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Marsha Norman News

Date Of Birth:
September 21, 1947 (67)
Birth Place:
Louisville, KY, USA
Gender:
Female
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/25/15- THE SECRET GARDENSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/25/15- THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2015

Today in 1991, The Secret Garden opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 709 performances.The Secret Garden is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical's book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. Directed by Susan H. Schulman with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld, the cast featured Daisy Eagan, Mandy Patinkin, and Rebecca Luker. It won the 1991 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Daisy Eagan), and Best Scenic Design (Heidi Landesman). (more...)

AUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGERAUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website: (more...)

6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony to be Held at Playwrights Horizons in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony will be presented Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by writer and performer, Lisa Kron. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

MATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway SeriesMATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is thrilled to announce its remarkable 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring five new hits that are making their St. Louis debuts. (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGeva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

Barbara Seyda to Receive 9th Annual Yale Drama Series AwardBarbara Seyda to Receive 9th Annual Yale Drama Series Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Barbara Seyda for her play Celia, A Slave: 26 Characters Testify. The 2015 award recipient was chosen by playwright Nicholas Wright, who serves as judge for the 2015 and 2016 competitions. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Discusses Gender Inequality, Bravery & THE KING & IKelli O'Hara Discusses Gender Inequality, Bravery & THE KING & I
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

Kelli O'Hara reveals all in a new interview! (more...)

Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications for the third annual T. Fellowship will be accepted through May 15, 2015. (more...)

Center Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & MoreCenter Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE SECRET GARDEN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University. (more...)

Casting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane PaulusCasting Confirmed for New Opera CROSSING at A.R.T., Directed by Diane Paulus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, announces the casting of the world premiere of Crossing, an opera by Matthew Aucoin, directed by Diane Paulus, featuring the chamber orchestra A Far Cry, produced in association with Music-Theatre Group. (more...)

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...)

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