Christopher Durang News

 

Christopher Durang News

Date of Birth: January 02, 1949 (68)
Birth Place: Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
Two River Theater Announces the Lineup of Artists for AN EVENING ON THE MUSICAL FRONTIERTwo River Theater Announces the Lineup of Artists for AN EVENING ON THE MUSICAL FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces An Evening on the Musical Frontier, a benefit performance featuring songs from musicals in development at Two River. Alec Baldwin is the Honorary Event Chair for the one-night special event on Friday, May 12, which will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm. (more...)

Theatre East to Honor Richard Mawe with Laurette Taylor AwardTheatre East to Honor Richard Mawe with Laurette Taylor Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Theatre East Board of Directors presents Richard Mawe with the 2017 Laurette Taylor Award on Monday, May 15th at Cafe Tallulah, 240 Columbus Ave, in the Upper West Side. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception. Tickets start at $100. The evening will include tributes, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and an auction. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at the Long Beach PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

'Anyone who wears a tiara and sequins is always going to be the winner' (more...)

INGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Schedule AnnouncedINGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre announces the lineup for the 2017 Ingram New Works Festival taking place in Nashville from May 10 -20, 2017. (more...)

Ingram New Works Festival Features 5 New Plays in 2017Ingram New Works Festival Features 5 New Plays in 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Five new plays - including one by Christopher Durang - will be unveiled in Music City next month, as Nashville Repertory Theatre today announces the lineup for the 2017 Ingram New Works Festival taking place in Nashville May 10 -20. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

OCTA Opens Comedy-Drama, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEOCTA Opens Comedy-Drama, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association is gearing up for the theater's fifth and final mainstage show of the season. Christopher Durang depicts middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress. (more...)

Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann is pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The DavenportAnnie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

City Theatre Publishes First-Ever Young Playwrights AnthologyCity Theatre Publishes First-Ever Young Playwrights Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

City Theatre has announced the publication of the first ever EQT Young Playwrights Festival Anthology, featuring six one acts by vibrant young voices. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Set for Long Beach Playhouse This SpringVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Set for Long Beach Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. It's a story that starts with sibling rivalry and ends with reconciliation and redemption. In between are flirtations with voodoo, Disney and Chekov. (more...)

The Cast of the Theatre East 5X5 Drama Series Makes its Way Across NYCThe Cast of the Theatre East 5X5 Drama Series Makes its Way Across NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Venues and Dates Announced for Theatre East's 5X5 Drama SeriesVenues and Dates Announced for Theatre East's 5X5 Drama Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The 5X5 Drama Series was founded in 2016 with the idea of bringing performances beyond the footlights of the theater and into non-traditional spaces like breweries, rooftops, apartments, taverns, and more to provide a unique immersive audience experience. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1): Pull Tight Players' VANYA, SONIA... 'And Them'Friday 5 (+1): Pull Tight Players' VANYA, SONIA... 'And Them'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2017

Led by a trio of veteran Nashville-area actors - Dan Zeigler, Pat Street and Lynn Yates - the quartet of eponymous characters is completed by Ryan Chavez Richmond, who is quickly making a name for himself (and gaining more than a little notoriety along the way) on local stages. The four of them are joined by Jeanne Valcarcel Drone as Cassandra and Nikki Gavin as Nina in Durang's rollicking comedy that is sure to make you laugh uproariously one moment and bring tears to your eyes in the next. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New AudienceDianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Casting Announced for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Citadel TheatreCasting Announced for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Citadel Theatre's 2016-17 season concludes with Christopher Durang's Tony AwardŽ-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang's comedy, an updating and mash-up of characters, plot devices and themes from Chekhov's four major plays, won the Tony for Best Production of a Play in the 2013 Tony Awards. Replacing the traditional Chekhovian country estate is the play's setting in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, complete with a cherry orchard of sorts. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, named for characters from Chekhov plays by their late professor parents, are living in the family home now owned by their actress sister Masha, who pays the bills. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open Friday in Brooklyn HeightsVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open Friday in Brooklyn Heights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Veteran director and long-time member of the Brooklyn Heights Players, Bernard Bosio is at the helm of the Tony Award-Winning Comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opening this Friday, March 31st at 8:00PM. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in  Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDOUniversity of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

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