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A Walk in the Woods is a 1988 play by Lee Blessing. It depicts the developing relationship between two arms limitation negotiators, one Russian and one American, over a year of negotiation. The play was nominated for both a Tony award and a Pulitzer Prize.


Broad Green Pictures Launches 99 Homes: 99 Good Deeds Charitable Initiative Ahead Of '99 Homes' Theatrical Release To Encourage Good Deeds In Local Communities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - September 30, 2015
by - Sep 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Springs Ensemble Theatre to Stage Lee Blessing's LONESOME HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Springs Ensemble Theatre ("SET") completes its 6th season with LONESOME HOLLOW, opening October 15 and running through November 1, 2015.  Written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Lee Blessing, author of A Walk in the Woods and TWO ROOMS, LONESOME HOLLOW takes place in the near future, where sexual offenders have been removed from society and placed in internment camps all over rural America. Offenders can be kept indefinitely, regardless of the severity of their offenses. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Nominees for the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. This year's Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. The curtain will rise at7:30pm. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Thompson Talks New Film A WALK IN THE WOODS
by - Sep 2, 2015

Emma Thompson sat down with TODAY’s Tamron Hall to discuss her new movie with Robert Redford, “A Walk in the Woods.” (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant to Star in New Solo Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Nora's Playhouse will present the World Premiere of Laurence Leamer's solo play about Rose Kennedy, ROSE, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre, 410 West 43nd Street, NYC, beginning November 21st, opening November 29th and continuing through December 13, 2015.  Award-winning stage, film and TV actress Kathleen Chalfant will play Mrs. Kennedy under the direction of Caroline Reddick Lawson. Jane Greenwood is designing the costumes with scene design/projections by Anya Klepikov, lighting by Caitlin Rapoport and sound design by Jane Shaw (more...)

Review Roundup: Deanna Dunagan Goes from Stage to Scare in THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

M. Night Shyamalan's horror film THE VISIT opens today, Sept. 11, 2015. The film stars award-winning stage actress Deanna Dunagan as well as Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert Redford Reveals Why He Won't Watch His Own Films
by - Sep 1, 2015

Actors Nick Nolte and Robert Redford talked to TODAY’s Willie Geist about their new film “A Walk in the Woods,” about two friends who hike the Appalachian Trail. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

Nia Vardalos Joins Cast of Epix Original Series GRAVES Starring Nick Nolte
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that Academy Award and Golden Globe -nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has been cast in a recurring role on Graves (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant & More to Star in WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the rotating casts for the New York premiere of DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

Nick Offerman to Guest Star on FOX's BROOKLYN NINE-NINE This November
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Nicky Offerman will guest star as Captain Holt's ex-boyfriend on FOX's “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” this November.  (more...)

Anita Gillette, Julie Halston & More to Join Nick Offerman in A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC's "Parks and Recreation."  Performances begin November 11, 2015 and will run through December 13, 2015 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts.  (more...)

BWW Review: TWO ROOMS Presents Two Portraits of Hostage Torment – and Two Portraits of Manipulation
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 23, 2015

TWO ROOMS is more topically urgent than Lee Blessing's more familiar works, dealing with terrorism and hostage situations that still plague us 25 years after it was written, questioning the roles that our government and our press corps should play when terrorists use their captives as political pawns and bargaining chips. (more...)

Manoel Felciano, Christian Coulson & More to Lead Red Bull Theater's THE CHANGELING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the cast for Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling, directed by Mr. Berger. Manoel Felciano (Tony Award nominee for his performance in the revival of Sweeney Todd), Christian Coulson (who created the role of Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), and  Sara Topham (The Importance of Being Earnest), will star, along with Bill Army, Michelle Beck (As You Like It, Bridge Project), Justin Blanchard (Witch of Edmonton), Philippe Bowgen, Kimiye Corwin, Paul Niebanck (Barbeque, Public Theatre, Revenger's Tragedy, A Walk in the Woods), John Skelley (Hamlet, Acting Company), Sam Tsoutsouvas  (Witch of Edmonton), and Andrew Weems (Sir Peter Hall's Troilus & Cresisda). (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/5/2016
by - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/5/2016. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Keen Company Celebrates Opening Night of BOY
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2016

Keen Company presents Boy, their spring production, starring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons), Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in the Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

2016 Square One Theatre Subscriber Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Stratford's Square One Theatre Company concluded its twenty-sixth anniversary season recently with the annual presentation of its Subscriber Awards. The awards were selected by the theatre's nearly 1,000 subscribers who voted for performers in various acting categories from the company's three-play, 2015-16 season.  This was the first season for the theatre's new space onstage at Stratford Academy. (more...)

