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Rosemary Harris to star in 'Indian Ink' off-Broadway

Rosemary Harris to star in 'Indian Ink' off-Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning actress Rosemary Harris is to star in the off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink," the Roundabout Theatre Company announced.
Andrea Martin to star in 'Noises Off'

Andrea Martin to star in 'Noises Off'

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway veteran Andrea Martin will headline a new revival of the classic comedy "Noises Off" put on by the Roundabout Theatre Company in January.
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'Shakespeare in Love' to open on London stage next summer

'Shakespeare in Love' to open on London stage next summer

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A stage production of the film, "Shakespeare in Love," is to open at London's Noel Coward Theatre next summer, producers announced Wednesday.
Ewan McGregor to make Broadway debut in fall 2014

Ewan McGregor to make Broadway debut in fall 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is to make his Broadway debut in the revival of Tom Stoppard's play "The Real Thing," producers announced Thursday.

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Pacino radio documentary to air on BBC

Pacino radio documentary to air on BBC

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino has made a British radio documentary about his new film "Wilde Salome" and the inspiration behind his interpretation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 play.
Knightley to star in 'Anna Karenina'

Knightley to star in 'Anna Karenina'

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Joe Wright is to direct British actress Keira Knightley in a big-screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina," Focus Features said Thursday.
Crudup, Colin set for 'Arcadia' revival

Crudup, Colin set for 'Arcadia' revival

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup and Raul Esparza have signed on to star in the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's stage comedy, "Arcadia."

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'Potter' prequel sells for $50K at auction

'Potter' prequel sells for $50K at auction

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- An 800-word "Harry Potter" prequel penned by the series' author J.K. Rowling reportedly has been sold for $50,000 at an auction held at Waterstone's in London.
Rowling pens 'Potter' prequel for charity

Rowling pens 'Potter' prequel for charity

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- British author J.K. Rowling has written an 800-word prequel to her wildly popular "Harry Potter" series of books to be auctioned for charity.

'Catered Affair' leads Drama Desk noms

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The new musical, "A Catered Affair," led the way with 12 nominations Monday when the nominees were announced in New York for the 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards.

Gore, Stoppard to receive Dan David prize

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, British playwright Tom Stoppard and Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan are among this year's Dan David Prize honorees in Israel.
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NYP2002120251 - NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Stoppard poses for pictures at the "Mr. Abbott" Award Gala Ceremony at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York on December 2, 2002. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler 3 July 1937) is a British playwright, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil and Shakespeare in Love and has won one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.

In 1939, Stoppard left Czechoslovakia as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. He has been married twice, to Josie Ingle (1965–1972) and Miriam Stoppard (1972–1992), and has two sons from each marriage, one of whom is actor Ed Stoppard.

Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler, in Zlín, a "Shoe Town", in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia. He was the son of Martha Beckova and Eugen Straüssler, a doctor with the Bata shoe company. Both parents were Jewish, though neither practising. Just before the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the town's patron, Tomáš Baťa, helped re-post his Jewish employees, mostly physicians, to various branches of his firm all over the world. On 15 March 1939, the day that the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, the Straussler family fled to Singapore, one of the places Bata had a company.

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