Horton Foote News

Date of Birth: March 14, 1916 (99)
Birth Place: Wharton, TX, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Company of Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hard to capture photo coverage of the whole day! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the PressFREEZE FRAME: Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage, present The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse) and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars…, Lost Girls). The Body of an American will feature Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ("Boardwalk Empire," Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The company just met the press and you can check out a sneak peek from the special day below. Check abck later for complete coverage! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest WorkshopsKelli O'Hara, Alexander Dinelaris, Judy Gold, Josh Harmon and More Set for ESPAFest Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) just announced a week-long celebration of exciting collaborations and networking opportunities with artists including Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King & I, Bridges of Madison County), Emmy Award-winning actor and comedienne Judy Gold (HBO, Comedy Central, Clinton the Musical, 25 Questions..., The Judy Show), playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), Academy Award-winning writer Alexander Dinelaris (Co-writer, Birdman, Broadway's On Your Feet; Co-producer, The Revenant), and writer Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning, 'The Big C', 'Arthur'). (more...)

Theatrical Outfit's MOXIE Extended Due to Popular Demand, Now Through Feb. 28Theatrical Outfit's MOXIE Extended Due to Popular Demand, Now Through Feb. 28
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

The world premiere of MOXIE, winner of Alliance Theatre Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and Inverness Prize for Playwriting, has been extended due to popular demand. The production will run from now through February 28th at The Balzer Theater at Herren's (downtown Atlanta). (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley to Perform at Ocean State Theatre in AprilTony Winner Betty Buckley to Perform at Ocean State Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Television, film, concert and Tony Award-winning actress, Betty Buckley, will be appearing in concert at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick for one show only on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Cast & Crew Set for Tympanic Theatre's BLUEBERRY TOAST, Opening Next MonthCast & Crew Set for Tympanic Theatre's BLUEBERRY TOAST, Opening Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Following its critically acclaimed eighth season, Tympanic is excited to begin its ninth season with the dark comedy, BLUEBERRY TOAST, a play by Mary Laws (MFA, Yale School of Drama, AMC's Preacher), directed by artistic associate Michael Carnow. (more...)

Talkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERSTalkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Signature Theatre has just announced Supplemental Programming for the upcoming productions of OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS. Scroll down for information about talkbacks, book club and more! (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICANMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in Primary Stages' THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, presents The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). Featuring Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty ('Boardwalk Empire,' Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street), the limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A NationVIDEO: THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, Dan O'Brien's Ghost Story of a War Photo That Outraged A Nation
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

Dan O'Brien's drama was inspired by a horrific incident captured by photojournalist Paul Watson. (more...)

Rainn Wilson to Star in Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Geffen Playhouse, TonightRainn Wilson to Star in Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) at Geffen Playhouse, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces a premiere theatrical event for Los Angeles - ten years in the making. Will Eno's lauded play was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and has been translated into more than fifteen languages, with more than 100 productions mounted worldwide. (more...)

LCT's Paige Evans Named Signature Theatre's New Artistic DirectorLCT's Paige Evans Named Signature Theatre's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Signature Theatre's Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Paige Evans as Artistic Director beginning July 1, 2016. She succeeds Founding Artistic Director James Houghton, who will step down at the end of June. Ms. Evans comes to Signature Theatre from Lincoln Center Theater, where she has served as Artistic Director of LCT3 since its inception in 2008.  (more...)

Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF Wins Inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting PrizeNgozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF Wins Inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Center Theatre Group and Humanitas announce that Ngozi Anyanwu has won first place for the inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, with Dan O'Brien in second place and Louisa Hill in third place. The prize is awarded annually to the best new unproduced play written by a Southern California-based writer. The winning plays will be developed with CTG's literary staff, led by CTG's Director of New Play Development Pier Carlo Talenti, and will be presented in staged readings at Humanitas Play Fest, Celebrating Southern California Playwrights, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from February 12-14. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present MIDDLETOWNLos Altos Stage Company to Present MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company is thrilled to announce the Bay Area Premiere of Will Eno's whimsical and poetic tale, Middletown. Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play in 2010, Middletown opens on January 29 (preview performance on January 28) and runs through February 21 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary StagesMichael Cumpsty & Michael Crane to Star in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick in association with Hartford Stage, announces casting for The Body of an American, a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien (The Voyage of the Carcass, Soho Playhouse)and directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls). The limited engagement runs February 10 - March 20, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. The production will play Hartford Stage January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This WinterB Street Theatre to Stage THE REALISTIC JONESES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

By award winning playwright Will Eno, B Street enthusiastically presents THE REALISTIC JONESES as the first of four shows in our 2016 B3 Series season. THE REALISTIC JONESES will play January 9 - February 6, 2016. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY and NIGHT IS A ROOM to Play Final Performances This WeekSignature's INCIDENT AT VICHY and NIGHT IS A ROOM to Play Final Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The Signature Theatre productions of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, directed by Michael Wilson, and Naomi Wallace's Night is a Room, directed by Bill Rauch, will both play their final performances this Sunday, December 20 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The twice-extended Incident at Vichy was named to Time Magazine's Top 10 Plays/Musicals of the Year, while Night is a Room, also extended, was called an "audacious jaw-dropper" by The New York Times. (more...)

BWW Review: Forced RUTH AND THE SEA from Pacific Play Company Offers No ResolutionBWW Review: Forced RUTH AND THE SEA from Pacific Play Company Offers No Resolution
by Jay Irwin - Dec 12, 2015

In Horton Foote's beautiful play "A Trip to Bountiful" we care about the journey because we care about Carrie and the characters around her. Unfortunately in Morgan Ludlow's new play "Ruth and the Sea", currently playing at Annex Theatre from Pacific Play Company, we have few chances to get to know or like Ruth and her family as we mostly just end up seeing them be bitter and snarky to each other. That coupled with some forced dialog and exposition and clunky story structure, and what amounts is a journey that I wish I hadn't taken. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSESRaven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for A Loss of Roses, the infrequently produced drama by William Inge that premiered on Broadway in 1959 and launched the career of a young Warren Beatty. Raven's production will be the play's first professional staging in the Chicago area since early 1999. The Raven production will run on the company's West Stage from February 17 to April 2, 2016 under the direction of Raven Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS CastRaven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Raven's production will be the play's second since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by New York's Signature Theatre Company. That production was subsequently remounted in 2014 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The Raven production will run on the company's East Stage from January 27 to March 26, 2016 under Menendian's direction. (more...)

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