George S. Kaufman News

Date Of Birth:
November 16, 1889
Date Of Death:
June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
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George S. Kaufman News

Date Of Birth:
November 16, 1889
Date Of Death:
June 02, 1961 (71)
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender:
Male
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...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Apr 13, 2015

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men opened on Saturday night at the White Theatre inside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Bill Christie directs one of the finest productions of the tragic play produced in the Kansas City area. John Steinbeck's books and plays, though classics, are not for everyone, but the production at the White Theatre is of such a high quality it should not be missed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good FunBWW Reviews: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Is Rollicking Good Fun
by Herbert Paine - Apr 11, 2015

Hale Center Theatre's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is rollicking good fun featuring knock-your socks-off performances by Hector Coris and Bryan Stewart, backed by a solid cast character actors. (more...)

Retro Productions' THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN to Open in MayRetro Productions' THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN to Open in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hunter Foster Talks NATIONAL PASTIME at Bucks County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Hunter Foster Talks NATIONAL PASTIME at Bucks County Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - Mar 31, 2015

The 2015 season at Bucks County Playhouse is opening with the musical comedy NATIONAL PASTIME. This show is about the American dream, baseball and a show with a lot of heart. I had a chance to speak with Hunter Foster who is directing this musical and who will also direct BCP's next production, COMPANY. I spoke with Foster about NATIONAL PASTIME and what audiences can expect, as well as his returning to Bucks County Playhouse for a third year in row. (more...)

APAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGAPAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), will be presenting Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The musical will be choreographed by Misha Shields, musical directed by Ming Aldrich-Gan and directed by APAC's Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The musical begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 23, 2015. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

FUNNYMAN World Premiere, MOTHERS AND SONS, 'DISCORD' and More Set for Northlight's 2015-16 SeasonFUNNYMAN World Premiere, MOTHERS AND SONS, 'DISCORD' and More Set for Northlight's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 41st Season. (more...)

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