'night, Mother

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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Running Time
One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission
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"'night Mother" tells the heart-wrenching story of Jessie and her mother Thelma as they embark on a cordial remembrance of things past. 'night Mother explores a parents' worst nightmare as Thelma tries to convince her daughter that life is worth living despite the constant struggles and suffering.

Firehouse Theatre to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, 9/18-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Susy Hendrix lives her life in the dark... but she's about to find out just how dark it can get. This fallFirehouse Theatrepresents the thriller from the author of Dial 'M' for Murder, Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott. Directed by Helen Hayes Award winner and Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee David Emerson Toney ('night, Mother), Wait Until Dark will play 15 performances, September 18 - October 18, 2014. Opening Night is Friday, September 19. (more...)

ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 Begins 10/31 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, the world premiere of playwright Sarah Lawrence's ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE 8 - an immersive new play that draws inspiration from Dante's 'Inferno' set in Tijuana's hottest cantina - directed by Todd Conner and presented Off-Broadway at the Huron Club at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

VIDEO: OPRAH Shares Original 1983 Audition Tape!
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

When Oprah heard there was a morning show in Chicago that needed a new host, she stayed up all night long with an editor to prepare her audition tape. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces New Information About 23rd Annual Gala, Including Special Guests, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its Honoree Presenters for its 23rd Bay Street Annual Summer Gala which will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the newGhostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-store performance and CD signing today, May 23 at 5:00 PM. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, this weekend, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Friday, May 23 at 5:00 PM. The event will feature stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, in addition to other cast members. The composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown will join them at the piano, with Justin Goldner and Gary Seiger on guitars and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

'BRIDGES' Stars and Jason Robert Brown Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

On Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5 p.m., Barnes & Noble will welcome the stars of Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, as well as composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, for a performance and CD signing in celebration of the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and the Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Walter McBride - Mar 4, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown(The Last Five Years, Parade). The cast was in the recording studio yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Records Cast Album!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The cast was in the recording studio today and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview from the special event below. Check back later for full coverage! (more...)

The Barrow Group to Present New Play THE BEAUTIFUL DARK, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, NY, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Janine Nabers' SERIAL BLACK FACE Wins 2014 Yale Drama Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman has selected playwright Janine Nabers as the winner of the 2014 Yale Drama Series for her play Serial Black Face, chosen from 1638 entries from 41 countries. As winner of the competition, Serial Black Face will be published by Yale University Press, receive a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater, and Ms. Nabers will be presented with the David Charles Horn Prize, a cash award of $10,000. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Into the Recording Studio with Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ghostlight Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). In the video below, go in the recording studio with stars Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara as they record 'One Second and a Million Miles.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'night MOTHER - Pulitzer Prize Script and Masterful Acting at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2014

One of the most common questions I encountered as a counselor when working with someone who had just experienced the suicide of a family member or acquaintance was 'Why did s/he do it?' Or, in confronting someone who was suicidal, the question is, 'Why do you want to do that?' Ironically, most of the time there is no thoughtful answer. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Audra McDonald Roles
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 4, 2014

There is little doubt who is the reigning queen of Broadway. With five Tony Awards and eight nominations in just 20 years, Audra McDonald has held that title for quite a while now. In addition to her prolific stage career, she also has found time to do turns on TV and have a recording and touring career. If Audra wins her sixth Tony this Sunday, she will become the first actor to do so in the four major acting categories. (more...)

VIDEO: Edie Falco on Being Caught Naked on Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

Edie Falco told The Hollywood Reporter about her experience of being caught naked on stage. During her run in the Broadway play Frankie and Johnny, a technical error caused the lights to turn on while she was naked on stage. She recalled, 'It got an audible gasp. Then the curtains went down and we started again like it didn't happen.' (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant GOD OF CARNAGE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 20, 2014

What do you get when you mix a great script, a perfect ensemble and Karla Hartley's exemplary direction? A show that is nothing short of a masterpiece. (more...)

Broadway Legend Joy Franz Completes Cast of TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP), 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway legend Joy Franz, who starred in the original and revival companies of Into the Woods on Broadway, is the final cast member to join Tim Realbuto's July 24th star-studded 54 Below show entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). Throughout the evening, each guest star will play a different person in Tim's life. Franz will play Tim's mother. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Audra McDonald in NIGHT, MOTHER?
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Oprah Winfrey is currently in talks to make her long-awaited Broadway debut in a revival of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play NIGHT, MOTHER opposite five-time Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

Billy Hayes' RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS Opens Tonight at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning movie. Now Billy Hayes comes to the New York stage with his powerful one-man show, RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS with BILLY HAYES, directed by John Gould Rubin. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast Recording in the Works from Ghostlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). (more...)

