Olympia Dukakis News

Date of Birth: June 20, 1931 (84)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
Brandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECTBrandy Burre Joins Cast of CT Rep's THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO's The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project details the reaction in the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard. Performances of The Laramie Project begin on October 8 and continue through October 18, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Nafe Katter Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/22/2015
by - Aug 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/22/2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN; Opens This September at Cherry Lane TheatrePhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN; Opens This September at Cherry Lane Theatre
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 18, 2015

Full casting has been announced for Laugh It Up, Stare It Down, a new play written by Alan Hruska (The Man on Her Mind, New House under Construction, Reunion) and directed by Chris Eigeman (known as a filmmaker for Turn The River and as an actor for roles in television's Gilmore Girls and the films Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco). Laugh It Up, Stare It Down will premiere at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) beginning a limited engagement on August 26th with opening night set for September 9th. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis Talk New Film 7 CHINESE BROTHERSVIDEO: Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis Talk New Film 7 CHINESE BROTHERS
by - Aug 17, 2015

Sometimes, movie magic is made when Hollywood pairs up an unlikely duo. And thatís what you get in a new film starring Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 17, 2015Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 17, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of August 17, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 8/17 - 8/28 on NBCScoop: TODAY - 8/17 - 8/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC 8/17 to 8/28! (more...)

Nilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENENilo Cruz, Lisa Loomer, Octavio Solis & More Set for Hero Theatre's FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Pulitzer-winning writer of Anna in the Tropics, Nilo Cruz, will be one of the playwrights featured in Hero Theatre's†Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival will include some of Fornes' most celebrated plays and feature works from some of her former students. Other Award-winning playwrights and former Fornes students that are part of the festival include Jorge Ignacio CortiŮas (Bird In the Hand), Migdalia Cruz (Miriam's Flowers), Lisa Loomer (Distracted), Eduardo Machado (The Cook), Cherrie Moraga (Heroes and Saints), Octavio Solis (Lydia) and Caridad Svich (Antigone Project). (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN.†The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30,†in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Off-Broadway's LAUGH IT UP STARE IT DOWNPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Off-Broadway's LAUGH IT UP STARE IT DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rehearsals began yesterday, Tuesday, July 28th. Check out a look inside below! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse†opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Full Cast Set for LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN at Cherry Lane TheaterFull Cast Set for LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Fullcasting has been announced for Laugh It Up, Stare It Down,†a new play written by Alan Hruska (The Man on Her Mind, New House under Construction, Reunion) and directed by Chris Eigeman (known as a filmmaker for Turn The River and as an actor for roles in television's Gilmore Girls and the films Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco). Laugh It Up, Stare It Down will premiere at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street)†beginning a limited engagement on August 26th with opening night set for September 9th. (more...)

Hero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play FestivalHero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's 2016/2017 season will commence with Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival of plays will be presented as staged readings. It will include some of Fornes' most celebrated works in addition to featuring plays written by some of her students who are amongst some of the most prominent Latina/o writers in America today. Esteemed dramaturg, literary agent and founder of This Distracted Globe Consultancy, Morgan Jenness, will serve as consultant on the project. (more...)

Tennesee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE to Make Houston Premiere at Studio 101Tennesee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE to Make Houston Premiere at Studio 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Actor's Equity Association artists Ron Jones, Celeste Roberts, Joel Sandel, David Grant, Nick Henderson and Lauren Smith will produce Houston's first Equity Showcase production, the Houston premiere of Tennessee Williams' rarely produced THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE. (more...)

Jason Schwartzman Stars in 7 CHINESE BROTHERS, In Theaters 8/28Jason Schwartzman Stars in 7 CHINESE BROTHERS, In Theaters 8/28
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

On August 28th, Bob Byington's 7 CHINESE BROTHERS will hit theaters. It stars Jason Schwartzman, his dog Arrow, Tunde Adebimpe (from the band TV on the Radio), and Olympia Dukakis. (more...)

FOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMFFOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company has announced the extension of Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Before their first performance on July 22nd, brisk ticket sales and sold out shows have prompted an additional performance of Foolerie to be staged on Sunday, July 26th at 4pm. (more...)

N'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This SummerN'Kenge Returns to Alpine Theatre Project for CHICAGO, BIG FISH and RING OF FIRE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

With much excitement and clamor, Broadway's N'Kenge returns to Alphine Theatre Project in Montana to star in 'Chicago' as Matron 'Mama' Morton, the Witch in 'Big Fish,' and various roles in 'Ring of Fire.' All three productions will be running in rotating repertory from July 9 - August 1. (more...)

FOOLERIE to Play NYMF, 7/22-27FOOLERIE to Play NYMF, 7/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company presents Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Tralen Doler directs a cast of nine, including Geoff Belliston, Ryan Breslin* (Bway: Newsies, Book of Mormon), Diego Diaz, Ian Fairlee*, Ian Knauer* (Bway: Mamma Mia!, By Jeeves, State Fair), Patrick Massey, Olivia Polci, Chandler Reeves, and Patrick Richwood (Film: 'Pretty Woman,' 'Armageddon,' 'Runaway Bride'). Foolerie is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 22 through Monday, July 27, 2015. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Releases Summer Comedy Schedule ChangesBay Street Theater Releases Summer Comedy Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the July and August lineup for the 2015 Comedy Club. The fun continues most Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or by stopping by or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDALRed Bull Theater's Revelation Reading Series Continues with THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Red Bull Theater will present the†penultimate†Revelation Reading of the season, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's†The School for Scandal, directed by Marc Vietor, with†musical direction by Brian Trenis.†The School for Scandal†will feature Charles Busch, Everett Quinton, and Paxton Whitehead, along†with Bill Army, Helen Cespedes, Alan Coates, Christian DeMarais, Peter Eyre, Kevin Isola, Richard†Holmes, Amelia Pedlow, Gayle Rankin, Derek Smith, and more.† One night only -†Monday, June 29th at Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street).† (more...)

WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW? to Play NYMFWHAT DO CRITICS KNOW? to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and MWG Productions, LLC are pleased to announce casting for WHAT DO CRITICS KNOW?, a new musical with music and lyrics by James Campodonico and Matthew Gurren a book by Matthew Gurren and direction by Michael Bello. The company includes Chris Gleim, Sarah Stevens, Mary Mossberg, Danny Bolero, Kimberly Doreen Burns, Ryan Knowles, Bruce Rebold, Jason Fleck, Prescott Seymour, Kaitlyn Frank, Lindsay Bayer, Sean Bell and Danny Harris Kornfield. (more...)

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