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Erwin Piscator News

Date of Birth: December 17, 1893
Date of Death: June 30, 1966 (72)
Birth Place: Ulm, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Present THE LEGACY OF JUDITH MELINA AND JULIAN BECK WITH THE LIVING THEATRE 11/7Martin E. Segal Theatre Center to Present THE LEGACY OF JUDITH MELINA AND JULIAN BECK WITH THE LIVING THEATRE 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of the late Judith Malina (June 4, 1926 - April 10, 2015), who was a regular participant and guest at many Segal Center evenings. Malina was a German-born American theatre and film actress, writer and director. In 1945, she became the student of the radical German political theatre director Erwin Piscator at The New School in New York. In 1947, with her husband and artistic partner Julian Beck (May 31, 1925 - September 14, 1985), Malina co-founded the highly influential The Living Theatre, a radical political theatre troupe that rose to prominence in New York City and Paris during the 1950s and 60s. Together they created legendary productions (The Brig, The Connection, Paradise Now, Antigone, Mysteries and Smaller Pieces, Frankenstein) until Beck's death. (more...)

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary ClassicsBWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics
by Alexa Spiegel - Apr 2, 2016

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest trend to hit the stage. However, adaptations are certainly not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of what is generally considered the traditional Broadway musical, shows have been adapted from other works. Classic shows such as SHOW BOAT and THE KING AND I found the origins to their stories in novels. More recently, novel adaptations have found success with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2014 Tony Winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Tony Award-winner Gene Saks, famous for directing Neil Simon plays, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his home in East Hampton, NY. He was 93. (more...)

InDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine StritchInDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine Stritch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

AUTHOR'S NOTE: One of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies in theatrical history, in honor of her passing earlier today at the age of 89, let us revisit this career-spanning InDepth InterView with the one and only Elaine Stritch. As a personal aside, following the conclusion of the interview proper the conversation between Ms. Stritch and I continued for several more minutes and she emphatically relayed to me that this had been her favorite interview to date and that she was incredibly appreciative and pleased with being questioned about the topics chosen herein. The following is reprinted exactly as it originally appeared here on BroadwayWorld on February 17. Hats off to a dynamite dame. (more...)

Living Theatre Stages Judith Malina's NO PLACE TO HIDE, Now thru 3/23Living Theatre Stages Judith Malina's NO PLACE TO HIDE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Living Theatre celebrates its 67th season with the world premier of NO PLACE TO HIDE, a new work-in-progress written and directed by Judith Malina. (more...)

Living Theatre to Stage Judith Malina's NO PLACE TO HIDE, 3/19-23Living Theatre to Stage Judith Malina's NO PLACE TO HIDE, 3/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Living Theatre celebrates its 67th season with the world premier of NO PLACE TO HIDE, a new work-in-progress written and directed by Judith Malina. (more...)

Mark Ruffalo Named New School for Drama's 2014 Artist-in-ResidenceMark Ruffalo Named New School for Drama's 2014 Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Acclaimed actor and director Mark Ruffalo will share his reflections on for stage and film to students and faculty as The New School for Drama's 2014 Artist-in-Residence. As Artist-in-Residence, Ruffalo will join a master class for The New School for Drama's community of graduate students of acting. He will also speak with undergraduate and graduate acting, directing and playwriting students and faculty in an open forum on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Arnhold Hall, 55 W. 13th Street, 5th floor, moderated by Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Elaine Stritch On New Doc, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, Plus Sondheim Stories, Broadway Memories & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2014

Today we are setting our sights on one of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies alive and looking back at her astonishingly rich and varied career onstage and onscreen, having worked with many of the most important entertainment figures of the 20th and 21st century over her 60-year career and winning multiple awards and honors in the process - the one and only Elaine Stritch. Touching upon her time in many notable theatrical entities ranging from her early work at The New School under director Erwin Piscator to rubbing elbows with legends like Bertolt Brecht, William Inge, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando to her unforgettable turns in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY and FOLLIES IN CONCERT, Stritch also shines a light on her indelible performances in the plays of Edward Albee and looks ahead to a staged reading of THREE TALL WOMEN she is pursuing later this year. Most importantly, Stritch opens up about the multi-year process in creating the stunning and awe-inspiring new all-access documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, directed by Chiemi Karasawa, and outlines how she dealt with cameras documenting her every move for more than two years. Additionally, Stritch comments on her memorable moments in the films of Woody Allen byway of SEPTEMBER and SMALL TIME CROOKS, as well as shares insights into some of her most famous and fabulous co-stars - Ben Gazzara, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi and many more included. Plus, Stritch details her recent move back to her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and shares details about her recent recuperation from hip surgery and ongoing battles with alcoholism as well as learning to see with only eye. As if all of that were not enough, Stritch also imparts her thoughts on why she appeals to the younger generation and how her Emmy-winning 30 ROCK role has raised awareness for her in the last decade and whether she would ever consider pursuing a reality series or new solo cabaret act. All of that, why she hates the word diva and much, much more in this career-spanning conversation with the veritable reigning queen of Broadway herself. (more...)

