Tennessee Williams News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1911
Date of Death: February 25, 1983 (71)
Birth Place: Columbus, MS, USA
Gender: Male
The Theatre @ Boston Court's COLONY COLLAPSE to Open 2/20The Theatre @ Boston Court's COLONY COLLAPSE to Open 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Marisa Tomei and More Head to Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer; Four World Premieres!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosted its starry 2016 gala this evening at City Winery in New York City, where Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield announced the initial lineup for this summer's season -- the 62nd for the Tony Award-winning theatre company. Among the big names slated for the 2016 Summer Season are Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Jane Kaczmarek and Michael Stuhlbarg. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE GLASS MENAGERIEPhoto Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

This winter, Hans Fleischmann re-imagines his groundbreaking conception of Tennessee Williams' classic drama in a new The Hypocrites production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, playing now through March 6, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is Sunday, February 7 at 3 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 SeasonProvincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Stephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens This Month at The Lounge TheatreStephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens This Month at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

AQUILA MORONG STUDIO and CALLIOPE PRODUCTIONS announce the opening of prolific award-winning playwright Stephen Belber's funny and poignant dramedy, DUSK RINGS A BELL, Directed by John Hindman.  This bittersweet drama opens at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets: www.plays411.com/dusk (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21THE MEETING* to Celebrate CABARET at Joe's Pub, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, February 21 at 9:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The 2014-2015 season sold out after a profile in The New York Times "Arts & Leisure" section. The February show will honor the iconic musical "Cabaret" with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

'STREETCAR,' THE REALISTIC JONESES & More Set for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 12th Season'STREETCAR,' THE REALISTIC JONESES & More Set for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced its lineup of plays for 2016-2017 at City Stage in Union Station. This is the company's 12th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Santa Maria, Solvang This Spring and SummerTHE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Santa Maria, Solvang This Spring and Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, which launched the career of Tennessee Williams, plays in Santa Maria's Severson Theatre March 3 - 20, 2016, and then transfers this summer to the Solvang Festival Theater, June 16-26. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford's Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 2, 2016

Memories painful and poignant intermingle through a smoky haze in the sharp and vivid production of Tennessee Williams THE GLASS MENAGERIE now onstage at Ford's Theatre. Painstakingly directed by Mark Ramont, the production boasts a superb cast of actors whose nuanced and detailed performances mine the emotional depths of Williams' early and personal play. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 3/2-4/17Actors Co-Op to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 3/2-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) announces the third show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with Tennessee Williams masterpiece SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Thom Babbes.  SUMMER AND SMOKE will preview on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 4 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 17 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Linda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing CrossLinda Marlowe to Lead Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL at Charing Cross
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

?In only its second London production in the 33 years since his death, IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL, directed by Robert Chevara, will run for a  6-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 5 April -  Saturday 14 May. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company to Host Members-Only Season 38 Announcement PartyVirginia Stage Company to Host Members-Only Season 38 Announcement Party
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Virginia Stage Company will host a Season 38 Announcement Party on Wednesday, February 10, at 5:30pm. This Members-only event will be held in Norfolk's historic Wells Theatre, where guests will enjoy live music and food from a variety of local restaurants. Most importantly, attendees will get to find out what shows VSC has in store for next season. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

Theatrical Outfit's MOXIE Extended Due to Popular Demand, Now Through Feb. 28Theatrical Outfit's MOXIE Extended Due to Popular Demand, Now Through Feb. 28
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

The world premiere of MOXIE, winner of Alliance Theatre Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and Inverness Prize for Playwriting, has been extended due to popular demand. The production will run from now through February 28th at The Balzer Theater at Herren's (downtown Atlanta). (more...)

Photo Flash: Barber & De Malo Pixie Lott for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Full Cast AnnouncementPhoto Flash: Barber & De Malo Pixie Lott for BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Full Cast Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote'sBreakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Barber and McGuire Join Lott In BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'SBarber and McGuire Join Lott In BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 28, 2016

The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Ford's TheatrePhoto Flash: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Ford's Theatre 2015-2016 season continues with Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century and Williams's breakout drama, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Below, peruse BroadwayWorld's photos from the show! (more...)

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