Lois Smith News

Date of Birth: November 03, 1930 (85)
Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA
Gender: Female
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...)

BWW Review: Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Explores The Future of Artificial IntelligenceBWW Review: Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Explores The Future of Artificial Intelligence
by Michael Dale - Dec 15, 2015

Ideal recreations of deceased loved ones populate the future. (more...)

Review Roundup: MARJORIE PRIME, Starring Lois Smith, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: MARJORIE PRIME, Starring Lois Smith, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 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 opens tonight, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/14/2015 - MARJORIE PRIME, MOTHERSTRUCK and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/14/2015 - MARJORIE PRIME, MOTHERSTRUCK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Lois Smith leads MARJORIE PRIME, opening tonight off-Broadway! (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 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 opens tonight, December 14, at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

VIDEO: Pulitzer Finalist Jordan Harrison on Artificial Intelligence and MARJORIE PRIMEVIDEO: Pulitzer Finalist Jordan Harrison on Artificial Intelligence and MARJORIE PRIME
by Michael Dale - Dec 10, 2015

A widow's favorite companion is an artificial intelligence remake of her late husband. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith in Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Lois Smith in Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 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. Previews began November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 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 first preview is tonight, November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

See the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights HorizonsSee the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, November 11, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their 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'). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' MARJORIE PRIMEPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' MARJORIE PRIME
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 27, 2015

Rehearsals just began for the New York premiere of the Playwrights Horizons and production of MARJORIE PRIME, a new play byJordan Harrison, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman. A Playwrights Horizons Commission, MARJORIE PRIME was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist and is the third production of Playwrights Horizons' 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

We remember Brian FrielWe remember Brian Friel
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 2, 2015

The Roundabout family mourns the loss of Brian Friel. This gifted playwright gave so many beautiful stories to the world, and we will treasure those that we were able to bring to life with him. Brian always wrote with great depth, whether through his unmatched sense of language, surprising humor, righteous anger, or incredible heart. His commitment to bringing stories of his Irish homeland, often through the town of Ballybeg that he created and populated with so many memorable tales and characters, was admirable. (more...)

BWW Review: CPCC Theatre Bests Broadway in Beautifully Steering THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW Review: CPCC Theatre Bests Broadway in Beautifully Steering THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 2, 2015

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL is a rather bland tale that challenges a director to perk up the drama, which threatens to vanish once we must pull away from the close-ups on its elderly protagonist, Carrie Watts, that TV and movies so readily provide. In the current CPCC Theatre production at Pease Auditorium, Charles LaBorde has a more satisfying way with the script than Michael Wilson did in the recent Broadway revival. (more...)

Annie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out RunAnnie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced one additional, final performance for their critically acclaimed production of JOHN, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). The production, which kicked off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play its final performance on Sunday, September 6th at 7:30pm. All other performances are sold out.  (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Georgia Engel is Endearing and Creepy in Annie Baker's JOHNBWW Reviews: Georgia Engel is Endearing and Creepy in Annie Baker's JOHN
by Michael Dale - Aug 13, 2015

By now theatregoers and satirists alike can quickly define an Annie Baker play. (more...)

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