Ring Lardner News


by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Artistic Directors Elise Stone and Craig Smith announce that Phoenix Theatre Ensemble will be presenting 4 staged readings of Eric Bentley's ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN, which is taken from the  actual testimony of witnesses before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during the late 1940's and early 1950's.  (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

LAST FIVE YEARS Scribe Richard LaGravenese to Be Honored with WGA Career Achievement AwardLAST FIVE YEARS Scribe Richard LaGravenese to Be Honored with WGA Career Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Richard LaGravenese will be honored with the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on February 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Loss and Laughter and Stirred Memories in Jerre Dye's SHORT STORIES at Voices of the SouthBWW Review: Loss and Laughter and Stirred Memories in Jerre Dye's SHORT STORIES at Voices of the South
by Joseph Baker - Nov 16, 2015

People shuttle back and forth at an airport, dragging their luggage behind them. A preoccupied 'Rider,' texting away, impatiently boards an uber cab as his Indian driver eagerly greets him -- and enthuses that they were almost destined to meet. As the passenger, initially annoyed at the driver's prattling, hopes in vain for silence, the driver recalls a seemingly unrelated memory from his childhood; that memory recalled then stirs within the Rider a like memory; and if you have ever experienced the loss of a parent, you, too, become a part of their connection. Thus, 'Uber,' the short piece that opens Jerre Dye's SHORT STORIES at VOICES OF THE SOUTH,, becomes, as 'Tom' in Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE might call it, a 'memory play.' (more...)

A Noise Within Sets Fall ReadingsA Noise Within Sets Fall Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents two free, staged readings this fall: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been by Eric Bentley, directed by Apollo Dukakis, on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm; and, on Monday, November 16 at 7PM, in partnership with East West Players, The Recognition of Shakuntala by Kalidasa, translated by W. J. Johnson, directed by Jonathan Munoz-Proulx. Both readings are performed as part of Words Within, A Noise Within's ongoing series of free play readings by resident artists. Both readings take place at A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. (more...)

JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount TonightJOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner; a TV star, movie star and theater star; and a New York Times best-selling author. Now see him like you've never seen him before in his funny, touching one-man theatrical memoir, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart. (more...)

John Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, TonightJohn Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Tonight, March 7, John Lithgow will bring his one-man show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre. (more...)

John Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 3/07John Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 3/07
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

On March 7, John Lithgow will bring his one-man show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre. (more...)

JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount, 3/7JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner; a TV star, movie star and theater star; and a New York Times best-selling author. Now see him like you've never seen him before in his funny, touching one-man theatrical memoir, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening TonightRenee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of LIVING ON LOVE, opening today, July 16, and continuing through the 26th. This World Premiere by Joe DiPIetro and Garson Kanin is based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JUNE MOON Classic Rib Tickler at Williamstown Theatre FestivalBWW Reviews: JUNE MOON Classic Rib Tickler at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Larry Murray - Jul 6, 2014

Jessica Stone directs a classic comedy with some of her own twists as the Williamstown Theatre Festival opens its 2014 season. (more...)

JUNE MOON, Helmed by Jessica Stone, Kicks Off 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival TodayJUNE MOON, Helmed by Jessica Stone, Kicks Off 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival launches its 2014 Main Stage Season, the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Main Stage Season kicks off today, July 2, 2014 with a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman's June Moon, directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire RegionSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RING LARDNER - STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS Is PricelessBWW Reviews: RING LARDNER - STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS Is Priceless
by John Walker Ross - Apr 30, 2014

Some writers are valued for the window they provide into their own time, others for their prescience. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Summer Lineup for New ReleasesFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Summer Lineup for New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the upcoming summer lineup of new releases opening through August. (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Apr 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine & Lauren Ambrose, A GREAT WILDERNESS & More Set for WTF's 2014 Nikos Stage SeasonFOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine & Lauren Ambrose, A GREAT WILDERNESS & More Set for WTF's 2014 Nikos Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Nikos Stage offerings, completing the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 9th with the East Coast premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's acclaimed play A Great Wilderness (July 9 - 20) and will also include a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, directed by Daniel Aukin with Lauren Ambrose (making her Festival debut) and Chris Pine (returning to Williamstown after 12 years), playing July 24 - August 3. The Nikos Stage season ends with the anticipated return of the PigPen Theatre Co.'s celebrated production of The Old Man and the Old Moon (August 6 - 17). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Art of the Real & Jim JarmuschFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Art of the Real & Jim Jarmusch
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Film Society of Lincoln Center to present Art of the Real & Jim Jarmusch (more...)

Breaking: JUNE MOON, LIVING ON LOVE, THE VISIT Revival with Chita Rivera and More Set for 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival!Breaking: JUNE MOON, LIVING ON LOVE, THE VISIT Revival with Chita Rivera and More Set for 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 30, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Main Stage Season, the 60th Anniversary Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. The Main Stage Season will kick off on July 2, 2014 with a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman's June Moon, directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone (July 2-13); the season will also include the World Premiere of Living on Love by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin (based on Kanin's play Peccadillo), with celebrated soprano Renee Fleming in her Festival debut, directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (July 16 - 26), and the highly anticipated revival of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

John Lithgow Brings STORIES BY HEART to Chicago Area This WeekendJohn Lithgow Brings STORIES BY HEART to Chicago Area This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity when he performs the Chicago area debut of his critically-acclaimed one-man show, 'Stories by Heart' at the ECC Arts Center, located in Building H on the Elgin Community College Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive tonight, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. (more...)

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