Austin Pendleton News

Date of Birth: March 27, 1940 (75)
Birth Place: Warren, OH, USA
Gender: Male
Women's Work Short Play Festival to Kick Off Feb 23 at New Perspectives Theatre CompanyWomen's Work Short Play Festival to Kick Off Feb 23 at New Perspectives Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to announce THE WORK GOES ON: A WOMEN'S WORK SHORT PLAY SAMPLER. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway RunA ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio Adds Performances to Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the†leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, has added two performances to its world-premiere run of†A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina, on Sundays, February 21 and March 13 at 7pm. Off-Broadway previews are set to begin Saturday, February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

BWW Review: SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN - A Wonderful First-Person Trip Down Celluloid Memory LaneBWW Review: SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN - A Wonderful First-Person Trip Down Celluloid Memory Lane
by Gil Kaan - Feb 7, 2016

With some judicious editing, this Austin Pendleton-directed 95-minute solo SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN (actually Part One in a trilogy) would make a stunning stand-alone one act. Jen Danby has written this fictional interview of an already deceased Sharon Tate chockfull of very interesting celluloid facts and tidbits. Onstage as Tate, Danby has captured the vocal qualities and essence of Ms. Tate very nicely. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

Antony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. MarksAntony Raymond's YEAH, I MET THIS GIRL... to Premiere at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Antony Raymond's new play, yeah, I met this girl... will have its World Premiere at UNDER St. Marks Theatre on January 28th. Raymond also serves as director. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre to Stage ORPHEUS DESCENDINGSouthern Rep Theatre to Stage ORPHEUS DESCENDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce details for its upcoming production of ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams, opening March 12, directed by Jef Hall-Flavin and featuring Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin, Beth Bartley, and Brenda Currin. This production is presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in collaboration with Beth Bartley/Irene Glezos Productions. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next MonthSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This American Blonde Actress†and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the first dates of the 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, beginning in Los Angeles for a return engagement, and with additional tour dates to follow in Florida, New York City and Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. It will play on the West Coast on February 5th and 6th for two shows only at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute on the the James Dean Soundstage, an 'environmental' TV studio setting. (more...)

Casting Complete for Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & MacchioCasting Complete for Messina's A ROOM OF MY OWN with Cantone & Macchio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 2015-2016 Season with the world premiere of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and directed by Charles Messina. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is set to begin previews February 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, February 25, with performances through March 13. (more...)

Elsinore County Sets First Production of 2016 SeasonElsinore County Sets First Production of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Elsinore County which is now in its 5th season, received two New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations for their production of last season's Pretty Babies including a win for Dan McVey as Best Supporting Actor. The ensemble cast of yeah, I met a girl is lead by Stacey Roca who had a recurring role as Rachel on the UK series The Office staring Ricky Gervais; she also played Katrina Howard in Waking the Dead (BBC). yeah, I met a girl is being produced by the critically acclaimed Elsinore County Theater Company who previously produced the plays Elsinore County (The Lion Theatre/Theatre Row), Julio! (The Kraine Theater), Pretty Babies (13th Street Rep) and Gin & Milk (FringeNYC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey & More Flock to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

To life! The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF just opened Sunday†night, December 20 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), wrapping up the 2015 Broadway season. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner†Bartlett Sher, and choreographed by†Hofesh Shechter. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out coverage from the red carpet†below! (more...)

Elephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the TankElephant Run District's hERD Pocast Series to Kick Off 1/14 with TURING TEST at the Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Elephant Run District debuts The hERD Podcast, a curated platform for audiences to experience work by playwrights and artists performed live in New York City and then streamed around the globe on the internet, at the Tank on Jan. 14, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

THE FLICK Enters Final Weeks Off-BroadwayTHE FLICK Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The critically-acclaimed, smash hit production of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning drama, The Flick, which has been playing to packed houses since opening in May at the Barrow Street Theatre, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 10, 2016.† (more...)

The Greenhouse Ensemble to Present DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA; Austin Pendleton to DirectThe Greenhouse Ensemble to Present DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA; Austin Pendleton to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Written by John Patrick Shanley, 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' is the meeting of two battered and inarticulate people as they dance through an emotional evening, desperate to make sense of something in their lives, together. (more...)

CITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOES to Play The Secret Theatre in JanuaryCITY GIRLS AND DESPERADOES to Play The Secret Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

World renowned actor and director, Austin Pendleton, Drama Desk nominee Anita Durst [The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kent], Orange is The New Black's Karina Ortiz and Julie Atlas Muz whom the N.Y.Times calls "the royalty of burlesque" are featured in Albee Fellow Playwright Pamela Enz's "City Girls and Desperadoes", which opens at The Secret Theatre on January 7th 2016. Emerging actors Connie Castanzo and Peter Collier support this superbly talented cast. (more...)

Kushner, Pendleton & More to Celebrate Eric Bentley at Centennial Concert at The Town Hall, 12/7Kushner, Pendleton & More to Celebrate Eric Bentley at Centennial Concert at The Town Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

This year,legendary playwright, singer, editor and translator and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Eric Bentley turned 99 years old. In celebration of this milestone and a century of his contributions to the international theatre world, a special one night-only birthday celebration has been announced: 'Happy Birthday, Eric Bentley! A Centennial Tribute Concert' will take place on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

New Play BLACK BUTTERFLIES to Examine Life of Tennessee Williams' Sister in Off-Broadway ReadingNew Play BLACK BUTTERFLIES to Examine Life of Tennessee Williams' Sister in Off-Broadway Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

BLACK BUTTERFLIES, a ground-breaking new play by Marylou DiPietro, based on the life of Rose Williams, sister and muse to Tennessee Williams, will be presented in a reading December 7th, 3pm at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street (4th floor), New York City. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Austin Pendleton and Company Celebrate NORA Opening Off-BroadwayPhoto Exclusive: Austin Pendleton and Company Celebrate NORA Opening Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Ingmar Bergman's NORA -- an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A DOLL'S HOUSE -- is currently being given†its English-language New York debut Off-Broadway in†Austin Pendleton's†production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.). The show opened on†November 22, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!† (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/21/2015
by - Nov 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/21/2015. (more...)

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