Lillian Hellman News

 

Lillian Hellman News

Date of Birth: June 20, 1905
Date of Death: June 30, 1984 (79)
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender: Female
Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The GammBWW Review: Powerful THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by Andria Tieman - Jan 19, 2017

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR is a classic play, which premiered in 1934 and is just as timely and relevant today.  The Gamm's production is a near-flawless retelling of this disturbing story about how much words matter and how the power of a lie can have repercussions far greater than expected.  The intricate and methodical script comes to life under the talents of Madeleine Lambert and Gamm resident actor Karen Carpenter and as two women who run an all-girls boarding school and find themselves with a pupil who seeks to destroy anything that gets in the way of her agenda. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Panelists for First IllumiNation Event of the 2016-17 SeasonAsolo Rep Announces Panelists for First IllumiNation Event of the 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off the second season of its IllumiNation Series, connecting the social issues presented on stage with the local community. Each of the four events includes a pre-performance reception on the mezzanine, a ticket to the performance, and a moderated post-show discussion where audience members can further explore the topics they have just seen played out on stage. (more...)

BWW Review: ROSE AND WALSH at Theatre SuburbiaBWW Review: ROSE AND WALSH at Theatre Suburbia
by Brett Cullum - Jan 18, 2017

ROSE AND WALSH now playing at Theatre Suburbia is Neil Simon's meditation on how love lives on after death, and it serves as a reminder of what a great author can do with a good concept. It's a touching, sweet, and well produced evening out at Northwest Houston's longest running all-volunteer playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Opera Returns With A Princely CANDIDEBWW Review: New York City Opera Returns With A Princely CANDIDE
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2017

The opening fanfare of one of the most exhilarating overtures ever to hit Broadway signals the joyous return of New York City Opera. After financial woes threatened to pull down the curtain for good in 2013, the company that was christened in 1943 as 'the people's opera' by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia has returned with a new home and an old friend, director Harold Prince's rollicking production of Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche and Hugh Wheeler's CANDIDE. (more...)


by Richard Sasanow - Jan 10, 2017

When I saw that New York City Opera was doing Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE at the same time as New York's Prototype Festival--with Missy Mazzoli's BREAKING THE WAVES opening the festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre on the same night—I thought that it was great counter-programming. After all, what could be further from Mazzoli's brilliant but grim gem than Bernstein's comic masterpiece--proving there's more than one way to skin a music theatre piece? (more...)

BWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose TheatreBWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose Theatre
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE has had more lives than that proverbial cat--the latest being New York City Opera's new take on it, opening on January 6 for a ten-performance run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre. It is, once again, helmed by director Hal Prince and choreographer Pat Birch, who were responsible--with librettist Hugh Wheeler and conductor John Mauceri--for the resuscitation and renovation of the once-considered unproducible work, more than 40 years ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: WATCH ON THE RHINE Meets the Press at Arena Stage - Marsha Mason and More!Photo Flash: WATCH ON THE RHINE Meets the Press at Arena Stage - Marsha Mason and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Arena Stage's upcoming production Watch on the Rhine hosted a meet & greet on the first day of rehearsal today, January 3. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast and creative team below! Watch on the Rhine by Lillian Hellman runs February 3-March 5, 2017 at Arena Stage. It is directed by Jackie Maxwell and stars four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason. (more...)

Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Need some last minute gift ideas for the Broadway lover in your life? Fear not! There may be only a few short weeks left before the holidays, but we've got plenty of ideas to add to your shopping list! (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a NightmareBWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

Kia Corthron Will Be Featured Playwright for Eclipse's 25th Anniversary SeasonKia Corthron Will Be Featured Playwright for Eclipse's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, announces contemporary American playwright Kia Corthron as the featured playwright for its 2017 Season. (more...)

Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!Marsha Mason to Star in Lillian Hellman's WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The GammLillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

The Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre
Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century WayThe Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century Way
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Los Angeles 1914 - a place where modern world reality meets 19th Century bigotry.  A time when law enforcement agencies are on a collision course with the clandestine and illicit gay community. (more...)

CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS Coming to Jermyn Street Theatre This WinterCAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS Coming to Jermyn Street Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Following its hugely acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Cautionary Tales for Daughters brings its "razor-sharp satirical song writing"  (The Stage) and "gut-punching" (The Times) lyricism to Jermyn Street Theatre this January. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Gehling performs McCasland's ALICE PAUL for Election DayVIDEO: Kristen Gehling performs McCasland's ALICE PAUL for Election Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

In honor of this historic Presidential race, McCasland recently debuted a piece inspired by the life of suffragette Alice Paul. Just in time for Election Day, actress Kristen Gehling has brought the monologue to life. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, DiscussionsArena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Arena Stage announces the 2016/17 programming for Actors Arena, a membership-based forum for professional D.C.-area actors. (more...)

Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia NixonPre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tickets for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, directed by Daniel Sullivan, are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM. (more...)

Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community FoundationAsolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $70,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Washington, DC (more...)

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