Sissy Spacek News

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: with CARRIE The MUSICAL's Chelsea Gibb
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Sep 20, 2014

From classic musicals like CHICAGO, and THE KING AND I, to newer works, including WILD PARTY and the original Australian production, DREAMSONG, Gibb has played lead roles across a wide range of musical theatre genres - and now she's adding horror to the list in CARRIE the MUSICAL. (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 28th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Tony Tunes and our very own Tony Award Viewing Party are upon us! Plus 'Carrie' and 'Godspell,' the new musicals 'Days Like Today,' 'Saudade' and 'Flux Capacitor,' news from Annoyance Theatre, Movies In the Parks and more! (more...)

BWW Review: All Hell Breaks Loose in CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Nancy Grossman - May 15, 2014

All hell breaks loose in CARRIE THE MUSICAL at SpeakEasy Stage Company thanks to a match made in heaven between The Boston Conservatory's rising junior Elizabeth Erardi and local diva Kerry A. Dowling as the tormented teen and her fanatical mother. Directed by Paul Melone with Musical Direction by Nicholas James Connell and Choreography by Larry Sousa, the much talked-about musical will give you plenty to talk about. (more...)

Buck Creek Players to Present Indianapolis Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL, 5/30-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 40th Anniversary Season 'Fabulous at 40' with the Indianapolis premiere of Carrie: The Musical, opening Friday, May 30th, and continuing for a limited run three weekends through Sunday, June 15th. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, this weekend, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More to Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Ends Extended Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, ends its run today, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'night MOTHER - Pulitzer Prize Script and Masterful Acting at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2014

One of the most common questions I encountered as a counselor when working with someone who had just experienced the suicide of a family member or acquaintance was 'Why did s/he do it?' Or, in confronting someone who was suicidal, the question is, 'Why do you want to do that?' Ironically, most of the time there is no thoughtful answer. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY's Sam Shepard Signs on for Netflix Thriller
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Another stage star has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix thriller series from the creators of DAMAGES. According to Deadline, playwright and actor Sam Shepard (August: Osage County) will co-star alongside Broadway's Norbert Leo Butz, as well as Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CRIMES OF THE HEART a Charmer
by Jimmy Ferraro - Mar 17, 2014

'CRIMES OF THE HEART' is a charmingly good production. GO SEE IT! (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Extends Through April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will extend three weeks through Saturday, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

CARRIE Playwright Lawrence D. Cohen Set for Talkback at Beck Center, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The rave reviews and vivid photographs of Beck Center and Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program's production of CARRIE the musical captured the attention of its writer and composer. So much so, playwright Lawrence D. Cohen is traveling to Beck Center on Friday, March 7 to see it for himself. Mr. Cohen will also conduct a post-show talk to share his CARRIE experience. This production is in its final weekend. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. (more...)

BIG FISH Star Norbert Leo Butz Joins Netflix Thriller
by TV News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

According to Deadline, Broadway's Norbert Leo Butz has signed on for the new Netflix thriller series from the creators of DAMAGES. He will co-star alongside Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek. (more...)

Sissy Spacek Joins Netflix's Psychological Series from DAMAGES Creators
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The project centers on a family of adult siblings (Cardellini, Kyle Chandler) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home. Spacek will take on the role of the siblings' mother. (more...)

CARRIE, ANDREW JACKSON, & More Among Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2013-14 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that MMT's 2013-14 season will feature Twin Cities debuts of Carrie The Musical, Five Course Love and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Trust's New Century Theatre. Carrie The Musical, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, runs October 4-27, 2013. Five Course Love, a quintet of humorous and witty vignettes about true love, plays January 24-February 16, 2014. The comedic rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will run June 6-29, 2014. This trio of shows will be directed by Steven Meerdink, Minneapolis Musical Theatre's artistic director. Subscription packages are on sale now for $66 and are available online at www.hennepintheatretrust.org/mmt, by calling 612.455.9501 or in person at the New Century Theatre Box Office (ground floor of City Center in downtown Minneapolis). Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. (more...)

Hal Leonard to Release Vocal Selections from CARRIE THE MUSICAL in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Hal Leonard will release vocal selections from CARRIE THE MUSICAL, which won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival in 2012. The book is expected to hit hit shelves and online retailers on Jan. 20, 2014 for $16.99. (more...)

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