Glenn Close News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1947 (70)
Birth Place: Greenwich, CT, USA
Gender: Female
College Announces Margaret H. Hill Visiting Artist in Residence, Spring Theatre ProductionCollege Announces Margaret H. Hill Visiting Artist in Residence, Spring Theatre Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Saint Mary's College Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre is proud to welcome writer, comedian, and actress Casey Whitaker to campus as this year's Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence. Whitaker is a member of Second City improvisational troupe, who spent a week on campus in March 2015 as part of the Margaret M. Hill Endowed Visiting Artist series. Whitaker is directing Saint Mary's theatre students in the spring production, a play titled Lucky, Liar, Loser, which she wrote herself. The play will run April 27-30 in Little Theatre. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This JuneDavis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anastasia Barzee of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORKBWW Interview: Anastasia Barzee of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 24, 2017

What do you do when rents rise astronomically? (more...)

THE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa CityTHE NNPN Rolling World Premiere of RELATIVITY Rolls Through Iowa City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the initial success of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Relativity by Mark St. Germain as Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA,) presents its RWP production through April 30. (more...)

Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners!Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

VIDEO: The Battle of Fundraising? Glenn Close and SUNSET BOULEVARD Crash HAMILTONVIDEO: The Battle of Fundraising? Glenn Close and SUNSET BOULEVARD Crash HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

There's a battle happening, and this time it's not in Yorktown. The competition part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Easter Bonnet Competition fundraising reached a new level last night between the casts of Sunset Boulevard and Hamilton as seen in the video below.  (more...)

BCT's SPRING SING features Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and More 4/24BCT's SPRING SING features Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and More 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Award winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will sing Broadway melodies to support musical theatre scholarships at the 3rd annual Brooklyn Children's Theatre's SPRING SING on Monday, April 24, 2017. Kristen, an Oscar and Grammy winner, co-wrote Broadway's first a capella show, In Transit. Bobby, co-creator of Book of Mornon and Avenue Q, is the youngest ever person to win an EGOT - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. The pair are currently adapting their hit film Frozen for Broadway release in Spring, 2018. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League AwardsAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Despite Andy Karl's weekend injury, GROUNDHOG DAY officially starts the clock on Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic RoleBWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer SeasonGraham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

'MERRILY' Documentary to Launch The Actors Fund's New Series at Jacob Burns Film Center'MERRILY' Documentary to Launch The Actors Fund's New Series at Jacob Burns Film Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today a partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) on a new ongoing film series, 'Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film.' The series will focus on the stories, work, and lives of people in the performing arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet of Opening Night of CAROUSEL at London ColiseumPhoto Flash: On the Red Carpet of Opening Night of CAROUSEL at London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel officially opened at the London Coliseum last night, 11 April 2017, and will continue its strictly limited five week run to 13 May 2017. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL, London ColiseumBWW Review: CAROUSEL, London Coliseum
by Nicky Sweetland - Apr 12, 2017

The English National Opera (ENO) have been criticised in recent years for their staging of musicals. The last two years have seen the company-whose home is the London Coliseum-score huge success with their adaptations of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard (which starred Hollywood icon Glen Close) and in a recent interview with The Stage, Producer Michael Linnit claimed the ENO 'would not survive' were it not for the revenue generated by putting on more commercial musicals in the venue. (more...)

Official: SPAMILTON to Bring Satire to the Douglas in West Coast DebutOfficial: SPAMILTON to Bring Satire to the Douglas in West Coast Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Just announced by the New York City production and now confirmed by Center Theatre Group, CTG will produce the West Coast premiere of the hit musical parody 'Spamilton' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

SPAMILTON Will Spoof in L.A. This Fall Before National Tour; Finds New NYC HomeSPAMILTON Will Spoof in L.A. This Fall Before National Tour; Finds New NYC Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Following a run of nine months packing audiences in at The Triad on W. 72nd St., Spamilton, the comedic musical take on all things Hamilton and Broadway, announced its move to 47th Street Theatre/The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater with performances beginning June 2nd, 2017. The show's move to Off Broadway puts it just a stone's throw from the theater housing its inspiration and main punchline. The show is set for an open engagement. (more...)

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