Marsha Norman News

Date Of Birth:
September 21, 1947 (66)
Birth Place:
Louisville, KY, USA
Gender:
Female
WAM Theatre's Change Makers to Host Benefit and Celebration 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre's artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven has announced that legendary playwright Marsha Norman and WAMC Northeast Public Radio producer Sarah LaDuke will co-host Change Makers, WAM Theatre's fifth season celebration and benefit at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on August 24 at 7 pm. This dynamic duo takes the place of actor Jayne Atkinson, who needed to bow out to attend the Emmy Awards In Los Angeles. (more...)

Stage West's BEYOND THERAPY Begins 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Two neurotic people looking for love and two therapists who are clearly less sane than their patients. What could go wrong? That's the question posed by Christopher Durang's sharply satirical farce Beyond Therapy, beginning a 6-week run at Stage West on Thursday, August 21. (more...)

Marsha Norman & Sarah LaDuke Will Now Co-Host WAM Theatre's Change Makers Benefit, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre's annual benefit just got even more exciting. Artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven is pleased to announce that legendary playwright Marsha Norman and WAMC Northeast Public Radio producer Sarah LaDuke will co-host Change Makers, WAM Theatre's fifth season celebration and benefit at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on August 24 at 7 pm. This dynamic duo takes the place of actor Jayne Atkinson, who needed to bow out to attend the Emmy Awards In Los Angeles. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN, GIRL OF GLASS, THE TIGER AMONG US and More Set for Lark's 21st Annual Playwrights' Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Lark Play Development Center has announced that seven plays have been chosen for its 21st Annual Playwrights' Week, which will take place September 22nd - 27th. This year's plays and playwrights are Parachute Men by Mando Alvarado, Lucky Ladies by Dominic Finocchiaro, INC. by Diana Grisanti, No More Sad Things by Hansol Jung, Girl of Glass by Jennifer A. Kokai, Chalk by Walt McGough, and The Tiger Among Us by Lauren Yee. (more...)

Hackmatack Children's Drama Camp Presents THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The Children's Drama Camp play is a 'Spring Version' of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's 'The Secret Garden.' The original, full-length version was performed on Hackmatack's stage in 2006, and both the cast and audiences enjoyed it immensely. The story is set in the early years of the 20th century. A young English girl's personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle. According to Katie Rodger, director of the Hackmatack Children's Drama Camp Program, 'The shortened version includes a stunning score, memorable story, and many opportunities to showcase individual and group talents.' Campers have enjoyed the opportunity to help build and create their own sets and costumes for the show. They are from all the surrounding towns including all the Berwicks, Kittery, Wells, Somersworth and Sanford. (more...)

BWW Reviews: August's KRITZERLAND at Sterling's Upstairs Celebrates Some Great Female Lyricists
by Shari Barrett - Aug 04, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel hosts the KRITZERLAND show at Sterling's at The Federal in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The evening starts with a variety of dinner selections, full bar service, and lots of time to mingle and chat with old and new friends. Starting at 7pm, each revue has its own theme, with a variety of performers taking to the stage to entertain the enthusiastic crowd who loves show tunes. The 48th KRITZERLAND show on 8-3-14 presented a salute to some incredible female lyricists of the musical theatre (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG: A TRIBUTE TO SOME GREAT FEMALE LYRICISTS!, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

For our 48th Kritzerland show we're proud to present a salute to some incredible female lyricists of the musical theatre, mostly Carolyn Leigh, the brilliant lyricist of such Broadway shows as Little Me, Wildcat, Peter Pan and others, as well as such classic pop songs as 'Witchcraft' and 'The Best Is Yet to Come,' as well as other great female lyricists like Lynn Ahrens (Once on this Island, Ragtime, Seussical), Carol Hall (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden), Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road), Fran Landesman (The Nervous Set, 'Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most'), Amanda McBroom ('The Rose', Heartbeats) and Carole Bayer Sager (They're Playing Our Song). Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel has recorded many of the lyricists above and has chosen the usual Kritzerland colorful and eclectic program, a mix of the well- known and the unknown. As always, we've assembled a stellar cast. So, come join us for some amazing songs by some amazing women. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patina Miller, Stephen Schwartz and More at Bay Street Theater's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bay Street Theater announces the success of its 23rd Annual Summer Gala, chaired by longstanding patrons of the theater and the arts, Christine Wachter-Campbell & Bill Campbell, and Pia & Jimmy Zankel, which took place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf last weekend on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, which supports a myriad of new programming initiatives and educational offerings. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Steele Talks His Summer in Poughkeepsie with IN YOUR ARMS, Reuniting with Christopher Gattelli & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 06, 2014

Earlier this week, Steele took a break from rehearsals to chat with Broadwayworld about the new production, reuniting with his NEWSIES choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Star in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE DANISH WIDOW at Powerhouse, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award and Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. (more...)

Juilliard Drama Sets 2014-15 Season: 'VERA STARK,' RABBIT HOLE, ANGELS IN AMERICA & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Juilliard's Drama Division announces its 2014-15 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 44th group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. This season's productions feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights: Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; (more...)

Pulitzer- and Tony-Winning Playwright Marsha Norman to Attend Montana Rep's MISSOULA COLONY 19 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be in town to attend Montana Repertory Theatre's MISSOULA COLONY 19, a gathering of artists in support of the writer's craft, in late July 2014. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Continues at the Open Air Theatre, Now Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The Secret Garden continues for a second weekend at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Performances are Friday, June 27, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Comes to the Open Air Theatre, 6/20-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

A mysterious tale filled with splendid music, The Secret Garden opens at New Jersey's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre on Friday, June 20 at 7:30pm. The musical continues for two weekends through June 29 with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Starring James Earl Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, and will be available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. (more...)

BWW TV: BRIDGES' Jason Robert Brown on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Original Score, Orchestrations
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Brown had to say below! (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Score
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on The Bridges of Madison County this year. He won a Tony Award for Parade in 1999 and was nominated for Urban Cowboy in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Jason Robert Brown Wins Tony for Best Orchestrations
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jason Robert Brown won the 2014 Tony for Best Orchestrations for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jason Robert Brown was nominated both for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON County this year. He won a Tony Award for PARADE in 1999 and was nominated for URBAN COWBOY in 2003, both in the Best Score category. (more...)

AUDIO: 'Judy Garland' Performs 'To Build a Home' from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 05, 2014

JudyCast.com has posted a new version of the legendary songstress taking on 'To Build A Home' from Jason Robert Brown's Tony-nominated show THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on their YouTube channel - check it out below! (more...)

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