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Date of Birth: March 27, 1930
Date of Death: November 07, 1980 (50)

Birth Place: Beech Grove, IN, USA
Bob Newhart to Join Nashville Comedy Festival Photo Bob Newhart to Join Nashville Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The Nashville Comedy Festival is excited to announce the addition of legendary comedy icon Bob Newhart to their 2019 lineup. Newhart is set to bring his award-winning stand-up comedy to TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm.

Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter Photo Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway.

'Profiles in History' to be a JEOPARDY Category Photo 'Profiles in History' to be a JEOPARDY Category
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Profiles in History is set to be a category on Jeopardy, this Wednesday, March 13th.

Josh Gad, Cynthia Erivo Team Up for Musical RIP VAN WINKLE Film Photo Josh Gad, Cynthia Erivo Team Up for Musical RIP VAN WINKLE Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Cynthia Erivo and Josh Gad are teaming up for a musical film take on the American folk story Rip Van Winkle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY Photo Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway. Schulman's Sign in the Six O'Clock Sky debuts at Theater for the New City March 14 and runs through March 31. Shela Xoregos directs the production. Tickets are $18 and $15 for seniors and students.

Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter Photo Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway.

BAM and Triple Canopy Present ON RESENTMENT Photo BAM and Triple Canopy Present ON RESENTMENT
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

From Wednesday, March 20 through Thursday, March 28, BAM teams up with online magazine Triple Canopy to present BAM and Triple Canopy: On Resentment, a wide-ranging series of daring works that explore cinema as a potent vehicle for expressing and exploring resentment. While recent discourse has frequently centered on feelings of marginalization among working class white men, On Resentment examines resentment as it intersects with issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and land. A component of Triple Canopy's current issue—which asks pressing questions about the role resentment plays in society and art, and who is afforded the right to resentment—the film series highlights the specific potency of cinema as a vehicle for oppressed voices to air grievances, bring attention to injustice, and effect change.

Colin Farrell Joins Andrew Haigh's BBC Two Series THE NORTH WATER Photo Colin Farrell Joins Andrew Haigh's BBC Two Series THE NORTH WATER
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Golden Globe-winner Colin Farrell has boarded the BBC Two four-part thriller The North Water, being adapted and directed by multi award-winning Andrew Haigh (Lean On Pete, Looking, Weekend).

BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Photo BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Cynthia Erivo and Heidi Blickenstaff to Perform at Gala Honoring Audra McDonald Photo Cynthia Erivo and Heidi Blickenstaff to Perform at Gala Honoring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

On March 4, 2019 Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will receive the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Award, to be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, benefits Signature's artistic, education and community programs. Broadway stars Cynthia Erivo and Heidi Blickenstaff will perform in Audra's honor along with Washington's own Tracy Lynn Olivera and Nova Y. Payton.

HB Studio to Celebrate 100 Years of Uta Hagen Photo HB Studio to Celebrate 100 Years of Uta Hagen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

HB Studio, one of New York's original acting studios, has announced UTA HAGEN at 100, a series of special events and workshops celebrating the centenary of its master teacher, the legendary actress and activist Uta Hagen. UTA HAGEN at 100, honoring the three-time Tony Award winning actress and her legacy as a pioneering theater artist, activist and master teacher of HB Studio, will kick off on Monday, February 25 with a series of centennial events. The celebration will culminate on Monday, June 10 with a centennial gala honoring the actress, whose 100th birthday is Wednesday, June 12.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Presents Prize to THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND Photo Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Presents Prize to THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

At a reception at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $70,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, Sloan Vice President of Programs and Director of the Public Understanding of Science and Technology program, presented the Feature Film Prize to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and announced the new winners: Skye Emerson for Challenger and Gillian Weeks for The New Miracle (Sundance Institute | Sloan Commissioning Grant); Anthony Onah for Goliath (Sundance Institute | Sloan Lab Fellowship); and Neilkanth Dave and Zachary Parris for DELTA-V (Sundance Institute | Sloan Episodic Storytelling Grant). Chiwetel Ejiofor's The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was formally presented with a $20,000 check for winning the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize, as previously announced.

THE FAVOURITE Leads Nominees for the London Critics' Circle Film Awards Photo THE FAVOURITE Leads Nominees for the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

The UK's leading film critics today announced the nominations for the 39th annual London Critics' Circle Film Awards presented by Dover Street Entertainment. Yorgos Lanthimos' black comedy The Favourite was out front with 10 nominations, including Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actress for Olivia Colman and Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. In addition, the film is nominated for British/Irish Film of the Year.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA! Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble Photo Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Award-winning actor Carrie Coon to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble.

WIDOWS Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 5 Photo WIDOWS Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 5
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

From Academy Award® Winner Steve McQueen*, the director of 12 Years a Slave, and from Gillian Flynn, the writer of Gone Girl, comes a powerful thriller with a stellar cast, including Oscar® Winner Viola Davis**, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. Four women — with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands' criminal acts — conspire to take fate into their own hands.

Cynthia Erivo Nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star Award Photo Cynthia Erivo Nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Today, the five nominees for this year's prestigious EE Rising Star Award were announced at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London.

Make A Joyful Noise! Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Signs With Verve Records Photo Make A Joyful Noise! Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Signs With Verve Records
by Paul Smith - Dec 18, 2018

Get ready for some new music from Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo. According to Billboard, Cynthia Erivo has signed to Verve Records and plans to start on a new album in 2019. 

Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Festival Line-Up Photo Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Festival Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

 The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced that the festival's opening night will be the screening of All is True directed by Kenneth Branagh on Friday, January 4.  The festival will close with Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford on Sunday, January 13. The Festival will screen 223 films from 78 countries, including 48 premieres (4 World, 13 North American and 31 U.S.) from January 3-14, 2019.  The line-up includes a focus on cinema from France, India and Mexico, Premieres, Talking Pictures, Book to Screen, Special Presentations, FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions, Gay!La, Local Spotlight, Modern Masters, True Stories, World Cinema Now, a 30-film retrospective of selections from past festivals (free screenings sponsored by Desert Care Network and National Endowment for the Arts), and more.   

Video: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Reunite For A Sondheim Duet! Photo Video: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Reunite For A Sondheim Duet!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Tony award-winner Annaleigh Ashford is gearing up for her own Live From Lincoln Center solo show, and it looks like some special friends will be joining her. Today, she posted this video of a rehearsal with her Sunday In the Park With George co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. Get a short peek of the two performing the closing number, 'Move On' below!

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