Murray Abraham News

Meryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Christine Baranski & Many More Set for The Public Theater's 2016 GalaMeryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Christine Baranski & Many More Set for The Public Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that The Public Theater's Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE, will take place on Monday, June 6 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS at Conejo Players TheatreBWW Review: AMADEUS at Conejo Players Theatre
by Cary Ginell - May 12, 2016

The grand rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his erstwhile mentor Antonio Salieri is mainly apocryphal, generated for dramatic effect by playwright Peter Shaffer in his 1979 play, 'Amadeus,' but the idea was, nevertheless, a brilliant one. Conejo Players Theatre has put on an opulent, emotionally charged production of Shaffer's poetically dramatic story, which was famously adapted for the Oscar-winning 1984 film starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This MayTheatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare GalaPhoto Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

BWW Review: F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands Tackle Religious Tolerance In NATHAN THE WISEBWW Review: F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands Tackle Religious Tolerance In NATHAN THE WISE
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

German philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play was forbidden to be performed until after his death. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/13/2016 - NATHAN THE WISE Off-Broadway and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/13/2016 - NATHAN THE WISE Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, opens off-Broadway! (more...)

CSC's NATHAN THE WISE, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, Opens TonightCSC's NATHAN THE WISE, Starring F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Classic Stage Company welcomes two-time Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey's End) and Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's NATHAN THE WISE. The production began performances on March 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, NATHAN THE WISE will have its official press opening tonight, April 13, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

VIDEO: Amy Schumer Pitches 'Betsy Ross' Hip Hopera Idea to HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel MirandaVIDEO: Amy Schumer Pitches 'Betsy Ross' Hip Hopera Idea to HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Below, watch Amy pitch an idea for her own HAMILTON-style hip hopera to Lin-Manuel Miranda! (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role of Theatre for a New Audience's HAMLET in 2017Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role of Theatre for a New Audience's HAMLET in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience announces that as part of its 2016-2017 season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac will play the title role in Hamlet staged by Sam Gold.  Oscar Isaac and Sam Gold last worked together on Zoe Kazan's We Live Here in 2011.Hamlet is their first collaboration on Shakespeare and their first production with Theatre for a New Audience. Hamlet will begin previews on June 4, 2017 for an opening June 22 and run through July 30. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOTFLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOT
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2016

If you think HAMILTON tickets are hard to come by, you should have been there in 1988, when Martin and Williams played a limited Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-BroadwayMaggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company GalaPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber(Fiddler on the Roof). Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala TonightPatti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is among the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company tonight, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. (more...)

BWW Asks: What Show Should Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Do Next?BWW Asks: What Show Should Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Do Next?
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Following Sunday night's PRODUCER's revival, we couldn't help but ponder which show we'd love to see the twosome reunite in. Share your ideas in the comments section below! (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 SeasonBreaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM GalaTwo-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Joins CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone has joined the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July.  In addition to LuPone, the evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof).  (more...)

Tony Nominee Stark Sands to Join F. Murray Abraham in CSC's NATHAN THE WISETony Nominee Stark Sands to Join F. Murray Abraham in CSC's NATHAN THE WISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, announced today that two-time Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey's End) will join the cast of Classic Stage Company's upcoming production of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's NATHAN THE WISE, starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, beginning performances Wednesday, March 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by Brian Kulick and adapted by Edward Kemp, NATHAN THE WISE will have its official press opening Wednesday, April 13 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 1. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/18/16- Christopher SieberSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/18/16- Christopher Sieber
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Christopher Sieber! Sieber made his Broadway debut as Agis in the musical Triumph of Love with Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham. Following this role, he appeared as a replacement in the roles of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Sieber played the role of Rapunzel's Prince and shared the role of the Wolf with Gregg Edelman in the revival of Into the Woods in 2002. In March 2005, Sieber originated the role of Sir Dennis Galahad in the Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot. He starred as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical which opened on Broadway on December 14, 2008, after an out-of-town tryout in Seattle. On March 11, 2011, Sieber replaced Jeffrey Tambor as Georges in the Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles opposite Harvey Fierstein. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

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