Wallace Shawn News

Date of Birth: November 12, 1943 (72)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean LeeCrowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

Winsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This FallWinsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 SeasonDianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This SummerGet a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the third installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman and playwright Murray Mednick. (more...)

Bid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New GroupBid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New Group
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers an opening night photo-op with Sutton Foster and the cast of SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit atgtickets.com (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West EndJesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 3, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets: 0844 871 7632, atgtickets.com (more...)

Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!Breaking News: Sutton Foster Will Lead The New Group's Revival of SWEET CHARITY This Fall; 2016-17 Season Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sutton Foster, currently starring in TV Land's hit series YOUNGER, will soon return to the stage! (more...)

Director Amy Heckerling Gives CLUELESS: THE MUSICAL Update; Taylor Louderman, Wesley Taylor to Star?Director Amy Heckerling Gives CLUELESS: THE MUSICAL Update; Taylor Louderman, Wesley Taylor to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In an all-new interview with MTV, director Amy Heckerling gives an update on the progress of CLUELESS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical production eyeing a Broadway run in the near future. (more...)

Thomas Bradshaw, Erika Sheffer & Wallace Shawn Set for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY TalkbacksThomas Bradshaw, Erika Sheffer & Wallace Shawn Set for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The New Group has announced additional guests for post-show talkbacks at The Sensuality Party, with playwrights Thomas Bradshaw (Burning, Intimacy) and Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport) joining in the conversation at Brooklyn College following the 7:00pm performances on May 2 and May 3, respectively, and Wallace Shawn (Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, Marie and Bruce) joining at LaGuardia Community College following the 2:30pm performance on May 11. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This MayTheatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare GalaPhoto Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received 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 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received 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 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Broadway Rock Star Brooke Moriber to Return to NYC at Mercury LoungeBroadway Rock Star Brooke Moriber to Return to NYC at Mercury Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

And with a commanding stage presence and vocal prowess that comes from years of experience it seems she has no intentions of pumping the breaks anytime soon, as you can see her perform Wednesday, April 20th at Mercury Lounge. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role of Theatre for a New Audience's HAMLET in 2017Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role of Theatre for a New Audience's HAMLET in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience announces that as part of its 2016-2017 season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac will play the title role in Hamlet staged by Sam Gold.  Oscar Isaac and Sam Gold last worked together on Zoe Kazan's We Live Here in 2011.Hamlet is their first collaboration on Shakespeare and their first production with Theatre for a New Audience. Hamlet will begin previews on June 4, 2017 for an opening June 22 and run through July 30. (more...)

Broadway's Brooke Moriber to Perform Rock Set at Mercury Lounge Wednesday, 4/20Broadway's Brooke Moriber to Perform Rock Set at Mercury Lounge Wednesday, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

With her new single "Fire" out now, and having torn up the stages at New Jersey's Wellmont Theatre with the Gin Blossoms and NYC's Rockwood Music Hall- singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway sensation Brooke Moriber has been building a ton of momentum in the start of 2016! And with a commanding stage presence and vocal prowess that comes from years of experience it seems she has no intentions of pumping the breaks anytime soon, as you can see her perform Wednesday, April 20th, 8PM w/ The Slim Kings (Feat. legendary Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto) at Mercury Lounge- 217 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002! (more...)

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-BroadwayMaggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson to Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE and THE FATHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience has announced complete casting for A DOLL'S HOUSE, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937, and August Strindberg's THE FATHER, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg's Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Lynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary AwardsLynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary Awards
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

The advocacy organization grants awards for Master American Dramatist, American Playwright in Mid-Career and Emerging American Playwright. (more...)

2016 Open Books Series to Feature David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum2016 Open Books Series to Feature David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience announces its 2016 Open Books series, featuring David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum: three evenings of lively, engaging conversation with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. (more...)

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