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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
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Beautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of PlaysBeautiful Soup Theater Welcomes Additional Cast Members for Steven Carl McCasland Festival of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Additional casting has been announced for Beautiful Soup Theater's festival of plays by Steven Carl McCasland. Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, McCasland's plays will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

John Cariani's LOVE / SICK Begins Next Month at Royal Family Performing Arts SpaceJohn Cariani's LOVE / SICK Begins Next Month at Royal Family Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Almost Maine is one of the countries most produced plays, this February; Royal Family Productions (Katie Avebe, Mary Bernardi, Chris Henry and Andy Theodorou, Founders) will present the New York premiere of John Cariani's follow-up play LOVE / SICK. Directed by Chris Henry and featuring choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, LOVE / SICK will begin performances on February 6 and open on February 9 through February 26, 2015 at Royal Family's new home in Times Square at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th St.). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting royalfamilyproductions.org or by calling Ovation Tickets at (866)811-4111. (more...)

Yale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula VogelYale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is pleased to announce that it has acquired the literary archive of dramatist Paula Vogel, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a celebrated teacher who has mentored a generation of playwrights. Vogel is the first American female playwright to have her archive included in the Yale Collection of American Literature, where she joins such luminaries as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, A. R. Gurney, and John Guare. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/21/2014
by BWW - Dec 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/21/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Stella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play SearchStella Adler's Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Announces New Play Search
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The ?Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Lab Theater, is now accepting new play submissions. In the second annual search for ten-minute plays with social impact, the division is calling for plays that address one of three themes: global gender violence, the environmental crisis, the school to prison pipeline. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall TonightAmerican Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall tonight, December 19, 2014. (more...)

Stages' St. Louis' ALWAYS PATSY CLINE...Headed to Alabama Shakespeare FestivalStages' St. Louis' ALWAYS PATSY CLINE...Headed to Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Hot off the heels of STAGES St. Louis' record-breaking production of Always... Patsy Cline, STAGES has announced the show and its creative team will head to Montgomery, Alabama as part of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's 2014 - 2015 Season, Jan. 13 through Feb. 8, 2015. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's 2015 Season to Include OUR TOWN, INTIMATE APPAREL & MoreChautauqua Theater Company's 2015 Season to Include OUR TOWN, INTIMATE APPAREL & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to announce MainStage programming for its 2015 season featuring Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, directed by Paul Mullins (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (July 24-August 2), directed by Vivienne Benesch, and Shakespeare's Henry V (August 14-21), directed by Evan Cabnet. (more...)

Jane Levy Joins Michael Keith Allen in Harold Clurman Lab Theater's GREAT FALLS, 1/22-2/28Jane Levy Joins Michael Keith Allen in Harold Clurman Lab Theater's GREAT FALLS, 1/22-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City and the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its cast for the upcoming production of Lee Blessing's Great Falls; Jane Levy, alumnus of the studio, and former star of 'Suburgatory' on ABC will join Ovation-nominated actor Michael Keith Allen. Great Falls will be directed by Managing Artist Director of the Art of Acting Studio, Don K. Williams, and will open on January 22nd, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CPT's AMERICAN FALLS is an Existentialist Tale of Hearing and DestructionBWW Reviews: CPT's AMERICAN FALLS is an Existentialist Tale of Hearing and Destruction
by Roy Berko - Dec 8, 2014

The existentialists ask, 'What does it mean to exist? What is our purpose in being?' 'American Falls,' Miki Johnson's drama which showcases eight people living in a small town-six alive, two dead-is an existentialist exercise. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre to Present THE MATCHMAKER in JanuaryAsolo Repertory Theatre to Present THE MATCHMAKER in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2014-15 rep season with three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder's uproarious romantic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. Directed by Peter Amster, the play opens Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8pm, with previews Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8 at 8pm. THE MATCHMAKER, which was adapted into the Tony Award-winning musical Hello, Dolly!, runs in rotating rep through Saturday, April 11, 2015. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall on December 19, 2014. This will be the first time that Thornton Wilder's one-act play and Paul Hindemith's one-act opera will be performed together in the United States. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Doyle's ALLEGRO Played in Cut TimeBWW Reviews: Doyle's ALLEGRO Played in Cut Time
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2014

John Doyle cuts Rodgers and Hammerstein's experimental musical extensively and casts actor/musicians. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 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...)

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