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Date Of Birth:
January 23, 1878
Date Of Death:
November 03, 1949 (71)
Birth Place:
Dublin, IRELAND
 
William Desmond Headshot
Date of Birth: January 23, 1878
Date of Death: November 03, 1949 (71)

Birth Place: Dublin, IRELAND
BWW Review: CITIZEN DETECTIVE at Geffen Playhouse: Chelsea Marcantel's Play Stirs The Photo BWW Review: CITIZEN DETECTIVE at Geffen Playhouse: Chelsea Marcantel's Play Stirs The Pot Without Setting it Aboil
by Evan Henerson - Nov 22, 2020

Figuring out whodunit feels like a bonus of this diverting if light slice of drama rather than its primary aim.

Photo Flash: MACK & MABEL Wraps Up Encores! Run Photo Photo Flash: MACK & MABEL Wraps Up Encores! Run
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2020

Performances concluded on Sunday for New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production also starred Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

BWW Review: Encores! MACK & MABEL Boasts Jerry Herman's Best Score and Terrific Turns Photo BWW Review: Encores! MACK & MABEL Boasts Jerry Herman's Best Score and Terrific Turns By Alexandra Socha, Douglas Sills
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2020

Count this reviewer among those who, contrary to conventional musical theatre wisdom, never thought there was anything horribly wrong with Michael Stewart's original book for MACK & MABEL, the big, splashy 1974 musical about silent movie director Mack Sennett and the star he discovered, Mabel Normand.

Review Roundup: Encores! MACK & MABEL Photo Review Roundup: Encores! MACK & MABEL
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2020

Performances are underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! 2020 Season Opener- MACK & MABEL! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! 2020 Season Opener- MACK & MABEL!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2020

Performances are underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Wake Up With BWW 2/20: WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/20: WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020

Today's top stories: West Side Story officially opens tonight, and more!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL Photo BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2020

Performances begin tonight for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Encores! MACK & MABEL Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for Encores! MACK & MABEL
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 14, 2020

Rehearsals are officially underway for the New York City Center Encores! first show of the 2020 season- Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Wake Up With BWW 2/13: SIX Begins Previews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/13: SIX Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020

Today's top stories: Six begins previews tonight, and more!

BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK  Photo BWW TV: Watch Douglas Sills, Alexandra Socha & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! MACK & MABEL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2020

Kicking off the New York City Center Encores! season is Mack & Mabel, running for seven performances February 19-23. Led by Broadway's Douglas Sills and Alexandra Socha in the title roles, the production will also star Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

Major Attaway, Michael Berresse and More Join Encores! Production of MACK & MABEL Photo Major Attaway, Michael Berresse and More Join Encores! Production of MACK & MABEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2020

New York City Center today announced complete casting for the Encores! production of Mack & Mabel. Joining previously announced cast members Douglas Sills as Mack Sennett and Alexandra Socha as Mabel Normand are Major Attaway (Fatty Arbuckle), Michael Berresse (William Desmond Taylor), Lilli Cooper (Lottie Ames), Ben Fankhauser (Frank Wyman), Jordan Gelber (Mr. Kessel), Evan Kasprzak (Freddy), Raymond J. Lee (Andy), Kevin Ligon (Eddie), Janet Noh (Ella), and Allen Lewis Rickman (Mr. Bauman).

CAP UCLA Presents Bill Morrison's DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME LIVE! Photo CAP UCLA Presents Bill Morrison's DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME LIVE!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time LIVE! on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Tickets starting at $28 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.

Highly Anticipated Release of the New Book from Jackie Ganiy, 'Tragic Hollywood Beautiful Glamorous and Still Dead'
by Robert Diamond - Jul 28, 2017

Mark Inscoe to Replace Maxwell Caulfield in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers have announced that there has been a cast change for the upcoming European premiere of the musical  Death Takes A Holiday.

BWW REVIEW: The Heartbreaking Adaptation Of The True Story of Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett Plays Out In MACK & MABEL
by Jade Kops - Nov 24, 2016

Trevor Ashley returns to Hayes Theatre, this time to direct Jerry Herman (Music) and Michael Stewart's (Book) a moving MACK & MABEL.

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Kate Rockwell & More Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world premiere of HOLLYWOOD by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Starring Harriet Harris, Patrick Kerr, Kate Rockwell and more, HOLLYWOOD runs through June 12 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre, with an official opening on May 18. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin.

MACK & MABEL, Starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance, Sets Sights on Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

MACK & MABEL, currently playing Chichester Festival Theatre before heading out on a UK & Ireland Tour this autumn, is transferring to the West End later this year. And, according to the New York Post, if the musical -- starring Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance -- does well in London, it could be moving to Broadway next season.

Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Michael Ball & Rebecca LaChance in Chichester's MACK & MABEL
by Roy Tan - Jul 21, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball andRebecca LaChance. The production opens tonight, July 21, 2015.

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