Austin Pendleton News

Date Of Birth:
March 27, 1940 (74)
Birth Place:
Warren, OH, USA
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Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble has announced its newest member, playwright Bruce Norris. Among his many accomplishments, Norris is the author of The Qualms, playing July 3 - August 31 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Since 2000, Steppenwolf has produced seven of Norris's plays, including Clybourne Park and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart and The Infidel. (more...)

Mississippi Mud to Present SHOTGUN COTTAGE PLAYS, Begin. 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces its first production in Lido Beach, NY located about 25 miles outside of NYC. The company produces Tennessee Williams' one-acts Moony's Kid Don't Cry, directed by Jen Danby; The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, directed by Daniel Capalbo, Jr, with Miss Danby as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, an early sketch of Blanche DuBois; and Interior: Panic, an early sketch of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Edward Bergen and starring Jen Danby and Colleen Leone as sisters Blanche and Grace. Three plays, music, raffles and refreshments. Tickets on sale online @ http://shotguncottage.brownpapertickets.com - $25 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Under 18. (more...)

Award-Winning Austin Pendleton to Direct a Staged Reading of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Tony-nominated and Obie-winning director Austin Pendleton directs a staged reading of A Streetcar Named Desire as a fundraiser for the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center. Starring Geoffrey Owens* (The Cosby Show, Romeo and Julietwith Orlando Bloom on Broadway) as Stanley; Jen Danby* (The Blonde Bombshell Project: Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Tate in Heaven) as Blanche DuBois; Colleen Leone (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Stella Kowalski. With: Michael Arena, Edward Bergen, Charles Black, Daniel Capalbo, Jr., Cheryl Halliburton, Patricia Perales, Jody Prusan, and Michael Robinson. *These actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association (more...)

Julie James Hosts STAGE17's FAN FARE Reality Broadway Series; Part Two Airs Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

STAGE17, Chairman David Stoller (Executive Chairman of Reach4Entertainment), and President and Executive Producer Ondine Landa Abramson are pleased to present the world premiere of the original reality series Fan Fare which offers backstage scoop, from auditions to closing nights, as casts and creative teams from iconic Broadway shows reunite at the legendary Sardi's with Julie James, host of On Broadway from SiriusXM. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, launched the original series on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and part two airs today, April 11, 2014. (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday with Sneak Peek Screening of SONNET #63, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange (Ross Williams, Artistic Director) celebrates Shakespeare's birthday with the premiere of Sonnet #63, directed by Josh Barrett and starring Austin Pendleton, for THE SONNET PROJECT at a viewing party at Amity Hall (80 West 3rd Street, between Thompson and Sullivan) on Tuesday, April 22 from 7 - 11 PM. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Premieres at Wexner Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, today, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

Fiona Shaw to Open Second UNITED SOLO EUROPE; Festival Runs May 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival based in New York will present its second European showcase May 27 - 31, 2014 at Teatr Syrena in Warsaw, Poland. Recipient of the Order of the British Empire and two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner Fiona Shaw will open this year's United Solo Europe with her remarks on solo theatre. The performers participating in the European showcase come from Finland, Sweden, Poland, USA, and Italy. The program includes a show by five-time Grammy nominee LynnMarie Rink and one directed by Austin Pendleton, as well as a solo version of "Hamlet" and a magic piece about the discovery of an Alfred Hitchcock film. The full lineup can be found below. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre Co. to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

Ira Amyx, Gabe Ruiz and More Join Martha Lavey in Steppenwolf Theatre's THE WAY WEST, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Casting is nearly complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Way West by Mona Mansour. Ensemble member Amy Morton directs a cast of six featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Ira Amyx, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabe Ruiz. This wryly funny play-with music-about the contemporary quirks of our American spirit is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The Way West begins previews tonight, April 3, 2014 (opening night is April 13; press performances are April 12 at 3pm and April 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 4/24-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

'If you like action-packed thrillers,' writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, 'you are going to love King John.' She calls the seldom-produced history play 'Game of Thrones, Shakespeare style,' being filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers. She will direct the classic April 24 to May 18, 2014 featuring a cast of Frog and Peach stalwarts including Karen Lynn Gorney ('Saturday Night Fever,' 'All My Children') as the ruthlessly clever Queen Elinor. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Mandy Gonzalez, Donna McKechnie & More to Teach at Broadway Theatre Project's 2014 Session
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) will feature a slate of prolific performers, directors, choreographers, composers, casting agents and other professionals from Broadway and Hollywood as part of the Project's roster of Teaching Faculty for its 2014 session, as announced today by the BTP's Artistic Directors Debra McWaters and Darren Gibson. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2014 MAC Awards, 'Screech' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Cabaret fans, rejoice! The 2014 MAC Awards are tonight at BB King's! (more...)

Meredith Vieira to Host Our Time's 12th Annual Benefit Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

OUR TIME will host its 12th ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA, on Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:00PM, at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts & Rosenthal Pavilion at New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, New York, NY. (more...)

EAG and Oberon Theatre Ensemble Stages Reading of Mark Karafin's MAN IN THE MOON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Episcopal Actors' Guild's annual celebration of new work continues with a staged reading of Man in the Moon by Mark Karafin. The reading will be held tonight, March 20 in Guild Hall at 7:00 pm, and followed by a reception. Past Barbour Award winners include Ian August (Donna Orbits the Moon), Lynn Rosen (Apple Cove), and Laura Eason (40 Days). (more...)

Photo Flash: Harvey Fierstein, Sheldon Harnick & More Take Part in Public Theater's AN EVENING WITH TEVYA AND CHAVA Forum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Last night at Joe's Pub at The Public, Harvey Fierstein, who played a celebrated Tevye in the 2004 revival of Fiddler; Fiddler on the Roof co-creator Sheldon Harnick; original Broadway cast member Austin Pendleton; renowned Yiddish theatermaker Jenny Romaine; Taniesha Duggan, Director of Audience Engagement of Hartbeat Ensemble; andAlisa Solomon, author of Wonder of Wonders, discussed how successive generations of storytellers used Sholom-Alechem's characters to reflect changing concerns about family, identity, and more. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Austin Pendleton & Jen Danby Set for SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Talkbacks, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

vTalkback dates with director Austin Pendleton and Jen Danby have been confirmed for tonight, March 14 and March 16 & 22nd. The March 16th talkback will be led by Sissy Gamache of The Sissy Gamache Show. (more...)

EAG and Oberon Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Mark Karafin's MAN IN THE MOON, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Episcopal Actors' Guild's annual celebration of new work continues with a staged reading of Man in the Moon by Mark Karafin. The reading will be held on Thursday, March 20 in Guild Hall at 7:00 pm, and followed by a reception. Past Barbour Award winners include Ian August (Donna Orbits the Moon), Lynn Rosen (Apple Cove), and Laura Eason (40 Days). (more...)

EAG and Oberon Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Mark Karafin's MAN IN THE MOON, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The Episcopal Actors' Guild's annual celebration of new work continues with a staged reading of Man in the Moon by Mark Karafin. The reading will be held on Thursday, March 20 in Guild Hall at 7:00 pm, and followed by a reception. Past Barbour Award winners include Ian August (Donna Orbits the Moon), Lynn Rosen (Apple Cove), and Laura Eason (40 Days). (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN to Premiere at Wexner Center, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

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