Charles Durning News

Date of Birth: February 28, 1923
Date of Death: December 24, 2012 (89)
Birth Place: Highland Falls, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDSTina Fey & Amy Poehler to Present Carol Burnett with Life Achievement Award at 22nd SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the Life Achievement Award to comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author Carol Burnett live at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will WriteWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNCNew Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Receive Reading at TNC Next WeekNew Musical SPEAKEASY to Receive Reading at TNC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The creative team of Speakeasy: John and Jane Allison in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi, has announced a free public reading to be held on Monday, December 7th at 7pm as part of Theater for the New City's 'New City, New Blood' Reading Series. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including Camille Atkinson, Torian Brackett, Anne Bragg, Tim Connell*, Chris D'Amico, Darcy Dunn, Rosalie Graziano*, Bevin Bell Hall, Brian Michael Henry*, Brian C. Jones, Rebecca Marquardt, Bri Molloy, Allie Radice*, and Zach Wachter. Music direction by Jonathan Fox Powers. The reading will be held at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. For reservations and more information on the free reading, visit TNC. *Member, AEA. (more...)

PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19PTC to Premiere of IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS, 12/4-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the premiere musical event It Happened One Christmas, December 4 through December 19, 2015.    (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

John Cullum to Lead Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, by Seamus HeaneyJohn Cullum to Lead Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, by Seamus Heaney
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces its first production of 2016, THE BURIAL AT THEBES written by Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, based on Sophocles' Antigone. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

On Monday, October 28th, 2015, Rick McKay, the Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer and editor of the hit 2004 film, 'Broadway: The Golden Age' won 'Best Film - Greenwich Village Portraits' for his new short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart', at the first ever Greenwich Village Film Festival, which was held at Greenwich Village's historic Player's Theatre at 115 MacDougal Street. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Tony and Emmy Nominee Jerome Kass Has DiedTony and Emmy Nominee Jerome Kass Has Died
by Sally Henry - Oct 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned the sad news that playwright Jerome Kass has died. A Tony nominee for penning the book of the 1978 musical BALLROOM, Kass passed away in his Manhatta home on Thursday, Oct. 22 from prostate cancer. He was 78. (more...)

PTC's Will Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Set for This WeekendPTC's Will Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company reprises its successful concert series for a limited run. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is being offered as a special event, for four performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation tonight, October 22, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. andSaturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (more...)

What Other Famous Pairs Would You Like To See In THE GIN GAME?What Other Famous Pairs Would You Like To See In THE GIN GAME?
by Michael Dale - Oct 9, 2015

Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronyn, Maureen Stapleton & E.G. Marshall, Julie Harris & Charles Durning, Cicely Tyson & James Earl Jones... Who's next? (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PTC's Will-Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW ConcertFull Cast Announced for PTC's Will-Swenson-Led ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company reprises its successful concert series for a limited run. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is being offered as a special event, for four performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation on Thursday, October 22, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. andSaturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (more...)

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Begins Tonight at Theater for the New CityDANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Begins Tonight at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, an explosive study of alienation and the redemptive power of love by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). Lissa Moira directs John Talerico and Susan Mitchell*. Twelve performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from tonight, September 24 - October 11, 2015. (more...)

Actress/Entertainer Ann-Margret and US Navy Iraq War Veteran Daniel 'Doc' Jacobs to be honored at Disabled Veteran Business Alliance eventActress/Entertainer Ann-Margret and US Navy Iraq War Veteran Daniel 'Doc' Jacobs to be honored at Disabled Veteran Business Alliance event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

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DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA to Play Theater for the New City This FallDANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA to Play Theater for the New City This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director presents DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, an explosive study of alienation and the redemptive power of love by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). Lissa Moira directs John Talerico and Susan Mitchell*. Twelve performances will be staged at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from September 24 - October 11, 2015. (more...)

Five Facts You May Not Know About FIDDLER ON THE ROOFFive Facts You May Not Know About FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Zero Mostel turned it down? Perchik's song was originally Motel's song? Who played the priest? (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country PlayhouseBEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Announces Board Vice Chair to Serve as Executive DirectorGeffen Playhouse Announces Board Vice Chair to Serve as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors today announced that Vice Chair Gil Cates, Jr. will serve as the permanent Executive Director for the not-for-profit theater after leading in an interim capacity since February, 2015. (more...)

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