Craig Lucas News

Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (65)
Gender: Male
Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rdAnnual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Coming to the Arsht Center This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Coming to the Arsht Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a one-week engagement beginning December 27, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Full Casting for National TourAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Full Casting for National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a two-week engagement January 17 - 29. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

Get Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace HotelGet Ready for AMELIE at the Ahmanson with Film Screening at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

In anticipation of "Amelie, A New Musical" coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles will present a special screening of the five-time Oscar-nominated film "Amelie" on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Candis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line UpCandis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rd Annual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

First Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKAFirst Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Can't wait until 2017 to get a taste of the Broadway-bound Sousatzka? Wait no more, because several tracks have been released on the show's official website. Click here to check out, 'Rainbow Nation,' 'Let Go,' 'So Sing,' and  'Shibhambu.' (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKAComplete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

AMELIE Tickets On Sale Now to the General PublicAMELIE Tickets On Sale Now to the General Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tickets for AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL are now on sale to the general public at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929. (more...)

BWW Review: Love PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2nd Story TheatreBWW Review: Love PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - Nov 25, 2016

With PRELUDE TO A KISS, the current offering at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI, playwright Craig Lucas came up with a realistically magical take on the Hollywood formula, boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl back. Apparently this theme predates even Hollywood: on the way home from the theater I listened to Monteverdi's seventeenth century opera, L'Orfeo, based on the even older story of Orpheus, in which boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, but oops. In this PRELUDE TO A KISS, which 2nd Story bills as a modern day fairy tale, elderly 'wedding crasher' (F. William Oakes) kisses the bride, Rita, (Lara Hakeem) and their souls exchange, which turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled flight of doubt and regret. All this leaves the brave but bewildered groom, Peter, (David Sackel) to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love and, eventually, the assistance of the persona-switched bride and crasher. Got all that? (more...)

The Comrades Announce 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING by Lauren GundersonThe Comrades Announce 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Comrades are pleased to announce a 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

A VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's ExpressA VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Very Merry (All-Inclusive) 1MPF Holiday Spectacular! will be presented on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM and Wednesday December 21 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TonightJudy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed collaboration with The 5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2nd Story TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2nd Story Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lara Hakeem plays Rita and David Sackal is Peter in PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas, UpStage at 2nd Story Theatre through December 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Craig Lucas Reveals What Attracted Him to The New Musical SOUSATZKACraig Lucas Reveals What Attracted Him to The New Musical SOUSATZKA
by Nora Dominick - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, three time Tony Award nominee, Craig Lucas took to the SOUSATZKA THE MUSICAL Official Facebook to talk about what attracted him to the project.  (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for AMELIE, Starring Phillipa SooPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Center Theatre Group presents 'Amelie, A New Musical' at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017.  BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

SDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York CollaborationsSDC Foundation's New Mason-Wilson Award to Support New York Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that on Tuesday, November 15, former SDC President and 2016 recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement Marshall W. Mason will announce a bequest to SDC Foundation. (more...)

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