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Date of Birth: January 31, 1902
Date of Death: December 12, 1968 (66)

Birth Place: Hunstville, AL, USA
Stage Managers' Association's LEGACY PROJECT LIVE Series Presents Paul Phillips Photo Stage Managers' Association's LEGACY PROJECT LIVE Series Presents Paul Phillips
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020

Ever wondered what stage managing some of the greats like Gwen Verdon, Tallulah Bankhead, Judy Garland, and Groucho Marx during the golden age of Broadway was like? Ever dreamed what sitting at a production table with famed director/choreographers like Bob Fosse and Tommy Tune brought?

National Players Awarded Grant by Arts Midwest and NEA Photo National Players Awarded Grant by Arts Midwest and NEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020

In an announcement released today, National Players, the educational touring troupe at Olney Theatre Center, has been awarded a 2020-21 Shakespeare in American Communities grant, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, worth $25,000.

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation Photo Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

Broadway Books: 10 Memoirs to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Memoirs to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 memoirs written by Broadway actors that are sure to fill the void. With everything from Patti LuPone, to Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, Julie Andrews, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.

BWW Review: LOOPED at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOOPED at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Feb 23, 2020

On Saturday, February 22, I had the pleasure of seeing LOOPED at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT.  This comedy by Matthew Lombardo is based on a true story that took place back in 1965.  Director Kris McMurray brings out the best in talented actress Kelly Boucher who stars as Tallulah Bankhead, as well as talented actor Chris Pearson, who plays Danny Miller.  The stage chemistry between Kelly Boucher and Chris Pearson is comically brilliant, and further enhanced by James J. Moran, who provides live vocals from the back of the theatre, as Steve the sound engineer!  The deliveries are sensational, from all three cast members, making all three characters completely believable.  The facial expressions, body language, vocal tones and mannerisms displayed by Kelly Boucher and Chris Pearson, including their reactions to each other, are phenomenal, both staying in character the whole time, to the point in which as an audience member, it is easy to forget that you are not watching the real people who are being portrayed.  The sharp contrast between Tallulah's over-the-top personality and Danny Miller's more professional and proper personality is where the majority of the humor arises.  The audience was laughing all throughout the show!

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents LOOPED Photo Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Presents LOOPED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Looped depicts an actual 1965 recording session in which an intoxicated Tallulah Bankhead, portrayed by Connecticut Cabaret Theatre favorite Kelly Boucher, required eight hours to dub a single line from her final movie Die! Die! My Darling! While antagonizing the film editor, Danny Miller, played by Chris Pearson, assigned to the job.

Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER Photo Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

The Village Playwrights present Love Is Queer, staged reading of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm at St. John's, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Suggested donation $10. For reservations email [email protected]

TOVAH IS LEONA! Starring Tovah Feldshuh Returns To The Mizner Park Cultural Center Photo TOVAH IS LEONA! Starring Tovah Feldshuh Returns To The Mizner Park Cultural Center
by Carol Kassie - Jan 20, 2020

Six-time Tony and Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh will return to the Mizner Park Cultural Center on March 28th and 29th for four performances only with her Broadway-bound musical Tovah is LEONA! The show, in which Feldshuh assumes the persona of real estate mogul and hotelier Leona Helmsley, played to sold-out houses in early January. 

TOVAH IS LEONA! Comes to The Mizner Park Cultural Center Photo TOVAH IS LEONA! Comes to The Mizner Park Cultural Center
by Carol Kassie - Jan 20, 2020

Six-time Tony and Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh will return to the Mizner Park Cultural Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th for limited engagement with her Broadway-bound musical Tovah is LEONA! The show, in which Feldshuh assumes the persona of real estate mogul and hotelier Leona Helmsley, played to sold-out houses in early January.

