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Date Of Birth:
April 17, 1897
Date Of Death:
December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place:
Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
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Thornton Wilder News

Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
SOTA Set for Geva's THE STAGE DOOR PROJECTSOTA Set for Geva's THE STAGE DOOR PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?One of the highlights of the Rochester theatre season will be Geva's production of To Kill a Mockingbird. To accompany this production, Geva, Rochester's leading professional theatre has invited School of the Arts (SOTA) to participate in "The Stage Door Project: To Kill a Mockingbird." (more...)

BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - Feb 4, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ultimate American theater classic about life and love lessons, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will open at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Directed by Amanda Hartman, Our Town is a slice of small town life over a decade in Grover's Corners. The town citizens reveal every day problems and pleasures while the central story focuses on the lives of two families, the Webbs and Gibbs, as they eventually join together as George Gibbs and Emily Webb become romantically involved. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALOGulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Bette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're SeekingBette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're Seeking
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town and today we've got the scoop on auditions to star alongside the legend via an Equity Casting Notice, available here.  (more...)

Clurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins TonightClurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open tonight, January 28th, with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Delights at the Candlelight Dinner PlayhouseBWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Delights at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Jan 25, 2016

There are a few shows that one can say the title of, and even a random person off the street who knows nothing about theatre would say 'I have heard of that.' Hello, Dolly! is one of those shows. (more...)

Bette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next YearBette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town. As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, and according to Page Six, she'll make bank doing it. (more...)

BWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in CanadaBWW Feature: Soon Clevelanders Will be Going to the Shaw Festival in Canada
by Roy Berko - Jan 22, 2016

The Canadian winds are whipping across Lake Erie! Yes, the snow is on the ground, the weather is miserable, but soon the cold winds will subside and many Clevelanders will start their trek to the land of the maple leaf and cross one of the many bridges in their treks north to Canada for wonderful theater. (more...)

Clurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This WinterClurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open on January 28th with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has heard from Carol Channing, our amazing readers, and more since Bette Midler was announced for the role of 'Dolly Gallagher Levi' in the Broadway return of one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history, HELLO, DOLLY! And now the diva herself has chimed in on coming back to the Great White Way in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town, but how does the original star feel about it? BroadwayWorld has just checked in with Carol Channing, who is thrilled about this morning's news. Channing said, 'Bette will be brilliant! Dolly is the kind of character that everyone should be blessed to play. Dolly is an institution- the American musical equivalent to Hamlet.' (more...)

Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews. (more...)

Members of A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program to Stage THE BIG MEALMembers of A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program to Stage THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

American Conservatory Theater's Master of Fine Arts Program, Class of 2016, will present Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal-a delicious comedy about eight diners, four generations and one family-February 24-27, 2016 in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco). Family is not a word, it's a seating chart in this delicious and provocative comedy. Playwright Dan LeFranc orients the drama around four generations of a single family loving and laughing, fighting and yelling over a series of meals. While the passing of time in LeFranc's world is fluid (this feels like a modern cousin of Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner), the meals are quick and casual-a moveable feast. One moment, two young lovers are hooking up over cocktails, the next moment, they're middle-aged and clashing about their kids. With characters that develop, flip, and shift, The Big Meal serves up a thought-provoking feast for audiences. (more...)

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

It's Official: Bette Midler is Headed Back to Broadway in HELLO, DOLLY! in Spring of 2017; and We've Got the Dates, Creative Team & More!It's Official: Bette Midler is Headed Back to Broadway in HELLO, DOLLY! in Spring of 2017; and We've Got the Dates, Creative Team & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Long rumored, and first reported last night by BroadwayWorld after the star teased the news on Twitter, it's now Official! Producer Scott Rudin announced this morning that Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. (more...)

Photo Flash: freeFall Theatre's OUR TOWNPhoto Flash: freeFall Theatre's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

freeFall Theatre Company presents Thornton Wilder's classic play OUR TOWN, opening on January 16 and running through February 14, 2016 with added performances on Wednesdays at 7pm. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Thornton Wilder's Iconic OUR TOWN at freeFall TheatreBWW Review: Thornton Wilder's Iconic OUR TOWN at freeFall Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jan 17, 2016

Sarah McAvoy shines as Emily Webb in this powerful production of the Wilder masterpiece. (more...)

Taproot Theatre Now Offering New Acting ClassesTaproot Theatre Now Offering New Acting Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Taproot Theatre Company's Acting Studio is offering six classes for students, adults and seniors that begin in February. Elementary and high school students will build detailed characters and learn to work as an ensemble as they rehearse for a final performance in TTC's Isaac Studio Theatre. Adults will study the fundamentals of acting and make bold character decisions as they learn to play off other actors. Seniors can choose between a class that will dive into scene studies and character work or an improv class geared towards those with Early Stage Memory Loss. These classes are taught by Seattle area theatre professionals Karen Lund, Pam Nolte, Rob Martin, Nikki Visel, Lorrie Fargo and Rick Hornor. Registration forms and class descriptions are available online at taproottheatre.org or by contacting the Acting Studio at 206.529.3668 or studio@taproottheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Works' BYHALIA, MS Plays 'the Race Card' - But There Are Others Up Its SleeveBWW Review: Theatre Works' BYHALIA, MS Plays 'the Race Card' - But There Are Others Up Its Sleeve
by Joseph Baker - Jan 11, 2016

Evan Linder's BYHALIA, MS, a winner of the 2014 NewWorks@The Works Playwriting Competition, came about at an interesting time. I had recently heard an interview on NPR featuring Alabama-born Walton Goggins, currently co-starring in Quintin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Goggins, a gifted actor, made the point that he did not wish to perpetuate the tired old 'let's paint Southerners as uneducated rednecks' point of view that all too often emerges in Hollywood films about the subject; having appreciated his point, I was initially wary of a work about racism entitled BYHALIA, MS. The South, and Mississippi in particular, are easy 'punching bags' for liberals; and yes, the historical past can surely produce numerous examples. There's no way, I thought, that Evan Linder should ever run for Mayor of Byhalia, a small Mississippi town not far from Memphis. However, after seeing the play, I realized that I was guilty of preconceived notions and misconceptions -- a shortcoming shared by black and white characters alike in Mr. Linder's probing, ambitious work. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/9/2016
by - Jan 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/9/2016. (more...)

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