Lois Smith News

Les Waters Replaces Pam MacKinnon as MARJORIE PRIME Director; Show Runs 9/10-10/19 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Obie Award-winner Les Waters will direct the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's profound and engaging "Marjorie Prime" at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, September 10 through October 19, 2014. The opening is set for September 21. (more...)

Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble has announced its newest member, playwright Bruce Norris. Among his many accomplishments, Norris is the author of The Qualms, playing July 3 - August 31 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Since 2000, Steppenwolf has produced seven of Norris's plays, including Clybourne Park and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart and The Infidel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Gala Celebrates Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 08, 2014

Signature Theatre just held its Annual Gala celebration last night, April 7, 2014 honoring 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Season Three of WIGS Series BLUE Available on Hulu and Hulu Plus Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Breaking new ground with award-winning scripted dramas for the digital age, WIGS announced today that Season Three of BLUE, starring Julia Stiles ('The Bourne Ultimatum') as the title character, will be available in four longer-form episodes, each of which runs between 40-60 minutes, on Hulu (www.hulu.com/blue) and the Hulu Plus subscription service, beginning Friday morning today, March 28. Also available on Hulu and Hulu Plus that day will be a new longer-form episode of WIGS series PALOMA, written and directed by Stiles and starring Grace Gummer ('Margin Call'). (more...)

Asolo Rep to Be Featured in a Special Smithsonian Panel: Steinbeck on Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On the heels of its celebrated production of The Grapes of Wrath, Asolo Rep's Producing Artistic Director/Director of The Grapes of Wrath Michael Donald Edwards and the play's Tony Award-winning adapter Frank Galati will be featured speakers in a special panel entitled Steinbeck on Stage, presented by Smithsonian Associates and the National Steinbeck Center. Select scenes from Asolo Rep's production of The Grapes of Wrath will be performed by Asolo Rep actors Christian Conn (Tom Joad), Peggy Roeder (Ma Joad), and Andrew Sellon (Jim Casy). The panel will be Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7pm at the National Museum of Natural History Baird Auditorium in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Season Three of WIGS Series BLUE Available on Hulu and Hulu Plus, Beg. 3/28
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

WIGS announced today that Season Three of BLUE, starring Julia Stiles (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) as the title character, will be available in four longer-form episodes, (more...)

WIGS Teams with The Black List in Search for New Series Writers
by TV News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

WIGS, a leading digital studio and a FOX series incubator for female-targeted scripted drama, has partnered with script site The Black List on an initiative to identify one writer to develop a series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Dramatists Guild of America's Annual Awards Ceremony with Stephen Schwartz, Christopher Durang & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Dramatists Guild of America held their annual awards ceremony last night at The Lambs Club in New York. The ceremony was hosted by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez. Check out a look back at the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature Theatre's KUNG FU
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 25, 2014

David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu, starring Cole Horbie and Phoebe Strole, opened last night, February 24, 2014 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The production will run through March 30. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Christopher Durang, Lisa Kron, Viola Davis & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez on Monday, February 24, 2014, at The Lambs Club in New York. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Angelina Fiordellisi & More Set for LOVE/KILL Reading at Cherry Lane Theatre, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 27 (3pm and 7pm), Cherry Lane Theatre will present Love/Kill by Joe Pintauro. The project will be directed by Valentina Fratti and will feature the talents of Angelina Fiordellisi, Mandy Gonzales, Alex Morgan, Dennis Parlato and Peter McRobbie. (more...)

James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition Debuts Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

When he died in 1955 at the age of 24 in a car crash, James Dean was mourned by millions of fans throughout the world. Despite only making three films – all of them for Warner Bros. – Dean became one of Hollywood's most spectacular stars (more...)

James Dean UItimate Collector's Edition Debuts Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

On November 5, Warner Home Video will debut East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), remastered Blu-ray as the James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Abingdon Theatre Company's SWINGING ON A STAR Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 08, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 80 new American plays in its 21-year history -celebrated its 2013-14 Season with ABINGDON: SWINGING ON A STAR, its Annual Benefit Gala and dinner, on Monday night at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan). Dick Cavett, celebrated author, actor and host of the Emmy Award-winning 'The Dick Cavett Show,' hosted. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

James Dean UItimate Collector's Edition Debuts 11/5
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

On November 5, Warner Home Video will debut East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (a George Stevens production), remastered Blu-ray as the James Dean Ultimate Collector's Edition (more...)

WIGS' RUTH & ERICA Now Available on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Popular WIGS drama Ruth & Erica, starring Maura Tierney (“ER”, “The Good Wife”) and an all star cast premieres on Hulu and Hulu+ TODAY. The 13-episode series (which originally premiered on YouTube) is now available in three, 30-minute episodes on the platform at www.hulu.com/ruth-and-erica. (more...)

Tony Nominee Nancy Opel & Stanley Bahorek Set for Abingdon's SWINGING ON A STAR Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company - which has produced more than 80 new American plays in its 21-year history -celebrates its 2013-14 Season with ABINGDON: SWINGING ON A STAR, its Annual Benefit Gala and dinner, tonight, October 7 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street in Manhattan), beginning at 6pm. Dick Cavett, celebrated author, actor and host of the Emmy Award-winning 'The Dick Cavett Show,' is set to host. (more...)

ReGroup Announces New Publications– Men in White, The House of Connelly, Johnny Johnson and The Case of Clyde Griffiths
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Having presented 2 volumes of The "Lost" Group Theatre Plays, featuring 6 out of print or never before published plays of the Group Theatre, ReGroup will soon be publishing a new volume. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host BETTY BUCKLEY: SIGNATURE SONGS Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Signature Theatre presents an evening of cocktails and a special one-night-only concert starring one of Broadway's living legends, Betty Buckley, tonight, September 30 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street) to support the Legacy Program in honor of Horton Foote. (more...)

Tickets Still Available for Betty Buckley's One-Night-Only Show at Signature Center, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Signature Theatre will present an evening of cocktails and a special one-night-only concert starring one of Broadway's living legends, Betty Buckley, on Monday, September 30 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street) to support the Legacy Program in honor of Horton Foote. Buckley will be singing some of musical theatre's most iconic songs, including songs she's sung in her sold-out national concert appearances. Tickets start at $150 for both the pre-show cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of $75 concert only tickets are now available. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 646-388-8118 or email sjohnson@signaturetheatre.org (for the $75 ticket offer, mention code BB75). (more...)

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