Bill Connington News

Yale Drama Teacher Bill Connington Publishes New Book About the Alexander Technique
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Newly appointed Yale School of Drama “Lecturer in Acting” Bill Connington publishes his new book today on applying the Alexander Technique to performance. The book is entitled “Physical Expression on Stage and Screen: Creating Unforgettable Performances with the Alexander Technique.” Published today in England, it will be published in the U.S. on August 14th. Brought out by famed theatrical publisher Methuen Drama, the book promises to be invaluable to the individual performer, and has been predicted to be the “go-to book” on the Alexander Technique for performers. It will also be used as a textbook by colleges and performing arts institutions nationwide. Connington is regarded as a world-expert on the Alexander Technique in general, and applying the method to performance specifically. In addition to his recent appointment to Yale, he has taught at Juilliard, NYU, and the Actors Studio MFA Program. His innovative new book includes 133 specially designed exercises to aid the actor in helping herself achieve peak performance. 14 of the core exercises are available free on vimeo.com: http://vimeo.com/channels/connington (more...)

Photo Flash: Katie Thompson, Bill Connington and More in PRIVATE LIVES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, joined forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that served as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They were joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney on Wednesday, February 12th. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Katie Thompson and Bill Connington Star in PRIVATE LIVES Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, will join forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that will serve as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They will be joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney today, February 12th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Katie Thompson and Bill Connington to Star in PRIVATE LIVES Reading, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Katie Thompson, star of last season's GIANT, and Bill Connington, star of the upcoming indy feature film ZOMBIE, will join forces for the first time in a glittering evening in the white and gold-gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, that will serve as the backdrop to the reading of PRIVATE LIVES by theatrical legend Noel Coward. They will be joined by rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and Broadway's Brian Charles Rooney on today, February 12th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Connington & AnnMarie Benedict Perform LOVE LETTERS at Colonial Dames Museum House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Award-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and AnnMarie Benedict (ROBESON) appeared in a sold-out performance of LOVE LETTERS that benefitted historic Van Cortlandt House in Van Cortlandt Park. The standing-room-only crowd at the Colonial Dames Museum House gave a standing ovation for this beloved classic by A.R. Gurney. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions, and was directed by Dan Cordle, who has collaborated several times with Connington and Benedict. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Connington and AnnMarie Benedict Preview LOVE LETTERS; Plays 11/14 at Colonial Dames Museum House
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

Award-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and AnnMarie Benedict (ROBESON) will appear in A.R. Gurney's beloved classic, LOVE LETTERS, on Thursday, November 14th at the Colonial Dames Museum House at 215 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). Cocktails are at 6 pm; the performance is at 7 pm. The play is directed by Dan Cordle (POSSESSION) and will benefit historic Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. Tickets are $75 each, or two for $125. For information and reservations call 212-744-3572. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More in Razors Edge's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and multi-award-winning star of ZOMBIE, Bill Connington, appeared in a sold-out staged reading of The Importance of Being Earnest ('A Trivial Comedy for Serious People') by Oscar Wilde. Joining them were Gayton Scott (Gypsy), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Annmarie Benedict (Robeson) and Michael Keyloun (Tartuffe). The staged reading was site-specific, and was performed in the white and gold gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club. The evening was produced by Razors Edge Productions. Scroll below for photos from the performance! (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More Star in Razors Edge's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and multi-award-winning star of ZOMBIE, Bill Connington, will appear in The Importance of Being Earnest ('A Trivial Comedy for Serious People') by Oscar Wilde. Joining them will be Gayton Scott (Gypsy), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), AnnMarie Benedict (Robeson) and Michael Keyloun (Tartuffe). The staged reading will be site-specific, in the white and gold gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, today, February 13th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More to Star in Razors Edge's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Reading, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2013

Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, rising cabaret star Jennifer Sheehan, and multi-award-winning star of ZOMBIE, Bill Connington, will appear in The Importance of Being Earnest ("A Trivial Comedy for Serious People") by Oscar Wilde. Joining them will be Gayton Scott (Gypsy), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Annmarie Benedict (Robeson) and Michael Keyloun (Tartuffe). The staged reading will be site-specific, in the white and gold gilded ballroom of a private Eastside club, on Wednesday, February 13th. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Star of ZOMBIE Bill Connington Attends Macabre Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Bill Connington, star of the short film ZOMBIE, attended the Macabre Faire Film Festival, where he was nominated for Best Actor, and the film was nominated for Best Short Film. This is the second year for the film fest which is held in Rockville, Long Island. Check out photos below! (more...)

