Lois Smith News

Date of Birth: November 03, 1930 (84)
Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA
Gender: Female
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 performancefortheir critically acclaimed production ofJOHN,written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold(Fun Home). The production, which kickedoff Signature's 25thAnniversary Season,will now play its final performance onSunday, September 6that7:30pm.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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's JOHNPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's JOHN
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2015

Signature TheatrepresentsJohn, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold(Fun Home). The production, which kicks off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play through Sunday, September 6.Johnbegan performances on July 22 and opens tonight, August 11, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Review Roundup: Annie Baker's JOHN Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Annie Baker's JOHN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 11, 2015

JOHN, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold (Fun Home), kicks offSignature Theatre's25th Anniversary Season, opening tonight, August 11, and running throughSeptember 6 inThe Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Annie Baker's JOHN Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayAnnie Baker's JOHN Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Signature Theatre recently announced a one-week extension for JOHN, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). The production, which kicks off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play through Sunday, September 6. John began performances onJuly 22and opens tonight, August 11,in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Kristine Nielsen, Lois Smith & More Tapped for Playwrights Horizons' Upcoming ProductionsKristine Nielsen, Lois Smith & More Tapped for Playwrights Horizons' Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its upcoming 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Engel, Christopher Abbott & More in Annie Baker's JOHNPhoto Flash: First Look at Georgia Engel, Christopher Abbott & More in Annie Baker's JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Signature Theatrerecently announced a one-week extension for John, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold(Fun Home). The production, which kicks off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play through Sunday, September 6. John began performances lastWednesday, July 22, and opens Tuesday, August 11 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Annie Baker's JOHN Begins Previews Tonight Off-BroadwayAnnie Baker's JOHN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced a one-week extension for JOHN, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). The production, which kicks off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play through Sunday, September 6. John begins performances tonight, Wednesday, July 22, and opens Tuesday, August 11 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends JOHNSignature Theatre Extends JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Signature Theatre hasannounced a one-week extension for John, written by Pulitzer Prize winner-Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). The production, which kicks off Signature's 25th Anniversary Season, will now play through Sunday, September 6. John begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, and opens Tuesday, August 11 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 SeasonK. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Christopher Abbott, Georgia Engel & More to Lead Annie Baker's JOHN at Signature TheatreChristopher Abbott, Georgia Engel & More to Lead Annie Baker's JOHN at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of John, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick) and directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home). (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly AwardsHeidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, held their 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony last night, June 1, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) that was hosted by twice nominated 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

Cherry Jones, Santino Fontana & Sarah Steele Set for Freeman Studio's ACTORS ALOUD PanelCherry Jones, Santino Fontana & Sarah Steele Set for Freeman Studio's ACTORS ALOUD Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Talk is both cheap and substantive at The Freeman Studio. The Tribeca-based acting studio led byScott Freemanwelcomes the super-busySantino FontanaandSarah Steelein its next "Actors Aloud" free panel discussion at on Wednesday June 3 at 6pm. The legendaryCherry Jonesis The Freeman Studio's guest on Sunday June 21 at 5pm. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were recently announced by The Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony tonight, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work byLucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDSTituss Burgess, Peter Gallagher Among Broadway Stars Nominated for CRITICS CHOICE TV AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2015

Broadway stars were well represented among the list of this year's nominees. Tituss Burgess received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his side-splitting performance of Titus Andromedon in the new Netflix series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. (more...)

Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!Justified, Olive Kitteridge Lead 5TH ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on A&E from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT), with a one-hour Red Carpet Special preceding the awards show. (more...)

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