BWW Interview: Suzy London Talks About TATTOOS ON MY HEART Photo BWW Interview: Suzy London Talks About TATTOOS ON MY HEART
by Don Grigware - Jan 2, 2020

Actress/singer Suzy London loves her work with a passion. She is one of those gifted performers who can do a role brilliantly in a play onstage and ... perform equally well in cabaret. In our conversation she tells our readers about how different one arena is from the other. She will do her brand new cabaret show Tattoos on My Heart at Sterling's Upstaris at the Federal on Sunday January 19, 2020. The show is described as an evening of country, bluesy, jazzy tunes. London relates to us with great humor about singing country.

Good Theater Presents WHO'S HOLIDAY! Photo Good Theater Presents WHO'S HOLIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Good Theater ushers in the holiday season with the Maine premiere of WHO'S HOLIDAY! by Matthew Lombardo. The production opens November 9th and plays through November 30th, 2019 at Good Theater's home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.  For tickets and information, please call the Box Office at (207) 835-0895 or visit www.goodtheater.com.

Vintage Theatre Presents The Regional Premiere Of LOOPED Photo Vintage Theatre Presents The Regional Premiere Of LOOPED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Based on real events, a?oeLoopeda?? takes place in the summer of 1965, when Tallulah Bankhead needed to redub - or loop - one line of dialogue for what would be her final movie. What starts out as a friendly visit to the studio quickly dissolves into a hilarious battle of wits and wills between the divine diva and the film's editor.

NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019

Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

BWW Review: ANN KITTREDGE Triumphs at Feinstein's / 54 Below Photo BWW Review: ANN KITTREDGE Triumphs at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by Brady Schwind - Sep 25, 2019

Even before she takes the stage, Ann Kittredge is a knock-out. Emerging from the back of the theatre in a red satin robe, hands playfull sparring in black boxing gloves, Ms. Kittredge seems poised for victory. And by the end of her superbly crafted musical revue, Fancy Meeting You Here, An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty, you'd be hard pressed to find a challenger to disagree. For in this, Ms. Kittredge's follow up to her 2018 Mac Award winning cabaret debut, she emerges as story-songstress supreme: a title that may be undefeated for some time to come.

BWW Interview: SISTERS IN LAW's Tovah Feldshuh - A Supreme Match for RBG Photo BWW Interview: SISTERS IN LAW's Tovah Feldshuh - A Supreme Match for RBG
by Gil Kaan - Sep 20, 2019

When I reached for my phone to call Tovah Feldshuh to interview her on her upcoming role as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the west coast premiere of SISTERS IN LAW at The Wallis, I never expected to be so enthralled for the fifty minutes that followed; not only by the irascible, most delightful Tovah Feldshuh herself, but by the razor-witted Justice Ginsburg a?' a two-for-one interview!

The Human Race and The Neon Present WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES Photo The Human Race and The Neon Present WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

In honor of the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, The Human Race Theatre Company's season-long theme is a?oeWomen of Influence: Their Power, Passion, and Pitfalls.a?? In that spirit, they've partnered with The Neon for a companion film series, a?oeWomen of Influence in the Movies.a?? Each of The Human Race's five mainstage productions will be paired with a thematically-related film, shown at The Neon on a Monday evening during the production's run.

World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Valerie Harper Photo Photo Coverage: Remembering Valerie Harper
by Walter McBride - Sep 1, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, stage and screen star, Valerie Harper, passed away following a decade-long battle with cancer. She was 80 years old. Today BroadwayWorld remembers Harper with a look back into our archives.

Stage and Screen Star, Valerie Harper, Passes Away At Age 80 Photo Stage and Screen Star, Valerie Harper, Passes Away At Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

It was confirmed this evening that stage and screen star, Valerie Harper, passed away today following a decade-long battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.

Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97 Photo Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Robert ('Bob') Ullman (left), the legendary theatre press agent, whose career included Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, died on July 31, 2019 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Bob's death was announced by Rev. Joshua Ellis, a long-time Ullman friend, a former Broadway press agent, and now, an Interspiritual minister.

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