Edward Albee News

Date Of Birth:
March 12, 1928 (86)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
Gender:
Male
MAD MEN and CASA VALENTINA Stars to Lead Vineyard's BILLY & RAY; Design Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Mad Men' star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway's Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga's new play -- directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall -- being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20, it has been announced by Vineyard's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

BWW Profile: Frances Conroy Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 23, 2014

After studying at Juillard (accompanied by colleagues such as Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer), Conroy performed with both regional and touring companies in the 1970s. She spent time with the New York-based, critically acclaimed Acting Company, which has harbored the acting talents of Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, and many more. Conroy then took to the Off-Broadway stage as Desmonda in Shakespeare's 'Othello', appearing with Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia. (more...)

Alice Ripley Posts New SoundCloud Song, 'Darling'
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her Soundcloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining musical selections and a new song is now available to hear, titled 'Darling'. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

GREY GARDENS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Custom Made Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season. The award-winning company will stage six exciting works, opening with the Bay Area premiere of Eric Simonson's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse- Five, or The Children's Crusade and closing the season with Grey Gardens: The Musical. Two of the shows are Bay Area Premieres and one, Plautus's The Braggart Soldier, or Major Blowhard, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin, is a World Premiere. (more...)

New Brooklyn Theater's THE CHERRY ORCHARD to Play Istanbul's Yedikule Gardens, Aug 13-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

New Brooklyn Theater announces the cast and guest speakers for its site-specific production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in Istanbul, Turkey. The show, performed in Turkish at the endangered Yedikule Gardens, addresses the ongoing issue of sacrificing cultural history and for the sake of development. Performances begin Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and run through Saturday, August 30, 2014. Jonathan Solari, Artistic Director of New Brooklyn Theater, directs the production, which is designed by Courtney Nelson. (more...)

Los Angeles LGBT Center's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? to Open 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is set to present Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?, with opening set for Friday, September 19 at 8pm. (There will be two preview performances on September 17 and 18 at 8pm.) Directed by Ken Sawyer, the production will run through November 23. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Julia Duffy and Will Lyman Join Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, and Boston favorite Will Lyman will join the previously announced Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Honor Elaine Stritch with One-Night-Only Concert at 54 Below this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Broadway vets and friends of the late stage legend Elaine Stritch will gather at 54 Below for a one-night-only concert on September 12, it was announced today. Scheduled to perform at this time are Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Jeremy Benton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Lindsie VanWinkle, with more appearances to be announced as the date draws closer. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwrights Karl Hinze and Becky Goldberg
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 31, 2014

It is my pleasure to speak to Long Island playwrights Karl Hinze and Becky Goldberg. They have a wonderful new show reading at The New York Musical Theatre Festival and were kind enough to take time to speak with me today! (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Lisa Brescia, Pia Zadora, and More will Salute Elaine Stritch in One-Night Only Concert, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

The Metropolitan Room previously announced that they will proudly salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs onAugust 7th 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan, performers of all backgrounds will join forces to honor her memory. (more...)

Patti LuPone Remembers Elaine Stritch in TIME Magazine Piece - 'I've Seen Greatness'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Following the passing of stage legend Elaine Stritch last week on July 17, TIME Magazine published a remembrance piece by Patti LuPone. (more...)

Tony & Olivier Winner Jonathan Pryce Joins Cast of HBO's GAME OF THRONES
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Pryce, a Tony and Olivier winner, will play the High Sparrow. His character is described as: 'A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King's Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world - the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm - and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.' (more...)

Alice Ripley Performs WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Solo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her SoundCloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining clips and she now presents another skillful and absorbing performance of a classic scene from the acclaimed Edward Albee drama WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in which she plays all the roles. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: A DELICATE BALANCE
by Walter McBride - Jul 24, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previews Monday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the marquee below! (more...)

Symphony Space to Present VIRGIL THOMSON & FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

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