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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
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'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Pulp Fiction," "Mary Poppins," "Roger & Me" and "The Quiet Man" are among the 2013 additions to the National Film Registry, the U.S. Library of Congress said.
'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.
'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.
'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.
Richard Burton gets Hollywood star

Richard Burton gets Hollywood star

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Richard Burton's posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame star was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the release of "Cleopatra," officials said.

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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.
Grant Bowler to play Richard Burton in TV movie

Grant Bowler to play Richard Burton in TV movie

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born actor Grant Bowler is to play Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," E! News reported.
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Bill Irwin, "Best Actor Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" 2005 Tony Award winner poses at the 2005 Tony Award ceremonies held on June 5, 2005 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882. Her mother, a renowned beauty, Julia Prinsep Stephen (born Jackson) (1846–1895), was born in India to Dr. John and Maria Pattle Jackson and later moved to England with her mother, where she served as a model for Pre-Raphaelite painters such as Edward Burne-Jones. Her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, was a notable historian, author, critic and mountaineer. He was the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, a work which would influence Woolf's later experimental biographies. The young Virginia was educated by her parents in their literate and well-connected household at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. Her parents had each been married previously and been widowed, and, consequently, the household contained the children of three marriages. Julia had three children from her first husband, Herbert Duckworth: George Duckworth, Stella Duckworth, and Gerald Duckworth. Her father Leslie Stephen was married to Harriet Marian (Minny) Thackeray (1840–1875), and they had one daughter: Laura Makepeace Stephen, who was declared mentally disabled and lived with the family until she was institutionalised in 1891. Leslie and Julia had four children together: Vanessa Stephen (1879), Thoby Stephen (1880), Virginia (1882), and Adrian Stephen (1883).

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