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Date of Death: December 02, 1999
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced that it has assumed the lease (as of July 5, 2017) of the newly-renamed Gateway Theatre at 215 Jackson Street (the former home of the recently-shuttered Eureka Theatre Company). (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the AtlanticQui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'Charlotte Wakefield Boards UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU as 'Polly'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced that Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 SeasonSyracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Great music, classics, comedy, a carnivorous space alien and a high-flying partnership with New York's 2 Ring Circus highlight the Syracuse University Department of Drama's 2017/2018 season. From Gershwin to Chekhov, from Paula Vogel to Isabel Allende, the season offers a rich and wide-ranging celebration of theatrical experiences. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 ShowsTheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

Musical Comedy ME AND MY GIRL to Launch Tim Carroll's First Shaw Festival SeasonMusical Comedy ME AND MY GIRL to Launch Tim Carroll's First Shaw Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The delightful musical-comedy Me and My Girl launches Tim Carroll's first season as the Shaw Festival's artistic director. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL, SECRET GARDEN, COPACABANA and More Set for TheatreZone's 2017-18 SeasonME AND MY GIRL, SECRET GARDEN, COPACABANA and More Set for TheatreZone's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

TheatreZone, a professional equity theater in Naples, Florida, known for presenting timeless Broadway musicals, announces its Season 13 schedule for 2017-18. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American ComposersSignature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

West End Productions presents EDUCATING RITAWest End Productions presents EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. Willy Russell delightfully weaves together the lives of these two unique characters, with great wit, humor and profound insight. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premiered at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. The play was directed by Mike Ockrent, and in 1983 became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. (more...)

West End Productions Presents EDUCATING RITA at N4thWest End Productions Presents EDUCATING RITA at N4th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. (more...)

Caroline Flack to Make Her Stage Debut in CRAZY FOR YOU Alongside Tom ChambersCaroline Flack to Make Her Stage Debut in CRAZY FOR YOU Alongside Tom Chambers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce that Caroline Flack will make her stage debut as 'Irene' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of 'CRAZY FOR YOU'. Caroline joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby'. From the producers of 'Sister Act' and 'Nativity! The Musical', the national tour of 'CRAZY FOR YOU' opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. (more...)

Miami New Drama Tackles Fascism with Whimsical Humor and HopeMiami New Drama Tackles Fascism with Whimsical Humor and Hope
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre is pleased to announce the return of A Special Day,the critically acclaimed, award winning playco-starring and co-directed by Ana Graham and Antonio Vega. Based on Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, A Special Day introduces the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The ShowBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The Show
by Jude Buot - Dec 22, 2016

Almost everyone loves Christmas. Almost, since there is The Grinch and an old fellow named Ebenezer Scrooge. The latter is the main character in Charles Dickens' novel titled 'A Christmas Carol.' His story is quite popular, not just among literature fans, because it served as inspiration to some TV shows, movies, and, of course, musicals. Scrooge is the grumpy, greedy old man who had a change of heart during Christmas day, after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/11/2016Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/11/2016
by BWW - Dec 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/11/2016 for Miami (more...)

BWW Review: Scrooges Galore: Two Distinct Takes on A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chesapeake Shakespeare and Toby'sBWW Review: Scrooges Galore: Two Distinct Takes on A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Chesapeake Shakespeare and Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 9, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as Christmas rolls around, A Christmas Carol appears in theaters. And it's no wonder; Charles Dickens' irresistible holiday tale is irresistibly theatrical. It is machine-tooled to go right for the heartstrings. A lot of different things can be done within this framework, a versatility well-illustrated by two distinct takes on A Christmas Carol currently on offer at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/04/2016Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/04/2016
by BWW - Dec 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/04/2016 for Miami (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre StageME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win?  (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROLRobert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

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