Joe Orton News

Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre to Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, May 6-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey. (more...)

Tim McArthur: Directing ORTON
by Guest Blogger: Tim McArthur - Apr 05, 2014

Directing a new piece of theatre is always an exciting challenge, whether it be a new play, a new comedy or even a new musical. In my experience as a director, supporting and nurturing the writers is always the most interesting and sometimes the most demanding part of the process. (more...)

Alfred Molina Joins Cast of El Rey Network's MATADOR
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

El Rey Network announced today that Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider Man 2) has been cast as Andres Galan in the network's upcoming scripted original set to premiere July 2014. (more...)

Above The Stag to Present New Musical ORTON, April 2-May 4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Above The Stag presents: a new musical based on the lives of gay playwright Joe Orton and his lover (and murderer) Kenneth Halliwell. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, ROMEO & JULIET and More Set for TAM's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The British are coming to Monmouth for Theater at Monmouth's 45th season. The British Invasion, running from June 28 through September 28, 2014, features a line-up of plays from England's greatest playwrights. (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Joan Rivers Visits Cast of Red Bull Theater's LOOT
by Walter McBride - Feb 03, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Bergerdirects a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy),Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Joan Rivers just visited the show and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Red Bull Theatre's LOOT
by Linda Lenzi - Jan 17, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening was lst night, January 16th, at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street), and you can check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

A TUNA CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Jack Utrata and Tom Ollis will portray more than 20 characters in 'A Tuna Christmas', running today, December 4-22, 2013, presented by the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre at the Gilweit Theatre. (more...)

A TUNA CHRISTMAS to Open 12/4 at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Jack Utrata and Tom Ollis will portray more than 20 characters in 'A Tuna Christmas', running December 4-22, 2013, presented by the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre at the Gilweit Theatre. (more...)

FIST IN MOUTH to Begin 12/10 at the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Cherry Lane Theatre, under the direction of Angelina Fiodellisi, presents the world premiere of Fist In Mouth, a new play written and directed by Dan Hasse. (more...)

Rebecca Brooksher, Eric Martin Brown & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's LOOT; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Red Bull Theater presents the first-ever Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot will have scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. (more...)

SHOW BOAT, HERO, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and More Highlight Asolo Rep's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Michael Donald Edwards, Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director, and Greg Leaming, Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director and Director of The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, today announced their selections for the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, 11/8-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's edgy and earnest A BRIGHT NEW BOISE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this comedy about faith, family, forgiveness, and second chances, featuring Robert Parsons, Patrick Russell, Gwen Loeb, Megan Trout, and Daniel Petzold. A BRIGHT NEW BOISE playsNovember 8 through December 8 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Sarasota Culture Collective to Open New Season at Sarasota Opera House, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

The Sarasota Culture Collective (SCC) will kick off its new season with a special event at the Sarasota Opera House on Saturday, October 19, 7 - 9 p.m. The cocktail reception will include an open bar, light bites, and performances by the Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet. Mix and mingle with other young arts lovers, groove to the tunes of DJ Solo, and learn about the cultural offerings in Sarasota. The event is free for SCC Members and $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at https://sarasotaculturecollective.eventbrite.com/. (more...)

Lindsay Harris Friel's TRAVELING LIGHT Set for Philly Fringe, 9/6-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

London's "Summer of Love" comes to Center City in the Philly Fringe with the Philadelphia premiere of 'Traveling Light' by Philadelphia playwright Lindsay Harris Friel. The play is directed by Liam Castellan and produced by Liam's Sofa Cushion Fortress in The Skybox at The Adrienne Theater, September 6-14, 2013. Tickets are $20 ($10 preview tickets available for the 9/6 performance) and can be purchased at the door or through the FringeArts Box Office atwww.fringearts.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HotCity Theatre's Moody Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
by Chris Gibson - Sep 13, 2013

Playwright Joe Orton's writing career was brief, ending abruptly when he was bludgeoned to death in 1967. In a very short span he wrote a handful of plays that are still being performed to this day, and one wonders what he would have created if he'd lived longer. You can catch one of his early plays at HotCity Theatre as they are currently presenting his darkly cynical work ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE. A fine cast does a splendid job of bringing these peculiar characters to life. (more...)

LOOT & THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Set for Red Bull Theater's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) will present their Tenth Anniversary Season at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theater, including Off Broadway revivals of modern classics by the iconoclastic Joe Orton and Charles Ludlam - writing in the tradition of Marlowe and Aristophanes - alongside Revelation Readings of Jacobean gems such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Roaring Girl, and of rarities like the American Premiere of Nabokov's Tragedy of Mr. Morn, Brecht & Weill's musical Happy End, and Thornton Wilder's Alcestiad, offering something for every lover of classic theater to relish. (more...)

Lindsay Harris Friel's TRAVELING LIGHT Set for Philly Fringe, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

London's 'Summer of Love' comes to Center City in the Philly Fringe with the Philadelphia premiere of 'Traveling Light' by Philadelphia playwright Lindsay Harris Friel. The play is directed by Liam Castellan and produced by Liam's Sofa Cushion Fortress in The Skybox at The Adrienne Theater, tonight, September 6-14, 2013. (more...)

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