The Actors Studio News

Louise Lasser to Direct On The Wind Productions' CHINESE COFFEE Revival; Performances Begin 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

On The Wind Productions will present a revival of CHINESE COFFEE by Ira Lewis. The production will be directed by Emmy nominee Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Girls; Bananas on Broadway) starring Obie Award winner Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway) and Sean Walsh. Previews begin September 24 with opening slated for September 28 at the Roy Arias Stage II Theater. (more...)

THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS to Play Crown Theater, 10/3-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tim Sika presents The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis, a world premiere satire on educational institutions at all levels by Barry Germansky. Cihangir Duman directs a cast of four, including Rafa Perez, Andy Phillips, Heather Shisler, and Dan Kellmer. Performances will be staged at The Crown Theater at The Producers' Club (358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036) from October 3-26, 2014. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

2014 United Solo To Present BUTOH MEDEA 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The 2014 United Solo will be presenting 'Butoh Medea,' using the Japanese dance to tell the story of 'Medea.' (more...)

Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO to Re-Air Robin Williams Broadcast; Watch Clip
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Bravo Media's "Inside The Actors Studio" hosted by James Lipton, commemorates the life and career of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams with a special broadcast of his appearance (more...)

Bravo to Air Robin Williams' INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Bravo Media's “Inside The Actors Studio” hosted by James Lipton, commemorates the life and career of legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams with a special broadcast of his appearance on the Emmy Award-winning series on Thursday, August 21 at 8pm ET/PT. The episode originally aired on Sunday, June 10, 2001, and for the 250th episode of “Inside The Actors Studio,” fans chose Williams' appearance as their favorite in a poll on BravoTV.com. (more...)

LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents The Big Picture: Hitchcock!, a thrilling tribute to the groundbreaking films of Alfred Hitchcock, at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Academy award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), the evening will feature mesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and more. Iconic scenes from such Hitchcock classics as Vertigo, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca, Spellbound, North by Northwest and more will be projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's big screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs selections from the films' magnificent scores. (more...)

BWW Interviews: GENEVA CARR
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 11, 2014

Geneva Carr: 'I haven't crested the best part of my career.' (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Begins 8/20 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Georganne Aldrich Heller will present Laoisa Sexton's raw, visceral and provocative new play, THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA, a pitch black comedy set in Dublin, August 20th through September 7th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Saturday, August 23rd at 8PM. Tim Ruddy Directs. www.thelastdaysofcleopatra.com (more...)

2014 Collective:10 Line-up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Collective NY has announced the official play selections for the 2014 Collective:10. Coming off of the SOLD-OUT 2013 Collective:10, the second annual C:10 was selected from over 1000 blind submissions, a record number up from last year showcasing a variety of talented writers. The 12 selected plays will be produced, directed and performed by members of the permanent ensemble and Collective colleagues, and published as part of an anthology. (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents BIRD LIVES!, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Chromolume Theatre has announced Bird Lives! as its next production, opening on Friday, August 15 at 8pm. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, Bird Lives! will star Montae Russell as jazz icon Charlie Parker in this solo play with music. Parker, a legendary saxophone virtuoso, ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influencing subsequent generations of musicians. Bird Lives! will play a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Star in Palm Beach Dramaworks' MY OLD LADY this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Estelle Parsons, a theatre legend whose illustrious stage career spans six decades, will play a 92-year-old French matron in Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz, which runs from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis). (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SITTING SHIVA at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As one of the largest theatrical events in the world, The New York International Fringe Festival boasts an impressive roster of world premieres yearly. Of them, Los Angeles native Joshua Metzger's new play Sitting Shiva will see its first three dimensional presentation this August. Christopher Scott will direct the 90 minute play. The Broadway and Regional vet cast includes Eddie Boroevich*, Neal Mayer*, and Jeffery Plunkett*. The Production Stage Manager is Katy Moore*, and the production will be designed by Joan Racho-Jansen. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Sitting Shiva is an AEA-approved showcase. (more...)

Bravo Receives Four Primetime EMMY Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Bravo Media, part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, continues to be recognized for its high quality, original content as the network received four Primetime Emmy® Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time, this year's nominees were selected via online voting. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Ellen Burstyn to Lead THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Actors Studio, 7/10-21; John Gould Rubin Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

The Actors Studio has announced that Academy Award, Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn will lead the cast in a new staging of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie) at The Actors Studio (432 West 44th Street) on July 10-21, 2014, Thursdays-Mondays only. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of renowned stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, June 27th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

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