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Marsha Norman News

Date Of Birth:
September 21, 1947 (67)
Birth Place:
Louisville, KY, USA
Gender:
Female
GETTING OUT Opens 4/15 at Columbia College ChicagoGETTING OUT Opens 4/15 at Columbia College Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Just released from prison, Arlene returns to a run-down apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. But her efforts to maintain serenity and build a new life are threatened by memories and characters who assume she is who and what she used to be. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing ArtsBEAUTIFUL, MATILDA, and More Lead PNC Broadway Lights' 2015-2016 Season at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Broadway's hottest new shows will be on stage in Charlotte next season in the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Lights lineup. From contemporary mega hits like Matilda The Musical, Beautiful- The Carole King Musical and If/Then to a beloved favorite, The Sound of Music, the season will mesmerize audiences with one hit after another. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN to Play SCERA, 3/20-28THE SECRET GARDEN to Play SCERA, 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Captivated by the music and compelled by the story, director Kathryn Little is delighted to take on the spellbinding musical drama 'The Secret Garden' as the culminating stage production for SCERA's national award-winning high school company, Acting Up. (more...)

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the play in the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDENCourt Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreContra Costa Civic Announces 2015-16 Season: THE 39 STEPS, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced its 56th Main Stage season, which features a hilariously suspenseful homage to Alfred Hitchcock, a musical adaptation of a cherished children's story, a gripping reimagination of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night, a brilliantly witty exploration of class, and the award-winning rock musical with its roots in the East Bay. (more...)

Photo Flash: America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and More at The Lilly Award Foundation's 'COMPARABLES' ReadingPhoto Flash: America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and More at The Lilly Award Foundation's 'COMPARABLES' Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation hosted the first '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street last night, March 9, 2015. The first one-act play in the series was 'The Comparables' by Laura Schellhardt with direction by Lear deBessonet featuring Cassie Beck, America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and Emily Jeppesen. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony AwardŽ for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

Guthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next MonthGuthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Guthrie Theater today announced that its outgoing Director Joe Dowling, the longest tenured artistic director in Guthrie history, will appear for an In Conversation moderated by New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Poster Unveiled for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY TourPhoto Flash: New Poster Unveiled for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, the Broadway musical by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, will launch a National Tour this fall and just unveiled its new logo on the show's Facebook page. Check it out below! (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

UPDATE: Oprah Winfrey 'Working Closely on New Play' to Mark Broadway DebutUPDATE: Oprah Winfrey 'Working Closely on New Play' to Mark Broadway Debut
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In an email to The New York Times received Tuesday night, Scott Sanders, the Broadway producer who was organizing the revival, shared that he and Ms. Winfrey were now "working closely on a new play...' (more...)

Photo Flash: Tena Stivicic, Rebecca Hall, Alex Kilgore and More at 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize CeremonyPhoto Flash: Tena Stivicic, Rebecca Hall, Alex Kilgore and More at 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize was awarded to Tena Stivicic for her play 3 Winters yesterday, March 2, in a celebration hosted by New York's Playwrights Horizons. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Oprah Winfrey Will Not Be Making Broadway Debut in 'NIGHT, MOTHER: 'I Want Something With a Happier Ending'Oprah Winfrey Will Not Be Making Broadway Debut in 'NIGHT, MOTHER: 'I Want Something With a Happier Ending'
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The 'Selma' star reveals she has now opted against the idea of making her Broadway debut in NIGHT, MOTHER. (more...)

Tena Stivicic Wins 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for 3 WINTERSTena Stivicic Wins 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for 3 WINTERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to Tena Stivicic for her play 3 Winters. Today, March 2, New York's Playwrights Horizons hosted a celebration of the winner and finalists of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, marking the 37th Anniversary of the international prize, which is based in Houston, New York and London. The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for TodayLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City. (more...)

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