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Raven Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS in 2016Raven Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Michael Menendian, co-founding Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced that Raven has been granted rights to mount the only new production of Horton Foote's The Old Friends since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by the Signature Theatre Company in New York. Raven Theatre's production will run January 27 to March 26, 2016, under Menendian's direction. (more...)

Primary Stages' 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dan O'Brien & Ike HolterPrimary Stages' 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dan O'Brien & Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Primary Stages announces initial lineup for its 31st Season (2015/16) to be performed at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three premieres: (more...)

Ito Aghayere, LisaGay Hamilton & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAINIto Aghayere, LisaGay Hamilton & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Presents SummerStage Program 2015Theatrical Outfit Presents SummerStage Program 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

The SummerStage program of the professional company, Theatrical Outfit, is a month-long performance-based program designed for kids ages 10 to 14 (or 5th to 9th grade) who are serious about theatre but also looking for a healthy dose of summer fun! The program concludes with a fully-realized, professional musical theatre production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Horton Foote's Daughter Hallie Foote Visits Raven TheatrePhoto Flash: Horton Foote's Daughter Hallie Foote Visits Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Hallie Foote, actress and daughter of the late playwright Horton Foote, visited the Raven Theatre on Tuesday, January 13 to observe a rehearsal of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate and again on the 14th for a public interview to discuss her father's work. The January 14th interview was conducted by Goodman Theatre Resident Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. Scroll down for photos from Foote's visit! (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny FullerManhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny Fuller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Composer-Lyricist-Bookwriter Mary Liz McNamara is currently working on Body and Soul based on the 2009 documentary by filmmaker Alice Elliott. Excerpts from Body and Soul were seen at New York Theater Barn in October 2014. Awards: 2013 Bistro Award for Songwriting, 2011 BMI Foundation Harrington Award for creative achievement in musical theater, two MAC awards and six ASCAP PLUS awards. Mary Liz is a frequent NYC performer, and her songs are performed by cabaret and musical theater artists across the country. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop (as a composer/lyricist and a librettist), and about a million other performing arts unions and organizations. Her song 'Bacon' was used in an episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department to Present THE LIQUID PLAIN, 1/31-2/8UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department to Present THE LIQUID PLAIN, 1/31-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Drama Department will present Naomi Wallace's play THE LIQUID PLAIN from January 31 through February 8. The production is commissioned through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and is the winner of the 2012 Horton Foote Prize for "Promising New American Play". Jaye Austin Williams, current Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellow, will guest direct. UCI Drama's production will be the second production of Wallace's play, as well as the California premier. (more...)

Queen Latifah Stars as 'Bessie Smith' for HBO Films This SpringQueen Latifah Stars as 'Bessie Smith' for HBO Films This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Oscar nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ('Pariah') from a screenplay by Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues,' one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

Hallie Foote to Speak About Father's Legacy, DIVIDING THE ESTATE and More at the Raven, 1/14Hallie Foote to Speak About Father's Legacy, DIVIDING THE ESTATE and More at the Raven, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Hallie Foote, an actress best known for playing some of her father's most memorable characters both on and off Broadway and in feature films, will visit Raven Theatre on Wednesday, January 14, to discuss the legacy of her father, the playwright Horton Foote, author of Raven's upcoming Chicago premiere of Dividing the Estate, as well as The Trip to Bountiful, The Young Man from Atlanta and the Academy Award-winning screenplays for Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1Theatrical Outfit to Stage Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, 2/14-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Theatrical Outfit continues its "Season of Compassion" with the awe-inspiring regional premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, which reveals the astonishing personal and professional discoveries awaiting real-life female American astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921). (more...)

Hallie Foote to Appear at Raven Theatre in JanuaryHallie Foote to Appear at Raven Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Hallie Foote, an actress best known for playing some of her father's most memorable characters both on and off Broadway and in feature films, will visit Raven Theatre on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for a public event entitled 'A Conversation with Hallie Foote about Horton Foote.' Horton Foote, who died in 2009, was the author of nearly 100 plays, teleplays and screenplays, including The Trip to Bountiful, Tender Mercies and To Kill a Mockingbird. Hallie Foote's roles in her father's plays have included award-winning turns in The Trip to Bountiful and The Roads to Home and a Tony Award nomination for Dividing the Estate. She was a producer of both the 2013 Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson and the television version of the same. While in Chicago, Ms. Foote will attend a rehearsal and consult on Raven's upcoming production of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. (more...)

Tom Key to Bring C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE to Lamb's, 1/9-18Tom Key to Bring C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE to Lamb's, 1/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Lamb's presents Tom Key in his acclaimed one-man show C.S. Lewis On Stage in Coronado from January 9th - January 18th. Tom has performed the show across North America including residencies at Harvard and Yale Universities as well as Oxford University. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Betty Buckley Sing 'Body and Soul' from GHOSTLIGHT!BWW TV: Watch Betty Buckley Sing 'Body and Soul' from GHOSTLIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2014

Betty Buckley will perform concert in LA at the Wallis Annenberg Theater in Beverly Hills, featuring music from her new album GHOSTLIGHT, produced by T Bone Burnett. The concert is set for January 24. Below, check out a special clip of Buckley performing 'Body and Soul' from the album at Joe's Pub! (more...)

Hartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit TheatreHartford Stage's Maxwell Williams Appointed Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Board of Governors of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre announced the hiring of Maxwell Williams, Associate Artistic Director of the highly regarded Hartford Stage in Connecticut, as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Williams has been a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for several years, serving as Associate Artistic Director for the past three seasons. Hartford Stage seasons regularly include world premieres of plays and musicals by established and emerging writers, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful and the recent Broadway hit, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER TonightSchimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to host the return engagement of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet'sproduction of the perennial holiday classic The Nutcracker. Due to the success of the production's debut last season at Schimmel Center, this year's production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running tonight, December 11-21. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in BostonTHE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Breaks Box Office Record in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The star-studded production of Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, starring Cicely Tyson in her legendary, Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated performance, Tony Award-nominee Vanessa Williams, and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, broke box office and attendance records at Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre with a gross of $1,045,893 for its engagement. The production was seen by 15,294 audience members, also a record for the venue. Additional touring cities are currently under discussion. (more...)

Betty Buckley Coming to The Walls & Annenberg in January; Sets Los Angeles WorkshopBetty Buckley Coming to The Walls & Annenberg in January; Sets Los Angeles Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Legendary Broadway star, actress/singer Betty Buckley will be performing the songs from her recently released album GHOSTLIGHT, produced by 13 time GRAMMY Award Winner T Bone Burnett in a concert featuring a six piece band at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles on January 24, 2015. Buckley will also be performing on January 17th at the Annenberg in Palm Springs with pianist Christian Jacob. (more...)

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