Lanford Wilson News

Date of Birth: April 13, 1937 (78)
Birth Place: Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender: Male
John Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian SandsJohn Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian Sands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre,†in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker).† Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.† Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert DahdahBernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert Dahdah
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The 1966 Caffe Cino production starred a teenage Bernadette Peters in her first major New York role. (more...)

Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The Off-Off Broadway pioneer directed young Bernadette Peters in two of her first New York starring roles. (more...)

PTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLSPTC to Stage AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, February 19 - March 5, 2016. (more...)

Baba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS to Make U.S. Debut at SoHo PlayhouseBaba Brinkman's RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS to Make U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director. (more...)

La MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Opens TonightLa MaMa & Talking Band's Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow -- former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater -- the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. La MaMa in association with Talking Band presents†the world premiere of its latest work, BURNISHED BY GRIEF, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa's first floor theater, opening tonight, January 27, and running†through February 7, 2016. (more...)

Talkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERSTalkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Signature Theatre has just announced Supplemental Programming for the upcoming productions of OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS. Scroll down for information about talkbacks, book club and more! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America AwardsLin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their annual meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom to Reunite in Rubicon Theatre's SEE ROCK CITY This WinterLily Nicksay and Erik Odom to Reunite in Rubicon Theatre's SEE ROCK CITY This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh continues as Rubicon Theatre Company presents SEE ROCK CITY by Arlene Hutton, running January 27 through February 14, 2016, in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th†Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer†DAVID STONE,†celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.† The evening's Honorary Chair is†James M. Nederlander†and the Co-Chairs are†Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo,†and†Nancy Coyne.† The gala evening, which will be directed by†James Lapine,†will be held on†Monday, May 2, 2016†at Cipriani 42nd†Street.† The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.† This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Names Interim Artistic DirectorHangar Theatre Names Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Hangar Theatre is pleased to announce that Michael Barakiva has accepted the position of Interim Artistic Director. He will lead Hangar artistic programming through the summer of 2016. Michael is joining the Hangar staff immediately, and has already begun working with outgoing Artistic Director, Jen Waldman, to ensure a smooth transition. Michael returns to the Hangar after working with the organization as a Drama League Director in 2001 and as a director for Hangar School Tours in 2003. Since then he has worked as a freelance director Off-Broadway and at numerous regional theatres, including Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Primary Stages, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016Talking Band's New Play Set for La MaMa in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow and Tina Shepard-former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater-the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band will present in association with La MaMa the world premiere of its latest work, Burnished by Grief, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa'sfirst floor theater from January 22-February 7. (more...)

TOSOS to Stage Reading of Chris Weikel's NELLY at TAI, 12/6TOSOS to Stage Reading of Chris Weikel's NELLY at TAI, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

The Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwrights Project (TOSOS) (Kathleen Warnock - curator)†presents†Chris Weikel's 'Nelly'†or†The Ballad Of Nelly, the Molly House Bride, directed by Mark Finley at TAI,†150 West 30 Street†(between 6 and 7 ave),†14th floor, on†Sunday, December 6th at†5pm. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents†a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON tonight, November 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Magie Dominic to Chat Caffe Cino at NYPL for the Performing Arts, 12/7Magie Dominic to Chat Caffe Cino at NYPL for the Performing Arts, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Artist and writer, Magie Dominic, the archivist of the Caffe Cino, comes to the library to share remarkable stories of the birthplace of Off-Off Broadway, illustrated by one-of-kind artifacts from the Library's Caffe Cino collection. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Pettie Delivers Powerful Arthur Miller Speech From INCIDENT AT VICHYVIDEO: Darren Pettie Delivers Powerful Arthur Miller Speech From INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

A former military man has a poignant message about the limits of human compassion. (more...)

Theatre Nova Sets Cast of AN ALMOST BRITISH CHRISTMASTheatre Nova Sets Cast of AN ALMOST BRITISH CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Ask a Brit what their fondest memory of the holidays is, and they may tell you watching the annual "Panto" or Pantomime - a unique blend of musical comedy, vaudeville, slapstick, audience participation, and spectacle. But here in America, the word "pantomime" mainly conjures up images of people dressed in black, with white faces "trapped in a box." Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional theatre dedicated to new plays and playwrights, is trying to change all that, as it introduces its twist on the art form with "An Almost British Christmas" opening November 27th and running through the holidays to December 20th. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY Extends Again Off-BroadwaySignature's INCIDENT AT VICHY Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced a†second one-week extension for INCIDENT AT VICHY, by Arthur Miller and directed by Michael Wilson, due to its sold-out run. INCIDENT AT VICHY will now play through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The production opens Sunday, November 15 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

La MaMa & Talking Band to Present Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF This WinterLa MaMa & Talking Band to Present Symphonic Play BURNISHED BY GRIEF This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet and Ellen Maddow --†former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater --†the Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community.†La MaMa in association with Talking Band will present the world premiere of its latest work, BURNISHED BY GRIEF, a sinister, music infused romantic comedy, at La MaMa's first floor theater from January 22-February 7. (more...)

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