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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
Upcoming Rockland/Westchester TheatreUpcoming Rockland/Westchester Theatre
by Kellie Williams - May 27, 2017

Here are a few shows coming up in the Rockland/Westchester area! (more...)

Patti LaBelle Wants To Play Dolly After Bette MidlerPatti LaBelle Wants To Play Dolly After Bette Midler
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Patti LaBelle wants her shot at Dolly Levi! In an interview with WWD.com she says she was offered the lead role for the current revival four years ago, but turned it down. (more...)

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for 2018 SeasonPossum Point Players Seek Directors for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Possum Point Players Seek Directors for California Suite, Hello Dolly, Lend Me A Tenor, Our Town and Elf, The Musical, their 2018 Main Stage Season. (more...)

Armonk Players present Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWNArmonk Players present Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Armonk Players celebrates its 20th anniversary with Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Our Town transports us to Grover's Corners, a place of secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses, where the people we encounter are shockingly like the ones in our own lives today. Meet Emily (Dakota Martin) and George (Justin Thomas). They've grown up together in their small town, falling in love in a surprisingly complicated way. Their lives provide the lens through which the story is told, a story that focuses on a village but encompasses the eternal, finding the world in a grain of sand. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hello, Reba! Midler Hangs Backstage with McEntire at HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: Hello, Reba! Midler Hangs Backstage with McEntire at HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Earlier this week, the Shubert Theatre got a special visit from Broadway veteran and recording artist Reba McEntire, and leading lady Bette Midler welcomed her backstage! (more...)

INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel to Chat Career with Linda Winer for LPTWINDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel to Chat Career with Linda Winer for LPTW
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On Monday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is presenting Tony Award nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright PAULA VOGEL, whose critically-acclaimed Indecent is nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for Best New Play and she is Lifetime Achievement Obie Award this month. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-BroadwayJ.R.R. Tolkien's Great Grandson to Bring New Play TEREZIN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Steinberg Theater Group announced today that TEREZIN, written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien, the great grandson of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings trilogy), will make its world premiere at New York's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, 4th Floor) for a strictly limited engagement beginning Tuesday, June 13 through Sunday, July 2, 2017. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00pm. (more...)

What Does SWEAT Mean to You? Submit a Video to the #WeAreSweat Campaign!What Does SWEAT Mean to You? Submit a Video to the #WeAreSweat Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Today, the acclaimed Broadway play Sweat, announced #WeAreSweat, a campaign celebrating the power and sense of community that Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspires in audiences. (more...)

Armonk Players present OUR TOWNArmonk Players present OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Armonk Players celebrates its 20th anniversary with Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Our Town transports us to Grover's Corners, a place of secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses, where the people we encounter are shockingly like the ones in our own lives today. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary SeasonA LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the second part of its 50th anniversary season which goes on sale on 22 May with priority booking for Friends of The Watermill opening on 15 May. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMSThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue, presents the world premiere of Claire Kiechel's play Pilgrims, co-directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and guest artist Jessica Thebus, June 2-July 30, 2017. Press opening is on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: Which Broadway Bestie is HELLO, DOLLY!'s Gavin Creel Happiest For? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017

As described by Gavin Creel himself, this Hello, Dolly! is a 'musical theatre miracle.' Equally miraculous is his performance as Cornelius Hackl, which just earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. Below, watch as he chats about the role, plus explains why he is extra-excited for one of his fellow nominees! (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert OrganizationHELLO, DOLLY! Posts Highest Gross In The History Of Entire Shubert Organization
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has already made a habit out of breaking the house record at the Shubert Theatre, and now it has had the best week in the history of the entire Shubert Organization. (more...)

Shattered Globe's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Extends Through 5/27Shattered Globe's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Extends Through 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Due to popular demand, Shattered Globe Theatre's hit Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will add one additional week of performances, extending through May 27, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  Directed by Jessica Thebus, the imaginative and moving drama was written for Ruhl's mother, Kathleen Ruhl, who stars in the Shattered Globe production. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring LuncheonNew Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of PerformancesHELLO, DOLLY! Breaks Record of Highest Gross Yet During First Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler has just, in its first full week of regular (non-preview) performances, posted its highest weekly gross yet, shattering the house record of the Sam S. Shubert Theatre for the third time since it began preview performances.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Paula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie AwardsPaula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The StarBWW Review: Bette Midler's The Star Attraction, But HELLO, DOLLY! is The Star
by Michael Dale - Apr 23, 2017

Yes, yes, we all know… Bette Midler is the above the title attraction and her presence is the reason the latest Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! is the season's hottest new ticket. And she delivers. As Dolly Gallagher Levi, one of the most grandly showcased leading characters ever written for the musical stage, Midler glows with the pure joy that comes with the need to entertain as she lands schticky gags, sings with moxie, conveys lovely sincerity and leads the colorful parade proudly strutting across the Shubert stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

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