Thornton Wilder News

Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Gender: Male
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORKLaGuardia Performing Arts Center presents ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL: A WINDOW INTO NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

This year's Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts features six new plays that are in the pre-production stage of development. Each of the plays has gone through readings and workshops in the past and the writers Melis Aker, Scott Barrow, Leila Buck, Kevin Doyle, Joey Merlo, Kyoung Park and their plays are ready for the next step. (more...)

CAROUSEL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, IF/THEN and More Set for Media Theatre's 2017-18 Broadway Series SeasonCAROUSEL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, IF/THEN and More Set for Media Theatre's 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????With a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, two popular Disney titles, a classic play, and a regional premiere of a contemporary Broadway hit, The Media Theatre's 2017-18 season has something for everyone. Subscriptions are now on sale. The season was announced by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director. (more...)

USM School of Music Faculty Concert Series Continues with Elisabeth Marshall and Bridget ConveyUSM School of Music Faculty Concert Series Continues with Elisabeth Marshall and Bridget Convey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Voice artist faculty member Elisabeth Marshall, with Bridget Convey on piano, present a dramatic and emotional program of music, by composers and authors from Maine and New England, from Supply Belcher to Scott Wheeler, Edna St. Vincent Millay to Thornton Wilder, and featuring the world premiere of a new collection of songs Emily Dickinson poems, by James Kallembach and excerpts from Barbara White's solo piano work, 'Reliquary.' (more...)

Photo Flash: It Takes a Woman! First Look at Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: It Takes a Woman! First Look at Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As it heads into tomorrow's first preview, Hello, Dolly! has broken the record for the highest pre-performance advance sale in Broadway history. BroadwayWorld has a look at the first photo of Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi - plus a close-up - in the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! below! (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents American Classic OUR TOWNTemple Theaters Presents American Classic OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Temple Theaters presents Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning drama Our Town, directed by Douglas C. Wager. Featuring Donna Snow as the Stage Manager, the production runs March 10-11 and 23-26 in the Tomlinson Theater. Considered one of the finest plays of the twentieth century, Our Town continues to move audiences of all ages. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETHArtists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura LinneyPhoto Flash: The League Of Professional Theatre Women Interviews Broadway Bound Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women, is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, Laura Linney sat down with James Naughton to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event took place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue.  (more...)

John Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALKJohn Kander, Karen Ziemba & More on This Week's THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This week THEATER TALK spotlights the creators of the new original musical Kid Victory, currently at the Vineyard Theatre – librettist/lyricist Greg Pierce, composer/co-librettist John Kander, and one of the show's stars, Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces 2017-18 Season TRUTH BE TOLDRemy Bumppo Announces 2017-18 Season TRUTH BE TOLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will explore complex relationships with truth, lies, and everything in between in its 21st season, 'Truth Be Told." (more...)

The Wilbury Theatre Group Announces 2017-18 Main Series SeasonThe Wilbury Theatre Group Announces 2017-18 Main Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The 2017/18 Main Series Season includes Harold Pinter's groundbreaking The Caretaker, Branden Jacob-Jenkins' Neighbors, Young Jean Lee's Church, Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, Annie Baker's The Flick, and Sean Graney and Kevin O'Donnell's subversive new adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty.  (more...)

HELLO DOLLY Brings the Energy of New York City to LakewoodHELLO DOLLY Brings the Energy of New York City to Lakewood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present the hit musical "Hello, Dolly!" March 24 - April 9 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. (more...)

TheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain ViewTheatreWorks Immigrant Saga RAGS Comes to Mountain View
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC LabFANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: ResilienceNew Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKLISTERS at Brelby Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BLACKLISTERS at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Feb 27, 2017

Blacklisters ain't for sissies. It is, however, a vital work by a serious young playwright, produced by an essential young theatre company that must be encouraged and supported. Our survival depends on it. (more...)

The 13th Street Repertory Theater Presents World Premiere of PERVERSIONThe 13th Street Repertory Theater Presents World Premiere of PERVERSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theater presents Perversion, a world premiere allegory of modern America written and directed by Judson Blake.  The cast of eight includes Harry Bainbridge, Daniel Cuff, Tony Del Bono, Dana Jesberger, Irina Kaplan, Robert Lewis, Andrew Nordin and Jenn Susi.  Thirty performances will be staged at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, 50 West 13th Street in NYC 10011 from March 30-April 30, 2017. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonDEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

Milagro presents the Northwest Premier of LYDIAMilagro presents the Northwest Premier of LYDIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Milagro presents the 2008 Henry Award winner for Outstanding New Play, Lydia. Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical and magical story. (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy  FEATHERS AND TEETHArtists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

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