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Date Of Birth:
July 31, 1947 (74)
Birth Place:
Thornaby-on-Tees, ENGLAND
 
Date of Birth: July 31, 1947 (74)

Birth Place: Thornaby-on-Tees, ENGLAND
Pete Tong MBE to be Honored With Music Industry Trusts Award 2021 Photo Pete Tong MBE to be Honored With Music Industry Trusts Award 2021
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021

There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong MBE has had over the last three decades, publicly and behind the scenes: revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R, and the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming.

Guest Blog: Opera Star Kim Begley Talks Joining Forces On 'King Lear' Photo Guest Blog: Opera Star Kim Begley Talks Joining Forces On 'King Lear'
by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2021

The celebrated tenor Kim Begley made his Royal Opera House debut in 1983 and has since then established himself at the forefront of the repertoire, with credits ranging from Britten to Busoni, Wagner to Brett Dean's opera of Hamlet. In keeping wih Shakespeare, if not this time round with singing, Begley has joined a starry lineup of British opera world names to perform King Lear later this month at the Grange Festival for three performances - and we're talking the play in its full, unadultered majesty and not the opera, with Sit John Tomlinson as Lear, Thomas Allen as Gloucester, and Begley as the Fool, and many other notable names besides. As it happens, Begley cut his teeth as a performer some years back with the Royal Shakespeare Company and explains this return to his classical roots below. 

Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online Photo Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020

In light of the closure of theatres across the UK due to COVID-19, the Original Theatre Company's productions of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART and Ali Milles's THE CROFT, both of which were touring the UK, will now each have an online launch performance.

Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS! Photo Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 

THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download Photo THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2020

In light of the most recent government advice due to COVID-19, The Original Theatre Company's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART, which was due to open at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 18 March 2020, will now perform a closed filmed performance on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 2pm.

Kit Ingui Named Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre Photo Kit Ingui Named Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

Kit Ingui, Long Wharf Theatre's current Acting Managing Director, will assume the role of Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre effective immediately. Ingui, with 20 years of experience in Broadway and Off-Broadway production, has become a highly-regarded and key member of the leadership team since joining Long Wharf Theatre in 2017 and served as Acting Managing Director from July to September 2019.

THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour Photo THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019

Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

Managing Director Joshua Borenstein To Depart Long Wharf Theatre; Kit Ingui Named Act Photo Managing Director Joshua Borenstein To Depart Long Wharf Theatre; Kit Ingui Named Acting Managing Director
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2019

Joshua Borenstein, who has served at Long Wharf Theatre for 13 years, including as its Managing Director since 2011, will leave the organization at the end of July.

2019 Salisbury Festival Marks Global Anniversaries Photo 2019 Salisbury Festival Marks Global Anniversaries
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2019

Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, and Guest Festival Director Jonathan Dove today announce the programme for the 2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival (24 May to 9 June) which will mark two global anniversaries - the 1969 moon landings and the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall - with an ambitious mix of music, spoken word, film, dance, circus, theatre, comedy and family events.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The Winners Of The 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The Winners Of The 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announced the winners of the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series: Miracolo by Jarlath Barsanti-Jacobs and Emilio Solla; and Seeing Red by Joey Mazzarino and Aron Accurso.The two musicals will be performed on Monday evening January 14th and Monday evening February 4th respectively. Both performances will be at 7pm at the Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY. Readings are free but reservations are required - please email name and number of tickets requested to TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, or use the bright red ticketing box at the show websites below.

True or False? Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT- Now in Previews! Photo True or False? Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact begins performances tonight, September 20, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Full Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART Photo Full Cast Announced For Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2018

The Original Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, and Ghost Light Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the first ever revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). 

Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents EQUUS Photo Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents EQUUS
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2018

Why did a teenage boy who literally worships horses commit the unspeakable act of blinding six of them? That is the mystery psychiatrist Martin Dysart must unravel in order to help his disturbed young patient in Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Equus . The psychological thriller opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on May 18 and continues through June 3, with specially priced previews on May 16 and 17.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents EQUUS by Peter Shaffer Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents EQUUS by Peter Shaffer
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2018

Why did a teenage boy who literally worships horses commit the unspeakable act of blinding six of them? That is the mystery psychiatrist Martin Dysart must unravel in order to help his disturbed young patient in Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Equus. The psychological thriller opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on May 18 and continues through June 3, with specially priced previews on May 16 and 17.

Matthew Kelly and David Yelland To Star In First Revival Of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT  Photo Matthew Kelly and David Yelland To Star In First Revival Of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2018

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal will present the first ever revival of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as W. H. Auden/Fitz and David Yelland as Benjamin Britten/Henry. The tour begins on 30 August 2018 at York Theatre Royal.

Kravis Center Announces THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL Starring Deborah Cox Photo Kravis Center Announces THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL Starring Deborah Cox
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2018

The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from April 10 - 15. Tickets are on sale now.

BWW Interview: Rudi Dharmalingam Talks MARY STUART Return Photo BWW Interview: Rudi Dharmalingam Talks MARY STUART Return
by Rona Kelly - Jan 12, 2018

Mary Stuart returns to the London stage, following a sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Playing the role of Mortimer, Rudi Dharmalingam spoke to us about preparing to revisit the character, working with director Robert Icke, and the significance of the play today.

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Cente Photo Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Today, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29.

BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Nicholas Hytner's Memoir, BALANCING ACTS Photo BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Nicholas Hytner's Memoir, BALANCING ACTS
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 14, 2017

From Balancing Acts by Tony and Olivier Award-winning artistic director Nicholas Hytner: a memoir about his career directing theater, producing films and opera, working closely with some of the world's most celebrated actors, and working behind the scenes of London's famed National Theatre.

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Cente Photo Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29.

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