Lanford Wilson News

Date Of Birth:
April 13, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender:
Male
OBSCURA to Run 10/15-11/2 at Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents Bay Area magician Christian Cagigal in OBSCURA, an extraordinary presentation of up-close and personal magic. This special fall presentation plays for 15 performances only October 15 through November 2 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets (General $28; VIP reserved seating $32; subscribers receive a $2 discount) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Stage HUNTER GATHERERS, Oct 30-Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Staircase Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's wickedly funny play, Hunter Gatherers. Directed by Vancouver theatre veteran Ryan Gladstone, Hunter Gatherers is a darkly comic evening where the line between the civilized and the primal is blurred and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert. Hunter Gatherers stars Jessie Award winning actors Jay Clift & Peter Carlone, as well as Jessie Award nominee Pippa Mackie and Maryanne Renzetti. The show is Fight Directed by Mike Kovac and designed by Sarah Melo and Jessie-Award winner Carolyn Rapanos. It runs October 30-November 15 at the Havana Theatre. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present OBSCURA, 10/15-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents Bay Area magician Christian Cagigal in OBSCURA, an extraordinary presentation of up-close and personal magic. This special fall presentation plays for 15 performances only October 15 through November 2 at Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets (General $28; VIP reserved seating $32; subscribers receive a $2 discount) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Through 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo's (After Ashley, Becky Shaw) unflinching look at modern gender politics. Desdemona Chiang (The Hundred Flowers Project) directs this finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, featuring Gabriel Marin (This Is How It Goes, Collapse), Rebecca Schweitzer (A Delicate Balance, The First Grade), Marilee Talkington (Salomania), Lilian Bogovich, and Nicole Javier. RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN plays now through October 5 (added performances: Tuesday, September 30, 7pm; Wednesday, October 1, 8pm; Thursday, October 2, 8pm; Friday, October 3, 8pm; Saturday, October 4, 8pm; Sunday, October 5, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BROOMSTICK Runs 10/11-11/30 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Trick or Treat. Director Stephen Sachs and actress Jenny O'Hara (Bakersfield Mist) reunite for the wickedly entertaining, spine-chilling West Coast premiere of Broomstick by John Biguenet. A funny, poignant and "spell" binding tale about the magic of the human heart, Broomstick opens at the Fountain Theatre on Oct. 11. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD at Den Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company has announced the second production of its 2014-15 season: Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by Jonathan Berry and featuring an ensemble cast of 27 actors and musicians. BALM IN GILEAD will play March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Single tickets go on sale Monday, December 1, 2014 at www.griffintheatre.com. The press opening is Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7 pm. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2014-15 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kathy Bates Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 24, 2014

Kathy Bates is a celebrated Stage, Screen, and Television actress, known for her bold and intense portrayals, with signature roles in such movie roles in MISERY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and PRIMARY COLORS; stage roles in 'NIGHT MOTHER, COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN, and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE; and television roles in SIX FEET UNDER, HARRY'S LAW, and her current Emmy nominated performance in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)

Bickford Theatre's 2014-2015 Season to Include SOPHIE TUCKER, SOCIAL SECURITY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director of the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, just announced the Bickford Theatre's 2014-2015 Season, four plays for the Main Stage Series and the "A La Carte Series" of three concerts and variety performances. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Present MOVIN' ON UP Staged Readings, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Staircase Theatre presents Movin' On Up-Staged Readings. In its inaugural year, Movin' On Up will feature two brand new one act plays by two local, emerging (and very talented) playwrights, Scott Button and CR Packer. Scott Button's play, Better is a claustrophobic thriller and a dissection of class in our contemporary world. Better features Vancouver theatre veterans, Dawn Petten and Katherine Venour. CR Packer's play, Avril, Finally revolves around a funeral and three men brought together in unlikely circumstances. Avril, Finally features the talents of Sebastian Kroon, Byron Noble and Robert Salvador. The two plays will be directed by local directing star, Chelsea Haberlin. Movin' On Up-Staged Readings takes place at the CBC Studio 700 on August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love Arises with TAP's Transcendent TALLEY'S FOLLY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 14, 2014

There's magic in the summer air at Third Avenue Playhouse. Sturgeon Bay's Stage Door Theater Company opened their new season with Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly. In this 1980 Pulitzer Prize winning play set in Lebanon, Missouri, with some resemblance to a Door County July, an age worn folly, a Victorian boathouse, conjures a moonlight rendezvous for two heartbroken cynics, Sally and Matt. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Edward Norton and Kate Roche Hope Elected to Signature Theatre Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Signature Theatre (Founding Artistic Director James Houghton, Executive Director Erika Mallin) just announced that Edward Norton has been elected as the Board of Trustees' new Chairman andKate Roche Hope has been elected as the new President. Mr. Norton and Mrs. Hope will serve 3 year terms effective immediately. Actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned) and Richard Willett, the Vice President and General Manager of East Hampton's Wines by Morrell, will also be joining the Board of Trustees. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Hamish Linklater, Johanna Day, Michael Zegen and More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 20th Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Cory Hinkle, Hamish Linklater, Seth Moore and the Lobbyists, and Alena Smith is now cast. Obie Winner and Tony Nominee Johanna Day will be joined by Girls star Michael Zegen and others. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends AMERICAN BUFFALO Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Critics and audiences agree that it would be a crime to miss AMERICAN BUFFALO. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's powerful, fast-paced modern masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert Talk Stage, Screen, Sorkin, and Working Together
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 11, 2014

Recently married, actors Timothy Busfield and Melisa Gilbert, now transplanted to Michigan, have had big careers so far, and huge plans upcoming. (more...)

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below! (more...)

New Works by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle & More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced the 2014 season for Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle, Alena Smith, and The Lobbyists and Seth Moore. They will be joined in Falmouth, Massachusetts by writers-in-residence Sarah Burgess, Mona Mansour and Stella Ragsdale. (more...)

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