Barbara Walsh, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and More Set for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Colonial Dames Museum House, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

Broadway stars Barbara Walsh (Company) and Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) join Bill Connington, the star of ZOMBIE, in performing in a benefit reading of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest ("A Trivial Comedy for Serious People"). Also in the cast are William Connell (The Coast of Utopia), Vivienne Cleary (Peace Warriors), Annmarie Benedict (Robeson), D.H. Johnson (Dodsworth), and Oliver Houser (Spring Awakening, Virginia Rep). (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts 'Casting Off-Broadway: A How-To Guide' Panel Discussion Today, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2012

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will hold another in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway today, September 9th. (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts 'Casting Off-Broadway: A How-To Guide' Panel Discussion, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2012

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, will hold another in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, September 9th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Connington, Gayton Scott et al. in THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Bill Connington, star of the award-winning play ZOMBIE, and Gayton Scott, of Broadway's GYPSY (Bernadette Peters/Sam Mendes version) appeared in a special site-specific reading/workshop of THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams at Vassar College in upstate New York. It took place in the Rose Parlor, in the main building on the famed Seven Sisters campus. Also in the cast are William Connell (INDISCRETIONS) and Annmarie Benedict (ROBESON). Check out photos from the reading below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ruby Froom Makes Highline Ballroom Debut at Suzanne Vega/Duncan Sheik
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Ruby Froom made her debut at the sold-out Suzanne Vega/Duncan Sheik concert at Manhattan's famed Highline Ballroom. Vega's daughter, Froom is a Vocal Major at New York's famous LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (setting of the film FAME). Bill Connington, star of the award-winning play ZOMBIE (scheduled to be shot as a feature film) attended the concert as well. Connington met Froom, Vega, and Sheik backstage after the standing-ovation performance. See photos of the four stars at the event below! (more...)

Bill Connington & Gayton Scott Lead Site-Specific THE GLASS MENAGERIE Workshop Today, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

Bill Connington, star of the award-winning play ZOMBIE and Gayton Scott of Broadway's GYPSY (Bernadette Peters/Sam Mendes version) appears in a special site-specific reading/workshop of THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams at Vassar College in upstate New York. The show takes place tonight, May 12 at 5 pm in the Rose Parlor, in the main building on the famed Seven Sisters campus. Also in the cast are William Connell (The Humana Festival) and Annmaire Benedict (ROBESON). (more...)

Bill Connington & Gayton Scott to Lead Site-Specific THE GLASS MENAGERIE Workshop May 12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Bill Connington, star of the award-winning play ZOMBIE and Gayton Scott of Broadway's GYPSY (Bernadette Peters/Sam Mendes version) will appear in a special site-specific reading/workshop of THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams at Vassar College in upstate New York. It will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 5 pm in the Rose Parlor, in the main building on the famed Seven Sisters campus. Also in the cast are William Connell (The Humana Festival) and Annmaire Benedict (ROBESON). (more...)

Bill Conington, Paul Anthony Stewart-Lead ART Reading Sells Out
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

On February 16, award-winning actor Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and Emmy-nominated Paul Anthony Stewart (THE GUIDING LIGHT), joined D. H. Johnson (DODSWORTH) in a sold-out reading of the sophisticated comedy with bite: ART, by Yasmina Reza, as previously reported by BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Bill Connington & Paul Anthony Stewart Stars in ART Staged Reading, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012

The New York Society Library and Razors Edge Productions will present award-winning actor Bill Connington and Emmy-nominated Paul Anthony Stewart in a staged reading of the award-winning comedy ART by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

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