John Tillinger News

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/19-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Alan Ayckbourn's romantic comedy, "Things We Do for Love," Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, September 7, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, a veteran director of many Ayckbourn plays on Broadway and at the Playhouse. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF, CURIOUS GEORGE and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2014-15 Family Festivies Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014-15 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring productions based on children's classic stories, including 'Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse,' 'The Lightning Thief,' 'Dog Loves Books,' and 'Curious George.' Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Honor A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, who has had 14 of his plays staged at Westport Country Playhouse, will be celebrated at the Playhouse's annual fundraiser, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on the evening of Monday, September 22. Westport's Arthur Levitt, a valued trustee and longtime supporter of the Playhouse, will also be honored with the Playhouse Leadership Award. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization's 2014 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000. (more...)

Summer Stages: Summer Theatre in Connecticut
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 06, 2014

Musical and lots of Shakespeare (more...)

BWW Previews: Summer With Sir - A Season of New Productions by Sir Alan Ayckbourn
by Michael T. Mooney - May 23, 2014

Last month, Britain's most prolific playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn celebrated his 75th birthday. With 78 major plays to his credit, the busy play maker seems more popular than ever - even on this side of the Atlantic. In fact, over the next few months, fans can see a wealth of Ayckbourn productions - all located in and around the New York area. Let's take a look at what the master playwright has in store for metro area theater-goers this summer! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2014 Season Kick-Off Block Party Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will host a '2014 Season Kick-off Block Party,' today, April 12, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities for adults and kids, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's 'backstage experience.' Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host 2014 Season Kick-Off Block Party, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will host a '2014 Season Kick-off Block Party,' on Saturday, April 12, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities for adults and kids, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's 'backstage experience.' Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Premiere SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Revue, Directed by Mark Lamos, 6/3-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces a world premiere musical revue, 'Sing for Your Shakespeare,' as the second production in its 2014 season, running June 3 - 22. Directed by Mark Lamos, and co-conceived by Lamos, Wayne Barker, and Deborah Grace Winer, the show is based on an original idea and production for 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists, New York, NY. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Single Tickets to Westport Country Playhouse's 2014 Season On Sale 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

With less than two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse's 2014 Season, single tickets will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 4, at noon. Single tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-227-4177, in person at 25 Powers Court, Westport, 24/7 online at westportplayhouse.org, or by using the Playhouse App or mobile website. (more...)

John Tillinger to Direct Westport Country Playhouse's THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/19-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Veteran Broadway director and Tony Award nominee John Tillinger will return to Westport Country Playhouse to direct another of Alan Ayckbourn's comedies, 'Things We Do for Love,' August 19 - September 6. Tillinger has directed other Ayckbourn plays for Westport, including 'Relatively Speaking,' 'Time of My Life,' and 'How the Other Half Loves.' He also directed the theater's productions of A. R. Gurney's 'Sylvia' and 'Children,' as well as a Script in Hand playreading of Gurney's 'The Golden Age.' (more...)

Colony Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 2/12-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present Stephanie Zimbalist starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. SEX AND EDUCATION will preview on Wednesday, February 12; Thursday, February 13; and Friday, February 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, February 15 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, March 16 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Michael Urie in BUYER & CELLAR, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for CTG's 2014 Season at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new season rich with laughter and compelling drama was announced today for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum by Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Hosts LOVE LETTERS Benefit, Starring Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones, Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse announced a special two day engagement of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, starring theatre, television and film legends Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones. Love Letters will be performed tonight, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). Following the Saturday evening performance, there will be a benefit reception underwritten by The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (barleysheaf.com) to honor the cast and raise money for the Playhouse. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces LOVE LETTERS Benefit, Starring Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse has announced a special two day engagement of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, starring theatre, television and film legends Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones. Love Letters will be performed on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). Following the Saturday evening performance, there will be a benefit reception underwritten by The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (barleysheaf.com) to honor the cast and raise money for the Playhouse. (more...)

NORMALCY Begins Off-Broadway Performances Today, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Theatre East presents "Normalcy" by Bennett Windheim, Off Broadway at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street, NYC. Benard Cummings directs the new play. Previews begin for the limited engagement today, August 31 and the opening is Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm. For this opening of its 2012-13 season, there will be a series of talk-backs throughout the run, with the author, the producers and director, as well as experts in the respective field of this emotionally charged play. (more...)

Tony Lo Bianco to Lead WHAT THE BABE SAID and JOINT RETURN in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

Tony-nominated producer Jeff Britton (THE ME NOBODY KNOWS) is set to present WHAT THE BABE SAID and JOINT RETURN, two one-act plays by Martin Halpern, in early 2013, starring Tony Award-nominee Tony Lo Bianco (A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, HIZZONER!). Tony-nominated director John Tillinger (LOOT, LOVE LETTERS) is set to direct the production at an Off-Broadway venue to be announced. (more...)

Brian Dennehy to Lead THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM at Mark Taper Forum in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Five powerful productions have been scheduled for Center Theatre Group's 2013 season at the Mark Taper Forum, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

NORMALCY Begins Off-Broadway Performances, 8/31; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Theatre East presents "Normalcy" by Bennett Windheim, Off Broadway at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street, NYC. Benard Cummings directs the new play. Previews begin for the limited engagement on August 31 and the opening is Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm. For this opening of its 2012-13 season, there will be a series of talk-backs throughout the run, with the author, the producers and director, as well as experts in the respective field of this emotionally charged play. (more...)

Mary Ann Hay, Darlene Hope and More Set for Off-Broadway Premiere of NORMALCY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Theatre East presents "Normalcy" by Bennett Windheim, Off Broadway at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street, NYC. Benard Cummings directs the new play. Previews begin for the limited engagement on August 31 and the opening is Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm. For this opening of its 2012-13 season, there will be a series of talk-backs throughout the run, with the author, the producers and director, as well as experts in the respective field of this emotionally charged play. The schedule will soon be announced. (more...)

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