Lanford Wilson News

Date of Birth: April 13, 1937 (78)
Birth Place: Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Annie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out RunAnnie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced one additional, final performancefortheir critically acclaimed production ofJOHN,written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold(Fun Home). The production, which kickedoff Signature's 25thAnniversary Season,will now play its final performance onSunday, September 6that7:30pm.All other performances are sold out. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

NYMadness to Open Season with Neil LaBute; Featured Guests Announced!NYMadness to Open Season with Neil LaBute; Featured Guests Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

New York Madness will Launch their Season on Sept 22nd at 8pm with Featured Guest Playwright Neil LaBute (The Way We Get By,Bash: Latter-Day Plays,Outer Critics Circle Award forFat Pig, Independent Spirit Award forIn the Company of Men,Reasons to be Pretty, Reason to be Happy, American Academy Arts and Letters.) (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary SeasonTHE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 90th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Cape Playhouse Producer, Mark Cuddy, announced the entire 2016 season repertory to a hundred donors at a Celebration Party on Sunday night. It is the first time in its history that the full slate has been revealed during the previous season. (more...)

Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30Melissa Ritz Brings 'BOMBSHELL OF RHYTHM' to SoHo Playhouse thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

On the heels of receiving the coveted 'Pick of the Fringe' award for her one-woman show, Melissa Ritz brings Bombshell of Rhythm: The Life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton to NYC's SoHo Playhouse, now through August 30th. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces New Pricing for 87th Mainstage SeasonLong Beach Playhouse Announces New Pricing for 87th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On September 26, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 87th Mainstage Season with lower ticket prices for Friday night shows. Instead of paying $24, the Friday night single ticket price will be $20. (more...)

OH THE HUMANITY Set for Vancouver Fringe Festival, 9/11-16OH THE HUMANITY Set for Vancouver Fringe Festival, 9/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Staircase Theatre presents the re-imagining of their wildly successful 2010 hit, Oh The Humanity (and other good intentions), directed by Brian Cochrane, featuring Maryanne Renzetti, Brad Duffy and Tom Pickett, Stage Managed by Lois Dawson with Lighting and Sound Design by Stephen Bulat. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This FallFringe Encore Series to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

MOVIN' ON UP 2015 Set for Aug 22 at CBCMOVIN' ON UP 2015 Set for Aug 22 at CBC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Staircase Theatre and CJSF Radio presents Movin' On Up-Staged Readings. In its second year, Movin' On Up will feature two new one act plays by local, emerging (and very talented!) playwrights, Christopher Cook and CJ McGillivray. (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Close Mainstage Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY, 7/30-8/8Hangar Theatre to Close Mainstage Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY, 7/30-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Closing their Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre presents Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning romantic comedy, Talley's Folly. Directed by the Hangar's artistic director Jen Waldman, Talley's Folly will run from July 30 until August 8, 2014. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 31 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9Photo Flash: First Look at HSF2015, Running 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Shakespeare has become as much a part of summertime in Houston as baseball and backyard barbecues. Produced by the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance, the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) has brought the Bard to Bayou City residents for four decades. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre'sworld premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos. (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 SeasonK. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, PYGMALION & More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 87th Mainstage SeasonA RAISIN IN THE SUN, PYGMALION & More Set for Long Beach Playhouse's 87th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

On September 26, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 87th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a celebration of authors and their finest works with classics including Pygmalion, The Mousetrap, A Raisin in the Sun and Around the World in 80 Days. The season opens with Lanford Wilson's comedy classic, Hot L Baltimore on September 26, 2015. The season curtain falls on August 6, 2016 with the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In between are six plays, including a two-weekend run of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. (more...)

BWW Sunday Exclusive Pride Special: Playwright Jonathan Tolins on Friday's Historic Ruling- 'Theater Definitely Played an Important Role in What Happened'BWW Sunday Exclusive Pride Special: Playwright Jonathan Tolins on Friday's Historic Ruling- 'Theater Definitely Played an Important Role in What Happened'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 28, 2015

Playwright Jonathan Tolins (author of BUYER & CELLAR and TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS) coined the phrase 'The Last Sunday in June' and turned it into a landmark play which debuted in 2003 at the Rattlestick Theater starring Arnie Burton, Donald Corren, Jonathan McClain, Susan Pourfar, Mark Setlock, Peter Smith, David Turner and Matthew Wilkas and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld.com reached out to him this week as we face the most historic PRIDE in American History (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & MorePoint Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present five productions in the 2015-2016 season, ranging from classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

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