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
World Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next MonthWorld Premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of SHARON AND ROMAN, a new part of the Sharon Tate Quadrilogy beginning with the solo piece SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, and with four total parts, CHARLIE AND SHARON, SHARON AND MIA (in development), and now the newest, ROMAN AND SHARON, about the marriage of actress and model Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

BARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 SeasonBARBECUE, THE LITTLE FOXES, WOLF HALL and More Set for Epic Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is kicking off its sixth season with a diverse line-up of brand new, innovative and exhilarating work that looks at the relationship between power and the people it affects. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETHArtists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura LinneyPhoto Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women, is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, Laura Linney sat down with James Naughton to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event took place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue.  (more...)

Bid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity AuctionBid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Drama League has launched its 2017 Spring Charity Auction, featuring more than 20 once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

PRIME Productions Announces its Debut with LITTLE WARSPRIME Productions Announces its Debut with LITTLE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities, announces their debut with the regional premiere of Little Wars by Steven Carl McCasland at Mixed Blood Theatre, May 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 SeasonGUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC LabFANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Get Ready for Their Broadway Role-Swap in THE LITTLE FOXESBWW TV: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Get Ready for Their Broadway Role-Swap in THE LITTLE FOXES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2017

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct. (more...)


by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2017

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct. (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at SteppenwolfLiesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Burch Talks THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at UNC CHARLOTTEBWW Interview: Tom Burch Talks THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at UNC CHARLOTTE
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 20, 2017

When THE CHILDREN'S HOUR was written, the topic of lesbianism was taboo, and now society is shifting, understanding people's differences. (more...)

Two-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXESTwo-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its season with THE LITTLE FOXES,  acclaimed American playwright Lillian Hellman's captivating drama about the scheming Hubbard family and their insatiable lust for wealth. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Frank Galati, THE LITTLE FOXES previews March 15 and 16, opens March 17, and runs in rotating rep through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy  FEATHERS AND TEETHArtists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

BWW Review:  A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena StageBWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

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. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Author Jacqueline T. Lynch Talks About ANN BLYTH ACTRESS, SINGER, STARBWW Interview: Author Jacqueline T. Lynch Talks About ANN BLYTH ACTRESS, SINGER, STAR
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2017

Author Jacqueline T. Lynch has just published Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain about the Mt. Tom Playhouse in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She interviewed me about three years ago, since I was born and raised in Holyoke and ... since I spent my childhood watching the Valley Players at Mt. Tom. The Players were my mentors for my odyssey through the acting world. It's a fascinating book. Lynch has also written the only biography in existence of movie and musical star Ann Blyth. In the following interview she talks about both books and her life as a writer. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

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