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Christopher Durang News

Date Of Birth:
January 02, 1949 (66)
Birth Place:
Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
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Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Tom Oppenheim, Kate Mulgrew to Tribute Laurette Taylor Award Winner Elizabeth Parrish, 5/28Meryl Streep, Tom Oppenheim, Kate Mulgrew to Tribute Laurette Taylor Award Winner Elizabeth Parrish, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Theatre East and Yale Alumni Association of New York will present Elizabeth Parrish with the Laurette Taylor Award on Thursday, May 28th at Ramscale Studio South, 463 West Street, in the West Village Highline district, NYC. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). The ceremony will include tributes by alumna Meryl Streep and the Stella Adler Studio's Artistic Director, Tom Oppenheim. (more...)

Cast Announced for Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3Cast Announced for Theatre East's DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036). Previews begin Saturday, June 6 and the Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement. (more...)

Theatre East to Present DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3Theatre East to Present DEVIL AND THE DEEP at Theater 3
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Theatre East presents Devil and the Deep, a new musical reimagining of Robert Louis Stephenson's Treasure Island, at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, NY 10036).  Previews begin Saturday, June 6 and the Opening is Thursday, June 11th for the limited engagement.  Music and lyrics are by Graham Russell (Air Supply) and Katie McGhie, with book and additional lyrics by Melissa Bell.  It is directed by Lisa Devine, with choreography by Sarita Moore. The musical direction and arrangements are by Josh Freilich.  Set design is by Alisa Keegan, with costume design by Adrienne Carlile, and lighting design by Jess Burgess. The sound design is by John D. Ivy, puppetry design by Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil (Evolve Company), and fight choreographer is Alex Reed. The production manager is Dan Baker, Kristi Hess is the production stage manager, assistant production stage manager is Tina Truong, and the assistant director Christa Kimlicko Jones. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

White Heron Theatre's 2015 Summer Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA' & MoreWhite Heron Theatre's 2015 Summer Season to Feature 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket announces their 2015 summer season of professional repertory theatre performances including the Tony award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike directed on Nantucket by Tony award winner Martin Platt; Pulitzer prize- winning play The Gin Game; a new play by an established playwright in the Long Wharf Theatre New Plays Collaborative and impromptu pop-up theatre around the island. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wrenn Schmidt, Enver Gjokaj, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason and More in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Wrenn Schmidt, Enver Gjokaj, Zach Appelman, Marsha Mason and More in ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run now through June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is this Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dragon Productions Theatre Company to Present THE COLUMNISTDragon Productions Theatre Company to Present THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Joseph Alsop, America's most powerful political commentator, is the subject of The Columnist, a new play by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning author of Proof. Dominating Washington's political scene in the years between World War II and the Vietnam War, Joe is both feared and admired. But as America enters the turbulent 60s, his unyielding political views and dark personal secrets threaten to destroy his influence. Opened on Broadway in 2012 with John Lithgow. (more...)

City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

City Theatre, along with Host Committee co-chairs David & Luci Massaro, and Gala co-chairs Judy & Michael Cheteyan, Laura Penrod Kronk and June Yonas celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary Season with the signature Annual Gala & Auction on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM at Heinz Field East Club Lounge. This year's theme; 40th Birthday Bash, recognizes City's milestone 40th year, and welcomes friends to join us for an over-the-top party honoring our rich past, and looking towards our exciting future. (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

THE NIGHT ALIVE, 'BRIGHTER DISTANCE' Premiere, SEX WITH STRANGERS and More Set for City Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonTHE NIGHT ALIVE, 'BRIGHTER DISTANCE' Premiere, SEX WITH STRANGERS and More Set for City Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

?City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for the 2015-2016 season, scheduled to kick-off October 10, 2015 (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

Emily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory CommitteeEmily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann will head its National Artist Advisory Committee, replacing Brooklyn Academy of Music Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, who has held the position since its inception in 2005. The group is responsible for recommending mid-career artists who are invited to receive six-week residencies at the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key in Englewood, FL. The prestigious committee includes some of America's finest directors, curators, and artists. Serving with Ms. Mann are Dr. Tony Bannon, Director Burchfield-Penny Arts Center; Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art; Michael Bigelow Dixon, Assistant Professor of Theater, Transylvania University; Kenneth Fischer, President, University Musical Society; Linda S. Golding, Founder/Director, The Reservoir; Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director, Arizona State University Gammage; Christopher Merrill, Director, International Writing program, University of Iowa; Josip Novakovich, author; Christopher Offutt, Novelist; Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre; Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnerships –Education, The Kennedy Center; and Franklin Sirmans, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angles County Museum of Art.  (more...)

McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann to Receive 2015 Margo Jones AwardMcCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann to Receive 2015 Margo Jones Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Center's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Margo Jones Award presented by The Ohio State University Libraries and OSU Arts and Humanities. The award honors those who have demonstrated a significant impact, understanding and affirmation of the craft of playwriting, and who have encouraged the living theatre everywhere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Old Globe presents George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, joining celebrated director Jessica Stone, who recently made her Globe debut with Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Shaw's romantic comedy, which continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, will run May 9 - June 14, 2015 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

Kate Mulgrew to Present Elizabeth Parrish with 2015 Laurette Taylor Award, 5/28Kate Mulgrew to Present Elizabeth Parrish with 2015 Laurette Taylor Award, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Theatre East will present Elizabeth Parrish with the Laurette Taylor Award on Thursday, May 28th at Ramscale Studio South, 463 West Street, in the West Village Highline district, NYC. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week in NashvilleCRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville this week? Have no fear, gentle BWW Nashville readers, our team of writers have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our very first Critic's Choice column, filled to the veritable brim with suggestions for great stuff going on around our fair state. Now, get out there and have some fun, y'all! And while you're at it, you'll be doing some good for the community by supporting the arts in the Volunteer State! (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGeva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

City Theatre to Stage MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS), 5/9-31City Theatre to Stage MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS), 5/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with Midsummer (a play with songs), on the Mainstage May 9 - 31, 2015. The play is written by David Greig and singer-songwriter Gordon McIntyre, and is directed by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Nashville Rep's Starry VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW REVIEWS: Nashville Rep's Starry VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 15, 2015

Now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre as the season-ending production from Nashville Repertory Theatre, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has a lot to say and, for the most part, it does so with vigor and bite. Durang's play somehow remains an artful blending of hilarity and gloom that succeeds on many levels, credit for which is due both writer and director, in this case Nashville's own imaginative visionary aka Nate Eppler. (more...)

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