Spartan Theatre Company Presents Lee Blessing's A WALK IN THE WOODS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Spartan Theatre Company presents Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods. This Tony-nominated play follows one year of tumultuous arms negotiations between a young, hopeful American diplomat and a worldly Russian official who's seen it all before. Directed by Artistic Director Patrick Belics (Spartan productions of The Pillowman and Closer,) this show makes use of an unorthodox narrative structure to simultaneously illustrate the cold and impersonal nature of modern politics while putting a deeply human face on those who spend countless hours at the negotiation table. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present MARK TWAIN IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

ShawChicago presents Jeff Award nominee Richard Henzel performing in his signature piece, Mark Twain In Person. This production will be at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 on June 20 at 7 PM. Dessert and wine reception will follow the performance. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More to Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in the Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Manoel Felciano, Christian Coulson & More in Red Bull Theater's THE CHANGELING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Opening Night is Set for January 10th for the Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) Off-Broadway production: Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's The Changeling.  (more...)

MCT's SLOWGIRL to Run 2/24-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

This winter, travel to Costa Rica with SLOWGIRL, February 24 - March 20, 2016. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with the Milwaukee premiere of this thought-provoking new play by Greg Pierce, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and starring local favorites Peter Reeves and Sara Zientek. SLOWGIRL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Launch Second Season with Lee Blessing's CHESAPEAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Theatre Nova, an Ann Arbor company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, will launch its second season with Lee Blessing's CHESAPEAKE, a one-man show that reunites the dynamic team from last year's smash 'Buyer & Cellar' - actor Sebastian Gerstner ('The Wizard of Oz' and 'Into the Woods' at Encore Musical Theatre, 'Venus in Fur' and 'The Glass Menagerie' at Performance Network) and director Daniel C. Walker ('Bright Half Life' and 'Buyer & Cellar' at Theatre Nova). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster & More in BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Keen Company presents Boy, their spring production, starring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons), Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in the Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). Check out a first look below! (more...)

A WALK IN THE WOODS Highlights Nature Photography at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents A Walk in the Woods. The photographic exhibit “A Walk in the Woods,” is a celebration of the natural world and is an effort to showcase the beauty of Flat Rock Brook Nature Center located in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/20/2016
by - Feb 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/20/2016. (more...)

Square One Theatre to Continue 26th Season with THE OUTGOING TIDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Square One Theatre continues its 26th Anniversary Season with The Outgoing Tide, by Bruce Graham. This new drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion. Gunner, husband and father, has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future, but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. 'Before the tide goes out' - the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Rebirth, Regeneration & Renewal in Kirkland Arts Center's SLASH & BURN Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection, looking ahead to the fresh start that January brings. Slash & Burn, the next exhibit opening at Kirkland Arts Center, takes the concept of renewal and applies it to art -- both in subject matter and in technique. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala will honor Vineyard Board President and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm, at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Playwright Lee Blessing Speaks at The Group Rep's THE WINNING STREAK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Playwright LEE BLESSING will be attending The Group Rep's production of his play THE WINNING STREAK, today - August 8th at 2pm,guesting at the talk-back afterwards, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900Burbank Blvd., in North Hollywood 91601. The play opened last weekend to favorable reviews, runs  through August 30th, Todays at 2:00 PM and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM.    (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 31, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 31, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of August 31, 2015! (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/2/2015 - 9/4/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/2/2015 - 9/4/2015! (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 31, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 20, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of August 31, 2015! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robert Redford Dishes on His First Broadway Roles in Clip from Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, has just unveiled a new clip from the upcoming project, this time featuring an interview with screen legend Robert Redford, in which he opens up about  being a fake contestant on a quiz show, long before he ever was on Broadway. Check it out below! (more...)

CLOSER THAN EVER, VANYA AND SONIA, SHIPWRECKED! & More Set for International City Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

International City Theatre has announced a season of five critically acclaimed plays by six multiple award-winning writers for 2016. The company's 31st season launches on Feb. 12 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video & Broad Green Pictures Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Broad Green Pictures and Amazon today announced a multi-year output deal, which will make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green's upcoming slate of theatrical films. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/15/2016 - PARAMOUR in Previews and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR begins previews on Saturday! (more...)

MPSF Speaker Series Brings Luminaries to Bay Area in 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

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