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Whoopi Goldberg

Caryn Elaine Johnson, best known as Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985), playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. In 1990, she played Oda Mae Brown, a wacky psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore) in the blockbuster Ghost for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar (the first being Hattie McDaniel who won for Gone With the Wind in 1939). Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. She is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. In the 1990's, Goldberg was rumored to be the highest paid actress for her appearances in film.

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  • Mary Stuart - Wilhelm Davison

    14:30, Thu 16th April 2020 - Sun 19th April 2020 at Random Venue 95

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar,…

  • All's Well That Ends Well - Sound Designer

    15:15, Tue 28th April 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Wed 29th April 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    21:00, Fri 1st May 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:45, Mon 4th May 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Thu 7th May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sat 9th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Sun 10th May 2020 at London Palladium
    20:30, Tue 12th May 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:45, Fri 15th May 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623.
    Though origi…

  • Henry V - Earl of Westmorland

    20:30, Thu 28th May 2020 - Mon 1st June 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Violin

    20:15, Thu 2nd July 2020 - Sun 5th July 2020 at The Old Vic
    20:30, Thu 9th July 2020 - Sun 12th July 2020 at The Old Vic
    20:45, Thu 16th July 2020 - Sun 19th July 2020 at The Old Vic

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

  • Jersey Boys - Master Carpenter

    20:15, Tue 4th August 2020 - Mon 10th August 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Coupeau

    20:15, Tue 4th August 2020 - Sun 9th August 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, repres…

  • The Music Man - Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn

    21:15, Tue 24th November 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:15, Fri 27th November 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:15, Sat 28th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    19:30, Tue 1st December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:30, Fri 4th December 2020 at Random Venue 35
    19:45, Sat 5th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Tue 8th December 2020 at Random Venue 95
    11:45, Thu 10th December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Fri 11th December 2020 at London Palladium
    19:30, Sat 12th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • Romeo and Juliet - Benvolio, Prince Escalus

    19:30, Wed 16th December 2020 - Sat 19th December 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's…

  • As You Like It - Duke Senior

    19:15, Thu 11th February 2021 - Sun 14th February 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain,…

  • The Book of Mormon - Kevin Price

    15:00, Thu 1st April 2021 - Sun 4th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    14:30, Thu 8th April 2021 - Sun 11th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:00, Thu 15th April 2021 - Sun 18th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-cr…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Publicity Designer

    20:45, Thu 15th April 2021 - Mon 19th April 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright…

  • 42nd Street - Violin

    21:00, Tue 1st June 2021 - Sat 5th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrat…

  • Lysistrata - Sound Designer

    21:00, Sat 17th July 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnes…

  • Hedda Gabler - Juliane Tesman

    21:00, Sun 22nd August 2021 at Random Venue 45

    Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of…

  • Hairspray - Director, Keys

    19:15, Wed 8th September 2021 - Mon 13th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:45, Wed 15th September 2021 - Mon 20th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:30, Wed 22nd September 2021 - Mon 27th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include…

  • Kiss Me, Kate - Costume Designer

    20:15, Thu 23rd September 2021 - Mon 27th September 2021 at Random Venue 90

    Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage…

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