Christopher Durang News

GASP Theatre Co. to Present THE ACTOR'S DOUBLE BILL, Featuring Works by Durang & Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

GASP Theatre Co. will present its inaugural production of The Actor's Double Bill, a performance of Christopher Durang's The Actor's Nightmare and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, on August 8-9 and 14-16, 2014, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-15 Season, Including Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN, U.S. Premiere of 'HUNCHBACK' & More, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that single tickets will go on sale to the public for its highly anticipated season on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PaperMill.org or by calling our box office at 973.376.4343, or by visiting the theater box office at 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, New Jersey. (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Host A SERIES OF ONE ACTS, 8/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock will open its 59th Season with our Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. The night's offering will include '30 Minutes to Charlie' by Nick Zagone, 'Pvt. Wars' by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at our new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

BUS STOP, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for USM Department of Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre is presenting an innovative and enlightening six-show season for 2014-2015, replete with skirt-chasing dames, lonely love-torn souls, original dance, a production at the Portland Stage Studio Theater featuring a satirical southern belle and her hypochondriac son, followed by a pistol-packing nun, and the Maine premiere of the sensational new musical, "Catch Me If You Can," as well as one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies "shadowed" by American Sign Language interpreter-performers. (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré's 2014-15 Season to Include 'VANYA & SONIA,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre 's 2014-15 season is a vibrant mix of drama, comedy and musicals. The season opens on September 5, 2014 and runs through June 6, 2015, and will once again employ all local actors and crews. Season subscriptions are now on sale for $250 and entitle subscribers to pick their seats and complimentary ticket exchange, plus a 'Behind the Scenes' discussion before each Thursday show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents an Entertaining VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Kelli Curtin - Jul 27, 2014

There is no other theatre that is more perfect for a production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE than Bucks County Playhouse. This show takes place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is also where the playwright Christopher Durang lives. So not only does this show entertain audiences, but it is easy for the audience to visualize the setting that Durang envisioned because they are sitting in the midst of Bucks County. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is a smart play, as well as has a cast that is charming. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Marilu Henner and the Cast of 'VANYA AND SONIA' at Bucks County Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - makes his debut in the role of 'Vanya' at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, through August 10. The cast of the play also features Marilu Henner, the beloved actress best-known for the long-running TV series TAXI. Click below to go behind the scenes with Henner and the rest of the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

TACT's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE & ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2014/2015 Season, the company's 22nd. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," will offer two works featuring strong, powerful female characters. The Killing of Sister George, the ground-breaking play by Frank Marcus and Abundance, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's (Crimes of the Heart) tall tale set in the Great American West, will be presented at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. (more...)

A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Community Theatre of Little Rock opens its 59th Season with their Late Summer production 'A Series of One Acts'. Their One Acts will be "30 Minutes to Charlie" by Nick Zagone, "Pvt. Wars" by James McLure, 'Ways and Means' by Noel Coward and 'The Actor's Nightmare' by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at their new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Tickets to NJPAC's 2014 Gala, Featuring Laura Benanti, Barbara Cook, Patina Miller & More, On Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Women's Association of NJPAC presents Nothin' Like A Dame featuring Tony Award winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and Special Guests: "Honorary Dame" Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek): Musical Director, Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky Musical Director and Sirius XM Personality Seth Rudetsky on Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7PM in Prudential Hall. Tickets for Nothin' Like A Dame go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10AM and at the Box Office at 12 Noon. Reserve your performance only tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) and for full Gala tickets or sponsorships including cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and valet parking call (973) 353-7043 or email womensassociation@njpac.org. (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2014-15 Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Single tickets for all 2014-15 season shows at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will go on sale Monday, Aug. 4. This includes tickets for the Playhouse's beloved annual holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

Unproduced Wasserstein-Coleman Show PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL to Premiere at New Jersey's Two River Theater in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Could Wendy Wasserstein and Cy Coleman's long-unproduced show PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL still have some life in it yet? (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/14 - VIOLET Hits 100, Durang as 'Vanya', INTO THE WOODS in San Diego and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: VIOLET marks 100 performances, Christopher Durang is 'Vanya' tonight at Bucks County, INTO THE WOODS reappears in San Diego, and more! (more...)

Christopher Durang Stars in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, from tonight, July 17, to August 10. (more...)

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