Thornton Wilder News

 

Thornton Wilder News

Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las ColinasPhoto Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open tonight, July 22, and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters ProgramSTAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip! (more...)

PRIVACY's Daniel Radcliffe to Kick Off The Public's 2016 Forum LineupPRIVACY's Daniel Radcliffe to Kick Off The Public's 2016 Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2016 Fall Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 SeasonDianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the ShelvesThornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

BWW Review: Off The Wall Theatre Revisits the Human Condition in Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETHBWW Review: Off The Wall Theatre Revisits the Human Condition in Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 1, 2016

Long ago and far away in an ice age near the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey, playwright Thornton Wilder placed the supposedly All American Antrobus family-two adults, two children and their luscious looking maid. They survive dinosaurs and disasters in The Skin of Our Teeth, Wilder's Pulitzer Prize Winning 1942 play at Off the Wall Theater (OTW) through July 3. Artistic Director Dale Gutzman assembles an eclectic, extensive cast transcending the floods, hurricanes, war and 5000 years of marriage, a true miracle, to relate Wilder's menagerie of time frames and philosophical journeys on how the human species copes over centuries. (more...)

Parson's Nose to Host a Free Reading of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWNParson's Nose to Host a Free Reading of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Parson's Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedic theater company, is pleased to present a 'radio style' reading of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Our Town. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las ColinasPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE MATCHMAKER at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open on July 22 and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender ParityBWW Interview: The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender Parity
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Winkler saw interest in her work increase dramatically when a play was placed on The Kilroys' The List (more...)

MR. TOOLE to Play Midtown International Theatre FestivalMR. TOOLE to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Mr. Toole, a new play written by award-winning playwright Vivian Neuwirth will have its World Premiere at The Midtown International Theatre Festival on July 21st. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, this play is a deeply personal reflection on the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, 'A Confederacy of Dunces.' The play was inspired by Vivian's time as a student of Mr. Toole's at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TomorrowMusicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

BWW Review: Hope and Humor Spring Eternal in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists RepBWW Review: Hope and Humor Spring Eternal in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Jun 8, 2016

If you've been wondering whether you should see THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep, the answer is yes. Here's why. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR TOWN is a Poetic Look at Life, Love and DeathBWW Review: OUR TOWN is a Poetic Look at Life, Love and Death
by Jason Carlos - Jun 8, 2016

The Shaw Festival tackles Thornton Wilder's masterpiece OUR TOWN, directed by Molly Smith. The quiet tale is presented in three acts, following the story of a small town at the turn of the century. A number of years pass between each act, allowing for audiences to delve deeper in the lives - hopeful and tragic of its townspeople. Starring Charlie Gallant, Kate Besworth and Benedict Campbell, this moving production also features Patrick Galligan, Catherine McGregor, Patrick McManus and Jenny L. Wright. (more...)

Paula Vogel Coming to Playwrights' Center, 6/20Paula Vogel Coming to Playwrights' Center, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Celebrated playwright and teacher Paula Vogel will spend two days at the Playwrights' Center in June as part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Vogel's visit will conclude with a public conversation on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Reservations for this free event are encouraged: pwcenter.org/vogel, info@pwcenter.org or (612) 332-7481. (more...)

New Britain Youth Theater's Performs OUR TOWN at the Hole in the Wall TheaterNew Britain Youth Theater's Performs OUR TOWN at the Hole in the Wall Theater
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

The weekend of June 24 through 26, the Teen Company of New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT) will perform Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN at the Hole in the Wall Theater in downtown New Britain. (more...)

Cast of LITTLE WARS Set for Reading, Signing at Drama Book ShopCast of LITTLE WARS Set for Reading, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes an acclaimed cast, comprised of actors from the original New York production and from the play's Bermuda premier, for a reading of Steven Carl McCasland's play Little Wars. The 12:30pm reading will take place in the shop's downstairs Arthur Seelen Theatre. It will be followed by a signing with the playwright. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol ChanningTWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists RepPhoto Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

 Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present The Skin of Our Teeth, a timeless comedy by Thornton Wilder that has amazed audiences for generations with its unique theatrical style, huge, and not always human, cast and an epic story that spans centuries. The Skin of Our Teeth is a play in three acts, Artists Rep's production will include 3 to 10 Community Guest Stars in walk-on roles for every performance and will employ multimedia projections, live video feed and a cornucopia of masks. (more...)

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