Edward Albee News

The Neo-Futurists Set 2014-15 season, Welcome New Artistic Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2014-15 season to include a TML pre-show event INFILTRATION, curated by Jane Beachy, Joseph R. Varisco and Malic White; Pseudo-Chum written by Sean Benjamin and directed by Carolyn Shoemaker-Benjamin; Redletter, created by Lisa Buscani and directed by Jen Ellison, Trust Us/Screw You, created by Dan Kerr-Hobert and Phil Ridarelli, and another great year of the smash hit, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. The Neo-Futurists also welcome the addition of Artistic Director, Kurt Chiang. (more...)

Daniel J. Travanti to Lead FALSE SOLUTION at Santa Monica Playhouse, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In FALSE SOLUTION, Anton Seligman is a renowned architect, working on his designs for a new Holocaust museum to be built in Poland. He encounters Linda Johansson, a beautiful young intern and first-year architecture grad student, who challenges his conceptions. The tensions created by their differing ideas are complicated by their mutual attraction to each other: The lovely young woman is drawn to this man by his accomplishments and influential position in addition to his considerable personal charm; He, in his turn, is stimulated by her beauty, vitality, and probing intellect. Given the subject matter of the project, identity politics are also part of the mix. (more...)

Michael Learned Joins Cast of Rubicon's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Four-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Learned had just been added to the rotating cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore (Love, Loss) which opens at Rubicon Theatre on April 16 and continues for a 5-week run through May 18. (more...)

Percy Granger's VIVIEN to Open 5/3 at Acting Artists Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

CABIV Productions will present VIVIEN, by Percy Granger. Considered a drama with humor and grace that reaches zenith proportions between father and son. Directed by Tracey Silver, the show opens May 3rd at Acting Artists Theatre in Hollywood, CA, This powerful One-act production features Ilia Volok, last years winner of the 2013 LA Weekly Theater Award = Best Solo Performance Category for "Diary Of A Madman" (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, FIGARO & More Set for A Noise Within's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, announces its 23rd season of classic theater in Southern California. Informed by the climate of social and economic upheaval in which we live, the season's theme-reflected in a kaleidoscopic palette of plays-is REVOLUTION. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Almost Played a Nun in John Turturro's Movie FADING GIGOLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director John Turturro talked about a shocking and hilarious idea he had for Broadway and film star Elaine Stritch in his movie FADING GIGOLO. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Seattle (more...)

30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards to Marry Ceremony and Party on April 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Washington theatre will celebrate its highest honors for achievement at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 21, 2013 at the National Building Museum, co-host of the event. This year's Awards will recognize outstanding performances, designs, direction, and productions in 26 categories, as well as present three special awards to those who have made extraordinary contributions to theatre and Washington. But unlike any other Awards event, the 30th Helen Hayes Awards will marry ceremony and party. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More to Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, 3/11-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, 5/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

Michael Mayer-Helmed Musical BROOKLYNITE & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA; OR AMBITION Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE directed by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer as well as a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (APPROPRIATE) as part of the non-profit theatre company's 2014-15 season, it was confirmed this afternoon by Douglas Aibel, The Vineyard's Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 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 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Review Roundup: THE REALISTIC JONESES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 06, 2014

The Realistic Joneses opens tonight, April 6, on Broadway at the Lycuem Theatre (149 W 45th Street). This new American play comes to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. (more...)

EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES Begins Tonight a Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Soho Playhouse, the downtown Off-Broadway theatre located at 15 Vandam Street, will present the world premiere of EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with previews beginning tonight, April 4 prior to an official press opening of April 13 it has been announced by producer Darren Lee Cole. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

A DELICATE BALANCE to Play City Theatre, 5/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

A DELICATE BALANCE. Written by American playwright Edward Albee and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The New York Times says 'Edward Albee, the leading playwright of his generation, has been confounding, challenging, and stimulating theater audiences for almost half a century.' This riveting, funny, and thought-provoking drama weaves the uneasy existence of two suburbanites and their permanent houseguest, a witty alcoholic sister, whose lives are disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong friends who ask to stay and escape from an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by the couple's bitter daughter, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage. All of these together bring a firestorm of doubt, allegations, and betrayal upsetting the 'delicate balance' of the world they share. (more...)

Theatre Advocate Victor Shargai to Recieve Helen Hayes Tribute, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Longtime theatreWashington Board Chairman Victor Shargai will be honored with the Helen Hayes Tribute at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the National Building Museum. In addition to serving as theatreWashington's board chair since 1997, Shargai has been instrumental in advocating for the entire Washington theatre community. As a board member and patron of several flagship theatres, he played a leading role in the area's artistic renaissance, which saw the number of professional theatres grow exponentially, creating an environment that now supports more than 200 productions annually. (more...)

Susan Sullivan & David Selby to Star in A DELICATE BALANCE at Odyssey Theatre, 4/26-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan (Castle, Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest) and David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest) head the cast when Robin Larsen directs A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, opening April 26 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

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