Estelle Parsons News

Date of Birth: November 20, 1927 (88)
Birth Place: Lynn, MA, USA
Gender: Female
Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly AwardsDanai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 GalaWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Honor Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesWoodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre 2016 Gala to Honor Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold a Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history.  Mr. Van Peebles will be introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.  Ms. Nelson will be introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the GeffenArnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in JulyAnnual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCETom Wopat to Lead Industry Readings of Bob Stewart's AMERICAN INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony Award nominated actor Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair, Annie Get Your Gun) will lead the cast for industry readings of AMERICAN INHERITANCE, a new play by Bob Stewart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley AwardPhoto Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 5, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented their Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award to actress Audra McDonald and playwright Craig Lucas just last night. McDonalad was unable to attend the event due to her SHUFFLE ALONG schedule, but the show went on and BroadwayWorld was also there for the festivities. Check out photos below! (more...)

BCT Launches Indiegogo Campaign in Support of New MusicalBCT Launches Indiegogo Campaign in Support of New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Boise Contemporary Theater last week launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to support partial production costs for the upcoming World Premiere of BCT River Prize fellow Eric Coble's MARGIN OF ERROR (OR, THE UNASSAILABLE WISDOM OF THE MOUSE AND THE SCOPRION), which runs April 13 - May 7, 2016. This is the final Mainstage show of the BCT 15|16 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Casting Announced for Cherry Lane's THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE This SpringCasting Announced for Cherry Lane's THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the second production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016, Sarah Einspanier's play THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from March 23-April 2, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors. (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji & More Set for Red Bull Theater's CORIOLANUS ReadingEstelle Parsons, Chukwudi Iwuji & More Set for Red Bull Theater's CORIOLANUS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by Michael Sexton, on Monday March 7th at 7:30 PM, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Estelle Parsons (Academy Award winner for Bonnie and Clyde and nominee for Rachel, Rachel, five time Tony Award nominee),  Chukwudi Iwuji (Olivier Award-winning Henry VI Trilogy at the Royal Shakespeare Company, TFANA's Tamburlaine, NYSF's King Lear), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Jay O. Sanders ('Person of Interest,' 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), along with David Barlow, Louis Cancelmi, Henry Clarke, Kimiye Corwin, Autumn Dornfeld, Emily Gardner Hall,  Peter Francis James, Merritt Janson, Ian Lassiter, Michael Schantz and more. Coriolanus will be a co-presentation with The Shakespeare Society.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Chasen Schneider Completes William Inge's A COMPLEX EVENING CastChasen Schneider Completes William Inge's A COMPLEX EVENING Cast
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Chasen Schneider, son of John Schneider of The Dukes of Hazzard fame, will once again be in the 13 person ReGroup ensemble as it proudly announces its first production of 2016 -William Inge's A Complex Evening, featuring a night of Inge's rare One-Acts in their New York debut. (more...)

Stars Come Together to Save Connecticut's White Barn TheatreStars Come Together to Save Connecticut's White Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Hollywood and Broadway theater community have come together to save the late Lucille Lortel, Queen of Off-Broadway's White Barn Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut. A recent New York Times article has rallied the theatrical community to voice their concern and support for the historic theater. (more...)

Estelle Parsons, Judith Ivey & More to Lead New Israel Horovitz Comedy Off-BroadwayEstelle Parsons, Judith Ivey & More to Lead New Israel Horovitz Comedy Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES (more...)

Alan Cumming to Host Q&A with Mary Louise Wilson and More After Film ScreeningAlan Cumming to Host Q&A with Mary Louise Wilson and More After Film Screening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that former Tonys host and Broadway vet Alan Cumming will be hosting a Q&A with Mary Louise Wilson, filmmaker Ron Nyswaner and producer Neda Armian following a special screening of SHE'S THE BEST THING IN IT. (more...)

ReGroup Presents the NY Premiere of William Inge One-Acts 3/3-3/20ReGroup Presents the NY Premiere of William Inge One-Acts 3/3-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The ReGroup Theatre Company, Inc announces its first production of 2016 - An Inge Complex featuring an evening of Inge's lost One-Acts in their New York debut. (more...)

Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97Canada's Oldest Working Actor Bill Needles Dies at 97
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

It is with sadness that the Stratford Festival bids farewell to the man who was Canada's oldest working actor. William Needles died January 12, at the age of 97, surrounded by his family, at a hospice in Alliston, Ontario. Just days earlier, he had left his adopted hometown of Stratford, after suffering a massive heart attack on December 19. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!Exclusive Photo Flash: BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Premieres at Palm Springs International Film Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, Award-winning director Rick McKay's anxiously awaited sequel to his 2004 hit film, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, just made its World Premiere to a sold-out crowd at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

RHAPSODY IN BLACK Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/12RHAPSODY IN BLACK Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Leland Gannt's powerful one-man performance examining the question of race in America, Rhapsody in Black, comes to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, February 12 at 8pm. Tickets for this intimate Spotlight Cafe performance start at $15 and are on sale now. (more...)

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