Marsha Norman News

 

Marsha Norman News

Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (68)
Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
Gender: Female
THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act OneTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Tony Nominee Cynthia Erivo Completes Half Marathon on Two-Show DayTWITTER WATCH: Tony Nominee Cynthia Erivo Completes Half Marathon on Two-Show Day
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Tony nominee and star of THE COLOR PURPLE Cynthia Erivo doesn't rest! Yesterday, before her two show day, the star completed a half-marathon...and chronicled the whole thing on Twitter! Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Charles, Michael Urie & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2016 Kick-Off PartyPhoto Flash: Josh Charles, Michael Urie & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2016 Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York announced its 2016 season for The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium and Artistic Residency programs at The Players Club. In attendence were Josh Charles, David Bar Katz, Michael Urie, and Marsha Norman, as well as 2016 SPACE residents Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, Adam Rapp, and recipients of the inaugural Relentless Award--Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Stage THE SECRET GARDEN, 6/10-7/2Lake Forest Theatre to Stage THE SECRET GARDEN, 6/10-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will PresentJessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund Sets Date for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS GalaDramatists Guild Fund Sets Date for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund Board President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce that the organization's annual Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, will be held Monday, November 7 (cocktails begin at 6:30 followed by dinner and a show) at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway). (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre's Inaugural Season to Feature A CHORUS LINE & MoreLake Forest Theatre's Inaugural Season to Feature A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone announces the opening of Lake Forest Theatre with its Inaugural Season. Starting in June 2016, the season will include three musicals with 10 Tony awards combined: THE SECRET GARDEN (Previewing June 10 and opening June 11 at 8pm) and, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and A CHORUS LINE. The shows will be held at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre in downtown Lake Forest. The long-term vision for Lake Forest Theatre is to build a brand new venue. Lake Forest Theatre will also host two special events this season. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey Looking For The Right Play For Her Broadway DebutOprah Winfrey Looking For The Right Play For Her Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

There have been possibilities in the past, but the mega-star is still searching for the words she'll want to say onstage every night, (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City TheatreVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

Marina & Nicco's New Comedy About Race, ROOM 4, Comes to The PITMarina & Nicco's New Comedy About Race, ROOM 4, Comes to The PIT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

ROOM 4, a new play by Marina & Nicco (runtime 1 hour), comes to The PIT, (123 East 24th Street, by Lexington Avenue) Sunday, May 22nd - 7:00pm; Thursday, May 26th - 9:30pm; and Friday, May 27th, 2016. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Responds To Charles Isherwood's Claim That Sung-Through Musicals Have No BookThe Dramatists Guild Responds To Charles Isherwood's Claim That Sung-Through Musicals Have No Book
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

Doug Wright, James Lapine, Marsha Norman, Alan Menken and more explain what goes into the book of a musical. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Hudson to Play Final Performance as Shug Avery in THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Grammy and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will take her final bow as Shug Avery in the acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE today, May 8th, 2016. This performance marked Hudson's Broadway debut. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere Will Takeover Our Twitter Account Tomorrow!
by Alan Henry - May 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE's Carrie Compere is taking over our Twitter account @BroadwayWorld tomorrow (May 7th) to give our readers a behind the scenes look at a two show day on Broadway! Live from inside The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Compere will be tweeting photos, videos, and fun facts all about the show! (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast Set for Time Out Youth NC in Light of HB2THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Cast Set for Time Out Youth NC in Light of HB2
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Cast members from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, now playing through Sunday, May 8 at Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, will be volunteering their time to mentor young members of the LGBT community tomorrow, May 5, 2016 at Time Out Youth NC. (more...)

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