THE BEAUTIFUL DARK to Play The Barrow Group, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, New York, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: All-New Commercial for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Broadway's BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY has released an all-new TV spot. Check it out below! (more...)

Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes comes to Soho Theatre from 1- 13 April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Following previews at Edinburgh Festival 2013 and a current eight-week off-Broadway run at St. Luke's Theater, New York, Billy Hayes' one-man show comes to Soho Theatre this April for its London premiere. (more...)

Beck Center to Present 'NIGHT, MOTHER, 3/21-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents its production of American playwright Marsha Norman's riveting drama 'night, Mother, in the intimate Studio Theater, March 21 - May 4, 2014. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00 p.m. Sundays. There are no performances April 18-20. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Debut of the Month: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Whitney Bashor
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 22, 2014

Bashor speaks exclusively with BWW and explains how her co-stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale went out of their way to make sure her Broadway debut was a big deal! (more...)

BWW TV: First Sizzling Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2014

Take a first look at the cast of The Bridges of Madison County on stage on Broadway in a sexy new montage below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale Perform on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The Bridges of Madison County will hold its opening night on February 20, 2014. Watch Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale perform on THE VIEW below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

BWW Profile: Kathy Bates Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Scott Fullerton - Aug 24, 2014

Kathy Bates is a celebrated Stage, Screen, and Television actress, known for her bold and intense portrayals, with signature roles in such movie roles in MISERY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and PRIMARY COLORS; stage roles in 'NIGHT MOTHER, COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN JIMMY DEAN, and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE; and television roles in SIX FEET UNDER, HARRY'S LAW, and her current Emmy nominated performance in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)

Off-Broadway-Bound GOD HATES THIS SHOW to Play Joe's Pub Concert on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live From Hell, written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr. and starring Erin Markey, will play a one night only exclusive public and industry invited engagement at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette St,) in preparation for a lengthier Off-Broadway run in 2015. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Change Makers to Host Benefit and Celebration 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre's artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven has announced that legendary playwright Marsha Norman and WAMC Northeast Public Radio producer Sarah LaDuke will co-host Change Makers, WAM Theatre's fifth season celebration and benefit at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on August 24 at 7 pm. This dynamic duo takes the place of actor Jayne Atkinson, who needed to bow out to attend the Emmy Awards In Los Angeles. (more...)

Marsha Norman & Sarah LaDuke Will Now Co-Host WAM Theatre's Change Makers Benefit, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre's annual benefit just got even more exciting. Artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven is pleased to announce that legendary playwright Marsha Norman and WAMC Northeast Public Radio producer Sarah LaDuke will co-host Change Makers, WAM Theatre's fifth season celebration and benefit at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on August 24 at 7 pm. This dynamic duo takes the place of actor Jayne Atkinson, who needed to bow out to attend the Emmy Awards In Los Angeles. (more...)

Lexy Fridell, Steven Weber and More to Star in THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN at the Wallis, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast Recording Breaks into Billboard Top 200
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart. It also broke into the Billboard Top 200 albums chart - a rarity for a musical theater album - at #184. (more...)

The Barrow Group Presents New Play THE BEAUTIFUL DARK, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, NY, NY from tonight, April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

THE BEAUTIFUL DARK to Play The Barrow Group, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, New York, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Jason Robert Brown Will Conduct THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway Tomorrow Night
by BWW Staff - Apr 21, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Jason Robert Brown wrote 'Hey people, guess what! I'm conducting @BridgesBroadway tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7 pm! Come say hi!' (more...)

THE GIN GAME to Open 4/25 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of THE GIN GAME, by D.L. Coburn. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, the play was originally cast with Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, who won a Best Actress Tony for her performance. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Debuts as No. 1 Broadway Cast Recording on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the #1 Cast Recording, #2 Soundtrack (behind Frozen) and #14 for all digital albums. (more...)

VIDEO: 'BRIDGES' Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale Perform 'Falling Into You'
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale stopped by this week's Good Day New York to perform 'Falling Into You' from the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, now playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

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