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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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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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French director Edouard Molinaro dies at 85

PARIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- French director Edouard Molinaro, who was nominated for an Oscar for 1978's "La Cage aux Folles," died in Paris of lung failure, officials said. He was 85.
Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and TV personality Joy Behar ended her 16-year run as co-host of "The View" in New York Friday.

Man survives fall onto Broadway theater marquee

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in New York said a man fell out a window at a Broadway theater and landed on the facility's marquee.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin' win top Drama League Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin' win top Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots" was named Best Musical and "Pippin" Best Revival of a Musical at the Drama League Awards ceremony in New York Friday.
'Pippin,' 'Kinky Boots' are big Outer Critics Circle Award winners

'Pippin,' 'Kinky Boots' are big Outer Critics Circle Award winners

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- "Pippin" has won a leading seven Outer Critics Circle Awards, including the Outstanding Revival of a Musical prize, it was announced in New York.

List of nominees for 2013 Tony Awards

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The musicals "Matilda" and "Kinky Boots" were among the leading nominees when the 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced in New York Tuesday.

'Kinky Boots' leads Tony nominations with 13

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Broadway's "Kinky Boots," with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, led New York's Tony Award nominations with 13, followed by "Matilda: The Musical" with 12.
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.
Revival of musical 'Pippin' up for 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards

Revival of musical 'Pippin' up for 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- The Broadway revival of the musical "Pippin" was nominated for a leading 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards in New York Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
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Matthew Perry returns to 'The Good Wife'

Matthew Perry returns to 'The Good Wife'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Matthew Perry is reprising his role as a Chicago attorney on "The Good Wife" for one episode, CBS said.

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Actor Nathan Lane takes his opening night curtain call bows in the Simon Gray play "Butley" which opened on Broadway at the Booth theatre on October 25, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is an American actor of stage and screen. He is best known for his roles as Mendy in The Lisbon Traviata, Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Lane was born Joseph Lane in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Irish American Catholic parents. He was named after his uncle, a Jesuit priest. His father, Daniel, was a truck driver and an aspiring tenor who died from alcoholism when Lane was eleven; his mother, Nora, was a housewife and secretary, who suffered from manic-depression, and died in 2000. He has two brothers, Robert and Daniel. Lane attended Roman Catholic schools in Jersey City, including Jesuit-run St. Peter's Preparatory High School, where he was selected Best Actor in 1974.

His brother Dan accompanied him to what was supposed to be his first day at St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, where he had received a drama scholarship. When they arrived, they learned he still couldn't cover enough of the expenses for him to stay, without taking out another student loan, so he decided to go back home. "I remember him saying to me, 'College is for people who don't know what they want to do,'" Dan Lane recalled. Because there already was a Joseph Lane registered with Actors Equity, he changed his name to Nathan after the character Nathan Detroit from the musical Guys and Dolls. He moved to New York City where, after a long struggle, his career began to take off, first with some brief success in the world of stand-up comedy with partner, Patrick Stack, and later with Off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club, and his 1982 Broadway debut in a revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter as Roland Maule (Drama Desk nomination) with George C. Scott, Kate Burton, Dana Ivey, and Christine Lahti.

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