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Lanford Wilson News

Date Of Birth:
April 13, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender:
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SUNSET BABY and REDWOOD CURTAIN Set for Primal Forces' 2nd SeasonSUNSET BABY and REDWOOD CURTAIN Set for Primal Forces' 2nd Season
by Carol Kassie - Oct 21, 2014

Primal Forces Productions has chosen two entertaining and thought provoking pieces for its second season. The young company's successful production of David Mamet's The Anarchist in March of 2014 has encouraged producer Keith Garsson to continue its mission to 'explore the impact of the tumultuous 1960s on today's generation.' Both plays will be presented at Andrews Living Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28Philadelphia Theatre Company to Present OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 11/28-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley November 28-December 28. Directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Beth Dixon, David Howey, Anthony Lawton, and Kathleen McNenny. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Sets 27 Member Cast for BALM IN GILEAD, Beginning March 2015Griffin Theatre Sets 27 Member Cast for BALM IN GILEAD, Beginning March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company has announced casting for its spring production of Lanford Wilson's acclaimed drama BALM IN GILEAD directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry, playing March 14 - April 19, 2015 at The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. 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...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre to Present I'M NOT RAPPAPORT!Blackfriars Theatre to Present I'M NOT RAPPAPORT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Blackfriars Theatre continues its 65th Season with Herb Gardner's compelling comedy I'm Not Rappaport! Nat Moyer, a feisty Jewish retiree with a tendency to exaggerate, and elderly Midge Carter, a half-blind African-American building superintendent spend their afternoons sharing a park bench and a relationship based on playful verbal sparring. These appealing seniors humorously take on the world and its many threats, including society's treatment of the aging, the difficulties dealing with adult children who think they know what's best for their parents, and the dangers that lurk in urban areas. (more...)

Amy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC HouseAmy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Playing on Air, a public radio show featuring recordings of select contemporary short American plays, returns to BRIC House for a new season of performances. Nine short plays by notable American playwrights (three per evening) will be recorded live at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn on October 20, 27 and December 1 at 7:30pm. (more...)

OBSCURA to Run 10/15-11/2 at Aurora TheatreOBSCURA 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 15Staircase 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, 10/15-11/2Aurora 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 10/5Aurora 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...)


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Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD at Den Theatre in 2015Griffin Theatre to Stage BALM IN GILEAD at Den Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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 FellowsLark 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 ScreenBWW 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 MoreBickford Theatre's 2014-2015 Season to Include SOPHIE TUCKER, SOCIAL SECURITY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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!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, 8/23Staircase 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 FOLLYBWW 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 DirectDuncan 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...)

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