Olympia Dukakis News

Date of Birth: June 20, 1931 (84)
Birth Place: Lowell, MA, USA
Gender: Female
Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre RowAustin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy ClubJulie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

UPDATE: Lady Gaga Will NOT Star in Upcoming Dionne Warwick BiopicUPDATE: Lady Gaga Will NOT Star in Upcoming Dionne Warwick Biopic
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2016

Destiny's Child's LeToya Luckett will take on the role of Dionne Warwick in an upcoming biopic. The legendary R & B singer announced the project today at the Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Dan Lauria to Headline Private Reading of MENDDan Lauria to Headline Private Reading of MEND
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

 MEND, a New Play by Steven Hillyer and Tim Marback, will have a private reading on Wednesday, May 18th 2016. Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, A CHRISTMAS STORY) will be joined by April Ortiz (IN THE HEIGHTS), Amy Engelhardt (A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT), and James Donegan (FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Marc Tumminelli will direct. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Makeup Artist Kaye BrownBWW Interview: Tech Talk with Makeup Artist Kaye Brown
by Frank Benge - May 7, 2016

A make-up artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics for theatrical, television and film. One of the busiest in this area is Kaye Brown, who sat down with us to give our readers a backstage look at her incredible art. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as 'Mary Tyrone' alongside Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as 'James Tyrone,' Academy Award nomineeMichael Shannon as 'James Tyrone, Jr.,' and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as 'Edmund Tyrone', and Colby Minifie as 'Cathleen.' Jonathan Kent directs as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT began on April 3, 2016, and just opened last night, April 27, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 26, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and we're taking you onto the red carpet below! (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in New Thriller THE INFILTRATORVIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston Stars in New Thriller THE INFILTRATOR
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Below, check out the new trailer from director Brad Furman's new thriller THE INFILTRATOR, based on the true story of Federal agent Robert Mazur's undercover permeation of Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking network. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This SundayRed Bull Theater's Starry SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Opens This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Sunday (April 24th) marks the opening of Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, directed by Marc Vietor. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

Liev Schreiber, Michael Kahn & Michael Tuch Foundation to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Running Of The Red Bulls BenefitLiev Schreiber, Michael Kahn & Michael Tuch Foundation to be Honored at Red Bull Theater's Running Of The Red Bulls Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Jesse Berger, Founding Artistic Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater are pleased to announce the Eighth Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday June 6th, at 6pm, celebrating their 13th Season and honoring Liev Schreiber, Michael Kahn, and the Michael Tuch Foundation with the 2016 Matador Awards For Excellence in Classical Theater. (more...)

Mary Louise Wilson Named Guest of Honor at 34th Annual Elliot Norton AwardsMary Louise Wilson Named Guest of Honor at 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Mary Louise Wilson will be the Guest of Honor at the 34th annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.  The ceremony will feature nominated musical performances, the awarding of The Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, a post-ceremony party, and surprise appearances and performances.  Tickets for the much anticipated evening are on sale at the Citi Center Box Office, at www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWNCast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Ed Asner & More Set for 14th Annual GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVALEd Asner & More Set for 14th Annual GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

This year's exciting Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will feature international, domestic and local filmmakers along with 214 films from over 17 countries, including a number of award-winners and premieres. (more...)

War Vet and Actor Richard Chaves to Star in Aquila Theatre's PHILOCTETESWar Vet and Actor Richard Chaves to Star in Aquila Theatre's PHILOCTETES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the United States, has announced casting for its upcoming New York City production of Sophocles' PHILOCTETES. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of BLINKFull Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of BLINK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of BLINK, written by Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Mark Armstrong. (more...)

15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 72 selected short films, 45 are world premieres and 53 are in competition at the Festival. (more...)

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 72 selected short films, 45 are world premieres and 53 are in competition at the Festival. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis to Run 5/11-15Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis to Run 5/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

In May, the city of St. Louis will pay homage to the city's favorite playwright - Tennessee Williams  - with an annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWFSTL).  This inaugural celebration kicks off May 11th and runs through the 15th on a variety of both conventional and unexpected stages in the Grand Center and Central West End areas. Highlights from this first festival include a Hirschfeld Exhibition Unveiling and An Evening with Olympia Dukakis.  With a focus on St. Louis, the TWFSTL will offer something for all tastes - theatrical productions, movies, a visual art exhibition, readings, panel discussions, a tour, and live music.   Tickets will be available through Metrotix.  (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

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