Lucille Lortel News

Date of Death: April 04, 1999
Gender: Female
Two NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's ContestTwo NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's Contest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Over 100 people mobbed the Helen Hayes Theatre, stopping traffic on West 44th Street for the box office opening of the musical comedy Dames at Seayesterday, August 31.What caused the disturbance? Under the Broadway Theater's marquee, tap dancers were competing for a chance to tap on stage with the cast of Dames at Sea during a performance. (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 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...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. (more...)

ONCE Coming to Vancouver, 11/17-22ONCE Coming to Vancouver, 11/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a one week limited engagement from November 17-22. Tickets for ONCE go on sale Monday, September 14 through ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Tickets start at $25 (plus applicable service charges). Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457. (more...)

Two Turns Theatre Company to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 9/23-10/4Two Turns Theatre Company to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 9/23-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Two Turns Theatre Company will present an intimate and freshly interpreted production of Doug Wright's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, I Am My Own Wife, about the infamous German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Directed by Amy Corcoran and starring Drama Desk nominee Vince Gatton, the play will be performed in and among the furniture, art, clothing and taxidermy of RePOP (143 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY 11211), Williamsburg's noted vintage shop. Performances begin September 23 and will run through October 4. I Am My Own Wife will perform Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

ONCE Coming to Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11/3-8ONCE Coming to Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for a one week limited engagement from November 3-8. Tickets for ONCE go on sale Monday, September 14 through ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Tickets start at $35.00 (plus applicable service charges). Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457. (more...)

Tony Nominee Charles Busch Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 10/13-14Tony Nominee Charles Busch Coming to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage, 10/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Busch, Tony-nominee, two-time MAC Award winner, and gender illusionist brings an an all-new show to MA4 featuring an eclectic program of contemporary and classic songs.Accompanied by his dashing longtime-musical director, Tom Judson, Charles combines hilarious personal reminiscence, character sketches and superb storytelling through song into one glittering and glamorous evening in cabaret. Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth in Hillcrest are co-producing this event which features only two performances. Tickets for October 13 and 14 at 8:00 PM are available at www.ma4sd.com (more...)

Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16Colony Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BEST ENEMIES, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the second production of its 41stseason, the West Coast Premiere ofTHE BEST OF ENEMIESby Mark St. Germain, directed by David Rose.THE BEST OF ENEMIESwill preview on Wednesday, September 16; Thursday, September 17; and Friday, September 18 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This FallTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Offering Buy-One-Get-One Deal This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Celebrate "Absolute" August & September and "Bring Your Brightness" to the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 30, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Saturday Night Fever Reunion Concert; Anthony Rapp: Unplugged; 54 Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Barrett Weed; and 54 Sings Guys and Dolls. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at Keegan TheatreBWW Review: DOGFIGHT at Keegan Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Aug 28, 2015

The musical tells the story of a marine about to head to Vietnam for the war that saw an estimated 1.5 million casualties. Birdlace (Tiziano D'Affuso), and his fellow marines Boland (Harrison Smith) and Bernstein (David Landstrom) are on leave in San Francisco when they plan a party, like the soldiers before them, called 'The Dogfight.' All the soldiers put money in a pot and compete by bringing the ugliest girl and dancing with her at the party. (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company justannounced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in thecompany's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Dance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office OpeningDance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The box office for the first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will open Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10am at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 W. 44th Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!BWW Feature: Top Three Musical Roles Jake Gyllenhaal Should Play on Broadway- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Aug 27, 2015

Though most of us think of Gyllenhaal as the kid from the 1999 film OCTOBER SKY who grew up to receive an Oscar nomination for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and has of late sported a rockin' beard, many people may not know that he has also graced both the London and Broadway stages. With these credits under his belt, might a Broadway musical be Gyllenhaal's next venture? (more...)

Eastern Connecticut State University Performing Arts Department Theatre to Present DOUBT & PORNOGRAPHYEastern Connecticut State University Performing Arts Department Theatre to Present DOUBT & PORNOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Eastern Connecticut State University Performing Arts Department Theatre program will present two award-winning contemporary plays this Fall 2015 dealing with issues so prevalent and relevant that one might think these plays were written based upon the news in today's headlines. Simon Stephens' Pornography to be directed by David Pellegrini will run October 6-11, 2015 and Patrick Shanley's Doubt, A Parable to be directed by Alycia Bright-Holland will run October 27-November 1, 2015. Both shows will be presented Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4pm in Harry Hope Theatre (Shafer Hall, ground floor; corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic, CT). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

Julia Murney Coming to London's Hippodrome Casino in NovemberJulia Murney Coming to London's Hippodrome Casino in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Club 11 London has announced Broadway star of Wicked, Julia Murney, will play 2 shows at theHippodrome Casino, Leicester Sq, on Monday 2nd November 2015 at 8pm and 11pm. The concert will feature favourite numbers and the late night show will include duets with current West End Stars. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

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