Ira Levin News

 

Ira Levin News

Date of Birth: August 27, 1929
Date of Death: November 12, 2007 (78)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Community Players's 95th Season to Feature GREASE, DEATHTRAP & MoreCommunity Players's 95th Season to Feature GREASE, DEATHTRAP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Community Players, Rhode Island's oldest community theatre, proudly announce their 95th anniversary season of plays. Founded in 1921, The Community Players continue their dedication to producing engaging live productions by the community, for the community of Rhode Island. The Community Players have received multiple Motif Magazine Theatre Awards over the years, including 2014 Production of the Year and honors for acting, set and costume design and direction. The group's member performers, directors, producers, designers and audiences come from all walks of life, all united by a shared love of live theatre.  (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present DEATHTRAPCommunity Theatre of Little Rock to Present DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to begin its 60th Season with our Fall Drama 'Deathtrap' Ira Levin. Show dates are September 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players Sets 35th Anniversary SeasonSaint Sebastian Players Sets 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) are planning a 35th season featuring plays joined by a thread of illusion: a farcical black comedy, a provocative late Shakespeare work and a thriller edged with humor. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Scofflaw Playwriting, Standout Acting: ON CLOVER ROAD at Contemporary American Theater FestivalBWW Reviews: Scofflaw Playwriting, Standout Acting: ON CLOVER ROAD at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 16, 2015

The action, from the shadowy world of religious cults and deprogrammers, takes place in the ruins of a derelict motel, where distraught mother Kate (Tasha Lawrence) has been brought by Stine (Lee Sellars), a supposed specialist in reuniting abandoned parents with cult-brainwashed youngsters. Stine intends (so he says) to abduct Kate's daughter from the cult's commune and work with her here. The shockingly scuzzy room tells us immediately is that something is terribly wrong with Kate and Stine's scheme. So does a financial fact revealed in the early going. In the course of the play, we find out what that something and several other somethings are. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/15/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Harvey and Deathtrap - and producers are seeking cast members for a touring production of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/8/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 7/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 8, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Harvey and Deathtrap - and Nashville is seeking a few good babies to be featured in the ABC series' fourth season. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Alison Fraser, Debra Jo Rupp, Gregg Edelman & More to Lead Berkshire Theatre Group's DEATHTRAPAlison Fraser, Debra Jo Rupp, Gregg Edelman & More to Lead Berkshire Theatre Group's DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Tony Award-nominated comedy thriller Deathtrap, featuring Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp, and directed by BTG Alum, Aaron Mark. Opening Night is Friday, July 3 at 8pm. Preview performances begin on Wednesday, July 1 at 7pm and the production closes Saturday, July 25 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 2, 2015

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are in a really good mood. The infectious buoyancy of their new show at the Metropolitan Room, Shoulder Season (Don't ask me what the title means. Despite explanation, I haven't a clue.), will erase world news, ease arthritis, and make love seem possible again. Well, maybe not all that. Its warm, cheerful, sometimes exuberant musicality is nonetheless recommended for whatever ails you. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his his time in Spring Awakening. Read on below to find out what he had to say about the show that changed it all for him! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his current role is the hit Broadway-Bound musical- Hamilton. Read on below to find out what he had to say about playing King George III! Check out the full interview here! (more...)


by Jade Kops - Apr 23, 2015

Ira Levin's 1978 comedy thriller DEATHTRAP is bought to life by Darlinghurst Theatre Co and proves that the work is still captivating 37 years later. The mysterious play within a play has the audience guessing and gasping till the very end as the creation and the creators blur the lines between their reality and fiction. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan GroffBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and BostonGO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 10 (2-4PM) join us for a career Conversations with Jonathan Groff and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge', at NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway). (more...)

NextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & MoreNextStop Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: KISS ME, KATE; CITY OF ANGELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

More than ninety percent of the audience-members who attend NextStop Theatre Company productions in Herndon, Virginia come from within a 5 mile radius of the tucked-away theatre, housed in a "covert" warehouse location next to Washington's Dulles Airport. But the hidden theatre company continues to achieve the unusual: enticing DC's top artists to travel outside the beltway. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company's DEATHTRAP Opens 3/20Spreckels Theatre Company's DEATHTRAP Opens 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park presents 'Deathtrap,' the classic Broadway hit by Ira Levin. (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAPDarlinghurst Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Widely considered one of the best stage thrillers of all time, Deathtrap is a clever cat-and-mouse play that will have Sydney audiences on the edge of their seats. Broadway's longest running comedy-thriller is at Eternity Playhouse from 10 April to 10 May. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater to Present DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22Great Lakes Theater to Present DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2015-16 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial "M" for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, February 27 - March 22, 2015. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. Dial "M" for Murder is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

Hanna Theatre Presents DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22Hanna Theatre Presents DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER, 2/27-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2015-16 season with Frederick Knott's murder mystery masterpiece, Dial "M" for Murder. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, February 27 - March 22, 2015. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. Dial "M" for Murder is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

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