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Date of Birth: April 13, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Lebanon, MO, USA
Gender: Male
TampaRep to Open Silent Sky This WeekTampaRep to Open Silent Sky This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Lauren Gunderson's fascinating true tale of groundbreaking women scientists Silent Sky in the Smith Black Box theater at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street in downtown Tampa, May 5 through May 22. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 PM on Sundays. Patrons may purchase tickets at the door or from a link on TampaRep's website at http://www.tamparep.org. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Ciaran HindsTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Ciaran Hinds
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Ciaran Hinds, who stars as 'Deputy Governor Danforth' in The Crucible, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal Returning to Broadway in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?Jake Gyllenhaal Returning to Broadway in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Will Jake Gyllenhaal be returning to Broadway to star in Lanford Wilson's 1987 play BURN THIS? (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric LodgeBLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Kick Off in July at Custom Made Theatre39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Kick Off in July at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Playwrights Foundation have  announced the lineup for 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), which will run July 15-24, 2016 at Custom Made Theatre in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the TheatreSheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today, April 19th that two-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year's recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 SeasonLanford Wilson's Powerful BOOK OF DAYS to Close DMT's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is excited to announce the final show in our Revelations Season: BOOK OF DAYS, a gripping study of a small town murder mystery by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Lanford Wilson. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: TALLEY'S FOLLY, a Tale of Love Overcoming Prejudices and Uncertainty, at Actors' SummitBWW Review: TALLEY'S FOLLY, a Tale of Love Overcoming Prejudices and Uncertainty, at Actors' Summit
by Roy Berko - Apr 18, 2016

Theatre, as do all of the arts, represents the era from which it comes or is written about. For example, Lanford Wilson's TALLEY'S FOLLY places the spotlight on Missouri in 1944, the border state that, until this day, is noted for its laws and customs regarding prejudice against Jews, Catholics and Blacks (e.g. the Ferguson incidents). It also showcases many of the feelings of border Southerners regarding 'proper' etiquette, the sanctity of the roles that women are to play in society, and the power of gossip. All this is folded into a charming tale. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More TonightSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -- set for tonight, April 18, 2016 -- will celebrate Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Live Arts Theatre's THE HOT L BALTIMOREPhoto Flash: First Look at Live Arts Theatre's THE HOT L BALTIMORE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Live Arts Theatre presents Lanford Wilson classic 'The Hot L Baltimore'. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU Comes to Stages Repertory Theatre This MayLauren Gunderson's I AND YOU Comes to Stages Repertory Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Seth Gordon, Associate Artistic Director of Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and director of past Stages productions The Whipping Man, The Spiritualist and The Unexpected Man, returns to Stages Repertory Theatre to direct the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU, running May 4 - 22, 2016. (more...)

First Folio Theatre's 2016- 17 Season to Feature Chicago, World PremieresFirst Folio Theatre's 2016- 17 Season to Feature Chicago, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

First Folio Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season, kicking off with the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, running October 5 through November 6, 2016. For its winter show, First Folio Theatre presents the World Premiere adaptation of the adventure novel CAPTAIN BLOOD, running January 25 through February 26, 2016. The true story behind SILENT SKY completes the indoor season, running March 29 through April 30, 2017, and Shakespeare's most pastoral comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT takes the outdoor stage for the 21st year of First Folio's Shakespeare Under the Stars summer series, running July 12 through August 20, 2017. (more...)

TALLEY'S FOLLY Opens at Actors' Summit Theater on 4/15TALLEY'S FOLLY Opens at Actors' Summit Theater on 4/15
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

Actors' Summit   Akron's Professional theater is pleased to announce the opening of the  1980 Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson. The show will have a preview performance on Thursday April 14 at  8 p.m. The opening night show is scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016.  A dessert reception with the director and cast follows the performance on opening night. The show runs until May 1.  (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Welcome Playwright Lauren Gunderson for Three-Year ResidencyMarin Theatre Company to Welcome Playwright Lauren Gunderson for Three-Year Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is pleased to announce Lauren Gunderson as its new playwright in residence for the next three years, which has been made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ms. Gunderson's has a long collaboration with MTC, which premiered her award-winning play I And You as a part of the National New Play Network's rolling world premiere in 2013, and will premiere her new play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, co-authored with Margot Melcon, later this year. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheatreLesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It will be directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 SeasonSuzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Live Arts Theatre Opens THE HOT L BALTIMORE on 4/8Live Arts Theatre Opens THE HOT L BALTIMORE on 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Live Arts Theatre will open the Lanford Wilson classic 'The Hot L Baltimore' April 8, 2016. 'The script is smart and humorous, and a fantastic challenge for any director' says director Starshine Stanfield. 'It truly is a funny show,' adds Becca Parker, Artistic Director of the company, 'though it may be a bit more appropriate for date night.' (more...)

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