Louise Parker News

Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' Will Call Newly Completed Henry Miller Theatre 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Fonda, Prince, Lithgow, Daly and Wilson Set for 75TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Broadway luminaries Jane Fonda, John Lithgow, Tyne Daly, Sutton Foster and Patick Wilson will appear as awards presenters at The 75th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 15, 2009 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The event will be co-hosted by Jeremy Irons (Impressionism) and Cynthia Nixon (Distracted). (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST After Party
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Opening Arrivals
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starring Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHILANTHROPIST Curtain Call
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 27, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of The Philanthropist starringMatthew Broderick, Jonathan Cake, Anna Madeley and Steven Weber. The Philanthropist, by Christopher Hampton, is directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The cast also includes Tate Ellington, Jennifer Mudge andSamantha Soule. (more...)

2008-2009 75th Annual Drama League Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) proudly announces nominations for the 2008-09 Drama League Awards, to be awarded at The 75th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 15, 2009 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The event will be co-hosted by Jeremy Irons (Impressionism) and Cynthia Nixon (Distracted). (more...)

Groff, Ebersole Join Second Round of Auction Specials for Playwrights Horizons Spring Gala Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced details for a second round of major items for their special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala Benefit. Bidding for the auction, which already features an exceptionally eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, is currently underway at www.playwrightshorizons.cmarket.com. (more...)

John, Laurents and Lansbury Honored at 75th Annual Drama League Awards 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

Elton John (Billy Elliot: The Musical) will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, Arthur Laurents (West Side Story) will be honored with the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing, and Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit) will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award. In addition, Broadway producer Herb Blodgett will receive The 75th Anniversary Leadership Award. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Auctions Celebrity Events, Memorabilia & More Beginning 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2009

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced details for a special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala Benefit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Theatre Company Spring Gala Part II
by Walter McBride - Apr 07, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers) on Monday, April 6th, 2009. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Theatre Company's 2009 Spring Gala at Roseland
by Walter McBride - Apr 07, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers) on Monday, April 6th, 2009. (more...)

Lane Set to Host Starry Roundabout 'TAKE ME BACK TO MANHATTAN' Spring Gala 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers). On Monday, April 6th, 2009, Roundabout will take their guests back in time to the heyday of big bands and classic songs in New York City with a unique evening called 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

Nathan Lane Hosts Roundabout's Spring Gala Held 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers). On Monday, April 6th, 2009, Roundabout will take their guests back in time to the heyday of big bands and classic songs in New York City with a unique evening called 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

Roundabout's WAITING FOR GODOT to Start Previews 1 Week Early on April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents (in order of speaking) Nathan Lane (Estragon), Bill Irwin (Vladimir), John Goodman (Pozzo), David Strathairn (Lucky) and in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony? award winner Anthony Page. Waiting for Godot will now begin previews one week earlier on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 and open officially on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement. The cast will also include Matthew Schechter (Boy). The design team includes Santo Loquasto (Sets), Jane Greenwood (Costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (Lights). (more...)

Stamos, Gershon, Irwin and Houdyshell Lead Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Shields Returns to 'Bdwy' for Roundabout's 2009 Annual Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Brooke Shields is returning to Broadway, the actress will be a member of the starry roster of talent for Roundabout's 2009 Annual Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. (more...)

HEDDA GABLER Plays Final Performance At Roundabout 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Hedda Gabler will play its final performance on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00 PM. Mary Louise Parker, Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks and Peter Stormare star in this revival directed by Ian Rickson, featuring a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St). (more...)

Nathan Lane Hosts Roundabout's Spring Gala Held 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers). On Monday, April 6th, 2009, Roundabout will take their guests back in time to the heyday of big bands and classic songs in New York City with a unique evening called 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

Lane Set to Host Starry Roundabout 'TAKE ME BACK TO MANHATTAN' Spring Gala 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2009 Spring Gala hosted by Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (Waiting for Godot, The Producers). On Monday, April 6th, 2009, Roundabout will take their guests back in time to the heyday of big bands and classic songs in New York City with a unique evening called 'Take Me Back to Manhattan' at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd St, NYC). (more...)

TINY KUSHNER, GIRLFRIEND & More Set For Berkely Rep In 09-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2009

Today, even as it celebrates sending another show to Broadway, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced a new season of adventurous plays for local theatre lovers. Tony Taccone, artistic director of the Tony Award-winning company, revealed five bold shows selected for the upcoming year. (more...)

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