Laura Pels News

Roundabout to Present Saltzman Shaped Berlin & Joplin Musical TIN PAN ALLEY RAG for Summer 2009
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the New York premiere of the new musical The Tin Pan Alley Rag, written by Mark Saltzman, with Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin & Scott Joplin, directed by Stafford Arima. (more...)

THE SINGING FOREST Begins Previews At The Public Theater 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews for Craig Lucas' THE SINGING FOREST on Friday, April 10. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE SINGING FOREST will run through Sunday, May 17 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 PM. (more...)

Casting Set for Pasadena Playhouse's MAURITIUS, Previews Begin 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director, Ken Novice, Interim Managing Director, Tom Ware, Producing Director) announced casting today for the upcoming production of MAURITIUS by Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

Public's THE SINGING FOREST First Preview Moved To 4/10, Opens 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today that the first preview of Craig Lucas' THE SINGING FOREST has been moved to Friday, April 10 due to the need for additional technical rehearsals. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE SINGING FOREST was scheduled to begin previews on Tuesday, April 7 and open on Monday, April 27. The show will now open on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2009

Steven Weber, Jonathan Cake join Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout Theater Company revival of 'The Philanthropist.' Weber will play a friend of the leading character portrayed by Broderick in Christopher Hampton's 1970 take on 'The Misanthrope,' while Cake will play a writer. Anna Madeley is the female lead, reprising a role she played in the 2005 staging of the play at the Donmar Warehouse. Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge and Samantha Soule complete the rest of the casting. The cast met the press at at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse in New York City. March 20, 2009 and BWW was there! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'WAITING FOR GODOT' Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Mar 22, 2009

A cornerstone of twentieth century theatre, Waiting for Godot was Samuel Beckett's first professionally produced play. It premiered in Paris in 1953 and premiered on Broadway in 1956 at the John Golden Theatre. Beckett's language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existentialism of post-World War II Europe. (more...)

Listen To DISTRACTED's Nixon & Stamberg On NPR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2009

Cynthia Nixon & Josh Stamberg were live on NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' news talk program this week. Click here to listen as they discuss their roles in the play as well as ADD, with host Neal Conan. Roundabout Theatre Company presents Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw and featuring Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Stamberg. (more...)

Iizuka's GHOSTWRITTEN Comes To Goodman Stage 4/4-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2009

Joyce Award-recipient Naomi Iizuka brings her tale of family ties, a lingering debt, mystical stories-and magical food-to the Goodman stage in her newest work, Ghostwritten, April 4 - May 3, 2009. Lisa Portes, who has shepherded this play from its first appearance at the 2007 New Stages Series, directs its world-premiere production with a cast of Chicago favorites led by Lisa Tejero (Mirror of the Invisible World and Metamorphoses) and Kim Martin-Cotten (King Lear). (more...)

DISTRACTED's Cynthia Nixon Guest On Rachel Ray 3/20 On ABC7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Cynthia Nixon will be on 'Rachael Ray' tomorrow morning Friday, March 20th at 10am on ABC 7 in New York City (check local listings for airtimes). Tune in to watch Cynthia talk to Rachael about her role in the hit new play Distracted. (more...)

Lucas and Beglarian Named Inaugural Recipients of Hermitage Artist Retreat Greenfield Prize
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2009

Obie Award-winning playwright Craig Lucas ('Prelude to a Kiss,' 'Light in the Piazza') and internationally acclaimed composer EveBeglarian are the inaugural recipients of the Hermitage Artist Retreat's Greenfield Prize announced Hermitage Executive Director Bruce Rodgers.Lucas and Beglarian will accept their prizes in Sarasota at the GreenfieldPrize banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at Michael's on East. (more...)

DISTRACTED'S Cynthia Nixon Guests On This Morning's Good Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Cynthia Nixon, currently featured in Roundabout Theatre Company's DISTRACTED was on FOX 5's 'Good Day NY' this morning. Click here to watch her sit down interview with Fox's Anne Craig: here Roundabout Theatre Company presents Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw and featuring Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Stamberg. (more...)

Casting Set for Pasadena Playhouse's MAURITIUS, Previews Begin 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director, Ken Novice, Interim Managing Director, Tom Ware, Producing Director) announced casting today for the upcoming production of MAURITIUS by Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

Epic Theatre Ensemble to Honor John Guare & Stanley Tucci at 8th Annual Gala March 9th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2009

New York's OBIE Award-winning Epic Theatre Ensemble (Zak Berkman, Melissa Friedman, Ron Russell, Executive Directors) will honor Award-winning playwright John Guare and Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci at their 8th Annual Winter Gala to be held at Twenty Four Fifth (24 Fifth Avenue) on Monday, March 9, 2009. (more...)

Loomer, Shinn Featured On 'Working In The Theater' Panel 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2009

On Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m., Lisa Loomer (Distracted) and Christopher Shinn (Hedda Gabler) will be featured on American Theatre Wing's 'Working in the Theatre' playwright panel alongside Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw), Stephen Adly Guirgis (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), & Tina Howe (Chasing Manet). The program, moderated by American Theatre Wing Executive Director Howard Sherman, will air on CUNY TV beginning Sunday, March 8, 2009 (with additional airings March 13, 14 and 15 - check local listings). It will be also be available for viewing and for download as a podcast at www.americantheatrewing.org beginning March 11, 2009. (more...)

Loomer, Shinn Featured On 'Working In The Theater' Panel 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2009

On Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m., Lisa Loomer (Distracted) and Christopher Shinn (Hedda Gabler) will be featured on American Theatre Wing's 'Working in the Theatre' playwright panel alongside Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw), Stephen Adly Guirgis (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), & Tina Howe (Chasing Manet). The program, moderated by American Theatre Wing Executive Director Howard Sherman, will air on CUNY TV beginning Sunday, March 8, 2009 (with additional airings March 13, 14 and 15 - check local listings). It will be also be available for viewing and for download as a podcast at www.americantheatrewing.org beginning March 11, 2009. (more...)

Photo Tribute: Remembering Horton Foote
by Walter McBride - Mar 05, 2009

To remember the acclaimed Mr. Foote, BWW Photographer Walter McBride has assembled a collection of his favorite photos that he was honored to be able to take of the stage legend. (more...)

Distracted with Cynthia Nixon Extends to May 17, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a second one-week extension of the New York premiere production of Distracted, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw. Distracted opened last night, March 4th, and has been extended again to Sunday, May 17th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'DISTRACTED' Opening Night After Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of Distracted opened, Wednesday, March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there for all the opening night action. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'DISTRACTED' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of Distracted opened, Wednesday, March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there for all the opening night action. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'DISTRACTED' Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Mar 05, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of Distracted opened, Wednesday, March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there for all the opening night action. (more...)

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