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Lois Smith News

Date of Birth: November 03, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA
Gender: Female
Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (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 ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Score 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations - Full List!THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Score 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominations - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Linney, Lois Smith & More Honor James Houghton at Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary GalaPhoto Flash: Laura Linney, Lois Smith & More Honor James Houghton at Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Signature Theatre held its Annual Gala celebration on Monday, April 18, 2016, celebrating Signature's 25th Anniversary and honoring Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. Check out photos below! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' ANTLIA PNEUMATICAPhoto Flash: Inside the Opening Night of Playwrights Horizons' ANTLIA PNEUMATICA
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 5, 2016

Monday, April 4th, was the opening night of Playwrights Horizons new play ANTLIA PNEUMATICA, written by Anne Washburn.  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, the play is the fifth production of Playwrights Horizons' 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley AwardPhoto Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 5, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented their Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award to actress Audra McDonald and playwright Craig Lucas just last night. McDonalad was unable to attend the event due to her SHUFFLE ALONG schedule, but the show went on and BroadwayWorld was also there for the festivities. Check out photos below! (more...)

Breaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY LeadBreaking News: Lortel Award Nominations Announced; THE HUMANS and FUTURITY Lead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Horton Foote's 100th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALLBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Speical with Director Anne Kauffman of SMOKEFALL
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 9, 2016

Kauffman's deft hand with the quirky work of contemporary playwrights has earned her awards in NY and regionally. (more...)

James Grissom to Chat Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD on THEATER TALK This WeekJames Grissom to Chat Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

An all-new THEATER TALK presents an interview with writer James Grissom. In 1982 at age 20, Grissom met playwright Tennessee Williams. He became the famous writer's confidant, took copious notes of their conversations, and - encouraged by Williams (who died the year after they met) - went on to interview many of the great actresses who had worked with the master dramatist about their impressions of him and the impact of his work. Grissom then compiled their insights about one of the most gifted and complex American playwrights into his wonderful book, FOLLIES OF GOD - Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog, now published by Alfred A. Knopf. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OLD HATS!Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OLD HATS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 19, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a special return engagement of Old Hats, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub, directed by Tina Landau. The production officially opened last night, February 18, and will now play an extended run through April 3, 2016 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering David MarguliesPhoto Flash: Remembering David Margulies
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As BroadwayWord reported yesterday, stage and screen actor David Margulies passed away on Monday, January 11. He was 78 years old. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in FebruarySteppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of The Flick movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The 'ReGroup Reads' series is gearing up for its second year. The free reading series, based on the best of American Theatre playwriting has already presented works by Paul Green, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, George S. Kaufman and more in its first year. (more...)

Ten Things Theatre Lovers Talked About In 2015, Aside From HAMILTONTen Things Theatre Lovers Talked About In 2015, Aside From HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Dec 25, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash may have been the year's top theatre story, but 2015 was full of controversy and celebration. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIMEPlaywrights Horizons Extends Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of their New York premiere production of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist MARJORIE PRIME, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; staff writer for 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of MARJORIE PRIMEPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of MARJORIE PRIME
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The production opened last night, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Cast Gathers for Opening Night of MARJORIE PRIMEPhoto Coverage: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Cast Gathers for Opening Night of MARJORIE PRIME
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison(Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned byPlaywrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The production opened last night, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

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