Craig Lucas News

Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (66)
Gender: Male
Brandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG GalaBrandon Victor Dixon to Sing at Playwrights Horizons' A CELEBRATION OF SONG Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8, at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). The Grey Gardens writing team has returned to Broadway with their new musical, War Paint, now playing at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will open in Pittsburgh on May 30 for a two-week engagement at the Benedum Center May 30 - June 11. (more...)

Times Are Hard for Dreamers... AMELIE Announces Broadway ClosingTimes Are Hard for Dreamers... AMELIE Announces Broadway Closing
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Just announced, the new Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL will play its final performance on Sunday, May 21, 2017 after playing 27 preview and 56 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). (more...)

Gina Gionfriddo's Amber Tamblyn-Led CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Begins Tonight at the VineyardGina Gionfriddo's Amber Tamblyn-Led CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Begins Tonight at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Previews begin tonight, May 4th for the Vineyard Theatre's production of the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? will  official open Tuesday, May 23. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open R-S Theatrics' 2018 SeasonLIGHT IN THE PIAZZA to Open R-S Theatrics' 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

R-S Theatrics is excited to announce its eighth season opener Light in the Piazza with the lush music of Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins), and the book by Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss) has distilled Elizabeth Spencer's novella to a poignant tale about the essence of love. This production will continue R-S Theatrics residence with the Kranzberg Arts Organization. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - May 1, 2017

Strikingly refined yet pleasingly grounded and altogether delightful, the gorgeous 2015 Broadway musical stage adaptation of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS---inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1951 movie musical of the same name---is a sweepingly lush, dance-centric production that combines the high-brow sophistication of classical ballet with the pure exuberance and emotional highs and lows of musical theater. The resulting hybrid? Absolutely beguiling. The national tour production continues its 'S'wonderful' Orange County debut through May 7, 2017. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label & Playwrights Horizons Release Original Cast Recording of Musical IOWAYellow Sound Label & Playwrights Horizons Release Original Cast Recording of Musical IOWA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) has announced that the score for their World Premiere production of the musical IOWA has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording, produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, The Visit, Big Fish) and Todd Almond. IOWA is written by Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music by Todd Almond (Girlfriend) and lyrics by Ms. Schwartz and Mr. Almond. (more...)

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo Reveals She Geeked Out When Julie Andrews Came to HAMILTONVIDEO: Phillipa Soo Reveals She Geeked Out When Julie Andrews Came to HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Phillipa Soo, who currently stars in AMELIE on Broadway, told Stephen Colbert that she never wanted to know which celebrities were in attendance at HAMILTON (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Company Proudly Announces 2017-18 Season4th Wall Theatre Company Proudly Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

4th Wall Theatre Company - Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin-Lehl, Artistic Directors - are proud to announce an exciting line up of four diverse plays for 4th Wall's seventh season. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film An American in Paris has been ecstatically received by audiences and critics since opening at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. The smash hit production has now extended booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights TheaterMartin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

BWW Review: Porchlight's MARRY ME A LITTLE is a Rhapsodic Love Letter to Sondheim's Song CatalogBWW Review: Porchlight's MARRY ME A LITTLE is a Rhapsodic Love Letter to Sondheim's Song Catalog
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 26, 2017

True blue fans of Stephen Sondheim (this reviewer included) will be drooling over Porchlight's latest offering MARRY ME A LITTLE. This two-hander revue showcases a number of Sondheim's finest trunk songs-early renditions of numbers that were cut from such musicals as FOLLIES, INTO THE WOODS and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, MARRY ME A LITTLE (which has been revised for this production) introduces audiences to two lonely singles in New York City-known merely as "The Man" and "The Woman." Living just an apartment floor away, these two lament their loneliness, and it becomes up to audiences to decide if the relationship that transpires in the show is real or imagined. The details are a bit foggy as MARRY ME A LITTLE has no dialogue whatsoever, but the piece is ultimately designed to showcase Sondheim's work. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Artistic Director Andre BishopPhoto Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Artistic Director Andre Bishop
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2017

Just last night, Lincoln Center Theater held its annual benefit celebrating Andre Bishop (Producing Artistic Director) and his 25 Years at LCT. (more...)

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More on Tap for Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS SeriesHeidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More on Tap for Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced casting for this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo & Cast of AMELIE Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'VIDEO: Phillipa Soo & Cast of AMELIE Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and the cast of the new Broadway musical AMELIE stopped by this morning's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week'. Below, watch the cast perform a medley of 'Times Are Hard for Dreamers' and 'Tour De France.'  (more...)

Annie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The DavenportAnnie Parisse to Lead Reading of New Play DO THIS at The Davenport
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Do This, a new play by Karen Siff Exkorn (bestselling author of The Autism Sourcebook) and starring Annie Parisse (Clybourne Park, The Layover, 'Law and Order') will be performed at an invitation only developmental reading on Thursday, April 27th at 3pm at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLEPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Zinn, who acted as both scenic and costume designer for Broadway's playful, imaginative, Amelie. (more...)

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