Sam Shepard News

Date Of Birth:
November 05, 1943 (70)
Birth Place:
USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Profiles: Two-Time Oscar & Emmy Winning Star of Stage & Screen Jessica Lange
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Whitefire Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, 9/6-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Whitefire Theatre is honoring the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child' with a production directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Scott Disharoon. In this searing family drama, Shepard takes a macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret. The play features the talents of Jacque Lynn Colton, Tonya Cornelisse, Cris D'Annunzio, David Fraioli, Zachary Mooren, Leon Russom, and Grant Smith. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Enthralling DANCING LESSONS at Barrington Stage Co.
by Larry Murray - Aug 14, 2014

When a professor with Asperger's Syndrome needs DANCING LESSONS, he meets an injured dancer, and they both find life lessons in this uplifting and romantic comedy. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Round House Theatre to Stage FOOL FOR LOVE, 9/3-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Fool for Love, by renowned playwright Sam Shepard, launches Round House Theatre's 2014/2015 season with an explosive tale of love, hate, and the dying myths of the Old West. Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette directs one of the great American plays of the 20th century. Fool for Love runs at Round House Theatre from September 3 thru September 27. Opening night is Monday, September 8, 2014. (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Welcomes New Staff and Forms New Positions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

After more than 10 years of growth, Cygnet Theatre continues to upgrade their professional staff in order to support the award-winning work seen on the stage. (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Premiere to Launch Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of The Night Alive by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Jessica Lange to Receive Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence at SBIFF
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM will be presented to two time Academy Award-winning actress JESSICA LANGE. (more...)

Review Roundup: FOOL FOR LOVE with Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival is currently featuringTony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell in Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage through August 2, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Explosive FOOL FOR LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Larry Murray - Jul 28, 2014

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell team up as May and Eddie in Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE at the Willliamstown Theatre Festival and the fireworks on stage are spectacular to watch. Daniel Aucin directs this visceral production. (more...)

Shakespeare's Sister Company Presents MUSE as Part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival, 8/30-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

Theater For The New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) presents the Shakespeare's Sister Company's co-production of Kris Lundberg's play MUSE (part of the 2014 Dream Up Festival). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT's Three Quirky ONE ACTS Feels Like One Too Many in Total
by Jay Irwin - Jul 27, 2014

In my opinion One Act plays are an underutilized form in the theatrical world. Too short to take up an entire evening's entertainment and so they get overlooked. Thankfully ACT has chosen not to shy away from the form with their current offering, "An Evening of One Acts" and has even chosen works by some iconic American authors. And while the evening was loaded with quirky fun, two of the one acts felt as if they could have ended a few times over and ran a bit long. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Renee 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...)

From Sea to Shining Sea- Where to Find the Brightest Stars at Regional Theaters This Summer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 15, 2014

New York City is the place where stars flock to take their turns on the grandest stages in the world. Throughout the past year, Broadway has welcomed such film and television stars as Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Debra Messing and Ian McKellen, as well as a slew of celebrated Broadway favorites such as Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. The Great White Way isn't the only place for stars to shine on stage though. During the summer months, many cherished performers travel to regional theatres around the country to share their extraordinary talents with the rest of America. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of this summer's starriest productions at a theatre near you! (more...)

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