Tennessee Williams News

Date Of Birth:
March 26, 1911
Date Of Death:
February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place:
Columbus, MS, USA
Gender:
Male
IN THE SUMMER HOUSE and More Set for 9th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Running 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The 9th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Tennessee Williams Circle of Friends, presents plays by Williams and his friends that feature the humor, love, disappointment and the healing that springs from friendships. (more...)

MARLOW: MIDNIGHT BLUES by Bill Craig is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Craig's bestselling mysteries are set in Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States. It's an exotic paradise, the onetime home of Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, an end-of-the-road town that collects odd and interesting inhabitants. Private eye Rick Marlow works out of there in these can't-put-em-down tales of murder and mayhem. (more...)

'JACQUES BREL', CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MR. BURNS and More Set for ACT's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Kurt Beattie is proud to announce the Mainstage productions taking place in the 50th Anniversary Season in 2015. The mid-century mark will reflect ACT's contribution to the field throughout history and looking to the future with the theme, What Was, What is, and What Will Be. 2015 brings cause to celebrate two other milestone anniversaries: ACT will celebrate the 40th year of producing founder Gregory A. Falls' adaptation of A Christmas Carol, as well as the 90th anniversary of the 1925 Fraternal Order of Eagles building, ACT's historic landmark home since 1996. Commemorative celebrations and engagement opportunities will occur throughout the year. A brief history of ACT's founding is included following the season titles. (more...)

Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder & John Bernthal Board HBO's Upcoming Miniseries SHOW ME A HERO
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO has added Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina, and John Bernthal to its six-hour miniseries SHOW ME A HERO, based on the book by Lisa Belkin. Ther project, which comes from THE WIRE's David Simon, has already enlisted Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener. (more...)

Off-Broadway-Bound GOD HATES THIS SHOW to Play Joe's Pub Concert on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live From Hell, written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr. and starring Erin Markey, will play a one night only exclusive public and industry invited engagement at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette St,) in preparation for a lengthier Off-Broadway run in 2015. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Return to Joe's Pub with Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Julie Andrews & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater in September 2014 for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 season feature tributes to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse (September 14), Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19), Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16) and the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular (December 7). All performances are Sundays at 9:30 PM. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. Special guests will be announced shortly. (more...)

WHAT's PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT Begins Performances 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WHAT's relationship with the Tennessee Williams Festival continues this year with Period of Adjustment, directed by Michael Unger. Previews are August 28 and 29, and are open to the public. Opening night is August 30. A Playmaker Talkback is scheduled for Thursday, September 4. Performance dates at the Tennessee Williams Festival to be announced. (more...)

Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Captivates Audiences
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 19, 2014

From the first word spoken by the narrator, I was hooked. Well paced and emotional, this rendition of Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE proved that Montevallo Main Street Players are capable of top notch work. (more...)

Absurd Comedy SORDID LIVES Kicks Off NTC's Fall Season, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Del Shores' 'Sordid Lives' opens August 28 and runs through September 7. Daniel is directing, assisted by Drew Turner. (more...)

Bettina Coley Denson Joins Cast of Beautiful Soup Theater's SHADES OF BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Beautiful Soup has announced that Bettina Coley will replace the previously announced Carol Sims as Billie Holiday's mother, Sadie Fagan, in SHADES OF BLUE: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF LADY DAY... The play marks Denson's Beautiful Soup debut, in which she'll appear opposite her husband Ron Denson, who plays Holiday's final husband Louis McKay. (more...)

ReGroup Theatre to Present Marathon Performance of A TEXAS TRILOGY Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

ReGroup Theatre will reintroduce the much-acclaimed work of Preston Jones to theatre lovers in the area with a one day marathon of "The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia," "Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander" and "The Oldest Living Graduate." (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST and SHADES OF BLUE in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Innovative Chefs Set for Season 2 of MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

This fall, travel to a plantation in the Louisiana bayou, a mussel farm on the coast of Maine, a lakeside camp in Michigan, and into the heart of New York City?s Little Italy when the Emmy®-nominated food and travel series Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking series returns. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Hurry Back - A Lauren Bacall Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 13, 2014

Today we celebrate the life and career of legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall in honor of her death this week at the age of 89. (more...)

Old Mill Theatre to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Tennessee Williams' most powerful and haunting play The Glass Menagerie is being staged at the Old Mill Theatre this September. (more...)

A Reimagined TWELFTH NIGHT to Play FringeNYC, 8/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

HelikonRep announced that it will produce the world premiere of THE SUN EXPERIMENT, by NYTW Emerging Playwright of Color CATHERINE YU, at the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Nightand named for 20th century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's theory on the rotation of the sun, THE SUN EXPERIMENT will be directed by HelikonRep Artistic Director and Drama League Directing FellowELENA HEYMAN. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Minnesota Fringe Festival Mid-Week Favorites - FAILURE Is A Success!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 07, 2014

It's day 7 of the 11-day Minnesota Fringe Festival, in which 169 one-hour plays, musicals, dramas, dance performances, and comedy shows are presented at 19 venues across Minneapolis. I've seen about half of my 30-some planned shows, and one stands out above the rest - Failure: A Love Story. I love this piece so much because it is so many things at once - funny, heartbreaking, clever, innovative, tragic, and absolutely beautiful. Read about this and five other shows I loved. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

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