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Olympia Dukakis News

Date Of Birth:
June 20, 1931 (83)
Birth Place:
Lowell, MA, USA
Gender:
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National Arts Club Hosts 40th Anniversary Screening of THE REHEARSALNational Arts Club Hosts 40th Anniversary Screening of THE REHEARSAL
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

The National Arts Club hosted a 40th anniversary screening of Jules Dassin's The Rehearsal, released in 1974. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in JanuaryRed Bull Theater to Present SHAKESPEARE AND THE JACOBEANS ON FILM in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Red Bull Theater today announced a new three-part collaboration with the Shakespeare Society exploring Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Film. The series includes a Shakespeare Society major member event (open to the public) and two film screenings. All three events will be held at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) part of the School of Visual Arts. For more information and tickets, visit RedBullTheater.com (more...)

Stephen Plunkett & More to Join Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi in SNOW ORCHID Off-BroadwayStephen Plunkett & More to Join Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi in SNOW ORCHID Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Casting is now complete for the Off-Broadway premiere of a new version of Joe Pintauro's classic drama SNOW ORCHID at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.). Stephen Plunkett (War Horse), David McElwee (The Wayside Motor Inn) and Timothy Hassler (Fiddler on the Roof at Goodspeed) will join previously announced stars Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi. (more...)

Billy Crystal Receives United Solo Special Award for 700 SUNDAYS; Full List of Winners Announced!Billy Crystal Receives United Solo Special Award for 700 SUNDAYS; Full List of Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival concluded its season with an awards ceremony held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. It was the closing night for a ten-week season of solo theatre and the fifth anniversary of the festival, a resident company at Theatre Row. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A PARTICLE OF DREAD Opening NightPhoto Coverage: A PARTICLE OF DREAD Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 24, 2014

Signature Theatre's U.S. Premiere of A PARTICLE OF DREAD(OEDIPUS VARIATIONS) by Sam Shepard, directed by Nancy Meckler opened last night at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The production will now play through Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues with this season's opening Shakespeare production of 'The Comedy of Errors' playing November 21- December 13, 2014. For this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to welcome the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Patrick Flick, to the director's chair for the first time at CSC! The production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jeremy Dubin, Paul Riopelle, Justin McCombs and Josh Katawick. The design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: La MaMa Earth Gala Honors Olympia DukakisPhoto Coverage: La MaMa Earth Gala Honors Olympia Dukakis
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2014

La MaMa just honored award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala last night, November 13th. Guests included Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces Change to 2014-2015 SeasonNew Repertory Theatre Announces Change to 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

New Repertory Theatre's 2014-2015 season will culminate with the Next Rep World Premiere of SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone. The production will replace THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE, which was to feature Olympia Dukakis. Due to family commitments, Ms. Dukakis will be unable to appear in the production. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & Angelina Fiordellisi to Lead SNOW ORCHID Off-BroadwayRobert Cuccioli & Angelina Fiordellisi to Lead SNOW ORCHID Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

This February, Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi will star in a new version of Joe Pintauro's classic drama SNOW ORCHID at Off-Broadway's Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 13, 2014

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: DISENCHANTED! meets the press, THE BAND WAGON's Tracey Ullman appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and more! (more...)

Tarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens TonightTarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens tonight, November 12 and runs to December 14 (previewed from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

La MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This WeekLa MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala on Thursday, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

HERO Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTYHERO Theatre to Present WAITING FOR LEFTY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

HERO Theatre announced an upcoming presentation of 'Waiting for Lefty' by Clifford Odets that will be featured in a production titled 'An Evening of Clifford Odets: Waiting for Lefty and other Odets Classics.' 'Waiting for Lefty' will be featured in its entirety alongside scenes from Clifford Odets favorites 'Golden Boy,' 'Awake & Sing' and 'Paradise Lost.' It will be directed by Korey Jackson. The show dates are January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and February 1st. It will be presented at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is ReleasedTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

CHATHAM, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk is a new book outlining a story of 17 years of misdiagnosis and over medication. The author was labeled 'bipolar' which led to a breakdown of his private life and 4 hospitalizations. The story spotlights the problem with depression medications and how the medical system deals with unique individuals. Newkirk recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, stopped the depression meds and now has control of his health and is living happily drug free. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New BookDREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

New Book from Theatre/Film/Art Publicist Now Available: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK by Walter Newkirk. Backstage stories about Lena Horne/LENA HORNE: The Lady & Her Music, Sheryl Lee Ralph/ DREAMGIRLS, Grey Gardens The Musical and The Broadway Annies including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Shelley Bruce, Alyson Kirk and Alyson Smith are featured in the new book The Secret LIfe of Walter Newkirk. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins 11/21Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Begins 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues with this season's opening Shakespeare production of 'The Comedy of Errors' playing November 21- December 13, 2014. For this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to welcome the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Patrick Flick, to the director's chair for the first time at CSC! The production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jeremy Dubin, Paul Riopelle, Justin McCombs and Josh Katawick. The design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE REAL THING's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE REAL THING's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts;Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Sam Gold directs the cast of seven, which also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie,' Ronan Raftery as 'Billy' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' The Real Thing officially opened last night, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement thru January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sonnet Repertory Theatre presents their Twelfth Annual Benefit and Cabaret on Sunday, November 23, at Joe's Pub to honor award-winning actress, CELIA WESTON. (more...)

STEEL PETUNIAS Opens 10/27 at The PITSTEEL PETUNIAS Opens 10/27 at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Steel Petunias: An UNAUTHORIZED! Musical Parody opens on Monday, October 27th, 8:00p at The People's Improv Theater, 123 East 24th Street, New York. Tickets are on sale at thepit-nyc.com for $20. Advanced purchase is strongly suggested. There will be a stand-by line available. (more...)

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