John Lahr News

Date of Birth: July 12, 1941 (74)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing CrossLinda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 April -  Saturday 14 May. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway star just released a DVD of her 54 Below show, performed in a holiday musical and at Joe's Pub, and is prepping for BroadwayCon. (more...)

Biopic on Legendary Playwright Tennessee Williams Coming to the Big ScreenBiopic on Legendary Playwright Tennessee Williams Coming to the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Deadline reports exclusively that Broad Green Pictures will base an upcoming film biopic on John Lahr's award-winning biography 'Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh.' (more...)

Nathan Lane as George Babbitt?  Broadway's Funnyman Engages in Book TalkNathan Lane as George Babbitt? Broadway's Funnyman Engages in Book Talk
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2015

The Tony-winning Broadway star talks about his favorite books and literary characters he'd like to play. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's MATILDA composer/lyricist Tim Minchin's 40th birthday! Tweet him your best wishes @timminchin! (more...)

John Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience TonightJohn Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak tonight, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TodaySarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak today, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/3/2015
by - Oct 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/3/2015. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next MonthJohn Lahr to Talk New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

FENCES Opens Tonight at ICTFENCES Opens Tonight at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama, opening tonight, August 21, at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to StarJoseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

FENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICTFENCES to Run 8/21-9/13 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

International City Theatre continues its 30th anniversary season with a production celebrating the 30th anniversary of a modern American classic: Fences by August Wilson. Gregg T. Daniel directs Wilson's powerful drama for an August 21 opening at International City Theatre's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for August 19 and 20. (more...)

BWW Preview:  The Unicorn Theatre Presents TRIBESBWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre Presents TRIBES
by Steve Wilson - May 26, 2015

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri presents Tribes by Nina Raine June 3 through June 28 on the Levin Stage located at 3828 Main. Theodore Swetz directs the Unicorn Theatre production of Tribes, which features David Fritts, Jan Rogge, Nicole Marie Green, Jake Walker, Paul Ososki, and Lisa Lehnen. (more...)

DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre TonightDAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show at the National Theatre for one week only, tonight, April 21- 26. Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to the incomparable Dame Edna, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe SeasonSouthern Rep Theatre Announces 29th Mainstage & Lagniappe Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Mainstage Season (September 2015 - June 2016). (more...)

BWW Preview: The British Comedy COCK Opening at the Unicorn TheatreBWW Preview: The British Comedy COCK Opening at the Unicorn Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Apr 3, 2015

Jeff Church directs Cock opening April 25 on the stage of the Jerome Stage in the Unicorn Theatre at 3828 Main in Kansas City, Mo. Mike Bartlett, playwright of An Intervention, Chariots of Fire, and Earthquakes in London, wrote the British comedy about identity and sexuality. Due to adult subject matter and language, Cock is suggested for mature audiences. (more...)

LA STAGE Alliance to Relaunch Arts Journalism Program This SummerLA STAGE Alliance to Relaunch Arts Journalism Program This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

LA STAGE Alliance will relaunch its arts journalism program on June 1, 2015, it was announced today. Funding for the program has been provided by Bill Bordy, founder of the former Los Angeles theatrical publication Drama-Logue, in honor of three late members of the LA theatre community -- Lee Melville, Polly Warfield, and Lars Hansen. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/25/2015 - CLINTON THE MUSICAL Starts Its Campaign and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/25/2015 - CLINTON THE MUSICAL Starts Its Campaign and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CLINTON THE MUSICAL starts its campaign off-Broadway tonight and more! (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival This WeekJohn Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, this week, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

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