interviews Photo Playfest 2020 Begins October 3 - Plus Free Livestreamed Interviews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2020 features six readings of new plays in development. For the first time, the annual new play festival will be a completely virtual event.

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents BANNED TOGETHER 2020 Photo The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents BANNED TOGETHER 2020
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund is partnering with The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative to present Banned Together 2020. The week-long series of events, which spans from Monday, September 28 to Saturday, October 3, includes two online panel discussions that will highlight BIPOC writers.

Vineyard Theatre Releases Weekly Schedule for LESSONS IN SURVIVAL Photo Vineyard Theatre Releases Weekly Schedule for LESSONS IN SURVIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced the weekly schedule for Lessons In Survival, beginning October 6, and the return of 'The VT Show' on the last Tuesday of each month beginning September 29 at 5:30 pm ET.

Nancy Travis and Charles Shaughnessy Star in WAKE UP CALL Live Online from Skylight T Photo Nancy Travis and Charles Shaughnessy Star in WAKE UP CALL Live Online from Skylight Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020

Live online at 3:00pm Thursday, September 24th, Skylight Live presents another new play. Written by Wendy Kout & Jeff Reno, Gregg T. Daniel will direct. Skylight Theatre Company brings together some of LA's most talented writers, directors and actors for weekly presentations, discussions, and uplifting works, written specifically for this medium.

The Public Theatre Offers A New Event COME PLAY WITH US Photo The Public Theatre Offers A New Event COME PLAY WITH US
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

The Public Theatre is creating a PLAY Club Each month the company will choose a play and meet on ZOOM to talk about it. The group will meet three times and discuss three fabulous plays. Executive Artistic Director Christopher Schario will be the moderator and Professor Martin Andrucki of Bates College will provide insights and suggestions for discussion.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, September 17- with Judy Kuhn, Next On Stage Top 8 an Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, September 17- with Judy Kuhn, Next On Stage Top 8 and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

Today (September 17) in live streaming: Judy Kuhn visits Backstage Live, Next on Stage: Dance Edition continues, and so much more!

Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premie Photo Vineyard Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Featuring Lessons In Survival, World Premieres From Tori Sampson and David Cale, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company's upcoming 2020-2021 Season which includes digital and outdoor productions, as well as the reopening when safe to do so of Vineyard Theatre's home at 108 East 15th Street with the return of the award-winning Dana H. by Lucas Hnath and two world premieres from Tori Sampson and David Cale.

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