Craig Lucas News

Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (65)
Gender: Male
Review Roundup: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London PremiereReview Roundup: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical An American in Paris had its official London premiere last night, Tuesday 21 March, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Caron & More At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London PremierePhoto Flash: Leslie Caron & More At AN AMERICAN IN PARIS London Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS had its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas.  (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion TheatreBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Dominion Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2017

It's 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation - celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic power. (more...)

Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Production photography and footage has been released today for the highly anticipated West End musical An American in Paris. The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical has its official London premiere tonight, Tuesday 21 March at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. (more...)

Steven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCultureSteven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Steven Pasquale for a second show this weekend. The star of Brown's The Bridges of Madison County will join him in concert on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (sold out) and now 10 p.m. Click here for tickets! (more...)

Photo Coverage: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Lights Up LondonPhoto Coverage: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Lights Up London
by Roy Tan - Mar 15, 2017

Directly following celebrated engagements in New York and Paris, this critically acclaimed and multi Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical of love, hope and living your dreams is now lighting up London. (more...)

First Listen: Phillipa Soo is Calling All Dreamers in Track from AMELIE Cast RecordingFirst Listen: Phillipa Soo is Calling All Dreamers in Track from AMELIE Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the much anticipated Amelie, A NEW MUSICAL, by a new imprint of the Warner Music Group. The original Broadway cast recording will be released on Friday, May 19, 2017 (online) and Friday, June 9, 2017 (in stores).  To pre-order, click here. (more...)

Broadway's AMELIE Announces Lottery and Rush Ticket PolicyBroadway's AMELIE Announces Lottery and Rush Ticket Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, which begins previews Thursday, March 9, has announced its general rush and lottery ticket policy. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play AwardUS Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Preview Performances Begin TomorrowAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Preview Performances Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Previews begin tomorrow (Saturday 4 March 2017) for the highly anticipated new musical An American in Paris. Reduced prices (up to £10.00 off) apply at all performances from Saturday 4 March - Friday 31 March 2017. (more...)

Garen Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This AprilGaren Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Las Vegas' The Smith Center for a one week engagement April 11 - April 16, 2017. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorKitchen Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

M. Bevin O'Gara, award-winning director and associate producer of Boston's Huntington Theatre, has been named the new producing artistic director of Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company, effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

Works by Ari Stess, Alex Borinsky and Heidi Schreck Headed to Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS SeriesWorks by Ari Stess, Alex Borinsky and Heidi Schreck Headed to Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Two Shows Developed at Berkeley Rep Bow in New York This Spring: AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL and LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONSTwo Shows Developed at Berkeley Rep Bow in New York This Spring: AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL and LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This spring, two shows that were developed at Berkeley Rep last season will debut on the New York stage. Amelie, A New Musical, which had its world premiere in September 2015, is set to open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 3, 2017. John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons, which had its world premiere in July 2016, will open at the renowned Public Theatre on March 27, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, is currently in previews in Toronto for an opening on March 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 SeasonFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, THE TREASURER and More Announced for Playwrights Horizons' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the six productions of its 2017/2018 Season.  The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street.  (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry MulliganAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry Mulligan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The North American tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards®, welcomes McGee Maddox in the role of Jerry Mulligan this April. Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, replaces Garen Scribner who will play his final performance on Sunday, April 16 in Las Vegas. (more...)

BWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the HeartlandBWW Review: DARK SISTERS at Oklahoma City University Introduces Contemporary, Progressive Opera to the Heartland
by Ronn Burton - Feb 25, 2017

Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music presented the 2011 opera DARK SISTERS by Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam. Telling the story of "sister wives" in a modern-day polygamist sect, the subject matter certainly breaks new ground in an art form that many would (mistakenly) view as outdated. By presenting this kind of work in Oklahoma City, OCU proves their commitment to prepare students for work in today's artistic landscape, ensuring their readiness for the future beyond graduation. (more...)

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