Joe Orton News

Birth Place: Leicester, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseHal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary SeasonA LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the second part of its 50th anniversary season which goes on sale on 22 May with priority booking for Friends of The Watermill opening on 15 May. (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT to Open this Summer50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton's LOOT to Open this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

???????From the producers of the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band comes another darkly comic masterpiece: Joe Orton's classic farce LOOT, voted Best Play of the Year in the Evening Standard Awards. (more...)

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 SeasonStage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Georgia Repertory Theatre Announces Summer Theatre FestivalGeorgia Repertory Theatre Announces Summer Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Paul Pierce and Larry Dooley run the two busiest theatre companies in Columbus  - the Springer Opera House and CSU Department of Theatre.  Together, they mount 35 productions and nearly 500 performances every year. (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna PlayhouseGregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE Exhibition Tells Story of Contemporary Memorial at the CurveWE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE HERE Exhibition Tells Story of Contemporary Memorial at the Curve
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Curve tells the story of the contemporary memorial We're here because we're here, with an exhibition presented by 14 - 18 NOW and the National Theatre, until Sat 6 May. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in GermanySundance Institute to Highlight New Work by Syrian Playwrights in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Six Europe-based Syrian playwrights will create new work in Arabic as part of Sundance Institute's Playwrights Residency in Berlin and Neuklostersee, continuing the Theatre Program's mission-driven tradition of nurturing and amplifying emerging and established playwrights at the cutting edge of their craft, and furthers their support of work from the Middle East and North Africa. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild projectWHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Curve Seeks Submissions for Cameron Mackintosh Resident ComposerCurve Seeks Submissions for Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Curve has announced it is now seeking a musical theatre composer for the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme placement, which will be based in Leicester from October 2017 for a six month period. (more...)

Park Theatre's Autumn / Winter 2017 Season AnnouncedPark Theatre's Autumn / Winter 2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Details of Park Theatre's 10th season for Autumn/Winter 2017 have been announced by Artistic Director Jez Bond. Featuring six world premieres, a very special one man show and a London premiere, the new season includes a plethora of new writing and acclaimed revivals across both spaces in the venue's fifth year. (more...)

JOE ORTON'S ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Opens at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble on 5/4JOE ORTON'S ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Opens at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Joe Orton's dark comedy Entertaining Mr. Sloane will begin performances May 4th and will run for 13 performances only through May 14 at The Wild Project  in NYC.    (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-BroadwayDolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLEAurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Curve Adapting Roald Dahl's GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE for the StageCurve Adapting Roald Dahl's GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE for the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve is delighted to announce a new Made At Curve co-production of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine for Christmas 2017.  (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Curve's Production Of Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAWFull Cast Announced For Curve's Production Of Joe Orton's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

???????Curve announces full casting for Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and presented to mark 50 years since the iconic Leicester playwright's death. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 SeasonThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces Its 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces its 2017 lineup after completing an immensely successful 2016 season that was repeatedly featured in "Top Ten Productions of 2016" listings, such as The Star-Ledger, The Wall Street Journal, and NJ Arts. The 2017 season promises to be a thrilling one, featuring beloved classics, as well as an epic new work. The Theatre is especially proud to be the first theatre in the Northeast to present Shakespeare in Love by Lee Hall, the new play based on the Academy Award-winning film by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard with music by Paddy Cunneen. The new stage adaptation is one of five plays to appear on STNJ's Main Stage in 2017 and will be accompanied with works by Moliere, Shakespeare and Joe Orton.  (more...)

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