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Lillian Hellman News

Date Of Birth:
June 20, 1905
Date Of Death:
June 30, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender:
Female
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Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Donald Margulies & Julian Schlossberg to be Honored at Primary Stages Gala, 11/3Donald Margulies & Julian Schlossberg to be Honored at Primary Stages Gala, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

History Matters Extends Application Deadline For Judith Barlow PrizeHistory Matters Extends Application Deadline For Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the application deadline for the new Judith Barlow Prize has been extended to December 30th, 2014 to better align with the academic calendar. The Judith Barlow Prize 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. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater Beg. TodaySigourney Weaver to Host PBS's Weekly Close-Up Look at Off-Broadway Theater Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The series - which will be hosted by acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver - premieres today, October 2 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN with John Van Druten's "London Wall" from the Mint Theater Company (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLEBerkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CPH Examines Greed, Ambition and Misguided Principles in THE LITTLE FOXESBWW Reviews: CPH Examines Greed, Ambition and Misguided Principles in THE LITTLE FOXES
by Roy Berko - Sep 22, 2014

Lillian Hellman, author of 'The Little Foxes,' which is now in production at the Cleveland Playhouse, was a rebel with many causes. An independent woman in an era before the women's rights and liberation movements, she had strong political and societal opinions. Because of her liberal affiliations she was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. She was 'a smoker, a drinker, a lover, and a fighter, who took stands against and placed a negative spotlight on greed, ambition and misguided principles.' She was an advocate for the downtrodden. These principles are at the foundation of 'The Little Foxes.' (more...)

CHAINS OF DEW, WEDDING BAND and More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 ReDiscovery SeriesCHAINS OF DEW, WEDDING BAND and More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 ReDiscovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 ReDiscovery Series with a selection of five plays by significant women playwrights of the early 20th Century, directed by local D.C. directors. The first reading to kick off the series will be Chains of Dew by Susan Glaspell, directed by Holly Twyford, on Monday, September 15. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

The Artistic Home to Open WATCH ON THE RHINE, 10/5The Artistic Home to Open WATCH ON THE RHINE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Kicking off the Artistic Home's 14th season will be Lillian Hellman's 1941 New York Drama Critic's Circle award-winner Watch on the Rhine. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Legendary Actress Tana Hicken, 9/15Everyman Theatre to Host Memorial for Legendary Actress Tana Hicken, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Everyman Theatre has announced that on Monday, September 15 at 7PM, actors, directors, designers, family members, friends, and audience members will gather at Everyman to remember the incredible life and work of actress Tana Hicken, who died August 17th at her home in Sparks, MD. (more...)

Larry Yando to Lead Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast AnnouncedLarry Yando to Lead Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Goodman Theatre's annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, now in its 37th year and directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper for the second time. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Academy Award 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 Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES Now Available On DVDTHE LITTLE FOXES Now Available On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2014

Classic cinematic adaptation of hit Lillian Hellman drama THE LITTLE FOXES starring screen icon Bette Davis is now available on DVD. (more...)

Jen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance VenueJen Danby's SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Finds New Performance Venue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Sharon Tate in Heaven has a new home in New York City for the August 8-11 run. The White Box Studio C at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. Sharon Tate in Heaven, presented by This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions, returns for a limited special New York City run this August 8th-11th, followed by two special dates in Lido Beach, New York August 16th and 17th at Theresa Academy for Performing Arts. (more...)

Industry Insight: Two Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Signs with ParadigmIndustry Insight: Two Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Signs with Paradigm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has just signed with the Paradigm Agency. (more...)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Closes 2014 Seasoan with LGBT Works, 8/29-9/7Mauckingbird 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 PrizeHISTORY 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...)

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