Lanford Wilson News

Date of Birth: April 13, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Latino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATCLatino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a Latino Theater Company production presented in association with The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16.  (more...)

Skidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Mainstage ProductionSkidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Mainstage Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Mainstage production, Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, guest directed by international award-winning theater artist Phil Soltanoff. This updated version of Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's first full-length play brings the world of grungy 1970s New York City to vivid life on the Skidmore stage. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

The Hub Theatre presents a Marriage of Firsts: THE LATE WEDDING by Christopher ChenThe Hub Theatre presents a Marriage of Firsts: THE LATE WEDDING by Christopher Chen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Hub Theatre will present THE LATE WEDDING by Christopher Chen. The production is a marriage of firsts! Hub's production marks the play's DC area premiere and the company's first collaboration with Helen Hayes Awards-Nominated Director Kate Bryer (Associate Artistic Director, Imagination Stage). (more...)

Female Astronomer to Take the Spotlight in SILENT SKY at First Folio TheatreFemale Astronomer to Take the Spotlight in SILENT SKY at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Experience the true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the historic female astronomers at Harvard's observatory in the early 20th century, as it comes to life in First Folio's SILENT SKY, opening in March 29th, 2017 at 8:00PM and running through April 30th, 2017 at the First Folio Theatre located at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

Hollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production FEFU AND HER FRIENDSHollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

This May, in celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th anniversary, UNESCO World Heritage List-nominated Hollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production in association withCircle X Theatre Co. of a very unique immersive event, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, written by Maria Irene Fornes, with choreography by Zsofia Nemes, musical composition by Daniel Szabo and directed by Kate Jopson. FEFU AND HER FREIENDS is the first play EVER to be performed at the iconic house, which is located in the heart of Barnsdall Art Park, a vibrant, artistic and recreational destination. With just 20 guests admitted to each of the 12 performances, attendees will enjoy a truly intimate front row experience at the play, which previews on Thursday, May 4; with a press opening on Friday, May 5 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, May 28 (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027). (more...)

Bluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gundersonBluebarn Theatre presents Regional Premiere Of SILENT SKY by Lauren gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to continue Season 28 with the historical drama, Silent Sky  by Lauren Gunderson. BLUEBARN Producing Artistic Director Susan C. Toberer directs with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Darrin Golden, costume design by Lindsay Pape, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner. (more...)

Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre HistoryCelebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2017

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female representation, both on and offstage, the question of gender equality within the theatre continues to be a hotly debated issue across the theatrical sphere. (more...)

Nashville Playwright Named Finalist for National AwardNashville Playwright Named Finalist for National Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Nate Eppler has been named a finalist for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

SILENT SKY Tells The True Story of the Most Famous Female AstronomerSILENT SKY Tells The True Story of the Most Famous Female Astronomer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

 The true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the historic 'computer ladies' at Harvard's observatory in the early 20th century. Despite never being allowed to use the telescope, Henrietta made ground-breaking discoveries that shook the foundations of astronomy and made possible the work of Dr. Edwin Hubble and every astronomer to follow. Alternately poignant and funny, Silent Sky is a sweet, surprising look at one of the long-forgotten women of history. (more...)

US Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play AwardUS Theatre Critics Name Six Finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One WeekSignature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended one week after selling out its initial run in less than 72 hours. (more...)

TOSOS Celebrates Diversity at the St. Pat's for All ParadeTOSOS Celebrates Diversity at the St. Pat's for All Parade
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Our productions honestly explore the unique LGBT experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way.   (more...)

Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY Extends Again at Signature TheatreWill Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature TheatreAnnie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Five Play Season Announced for Catskill's Bridge Street TheatreFive Play Season Announced for Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre is delighted to announce its 2017 line-up of plays - five magnificent, warmly human stories for audiences to savor between March and November. Scheduled for BST's second Mainstage Subscription Season are: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017
by - Feb 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/25/2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/25/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 25, 2017
by - Feb 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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