Joe Orton News

Birth Place: Leicester, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Curve Announces New Production Of WHAT THE BUTLER SAWCurve Announces New Production Of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Curve is proud to announce an all new Made at Curve production of Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and staged during the commemorations to mark 50 years since the iconic Leicester playwright's death. (more...)

Review Roundup: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mike Bartlett's new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer, featuring Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and Amy Ryan. Love, Love, Love opened officially last night, October 19, 2016, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to DirectBREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONESBURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILDJeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 9/04/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 9/04/2016
by BWW - Sep 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/04/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAWWestport Country Playhouse Extends WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of 'What the Butler Saw,' an extra performance has been added on Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

'What the Butler Saw,' a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 10. Director is John Tillinger, who helmed a recent, critically acclaimed production of the show in Los Angeles, as well as earlier productions in London and New York. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country PlayhouseComedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/21/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/14/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country PlayhouseComedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Starts This Month at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

"What the Butler Saw," a shameless comedy by Joe Orton, offering a little blackmail and a lot of sexual innuendo, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, August 23 - September 10.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Connecticut Humanities GrantWestport Country Playhouse Receives Connecticut Humanities Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

A grant of $20,000 has been awarded to Westport Country Playhouse by Connecticut Humanities to support a series of community events surrounding the Playhouse's current production of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's topical thriller, 'The Invisible Hand.' The programs are free-of-charge, open to the public, and continue through August 8. (more...)

BWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the OvertimeBWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the Overtime
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Fans of Monty Python will have a great time at the Overtime Theatre's production of 'Black: A Comedy of Bubonic Proportions' - a production which marks a promising debut for Morgan Clyde, who wrote the play as a first-time playwright, and Sarah Goodwin as a first-time director. (more...)

ONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater CompanyONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

True to its LA Weekly-given moniker as "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays," Echo Theater Company's next offering is a cringe-worthy black comedy about sexual politics in the workplace that will leave audiences howling with laughter in spite of their better selves. Echo artistic director Chris Fields directs the world premiere of One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson for a July 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit atgtickets.com (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West EndJesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 3, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets: 0844 871 7632, atgtickets.com (more...)

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