John Guare News

Date of Birth: February 05, 1938 (78)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Bernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert DahdahBernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert Dahdah
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The 1966 Caffe Cino production starred a teenage Bernadette Peters in her first major New York role. (more...)

Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The Off-Off Broadway pioneer directed young Bernadette Peters in two of her first New York starring roles. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/16- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

American Repertory Theater of WNY Selects New Performance SpaceAmerican Repertory Theater of WNY Selects New Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The American Repertory Theater of WNY, in association with the Sportsman Americana Music Foundation and Buffalo NY's Sportsman Tavern owner Dwane Hall, will be operating out of a new performance space located in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood on 330 Amherst Street (next to the Sportsman Tavern). The flexible black-box 50 seat performance space will retain much of American Repertory Theater of WNY's boutique theater intimacy reputation and, in addition to the remaining 2015-16 season and beyond, will serve as a forum for events including community educational programs, dramatic arts performances, music, film screenings and poetry. The 330 Amherst Street production space will see its first production as American Repertory Theater of WNY presents John Guare's pioneering work†The House of Blue Leaves†on March 10th and runs until April 10th.† (more...)

IF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in MarchIF/THEN National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik (Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of IF/THEN, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 - 27. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLINGEmmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced†complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in DallasJackie Burns, Tamyra Gray & Matthew Hydzik Join IF/THEN Tour Tomorrow in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Original Broadway Cast member†Jackie Burns†(If/Then, Wicked,†Hair),†Tamyra Gray(American Idol Season One Finalist,†Rent), and†Matthew Hydzik†(Side Show,†West Side Story,†Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member†Anthony Rapp†(Rent,†Six Degrees of Separation,†You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National Tour of†IF/THEN, starting†tomorrow,Wednesday, January 27†at the†Winspear Opera House†in Dallas. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Talkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERSTalkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Signature Theatre has just announced Supplemental Programming for the upcoming productions of OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS. Scroll down for information about talkbacks, book club and more! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTAAtlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

?Atlantic Theater Company has to announced the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, as part of its 2016-2017 season in the fall. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.† (more...)

PRINCESS IVONA to Play Clurman TheatrePRINCESS IVONA to Play Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Following a successful premiere on campus earlier this year, a cast of Williams College students is bringing their production to New York. PRINCESS IVONA is an absurdist, dark-humor play by a well known 20th century playwright Witold Gombrowicz. (more...)

Director Tapped for MAMMA MIA!'s U.S. Regional PremiereDirector Tapped for MAMMA MIA!'s U.S. Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Paul Russell-director, casting director, and author of ACTING: Make It Your Business-is tapped to helm the U.S. regional premiere of MAMMA MIA! for the TONY-honored Barter Theatre. He steps aside from his casting projects which have included casting for HBO, 20th Century Fox, New York and regional theater. With his directing career Russell is experienced with regional firsts. He directed the regional premiere of John Guare's A FREE MAN OF COLOR in which Mr. Guare participated. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Company to Present HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVESSouth Camden Theatre Company to Present HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey continues its 11th season and second decade of theatre in the city with a three week production of HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES.† Opening January 15, 2016 at 8p.m. the play is written by John Guare and directed by Susan Jami Paschkes. HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is an award-winning dark comedy set in Queens New York against the backdrop of the Pope's visit in 1965; as a struggling songwriter tries to keep the pieces of his life together. The cast includes Damian Muziani, Joshua McLucas, Gabrielle M. Affleck, Susan Chase, Adriana Alveario, Marjorie Sokoloff, Jessi Meisel and Colleen Marker. (more...)

Variety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film FestVariety to Honor Will Smith, '10 Directors to Watch' & More at Palm Springs Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Variety will present two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith with theCreative Impact in Acting Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz,which celebrates his scope of work (more...)

Cast Announced for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1982 at WalkerspaceCast Announced for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1982 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Rodriguez) presents Tennessee Williams 1982, an evening of two, little known, one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, both completed in 1982, the year before the playwrights death. Directed by Cosmin Chivu (2013 revival of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated), Tennessee Williams 1982 features the world premiere of A Recluse and His Guest and New York Premiere of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde. These two chamber pieces epitomize the theatrical imagination the playwright employed throughout his long writing career combined with the freedom he found later in life. Crisply written black comedies, these fierce plays center on the demands of unlikely human relationships in exotic locales fraught with tension. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast SetAnnette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.† Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham FellowBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the successful completion of its two-year, $1M Cage Cunningham Campaign to establish the Cage Cunningham Fund for artist fellowships, named for legendary artistic partners John Cage and Merce Cunningham. BAC's Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov announced the inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellow, Alexei Lubimov, at an event on Monday, December 14, held at the Center. The event also served as the official naming of BAC's Studio 6A the John Cage and Merce Cunningham Studio. The Studio is the first physical space honoring Cage and Cunningham's unparalleled contribution to 20th century art and culture. (more...)

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