Bill Irwin News

Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (66)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male
SOPAC Presents SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT Benefit June 19SOPAC Presents SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT Benefit June 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2010

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) presents SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT, an all-day, star-filled celebration to benefit SOPAC, to honor the South Orange/Maplewood community and its contribution to the arts. From 11:00AM - 11:00PM on Saturday, June 19th, over 1,000 local residents of all ages are anticipated to experience performances, workshops, panel discussions. Tickets are $20 Adults/$10 Children Age 10 and Under. To purchase tickets or for more info, visit www.SOPACnow.org or call 973.313.ARTS. (more...)

BWW TV: BANANA SHPEEL's Schmelky Talks TONYS!BWW TV: BANANA SHPEEL's Schmelky Talks TONYS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2010

Banana Shpeel opened at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway) on May 19 and performances are scheduled until August 29. BroadwayWorld.com sat down with producer extraordinaire Marty Schmelky to get his take on the 2010 Tony Season! (more...)

Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Closes 5/30 Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Closes 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre is pleased to announce the full company for Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time TonyŽ Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield), Michael Mosley (Jim O'Connor). (more...)

Horse Trade Theater & Wrecko Ensemble Present BASED ON A TRUE STORY 6/24-27Horse Trade Theater & Wrecko Ensemble Present BASED ON A TRUE STORY 6/24-27
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2010

BASED ON A TRUE STORY is a performance series created by Wreckio Ensemble solely through letters, journal entries, and emails submitted by our audience. THE SEX EDITION is all about sex! Wreckio is bringing back the one night stand that ends with sandpaper, the tale of a week's worth of cross-gender sex, the Russian mail-order bride looking for love, and possibly your own dirty little secret. (more...)

The Marsh Presents Workshop Ends Run of Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER, 5/23The Marsh Presents Workshop Ends Run of Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

The Marsh will end its workshop performance of Geoff Hoyle's new solo show, GEEZER, on May 23. From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing home to The Venerable Bede's meditations on the meaning of life, from delightful reminisces of his youth in England and young manhood in America to ruminations on ageing and mortality, Hoyle brings his irrepressible sense of comedy and trademark physicality, as well as a certain elegiac wistfulness, to this tour-de-force performance about what it is like to grow old. (more...)

Billy Porter to Lead ANGELS IN AMERICA at Signature Theatre this Fall?Billy Porter to Lead ANGELS IN AMERICA at Signature Theatre this Fall?
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, the Signature Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season will celebrate Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The season's first two productions include Parts 1 and 2 of the first New York revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES, directed by Michael Greif; the New York premiere of iHo: THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, also directed by Michael Greif and co-produced with The Public Theater; and THE ILLUSION, Kushner's freely adapted version of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

Subscriptions To Signature Theatre Company's 2010-11 Kushner Season Sell Out Subscriptions To Signature Theatre Company's 2010-11 Kushner Season Sell Out
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Subscriptions to the Signature Theatre Company (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton; Executive Director Erika Mallin) 2010-2011 season celebrating Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner sold out in less than 24 hours after going on sale to the public on Tuesday, May 18. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Banana Shpeel Opens at The BeaconPhoto Coverage: Banana Shpeel Opens at The Beacon
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2010

Banana Shpeel celebrated it's opening night yesterday, May 19 at 7:00pm at the Beacon Theatre. Previews began on April 29 and performances are scheduled until August 29. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the starry arrivals. (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Opens Tonight at the BeaconBANANA SHPEEL Opens Tonight at the Beacon
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

Banana Shpeel's official Opening Night performance will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). Previews began on April 29 and performances are scheduled until August 29. (more...)

