Beth Williams News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1961 (54)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Catching up with Kristen Beth WilliamsBWW Interview: Catching up with Kristen Beth Williams
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 11, 2016

The wildly popular musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will be at The Memphis Orpheum February 9 - 14th. This daring, dark comedy hails from Roy Horniman's 1907 novel, Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal, told through the eyes of a man who bumps off the aristocrats standing in the way of his title. In 1949, the book was loosely adapted into the movie, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' which starred Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, and Alec Guinness. In 2014, Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak set the story to music. It has been nabbing awards and slaying audiences ever since. (more...)

BWW Review:  As Much 'Skillduggery' as 'Skullduggery' in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the OrpheumBWW Review: As Much 'Skillduggery' as 'Skullduggery' in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Orpheum
by Joseph Baker - Feb 10, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER must have been a 'labor of love' for Robert L. Freedman, who wrote the book: After all, it is derived from the brilliant 1949 British comedy classic KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, which benefited immeasurably by performances by Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, and -- most especially -- the brilliant Alec Guinness, whose impersonation of all the victims was a tour de force. Yet, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, with wickedly droll music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, is a deliciously poisonous bon bon all its own. It's as if Joseph Kesselring's ARSENIC AND OLD LACE had somehow melded with Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and somewhere 'up there' (or 'down there,' whatever the case may be) writers like Roald Dahl and directors like Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling at the production currently delighting audiences at the Orpheum. (more...)

Jimmy Buffett Musical Will Debut at La Jolla Playhouse in 2017; Christopher Ashley to DirectJimmy Buffett Musical Will Debut at La Jolla Playhouse in 2017; Christopher Ashley to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced today that the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, with an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley, will have its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California. Directed by Tony Award® nominee and Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the strictly limited engagement will kick off the Playhouse's 2017/2018 season, with performances beginning on May 16, 2017, an official opening night of May 28, and will play through June 25, 2017. Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley will direct the production, which will open on May 16, 2017. (more...)

John Cariani, Mary Testa, Max von Essen and More Set for Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! GalaJohn Cariani, Mary Testa, Max von Essen and More Set for Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just in, multiple-time Tony and Drama Desk nominees Kate Baldwin, John Cariani, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Mary Testa, Max von Essen, will be some of the performers at Transport Group's annual gala, 'Gimme a Break!' on March 7, 2016. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Adds Performance to Kennedy Center Engagement'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Adds Performance to Kennedy Center Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Kennedy Center and the company of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder today announced that tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 3 p.m. for the newly added performance on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12 p.m. (more...)

Cast Set for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at The OrpheumCast Set for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at The Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis February 9th through 14th in its First National Tour, which launched in September 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Great FunBWW Review: Kennedy Center's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Great Fun
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 18, 2016

There are few musicals I can say I enjoyed more on tour then when I saw the original cast on Broadway, but A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an exception. Clever, ingeniously witty and hysterical, it's the perfect show to beat the winter doldrums and you don't have to be a gentleman to enjoy it! (more...)

Transport Group to Host 'Gimme a Break!' Benefit in MarchTransport Group to Host 'Gimme a Break!' Benefit in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, and will honor 5-Time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa and TheaterMania.com and its CEO Gretchen Shugart, on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the New York Times Center, 242 West 41st Street with the Transporting American Theatre Award for their significant contributions to the American Theatre.  (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver's ROPE Set for Pace New Musicals ProgramRyan Scott Oliver's ROPE Set for Pace New Musicals Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Pace University's School of Performing Arts will present a staged reading of Award- winning composer- lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver's new work, ROPE as a part of their Pace New Musicals Program, January 27th- 31st, 2016 in Schaeberle Studio Theatre at Pace University. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TourBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 9, 2016

A surprising night of old-fashioned modern theatre in this 2014 Tony Award winning musical, playing at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Open This March at the AhmansonA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Open This March at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, directed by Darko Tresnjak, featuring book & lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music & lyrics by Steven Lutvak, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, comes to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this spring. (more...)

'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Coming to Kennedy Center'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Coming to Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for three weeks from January 13-30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. With book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder features direction by Darko Tresnjak and choreography by Peggy Hickey. The press opening night is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

New Musical Featuring Life & Music of Jimmy Buffett in Development; Tony Nominee Christopher Ashley to Direct!New Musical Featuring Life & Music of Jimmy Buffett in Development; Tony Nominee Christopher Ashley to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams are currently developing a new musical featuring the music and lifestyle of legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, with an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in Columbus Now on SaleTickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in Columbus Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Tickets are on sale now for the CAPA and Broadway in Columbus presentation of the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Columbus premiere January 26-31 at the Ohio Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Wharton Center on Sale FridayTickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Wharton Center on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 am. This lavish new production will make its East Lansing premiere February 9-14 at Wharton Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour at PPAC Now on SaleTickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour at PPAC Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. (more...)

Champagne Taittinger and SAG FOUNDATION Present 30th Anniversary CelebrationChampagne Taittinger and SAG FOUNDATION Present 30th Anniversary Celebration
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 11, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has been the official sponsor for The Screen Actors Guild Awards for the last 16 years. And Leonardo DiCaprio was honored at the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the SAG Foundation. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Sunday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in BostonTickets on Sale This Sunday for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Tickets for the highly anticipated new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, go on sale this Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Songwriters John Bucchino, Kinosian & Blair and More Featured in MAC's 4th Annual THEY WRITE THE SONGS, 11/15Songwriters John Bucchino, Kinosian & Blair and More Featured in MAC's 4th Annual THEY WRITE THE SONGS, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the 4th Annual 'MAC presents THEY WRITE THE SONGS.' The show will be held Sunday, November 15th at 4pm in the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (Lexington Avenue at 25th Street). (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, James Corden Among Presenters & Performers for SAG Foundation's 30th Anniversary CelebrationCheyenne Jackson, James Corden Among Presenters & Performers for SAG Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation announced today the actors, filmmakers, and musicians who will present and perform at the nonprofit's 30th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

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