Wallace Shawn News

Date of Birth: November 12, 1943 (71)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Mark Dendy's WHISTLEBLOWER to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place This FallMark Dendy's WHISTLEBLOWER to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Dixon Place's dance commission, Mark Dendy Project's WHISTLEBLOWER, written, choreographed and directed by Bessie and Obie award winner Mark Dendy, will have its world premiere on Friday, September 11th at 7:30 PM. With his company of dancers and original music by Heather Christian, Dendy, explores the actions and sexual orientation of renowned dissident Bradley/Chelsea Manning. (more...)

Four World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer LineupFour World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has an eclectic and exciting summer planned that features no less than four world premiere productions including hilarious improv shows, original sketch comedies, true tales told though the art of puppetry, award winning drama, and a community collaboration. (more...)

Dorothy Lyman to Direct Karen Ludwig in WHERE WAS I? at Theatre 54Dorothy Lyman to Direct Karen Ludwig in WHERE WAS I? at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Acclaimed stage and screen actress Karen Ludwig will star in WHERE WAS I? directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman. Previews begin September 1 at Theatre 54. Opening is slated for Thursday, September 3. (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 SeasonROMEO & JULIET, HANSEL & GRETEL, DOCTOR FAUSTUS and More Set for Quintessence's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its sixth season of progressive classics. (more...)

LYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This MonthLYPINSKA! THE BOXED SET Returning to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

A glamorous dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will once again be doled out this summer when the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement. LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET will be performed Wednesday, July 22nd through Saturday, September 12th at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street (between Avenues A and B) in Manhattan's East Village. The Opening is Saturday, July 25th at 8 PM. Tickets ($35 - $65) will go on sale on Monday, April 27th at 10 am online at www.lypsinka.com and www.tweedtheater.org/lypsinka, or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/27-6/28/2015
by - Jun 28, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015. (more...)

Wallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Discuss Top 10 Favorite Films In One-Act Play FormatWallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Discuss Top 10 Favorite Films In One-Act Play Format
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 28, 2015

A famous theatrical twosome in conversation about the world's finest cinema! (more...)

Wallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Talk A MASTER BUILDER With Fran LebowitzWallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Talk A MASTER BUILDER With Fran Lebowitz
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2015

A famous theatrical twosome with Fran Lebowitz! (more...)

Wallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Explore Criterion Collection Vaults In New VideoWallace Shawn & Andre Gregory Explore Criterion Collection Vaults In New Video
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 10, 2015

A famous theatrical twosome take on Criterion! (more...)

Marga Gomez's POUND to Headline Dixon Place's HOT! Festival, Beginning 7/10Marga Gomez's POUND to Headline Dixon Place's HOT! Festival, Beginning 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Dixon Place's new commission POUND, starring GLAAD Award-winner and Drama Desk nominee, Marga Gomez, will begin performances on Friday, July 10th. Once called 'Amazing' and 'A Lesbian Lenny Bruce' by Robin Williams, POUND will headline Dixon Place's 24th Annual HOT! Festival, the celebration of queer culture in NYC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of the New Group's THE SPOILS, with Jesse EisenbergPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of the New Group's THE SPOILS, with Jesse Eisenberg
by Walter McBride - Jun 3, 2015

TheNew Grouppresents the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuringJesse Eisenberg, directed byScott Elliott. This productionfeaturesErin Darke,Annapurna SriramandMichael Zegen, and as previously announced,Jesse EisenbergandKunal Nayyar.The show opened lastnight, June 2, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The Spoils marks the third show inTheNew Group's current 20th Anniversary Season. Check out photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Mulgrew, Wallace Shawn and More at DRAWING HOME Film ScreeningPhoto Flash: Kate Mulgrew, Wallace Shawn and More at DRAWING HOME Film Screening
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2015

Stars Judy Collins, Kate Mulgrew, and WallaceShawn joined actors Julie Lynn Mortensen and Kristin Griffith at a special private screening of 'Drawing Home' at a theater in midtown Manhattan. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6The Bushwick Starr & Brooklyn Gypsies to Present OYE! Avant-Garde Night, 6/5-6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

OYE! Avant-Garde Night is an annual festival devoted to the development of new performances by artists from Bushwick and surrounding areas. Brooklyn Gypsies created OYE! as a platform to celebrate and share what is unique about Bushwick's converging arts communities. Join us for a night of eclectic theater, dance & film, including a reasonable daydream of the fall of nations, Patti Smith, and other cannibals and the story of a Broken Bachelor. Performances followed by music, conversation, food and dancing. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Brooke Moriber Will Sing from FIRE EP at Pianos on 5/18Broadway Veteran Brooke Moriber Will Sing from FIRE EP at Pianos on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

On May 18 (7PM) Broadway veteran Broooke Moriber will head to Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) to perform from hersoon to be released EP 'Fire' for the first time! For tickets, visit:http://www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

THIS IS MARY BROWN to Debut at La MaMa in JuneTHIS IS MARY BROWN to Debut at La MaMa in June
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

La MaMa will present the world-premiere of THIS IS MARY BROWN - a solo play written and performed by Winsome Brown - with preview performances starting June 11 prior to an official press opening June 14 at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. Brad Rouse directs the production, which runs through June 28. Following its debut at La MaMa, THIS IS MARY BROWN will travel to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

John Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaJohn Douglas Thompson to be Honored at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Acclaimed classical actor John Douglas Thompson will receive the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language In Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday. The celebration, Monday, May 11, is at Capitale, 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. (more...)

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