Lawrence Wright News

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Photo Flash: President Jimmy Carter and More Attend CAMP DAVID's Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs now through May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities, featuring the real President Jimmy Carter and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's World Premiere of CAMP DAVID Captivates, Shows Considerable Potential
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 04, 2014

Admittedly, I am a sucker for new plays, but when they're as ambitious as this one, I get even more excited. This one is one to be excited about. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, THE SNOW GEESE, BRONX BOMBERS and More Among 2013-14 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,108,000, allow 39 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs tonight, March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID - Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy, Ron Rifkin and Richard Thomas!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Culture Project to Stage Dan Hoyle THE REAL AMERICANS, Mike Albo's THE JUNKET, Begin. 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Culture Project will examine contemporary American mores with two journalistic theater pieces in rep. Straight from Joe's Pub, The Real Americans, a compelling and uniquely galvanizing new work written and performed by Dan Hoyle, will join The Junket, a new, hilariously scandalous solo show based on scandalous actual events, written and performed by Mike Albo, coming to Culture Project from an extended run at Dixon Place. Performances begin March 13rd and run until April 20th at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street, NYC). (more...)

Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy to Join Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas in Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Based on true events surrounding the 1978 Camp David Accords, the play follows the 13-day meeting between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they attempted to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. The production features Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Broadway's Dividing the Estate) as Rosalynn Carter, Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) as Menachem Begin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as President Jimmy Carter. Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Arena Stage President & Mrs. Carter Named Honorary Chairs of CAMP DAVID Red Carpet Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter will serve as Honorary Chairs of The Camp David Red Carpet Premiere, Thursday April 3, 2014. The exclusive evening will surround the official opening night for the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, directed by Smith and produced in association with Gerald Rafshoon. The event will include a VIP pre-show cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, opening night performance of Camp David and post-show dessert reception with the cast. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Ron Rifkin, Richard Thomas to Lead Arena Stage's CAMP DAVID; Levi Kreis Joins Cast of 'SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (Alias, Broadway's Cabaret) and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons) will star in the world premiere historical drama Camp David at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater as Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Jimmy Carter, respectively. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright and under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith, Camp David runs March 21-May 4, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Vintage to Publish THE SNOWDEN FILES, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

An incredible work of investigative journalism, THE SNOWDEN FILES: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding (The Guardian) tells the story of the individuals behind the biggest intelligence leak in history and the forces that tried to stop them. The first, and definitive, book on Edward Snowden,THE SNOWDEN FILES deftly synthesizes many disparate sources and strands of this story into one cohesive insider narrative that reads like an espionage novel. THE SNOWDEN FILES will be published by Vintage Books as a paperback original on February 11, 2014. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Join Kathleen Turner in Arena Stage's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Iconic stage and screen actress and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage following her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to make her professional singing debut as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage-a single mother determined to keep her family alive and her business afloat during war. Using the David Hare translation, the show fuses politics and satire to paint an unforgettable and provocative portrait of war, incorporating more than 10 pieces of original music composed in a rollicking, gypsy-punk style and performed by cast members doubling as musicians. Mother Courage and Her Children runs January 31-March 9, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Molly Smith Celebrates 15 Years at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

With the official opening of Eric Coble's dangerous new play The Velocity of Autumn tonight, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, the occasion marks Artistic Director Molly Smith's 25th project to direct for Arena Stage and is the first of three projects she will direct in the 2013/14 season, including Kathleen Turner in Mother Courage and Her Children and the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright's Camp David.Building on 15 years with the company, Smith is steadfast in her focus on American plays and artists. (more...)

Molly Smith Directs Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at Arena Stage, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

The Velocity of Autumn, a new two-character play from Cleveland-based playwright Eric Coble, opens at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith and by special arrangement with HOP Theatricals, LLC. (more...)

Trudie Styler to Lead Culture Project's THE SEAGULL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Thomas Kilroy's version of The Seagull is a reappraisal of Chekhov's first great comedy, a story of a distinguished actress and her passionate lonely son. Trudie Styler will play that actress under the direction of Max Stafford Clark. (more...)

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