Edward Albee News

Date of Birth: March 12, 1928 (89)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Tovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and MoreTovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

It will be the mother of all star-studded galas! On Mother's Day the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (producers of last season's critically acclaimed and Drama Desk-nominated musical "The Golden Bride," and current producers on the upcoming Broadway stage play "Indecent") presents a unique gala concert, "Our Leading Ladies," celebrating the contributions of women in the arts, business, science, and philanthropy, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday, May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SEEDBED at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATREBWW Review: THE SEEDBED at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Mar 24, 2017

A series of purported subtle exchanges and misinterpreted actions of a small Irish family form the framework for Bryan Delaney's THE SEEDBED, now on stage at Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre. Reminiscent of the darkness found is so much of Edward Albee's family dramas, playwright Delaney creates a brooding home that on the surface seems superficially concerned about how everyone is feeling and doing, when in actuality mother, father and daughter all are acting as victims to an unspeakable incident. (more...)

2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 23 - Remembering Elizabeth TaylorVIDEO: On This Day, March 23 - Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2017

Today we remember Dame Elizabeth Taylor who passed away on this day in 2011 at the age of 79. (more...)

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORKLaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (more...)

Jesse Green Hired as Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York TimesJesse Green Hired as Co-Chief Theater Critic for The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The New York Times today announced that Jesse Green has been named co-chief theater critic. (more...)

Arena Players Theater Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Arena Players Theater Presents THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Arena Players Repertory Theater's 2017 spring season continues as we proudly present Edward Albee's 'The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?', which opens Friday, April 14th at 8:00 p.m. in the Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Set for Q&A at RLTPPulitzer-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Set for Q&A at RLTP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On May 6th, Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will welcome its 2017 American Theatre Master, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Donald Margulies. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?BWW Interview: Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by Marianka Swain - Mar 20, 2017

Archie Madekwe's screen credits include Fresh Meat and films Legacy and Second Coming. He's now making his professional stage debut in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, Edward Albee's darkly comic masterpiece about a successful family man who embarks on a shocking love affair. Ian Rickson's revival also features Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and Jason Hughes, and begins previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 24 March. (more...)

Soulo Theatre and Katie Ford present THE RETURN OF SUPERLADY!Soulo Theatre and Katie Ford present THE RETURN OF SUPERLADY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

It's 2017 and the world is going to hell in a pussy hat. And the super hero that came here to save us from ourselves is giving up. (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This SpringImelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and More for THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Damian Lewis, Sophie Okonedo and More for THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, a darkly comic play about a family in crisis, will run for a strictly limited 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24 March to 24 June 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017Cast Announced for ESAI'S TABLE as Part of Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 now in its 19th season. (more...)

John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording StudioJohn Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have just announced that original cast members will record the Kid Victory cast recording on Monday, March 20. Broadway Records is set to release the recording in September, produced by Michael Croiter. (more...)

Judith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo AwardJudith Light to Receive O'Neill Center's 17th Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces that iconic stage and film actress Judith Light will receive the 17th Monte Cristo Award. An alumna of the O'Neill, Judith first performed at the O'Neill's 1977 National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

The Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts  MOON SHINE At The National Black TheatreThe Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts MOON SHINE At The National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

The inaugural cohort of The Field Leadership Fund announces Moon Shine, a wine reception with pop-up expressions, to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the National Black Theatre (NBT) in its current 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

BWW Review: EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO Perfectly Combines Two One-Acts and Signing/Speaking ActorsBWW Review: EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO Perfectly Combines Two One-Acts and Signing/Speaking Actors
by Shari Barrett - Mar 10, 2017

EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO combines Albee's groundbreaking 1959 short play The Zoo Story with his acclaimed prequel Homelife, written in 2004. Together these short plays tell a more complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park. The production marks the first major Albee production in Los Angeles since the 2016 passing of the legendary American Playwright, with Coy Middlebrook directing a cast that includes deaf and hearing actors working in perfect unison. (more...)

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