Thornton Wilder News

Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
PODCAST:  JOHN And THE FLICK's Annie Baker Talks of Survival Jobs, Pandering and Not Being Influenced by Harold PinterPODCAST: JOHN And THE FLICK's Annie Baker Talks of Survival Jobs, Pandering and Not Being Influenced by Harold Pinter
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

'I beat myself up in private over being overly accessible and conventional.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY! at Theatre ArlingtonPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY! at Theatre Arlington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Theatre Arlington's 43rd anniversary season promises to be Bigger, Better & Brighter. It is hard to believe that in its 42+ year history, TA has never produced this delightful masterpiece of musical theatre. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre, including: It Only Takes a Moment, Ribbons Down My Back, Elegance, Before the Parade Passes By and of course, HELLO, DOLLY! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKERPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Playhouse on the Square is proud to present the classic American comedy,The Matchmaker.The Matchmakerfollows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself! Slapstick, mistaken identity, and secret rendezvous ensue in this uproarious comedy from the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Thornton Wilder. (more...)

Breaking News: Kevin Bacon Will Lead World Premiere of REAR WINDOW at Hartford Stage; Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Set to DirectBreaking News: Kevin Bacon Will Lead World Premiere of REAR WINDOW at Hartford Stage; Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Renowned film, stage and television actor Kevin Bacon will lead the Hartford Stage cast in the world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, from October 22-November 15. (more...)

Riot With Three to Present FROM CARNEGIE HALL TO BRIDGE STREET, 8/22Riot With Three to Present FROM CARNEGIE HALL TO BRIDGE STREET, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Classical chamber trio Riot With Three will present "From Carnegie Hall to Bridge Street". Soprano Alison Davy, classical saxophonist Javier Oviedo, and pianist Gene Rohrer are a dynamic trio who will present a musical journey through life's highs and lows, its joys and sorrows. (more...)

BWW Review: Classic OUR TOWN Gets Nice Traditional Read at Blank CanvasBWW Review: Classic OUR TOWN Gets Nice Traditional Read at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Aug 17, 2015

I consider OUR TOWN, which is now being performed at Blank Canvas, to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. It not only won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, it has become one of the most performed and studied plays in the English language. It, along with Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Eugene O'Neil's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Tennessee Williams' STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and William Inge's DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, continue to be listed as the best written modern American plays by theatre experts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Castle Craig Players' HELLO, DOLLY!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Castle Craig Players' HELLO, DOLLY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2015

Love is in the air this summer as the Castle Craig Players continue their run of famous matchmaking musical HELLO, DOLLY! The beloved Broadway show, which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is live on stage through this Sunday, August 16! (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS, CUBA LIBRE and More Set for Artists Rep's 2015-16 SeasonMOTHERS AND SONS, CUBA LIBRE and More Set for Artists Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces an ambitious and stylistically diverse 2015/16 season of eight engaging plays. These selections emphasize Artists Rep's role as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering five critically acclaimed contemporary plays, alongside two magnificent mid-20th Century classics, and the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale musical, Cuba Libre. (more...)

Artists Rep's 2015-16 Season to Include MOTHERS AND SONS & MoreArtists Rep's 2015-16 Season to Include MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces an ambitious and stylistically diverse 2015/16 season of eight engaging plays. These selections emphasize Artists Rep's role as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering five critically acclaimed contemporary plays, alongside two magnificent mid-20th Century classics, and the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale musical, Cuba Libre. (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute DelightBWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute Delight
by Jill Schafer - Jul 20, 2015

Girl Friday Productions is a theater company that specializes in large cast classic American plays. The bad news is they only do one production every two years. The good news is it's worth the wait. In their first time partnering with Park Square Theatre, they're presenting Thornton Wilder's comedy THE MATCHMAKER. With a funny and poignant story about love, money, and adventure, smart period set and costumes, a cast that is sheer perfection, and direction that keeps it all running smoothly, this MATCHMAKER is an absolute delight from top to bottom, start to finish. Go see it now (playing through July 26), or wait another two years for your chance to see this great company. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE FLICK Extends Through January at Barrow StreetAnnie Baker's THE FLICK Extends Through January at Barrow Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning drama, THE FLICK, which has been playing to packed houses since opening in May at the Barrow Street Theatre, has extended its run through Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

New Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 SeasonNew Version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 'ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL' and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com, along with Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival are pleased to announce the 2016 playbill. Marking the Festival's 55th season and the end of Maxwell's 14-year tenure, the 2016 line-up of 10 diverse productions includes works from the heart of the mandate, contemporary Shavian pieces and the world premieres of two commissioned works. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Present HELLO, DOLLY!, 8/7-16Castle Craig Players to Present HELLO, DOLLY!, 8/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Love is in the air this summer as the Castle Craig Players present the famous matchmaking musical HELLO, DOLLY! The beloved Broadway show, which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is live on stage for two weeks only - August 7-16! (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Thornton Wilder's Our Town from July 3 through July 12 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

USITT 2015 Tech Expo Catalogs Now AvailableUSITT 2015 Tech Expo Catalogs Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

USITT's 2015 Tech Expo spotlighted 18 ingenious theatre tech solutions, now collected in catalog form as a resource for technical directors and theatrical designers everywhere. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged ReadingsChautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announced casting for their Mainstage 2015 Season, which includes blending Chautauqua Theater Company alumni with those making their company debuts. Principal actors are Andrew Borba, Carol Halstead, Tangela Large, Manu Narayan, Michael Potts, Shelia Tousey, and Kathryn Hunter Williams. The season features Our Town (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel (July 24-August 2), and Henry V (August 14-21), all performed at the Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, 7/24-9/6Haven Theatre Company to Present LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, 7/24-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Haven Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of Arlene Hutton's Last Train to Nibroc, directed by Jason Gerace, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., July 24 - September 6. (more...)

Atlantic for Kids' 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premiere MusicalsAtlantic for Kids' 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premiere Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2015-2016 Atlantic for Kids season including the world premiere musicals The Velveteen Rabbit and The Pirate La Dee Da. (more...)

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