Arthur Kopit News

Date of Birth: May 10, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
Christopher Maring Will Receive 5th Annual T. FellowshipChristopher Maring Will Receive 5th Annual T. Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Christopher Maring, the fifth fellow in the one?year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production. (more...)

Christopher Maring to Write New Musical as Columbia University's 2016 T. FellowChristopher Maring to Write New Musical as Columbia University's 2016 T. Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Christopher Maring, the fifth fellow in the one-year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater ConferenceAdam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for the new musicals in development at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference later this month. Among the actors premiering new work are Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon, Kevin Mambo, Matt Von Roderick, Christina Sajous, and Remy Zaken. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Present LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, 8/11-28Spinning Tree Theatre to Present LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, 8/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

It's midnight in March of 1959 at a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's final appearances, just four months before her death. In between funny and heartbreaking stories about her life and career, "Lady Day" sings her most beloved songs including "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Crazy He Calls Me," "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit." (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This SummerThe Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

NINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 SeasonNINE, MAJOR BARBARA, Kurt Weill Show and More Set for SU Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Syracuse University Department of Drama packs three musicals, a wild comedy, a classic Shaw, and a never-before-produced contemporary comedy into a season full of surprises and infrequently performed theatrical gems. Beginning with the musical Nine, the 2016/2017 season includes Laura and the Sea, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins (co-produced with Syracuse Stage), The King Stag, Major Barbara, and From Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.  (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th SeasonEVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This WeekendTHEATER TALK Welcomes Frank Langella Back This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Favorite guest Frank Langella returns to THEATER TALK to discuss his spellbinding, critically acclaimed performance as André, a man in the early-to-mid-stages of dementia, in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Florian Zeller's The Father, directed by Doug Hughes.  Revealing that he's “never been so frightened of a part…we're all frightened of this; it terrifies; there's no way back from this disease,” he also tells co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins that his brother is in the early stages of the disorder. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM Celebrates Opening Night at Manatee Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: PHANTOM Celebrates Opening Night at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center presents Manatee Players' production of PHANTOM, running now through May 8th in Stone Hall. Directed by Steve Dawson, choreographed by Vanessa Russo, and musically directed by Aaron Cassette, this musical is a must-see. Watch as the Phantom reveals himself only by the strength of his love through beautiful music. Below, BroadwayWorld has an inside look at last night's opening reception! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PHANTOM at Manatee Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at PHANTOM at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center presents Manatee Players' production of Phantom: April 21st - May 8th in Stone Hall. Directed by Steve Dawson, choreographed by Vanessa Russo, and musically directed by Aaron Cassette, this musical is a must-see. Watch as the Phantom reveals himself only by the strength of his love through beautiful music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cornell University & University Of Notre Dame Reveals 'Hope On Stage' Playwriting WinnersCornell University & University Of Notre Dame Reveals 'Hope On Stage' Playwriting Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

THE HOPE AND OPTIMISM INITIATIVE is thrilled to announce the winners of its "Hope On Stage" playwriting competition. THE HOPE AND OPTIMISM INITIATIVE is a $4.8 million, three-year project at the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/9-4/10/2016
by - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Sunday, April 10, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/10/16- NINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/10/16- NINE
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Today in 2003, the first Broadway revival of Nine opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 283 performances. Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and is facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

NINE, 1776, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre in 2016-17NINE, 1776, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 64th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 8, 2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/27/2016
by - Feb 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/27/2016. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards TodayLin-Manuel Miranda & More Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America presents their annual awards at their 2016 meeting today, February 22, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Opening Soon at CSU FullertonTHE MIRACLE WORKER Opening Soon at CSU Fullerton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Cal State Fullerton is opening the Tony Award-winning THE MIRACLE WORKER by William Gibson on February 19 (running through March 13) in the Hallberg Theatre on the CSUF campus. Directed by Dr. Joseph Arnold, the docudrama touches on the volatile relationship between the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. (more...)

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