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

Birth Place: Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND
Palm Beach Dramaworks Stages THE HISTORY BOYS, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Should the primary goal of education be to prepare students to ace their exams - that is, should teachers 'teach to the test?' Or should schools be more concerned with imparting a love of learning, of developing students eager to pursue knowledge?

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Stage THE HISTORY BOYS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Should the primary goal of education be to prepare students to ace their exams - that is, should teachers 'teach to the test?' Or should schools be more concerned with imparting a love of learning, of developing students eager to pursue knowledge?

Rehearsals Now Underway for National Theatre Wales' ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

A cast of ten will play the Greeks and Trojans, alongside local Llanelli teenagers as the unruly Greek gods - impulsive, vengeful, sex-mad and status-obsessed.

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War.

Queenie van de Zandt & More Join Impro Melbourne's Celebrity Theatresports
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Impro Melbourne is thrilled to welcome more celebrity guests to the grand stage of St Kilda's National Theatre for the 27th annual Celebrity Theatresports on July 25th. Joining the line-up we have Queenie van de Zandt (Girl Clock, Winners and Losers & musicals such as King Kong & Les Miserables), Geoff Paine (Neighbours, Blue Heelers, A Country Practice) and Jason Geary (Impro Melbourne alumni, That iSelect Guy). They bring their talents to the stage for a competition that is fast-paced and fantastic, alongside The Impro Melbourne Ensemble (Patrick Duffy, Sarah Kinsella, Amy Moule, Patti Stiles). This celebrity showdown will be judged by Derek Guille, Mike Jackson and Kate Cebrano and accompanied by musician Boris Conley.  

FSLC Announces Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a celebration of films from the Swinging Sixties (and beyond) with the retrospective Richard Lester: The Running Jumping Pop Cinema Iconoclast

Impro Melbourne to Present CELEBRITY THEATRESPORTS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Impro Melbourne welcomes the comedic chemistry of some of improvisation's finest talent to the grand stage of St Kilda's National Theatre for the 27th annual Celebrity Theatresports on July 25th. The show that inspired Whose Line Is It Anyway? combines the family friendly joy and hilarity of Theatresports with the prestige and glamour of celebrity, creating a night of unpredictable and dynamic fun! We are thrilled to announce our first celebrity guest is Dean Haglund (The X-Files Lone Gunman)!

KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Following its Edinburgh Fringe 2014 sell out success, the critically acclaimed Kingmaker hits The Arts Theatre in London and The Marlborough Theatre at The Brighton Fringe this Spring.  The writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business have teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel.  The subject matter of this biting satire is expected to be brought into sharp focus in the last few days of campaigning for the general election and the inevitable political frenzy that follows during the mad month of May.  

Circle X Theatre Co Welcomes Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR opens tonight, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Circle X Theatre Co Presents Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR will preview tonight, March 5; Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.'

Circle X Theatre Co to Present Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson in TREVOR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Circle X Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce the West Coast premiere of TREVOR, written by Nick Jones (Writer/Co-Producer 'Orange is the New Black') and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, starring Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson. TREVOR will preview on Thursday, March 5; Friday, March 6; Saturday, March 7; Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 19 at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

NEVER SLEEP ALONE Set for Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Tonight, February 14 at 9:30PM, Joe's Pub at The Public presents the Valentine's Day edition of Dr. Alex Schiller's wildly popular, interactive comedy show Never Sleep Alone (NSA), which will also serve as the book release party for her hotly anticipated sex and dating guide, Never Sleep Alone.

NEVER SLEEP ALONE Set for Joe's Pub, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

On February 14 at 9:30PM, Joe's Pub at The Public presents the Valentine's Day edition of Dr. Alex Schiller's wildly popular, interactive comedy show Never Sleep Alone (NSA), which will also serve as the book release party for her hotly anticipated sex and dating guide, Never Sleep Alone. Tickets are $30 for singles (free champagne, must be willing to interact) and $40 for voyeurs (no interaction) and are available online, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at the Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette St, NYC). All audience members will receive a free copy of the book, which she will sign at the after-party.

WGAW to Honor Harold Ramis with 2015 Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, West will honor late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis with its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on his behalf.

Photo Flash: Morgan James, Cast of ALADDIN and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its fourth annual holiday gala, 'Night of Dreams,' at Celsius, a one-of-a-kind winter restaurant, lounge, and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) last night, November 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event!

KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this month for a strictly limited run.

Official: KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this September for a strictly limited run.

Broadway Composer Sandy Wilson Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to published reports, composer Sandy Wilson passed away today, August 27. He was 90 years old.

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater.

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