Wallace Shawn News

Date Of Birth:
November 12, 1943 (70)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

Huntington/Coolidge's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Open 9/8 with JUNGLE FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $11 ($8 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

The Ruckus Welcomes New Leaders, Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Following a successful fifth season with productions at The Side Project Theatre and Collaboraction, The Ruckus Theater is proud to announce its sixth season in Chicago, as well as the appointment of a new Artistic Director and Executive Director. Outgoing Artistic Director Allison Shoemaker, who will now serve as the company's Director of Marketing and Publicity, and incoming Artistic Director Derek Van Barham release today a season of two plays, each investigating the impact of cataclysm on a community. In addition to announcing Barham's appointment, the company also proudly announces the appointment of Catherine Bullard as Executive Director. (more...)

New Muses Theatre's DOCTOR FAUSTUS to Open 9/5 in Tacoma
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Fringe theatre company New Muses will be returning to the Dukesbay Theater on September 5th with Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. (more...)

Lena Dunham, Chaz Ebert, Renee Fleming, Wallace Shawn and More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's 25th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, 112 events which will explore the theme of Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2014, with pre-Festival programs on Oct. 6 and 21, at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Alison Bechdel, F. Murray Abraham & More Set for Public Theater's 2014 Fall Forum Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Public Theater announced the 2014 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only readings and discussions that connect dramatic literature to society. Celebrating its fifth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

David Cale to Present New Works in CUZ I JUST GOT TO BE ME...FREE This Fall at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Dixon Place presents new work every month -- theater, puppetry, performance and visual art, music, dance and literature -- at all stages of development. This Fall, Dixon Place will present new-works-in-progress written and performed by current Artist-in-Residence David Cale. (more...)

Andre Gregory Talks New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Familiar theatre personality Andre Gregory discusses his participation along with Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme in creating a film version of Wallace Shawn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's acclaimed drama THE MASTER BUILDER, titled A MASTER BUILDER, as part of a new interview in promotion of the film. (more...)

Jonathan Demme Discusses Unique New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme discusses the unique way in which he set out to film Wallace Shawn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's acclaimed drama A MASTER BUILDER as part of a new interview in promotion of the film. (more...)

ABC Orders New TOY STORY Holiday Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

ABC announced today that their second Pixar Animation Studios special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films, will air on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET). The special comes on the heels of the success of “Toy Story OF TERROR!,” which premiered to stellar ratings last October. (more...)

THE FEVER to Play Actors Theatre, 7/11 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In taking on Wallace Shawn's blistering one-man play, The Fever, well-known Valley actor Mike Lawler battles personal guilt for his good intentions toward the dispossessed without the courage to join the struggle. Actors Theatre presents The Fever July 11 and 16 at Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington St. in Phoenix as part of the No Sweat (For You)" summer season. (more...)

TCG Books Releases Henrik Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER, Translated and Adapted by Wallace Shawn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of A Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, translated and adapted by Wallace Shawn. Shawn's version of the play was used by legendary director (and Shawn's frequent collaborator) Andre Gregory during 15 years of work on a theatrical production which, as of 2014, has not been produced in a theatre. Instead, it was made into a film by Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), with a cast that includes Shawn, Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce and Larry Pine. (more...)

Disney XD Announces July 2014 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Disney XD announces July 2014 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

Mike Daisey, Julie Klausner, Catie Lazarus & More Set for Joe's Pub, 6/25-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for June 25-July 6, including JULIE KLAUSNER'S CABARET SITUATION, MIKE DAISEY: YES THIS MAN, CATIE LAZARUS: THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW, LEONID FEDOROV AND VLADIMIR VOLKOV, SHARABI FEAT. MANU NARAYAN, FRANK LONDON & DEEP SINGH, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - KARSH KALE: COLLECTIVE SESSIONS, SYMPHONIC SUNDAYS W/ MOTHER FALCON & TODD REYNOLDS FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Off Broadway Alliance Awards, Honoring McNally, Shawn, Tesori & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, presented the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards June 17th at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

Ware Center Presents Festival Favorite THE DOUBLE, 6/23 & 26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Two months ago we ran an enigmatic film called 'Enemy' starring Jake Gyllenhal. Though fascinating, the audience left the theatre scratching their heads 'What was THAT?' Now, a second retelling of the best-selling novel 'The Double' has hit the screens. This one takes a completely different approach to the novel -- it's a comedy-drama, not science fiction; it does not feature any other worldy creatures like giant spiders, and it stars Jesse Eisenberg, an oscar-nominee for 'The Social Network.' If you saw the first one, catch this re-make -- which is virtually entirely different take on the same novel. If you didn't see 'Enemy,' see this one, instead (more...)

23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, at Dixon Place, 7/5-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 23rd Annual HOT!, the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, will run July 5th through August 2nd at Dixon Place. The world's longest-running LGBTQ Performance Festival, HOT! offers theater, music, dance, puppetry, performance art and homoeroticism for the whole family! HOT! is the pioneering celebration of queer performance and culture - and the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world. Dixon Place is proud that HOT! serves as the model for other queer festivals across the globe and has become a performance destination for emerging talent in the LGBTQ community. (more...)

4th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Held Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards today (Tuesday) at 4:30 PM at Sardi's. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014


Off Broadway Alliance Awards to Be Presented Next Tuesday, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, will present the 4th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception this coming Tuesday, June 17th at Sardi's. Honorees will be on hand to receive their awards and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ruth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

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