John Steinbeck News

Date of Birth: February 27, 1902
Date of Death: December 20, 1968 (66)
Birth Place: Salinas, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with John Steinbeck's EAST OF EDEN at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its landmark 2015/16 Subscription Season with a large-scale world premiere production of John Steinbeck's masterpiece EAST OF EDEN. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16Greenway Arts Alliance to Stage Five World Premieres in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance has announced a season of five world premieres kicking off September 25 with BREATHE by Javon Johnson which will run concurrently with BREATHING ROOM byMary Lou Newmark (beginning October 3). FRONT DOOR OPENby Tom Baum follows in November, and 2016 will begin with SWARM CELLby Gabriel Rivas Gomez, opening in January. The season will conclude with SIX LETTERS IN HARLEMby Crescent McGlone, opening in July. (more...)

Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This FallArizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

Michael McDermott to Perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center, 9/19Michael McDermott to Perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Rocker Michael McDermott will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Saturday, September 19th at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $22 and can be purchased at www.ucpac.org. The concert opens the 2015/2016 season for the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN PremierePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

?Celebrating 40 years as America's premier ensemble theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its landmark 2015/16 Subscription Season with a large-scale world premiere production of John Steinbeck's masterpiece East of Eden. Scroll down for a look at Steppenwolf's artwork for the show! (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Open Arizona Theatre Company 2015-16 SeasonHERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Open Arizona Theatre Company 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Quintessential American songwriter Irving Berlin left an indelible mark on the classic American songbook with hits like 'White Christmas,' 'Puttin' on the Ritz,' 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and, of course, 'God Bless America.' Arizona Theatre Company brings Berlin's story to vibrant, toe-tapping life in the 2015-16 season-opening production of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Sept. 16-Oct. 4 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson. (more...)

THE CURIOUS CASE OF PHINEAS GAGE Begins 8/15 as Part of FringeNYCTHE CURIOUS CASE OF PHINEAS GAGE Begins 8/15 as Part of FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Split Knuckle Theatre presents THE CURIOUS CASE OF PHINEAS GAGE, a physical theater piece created by Jason Bohon, Greg Webster, Andrew Grusetskie, Michael Toomey, and John Egan, directed by Vincent Cardinal, in collaboration with writer Nick Ryan, featuring music composed by Andrew Lynch. Performances are Aug 15-22, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Will Geer's Botanicum TheatricumBWW Reviews: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Will Geer's Botanicum Theatricum
by Cary Ginell - Aug 5, 2015

In Scene Two of Lynn Riggs' play, Green Grow the Lilacs, farm girl Laurey Williams speaks passionately to her Aunt Eller about the ranch where she grew up: (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN World PremiereTickets Go on Sale This Friday for Steppenwolf's EAST OF EDEN World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Celebrating 40 years as America's premier ensemble theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its landmark 2015/16 Subscription Season with a large-scale world premiere production of John Steinbeck's masterpiece East of Eden. (more...)

Hole in the Wall Theater's OF MICE AND MEN to Run 9/25-10/17Hole in the Wall Theater's OF MICE AND MEN to Run 9/25-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is proud to announce Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the first production of its' 2015-2016 season. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays from September 25th through October 17th with one Sunday matinee on October 11th. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Voices of the South Celebrates Its 20th Season with TEMPLE OF THE DOGBWW Reviews: Voices of the South Celebrates Its 20th Season with TEMPLE OF THE DOG
by Joseph Baker - Aug 2, 2015

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Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Sets 2016 SeasonThe Gift Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

During last night's Season Release Bash at Fischman Liquors and Tavern, artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2016 season will include: Shakespeare's Richard III to be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre starring Thornton as the villainous Richard; John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, adapted by Frank Galati; and Melissa Ross' world premiere of A Life Extra Ordinary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Norm Lewis & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPTNorm Lewis & Aaron Lazar Will be Joined by All-Star Cast in Concert Reading of Stephen Schwartz's THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

? Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the full cast for the premiere concert reading of the first act of DreamWorks Theatricals new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

Fox Cities P.A.C. Adds Jackson Browne to LineupFox Cities P.A.C. Adds Jackson Browne to Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

NiteLite Promotions is proud to welcome Jackson Browne to theFox Cities Performing Arts Centeron Wednesday, November 11. The performance will feature Jackson Browne with his band along with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. (more...)

Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2Moving Image to Present 20-Film Retrospective THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD, 7/3-8/2
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Starting fittingly on July Fourth weekend, Museum of the Moving Image will present The Essential John Ford, a tribute to the consummate American filmmaker. Ford made his reputation on westerns, but worked in many genres, creating films of depth, beauty, and ambiguity. From July 3 through August 2, the Museum will present 20 movies directed by Ford-all on film, with some restored archival prints-including his masterpieces Young Mr. Lincoln, My Darling Clementine, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (more...)

Single Tickets to Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Now on SaleSingle Tickets to Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Single tickets for Arizona Theatre Company's 49th season go on sale in Phoenix beginning June 15. All shows will be performed at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN to Play Seymour Centre in JulyOF MICE AND MEN to Play Seymour Centre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Seymour Centre and Sport of Jove Theatre Company are bringing to life one of the world's most compelling tales of friendship and survival, OF MICE AND MEN, from 9 to 25 July 2015 as part of the Reginald Season. (more...)

EAST OF EDEN to Open Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Season This FallEAST OF EDEN to Open Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company celebrates 40 years as America's longest running, most distinguished ensemble theater with a remarkable lineup of plays in the 2015/16 Subscription Season, all by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers. Kicking off the landmark season is John Steinbeck's East of Eden, a world premiere adaptation by Frank Galati. Steppenwolf's deep connection with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author can be traced back to the company's 1988 production of The Grapes of Wrath, which Galati adapted and directed. The production transferred to Broadway, California and London and received two Tony Awards-Best Play and Best Director-garnering Steppenwolf international acclaim. (more...)

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