Arthur Laurents News

Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (97)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
TUTS to Stage Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST & WEST SIDE STORY This SummerTUTS to Stage Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST & WEST SIDE STORY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) invites audiences to fall in love this summer with Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story, running July 6 - August 20, 2016 at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. On alternating evenings, audiences will be swept away by these classic love stories - one, a beloved fairytale brimming with magic and mystery, and the other an electrifying story of forbidden love in the unforgiving streets of 1950's New York.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen ZiembaFull Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 through July 3 at Sharon Playhouse.  Opening Night is June 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated AuthorOpen Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Laura BenantiPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for She Loves Me, Laura Benanti, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY Gives Sneak Peek!Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY Gives Sneak Peek!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Sharks and Jets of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!BWW TV: Meet the Sharks and Jets of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!
by TV - On the Road - May 26, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic DirectorMark S. Hoebee andJerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

BWW TV: Keep it Cool with a Performance Preview from Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!BWW TV: Keep it Cool with a Performance Preview from Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY!
by TV - On the Road - May 25, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee andJerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernsteinand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/16- GYPSYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/16- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYKatie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Cecilia Bartoli as Present-Day Maria Looking Back in Salzburg WEST SIDE STORY; Karen Olivo as AnitaCecilia Bartoli as Present-Day Maria Looking Back in Salzburg WEST SIDE STORY; Karen Olivo as Anita
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The international opera star sang the dramatic ballads while THE VISIT's Michelle Veintimilla acted and danced the role. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 SeasonTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Sets 21st SeasonMusical Theatre Guild Sets 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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 to celebrate its twenty-first season of Broadway in Concert musicals.  The MTG 2016-2017 season includes: PROMISES, PROMISES; THE SPITFIRE GRILL; HALLELUJAH, BABY! and STATE FAIR. (more...)

BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The 1965 musical version of Arthur Laurents' THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO is the only Rodgers and Sondheim musical. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, MississippiWEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, Mississippi
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The move can be interpreted as a reaction to recent legislation that allows for discrimination against LGBT individuals. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in JuneWinthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

Tom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 SeasonTom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced their 2016-2017 season of shows. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 21, 2016

El actor nos cuenta acerca de este concierto unico con el que ya ha triunfado en Barcelona y ahora estrenara en Madrid el proximo 25 de abril a las 21h, en el que contara con grandes colaboraciones. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES MEBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm), join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Cher Musical Could Soon Light Up Broadway; HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller ProducingCher Musical Could Soon Light Up Broadway; HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller Producing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Cher's much-hyped biomusical could soon light up Broadway.  (more...)

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