Edward Albee News

Date Of Birth:
March 12, 1928 (86)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
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VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks New Broadway Play 'A Delicate Balance' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jimmy competed against Glenn Close in a contest to see who could wolf down the most food using odd utensils, like spaghetti with whisks and nachos with salad tongs. Later, Jimmy talked to Close about her Broadway play, A Delicate Balance (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Glenn Close Stuff Her Face on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

Last night on The Tonight Show, stage and screen star Glenn Close faced off against host Jimmy Fallon in a face-stuffing contest. In this video, watch as Close and Fallon snarf down spaghetti, nachos, and pie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 8th Annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, was given to Janine Nabers for her play Serial Black Face at the 8th annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony last night, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater. The award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, who served as the judge for the 2013 and 2014 competitions. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Alice Ripley Posts New SoundCloud Song, 'Four Part Moondance'
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 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...)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Adriane Lenox and More Star in Huntington's GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company welcomes Julia Duffy, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox, Boston favorite Will Lyman and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the opening production of the 2014 Best of Boston's 33rd season. This funny and poignant stage adaptation of the award-winning 1967 film opens tonight, September 10, 2014. (more...)

National YoungArts Foundation Launches 1st Annual YOUNGARTS AWARENESS DAY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

MIAMI, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to 'keep arts alive' today, Monday, September 8, 2014. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville and New York City, and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work or their artistic experiences via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

Tony Award-winner Eddie Redmayne in Runnings for 2015 Oscar Award for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

With the conclusion of the Toronto International Film Festival, Academy Awards buzz has already begun, this time surrounding Eddie Redmayne. (more...)

Alice Ripley Performs Scene From ANYWHERE BUT HERE Solo
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 06, 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...)

RED SPEEDO, THE WHALE & More Set for Theatre Exile's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Theatre Exile puts into question the plausibility of the American dream during its 2014-2015 season with two Philadelphia Premiere's and one modern classic. Philadelphia's 'risk-taking specialists' will perform their first two shows at the company's home at Studio X (13th and Reed Sts.). The company's final show will be performed at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. More information about subscriptions and the season can be found at www.theatreexile.org. (more...)

8th Annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony to be Held at Lincoln Center Theater, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Janine Nabers for her play Serial Black Face at the 8th annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony set for Thursday, September 11, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center Theater (Claire Tow Theater, 150 West 65th Street, NYC). The award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, who served as the judge for the 2013 and 2014 competitions. (more...)

Alice Ripley Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In Unique Way
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 04, 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...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Matt Doyle & More to Join Will Van Dyke at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Annaleigh Ashford and star of Book Of Mormon and War Horse, Matt Doyle will headline "Chasing The Day" a new song cycle by songwriter and Kinky Boots Associate Music Director Will Van Dyke. They will also be joined by If/Then star Tamika Sonja Lawrence and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal) at 54 Below on Monday, November 17, 2014. The four actors will play two shows on November 17th (7:00 PM & 9:30 PM), with direction by Kerry Whigham and musical direction by Dominick Amendum. Originally released as an album on Sh-K-Boom Records in October 2010, Van Dyke's Chasing the Day has been reimagined as a song cycle about breaking up, breaking down, and breaking through, and will soon be available for theatrical licensing. Tickets for Chasing The Day at 54 Below range from $30-$65, and are on sale now at www.54below.com. (more...)

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...)

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