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Date of Birth: November 17, 1937
Date of Death: January 09, 1995 (57)

Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND
Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present CAN-CAN, 8/30-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

The great Cole Porter's Can- Can, hits the Westchester Broadway Theatre stage this Fall. Written by Caleb Porter and Abe Burrows, the story revolves around 'the lovely Pistache, who owns the only café that features the sexy and provocative Can-Can. She spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge, determined to close all Parisian dance halls. The show features the provocativly delightful Can-Can, the high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance which is a hybrid of the Polka and The Quadrille. First danced in circa 1822, it was outlawed for a number of years as immoral and prohibited by the police! How times have changed!'

NYC Comedian Tanya O'Debra Brings RADIO STAR to Cincy Fringe, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

New York City comedian Tanya O'Debra's New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated solo show, RADIO STAR is being presented by the 2012 Cincy Fringe Festival, tonight, June 1 through June 8.

The Veteran Center Presents CRY HAVOC Tonight, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

The Veteran Center for the Performing Arts presents an evening exploring the soldiers experience through the timeless words of William Shakespeare - CRY HAVOC conceived by Stefan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker & Bruce Cervi. CRY HAVOC will open tonight, May 26th and run through Monday, June 4th at The Shakespeare Center LA - Studio Space, 1238 West 1st Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

NYC Comedian Tanya O'Debra Brings RADIO STAR to Cincy Fringe, 6/1-8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

New York City comedian Tanya O'Debra's New York Innovative Theatre Award nominated solo show, RADIO STAR is being presented by the 2012 Cincy Fringe Festival, June 1-8.

The Veteran Center Presents CRY HAVOC, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

The Veteran Center for the Performing Arts presents an evening exploring the soldiers experience through the timeless words of William Shakespeare - CRY HAVOC conceived by Stefan Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker & Bruce Cervi. CRY HAVOC will open on Saturday, May 26th and run through Monday, June 4th at The Shakespeare Center LA - Studio Space, 1238 West 1st Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

InDepth InterView: Lynn Ahrens Talks NY Pops JOURNEY ON Gala, Plus RAGTIME, ROCKY & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2012

Today we are kicking off BroadwayWorld's exclusive multi-part InDepth InterView series focusing on the New York Pops 29th Birthday Gala concert celebrating the music and musicals of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, JOURNEY ON, that will take place at Carnegie Hall on April 30 at 7 PM by taking to the lyricist half of the lauded Tony Award-winning songwriting team herself, the thoughtful and candid Lynn Ahrens. In a wide-ranging conversation covering many of her theatrical collaborations with Stephen Flaherty from their first musical, LUCKY STIFF, in the 1980s, to their Tony-winning success with RAGTIME in the 1990s, to their astounding slate of shows since - SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, DESSA ROSE and THE GLORIOUS ONES included - all the way up to 2012 and their new musical in pre-production in Germany, ROCKY, based on the iconic 1975 Oscar-winning Sylvester Stallone-starring boxing film. Ahrens also shares firsthand news on the new Ahrens & Flaherty musical based on the art and life of Degas and the upcoming feature film version of LUCKY STIFF, directed by Christopher Ashley, as well as reflects on her work for the stage, page and screen outside of her work with Flaherty - songs for SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK and songs for the hit indie musical film CAMP among them. Plus, Ahrens shares her enthusiasm for her many collaborators and the performers famous for interpreting her work as well as relates her excitement for the star-studded JOURNEY ON concert spectacular at Carnegie Hall. All of that and much, much more!

OPFT Announces Song of Heavenly Thanks, Beyond the Fringe! & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

The Nineteenth Century Club will present the acclaimed Avalon Strings in a performance of Beethoven's 'Song of Heavenly Thanks,' Wednesday, Feb 3 at 3PM. 178 N. Forest Avenue, Oak Park.

OPFT Announces Song of Heavenly Thanks, Beyond the Fringe! & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

The Nineteenth Century Club will present the acclaimed Avalon Strings in a performance of Beethoven's 'Song of Heavenly Thanks,' Wednesday, Feb 3 at 3PM. 178 N. Forest Avenue, Oak Park.

