Date of Birth: October 27, 1951 (68)

Birth Place: Wharton, TX, USA
Knight Foundation Brings Community Supported Art to Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined members of Philadelphia's visual arts community this morning to celebrate the creation of two new Community Supported Art (CSA) programs that will help strengthen the relationship between local artists and their community. The programs, based on a successful model developed by Minnesota's Springboard for the Arts, are being replicated here in Philadelphia thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Concludes Run for Shakespeare in the Park; INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

AS YOU LIKE IT, the first of Shakespeare in the Park's season offerings, concludes its run tonight. It will be followed by INTO THE WOODS, which begins July 23. (more...)

Original Cast Member Chip Zien Added to Starry INTO THE WOODS Cast; Full Central Park Cast Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Ellen Harvey (Cinderella's Stepmother); Bethany Moore (Stepsister); Jennifer Rias (Stepsister); Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood); and Kristine Zbornik (Jack's Mother) complete the cast with Chip Zien, who originated the role of the Baker in the 1987 Broadway production, playing Mysterious Man. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS: A TALE FROM THE LAND BEYOND THE VEIL Set for June 8-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Dixon Place will present the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale From the Land Beyond the Veil on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 8 to at 7:30pm at Dixon Place / 161A Chrystie Street. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors, and other, visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. Symphony of Shadows merges striking elements of circus and aerial arts, dance and movement, burlesque, and operatic productions to vividly illustrate its storyline in a genre defying form, which 'evokes a live-action silent film.' (more...)

Dixon Place Sets World Premiere of Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS for June 7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Dixon Place will present the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale from the Land Beyond the Veil from June 7-23 at Dixon Place, New York. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors & other visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. Symphony of Shadows merges striking elements of circus & aerial arts, dance & movement, burlesque & operatic productions to vividly illustrate its storyline in a genre-defying form which "evokes a live-action silent film." Symphony of Shadows was commissioned by Dixon Place as a world premiere as part of the theater's Monde Cane original works series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2012

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale from the Land Beyond the Veil, now through June 23 at Dixon Place, New York. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors & other visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. See below for photos from the production! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS: A TALE FROM THE LAND BEYOND THE VEIL Runs Now thru 6/23
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Dixon Place will present the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale From the Land Beyond the Veil on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from tonight, June 8 to at 7:30pm at Dixon Place / 161A Chrystie Street. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors, and other, visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. Symphony of Shadows merges striking elements of circus and aerial arts, dance and movement, burlesque, and operatic productions to vividly illustrate its storyline in a genre defying form, which 'evokes a live-action silent film.' (more...)

Dixon Place Presents World Premiere of Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale from the Land Beyond the Veil from tonight, June 7 to June 23 at Dixon Place, New York. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Cast as 'The Baker' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. INTO THE WOODS will be O'Hare's Shakespeare in the Park debut. Previews begin on Monday, July 23 at the Delacorte Theater and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT Begins Previews 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park--home of free Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 21. (more...)

Dixon Place Sets World Premiere of Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS for June 7-23
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Dixon Place will present the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale from the Land Beyond the Veil from June 7-23 at Dixon Place, New York. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors & other visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. Symphony of Shadows merges striking elements of circus & aerial arts, dance & movement, burlesque & operatic productions to vividly illustrate its storyline in a genre-defying form which "evokes a live-action silent film." Symphony of Shadows was commissioned by Dixon Place as a world premiere as part of the theater's Monde Cane original works series. (more...)

Amy Adams Says Broadway Transfer of INTO THE WOODS Would 'Be Amazing'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch, Amy Adams, soon to be playing The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, 'would definitely consider,' continuing her role in the production if it moves to Broadway. 'That would be amazing,' she said. (more...)

Central Park's INTO THE WOODS Eyeing Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 11, 2012

Rumours that The Public Theatre's production of INTO THE WOODS will transfer to Broadway have been fueled once more by The New York Post, which reports that extentions to Donna Murphy, Amy Adams and the rest of the cast's contracts are being negotiated. (more...)

Oliver Platt, Stephen Spinella, et al. Join Lily Rabe for Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 and continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, opening on Thursday, June 21. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel Klein's SYMPHONY OF SHADOWS: A TALE FROM THE LAND BEYOND THE VEIL Set for June 8-23
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2012

Dixon Place will present the world premiere of Rachel Klein's Symphony of Shadows: A Tale From the Land Beyond the Veil on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 8 to at 7:30pm at Dixon Place / 161A Chrystie Street. This movement-based spectacular tells the story of a woman combating a variety of sleep disorders, phantasmagorical night terrors, hypnotic horrors, and other, visually stunning conjurings from the subconscious depths of her own disturbed mind. Symphony of Shadows merges striking elements of circus and aerial arts, dance and movement, burlesque, and operatic productions to vividly illustrate its storyline in a genre defying form, which 'evokes a live-action silent film.' (more...)

Confirmed: Donna Murphy to Star in INTO THE WOODS in Central Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

As first reported exclusively by BroadwayWorld.com last week, the Public Theater confirmed today that Tony Award-winner Donna Murphy has been cast as The Witch in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Murphy last performed at the Delacorte in the Shakepeare in the Park production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1985. INTO THE WOODS will begin previews on Monday, July 23 and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25 with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE INTO THE WOODS Update: Donna Murphy In Talks for the 'Witch' and Christopher Fitzgerald Being Courted for the 'Baker'?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 4, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Rialto Chatter was the first to break the news in January that INTO THE WOODS was to play the Delacorte Theatre as part of the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park season. (more...)

Amy Adams to Play 'Baker's Wife' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS; Oliver Platt, Robert Joy Join Cast of AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced additional casting today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Robert Joy (Le Beau, Lord) and Oliver Platt (Touchstone) join the previously announced MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), David Furr (Orlando), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Omar Metwally (Oliver), Lily Rabe (Rosalind), and Stephen Spinella (Jaques) in Shakespeare's comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Harwood Prairie Playhouse Presents MARRIAGE ROULETTE, 3/16-3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

The Harwood Prairie Playhouse is scheduled to present their third world premiere play, MARRIAGE ROULETTE, to initiate their 28th season. Written by David Lassig, the show will play March 16, 17, 22-24, 29-31 at 7:30pm, and March 18, 25, 31 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

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