Lee Strasberg News

Date of Birth: November 17, 1901
Date of Death: February 17, 1982 (80)
Gender: Male
Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

BWW Review: SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN - A Wonderful First-Person Trip Down Celluloid Memory LaneBWW Review: SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN - A Wonderful First-Person Trip Down Celluloid Memory Lane
by Gil Kaan - Feb 7, 2016

With some judicious editing, this Austin Pendleton-directed 95-minute solo SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN (actually Part One in a trilogy) would make a stunning stand-alone one act. Jen Danby has written this fictional interview of an already deceased Sharon Tate chockfull of very interesting celluloid facts and tidbits. Onstage as Tate, Danby has captured the vocal qualities and essence of Ms. Tate very nicely. (more...)

GERONIMO Life on the Reservation to Host Q & A with Director Steve Railsback, 1/30GERONIMO Life on the Reservation to Host Q & A with Director Steve Railsback, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The well-received solo play GERONIMO Life on the Reservation†written by Janelle Meraz Hooper, directed by Steve Railsback and performed by veteran actor Rudy Ramos, will host a ††Q & A with director Railsback this Saturday, January 30th after the 8:00 pm performance at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. (more...)

INTAR To Present the World Premiere of LOCUSTS HAVE NO KINGINTAR To Present the World Premiere of LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

'The locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank' - Proverbs 30:27. INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) continues its acclaimed 2015 - '16 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of Locusts Have No King by J. Julian Christopher, beginning Friday, March 18th and continuing through April 24th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday, March 30th. David MendizŠbal will direct a cast that includes John J. Concado, Dan Domingues, David Grimm and Liam Torres. (more...)

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERSBrooklyn Repertory Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Elisabeth Ng and Managing Director Ilinca Tuvene have announced that A. P. Chekhov's Three Sisters, adapted and directed by Victor Cervantes Jr, will premiere Thursday, February 4th at The Fourth Street Theatre, at 83 East 4th Street. (more...)

Off-Broadway's YES Cancels Tonight's show; Adds One for Next WeekOff-Broadway's YES Cancels Tonight's show; Adds One for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

?STORM SHUTS DOWN OFF-BROADWAY'S YES. SHOW WILL RESUME TOMORROW, WITH AN ADDED PERFORMANCE NEXT WEEK TO MAKE UP FOR TONIGHT'S CANCELLATION (more...)

DEFENDANT MAURICE CHEVALIER to Run 2/8-21 at ATA's John Cullum TheatreDEFENDANT MAURICE CHEVALIER to Run 2/8-21 at ATA's John Cullum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Nascent Productions†presents†Defendant Maurice Chevalier,†a new play by†Alexis Chevalier†with music from the 1930's and 40's at†American Theatre of Actors,in the†John Cullum Theatre†openingon†February 8†and running through†February 21.†Alex Notkin†directs.†Kian Kavousi†is production manager. Musical direction by†Chang Liu†with vocal supervision byChristina Dinella. Choreography by†Elena Notkina†and†Inna Muratova. The cast features†Ken Straus, Deanna Jelardi, Kian Kavousi, Matthew Serra, Micah Stinson, Ben Rademacher, Sam Schall, Alexandra Kainoa†and†Miah Kane. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's Dark, New Play Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayTim Realbuto's Dark, New Play Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

After a sold-out†run in NYC at the Emerging Artists Theatre and an acclaimed production at the Detroit Fringe Festival earlier this year, popular up-and-coming actor/writer Tim Realbuto's new play YES opens tonight, January 19, for a short run at the Hudson Guild Theater off-Broadway. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next MonthSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This American Blonde Actress†and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the first dates of the 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, beginning in Los Angeles for a return engagement, and with additional tour dates to follow in Florida, New York City and Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. It will play on the West Coast on February 5th and 6th for two shows only at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute on the the James Dean Soundstage, an 'environmental' TV studio setting. (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 -†17, 2016. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRELa Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS†&†MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT†(2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!),†in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of†EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).††EMPIRE†will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Linda Ann Watt to Teach Professional Master Class in Acting & Scene Study Next MonthLinda Ann Watt to Teach Professional Master Class in Acting & Scene Study Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

www.ActingAtlanta.com, a division of Corlin Productions, is offering PROFESSIONAL MASTER CLASS ACTING & SCENE STUDY, January 16-17 and 23-24, 2016, 12:00PM-4:00PM.† This 2-WEEKEND class meets at 1040 W. Marietta Street, NW Atlanta. A new session will be available every other month. Space is limited. Call 704-849-2025 or watt@ActingAtlanta.com to enroll. (more...)

Tim Realbuto Brings YES to NYC for Short RunTim Realbuto Brings YES to NYC for Short Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

After a sold out run in NYC at the Emerging Artists Theatre and an acclaimed production at the Detroit Fringe Festival earlier this year, popular up and coming actor/writer Tim Realbuto will bring his play YES back to NYC for a short run at the Hudson Guild Theater Off-Broadway in January 2016. (more...)

Soprano Ira Lauren & Pianist Dale Gonyea Join BROADWAY ON ICE at Kravis CenterSoprano Ira Lauren & Pianist Dale Gonyea Join BROADWAY ON ICE at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Austrian soprano Ira Lauren and piano virtuoso/comedian Dale Gonyea are set to be the musical guests with Olympic Skating Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White along with Phantom of the Opera's Davis Gaines in Willy Bietak's Broadway on Ice, which begins a special limited three performance engagement at The Kravis Center, December 22-23. (more...)

ELLI The King of Broadway Presents 3rd Annual Chanukah at the Metropolitan Room 12/8ELLI The King of Broadway Presents 3rd Annual Chanukah at the Metropolitan Room 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

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BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Hosts WRITERS IN PERFORMANCE 2015BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Hosts WRITERS IN PERFORMANCE 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations. Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. (more...)

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This WinterPHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Producers Al Corley ("Dynasty") and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy Winning Actress JOANNA MILES Discusses FRONT DOOR OPENBWW Interview: Emmy Winning Actress JOANNA MILES Discusses FRONT DOOR OPEN
by Don Grigware - Nov 9, 2015

Actress Joanna Miles, who won two Emmy Awards in 1973 for playing Laura in TV's The Glass Menagerie, will co-star with David Selby in a world premiere drama Front Door Open at the Greenway Court Theatre in LA opening November 13. In our talk, Miles discusses the play, her costar David Selby as well as highlights from her career. (more...)

Sylvia Milo's THE OTHER MOZART Extends Off-Broadway Through Jan 18Sylvia Milo's THE OTHER MOZART Extends Off-Broadway Through Jan 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Sylvia Milo's award-winning THE OTHER MOZART, directed by Isaac James Byrne, is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus -- a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Due to popular demand, THE OTHER MOZART will continue its limited engagement, with the rotating cast of Sylvia Milo and Samantha Hoefer, at Off-Broadway's The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street, NYC -- Third floor - no elevator) through Monday, January 18. (more...)

WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival, Beginning TonightWHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? Gets Off-Broadway Revival, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Winner of the Obie Award in 1962, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy gave his blessings on the upcoming revival of his play WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY? before his recent passing, saying,†'Your persistence is flattering and wins my approval.' (more...)

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