Marsha Norman News

Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (67)
Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
Gender: Female
Women's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch PartyWomen's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women's Voices Theater Festival on September 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation's capital region. The launch party features a creative conversation between Kron and National Public Radio's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg focused on gender parity in the arts in the Museum's Performance Hall, followed by a celebratory party and toast to officially declare the start of the Festival. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

THE CONFIDENTIAL MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT to Return to Los Angeles, 8/31THE CONFIDENTIAL MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT to Return to Los Angeles, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Come and experience the new theatrical concept that started in Toronto and has already expanded to six other cities before celebrating it's one year anniversary. Be in on the secret. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

On Sale Dates for U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows at the Fabulous Fox AnnouncedOn Sale Dates for U.S. Bank Broadway Season Shows at the Fabulous Fox Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015 - 2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Open 2015-16 Season with THE SECRET GARDENCincinnati Playhouse to Open 2015-16 Season with THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens its 2015-16 season with the heartwarming, soaring musical THE SECRET GARDEN, based on the enduring family classic penned more than a century ago by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Winner of three Tony Awards on Broadway, with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, THE SECRET GARDEN runs Sept. 5-Oct. 3 in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre. (more...)

BWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater ScheduleBWW Previews: 2015 Fall Cleveland Theater Schedule
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2015

Though the weather is still warm, soon the leaves will be turning and the Fall 2015 theatre season will be upon us. Here's a list of some of the offerings from September through December. (more...)

Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins 8/11Cape Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Cape Playhouse follows its sold-out run of My Fair Lady with the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy, directed by Shear Madness director and co-writer, Bruce Jordan, opens on August 11 and runs through August 22 only. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 GalaThe Dramatists Guild Fund to Honor Lynne Green and Louise Camuto at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today that the Fund will honor two patrons of the arts and philanthropists Lynne Greene, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, at the nonprofit's Gala, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars. Leigh Silverman (Violet, The Wild Party, Chinglish) will direct this year's gala held on October 26 at Gotham Hall. (more...)

New Plays from Chicago, Baltimore, Norway, Paris & NC Set for The Tank's 2015-16 'Flint & Tinder' SeriesNew Plays from Chicago, Baltimore, Norway, Paris & NC Set for The Tank's 2015-16 'Flint & Tinder' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Tank - a midtown theater company dedicated to developing and presenting new works for the stage by emerging artists, announces its 2015 - 2016 Flint & Tinder series, which includes five new plays from Chicago, Baltimore, Norway, Paris and North Carolina. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Will Lead National Tour of Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYElizabeth Stanley & Andrew Samonsky Will Lead National Tour of Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 23, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's much-loved, though short-lived musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, based upon the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, will soon take its sweeping love story on the road - today, the actors tapped to portray the piece's central love-torn couple have been revealed. (more...)

Photo Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac HousePhoto Flash: Invisible Familiars, Monica Bill Barnes & More Celebrate Accabonac House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Artistic Director Alex Kilgore hosted a launch party and first annual silent auction to benefit Accabonac House yesterday, July 21, 2015 at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY). The silent auction featured art by Gibby Haynes, Jim Tozzi, and Dan Witz, with music by Invisible Familiars, and a special performance of Happy Hour by Monica Bill Barnes Company. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild of America's National Conference Celebrates 'THE COUNT'Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild of America's National Conference Celebrates 'THE COUNT'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America held their Biennial National Conference, Writing the Changing World, this past weekend from July 16-19, 2015 in La Jolla, CA. (more...)

Female Playwrights Receive Small Gains According to 'The Count'Female Playwrights Receive Small Gains According to 'The Count'
by Nora Dominick - Jul 16, 2015

This past season, Broadway fans watched the 69th Annual Tony Awards with baited breath as history was made. For the first time the prize of for Book and Score of a Musical was given to a team of women, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori for FUN HOME.  (more...)

Single Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3Single Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Single tickets for all of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 3. This includes tickets for the Playhouse's beloved annual holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. (more...)

Artists Retreat Accabonac House to Host Launch Party and Silent Auction This MonthArtists Retreat Accabonac House to Host Launch Party and Silent Auction This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Artistic Director Alex Kilgore announced today that a launch party and first annual silent auction to benefit Accabonac House will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY). (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 SeasonThe Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2015-16 season alongside a slate of new artistic initiatives which explore devised theater and new works. The season includes two prime time productions: POP WAITS created by Malic White and Molly Brennan, and Mike Mother created and written by Jessica Anne. In addition, the company launches a series of year-round developmental presentations including a quarterly experimental performance workshop The Arrow created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney as well as a new works residency Neo-Lab with an inaugural workshop of Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison. The Neo-Futurists document this year of devised work exploration through Go! A Podcast about Creativity and continue another great year of the smash hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater FestivalFirst Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

A.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing CampA.R.T. & 868 Boston to Host 3rd Annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and 826 Boston announce the third annual WORDplay Summer Theater and Writing Camp for children ages 11-14. Twenty-five students have been chosen by lottery to participate in the free, five-week camp from July 13 through August 14. WORDplay takes place Monday through Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30pm at 826 Boston's youth writing and tutoring center, located at 3035 Washington Street in Roxbury, MA. (more...)

Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!Download Jennifer Hudson's 'Too Beautiful for Words' from THE COLOR PURPLE; Tickets Now On Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa, The Color Purple will return to Broadway this fall in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production directed by Two-time Tony Award winner John Doyle. The highly anticipated staging will feature Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner JENNIFER HUDSON; CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star from the London production; and Orange is the New Black's DANIELLE BROOKS. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts. Tickets are now available! Can't wait until the show returns to Broadway this fall? Get your Color Purple fix today with a free download of 'Too Beautiful for Words,' performed by Jennifer Hudson. CLICK HERE to download the song now! (more...)

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