George S. Kaufman News

 

George S. Kaufman News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1889
Date of Death: June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Christian Campbell Joins Cast of Mint Theater's Revival of THE NEW MORALITYChristian Campbell Joins Cast of Mint Theater's Revival of THE NEW MORALITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

In honor of the centenary of Harold Chapin's heroic death on the battlefield in 1915, Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) is proud to present The New Morality, beginning performances August 22nd - one day earlier than previously announced. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 SeasonMARY POPPINS Added to Utah Shakes' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With so much to look forward to in 2016, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has secured the rights to Disney's beloved musical, Mary Poppins. Before a public announcement could be made a signed contract and confirmation had to be received which just happened late last week. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins TonightSharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a rare staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along from tonight, July 15, through July 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Jason Tam, Lauren Marcus, A.J. Shively and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Jason Tam, Lauren Marcus, A.J. Shively and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic DirectorJohn Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a rare staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along from July 15 through 19.   Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Looks Forward to 2016 SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Looks Forward to 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

The future is rising at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Taking shape on the campus of Southern Utah University is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which will house the Festival's new outdoor theatre, the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre; the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre; and much needed production, rehearsal and education space. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic MusicalsFLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 3, 2015

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on the historically-based musicals celebrating American figures in honor of July 4! (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins Next MonthSharon Playhouse's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Starring Jason Tam & More, Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents a rare staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along from July 15 through 19.  (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & MoreInDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  THE ROYAL FAMILY at STNJ is a Real HitBWW Reviews: THE ROYAL FAMILY at STNJ is a Real Hit
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2015

See 'The Royal Family' now through June 21st at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie Monte, the show is sure to please metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

Summer Stages: New Jersey Summer EntertainmentSummer Stages: New Jersey Summer Entertainment
by Marina Kennedy - May 31, 2015

Take a look at New Jersey's 'Summer Stages' for great entertainment in the Garden State. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE ROYAL FAMILYPhoto Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances began this week on May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Retro Productions' THE BUTTER AND EGG MANPhoto Flash: First Look at Retro Productions' THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Retro Productions is celebrating their 10th anniversary with, The Butter and Egg Man by George S. Kaufman. Perhaps one of Kaufman's lesser known works, The Butter and Egg Man is a wonderful comedy about producing theater and was one of Kaufman's biggest Broadway successes when it opened at the Longacre Theatre in 1925. The production is directed by Ricardo Rust, who co-produced Retro Productions, An Appeal to the Woman of the House which was nominated for 3 New York Innovative Theater Awards and won an award for Heather E. Cunningham for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson TheatreBWW Review: THE STILL ALARM and BLACK COMEDY Share the Stage at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 10, 2015

Farce is a very difficult type of comedy to do well. It takes the ability of actors to present real characters in outrageously unreal situations so that we care about what happens to them. Just using over-the-top mannerisms and loud vocalizations does not accomplish this, and what you wind up seeing onstage are caricatures rather than real people who just get caught in outrageous situations beyond their control. Such is the case with the two one acts now being presented at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre, The Still Alarm by George S. Kaufman and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILYThe Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Retro Productions to Participate in Inaugural Red Nose Day, 5/20-21Retro Productions to Participate in Inaugural Red Nose Day, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Retro Productions is celebrating North America's first Red Nose Day at their performances on May 20th & 21st. Red Nose Day was started by Comic Relief UK in 1988 and is now held every two years with the goal of raising funds for children and young people living in poverty. The US will celebrate its first Red Nose Day on May 21st. Retro Productions will be passing the hat after their performances of The Butter and Egg Man on May 20th & 21st and they'll also encourage their audience members and supporters to purchase red noses and tweet photos. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

AFTER MISS JULIE, ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN, D.O.A. and More Set for Strawdog's 2015-16 SeasonAFTER MISS JULIE, ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN, D.O.A. and More Set for Strawdog's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce their 2015 - 2016 season, "The Tipping Point." (more...)

Jason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 SeasonJason Tam, Ed Dixon, Lee Harrington & More Set for Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting and creative teams for its 2015 Season with the musicals My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, and Little Shop of Horrors on the Mainstage; Ed Dixon's new play Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose and True Love on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

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