John Tillinger News

Date of Birth: June 28, 1939 (78)
Birth Place: IRAN
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIAPhoto Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIAThe Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally DocumentaryVIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The new documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE follows one of the world's most honored and risk-taking playwrights in an immersive exploration of how to “make the third act of life as interesting as the first two.” (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and directed by Valerie Joyce. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this beloved Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time, coming to life at Villanova Theatre March 28 - April 9, 2017.   (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season TonightSarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, now through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is tonight, October 6. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season TonightSarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Opens Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, tonight, September 30, through October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (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...)

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...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host 2016 Season Kick-Off Block Party, 4/9Westport Country Playhouse to Host 2016 Season Kick-Off Block Party, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will host a "2016 Season Kick-off Block Party," on Saturday, April 9, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, activities, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's "backstage experience." Admission is free and open to the public.  (more...)

Single Tickets to Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 on Sale 3/1Single Tickets to Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 on Sale 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

With only two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season, single tickets will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 1, and will be offered at a 25% discount for that day only.  The limited, 24-hour offer cannot be combined with other discounts.  Single tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-227-4177 and in person at 25 Powers Court, Westport, between 12 and 6 p.m.; or online at westportplayhouse.org between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEDROOM FARCE Leaves Audiences in Stitches as Westport Country Playhouse's Grown-Up Bedtime TaleBWW Reviews: BEDROOM FARCE Leaves Audiences in Stitches as Westport Country Playhouse's Grown-Up Bedtime Tale
by Lindsey Sullivan - Aug 31, 2015

Alan Ayckbourn makes another delightful, not-so-clean comedy sweep at Westport Country Playhouse with Bedroom Farce. The play captures all the fun, frustration, fighting, frivolity, and fidgeting that inevitably goes into any all-nighter. (more...)

BWW Review: BEDROOM FARCE in WestportBWW Review: BEDROOM FARCE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 30, 2015

Alan Ayckbourn's 1975 play, Bedroom Farce, is as good as it gets at the Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's BEDROOM FARCEPhoto Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse reunites audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, BEDROOM FARCE, playing now through September 13. BEDROOM FARCE received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country PlayhouseBEDROOM FARCE Begins Tonight at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing tonight, August 25, through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & MoreWestport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season to Feature BUYER AND CELLAR, CAMELOT & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony Award-winning plays in repertory, an Off-Broadway hit, a new thriller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a witty comedy by Joe Orton, and a reimagined musical by Lerner and Loewe.  The works will be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2016 will mark the Connecticut professional theater's 86th season.  2016 season subscriptions are now on sale. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13Westport Country Playhouse to Present BEDROOM FARCE, 8/25-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will reunite audience favorites---playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger---and an ensemble of popular actors from prior Ayckbourn works at the Playhouse---in the comedy, 'Bedroom Farce,' playing August 25 through September 13. 'Bedroom Farce' received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, during its 1979 Broadway run. (more...)

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