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Kate Mulgrew of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Stella Adler Studio Participate in Ghostlight Project for InclusionKate Mulgrew of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Stella Adler Studio Participate in Ghostlight Project for Inclusion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

On January 19, Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, along with students of the Studio and actress Kate Mulgrew, participated in the first event of The Ghostlight Project, an initiative launched by members of the theater community to create a "light" in dark times. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCKET TO THE MOON Speaks to our Desire to Achieve a More Fulfilling Life, no Matter the CostBWW Review: ROCKET TO THE MOON Speaks to our Desire to Achieve a More Fulfilling Life, no Matter the Cost
by Shari Barrett - Jan 11, 2017

Although Clifford Odets forgotten masterpiece 'Rocket to the Moon' first premiered back in 1938, many of the themes of the Depression-era drama feel totally in step today with our own financial and career woes. With its central character, Ben Stark, (Jesse Steccato) is a dentist stuck in an unhappy marriage and a stagnant dental practice who longs for both more money as well as more passion and joy in his life. Things are set on a collision course with fate when he hires the beautiful, young Cleo Singer (lovely Kristin Couture) as his new receptionist. As his marriage fails and he succumbs to Cleo's flirting, will she be his proverbial rocket to the moon, thus allowing his dreams to come true? And will he be willing to change his life and take the necessary risks in order to make that happen? (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior FestivalStella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Awarded Grant to Create Bob Hope Scholars ProgramStella Adler Studio Awarded Grant to Create Bob Hope Scholars Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been awarded $150,000 by the prestigious Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation to create the Bob Hope Scholars Program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. (more...)

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Present ROCKET TO THE MOON This JanuaryThe Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Present ROCKET TO THE MOON This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater has announced its 5th anniversary production, returning to its roots with Clifford Odets' Rocket to the Moon.  (more...)

Stella Adler Outreach Division to Host Free After-School Theater Program in NYCStella Adler Outreach Division to Host Free After-School Theater Program in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Stella Adler Outreach Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced that interviews are now being held for a free after-school theater program. Students who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible for the program. (more...)

  Los Angeles Revival of Arthur Kopit's ROAD TO NIRVANA Announced Los Angeles Revival of Arthur Kopit's ROAD TO NIRVANA Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater is proud to announce its next production, Road to Nirvana, by Arthur Kopit.  Kopit's hilarious and irreverent comedy asks how far people will go in pursuit of fame and fortune. The play runs fromSeptember 15 to October 15, 2016.  Managing Artistic Director Don K. Williams will direct. Williams recently directed the Harold Clurman Lab Theater's Ovation-nominated productions of Lebensraum and Long Way Go Down. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mulgrew & MorePhoto Flash: Inside 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mulgrew & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting hosted the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala last night at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. The event honored actor Jeff Daniels, the late director Nancy Malone, real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting Receives NEA GrantStella Adler Studio of Acting Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts funding for local arts projects and partnerships, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been awarded an Art Works award of $18,000 to support their work with inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Clurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins TonightClurman Lab's 'MOTHER COURAGE', Set in German Beer Hall, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open tonight, January 28th, with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

Clurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This WinterClurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open on January 28th with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

Clurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This WinterClurman Lab Sets 'MOTHER COURAGE' in a German Beer Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is transforming Studio G at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting into a German beer hall in this lively production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN by Bertolt Brecht and conceived by director John Gould Rubin, which will include live music as well as beer & sausages for purchase. Using a translation by Tony Kushner, the production will open on January 28th with performances running through February 20th. (more...)

TALKING TO TERRORISTS to Premiere in Los AngelesTALKING TO TERRORISTS to Premiere in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its next production, Talking to Terrorists, by Robin Soans.  The Ovation-nominated Harold Clurman Lab Theater will ask tough questions in this tour de force, directed by Managing Artistic Director Don K. Williams. (more...)

MERCY KILLERS to Play University of UtahMERCY KILLERS to Play University of Utah
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

In partnership with the University of Utah School of Medicine's Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, UtahPresents brings the powerful one-man play Mercy Killers to the Eccles Auditorium at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Mercy Killers, written and performed by Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, will be performed on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 PM, with a talkback following the performance. Tickets are $20, with a $5 ticket for U of U students and a $10 ticket for non-U students and youth 18 and under, and are available at 801-581-7100 or utahpresents.org. (more...)

Daniel Kucan Stars in Shakepeare's MACBETH at Art of Acting Studio This MonthDaniel Kucan Stars in Shakepeare's MACBETH at Art of Acting Studio This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its next production, William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Macbeth will open tonight, June 19th, 2015, and will star Emmy Winner Daniel Kucan in the title role. Macbeth will be directed by Ovation - nominated actor and designer, Michael Keith Allen. (more...)

Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Seeks Playwrights of ColorHarold Clurman Playwrights Division Seeks Playwrights of Color
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, is now accepting new play submissions. In the eighth annual search for a resident playwright, the division is calling for new dramatic works written exclusively by playwrights of color. The division is also seeking ensemble plays for casts of seven to ten female roles or gender neutral roles; playwrights of all ethnicities are welcome to apply with an ensemble play. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Theatre East and Yale Alumni Association of New York will present Elizabeth Parrish with the Laurette Taylor Award tonight, May 28th at Ramscale Studio South, 463 West Street, in the West Village Highline district, NYC. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). The ceremony will include tributes by alumna Meryl Streep and the Stella Adler Studio's Artistic Director, Tom Oppenheim. (more...)

Daniel Kucan to Star in Shakepeare's MACBETH at Art of Acting Studio Next MonthDaniel Kucan to Star in Shakepeare's MACBETH at Art of Acting Studio Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles, is proud to announce its next production, William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Macbeth will open on June 19th, 2015, and will star Emmy Winner Daniel Kucan in the title role. Macbeth will be directed by Ovation - nominated actor and designer, Michael Keith Allen. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Theatre East and Yale Alumni Association of New York will present Elizabeth Parrish with the Laurette Taylor Award on Thursday, May 28th at Ramscale Studio South, 463 West Street, in the West Village Highline district, NYC. The benefit starts at 7pm with an exclusive cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8pm. The award will be presented to Ms. Parrish by Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). The ceremony will include tributes by alumna Meryl Streep and the Stella Adler Studio's Artistic Director, Tom Oppenheim. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 10th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala Honors  Ethan Hawke, Kate Mulgrew & More!Photo Coverage: 10th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala Honors Ethan Hawke, Kate Mulgrew & More!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 12, 2015

The 10th Anniversary STELLA BY STARLIGHT Gala just took place last night, May 11, 2015 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City, with Honorary Chair Donald Katz, to celebrate and benefit the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. The Marlon Brando Award for excellence in the arts and a life devoted to social engagement was presented to ETHAN HAWKE; The Harold Clurman Spirit Award for courageous contribution to the culture of the City of New York and beyond  to TRYMAINE LEE; The Stella Adler Award for consummate artistic achievement and interpretation to KATE MULGREW; and The Group Theater Award for prolific achievement in theater, film and television arts and community and social commitment to JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

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