Lillian Hellman News

Date Of Birth:
June 20, 1905
Date Of Death:
June 30, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender:
Female
Mauckingbird Theatre Company Closes 2014 Seasoan with LGBT Works, 8/29-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Renowned in the region for their productions of gay-themed works, Mauckingbird Theatre Company closes their 2014 season with two weeks of special events celebrating classic LGBT works and a Mauckingbird-style original, August 29 - September 7 in the Randall Theater on the campus of Temple University. (more...)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE Creates Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

universitiesHISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past in high schools, colleges, universities and theatres throughout the country and encourages responses to those plays from contemporary women playwrights. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents THE REHEARSAL, 6/25-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

From June 25 to August 1, The Kitchen will present The Rehearsal, a group exhibition in which Courtesy the Artists, Discoteca Flaming Star and Georgia Sagri revisit an unreleased film by blacklisted, American film maker Jules Dassin. Filmed 40 years ago in the building that is now The Kitchen, Dassin's film, also tilted The Rehearsal, is a cinematic indictment of the Greek military junta (1967-74) and features Dassin, his wife, Greek actress Melina Mercouri, along with Laurence Olivier, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, among others. For this exhibition, the artists will engage the themes, resonances and Brechtian structures of Dassin's work placing them in conversation with recent narratives of collective action for autonomy on the global stage. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

BWW TV: 2014 Lilly Awards Celebrate Kelli O'Hara, Winnie Holzman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 03, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the recipients and some of the guests about the big night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Honored with 2014 Lilly Awards
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 03, 2014

Just last night, the Lilly Awards celebrated women of distinction in musical theater at Playwrights Horizons. As previously announced, the 2014 Lilly Award winners include Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Susan Bernfield, Johanna Day, Winnie Holzman, Joyce Ketay, Mary Mitchell Campbell, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Dominique Morrisseau, Kelli O'Hara, Jen Silverman, Jeanine Tesori and Liesl Tommy. The 2014 Lilly Award presenters include Neena Beber, John Doyle, Branden Jacobs Jenkins, Julia Jordan, Anne Kaufman, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Justin Levine, Audra McDonald, Marsha Norman, Steven Pasquale, Stephen Schwartz and Stacey Mindich. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

NY Philharmonic's CANDIDE Concert, Starring Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone and More, Set for Online Release via Digital Theatre, June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Broadway and operetta unite in the New York Philharmonic's concert performance of Leonard Bernstein's satirical, effervescent musical CANDIDE, slated for release online on Digital Theatre, Wednesday 4 June 2014. The show features music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Luker, Jason Robert Brown & More to Perform at 2014 Lilly Awards, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

This year the Lilly Awards will celebrate women of distinction in musical theater in a special cabaret at West Bank Cafe (407 W 42nd Street, NYC), following the awards ceremony, which is set for Monday, June 2, at Playwrights Horizons. The cabaret will feature Kelli O'Hara, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Rebecca Luker, Kate Baldwin, Kenita Miller, The Broadway Boys, Graham Rowat, Katie Thompson, Lauren Pritchard, Taylor Noble, Jay Armstrong Jonson, The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) and Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Shirley MacLaine, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Academy AwardŽ winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. During An Evening with Shirley MacLaine, the celebrated artist will use her trademark wit and candid spirituality to discuss everything from her childhood to her early show business career to hanging out with The Rat Pack, JFK and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. MacLaine will also open her program to a question and answer session with the audience. (more...)

Penguin Classics Releases ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK and THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

On May 27, 2014, Penguin Classics will release two previously unpublished works by renowned literary wit Dorothy Parker and her biographer Marion Meade. ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak is a hilarious and practically unknown letter by Dorothy Parker written to her publishers in 1930 (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9780698153776; $1.99). THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendshipby biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to recount Dorothy Parker's last days before her death and the bizarre and unceremonious treatment of her remains following it (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9781101627211; $2.99). (more...)

Suzanne Froix & Richard Pryor, Jr. to Lead Beautiful Soup's SHADES OF BLUE, 8/27-9/13
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

As previously announced, Beautiful Soup's critically acclaimed production of Little Wars returns for an extended engagement at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. The play will run in repertory with a workshop of McCasland's latest play, Shades Of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day. (more...)

Beautiful Soup's LITTLE WARS to Return to New York this Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Beautiful Soup's critically acclaimed production of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars will return to New York City this fall in an extended engagement. The production replaces Beautiful Soup's previously announced revival of Lillian Hellman's The Autumn Garden. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jeanine Tesori, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & More Win 2014 Lilly Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The 2014 winners of the Lilly Awards, honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by the Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony set for Monday, June 2, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Houston (more...)

Beautiful Soup Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring THE AUTUMN GARDEN, CHARLOTTE SWEET, GIGI and More
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

New York-based Beautiful Soup Theater, known for their revivals of Liliom, Rags, A Doll's Life and Moose Murders, has announced their 2014-2015 theatrical season. The season will begin in September with a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Autumn Garden. A study of the defeats, disappointments and diminished expectations of people reaching middle age, Hellman's rarely-seen memory play returns to New York in a new production from Beautiful Soup Artistic Director Steven Carl McCasland. (more...)

Penguin Classics to Release ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK and THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

On May 27, 2014, Penguin Classics will release two previously unpublished works by renowned literary wit Dorothy Parker and her biographer Marion Meade. ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak is a hilarious and practically unknown letter by Dorothy Parker written to her publishers in 1930 (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9780698153776; $1.99). THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendshipby biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to recount Dorothy Parker's last days before her death and the bizarre and unceremonious treatment of her remains following it (A Penguin Classics Special; On Sale: May 27, 2014; ISBN: 9781101627211; $2.99). (more...)

Tongue in Cheek Theater Premieres First Full-Length New Work BUFFALO HEIGHTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) premieres its first full-length new work, Buffalo Heights by Adam Harrell, in a two-week run tonight, May 7-17, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lincoln Center Theater's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by Review Roundups - May 06, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Houston (more...)

Henry Wishcamper Directs THE LITTLE FOXES at the Goodman, Running Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

odman Theatre announces that a new production of The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and author and Academy Award nominee, completes its 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' Goodman Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the 1939 classic American Southern drama that 'could not be more timely, as the play's social skewering remains satisfyingly fresh' (Los Angeles Times). The Little Foxes is slated to appear today, May 2 - June 7, 2015 as the fourth production in the 2014/2015 Season, followed by Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which runs June 20 - July 26, 2015. (more...)

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