George S. Kaufman News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1889
Date of Death: June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Exclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLSExclusive: Lesli Margherita, Elena Shaddow, Ruth Gottschall and More Set For Bucks County Playhouse GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has exclusively learned that Elena Shaddow (The Bridges of Madison County), Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award Winner for Matilda), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along), and Ruth Gottschall (Mary Poppins) will take to the stage in Buck County Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

Stars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars Will Come Out for Broadhurst's 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Initial casting has been announced for Feinstein's/54 Below's BROADHURST AT 100!, a centennial celebration of the Broadhurst Theatre, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County PlayhouseAlan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse has announced the world premiere production of a new musical, 'Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story.' The musical will begin performances on September 12 and run through October 1, with an official opening night on September 16. (more...)

East Lynne Presents Free Performance of ROBIN HOODEast Lynne Presents Free Performance of ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The more the Sheriff of Nottingham collected ever-increasing taxes to stuff the pockets of the corrupt Prince John and his own pockets, the more Robin Hood fought to get that money back to the original owners. He was aided by Little John, Friar Tuck, and others, in Sherwood Forest.    (more...)

Witty NIGHTS AT THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE Time-Travels to Hollywood Fringe FestivalWitty NIGHTS AT THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE Time-Travels to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

After a well received sold-out preview performance, award-winning writer/producer Steven Vlasak's new play, Nights at the Algonquin Round Table, debuts at The Three Clubs Stage in June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Launches Season 15 with ANIMAL CRACKERSCygnet Theatre Launches Season 15 with ANIMAL CRACKERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cygnet Theatre will launch its 15th season with the musical comedy Animal Crackers, the hallmark of the Marx Brothers lunacy, based on the 1928 Broadway hit with book by Broadway masters George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.  The success of the play was followed by the film version (1930), which launched the brothers into film stardom, never again appearing on Broadway. The Marx Brothers are commonly thought to be among the greatest and most influential comedians of the 20th century. (more...)

An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New HopeAn Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

THE NERD is Next at Bucks County PlayhouseTHE NERD is Next at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler recently announced details on the cast and creative team of "The Nerd," Larry Shue's outrageously funny comedy, which will run at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) from June 23 through July 15. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 SeasonTHE 39 STEPS, VIOLET and More Set for Actors Co-op's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Actors Co-Op (Ovation Winner 2014 Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theatre) has announced its 26th Season of shows! Opening with Patrick Barlow's great piece of theatrical fun, based on the mystery thriller revised as a farce THE 39 STEPS; followed by the beloved Kaufman and Hart comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. In 2018 we will take A WALK IN THE WOODS by Lee Blessing; followed by Robert Bolts' 'must see' historical drama A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS; the 2017 - 2018 Season closes with the multi-award winning powerhouse musical VIOLET, book and lyrics Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREETCarolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County PlayhouseCast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast RepAN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lessons Amid Laughter! First Look at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at A.D. PlayersPhoto Flash: Lessons Amid Laughter! First Look at YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at A.D. Players
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman runs May 5 - 28, with previews May 3 & 4 at A.D. Players in Houston. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadhurst Theatre Gets 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 BelowBroadhurst Theatre Gets 100th Birthday Bash at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be throwing a centennial birthday bash for the Broadhurst Theatre on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Announces 2017-18 SeasonMainStage Irving-Las Colinas Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas unveiled three plays, two musicals and a special collaboration that will be produced as part of the 2017-18 season to a packed house of volunteers, subscribers, and supporters on Saturday night, April 15 at the Irving Arts Center. The new season features Sister Act: The Musical, The Gazebo, Witness for the Prosecution, The Full Monty: The Musical and George Washington Slept Here. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Houston (more...)

BWW Review: FAITHFUL CHEATERS at Trinity Repertory CompanyBWW Review: FAITHFUL CHEATERS at Trinity Repertory Company
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 27, 2017

FAITHFUL CHEATERS is a zany, fast-paced, did I say zany already,well-acted farce. Zany. (more...)

A.D. Players to Perform Comedy Classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUA.D. Players to Perform Comedy Classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, sets the stage for 'You Can't Take It With You' at the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater (George Theater). Originally performed in 1936 on Broadway, the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, will run May 5 - 28. (more...)

John Dewey to Reprise Title Role in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BCP and Kimmel Center; Cast Complete!John Dewey to Reprise Title Role in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BCP and Kimmel Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at KarmaBWW Review: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Karma
by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2017

During the late 1920s and into the 1940s, the United States went through the great depression. Unemployment in the U. S. rose to 25%. These were drab times and, as is the case, since the arts represent the era from which they come, the theatre of that time period represented two extremes: heavy drama reflecting the negative mood of the nation and escapism to make people feel better by hiding from their angst-filled reality. (more...)

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