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Wallace Shawn News

Date of Birth: November 12, 1943 (73)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
JOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA Encore Performance AnnouncedJOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA Encore Performance Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Back by popular demand! After four packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular DemandJohn Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANAHAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Freeform Announces Programming for Weekend-Long Funday EventFreeform Announces Programming for Weekend-Long Funday Event
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Need ideas for your summer bucket list? Invite your bestie over to gather ideas from your favorite wacky, unpredictable characters during the network's “Funday” weekend programming event starting SATURDAY, APRIL 22, and continuing through SUNDAY, APRIL 23. (more...)

TCG Publishes Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED and MoreTCG Publishes Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

TCG has just published an exciting line-up of new plays from Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Lindsay-Abaire, Danai Gurira, Wallace Shawn, and Anne Washburn. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Plays and Players with Local Artist Scott Rodrigue Present THE FEVERPlays and Players with Local Artist Scott Rodrigue Present THE FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Plays and Players Theater and Scott Rodrigue proudly present a new political re-staging of Wallace Shawn's The Fever. Written during the waning consumerism of the first Bush era, this work is poignantly relevant today. (more...)

Dianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New AudienceDianne Wiest to Lead Yale Rep's HAPPY DAYS at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

As If! CLUELESS Jukebox Musical Gets Another NYC LabAs If! CLUELESS Jukebox Musical Gets Another NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As if... we can wait any longer! Amy Heckerling's jukebox musical adaptation of the hit '90s film CLUELESS is getting another developmental lab in New York City, according to an Actors' Equity casting notice. The workshop will run July 5 - July 27, 2017. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-BroadwayDolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

JACK Presents THE PANELS, a New Play by OBIE-Winner Rick BurkhardtJACK Presents THE PANELS, a New Play by OBIE-Winner Rick Burkhardt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

OBIE-winner Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos, The Great Hymn of Thanksgiving) conjures an America in which the government sends its teenagers to camps to undergo rigorous education in sexual experience. The Panels is a public discussion featuring campers and counselors sharing memories and dispelling myths around this successful (some would say controversial) public health initiative. By showing us what we aren't, Burkhardt - in the great tradition of Wallace Shawn, Caryl Churchill and others - shines a light on what we are, tickling at other possibility. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORYTony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

PEN America's WORLD VOICES Literary Festival to Proceed Without Israeli Government SupportPEN America's WORLD VOICES Literary Festival to Proceed Without Israeli Government Support
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Human rights advocates have welcomed the decision by PEN America to hold PEN's annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Ryan Murphy's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORYMatthew Broderick Joins Ryan Murphy's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2017 OPEN BOOKS ProgrammingTheatre for a New Audience Announces 2017 OPEN BOOKS Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce 2017 programming for Open Books, its series of conversations with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. Jonathan Kalb, TFANA's Resident Literary Advisor and Dramaturg, curates and moderates these free public talks. (more...)

Matthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn Set for This Week's THEATER TALKMatthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn Set for This Week's THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Beginning February 24 on Thirteen, WLIW/21, CUNY TV* and WNYE/25 THEATER TALK guests playwright/actor Wallace Shawn, actor Matthew Broderick, and director Scott Elliott discuss the New York City premiere of Shawn's play Evening at the Talk House (more...)

BWW Review:  Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE Explores Fascism And The Fall Of TheatreBWW Review: Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE Explores Fascism And The Fall Of Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 21, 2017

Those who have yet to have their fill of half-price post-Valentine's Day candy will be happy to discover that what looks like crudites when you step into Derek McLane's environmental set for Wallace Shawn's fascinating Evening at the Talk House are actually sugary treats such as marshmallows, Swedish fish and gummy worms. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Wallace Shawn, Annapurna Sriram, John Epperson, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and Claudia Shear in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEPhoto Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2017

Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear?  Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they?  And people keep saying there's nothing to be afraid of!  (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

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