Arthur Kopit News

Date of Birth: May 10, 1937 (80)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To LiveStars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm — a Special Book Event for “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live” — a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand — will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.  (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins TonightAbingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Bootleg Theater Announces Final Schedule for HOPE FESTIVALBootleg Theater Announces Final Schedule for HOPE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEART will preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run through Saturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.   (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.? (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 9, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 9, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! The calendar (not that I have an actual calendar hanging on a wall or anything like that, mind you) tells us that today is May 9, 2017, which prompts us to ask the musical question: Why aren't you all better at marketing your shows? (more...)

'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season'WOMEN ON THE VERGE', HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Highlight Musical Theatre Guild's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows, all based on acclaimed films, to celebrate its twenty-second season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2017-2018 season includes: SUGAR, WOMEN OF THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, HIGH SOCIETY and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 SeasonThe Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTUALLY, Anna Ziegler Writes ProlificallyBWW Interview: ACTUALLY, Anna Ziegler Writes Prolifically
by Gil Kaan - Apr 26, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse tackles the various conflicting definitions of sexual consent in its co-world premiere of playwright Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY beginning May 2, 2017. I made the most of the opportunity to delve into Anna's thoughts on her love of writing; how, by chance, she became the successful writer she is today; and her reaction to winning London's 2016 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play for her PHOTOGRAPH 51.   (more...)

Cast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at AbingdonCast Complete for THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope FestivalBootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2017
by - Apr 10, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Monday, April 10, 2017 - Monday, April 10, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 10- Ti Voglio Bene! Antonio Banderas Leads A Revival of NINE to BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, April 10- Ti Voglio Bene! Antonio Banderas Leads A Revival of NINE to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2017

Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and is based off of Fredrico Fellini's movie 8 1/2. The play tells the story of a highly stressed director living in VenIce Trying to juggle all of the women in his life. (more...)

American Dream Teeters on the Edge in Dark Comedy THE TALENTED ONESAmerican Dream Teeters on the Edge in Dark Comedy THE TALENTED ONES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Jane Unger. Preview performances run April 25 through April 28, the play opens April 29 and runs through May 21 on the Morrison Stage. The Talented Ones is Artists Rep's first new play development commission for Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) as part of the Oregon Community Foundation's "Creative Heights Initiative." (more...)

New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR to Alight at Abingdon This SpringNew Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR to Alight at Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92YJosh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Anne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at AbingdonAnne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Tony Speciale, offers talkbacks following performances of SITI Company's world premiere CHESS MATCH NO. 5 on March 21 and 22 at 7:00PM with co-stars Will Bond (Bob) and Ellen Lauren (Room); and on March 30 at 7:00PM and March 31 at 8:00PM with director Anne Bogart at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Primary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History ProjectPrimary Stages Launches 'OFF-CENTER' Oral History Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the launch of OFF CENTER: THE OFF-BROADWAY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Cage's Words Come to Life in CHESS MATCH NO. 5Photo Flash: John Cage's Words Come to Life in CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by SITI Company, CHESS MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, with an official press opening March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Starts Tonight at AbingdonSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Starts Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

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