Lee Blessing News

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/21/2014
by - Apr 21, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 4/21/2014. (more...)

First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
by Shari Barrett - Apr 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The world premiere of Lee Blessing's 'A View of the Mountains' is set to open Saturday, April 26, 2014 at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch and will run through May 25, 2104. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lee Blessing, Playwright for A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 18, 2014

Renowned playwright Lee Blessing talks about 'A View of the Mountains' which will be staged at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch through May 25th. (more...)

The Theater Project to Present Staged Reading of TWO ROOMS, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Theater Project is no stranger to hot potato topics, having presented productions and readings of plays tackling marriage and income inequality, not to mention war and peace. TWO ROOMS by Lee Blessing examines a husband and wife separated by an act of political violence. The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. While he languishes in confinement, she does all she can to pressure the government to take action. The play will be presented as a script in hand performance at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, at 2 PM, Saturday, May 3. Admission is free. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Evan Bergman Directs A VIEW of the MOUNTAINS at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 11, 2014

Evan Bergman directs 'A View of the Mountains' at New Jersey Repertory which will be performed from April 24th through May 25th. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, 5/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

Profile Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, Begin. 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin on May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. Tickets are currently on sale at Profiletheatre.org. (more...)

Seaglass Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of WAKE at Fremont Theatre Center, 4/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

WAKE, written by New York-based Carey Crim, will have its west coast premiere presented by LA's critically acclaimed SeaGlass Theatre company Saturday, April 26 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the beautiful Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, CA, it was announced today by Ovation nominated actor and SeaGlass Theatre Managing Director Paul Stroili, along with SeaGlass Artistic Director Kimberly Van Luin. WAKE'S five all-star member ensemble will feature Nancy Berggren, Alison Blanchard, Michael Connors, Allie Costa, and Lauren McCormack. Matt Kirkwood has been set to direct. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present World Premiere of Lee Blessing's A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS, 4/24-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company's season of premieres continues with Pulitzer Prize and Tony-nominated playwright Lee Blessing's sequel to his Cold War play, 'A Walk in the Woods'. (more...)

Roald Dahl's THE MAGIC FINGER to Get West Coast Premiere at MainStreet Theatre, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their final show of the season - the west coast premiere of Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger. British Playwright David Wood did the adaptation, which premiered at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD in 2013. Mr. Wood has continued to work on the play, and MainStreet will be producing a brand new version. Abigail Deser is the director. The production will play two school performances on May 2nd, and open to the public on Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, May 18th only. (more...)

WAIT UNTIL DARK, WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and More Set for Geva Theatre Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Tom Parrish are proud to announce the 12 major productions of the much anticipated 2014-2015 Season, the non-profit's 42nd year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet (as performed by David Carl) is an absurdist romp through Shakespeare, pop culture, and life in the theatre. (more...)

Signature Theatre and The Negro Ensemble Company to Honor Late Playwright Leslie Lee, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

On Monday, March 24, 2014, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (Charles Weldon, Artistic Director; Karen Brown, Executive Director) and Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) will unite in a day-long celebration of the life and works of Tony Award-nominated playwright Leslie Lee. Lee passed away in New York City on January 20, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Reviews: In Tandem Retrieves Conversation on Art and Politics in CHESAPEAKE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 27, 2014

Blessing, Chesapeake. Daniels. These three words follow each other with the comfort and perfection of naming B, C and D when reciting the alphabet. Last weekend at In Tandem Theatre on their Tenth Street Theater stage, Matt Daniels presented his incredible one-man performance of Chesapeake, a fantasy play written by the award winning playwright Lee Blessing. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

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