Horton Foote News

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Stage THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, 8/21-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Theatrical Outfit begins its Season of Compassion with the dramatic comedy The Savannah Disputation, written by Georgia-born playwright Evan Smith and, he says, inspired by today's politics and his Savannah grandmother. The show will run August 21 - September 7, 2014. The show will feature Alex Bond, Lane Carlock, Shannon Eubanks and Mark Kincaid. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta, and the home of stories that stir the soul. (more...)

Hartford Stage Sets Cast, Creatives for East Coast Premiere of ETHER DOME, 9/11-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

In 1846, the history of the world was forever changed by a dentist from Hartford, and now Hartford Stage will launch its 2014-15 Season with that remarkable and electrifying story: Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle). (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Betty Buckley Working with T Bone Burnett on New Album GHOSTLIGHT; Release Set for this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Betty Buckley's new album Ghostlight re-unites her with longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett on the September 16 release by Palmetto Records. When Buckley and Burnett were both 19 years old, living in Fort Worth, TX, they began making music together. Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. Burnett's highly sought after involvement in music, film, TV and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. These two friends and talents created an atmosphere that takes us to another time and place. (more...)

PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's 17 Emmy Award Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Driven by The Trip to Bountiful, Bonnie & Clyde, Flowers in the Attic, Project Runway, Return to Zero, Anna Nicole, House of Versace and Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Lifetime this morning set a new network record of 17 Emmy® Award nominations (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Will Eno's GNIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Gnit by Will Eno. A bold adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic Peer Gynt, Gnit enjoyed its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2013, as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. (more...)

APPLAUSE's Penny Fuller Set for Q&A at Spiral Theater Studio, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In Celebrating Penny Fuller's stellar career, she will be sharing the stage with Richard Skipper recounting a 50+ year career in theater, television, film and in cabaret. She will be telling these stories to Richard Skipper of 'Richard Skipper Celebrates!' who interviews celebrities by blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Philadelphia's A COFFIN IN EGYPT -- Von Stade is Wonderful, But It's Otherwise Mummified
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2014

Von Stade out of retirement is cause for celebration, but there's no other purpose to the vehicle for it (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Sets 2015 Season: THERESE RAQUIN, LUCIO SILLA & A COFFIN IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Chicago Opera Theater's General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced plans for the company's 41st season, featuring classic and contemporary operas replete with intense drama and marvelous music. Tobias Picker's 'Therese Raquin,' Ricky Ian Gordon's 'A Coffin in Egypt' and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Lucio Silla' will all be staged at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Street. (more...)

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below! (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Catastrophic Theatre's MIDDLETOWN is Darkly Comic and Philosophical
by David Clarke - May 25, 2014

Will Eno, who is currently enjoying his Broadway debut with THE REALISTIC JONESES at the Lyceum Theatre, won the 2010 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play with his darkly comedic musings on the lives we lead between birth and death in his play MIDDLETOWN. With a solid Regional Premiere, The Catastrophic Theatre is gifting Houston audiences with a chance to experience the wry, philosophic work that celebrates the mundane. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

“Alley Theatre @ UH” Announces 2014-15 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote in the southwestern premiere of Horton Foote's wonderfully entertaining The Old Friends, directed byMichael Wilson. Alley Resident Actors Jay Sullivan, James Black, and Jeffrey Bean, and returning artist Jeremy Webb lead the cast of Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, a production that will include the iconic designs by Edward Gorey, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Boyd. Boyd also directsShakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like It featuring Alley Resident Actors Elizabeth Bunch, Chris Hutchison and Todd Waite. Resident Actor James Black and Josie de Guzman lead the cast in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by renowned playwright Theresa Rebeck. The Southwestern debut of Britain's innovative and exciting theatre company Kneehigh follows, with an inventive and imaginative production of Tristan & Yseult, based on the Arthurian romance. Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean returns to a favorite role in the riotous tour de force The Foreigner. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME Delays Run at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Due to a shift in planning, the producers of 'Heartbeat of Home' have delayed their 2014-2015 national tour dates including the previously announced engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, December 9, 2014, through January 18, 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

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