Stella Adler News

Towne Street Presents World Premiere of Barbara White Morgan's 1969, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Towne Street Theatre presents 1969, a new drama by Barbara White Morgan. The world premiere engagement opens Friday, October 10, 2014 and continues through Sunday, November 2, 2014. All performances are at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 4:00 PM. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY to Play the FringeNYC Encore Series at SoHo Playhouse, 10/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Following its celebrated East Coast premiere at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the critically acclaimed ABSOLUTELY FILTHY will return to NYC as part of SoHo Playhouse's FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES with performances from October 1st through October 5th only at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street between Varick and Spring Streets). (more...)

Charles Herrera to Bring BY REQUEST to the Joslyn Center, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

One of Palm Springs most popular singers will perform his new show, "By Request" at Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 PM. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present NICE THINGS, 10/4-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of NICE THINGS by Vince Melocchi Opening October 4, 2014 with reception to follow 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm on Sundays through November 23, 2014 5041 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019 (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Bethany Rooney Set for Stella Adler's 'HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS' Series, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Stella Adler Academy & Theatre will present a new Series of One Night Only Guest Speakers in "HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS AT THE ADLER" - The evening will be featuring BETHANY ROONEY, October 1st, 2014 (more...)

Nora Sorena Casey's NOT AFRAID to Play Under St. Marks, 10/19-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

'Not Afraid' by Nora Sorena Casey is a dark comedy about Bets, a young woman who is obsessed with her death metal blog. When she gets a death threat, it catalyzes a series of disturbing encounters for both her and her housemate and best friend, Hunter, a callous law student. The two women argue about heavy metal, the U.S.S.R. and taco night -- and try not to die. The play is at once funny, sad and devastating. PowerOut presents the work's world premiere October 19 to November 4 at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place. Ben Ferber directs. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Play Reading Series Concludes with WAXWORKS, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for a reading of Waxworks by Trina Davies, the final reading in the Fresh Takes Play Reading Series. An exploration of the tales we are told and the heroes and villains we create, Waxworks tells the story of Madame Tussaud, an extraordinary artist who developed the first worldwide entertainment brand. WAM Theatre will present the reading on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m. at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. Waxworks is the fifth and final presentation in the new Fresh Takes play reading series, which offers new and reimagined works that tell women's stories. The series has proven popular with audiences, selling out its first four readings. (more...)

Charles Herrera to Bring BY REQUEST to Joslyn Palm Desert's Newman Theater, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

One of Palm Springs most popular singers will perform his new show, "By Request" at Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 PM. Known for his smooth voice and outgoing charm, Charles is a desert favorite and is regularly featured in productions, benefits, and shows throughout the desert. When recently asked by Les Michaels to fill in for one of the acts at his popular Sundays in Summer Series, Charles first response was to do all of his fans most requested until Les said he only gets one hour! So he enlisted the talents of musical director Tim Bruneau to join him on the baby grand along with cellist Teresa Di Pietro and narrowed it down to about 15 songs. (more...)

Harold Clurman Lab to Premiere Dennis Staroselsky's JUST ABOUT CURED, 9/6-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, is proud to present the world premiere of Just About Cured by Dennis Staroselsky. Directed by Ian Morgan, Just About Cured will play from September 6 through 18. The cast includes Kate Marie Frank, Marc Menchaca, Marie Polizzano*, Theo Stockman* and John Wodja*. (*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. This is an Actors' Equity Approved Showcase.) The Lab Theater's recent work includes the off-Broadway run of Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum and, in Los Angeles, the Ovation-nominated run of Long Way Go Down by Zayd Dohrn. (more...)

Benicio del Toro to Receive San Sebastian Festival's Donostia Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Benicio del Toro to receive the Donostia Award at the 62nd edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The actor will play the leading part in 'Escobar: Paradise Lost', closing film of the Pearls section 09-02-2014 (more...)

Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt to Star in Short Film?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 01, 2014

Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt have been filming a Martin Scorsese-directed short film in New York City. (more...)

Stella Adler to Kick Off 'Hollywood Speaks' Series with Jeffrey Reddick, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Stella Adler Academy & Theatre will present a new Series of One Night Only Guest Speakers in "HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS AT THE ADLER" - The first evening will be featuring JEFFREY REDDICK, September 5th, 2014 (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the legend below. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

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...)

Hudson Village Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) has announced its new Artistic Director. Matthew Tiffin, known to the Montreal theatre community as well as local audiences and media as one half of the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Gravy Bath Productions, takes the reins in Hudson as of September 2, 2014. (more...)

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