Craig Lucas News

Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (65)
Gender: Male
'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award winner David Shire (Music), is headed to Broadway in 2017. The show will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the title role of Madame Sousatzka, a celebrated, eccentric, Polish-born piano teacher who was forced into exile. Today, Clark shared what drew her to the role in a post on the musical's Facebook page. (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-BroadwayLawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights HorizonsA LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi AwardsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

The New York Pops Will Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher at 2017 GalaThe New York Pops Will Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops celebrates its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: National Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Launches in BostonBWW REVIEW: National Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Launches in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Oct 31, 2016

Joie de vivre is in short supply in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the acclaimed Broadway musical now launching its first national tour in Boston through November 6. Inspired by the beloved 1951 MGM movie musical starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, this Broadway iteration looks and feels monochromatic compared to its opulent Technicolor predecessor, but that is mostly by design. This adaptation brings the story's post World War II setting front and center, revealing a city and its inhabitants still shell shocked as they try to rebuild in the aftermath of the Nazi occupation. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Shines in MelbourneBWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Shines in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - Oct 29, 2016

For Melbourne audiences this chilly spring, The Light in the Piazza is the musical we had no idea we would love. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke to Raise Funds for Art House Astoria in Concert at 54 BelowKatie Rose Clarke to Raise Funds for Art House Astoria in Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Rose Clarke on November 11th, at 9:30pm. Broadway leading lady Katie Rose Clarke returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for an intimate night of song to help raise money for Art House Astoria, a 510(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of providing quality arts education to Queens and NYC communities. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the MatrixBilly Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE 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...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre Opens Submissions; Deadline Jan 22017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre Opens Submissions; Deadline Jan 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Online submissions are being accepted beginning today through January 2 for the 2017 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Comrades' PRELUDE TO A KISSCast Announced for The Comrades' PRELUDE TO A KISS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Comrades have announced their Winter 2017 production, PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas. This classic romantic comedy will be directed by Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen and will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from January 12 through February 4, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group's production of "Amelie, A New Musical" at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 SeasonNew Jimmy Buffett Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has just announced its next season line-up: a new Pre-Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award-winning RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S THE KING AND I, the completely original new musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Present the San Francisco Ballet's CINDERELLAThe Kennedy Center to Present the San Francisco Ballet's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales, world-renowned San Francisco Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center with the visually stunning and magical adaption of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella©, October 26-30 for seven performances in the Opera House. Choreographed by the Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award-winning British choreographer, Wheeldon and his acclaimed creative team bring this imaginative production to the stage featuring a powerful score by Sergei Prokofiev. Co-produced with the Dutch National Ballet, it made its world premiere in Amsterdam on December 13, 2012 and its U.S. premiere on May 3, 2013 with San Francisco Ballet. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany this production, led by conductor Martin West. (more...)

Happy Trails AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! Celebrate a S'Wonderful Run on Broadway With Our Favorite Moments!Happy Trails AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! Celebrate a S'Wonderful Run on Broadway With Our Favorite Moments!
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2016

After over 600 performances on Broadway, it's time to say farewell to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Opening on April 12, 2015, An American in Paris quickly leapt into fans hearts as it merged the gap between ballet and musical theater. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season TonightSarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season TonightSarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

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