Arthur Laurents News

Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (97)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Riverdale Repertory Company & Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage GYPSY, 2/20-28Riverdale Repertory Company & Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage GYPSY, 2/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Everything's coming up roses as Riverdale Repertory Company and Riverdale Rising Stars join forces to present one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time: GYPSY.  This production will be performed for five performances only: (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Actors' PlayhouseBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Feb 8, 2016

So now it's all here again on the big stage at Actors' Playhouse. There's a cast of 27 directed by David Arisco, the king of big musicals, who doesn't let a flat moment slip into the two hour performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at Musical Theatre WestPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents the beloved tale of star-crossed lovers, WEST SIDE STORY, February 12-28, 2016 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Due to overwhelming demand (opening weekend is sold out and second weekend performances only limited availability remains), MTW has added an extra performance on the third weekend, Sunday, February 28, 7pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Now Playing at NorthwesternPhoto Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Now Playing at Northwestern
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical, proudly announces GYPSY as the 74th Annual Dolphin Show. GYPSY is to be directed by School of Communications senior Aaron Simon Gross and produced by School of Communication seniors Brandon Nadig and Alexandra Wolfe, with support from a cast and team of over 150 Northwestern University students. GYPSY will run for five performances (with one being pay-what-you-decide) from January 22nd through January 30th in Cahn Auditorium, with tickets going on sale to the general public on November 30th. (more...)


by Victor Pastor Giner - Jan 26, 2016

La Orquesta de la Radio de Colonia a cuya cabeza se sitúa el especialista en jazz y big-band Wayne Marshall interpretara, el próximo 28 de enero a las 19.30 h. en el Auditorio Nacional, las danzas sinfónicas de WEST SIDE STORY en una noche dedicada a la música americana del siglo XX organizada por La Filarmónica. (more...)

AMERICAN SON and DRY POWDER Tie for 2016 Laurents / Hatcher Foundation AwardAMERICAN SON and DRY POWDER Tie for 2016 Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Just announced, AMERICAN SON by Christopher Demos-Brown and DRY POWDER by Sarah Burgess have tied as recipients of the 2016 Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. The respective producing theaters will each receive $50,000 towards the production expenses of the premiere works. Burgess and Demos-Brown will each receive an award of $25,000.   (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens Next Week at Actors' PlayhouseWEST SIDE STORY Opens Next Week at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

?West Side Story, one of the greatest love stories of all time, returns to Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre almost 20 years since the company won South Florida regional theatre's Carbonell Award for "Best Production of a Musical". The show will run January 27 through February 21, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Alum Aaron Simon Gross Is Bringing a New Spin to GYPSY with Northwestern's 74th Annual Dolphin Show!BWW Interview: Broadway Alum Aaron Simon Gross Is Bringing a New Spin to GYPSY with Northwestern's 74th Annual Dolphin Show!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2016

Known to Broadway audiences as 'Archie,' (one of the teens from Jason Robert Brown's 2008 musical, 13) Gross is all grown up and broadening his theatrical horizons as a student, director, and performer. Below, check out what he had to say about GYPSY, Broadway, and beyond! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's Season 14 to Feature GYPSY, ON THE 20TH CENTURY & MoreCygnet Theatre's Season 14 to Feature GYPSY, ON THE 20TH CENTURY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Every season must reflect the mission of the company and for the past 13 years, Sean Murray has crafted uniquely Cygnet seasons that reflect the commitment to 'startle the soul, embrace diversity and ignite debate.' This year is no exception. The seven productions in Season 14 range from the traditional to the avant-garde and include two musical theatre classics, a two-show repertory by a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, the return of a holiday favorite and two contemporary works sure to shock and amaze. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTONVIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Jan 16, 2016

He brought us a Tony-winning rap musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. He showed us another side of the founding fathers and landed Broadway squarely in the popular spotlight with HAMILTON. He's just an Oscar away from an EGOT. And he's 36 today. (more...)

Skylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full LineupSkylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016 lineup will include WEST SIDE STORY, led by Skylar Astin, plus the New York Pops, Michael Feinstein, and much more. Check out the full schedule below! (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next WeekTony Winner Laura Benanti to Join Jennifer Holliday for 42West Concert Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Jacob Langfelder in partnership with Arts-For-All, Jill Bernard and Rashad Chambers will present a one night only concert featuring TONY and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday along with the TONY Winning star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre production of She Loves Me, Laura Benanti and The Color Purple¹s Rema Webb.  (more...)

Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015Mary Poppins bis Hamilton - Neue Cast Recordings in 2015
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

Wir haben hier einen Überblick uber Neuerscheinungen aus dem letzten Jahr zusammengestellt. Bei den Broadway - und West End CDs haben wir uns auf diejenigen beschrankt, die in Deutschland uber amazon oder iTunes verfugbar sind, was leider nicht immer der Fall ist (auch wenn fast alle neuen Produktionen auf CD verewigt werden). (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Votes For Both Jets and Sharks at Signature's WEST SIDE STORYPHOTO FLASH: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Votes For Both Jets and Sharks at Signature's WEST SIDE STORY
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2016

The justice nicknamed by her admirers as 'The Notorious R.B.G.' poses with the hit production's full cast. (more...)

Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY!Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY!
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2015

Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret), has just announced a one-week extension through January 31, 2016.  (more...)

Everything's Coming Up GYPSY at Cygnet Theatre This SummerEverything's Coming Up GYPSY at Cygnet Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Cygnet Theatre continues its award-winning run of presenting some of the most beloved stage musicals of our time when it opens its 14th season next summer. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Signature Theatre is Just Plain ExtraordinaryBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Signature Theatre is Just Plain Extraordinary
by Charles Shubow - Dec 21, 2015

By popular demand, WEST SIDE STORY has been extended to January 31, 2016. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Starry WEST SIDE STORY Through Jan 31Signature Theatre Extends Starry WEST SIDE STORY Through Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret), has just announced a one-week extension through January 31, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: Fresh and Exuberant WEST SIDE STORY at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Fresh and Exuberant WEST SIDE STORY at Signature Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Dec 19, 2015

Signature Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY brings freshness and exuberance to the classic work. The exceptional production in an intimate space allows us to consider anew the songs and scenes that have been part of our lives for half a century. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Grisso, Colby, Diaz & More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Grisso, Colby, Diaz & More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 16, 2015

Signature Theatre presents WEST SIDE STORY, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret). The musical, a collaboration of music, dance and theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents, is considered by some to be one of the greatest musicals of all time. WEST SIDE STORY runs now through January 24 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

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