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Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut alongside veteran actors Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in "It's Only a Play."
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Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane to reunite in 'It's Only a Play'

Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane to reunite in 'It's Only a Play'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Megan Mullaly will join "Producers" stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in Broadway production "It's Only a Play."
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Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes says he was thrilled to play Gustave, the ambitious and charming concierge in Wes Anderson's 1930s Europe-set comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," because he is such a fascinating character.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
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Abraham to replace Easton in MTC's 'Golden Age'

Abraham to replace Easton in MTC's 'Golden Age'

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two days before Terrence McNally's new play "Golden Age" is to begin previews, Manhattan Theatre Club said F. Murray Abraham is to replace Richard Easton.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.
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Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

Belzer tapped as DGA Honors emcee

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has agreed to be the host of the 7th Directors Guild of America Honors, the DGA said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.
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'Mauritius' begins previews in N.Y.

NEW YORK , Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Preview performances for the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s dark comedy, "Mauritius," have begun at Manhattan’s Biltmore Theatre.

Stars line up for MTC's 'Mauritius'

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- F. Murray Abraham, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale and Alison Pill have all signed on to star in the New York production of Theresa Rebeck's play "Mauritius."

Theaterworks/USA founder Jay Harnick dies

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Jay Harnick, founder of Theaterworks/USA, the nation's largest touring children's theater company, died in a New York nursing home at 78. Since Mr. Harnick helped found Theaterworks/USA in 1961, the company has performed to millions of children annually i

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2005 with 68 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 24, the 298th day of 2004 with 68 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2003 with 68 to follow.
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Oscar award winning actor F. Murray Abraham takes his opening night curtain call bow in the Broadway production "Mauritius" at New York 's Biltmore theatre on October 4,2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Fahrid Murray Abraham (in Arabic فريد مراد ابراهيم الاحمد Farīd Murād Ibrāhīm Al-Aḥmad) (born October 24, 1939) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. He became known during the 1980s, after winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Amadeus, and has since appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films, television, and mainly on stage.

Abraham was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Josephine, a housewife, and Fahrid Abraham, an auto mechanic. His father was an Assyrian Christian who immigrated from Syria during the 1920s famine; his paternal grandfather was a cantor in the Syriac Orthodox Church. Abraham's mother, one of fourteen children, was an arabic American, the daughter of an immigrant who worked in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania. Abraham was raised in El Paso, Texas, near the Mexican border, where he was a gang member during his teenage years. He attended Texas Western College (later named The University of Texas at El Paso), where he was given the best actor award by Alpha Psi Omega for his portrayal of the Indian nocona in 'Comanche Eagle' during the 1959-60 season. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, then studied acting under Uta Hagen in New York City. He began his acting career on the stage, debuting in a Los Angeles production of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.

Abraham can be seen as one of the undercover cops along with Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973). He also appears very early in All the President's Men as one of the police officers who arrests the Watergate burglars in the offices of the Democratic National Headquarters.

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