Tony Walton News

Date Of Birth:
October 24, 1934 (79)
Birth Place:
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
Costume Designer Ann Roth Releases New Book THE DESIGNS OF ANN ROTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Designs of Ann Roth, a new monograph that the legendary costume designer helped launch at USITT 2014 in Fort Worth, is now available at USITT's online bookstore. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 17, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical Transport. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally(Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), Transport follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Rep's TRANSPORT Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK) and music direction by John Bell. TRANSPORT will be performed now through April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled for tonight, February 16th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. Go behind the scenes with the cast in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK) and music direction by John Bell. TRANSPORT will be performed now through April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled for February 16th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Rep's TRANSPORT Company Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Jan 08, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, and choreography by Barry McNabb(Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK). TRANSPORT will be performed February 7ththrough April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled forFebruary 16th. The cast met the press yesterday and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet Cast of Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Walter McBride - Jan 08, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, and choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK). TRANSPORT will be performed February 7ththrough April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled forFebruary 16th. The cast met the press yesterday and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Today, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Thomas Keneally's TRANSPORT to Play Irish Repertory Theatre in February 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre just announced the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With book and lyrics by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, and choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK). TRANSPORT will be performed February 7ththrough April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled forFebruary 16th. (more...)

Sam Underwood, James Barbour & More to Lead Abingdon's GREAT EXPECTATIONS Reading, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a staged reading of a dynamic and evocative new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic GREAT EXPECTATIONS, adapted for the stage and directed by Donald Brenner, on Monday, December 9 at 7pm at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Alan Menken to Receive York Theatre Company's Lifetime Achievement Award at 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at The Hudson Theatre (145 West 44thStreet). (more...)

Tony Walton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas State University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Oscar and three-time Tony Award-winner Tony Walton will receive the Mike and Dianne Bowman Lifetime Achievement award at Texas State University this fall and will hold the title of Artist-in-Residence for the 2013-2014 season, as part of the Bowman Guest Artist Series. (more...)

TNC Presents David Ippolito & Gretchen Crier's POSSIBILITY JUNKIE, Now thru 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

'Possibility Junkie' is a new musical theater work by David Ippolito (music, lyrics, book) and directed by Gretchen Cryer ('I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road'), who co-authored the book. The story is based loosely on the career of David Ippolito, who is known to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world as 'That Guitar Man from Central Park.' Part singer/songwriter, part storyteller, part social-commentator and humorist, Ippolito has become famous for his simple catch phrase, 'It's just us,' and his ability to turn a large crowd of strangers into a group of friends. Theater for the New City will present the world premiere tonight, September 28 to October 20, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 5th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES with Hugh Panaro, Annaleigh Ashford & Lillias White!
by Walter McBride - Sep 25, 2013

Just yesterday, September 24, The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the fifth annual Broadway Salutes, a celebration -- free and open to the public - which honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great for decades. In this industry-wide event, which was held at the Times Square Visitor Center (1560 Broadway, between 46th and 47th Streets) in the heart of the theatre district, theater professionals received special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50 years in their respective theatrical craft. Check out photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the American Theatre Wing Gala Red Carpet with Honoree Harold Prince & More!
by Walter McBride - Sep 17, 2013

The American Theatre Wing (William Ivey Long, Chair; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) announced today that its annual gala, held last night at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising nearly $700,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2012, by approximately $100,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Group, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running television show 'Working in the Theatre.' (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present David Ippolito & Gretchen Crier's POSSIBILITY JUNKIE, 9/28-10/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

'Possibility Junkie' is a new musical theater work by David Ippolito (music, lyrics, book) and directed by Gretchen Cryer ('I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road'), who co-authored the book. The story is based loosely on the career of David Ippolito, who is known to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world as 'That Guitar Man from Central Park.' Part singer/songwriter, part storyteller, part social-commentator and humorist, Ippolito has become famous for his simple catch phrase, 'It's just us,' and his ability to turn a large crowd of strangers into a group of friends. Theater for the New City will present the world premiere September 28 to October 20, 2013. (more...)

Dan's Papers $6,000 Literary Prize Competition Deadline Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

The Dan's Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Non Fiction contest is racing toward its conclusion. Entrants write short pieces between 600 and 1,500 words that reference eastern Long Island in a meaningful way. They enter them at the danspapers.com website. The final deadline for entries is approaching. The last day we will accept entries tonight, July 31 at midnight. Three prizes will be awarded, two for $500 for runners-up, and one prize for $5,000 for the First Prize winner. Those intending to enter have two weeks to do so! (more...)

Dan's Papers $6,000 Literary Prize Competition Deadline Set for 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

The Dan's Papers $6,000 Literary Prize for Non Fiction contest is racing toward its conclusion. Entrants write short pieces between 600 and 1,500 words that reference eastern Long Island in a meaningful way. They enter them at the danspapers.com website. The final deadline for entries is approaching. The last day we will accept entries is July 31 at midnight. Three prizes will be awarded, two for $500 for runners-up, and one prize for $5,000 for the First Prize winner. Those intending to enter have two weeks to do so! (more...)

2013-14 Tony Awards Nominating Committee Announced! And the 46 Members Are...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The Nominating Committee attends all productions during the Broadway season and meets on the date designated by the Administration Committee to determine, by vote, the Tony Award nominees for that season. The committee of Tony Nominators, which has been expanded to 46 members for the 2013-2014 season, includes: (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Opens THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House previously announced the cast of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. (more...)

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