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Paddy Chayefsky Headshot
Date Of Birth:
January 29, 1923
Date Of Death:
August 01, 1981 (58)
 
Paddy Chayefsky Headshot
Date of Birth: January 29, 1923
Date of Death: August 01, 1981 (58)
Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.

BWW Review: NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC Is a Tonic For the Soul Photo BWW Review: NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC Is a Tonic For the Soul at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Aug 22, 2021

Norbert Leo But is an actor who is hard to pin a label on. It’s hard to believe that Jamie Wellerstein, Alfie Doolittle, Paddy Chayefsky, Agent Carl Hanratty, Freddy Benson Edward Bloom, and Fiyero all came out of the same brain space. And yet, that very chameleon-like versatility has been the hallmark of his Broadway career. Tonight, at 54 Below, in his show NORBERT LEO BUTZ SINGS TORCH SONGS FOR A PANDEMIC, he had only one character to play, a charming, if sometimes complicated actor called Norbert. It was the music itself that displayed chameleon-like versatility tonight. It was mostly rock, but it ran the gamut from Bruce Springsteen to Neil Young, Ron Sexsmith, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Diamond.

Stage and Screen Star George Segal Passes Away at 87 Photo Stage and Screen Star George Segal Passes Away at 87
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen star George Segal passed away yesterday following complications during surgery. He was 87 years old. 

Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame &  Photo Theater Stories: WICKED, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SWEENEY TODD, The Theater Hall of Fame & More About The Gershwin Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Chanukah Spectacular Entertains Global Audi Photo The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Chanukah Spectacular Entertains Global Audience Of More Than 22K
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2020

More than 22,000 people from across the globe tuned in to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's star-studded celebration, the Folksbiene Chanukah Spectacular, an evening filled with song, dance, comedy and cameo celebrity appearances - all highlighting the vibrancy and joy of Yiddish theater.

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with D.C. Anderson Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with D.C. Anderson
by Nicholas Adler - Dec 1, 2020

Singer, actor and songwriter, D.C. Anderson is a very talented person. His latest album, Sarasota is D.C.'s 12th studio album which was released earlier in 2020.

Salzburger Landestheater Presents NETWORK Photo Salzburger Landestheater Presents NETWORK
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2020

Network makes its Austrian premiere at Salzburger Landestheater, beginning September 25, 2020.

Monthly LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Reading Series On Zoom Commences Photo Monthly LGBTQ+ Online Short Play Reading Series On Zoom Commences
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2020

Almost Adults, an inclusive local theatre company based in Santa Fe, NM have been providing creative opportunities for both beginning and seasoned writers, actors, directors, producers, crew members, and local non-profits since 2015.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK  Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOVIE SCENES of All Time - from CITIZEN KANE to PINK FLAMINGOS, from THE SOUND OF MUSIC to PARASITE
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Postpones THE TENTH MAN By Paddy Chayefsky Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Postpones THE TENTH MAN By Paddy Chayefsky
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2020

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) today announced that, as a result of the extended closure of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is postponing its presentation of The Tenth Man, the Tony-nominated play by Paddy Chayefsky.

Joel Grey and More to Be Featured on FOLKSBIENE LIVE! An Online Celebration of Yiddis Photo Joel Grey and More to Be Featured on FOLKSBIENE LIVE! An Online Celebration of Yiddish Culture
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-brings the stage to global audiences with Folksbiene LIVE!, featuring celebrated Yiddish star Avi Hoffman, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish's Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, Adam B. Shapiro and Zisl Slepovitch.

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Daffodils' From BIG FISH Photo VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Daffodils' From BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020

​​​​​​Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz took to social media today to deliver a favorite song from the musical Big Fish called 'Daffodils'.

Folksbiene LIVE! Announces This Week's Performance Lineup Photo Folksbiene LIVE! Announces This Week's Performance Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2020

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene) continues to bring the stage to global audiences the week of March 22 with Folksbiene LIVE!, an online celebration of Yiddish culture featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, workshops, and other events.

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Fight the Dragons' From BIG FISH Photo VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Fight the Dragons' From BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

As part of Feinstein's/54 Below's 54 Below at Home series, they are debuting previously unreleased videos from their vault. Their most recent video is of Norbert Leo Butz singing 'Fight the Dragons' from Big Fish.

VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Passes the Time Singing Springsteen Photo VIDEO: Norbert Leo Butz Passes the Time Singing Springsteen
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2020

To pass the time in self-quarantine, Tony Award-winner has hit the piano to learn all his favorite Bruce Springsteen tunes!

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Launches Folksbiene LIVE! Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Launches Folksbiene LIVE!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2020

If audiences cannot go to Broadway right now, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene) will bring the stage to them

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents THE TENTH MAN By Paddy Chayefsky Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents THE TENTH MAN By Paddy Chayefsky
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020

This May, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)-Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-will present The Tenth Man, the Tony-nominated play by Paddy Chayefsky (the three-time Academy Award-winning author of Network, Marty, and The Hospital) in a newly commissioned Yiddish translation, directed by Tony Award-nominated director Eleanor Reissa. The Tenth Man will be performed from May 17 to June 11, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.

Norbert Leo Butz Joins DEBRIS on NBC Photo Norbert Leo Butz Joins DEBRIS on NBC
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 18, 2020

Deadline reports that two time Tony-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming sci-fi pilot, 'Debris.' He stars alongside Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele.

BWW Review: Abrasive, Insensitive Men Need Lovin', Too in Tracy Letts' LINDA VISTA Photo BWW Review: Abrasive, Insensitive Men Need Lovin', Too in Tracy Letts' LINDA VISTA
by Michael Dale - Oct 11, 2019

If there ever was a demand for greater representation on Broadway stages for straight, single, cisgender white guys in their 50s who are insensitive to the women he manages to date and have sex with, Tracy Letts' Linda Vista would surely fill the void. A sort of 21st Century toxic male take on Paddy Chayefsky's classic 'Marty', Letts' new one has its funny moments, and maybe even a bit of poignancy here and there, but is it worth spending nearly three hours watching some full-of-himself average lug continually screw up his romantic opportunities?

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