Truman Capote News

Date of Birth: September 30, 1924
Date of Death: August 25, 1984 (59)
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender: Male
MEMPHIS, Nominated for 13 Suzi Bass Awards, Runs Sept. 10-20 at The Rialto CenterMEMPHIS, Nominated for 13 Suzi Bass Awards, Runs Sept. 10-20 at The Rialto Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Theatrical Outfit opens its 39th season with MEMPHIS, a co-production with Aurora Theatre, September 10-20, 2015 at The Rialto Center for the Arts. (more...)

FIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This FallFIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce the first show of their 2015-2016 season, FIRST DATE, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, book by Austin Winsberg, musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Lee Martino and directed by Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Tom Key to Star in 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER' at Theatrical Outfit This FallTom Key to Star in 'R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER' at Theatrical Outfit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: THE HISTORY (AND MYSTERY) OF THE UNIVERSE will run October 1-25, 2015 at The Balzer Theater at Herren's (downtown Atlanta), starring Tom Key as R. Buckminster Fuller. Written by D.W. Jacobs with direction by David de Vries, the play is based on the life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller. (more...)

VIOLET's Emerson Steele to Lead A LITTLE PRINCESS at Theatrical Outfit This WinterVIOLET's Emerson Steele to Lead A LITTLE PRINCESS at Theatrical Outfit This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Theatrical Outfit will present A LITTLE PRINCESS, running December 3 - 27, 2015 at The Balzer Theater at Herren's, starring Broadway actress and Atlanta native Emerson Steele. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark PlayhouseFull Cast Announced for Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Director Luke Sheppard today announces the full company for Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. Sheppard directs Tamsin Carroll (Rita), Ben Deery (Miranda), Charlie Hayes (Eleanor), Bruce Montague (Terry), Robert Morgan (Amy), Matt Rixon (Bessie), Ashley Robinson (Gloria), Gareth Snook (Charlotte) and Edward Wolstenholme (Valentina). The production opens on 16 September, with previews from 10 September, and runs until 10 October. (more...)

Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. TheVisionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

New Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane ArbusNew Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane Arbus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Visionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCOPhoto Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCO
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 7, 2015

Ever wondered what it would have been like to be a patron of the world-famous Studio 54 nightclub in the 1970s? Well now you can! This August, Short North Stage is transforming the Garden Theater into the legendary Manhattan nightclub and we are inviting you to come dance the night away with celebrities like Liza, Warhol, and Cher. Hit the dance floor, enjoy from the sidelines or reserve a VIP table and watch as the show unfolds around you in a 360 degree immersive theatrical experience. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TRU Premieres for One-Night Only at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: TRU Premieres for One-Night Only at Washington County Playhouse
by Johnna Leary - Jul 17, 2015

Though notable author Truman Capote passed away in 1984, he vividly comes to life in Jay Presson Allen's one-man show TRU. Actor Michael-Anthony Nozzi will return to the stage at Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD and portray Capote in this electric one-man show for a one-night only performance on July 23. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS Airing Tonight on PBSVIDEO: Preview HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS Airing Tonight on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now. On July 14, HarperCollins will release Lee's earliest known work, Go Set a Watchman, featuring characters from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was published 55 years ago (July 11, 1960). (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Host Jacqueline de Ribes Costume Exhibition This FallMetropolitan Museum of Art to Host Jacqueline de Ribes Costume Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Costume Institute's Fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, will focus on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the 20th century. The exhibition will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 19, 2015 through February 21, 2016. (more...)

Thirteen's AMERICAN MASTERS to Air Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/10Thirteen's AMERICAN MASTERS to Air Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/14VIDEO: First Look - AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Updated Harper Lee Documentary, 7/14
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

In honor of this landmark literary event, THIRTEEN's American Masters series presents a newly updated version of Emmy®-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2012 documentary Harper Lee: Hey, Boo, (more...)

American Masters to Present Documentary THIRTEEN DAYS OF HARPER LEE, 7/10American Masters to Present Documentary THIRTEEN DAYS OF HARPER LEE, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Updated Harper Lee Documentary in Honor of GO SET A WATCHMAN Release, 7/10THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Updated Harper Lee Documentary in Honor of GO SET A WATCHMAN Release, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

One of the most influential American novels of the 20th century and biggest bestsellers of all time,To Kill a Mockingbird was believed to be the first and only novel by Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926), until now. On July 14, HarperCollins will release Lee's earliest known work, Go Set a Watchman, featuring characters from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which was published 55 years ago (July 11, 1960). (more...)

BWW Review: Directed by Tony Award Winning Actor Robert Morse, TRU Offers an Insider's Look at Truman Capote's Lonely LifeBWW Review: Directed by Tony Award Winning Actor Robert Morse, TRU Offers an Insider's Look at Truman Capote's Lonely Life
by Shari Barrett - Jun 8, 2015

When TRU premiered on Broadway, Robert Morse won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for his tour-de-force portrayal of Truman Capote. For his performance in the 1992 American Playhouse presentation of TRU, Morse won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. As a way to pay it forward, Morse has directed his friend Michael-Anthony Nozzi in TRU presented by Chromolume Theatre and produced by Mike Abramson during this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. Nozzi gives his own tour-de-force performance as the lonely writer and iconic 70's bon vivant sweetheart. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatreworks' THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reminds Us of Who We AreBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reminds Us of Who We Are
by Joseph Baker - Jun 7, 2015

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S with Pixie Lott Coming to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in 2016BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S with Pixie Lott Coming to Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

PIXIE Lott is to star in a new production of Breakfast At Tiffany's, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

Pixie Lott to Take On Lead in West End's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYSPixie Lott to Take On Lead in West End's BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Pixie Lott will star as Holly Golightly in a limited 12-week season of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End in 2016.  This will follow the first UK and Ireland tour of Truman Capote's classic tale brought to life so memorably by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film.  It will be presented in a co-production with the Curve Theatre, Leicester.  The novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors).  (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-ReedTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-Reed
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2015

Today, in a special edition of The Friday Five (on Wednesday), we introduce two actors from The Gaslight Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline: Linda Sue Simmons (my favorite Miss Chattanooga of all time) and Curtis LeMoine-Reed. Directed by Greg Frey, the musical - filled with some of Patsy Cline's best-loved hits that will transport you back to her starry heyday in the 1960s - opens Thursday afternoon at The Renaissance Center in Dickson. (more...)

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