Jonny Orsini News

Karen Ziemba, Joe Lisi, Jonny Orsini & More to Star in Directors Company's ALMOST HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Directors Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva. ALMOST HOME will star Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini, Brenda Pressley and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe's OTHELLO Celebrates Opening Night with Blair Underwood and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Old Globe presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy OTHELLO, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Joining Blair Underwood in the title role are Richard Thomas as Iago, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona are Broadway and Globe veterans Noah Bean(Michael Cassio; Yellow Face, 'Damages'), Jonny Orsini(Roderigo; The Nance), Mark Pinter (The Duke of Venice; the Globe's Hamlet and Charley's Aunt), Angela Reed (Emilia; Rock 'n' Roll, the Globe's August: Osage County), and Mike Sears (Brabantio, Gratiano; La Jolla Playhouse's Sideways and His Girl Friday). Scroll down for photos from the show's opening night festivities! (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Nathan Lane, Douglas Carter Beane & Jack O'Brien Talk Gay Life and THE NANCE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, is currently playing in more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. In the video below, the star, director, and writer of 'The Nance' discuss how gay life and theater have changed since the golden age of burlesque. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Blair Underwood, Richard Thomas, Kristen Connolly and More in the Old Globe's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Old Globe presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Joining Blair Underwood in the title role are Richard Thomas as Iago, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona are Broadway and Globe veterans Noah Bean(Michael Cassio; Yellow Face, 'Damages'), Jonny Orsini(Roderigo; The Nance), Mark Pinter (The Duke of Venice; the Globe's Hamlet and Charley's Aunt), Angela Reed (Emilia; Rock 'n' Roll, the Globe's August: Osage County), and Mike Sears (Brabantio, Gratiano; La Jolla Playhouse's Sideways and His Girl Friday). (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (more...)

Blair Underwood and More Star in The Old Globe's OTHELLO, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, directed by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Joining Blair Underwood in the title role are Richard Thomas as Iago, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona are Broadway and Globe veterans Noah Bean (Michael Cassio; Yellow Face, 'Damages'), Jonny Orsini (Roderigo; The Nance), Mark Pinter (The Duke of Venice; the Globe's Hamlet and Charley's Aunt), Angela Reed (Emilia; Rock 'n' Roll, the Globe's August: Osage County), and Mike Sears (Brabantio, Gratiano; La Jolla Playhouse's Sideways and His Girl Friday). (more...)

Trailer Released For Nathan Lane In THE NANCE, Coming To Theaters 6/23
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 11, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek of two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Nathan Lane in the trailer for the forthcoming movie theater showing of his highly acclaimed recent stage hit THE NANCE is now available to view. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jonny Orsini & More to Join Blair Underwood in The Old Globe's OTHELLO; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello, directed by Old Globe Artistic DirectorBarry Edelstein and the first show of the Globe's 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Joining the previously announced Blair Underwood in the title role, Richard Thomas as Iago, and Kristen Connolly as Desdemona are Broadway and Globe veterans Noah Bean (Michael Cassio; Yellow Face, "Damages"), Jonny Orsini (Roderigo; The Nance), Mark Pinter (The Duke of Venice; the Globe's Hamlet and Charley's Aunt), Angela Reed (Emilia; Rock 'n' Roll, the Globe's August: Osage County), and Mike Sears (Brabantio, Gratiano; La Jolla Playhouse's Sideways and His Girl Friday). (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Heading to U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014 (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary-Louise Parker, Betty Buckley & More Celebrate 45 Years of T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

On May 5, 2014 celebs and patrons gathered to celebrate 45 Years of T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, one of the country's foremost professional theatre organizations. The event took place at the Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street, NYC), and was emceed by Julie Halston, with special guests Betty Buckley, Charles Busch, Mary-Louise Parker, John Patrick Shanley, Roma Torre and more. Edward Norton was the event's Honorary Chair with co-chairs Francine Haskell and Jano Herbosch. Check out a look back below! (more...)

THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane, to Air on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Nathan Lane's Tony-winning performance in last season's THE NANCE will air on PBS next year as part of the Live From Lincoln Center series 40th season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of New Group's INTIMACY
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2014

The New Group continues its 2013-2014 season with the world premiere of Intimacy, a new play by Thomas Bradshaw. Directed by Scott Elliott, Intimacy features David Anzuelo, Austin Cauldwell, Ella Dershowitz, Laura Esterman, Daniel Gerroll, Dea Julien and Keith Randolph Smith. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through March 8 at TheNew Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Ethan Hawke Led MACBETH Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

The production, which features a cast of 27, plays its final performance today, after 30 previews and 60 performances. The show began previews on October 25th, and opened on November 21. (more...)

THE NANCE's Jonny Orsini and and Martha Graham's Lloyd Mayor Win 4th Annual Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

The winners of the 4th Annual Clive Barnes Award were announced Monday, January 6 at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Centre. This year's Theatre Award, presented by Susan Stroman was given to Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance. This year's Dance Award, presented by Wendy Whelan, was given to Lloyd Mayor of Martha Graham Dance Company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ethan Hawke Talks Bringing Shakespeare to the Stage on MSNBC's MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - Jan 03, 2014

Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring in Broadway's MACBETH at Lincoln Center, stopped by MSNBC's MORNING JOE today, Jan. 3. In the interview below, check out what he had to say about what it takes to bring Shakespeare to the stage, as well as his upcoming film BEFORE MIDNIGHT. (more...)

VIDEO: MACBETH's Ethan Hawke Compares Shakespeare to Rap Music on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Actor Ethan Hawke, currently starring on Broadway in MACBETH, stopped by the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY to talk with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the production. (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Production Shots
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2013

Today, check out BWW's production shots from shows that opened in 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

VIDEO: Ethan Hawke Talks Playing Dead in MACBETH on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Ethan Hawke took on 'Elf' duties on this morning's TODAY on NBC as part of the show's annual toy drive. The actor spoke about his current role on Broadway in MACBETH. (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten, Jonny Orsini, Phillipa Soo & Amber Iman Nominated for Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Susan Stroman and Wendy Whelan are set to host the 2014 Clive Barnes Awards, which will be held on January 6 (3pm), at the Walter Reade Theatre. This years' nominees for theatre are Aaron Clifton Moten for his performance in The Flick, Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance, Phillipa Soo for her performance in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and Amber Iman for her performance in Soul Doctor. This year's nominees for dance are Talli Jackson (Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company), Lloyd Mayor (Martha Graham Dance Company), Xiaochuan Xie (Martha Graham Dance Company), and Calvin Royal III(American Ballet THeatre.) (more...)

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