Marsha Norman News

Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (68)
Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
Gender: Female
Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the three ten-minute plays chosen to be performed during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Gets the Broadway Treatment in DallasTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Gets the Broadway Treatment in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Bridges fans of every type have the opportunity to fall in love with Francesca and Robert all over again as the two-time Tony Award-winning THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY sets out on its national tour. (more...)

Actor's Express Stages World Premiere of SERIAL BLACK FACEActor's Express Stages World Premiere of SERIAL BLACK FACE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Actor's Express continues its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Serial Black Face, a gripping drama set against the backdrop of the Atlanta Child Murders of the late 1970s, running April 2-24. The play was named the winner of the 2014 Yale Drama Series by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman who said of the playwright, "Janine Nabers is an extraordinary writer - powerful and funny and brave." Nabers is an alumna of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Actor's Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley will direct the world premiere. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Pops The Question-Just How Romantic Are You?BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Pops The Question-Just How Romantic Are You?
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jan 29, 2016

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: Romantic Or Schmaltzy? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th anniversary performances of The Secret Garden, on February 21 and February 22, 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville in WGN America's OUTSIDERSBWW Exclusive: Watch Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville in WGN America's OUTSIDERS
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2016

WGN America's new original scripted drama 'Outsiders,' premiering Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT,explores the epic battle of the Farrell Clan, a tight-knit family of renegades who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, as they fight to defend their land and their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.Below, we've got an exclusive clip, in which Asa (Joe Anderson) speaks to the leader, Lady Ray (theater vet Phyllis Somerville) about the outside world from which he's just returned. Check it out below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America AwardsLin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their annual meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

BWW TV: Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan & More on Returning to THE SECRET GARDEN for Make-A-Wish Foundation BenefitBWW TV: Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan & More on Returning to THE SECRET GARDEN for Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 13, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at theLucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directed/choreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simonand original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out interviews with the cast below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Schwend and UTILITY Presented by The AmoralistsBWW Interview: Emily Schwend and UTILITY Presented by The Amoralists
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 12, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Emily Schwend, playwright for UTILITY. The show is presented by The Amoralists and will be onstage at Rattlesnake Playwrights Theater from January 28th to February 20th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit!Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 12, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directed/choreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucy Simon and Daisy Eagan Reunite for Friends in Theater Company's THE SECRET GARDEN BenefitPhoto Coverage: Lucy Simon and Daisy Eagan Reunite for Friends in Theater Company's THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 12, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from Simon and Eagan's pre-show introduction below! (more...)

Starry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Set for Tonight at Lucille Lortel TheaterStarry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Set for Tonight at Lucille Lortel Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presents the first of two sold-out performances tonight, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014). (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Coming to Music Hall at Fair Park, 2/2-14THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Coming to Music Hall at Fair Park, 2/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, makes its North Texas debut at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 2-14, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

Starry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Sells Out; Still Accepting DonationsStarry SECRET GARDEN Make-A-Wish Benefit Sells Out; Still Accepting Donations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just gotten word that Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has sold out both of its performances later this month. Donations are still being accepted via Friends in Theater's website. (more...)

VIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown ConcertVIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown Concert
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Ariana Grande surprised the audience at Jason Robert Brown had a surprise guest at his concert last night - international superstar Ariana Grande, who made her Broadway debut in the composer's show 13 THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour's Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Perform on GOOD DAY LASTAGE TUBE: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour's Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Perform on GOOD DAY LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2015

The first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY just opened at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, where it plays through January 17, 2016. Below, check out the musical's two leads, Elziabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky, perform 'One Second and A Million Miles' on this morning's edition of GOOD DAY LA! (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Daisy Eagan & More Join MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert!BREAKING NEWS: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Daisy Eagan & More Join MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Happy Holidays from Manhattan Concert Productions, who just announced further casting for their concert performances of TONY Award-winning musical The Secret Garden in its 25th Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center onFebruary 21, 2016 and February 22, 2016, both at 8pm. The Secret Garden marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included Ragtime, Titanic, and Parade. The concert performances of The Secret Garden will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

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