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'Realistic Joneses' to close on Broadway July 6

'Realistic Joneses' to close on Broadway July 6

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --The Broadway production of "The Realistic Joneses" is to close July 6, producers announced.
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At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Roberts says she and Mulroney squealed like little girls over reunion

Roberts says she and Mulroney squealed like little girls over reunion

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts says one of the best things about starring in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "August: Osage County," is that it gave her the chance to reunite on-screen with Dermot Mulroney, her co-star in 1997's "My Best Friend's Wedding."
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Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette to star in play 'Realistic Joneses'

Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette to star in play 'Realistic Joneses'

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Television stars Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall are to co-star in the Broadway production of Will Eno's play "The Realistic Joneses," producers announced.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," the feel-good story about a British factory that produces fabulous shoes for drag queens, was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in New York.
Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi to guest star on 'Homeland'

Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi to guest star on 'Homeland'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has booked Joanna Merlin and Nazanin Boniadi for guest spots on its U.S. drama series "Homeland" next season.
'Vanya,' 'Matilda' win top Drama Desk Awards

'Vanya,' 'Matilda' win top Drama Desk Awards

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Broadway's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and "Matilda" won the Drama Desk Awards for Best Play and Best Musical 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.
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Clooney, Heslov producing 'August'

Clooney, Heslov producing 'August'

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. in New York says producing partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov are working on a film adaptation of "August: Osage County."

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' headed back to B'way

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' headed back to B'way

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is headed to Broadway this fall, the play's producers said.
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Tracy Letts (born 4 July 1965) is an American playwright and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008 for his play, August: Osage County.

Letts was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to best-selling author Billie Letts, and the late one-time college professor and actor Dennis Letts. His brother Shawn is a jazz musician and composer. He also has a brother, Dana. Tracy grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and he graduated from Durant High School. After graduating in the early 80s he moved to Dallas. He stayed there for two years, while he waited tables and worked in telemarketing, and he also got the part in a one-man play, Jerry Flemmons' O Dammit!, which was part of a new playwrights series sponsored by Southern Methodist University.

Letts moved to Chicago at the age of 20, and worked for the next 11 years at Steppenwolf and Famous Door. He was also a founding member of Bang Bang Spontaneous Theater, which included at one time or another, Greg Kotis (Tony Award, Urinetown), Michael Shannon (Academy Award Nominee, Revolutionary Road), Paul Dillon, Amy Pietz and a host of other Chicago theater luminaries.. In 1991, he wrote the play Killer Joe. Two years later, the play premiered at the Next Lab Theater in Chicago and then at 29th Street Rep in NYC. Since then, Killer Joe has been performed in at least 15 countries in 12 languages. In 2008, he won a Tony for August: Osage County. Letts was Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008 for August: Osage County.

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