Rachel Rosenthal Company's INSTANT FAIR TALES Adds 2/8-9 ShowsRachel Rosenthal Company's INSTANT FAIR TALES Adds 2/8-9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held on Saturdays, January 25 and February 8, as well as Sundays, January 26 and February 9, 2014. The performances, by Rachel Rosenthal Company's TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble, begin at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturdays, as well as at 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Sundays. Instant Fairy Tales are particularly well suited for children and families. Seating in the intimate performance space is limited to 35 patrons per show. Tickets cost $5. Reservations are necessary to insure seats and can be made online via Brown Paper Tickets at instantfairytales.brownpapertickets.com. The Rachel Rosenthal Company's venue, Espace DbD, is located at 2847 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310-839-0661). Street parking is available. For more information, please see www.rachelrosenthal.org. (more...)

INSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER Debuts This Weekend at Espace DbDINSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER Debuts This Weekend at Espace DbD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held today, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)

INSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER to Debut 1/25-26 at Espace DbDINSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER to Debut 1/25-26 at Espace DbD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)

ReGroup Theatre Announces Third Volume in LOST 'GROUP' THEATRE PLAYS SeriesReGroup Theatre Announces Third Volume in LOST 'GROUP' THEATRE PLAYS Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Just in time for gift giving, The ReGroup Theatre Co, Inc is pleased to announce the third volume in their Lost 'Group' Theatre Plays series. (more...)


Rachel Rosenthal Company's Instant Fairy Tales Set for January 25-26 at Espace DbD in Los Angeles Rachel Rosenthal Company's Instant Fairy Tales Set for January 25-26 at Espace DbD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Rachel Rosenthal Company's Instant Fairy Tales, the latest offering in Rachel Rosenthal's remarkable career, is a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering on January 25th and 26th at Espace DbD in Los Angeles, features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment. This first quarterly installment features costumes and sets in a visual style based on the 'ukiyo-e' woodcuts of Hokusai and Hiroshige, which depict the Japanese 'floating world' of the theatre, restaurants, teahouses, geisha, and the natural world.? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Having presented 2 volumes of The "Lost" Group Theatre Plays, featuring 6 out of print or never before published plays of the Group Theatre, ReGroup will soon be publishing a new volume. (more...)

Tom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre, Beg. TonightTom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Arion Productions, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the first London production in more than 25 years of AS IS by William M. Hoffman. Directed by Andrew Keates, the cast features: Jordon Bernarde, Tom Colley, John Hastings, Tom Kay, Clare Kissane, David Poynor, Paul Standell and Anna Tierney. (more...)

Adam Bock, Rachel Dratch and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Panels, Beg. TonightAdam Bock, Rachel Dratch and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Panels, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Actors, writers and directors know that to succeed in theater, it is necessary to master the art of survival. Tonight, August 7, and August 8 and 10, the 24 Hour Company in partnership with The New School for Drama will explore artistic survival in its many forms, with two panel discussions, as well as the undertaking of one of theater's greatest challenges, The 24 Hour Plays. (more...)

William M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at Finborough Theatre TonightWilliam M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

The first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's As Is opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season tonight, 6 August 2013 directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Adam Bock, Rachel Dratch and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Panels, 8/7-8Adam Bock, Rachel Dratch and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Panels, 8/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2013

Actors, writers and directors know that to succeed in theater, it is necessary to master the art of survival. On August 7, 8 and 10, the 24 Hour Company in partnership with The New School for Drama will explore artistic survival in its many forms, with two panel discussions, as well as the undertaking of one of theater's greatest challenges, The 24 Hour Plays. (more...)

William M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at the Finborough Theatre Tuesday, 6 AugustWilliam M. Hoffman's AS IS Opens at the Finborough Theatre Tuesday, 6 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2013

The first London production since the 1987 UK premiere of William M. Hoffman's As Is opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 directed by Andrew Keates. (more...)

Tom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Tom Colley and More Set for Arion Productions' AS IS at Finborough Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013

Arion Productions, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the first London production in more than 25 years of AS IS by William M. Hoffman. Directed by Andrew Keates, the cast features: Jordon Bernarde, Tom Colley, John Hastings, Tom Kay, Clare Kissane, David Poynor, Paul Standell and Anna Tierney. (more...)

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