Tony Award-Winners The Red Clay Ramblers To Play City Winery 6/25Tony Award-Winners The Red Clay Ramblers To Play City Winery 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The Tony Award-winning acclaimed string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, will make a rare New York appearance at City Winery on Friday, June 25. Now in their 38th year, The Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as country, rock, New Orleans, bluegrass, gospel, and the American musical. City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street www.CityWinery.com. The City Winery concert will feature selections from their new North Carolina-focused CD, Old North State as well as well as songs from their three-time Broadway hit, Fool Moon. (more...)

The Red Clay Ramblers Come To City Winery 6/25The Red Clay Ramblers Come To City Winery 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The Tony Award-winning acclaimed string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, will make a rare New York appearance at City Winery on Friday, June 25. Now in their 38th year, The Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as country, rock, New Orleans, bluegrass, gospel, and the American musical. (more...)

CSC Honors Rosemarie Tichler 5/17; Tribute Features Nichols, Bobbie, Lapine, et al.CSC Honors Rosemarie Tichler 5/17; Tribute Features Nichols, Bobbie, Lapine, et al.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will honor their board member Rosemarie Tichler, the highly-respected producer, casting director, teacher and author, at this year's annual benefit gala Monday evening, May 17 at Twenty Four Fifth. The Honorary Chair for the evening is Mike Nichols and Honorary Co-Chairs are Olympia Dukakis, Dianne Wiest, Walter Bobbie and James Lapine. Honorary Artists include F. Murray Abraham, Christopher Durang, Michael Greif, John Guare, Bill Irwin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn and Michael Stuhlbarg. (more...)

Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16Penn Shakes. Fest Opens Season With THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

The Irish play that led to riots in the streets of Dublin when it debuted 103 years ago and became a comic masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 19th season. With previews June 16 and 17, the play opens June 18 in the Schubert Theatre and continues through July 3. (more...)

TBG Theatre Honors Pulitzer Nom Marans at May 10 GalaTBG Theatre Honors Pulitzer Nom Marans at May 10 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2010

The Barrow Group Theatre Company presents its 16th Annual Celebrity Doodles Auction & Gala on Monday, May 10th, 2010. Each year celebrities donate their artwork, or doodles, that are auctioned off in this annual fundraiser, at which The Barrow Group also honors individuals for their service to the arts and TBG. This year's honorees include Jon Marans and David Diamond. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Completes A.C.T.'s 2010-11 Line-up, Plays 1/20-2/13/2011CLYBOURNE PARK Completes A.C.T.'s 2010-11 Line-up, Plays 1/20-2/13/2011
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced Bruce Norris's critically-acclaimed Clybourne Park as the final play of the company's 44th subscription season. Home is where the heart-and history-is in Clybourne Park, a 'spiky and damningly insightful new comedy' (The New York Times). (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Opens 5/19 At The Beacon TheaterBANANA SHPEEL Opens 5/19 At The Beacon Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

The new show Banana Shpeel announced today that its official Opening Night performance will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). Previews began on April 29 and performances are scheduled until August 29. (more...)

The Marsh Presents Workshop Performance of Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER, 5/1-5/23The Marsh Presents Workshop Performance of Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER, 5/1-5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2010

The Marsh is proud to present a workshop performance of Geoff Hoyle's new solo show, GEEZER. From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing home to The Venerable Bede's meditations on the meaning of life, from delightful reminisces of his youth in England and young manhood in America to ruminations on ageing and mortality, Hoyle brings his irrepressible sense of comedy and trademark physicality, as well as a certain elegiac wistfulness, to this tour-de-force performance about what it is like to grow old. (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Previews At The Historic Beacon Theatre 4/29BANANA SHPEEL Previews At The Historic Beacon Theatre 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

After much anticipation, the new show Banana Shpeel will begin preview performances on April 29, 2010 at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). (more...)

RED HOT PATRIOT Deemed Success By Philadelphia Theatre CompanyRED HOT PATRIOT Deemed Success By Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company's (PTC) world premiere production of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit Of Molly Ivins by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel starring Kathleen Turner shattered all PTC box office records in ticket sales. (more...)

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