Edward Albee News

Date of Birth: March 12, 1928 (88)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Steppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MENSteppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed Chicago premiere production of Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee. Hailed as "fascinating and hugely arresting" (Chicago Tribune, 3 ½ out of 4 stars) and "intriguing and entertaining" (Time Out Chicago), the production continues for seven additional performances, through March 26, 2017. Tickets ($20 - $89) to the additional performances of Straight White Men are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9Black Box Studios Proudly Presents CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.  (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer SeasonGregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

Skidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Black Box ProductionSkidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Black Box Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its spring Black Box production, Fragments by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. In the year of this renowned playwright's passing, director Shea Leavis '17 brings one of his rarely produced plays to life. (more...)

Edward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK TourEdward Fox Returns To The West End In SAND IN THE SANDWICHES For A Strictly Limited Run Followed By An Extended UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. (more...)

Will Eno's New Play WAKEY, WAKEY Extends at Signature TheatreWill Eno's New Play WAKEY, WAKEY Extends at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, has been extended by one week. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY Extends Before Opening Bow Off-BroadwayBranden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY Extends Before Opening Bow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by one week. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle RepFull Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

BWW Interview: Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?BWW Interview: Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Marianka Swain - Feb 13, 2017

Conleth Hill is beloved by millions of Game of Thrones watchers as spymaster Varys, but he's also a respected theatre actor, with work ranging from The Cherry Orchard and Stones in His Pockets to the 2013 revival of Quartermaine's Terms. He's about to embark on Edward Albee's masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring opposite Imelda Staunton; the production begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 22 February. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GHOST SONATA Haunts at Classical Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE GHOST SONATA Haunts at Classical Theatre Company
by Gary Laird - Feb 11, 2017

After two hours, plus intermission, I left the theater feeling as though I had just attended a concert superbly played by an orchestra of virtuoso performers and conducted by a maestro. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICALTheater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Skidmore Theater to Stage FRAGMENTS as Spring 2017 Black Box ShowSkidmore Theater to Stage FRAGMENTS as Spring 2017 Black Box Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater has announced its spring Black Box production, Fragments by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. In the year of this renowned playwright's passing, director Shea Leavis '17 brings one of his rarely produced plays to life. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Danny GaviganBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Danny Gavigan
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 9, 2017

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Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn PrizeAmy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American TheatreBWW Exclusive: Despite Funding Threats, the National Endowment for the Arts is Vital to American Theatre
by Daniella Parcell - Feb 9, 2017

As reported by BWW last month, President Donald Trump's initiative to shrink government spending involves the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization which provides funding and support to artistic projects throughout the nation. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 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). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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