John Lahr News

Date of Birth: July 12, 1941 (74)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

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...)

John Lahr Wins 8th Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH BiographyJohn Lahr Wins 8th Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH Biography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

At a ceremony at the Garrick Club today, John Lahr was awarded the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. (more...)

John Lahr, Andrea Most & Alisa Solomon Set for Theatre for a New Audience's 2015 Open Books SeriesJohn Lahr, Andrea Most & Alisa Solomon Set for Theatre for a New Audience's 2015 Open Books Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience announces its 2015 Open Books series, featuring John Lahr, Andrea Most, and Alisa Solomon: three free evenings of lively, engaging conversation with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

John Lahr, Kika Markham & More Make Shortlist for 2015 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre BiographyJohn Lahr, Kika Markham & More Make Shortlist for 2015 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The shortlist is announced today for the eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography - the nominees are Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr, Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave by Kika Markham, What do I Know?: People, Politics and the Arts by Richard Eyre, Covering Shakespeare by David Weston and I Know Nothing: The Autobiography by Andrew Sachs. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: August Wilson in WaterfordBWW Exclusive: August Wilson in Waterford
by National Theater Institute - Mar 2, 2015

Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson developed six plays the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Seven Guitars, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, and Two Trains Running. In celebration of the PBS American Masters documentary 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand', RISK AGAIN! shares excerpts from The O'Neill: Transformation of Modern American Theater. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 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, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Coming to National Theatre, 4/21-26DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Coming to National Theatre, 4/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 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, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOURSTAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Check out the video below of her career history! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Tennessee Williams Biographer John LahrTHEATER TALK to Welcome Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

THEATER TALK explores the life and art of playwright Tennessee Williams in an all-new episode featuring critic and biographer John Lahr, author of the acclaimed new work, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton). The interview is co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins. (more...)

2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!2014 National Book Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The 65th National Book Awards ceremony was held tonight, November 19, 2014, with one winner each in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. Scroll down for the list! (more...)

See Dame Edna for a special preview performance price of $30See Dame Edna for a special preview performance price of $30
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 17, 2014

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Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2Tickets to DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE at CTG/Ahmanson Theare On Sale 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Sunday, November 2, 2014, for "Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour," which begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13Tennessee Williams Biographer John Lahr Coming to Steppenwolf, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event, Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. Lahr, who served as senior drama critic for The New Yorker for more than two decades, recently released his twentieth book, an authoritative, extraordinary biography on Tennessee Williams that invites intimate access into the mind of a playwright whose work reshaped the American theater. The conversation will include a Q&A, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Tickets are $10 and are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends to Run 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The 9th Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends, features humor, love, disappointment and healing that springs from friendships. (more...)

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