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Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --The debate over Scotland's independence has polarized Scots and the world alike, with many Scottish and English celebrities voicing varying opinions.
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Alan Cumming backs Scotland independence at rally

Alan Cumming backs Scotland independence at rally

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Scottish star Alan Cumming returned to his native home this week to lend his support to the push for independence, to be decided in a referendum September 18.
Gabrielle Levy
David Hyde Pierce lands recurring role on 'The Good Wife'

David Hyde Pierce lands recurring role on 'The Good Wife'

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --David Hyde Pierce has joined the cast of the legal drama "The Good Wife," CBS announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
Emma Stone to play Sally Bowles in Broadway's 'Cabaret'

Emma Stone to play Sally Bowles in Broadway's 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Emma Stone is to take over the role of Sally Bowles from Michelle Williams in Broadway's "Cabaret" this fall, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced.
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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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Burstein and Emond join cast of Broadway's 'Cabaret'

Burstein and Emond join cast of Broadway's 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have joined the ensemble of the upcoming Broadway revival of "Cabaret," Roundabout Theatre Company announced Monday.
Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

Michelle Williams to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams is to make her Broadway debut in a 2014 revival of the stage musical "Cabaret," the Roundabout Theatre Company announced Wednesday.
'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

'Matilda,' 'Pippin' stars to perform at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- This weekend's Tony Awards show will feature performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals "Annie," "Bring It On," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda" and "Pippin."
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.

Adam Lambert honored at latest round GLAAD awards

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (UPI) -- Singer Adam Lambert and the upcoming Alan Cumming film "Any Day Now " were big honorees in the latest round of GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.
Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

Gyllenhaal, Falco up for Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The Drama League nominated the New York musicals "Dogfight," "Here Lies Love" and "Kinky Boots" for its Best Musical Award Tuesday.

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Alan Cumming bringing his one-man 'Macbeth' to Broadway

Alan Cumming bringing his one-man 'Macbeth' to Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Alan Cumming is bringing his one-man interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragic play, "Macbeth," to Broadway this spring, producers said Friday.
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Actor Alan Cumming arrives on the red carpet at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala taking place during the Rome International Film Festival in Rome on October 24, 2008. The event raises funds for AIDS research. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, writer, director, producer and author. His roles have included the Emcee in Cabaret, Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, and Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids trilogy. He has also appeared in independent films like The Anniversary Party, which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in; and Ali Selim's Sweet Land, for which he won an Independent Spirit award as producer. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, for which he received an Olivier award, the lead in Martin Sherman's Bent, and as Dionysus in The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, the Emcee in Cabaret, for which he won the Tony in 1998, and "Design for Living". Cumming also introduces "Masterpiece Mystery" for PBS.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show ("Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming") and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today. Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming also became a U.S. citizen in November 2008.

Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, in Perthshire, Scotland, the son of Mary Darling, an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming, a forester. He has stated that his father was physically and emotionally abusive towards him. He has one older brother, Tom, and a niece and nephew. Brought up in Angus, Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School and originally aspired to a career in veterinary medicine, but a personality clash with his biology teacher prevented him from taking a related elective and he subsequently set his sights on becoming an actor. Following graduation, he spent a year and a half employed as an editor and columnist for the Scottish pop magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. On graduation from Drama school he married fellow student Hilary Lyon; they divorced 8 years later and had no children.

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