Frances Conroy News

Date of Birth: November 13, 1953 (62)
Birth Place: Monroe, GA, USA
Gender: Female
Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting CompanyDana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

Tom Fontana, Paul Fontana & Margot Harley to be Honored at The Acting Company's GalaTom Fontana, Paul Fontana & Margot Harley to be Honored at The Acting Company's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Acting Company (Margot Harley, Co-Founder and Producer), America's best known touring repertory theater, will honor Emmy Award-winner Tom Fontana, educator and student mentor Paul Fontana, and Acting Company Co-founder and Producer Margot Harley at a Gala Benefit evening on Monday, November 9th atCapitale (130 Bowery - between Broome & Grand Sts). Both of the gentlemen will each be presented with the Warburg Humanitarian Award for their outstanding philanthropic endeavors on behalf of children, education and the arts, while Ms. Harley will be saluted for her 43 years of leadership and achievement as she steps down as Producer of The Acting Company.   (more...)

HBO to Premiere Season 3 of GETTING ON, 11/8HBO to Premiere Season 3 of GETTING ON, 11/8
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often “getting on” in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. (more...)

Margot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to RetireMargot Harley, Co-Founder of The Acting Company, to Retire
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

 Margot Harley, who co-founded The Acting Company with John Houseman in 1972, will step down as its Producer effective the end of this year.  The Acting Company began with the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, which included Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers.  "They were classically trained, superbly talented and had worked together for four years," stated Ms. Harley. (more...)

Nathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at CannesNathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT is having its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, George Morfogen & More Join Patti LuPone in THE ROSE TATTOO BenefitCristin Milioti, George Morfogen & More Join Patti LuPone in THE ROSE TATTOO Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Sixteen New York Stage and Television regulars join Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale to complete the cast of The Rose Tattoo-Monday, April 27at 7pm-directed by Doug Hughes at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. A benefit performance for The Acting Company, The Rose Tattoo is one of Tennessee Williams' greatest works winning multiple Tony Awards, including Best Play. (more...)

Kevin Kline Hosts Talkback Following The Acting Company's Performance of MACBETH TodayKevin Kline Hosts Talkback Following The Acting Company's Performance of MACBETH Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Kevin Kline returns to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the Company's performance of MACBETH today, April 8th at 8pm at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street. (more...)

The Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Come to the Pearl TonightThe Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Come to the Pearl Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, has announced the Company's New York Season in conjunction with its 42nd National Tour. (more...)

Kevin Kline to Host Talkback Following The Acting Company's MACBETH, 4/8Kevin Kline to Host Talkback Following The Acting Company's MACBETH, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Kevin Kline returns to his Acting Company roots to talk about Shakespeare following the Company's April 8th, 8pm performance of Macbeth at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street. One of America's finest classical actors, Kevin Kline is a founding member of The Acting Company, having spent four years touring with the Company right out of Juilliard. The talkback is in conjunction with The Acting Company's 42nd national tour of Macbeth and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The New York run is April 1 - 12. Tickets are available by phone: 212-563-9261 or online:www.pearltheatre.org. (more...)

The Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Coming to the Pearl Next MonthThe Acting Company's MACBETH and 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' Coming to the Pearl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, has announced the Company's New York Season in conjunction with its 42nd National Tour. (more...)

The Acting Company Brings MACBETH to the Southern TonightThe Acting Company Brings MACBETH to the Southern Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Acting Company's sleek, accessible, and characteristically bloody production of Shakespeare's Macbeth is the perfect production for first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale Set to Lead THE ROSE TATTOO Benefit for the Acting CompanyPatti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale Set to Lead THE ROSE TATTOO Benefit for the Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

On April 27 (7PM), Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale will head the cast of The Rose Tattoo, one of Tennessee Williams' greatest plays. Directed by Doug Hughes, the special event, which will take place at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, will benefit The Acting Company. (more...)

The Acting Company's 42nd Season to Feature MACBETH, 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE'The Acting Company's 42nd Season to Feature MACBETH, 'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

'Our newly commissioned adaptation of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie, Columbo) will have its world premiere mid-February at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis prior to our 42nd national tour,' announced The Acting Company's producer and co-founder, Margot Harley. 'Connecticut Yankee will tour to 14 states running in repertory with a new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, stopping in New York for two weeks at Off-Broadway's Pearl Theater April 1-12. This is our seventh tour in association with the Guthrie.' (more...)

Guthrie, TAC Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep, Beginning TonightGuthrie, TAC Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy. (more...)

Guthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National TourGuthrie, TAC to Stage 'KING ARTHUR'S COURT' & MACBETH in Rep This Month Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Guthrie Theater and The Acting Company (TAC) reunite for a seventh year to present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - a satirical story adapted by acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the novel by Mark Twain - in repertory with Macbeth, Shakespeare's dark and powerful tragedy. (more...)

The Acting Company to Bring MACBETH to the Southern, 3/11The Acting Company to Bring MACBETH to the Southern, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Acting Company's sleek, accessible, and characteristically bloody production of Shakespeare's Macbeth is the perfect production for first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. (more...)

Jessica Lange's Full Performance Of David Bowie's 'Heroes' From AMERICAN HORROR STORYJessica Lange's Full Performance Of David Bowie's 'Heroes' From AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 25, 2015

Jessica Lange shines with a David Bowie smash! (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Season FinaleVIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Emmy-nominated actress Sarah Paulson stopped by today's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss working on her series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW and her role as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler. (more...)

FX Exec Talks 'Radically Reinvented' Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORYFX Exec Talks 'Radically Reinvented' Next Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

At yesterday's TCA Winter Tour, FX president John Landgraf told TV Line that viewers can expect a major change in style for the next installment of the network's popular anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director Neil Pepe and Casting Director Todd Thaler will teach a special Director's Lab for the Actor intensive class on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Atlantic Theater Company's rehearsal studios (76 Ninth Avenue, Suite 537). (more...)

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