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Christopher Durang News

Date Of Birth:
January 02, 1949 (65)
Birth Place:
Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
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Lee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next MonthLee Roy Reams to Emcee TACT's CATCH A RISING STAR Benefit at the Met Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will hold its Winter Benefit on Monday, December 1st at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). The festive evening entitled 'Catch A Rising Star' will be emceed by legendary Broadway song and dance man Lee Roy Reams and will feature musical performances by eight young up-and-coming Broadway talents. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the show at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

RECKLESS to Run 11/21-12/21 at The City TheatreRECKLESS to Run 11/21-12/21 at The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The City Theatre presents the holiday production of Craig Lucas' richly inventive comedy, Reckless. Under the direction of Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky and starring Suzanne Balling, the performances begin November 21 through December 21 at The City Theatre, with two shows Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Native to Lead THE SANTALAND DIARIES at PlayhouseSquare, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The hilarious holiday favorite, The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello and produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, makes its return to PlayhouseSquare this holiday season, Nov. 28 - Dec. 21, starring native Clevelander Eric Schmiedl as "Crumpet." (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in the BSO premiere ofShostakovich: Notes for Stalin, a Symphonic Play by Playwright in Residence Didi Balle. This special Off the Cuff performance onFriday, November 14 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall dramatizes Shostakovich's harrowing life during Stalin's murderous reign in 1930s Russia, and features actors Jered McLenigan, Richard Poe and Tony Tsendeas. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

James McNeel Named New Managing Director of City TheatreJames McNeel Named New Managing Director of City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Board of Directors of City Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of James McNeel as the organization's next managing director starting January 5, succeeding Mark R. Power who has served in the role for the past four years with the South Side-based non-profit theatre company, the largest theatrical producer located beyond Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District and the region's home for the development and production of new plays. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Next Stop Puts on the Dog, Hilariously, with SYLVIABWW Reviews: Next Stop Puts on the Dog, Hilariously, with SYLVIA
by Andrew White - Oct 29, 2014

Ever heard the old adage that you should never share the stage with a dog? Next Stop Theatre's production of A. R. Gurney's empty-nest comedy 'Sylvia' shows it goes double when an actress is the one playing a dog. Sherry Berg has one of the most entertaining roles imaginable-Sylvia the mutt, part poodle (mais oui) and part street ('sup). Her shameless, joyful romp is the highlight of the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chekov Becomes Hilarious in ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Reviews: Chekov Becomes Hilarious in ACT's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2014

Sometimes a fun night is just a dead lock. Such is the case when you take three of Seattle's most gifted and seasoned actors and put them in the off kilter world of a Christopher Durang play as has happed over at ACT with their current production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike". I have to admit going in I had very little doubt that I would have a good time with all those elements combined and I was not disappointed. But beyond the sure thing of comedy that resulted what also emerged was a truly thoughtful and resonant look at some ways society has been brought down as it's built up. (more...)

Florida Rep to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 10/31-11/19Florida Rep to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 10/31-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of its 2014-15 Season with the hot, new, Tony-winning BEST COMEDY, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Three one-acts from the writer The New York Times critic Ben Brantley described as "…one of our funniest playwrights," master of parody Christopher Durang, will be presented beginning November 9 at L'Etage Cabaret in Philadelphia. A Streetcar Named Durang: Two Burlesques and a Western will be presented by The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, the Philadelphia-based theater company whose mission is to present classic absurdist theater to audiences in the Philadelphia region. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!All in the Family - Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good LaughsBWW Reviews: Abingdon Theatre Company's IT HAS TO BE YOU Offers Good Laughs
by David Clarke - Oct 14, 2014

As the temperatures fall and leaves change color, most people start preparing for the fall family holidays that are just around the corner. Knowing you'll soon be surrounded by your own family, kooky or not, the World Premiere production of Catherine Butterfield's IT HAS TO BE YOU is offering New York audiences the opportunity to trade in their families and spend some time with the one she has created. (more...)

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/14 - 'MORMON' for Actors Fund, THE BIRDS & THE BEES, Cumming & Burnett on TV and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/8/14 - 'MORMON' for Actors Fund, THE BIRDS & THE BEES, Cumming & Burnett on TV and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 8, 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: BOOK OF MORMON benefits The Actors Fund, the littlest Keenan-Bolger's THE BIRDS & THE BEES begins tonight, and Cumming and Burnett make the talk show rounds! (more...)

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