Olympia Dukakis News

Date Of Birth:
June 20, 1931 (82)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Gender:
Female
Playwright Nilo Cruz Wins 2014 Greenfield Prize in Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation have presented Nilo Cruz with the 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama at a celebration dinner in Sarasota, FL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside LADY DAY's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2014

Broadway's biggest stars gathered at the Circle in the Square Theatre yesterday for opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and directed by Lonny Price. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LTM's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Blooms with Strong Cast
by Jacques Lamarre - Apr 14, 2014

Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me! (more...)

JAY BRANNAN to Release New Album, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

New York–based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan announces his departure from long-time label distribution partner Nettwerk, and will be self-releasing his third full-length album entitled Always, Then, & Now, on July 15, 2014. (more...)

Richard and Sharon Jenkins to Receive Trinity Rep's 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement; Ceremony Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that former artistic director and Academy-award nominated film, stage and TV actor Richard Jenkins and his wife Director/Choreographer Sharon Jenkins will be honored with the 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. The theater also announced that nationally known dance educator and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter will receive the 2014 Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts. The 18th annual Pell Awards will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow next door at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

LA Premiere of AJAX IN IRAQ at Miles Memorial Playhouse to Run 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Many female combatants in the U.S. Armed Services are subjected to intense sexual abuse, but remain quiet. Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble opens its 2014 season with a Los Angeles premiere directed by artistic director John Farmanesh-Bocca. Ajax in Iraq by award-winning playwright Ellen Mclaughlin opens at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica for a four-week run on May 8. (more...)

CRT to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis to Receive 2014 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at Wheelock Family Theatre, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced Academy Award-winner and international star of stage, television and film Olympia Dukakis will receive the 2014 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Boston. The ceremony highlights will feature nominated musical performances, The Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, and other surprises. Tickets are $30 for ceremony and party, and available through the WFT box office, 617-879-3200, or online at nortonawardsboston.com or OvationTix. (Use 'Norton2014' code to receive $10 off through April 30, 2014). (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

Paul Reiser to Play Fox Theater, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser re-emerges on the comedy scene with his quick wit and comedic talent. Comedy patrons across the country are in for a real treat when Reiser hits the stage and unleashes his hilarious insights about the absurdities of modern life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sally Field, Rajiv Joseph, Phylicia Rashad and More at Lark Benefit Honoring Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

On the evening of March 10, 2014, Lark Play Development Center held a benefit entitled 'A Transformative Moment, A Celebration with Songs and Scenes Honoring Edward Albee'. The benefit celebrated Lark's 20th anniversary, Edward Albee's inspiring work and the power of playwriting. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, GODSPELL and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse, located in Caledonia State Park, has announced a new summer season with two plays and two full-scale musicals at substantially lower subscription prices, in addition to many new community-oriented programs to be offered throughout the season. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Receives Grants in Support of Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse is the recipient of three prestigious and highly-competitive grants to support its world-premiere production of The Who & The What, by 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, running February 11 - March 9 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The grants include the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, as well awards from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund. (more...)

BWW Interview: Darren Pettie Chews the Fat About DINNER WITH FRIENDS
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 21, 2014

Darren Pettie discusses acting, London's National Theatre and his current role in DINNER WITH FRIENDS (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

Olympia Dukakis to Star in THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANY MORE at New Rep, April-May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces that Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis will play Flora 'Sissy' Goforth in Tennesee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE, in April/May 2015. THE MILK TRAIN... is one of 10 productions featured as part of 2014-2015, New Rep's 30th Anniversary Season PARADOX: HEROES & ANTIHEROES, VIRTUES & VICES. (more...)

59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that esteemed critic and longtime judge of the awards, Michael Feingold, will serve as Obie Chairman for the 59th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards, to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Boston Playwrights Theatre Presents ABSENCE, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2013-14 season with Absence by award-winning playwright Peter M. Floyd. Running from today, February 6 through March 2, the drama will be directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. (more...)

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