Ryder Smith News

American Theater Company's 30th Season to Open with Chicago Premieres from Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Milligan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

American Theater Company (ATC) kicks off its 30th Anniversary season with two Chicago premieres exploring healthcare in America: Anna Deavere Smith's documentary Let Me Down Easy featuring ATC Ensemble Member Usman Ally, and Mercy Strain by Michael Milligan, top prize winner at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. ATC's production is the first time Let Me Down Easy will be performed by an artist other than Deavere Smith. (more...)

Molly Bloom Monologue with Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley to be Rebroadcast on 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Back by popular demand, the innovative performance of the complete Molly Bloom monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses recorded live on June 16, 2013 by not one but two actresses, Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley, will be rebroadcast nationwide on Monday, June 16. 2014. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Aņon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rebecca Watson on Playing Beatrice in Pioneer Theatre Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 17, 2014

The delightful Rebecca Watson took the time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to speak with BroadwayWorld about her role as Beatrice in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, opening this weekend. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie to Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, 3/22-4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Aņon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Radio Bloomsday 2013 to Feature Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

For the first time ever, the complete Molly Bloom monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses will be performed live by not one but two actresses, Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley, as a conversation that Molly has with her younger self. Tune into WBAI (99.5 FM in NYC) or stream at http://wbai.org or KPFK (90.7 in Los Angeles) http://kpfk.org/. Each year, Radio Bloomsday ends its 7 hour nationwide broadcast of James Joyce's Ulysses with the book's final chapter - a two hour passion filled monologue, by the novel's heroine, Molly Bloom. (more...)

PBS's American Experience Airs THE ABOLITIONISTS, Now thru 1/22
by TV News Desk - Jan 08, 2013

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling (more...)

PBS's American Experience to Air THE ABOLITIONISTS, January 2013
by TV News Desk - Nov 01, 2012

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Old Globe's GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

In God of Carnage, two sets of parents gather in an upscale Brooklyn home to discuss a playground altercation between their sons. At first civility is upheld, but as the conversation goes off track and the rum bottle opens, decorum flies out the window and leads to a hilarious afternoon of name-calling, tantrums and tears. Yasmina Reza's comedy is a four-way prizefight that is not to be missed. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the San Diego Premiere of God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. The Tony Award-winning comedy is directed by Richard Seer and will run July 27 - Sept. 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run July 27 - Aug. 1. Opening night is Thursday, Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

Andrew Durand, Ben Horner, et al. to Join WAR HORSE Jan. 12; New Cast Members Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

Beginning Thursday, January 12, 2012, Harlan Bengel, Toby Billowitz, Lute Breuer, Hunter Canning, Anthony Cochrane, Andrew Durand, Ben Horner, Leah Hofmann, Tessa Klein, David Lansbury, David Manis, Nat McIntyre, Geoffrey Murphy, Andy Murray, Tommy Schrider, and Jack Spann will join the 37 member acting company of the Tony Award winning production of WAR HORSE. The National Theatre of Great Britain's production, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett, continues its open ended run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

John Lithgow Joins the Cast of Radio Bloomsday 2011 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

John Lithgow has just joined the cast of Radio Bloomsday, the 30th annual, 7-hour broadcast of excerpts from James Joyce's Ulysses. (more...)

Toronto & L.A. Next Up for Unstoppable WAR HORSE; National Tour in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that WAR HORSE, which just opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre last week, is gearing up for a national tour, as well as a separate sit-down Toronto production. While details on the tour have not yet been announced, the show will play Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre from June 13 - July 22, 2012. The Toronto production is set to open in February of 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR HORSE Puppets Visit Illumination Lawn
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

Yesterday the horse puppets from 'War Horse' opened Lincoln Center's Illumination Lawn for the summer season. The horse puppets dazzled onlookers on the Lawn, which is a double-twisted green space that forms the roof of one of Lincoln Center's newest buildings. (more...)

Toronto & L.A. Next Up for Unstoppable WAR HORSE; National Tour in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that WAR HORSE, which just opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre last week, is gearing up for a national tour, as well as a separate sit-down Toronto production. While details on the tour have not yet been announced, the show will play Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre from June 13 - July 22, 2012. The Toronto production is set to open in February of 2012. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside Opening Night of WAR HORSE
by Broadway Beat - Apr 15, 2011

The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett opened last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street) and we were there! WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening celebration and brings you the company interviews below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of WAR HORSE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2011

The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett opened last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street) and we were there! WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. (more...)

LCT Announces Open-Ended Run for WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the limited engagement run of the National Theatre of Great Britain production of WAR HORSE has been extended indefinitely at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). WAR HORSE which is produced by Lincoln Center Theater and The National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett, began previews Tuesday, March 15, opened Thursday, April 14 and was scheduled to run through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Broadway Review Roundup: WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert (played by Seth Numrich) cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home. Did the show bring home accolades? Find out now! (more...)

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