The Actors Studio News

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Original DEATH OF A SALESMAN Cast Member, Don Keefer, Dies at 98
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Among other roles, Don Keefer originated the role of Bernard in DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway, directed by Elia Kazan, which ran from February 1949 to November 1950. According to the New York Times, stage and screen actor Donald Hood Keefer, 98, died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. (more...)

GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow, to Make World Premiere at King's Head Theatre, Nov 12-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

This November Islington's King's Head Theatre is to stage the world premiere of Norris Church Mailer's stage play Go See, a gripping exploration of personal, cultural and sexual identity in a big city. Directed by Sondra Lee and designed by Klara Zieglerova with lighting design by Mike Robertson, the show runs November 12 to 29, 2014. Press night is slated for November 14 at 7.15 p.m. (more...)

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

Chazz Palminteri to Bring A BRONX TALE to MPAC, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Chazz Palminteri stars in 'A Bronx Tale,' his acclaimed one-man show that launched him to fame, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Friday, October 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-69. (more...)

Greg Mullavey to Star in Frog & Peach Theatre Co.'s TITUS ANDRONICUS this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

celebration of its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has announced their fall production, William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS which will star TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production will run from October 9 - November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present A BRONX TALE with Chazz Palminteri, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, who brings his acclaimed one-man play, A Bronx Tale, to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3pm. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mariska Hargitay to Visit Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 9/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bravo Media's “Inside The Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, welcomes distinguished actress, Mariska Hargitay to the stage on Monday, September 22 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO to Welcome Mariska Hargitay
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Bravo Media's “Inside The Actors Studio,”hosted by James Lipton, welcomes distinguished actress, Mariska Hargitay to the stageon Monday, September 22 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

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...)

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