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Date Of Birth:
November 05, 1943
Date Of Death:
July 27, 2017 (73)
Bio:
Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 05, 1943
Date of Death: July 27, 2017 (73)

Bio:
Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The ... (read complete bio)
Matthew Saldivar and Mia Katigbak to Appear Next on KEEN AFTER HOURS Photo Matthew Saldivar and Mia Katigbak to Appear Next on KEEN AFTER HOURS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours.  Matthew Saldivar will be featured tonight, Monday November 30th followed Mia Katigbak next Monday, December 7th. Keen After Hours is free and open to all..

Kathleen Chalfant, Matthew Saldivar and More to Join KEEN AFTER HOURS Photo Kathleen Chalfant, Matthew Saldivar and More to Join KEEN AFTER HOURS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours. Kathleen Chalfant will be featured on November 23rd, followed by Matthew Saldivar finishing off the month on November 30th.

Steppenwolf Postpones Planned 20/21 Production of LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE & L Photo Steppenwolf Postpones Planned 20/21 Production of LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE & Launches Virtual Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today it will postpone the 20/21 planned production of Donnetta Lavinia Grays's Last Night and the Night Before to a future season due to extended public health concerns related to COVID-19.

Tony Shaloub and More Join Fundraiser Performance for Los Altos Stage Company Photo Tony Shaloub and More Join Fundraiser Performance for Los Altos Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

On Sunday, November 8, three very special new friends of Los Altos Stage Company will present a very special performance as a fundraising event for the Company.

BWW Interview: Mike Viola Talks New Album, Adam Schlesinger, and a DEWEY COX Musical Photo BWW Interview: Mike Viola Talks New Album, Adam Schlesinger, and a DEWEY COX Musical
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 19, 2020

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mike Viola will release his latest studio album, 'Godmuffin,' on December 11th. 

Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage to Present World Premiere of WHAT IS LEFT, BURNS Photo Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage to Present World Premiere of WHAT IS LEFT, BURNS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020

The world premiere of What Is Left, Burns, the first of six works that are a part of Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage, will be released for streaming beginning November 11, 2020.

Chicago Actor Bradley Mott Has Passed Away at 64 Photo Chicago Actor Bradley Mott Has Passed Away at 64
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020

Actor Bradley Mott, a bright star in the Chicago theatre scene, has passed away at age 64 of pancreatic cancer.

Repertorio Espanol Announces Winners of 2020 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting  Photo Repertorio Espanol Announces Winners of 2020 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

Repertorio Español has announced the winners of The 2020 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition, an initiative to develop and promote Latinx plays that resonate with and accurately depict the Latinx experience.

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Erica Gimpel Photo Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Erica Gimpel
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Oct 5, 2020

Today's episode features stage and screen star Erica Gimpel- known internationally for her performance as 'Coco Hernandez' in the groundbreaking hit series FAME, Erica has gone on to star in numerous primetime and cable shows including: CHICAGO MED, SHUT EYE, TRUE BLOOD, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY'S ANATOMY, NIKITA, RIZZOLI & ISLES, HOUSE, ER, PROFILER, and VERONICA MARS. Most recently Erica played 'Trish' on the CBS drama GOD FRIENDED ME for two seasons.

SUNNYMEAD COURT Comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre Photo SUNNYMEAD COURT Comes to the Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Following the announcement from government that indoor theatre can return with social distancing, Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces the cast for the world première of Gemma Lawrence's new play Sunnymead Court.

The WORKSHOP THEATER To Present Benefit Reading For New Sanctuary Coalition Photo The WORKSHOP THEATER To Present Benefit Reading For New Sanctuary Coalition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

As part of its new Words Matter initiative, The Workshop Theater will be presenting four newly-commissioned one-act plays by Sylvia Khoury, Charly Evon Simpson, Matthew Paul Olmos, and Lisa Ramirez on behalf of New Sanctuary Coalition.

Virtual Memberships Now on Sale for 'Steppenwolf NOW' - New Virtual Programming Strea Photo Virtual Memberships Now on Sale for 'Steppenwolf NOW' - New Virtual Programming Stream
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Virtual Memberships go on sale today for the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage featuring 6 breakthrough stories written by some of America's most talented voices. Steppenwolf NOW offers a dynamic and innovative slate of immersive and visual experiences, radio plays, bite-sized programming and episodic work crafted and produced for the digital platform.

44th Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2021 Open Play Applications Photo 44th Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2021 Open Play Applications
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020

The 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-25, 2021 with playwrights invited to apply in September through October 16th, 2020. Following a flourishingly successful online Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020 that gathered audiences and artists from all over the world, Playwrights Foundation applications are now open for the 2021 Festival.

Tehran Independent Theater Will Present TRUE WEST Photo Tehran Independent Theater Will Present TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2020

The Tehran Independent Theater will present Sam Sheparda??s a?oeTrue Westa?? on stage beginning September 20.

Steppenwolf Announces Lineup of Work for STEPPENWOLF NOW Photo Steppenwolf Announces Lineup of Work for STEPPENWOLF NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Steppenwolf unveiled today the programming lineup for its first-ever virtual stagea?"Steppenwolf NOW featuring breakthrough stories written by some of America's most talented voices. Steppenwolf NOW will be accessible to a global audience with Virtual Memberships available for purchase beginning mid-September.

Steppenwolf Theatre Postpones George Clooney Project GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK and An Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Postpones George Clooney Project GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK and Announces Virtual Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre has announced the postponement of the December world premiere of Good Night, and Good Luck, based on the George Clooney-Grant Heslov feature film, to a future season due to the ongoing health crisis. Steppenwolf also announced the lineup for their first-ever virtual stage, Steppenwolf NOW.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 6- with Bebe Neuwirth and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, August 6- with Bebe Neuwirth and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020

Today (August 5) in live streaming:Forbidden Broadway alumni unite on Stars in the House, Liz Callaway visits Backstage Live, and so much more!

Digital Theatre+ Partners with BroadwayHD to be Their Exclusive Education Partner Photo Digital Theatre+ Partners with BroadwayHD to be Their Exclusive Education Partner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

Digital Theatre+, the digital education service focusing on the study of the Performing Arts and English Literature, has signed a landmark deal to be the exclusive educational partner of BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans.

BroadwayHD Announces August Lineup, Including TRUE WEST, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More Photo BroadwayHD Announces August Lineup, Including TRUE WEST, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, today announced its hot new August lineup with popular comedy and musical titles to watch all month long! Leading the way this month is Summer Stock, the 1950's movie directed by Charles Walters, which stars Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Eddie Bracken, on August 1st.

Magic Theatre Announces 2020 Virtual Gala SPRINGING FORWARD Featuring Taylor Mac, Ed  Photo Magic Theatre Announces 2020 Virtual Gala SPRINGING FORWARD Featuring Taylor Mac, Ed Harris and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

Magic Theatre announced today that the Company will host its first-ever Virtual Gala Fundraiser, Springing Forward, on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. The Gala will feature guest appearances from Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, Taylor Mac, Mfonsio Udofia, Lloyd Suh, and many more.

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