Sir Jonathan Miller to Direct RUTHERFORD & SON for Northern Broadsides
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Opera and Theatre director Sir Jonathan Miller will return to the British theatre stage next year for the first time in five years to helm the Northern Broadsides production of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son. The production will open at the Viaduct Theatre, Halifax from Friday 8th February 2013 and then tour the UK.

OPFT Announces Song of Heavenly Thanks, Beyond the Fringe! & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

The Nineteenth Century Club will present the acclaimed Avalon Strings in a performance of Beethoven's 'Song of Heavenly Thanks,' Wednesday, Feb 3 at 3PM. 178 N. Forest Avenue, Oak Park.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 25th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 25, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Doyle and Debbie and Patsy Cline, an opera company 'Oklahoma!,' 'The Hunchback Variations Opera,' 'A Catered Affair,' 'Beyond The Fringe,' a Candlelight reunion and more....

OPFT Announces Song of Heavenly Thanks, Beyond the Fringe! & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

The Nineteenth Century Club will present the acclaimed Avalon Strings in a performance of Beethoven's 'Song of Heavenly Thanks,' Wednesday, Feb 3 at 3PM. 178 N. Forest Avenue, Oak Park.

CRT to Stage World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ I’m Connecticut 12/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the world premiere of Mike Reiss' comedy I'm Connecticut, December 1 - 10 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

CRT to Stage World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ I’m Connecticut 12/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the world premiere of Mike Reiss' comedy I'm Connecticut, December 1 - 10 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

CRT to Stage World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ I’m Connecticut 12/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the world premiere of Mike Reiss' comedy I'm Connecticut, December 1 - 10 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

CRT to Stage World Premiere of Mike Reiss’ I’m Connecticut 12/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the world premiere of Mike Reiss' comedy I'm Connecticut, December 1 - 10 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

HABIT OF ART Opens at The Metheny Theatre, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2011

The Studio Theatre follows up its 2008 hit production of The History Boys with Alan Bennett's next play, The Habit of Art. Deep in the bowels of London's National Theatre, rehearsals for a new play go apace: Benjamin Britten is having trouble with his latest opera and seeks out his collaborator, poet W. H. Auden, after a twenty-five year separation. Between visits by a rent boy and a biographer-whom Auden briefly mistakes for the rent boy-these aging artists wrestle with their desires, their jealousies, the ephemeral connection between creativity and inspiration, and all the reasons their friendship fell apart.

HABIT OF ART Opens at The Metheny Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

The Studio Theatre follows up its 2008 hit production of The History Boys with Alan Bennett's next play, The Habit of Art. Deep in the bowels of London's National Theatre, rehearsals for a new play go apace: Benjamin Britten is having trouble with his latest opera and seeks out his collaborator, poet W. H. Auden, after a twenty-five year separation. Between visits by a rent boy and a biographer-whom Auden briefly mistakes for the rent boy-these aging artists wrestle with their desires, their jealousies, the ephemeral connection between creativity and inspiration, and all the reasons their friendship fell apart.

HABIT OF ART Opens at The Metheny Theatre, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2011

The Studio Theatre follows up its 2008 hit production of The History Boys with Alan Bennett's next play, The Habit of Art. Deep in the bowels of London's National Theatre, rehearsals for a new play go apace: Benjamin Britten is having trouble with his latest opera and seeks out his collaborator, poet W. H. Auden, after a twenty-five year separation. Between visits by a rent boy and a biographer-whom Auden briefly mistakes for the rent boy-these aging artists wrestle with their desires, their jealousies, the ephemeral connection between creativity and inspiration, and all the reasons their friendship fell apart.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Announces Second Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

The 41st edition of one of the longest-running, free, outdoor festivals in the U.S.-Lincoln Center Out of Doors-continues on August 3, and runs through August 14 with more than 100 free performances of music, dance and family events across the plazas of Lincoln Center.

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