Thornton Wilder News

Date Of Birth:
April 17, 1897
Date Of Death:
December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place:
Madison, WI, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN Opens the 50th Season for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Sep 15, 2014

Our Town opened the 50th season of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre on Friday September 12 at the Spencer Theater located on the campus of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Thornton Wilder wrote the 1938 classic and winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama that has weathered time to remain one of the most popular plays of all time. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Present West Coast Premiere of BANSHEE, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the West Coast premiere of BANSHEE,written by Brian C. Petti and directed by James R. Carey. BANSHEE will preview Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, and will open on Friday, October 3 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 1 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with 'NED AND SUNNY', 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the world-premiere of Ned and Sunny: A Hartford Love Story. The play, written by Hartford-based playwright, Jacques Lamarre, tells the story of Edward 'Ned' Roberts and Ann 'Sunny' Thorsen, arts enthusiasts who meet in 1938 through the Mark Twain Masquers, marry, and establish a foundation to support the arts in the Greater Hartford region. (more...)

CHAINS OF DEW, WEDDING BAND and More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014-15 ReDiscovery Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 ReDiscovery Series with a selection of five plays by significant women playwrights of the early 20th Century, directed by local D.C. directors. The first reading to kick off the series will be Chains of Dew by Susan Glaspell, directed by Holly Twyford, on Monday, September 15. (more...)

Black Box Operations Welcomes Kaitlin McCarthy as Administrative Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Black Box Operations is pleased to announce the appointment of Kaitlin McCarthy to serve as its first Administrative Director after a month-long search. The Administrative Director will serve as the liaison between the Capitol Hill community and the new theatre facilities opening at 12th Avenue Arts later this year. (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Star in Media Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

'Hello, Andrea!' That's what audiences will be saying with much enthusiasm when Broadway's legendary star Andrea McArdle returns to The Media Theatre as the iconic Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly" in spring 2015. McArdle, who wowed audiences and theatre critics alike with her memorable performance as "Mame" in 2013, will take on her second Jerry Herman musical in Media April 15-May 17. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Kick Off 50th Season With OUR TOWN, Feb 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Using a cast entirely comprised of alumni and members of the community, Long Wharf Theatre begins its 50th anniversary season with Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, from October 8 through November 2, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Estelle Parsons and More to Appear in Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce that Estelle Parsons, Tim Altmeyer, Jim Ballard, Cliff Burgess, Elizabeth Dimon, Rob Donohoe, Patti Gardner, Kate Hampton, Kenneth Kay, Margery Lowe, Colin McPhillamy, Angelica Page, and Angie Radosh are among the outstanding actors scheduled to appear during its upcoming fifteenth anniversary season. (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Preview HELLO, DOLLY! at Annual Gala, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787). (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Extends ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced that the box office sensation, Always... Patsy Cline at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza will continue September 18th to October 12th. The theatre company's momentous production of Always... Patsy Cline will play five performances per week Thursday through Sunday, following a brief two week hiatus. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 27th Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Cherry Jones & Alvin Epstein to Lead Poets' Theatre's UNDER MILK WOOD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Poets' Theatre has announced that it is reorganizing and planning to present a full season of programming in 2014-2015. This historic Cambridge based organization will be led by Robert Scanlan, as President and Artistic Director, Benjamin Evett as the new Producing Artistic Director, and David Gullette as Literary Director. Scanlan, Evett, and Gullette have been charged by the Board of Directors to bring The Poets' Theatre back to prominence after more than a decade of inactivity. They will professionalize the company, create valuable partnerships with other organizations, and develop the resources to allow the theatre to present top quality productions in a regular and sustainable manner. (more...)

KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season to Open with David Cromer's OUR TOWN, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 50th anniversary celebration with the Kansas City premiere of David Cromer's Our Town, an enduring American story which examines the everyday lives of an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century. Our Town, one of the greatest American plays written by Thornton Wilder, the three-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and novelist will be directed by David Cromer, MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant recipient and director of KC Rep's 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie which received national and local critical acclaim. This co-production with UMKC Theatre will feature redesigned seating at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. The show will run September 5 through 28th. High resolution photos can be found here . (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Star in Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more join Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and more in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman, to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center tonight, August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Kim Zimmer to Star in HELLO, DOLLY! at The Barn Theatre School, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

For the first time in 25 years, The Barn Theatre proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, HELLO, DOLLY! Kim Zimmer stars as the beloved matchmaker Dolly Levi in this classic Broadway hit! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada & More Join Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more complete casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey,original choreography by Jeffry Denman,.to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions Set Programming for Park Square's Andy Boss Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The three companies in residence at Park Square Theatre for the 2015 season, Sandbox Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and Girl Friday Productions, today announce their programming for Park Square Theatre's new Andy Boss Thrust Stage for the next year. These partners will bring diverse aesthetic approaches and artistic forms, fresh talent as well as favorite faces to Park Square's seasons over the next three years. Tickets sales begin July 31st for the theatres in residence. (more...)

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