Date of Death: February 23, 1954

Birth Place: Port Colborne, ON, CANADA
Ensemble Theatre Act One Young Professionals Kick Off 8th Annual Poetry ShowcaseEnsemble Theatre Act One Young Professionals Kick Off 8th Annual Poetry Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

The Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals celebrate National Poetry Month with their 8th Annual Poetry Event entitled: Drama-try[Tree]: A DRAMAtic Night of PoeTRY, Saturday, April 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m. in the theatre's Performance Centre space. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Andy Garcia and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Appear in Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 SeasonIdina Menzel, Andy Garcia and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Appear in Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced eight productions that will make up its 2019/2020 season, with one additional production to be announced. This marks the second lineup curated by Artistic Director Matt Shakman and the 24th season for the Los Angeles theater. The season will launch Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and run through Sunday, July 19, 2020. (more...)

David Hare's THE JUDAS KISS Comes to Boston Court PasadenaDavid Hare's THE JUDAS KISS Comes to Boston Court Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Boston Court Pasadena commences the 2019 theatre season with a rare production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss (February 15 - March 24), which tells the story of Oscar Wilde's love for Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas - and tracking his downfall as he endures a brutal trial and life in exile.  (more...)

Richard Masur Will Star in the New York Premiere of THE NET WILL APPEARRichard Masur Will Star in the New York Premiere of THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of THE NET WILL APPEAR, written by Erin Mallon and directed by Mark Cirnigliaro (more...)

Grand Theatre Presents Timothy Findley's THE WARSGrand Theatre Presents Timothy Findley's THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Grand Theatre will honour the sacrifices of our soldiers past and present with the Governor General Award-winning story, TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS  based on the book of the same name by one of Canada's most distinguished authors. Adapted and directed by Grand Theatre Artistic Director, Dennis Garnhum, TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS launches the 18/19 season on the Spriet Stage, running from October 23 to November 11, Remembrance Day.  The Title Sponsor for TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS is BlueStone Properties. (more...)

The Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting PreviewThe Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting Preview
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum has announced principal casting for the 2018/19 season including Seana McKenna as Penelope in MARGARET ATWOOD'S THE PENELOPIAD, Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge in this season's gender-flipping A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Nigel Shawn Williams as Troy Maxson and E.B. Smith as Jim Bono in AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES, and Alex Furber as Robert Ross in TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS.     (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Comes To York This JulyThe Great Yorkshire Fringe Comes To York This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The hugely popular The Great Yorkshire Fringe will bring an eclectic mix of comedy, theatre, cabaret and magic shows, as well as the best food and drink the North has to offer to York for an eleven-day festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers a wide variety of entertainment for everybody from proud Yorkies to the curious under-tens; the magic show admirer to the jazz connoisseur. All served up with a feast of food stalls and cementing itself as one of the biggest events in York's cultural calendar, The Great Yorkshire Fringe celebrates York's recently attained title of the Sunday Times' 'Best Place To Live In The UK' 2018. The festival will put the City Centre in the spotlight as it transforms Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, and host events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Launch Gala at the Leicester Square TheatreThe Great Yorkshire Fringe Launch Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

The team behind Leicester Square Theatre are celebrating the return of The Great Yorkshire Fringe, with a one-off London gala jam-packed with this year's top festival headliners. Offering a sneak peek for (soft) Southerners and £1 off tickets for thrifty Yorkshire folk, the evening offers a stellar line up of comics with headliner Paul Foot and performances from Mitch Benn, Tony Slattery, Robert Ross, Paul Sinha, Alice Fraser, Rahul Kohli, Ben Pope, John Pendal, Craig Campbell, Harry & Chris and Charlotte Brooke. Festival favourites the Thinking Drinkers will also be taking to the stage to toast God's own county with Northern tipples from York's first gin distillery, York Gin. (more...)

Keen Company Announces 2018 KEEN TEENS FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKKeen Company Announces 2018 KEEN TEENS FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Today Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein of the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company announced the Twelfth Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be Winifred & Myrtle Go to High School by Leah Nanako Wrinkler, directed by Michael Goldfried; Around 2 by James Anthony Tyler, directed by Estefania Fadul; and The Caribbean Queen with book & lyrics by Jamie Cowperthwait, music & lyrics by Salomon Lerner, directed and choreographed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz with musical direction by Salomon Lerner. An-Lin Dauber will provide scenic design, with costume design by Karen Boyer, lighting design by Kate August and sound design by Karl Berntson. (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Returns For 2018The Great Yorkshire Fringe Returns For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Taking over York city centre for the fourth year running, The Great Yorkshire Fringe promises exciting theatre and comedy to entertain the whole family, plus world food and craft beer galore. Spread over eleven days, the 2018 festival will take place in the heart of York, transforming Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, as well as hosting events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city. (more...)

The Farm Theater Announces 2018-19 College Collaboration ProjectThe Farm Theater Announces 2018-19 College Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Now in its fifth season of supporting emerging female writers The Farm Theater will present their 2018/19 College Collaboration Project with playwrights Kimberly Belflower and Erin Malon. The projects will kick-off in February when each playwright will have an opportunity to converse with groups of students from each of the partner schools via video, to discuss the theme they are writing about and shape the direction of their individual pieces. Each of the plays will have a three-day workshop, cast with professional actors, in NYC in August 2018. The projects will each culminate in a public reading in NYC in June 2019 with a cast made up of students from each school along side professional actors. (more...)

BWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACEDBWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACED
by Taylor Long - Nov 17, 2017

A lesson in what not to say at a dinner party, Mirvish's presentation of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED is tense and unsettling. Originally a production from the Hope and Hell Theatre Company, director Robert Ross Parker discusses the play as having 'the power to make us uncomfortable.' Certainly true. As the play dove into controversial discussions of identity politics, gasps were audible all around. (more...)

TRANSPARENT's Richard Masur to Star in Mile Square Theatre's THE NET WILL APPEARTRANSPARENT's Richard Masur to Star in Mile Square Theatre's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. (more...)

TRANSPARENT's Richard Masur to Star in Mile Square Theatre's THE NET WILL APPEARTRANSPARENT's Richard Masur to Star in Mile Square Theatre's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. (more...)

Tech and Engineering Emmy Recipients AnnouncedTech and Engineering Emmy Recipients Announced
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at their annual NAB Show on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.  Two broadcast technology icons, Robert Ross, Senior Vice President, CBS Broadcasting and Richard Friedel, Executive Vice President and GM, FOX Networks Engineering and Operations will receive the Academy's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for their distinguished careers. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents World Premiere of Erin Mallon's THE NET WILL APPEARMile Square Theatre presents World Premiere of Erin Mallon's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. The Net Will Appear is a heartwarming comedy of an unlikely friendship between the feisty 9-year-old Rory and her septuagenarian neighbor Bernard. (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 - Aug 9, 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 Today, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Sierra Stages' CHICAGO, Coming to the Nevada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

This summer, Sierra Stages brings the excitement of the hit musical 'Chicago' to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing from July 13 through August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, 'Chicago' tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid a conviction, Roxie dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, Billy Flynn, to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in costume! (more...)

Qui 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...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 40th Season Finale with SIMPLY SIMONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season finale with the regional premiere of Simply Simone, written by Robert Neblet and David Grapes. This musical portrait of Nina Somone is directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris with musical direction by Chika Kaba Ma'atunde. (more...)

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