Lillian Hellman News

Date of Birth: June 20, 1905
Date of Death: June 30, 1984 (79)
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will PresentJessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic ScaleBWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly AwardsDanai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES and More Set for Everyman Theatre's New Women-Centric Salon SeriesTHE LITTLE FOXES and More Set for Everyman Theatre's New Women-Centric Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the introduction of a new series of informal play readings. The inaugural series, titled 'Women's Voices in American Theatre,' will highlight some of theatre's greatest women playwrights through four staged readings curated by the women of Everyman's Resident Acting Company. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Launch New Series of Informal Play ReadingsEveryman Theatre to Launch New Series of Informal Play Readings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the introduction of a new series of informal play readings. The inaugural series, titled "Women's Voices in American Theatre," will highlight some of theatre's greatest women playwrights through four staged readings curated by the women of Everyman's Resident Acting Company.  The readings will take place in the theatre's second-floor rehearsal hall, which will be transformed into a funky stripped-down performance space, on four Monday evenings:  April 25, May 9, May 23 and June 6 from 7PM to 9PM. (more...)

History Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize WinnerHistory Matters/Back To The Future Announces 2016 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

History Matters/Back To The Future, committed to promoting the study and production of women's plays of the past, has announced the winner of the second annual Judith Barlow Prize. Lindsay Adams, a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has been chosen for her one-act play, HER OWN DEVICES, which was inspired by Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Harvey. (more...)

EgoPo's MACHINAL Opens 4/22EgoPo's MACHINAL Opens 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

On April 22, EgoPo presents the opening of Sophie Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece, Machinal. Machinal is directed by Brenna Geffers, whose most recent work with EgoPo includes Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, and Henrik Ibsen's Lady from the Sea and A Doll's House. (more...)

'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space This Spring'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Patti LuPone is bringing her no-nonsense Broadway swagger to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre this spring in a new show titled, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY, as part of Symphony Space's 'Project B-Way/95' series. (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 SeasonGlenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour DatesJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30Tovah Feldshuh Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'AGING IS OPTIONAL,' 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Acclaimed Broadway, film and television star, Tovah Feldshuh - nominated six times for the Tony and Emmy Awards-returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, April 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 30 (7 p.m.) with her one-woman show, Tovah: Aging is Optional. (more...)

The Lyric Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature COMPANY, MURDER FOR TWO & MoreThe Lyric Stage's 2016-17 Season to Feature COMPANY, MURDER FOR TWO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces its 2016-17 season. The full lineup includes: (more...)

Pandora Productions to Present Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOURPandora Productions to Present Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Pandora Productions continues the 2015-2016 season with Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. A play that was too scandalous to be considered for a Pulitzer in 1934 due to its lesbian theme. Ms. Hellman, known as much for her politics as for her playwrighting, penned this, her first play, at the tender age of 29. She would become one of the most famous female playwrights of the century. The play explores issues of homosexual persecution in that time period. Pandora is proud to bring this play to life during Women's History month. (more...)

The Gamm Theatre Announces 2016-2017 SeasonThe Gamm Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Tony Estrella, artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), is pleased to announce the theater's 2016-2017 Season. The diverse 5-play line-up includes contemporary landmark plays, a world premiere adaptation of a classic masterpiece, and a cutting-edge sci-fi crime drama new to Gamm audiences. 'In what may be our most ambitious slate of plays yet, we'll travel to the Tudor court of 16th-century England for King Elizabeth, a new version of Friedrich Schiller's political masterpiece Mary Stuart; then to a girls boarding school in New England for Lillian Hellman's groundbreaking Depression-era drama, The Children's Hour. (more...)

DVR Alert: HBO Airs Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS TonightDVR Alert: HBO Airs Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

With disarming candor, wry wit and sharp self-deprecation, Nichols delivered a master class on his craft in what would be his last in-depth interviews, for BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, debuting TONIGHT, FEB. 22, exclusively on HBO, following its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. (more...)

New BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 LineupNew BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Arena Stage just announced an exciting, starry 2016/17 season, which will showcase the theater's mission of American voices and artists. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine Returns To The McCallum Theatre 3/7Shirley MacLaine Returns To The McCallum Theatre 3/7
by David Green - Feb 8, 2016

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Shirley MacLaine on Monday, March 7, at 8:00pm. Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and author Shirley MacLaine will share with the audience a montage of memorable film moments and private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey. Shirley MacLaine's illustrious career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, six Emmy® Award nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards - including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - and the title of international best-selling author. (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS to Make Bermuda Premiere in AprilSteven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS to Make Bermuda Premiere in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Steven Carl McCasland's critically acclaimed play Little Wars will make its international debut this April, when it receives its Bermuda premiere production at The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society. (more...)

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