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Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Ether Dome, the first Alley production by acclaimed playwright Elizabeth Egloff. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

To coincide with the ongoing presidential campaign, the Huntington Theatre Company will stage the American premiere of Now or Later, Christopher Shinn's timely political drama about our freedoms. Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award winner Michael Wilson, who recently helmed the acclaimed Broadway production of Gore Vidal's presidential drama The Best Man, directs the new production. (more...)

Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Ether Dome, the first Alley production by acclaimed playwright Elizabeth Egloff. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents DIVIDING THE ESTATEPhoto Flash: The Old Globe Presents DIVIDING THE ESTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2011

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Dividing the Estate, the final play by Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote. Directed by Michael Wilson, Dividing the Estate will run Jan. 14 - Feb. 12, 2012 in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

DIVIDING THE ESTATE Begins Performances at Booth, Tonight 10/23DIVIDING THE ESTATE Begins Performances at Booth, Tonight 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director), will present Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson this fall on Broadway at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production is scheduled to begin performances Thursday, October 23 and open on Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Huntington Theatre's NOW OR LATERPhoto Flash: First Look at Huntington Theatre's NOW OR LATER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

To coincide with the ongoing presidential campaign, the Huntington Theatre Company will stage the American premiere of Now or Later, Christopher Shinn's timely political drama about our freedoms. Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award winner Michael Wilson, who recently helmed the acclaimed Broadway production of Gore Vidal's presidential drama The Best Man, directs the new production. The production opens tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17 and runs through November 10. Get a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

To coincide with the ongoing presidential campaign, the Huntington Theatre Company will stage the American premiere of Now or Later, Christopher Shinn's timely political drama about our freedoms. Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award winner Michael Wilson, who recently helmed the acclaimed Broadway production of Gore Vidal's presidential drama The Best Man, directs the new production. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10Huntington Theatre Presents American Premiere of NOW OR LATER, 10/12-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

To coincide with the ongoing presidential campaign, the Huntington Theatre Company will stage the American premiere of Now or Later, Christopher Shinn's timely political drama about our freedoms. Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award winner Michael Wilson, who recently helmed the acclaimed Broadway production of Gore Vidal's presidential drama The Best Man, directs the new production. (more...)

Eric McCormack Joins GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MANEric McCormack Joins GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

Emmy Award winner ERIC McCORMACK will return to Broadway as presidential contender Joseph Cantwell in the star-studded cast of the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. The role of Senator Cantwell was played by Cliff Robertson in the film adaptation and Chris Noth in the 2000 Broadway revival. (more...)

Derek McLane, Kenneth Posner, et al. Join Design Team of THE BEST MANDerek McLane, Kenneth Posner, et al. Join Design Team of THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel have just announced the design team for the upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer DEREK McLANE (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer KENNETH POSNER (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 - Shipwreck) and five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer ANN ROTH (The Book of Mormon) will design the play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency. (more...)

DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens Tonight 11/20DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens Tonight 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director),presents Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production began preview performances Thursday, October 23 opens tonight, Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Lacey, Hibbert et al. Join Olympia Dukakis in MILK TRAIN at Roundabout in 2011; Cast AnnouncedLacey, Hibbert et al. Join Olympia Dukakis in MILK TRAIN at Roundabout in 2011; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Michael Wilson. The cast will include Curtis Billings (Giulio), Elisa Bocanegra (Simonetta), Olympia Dukakis (Flora Goforth), Edward Hibbert (Witch of Capri), Maggie Lacey (Frances Black), Darren Pettie (Christopher Flanders). (more...)

World Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season AnnouncedWorld Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that The Old Globe will produce the World Premieres of four new plays and musicals in its 2011-12 Winter Season. The season will feature the World Premiere musicals Some Lovers by music legend Burt Bacharach and Tony Award winner Steven Sater and Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, as well as the West Coast Premiere of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, recently nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The two plays receiving World Premiere productions are Somewhere by Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez and The Recommendation by Jonathan Caren. The new season also includes revivals of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show and the Eugene O'Neill classic Anna Christie directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Auburn. Special events include the World Premiere of Odyssey by Todd Almond, a music theater event conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet celebrating the Globe's 75th Anniversary, The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Twelfth Night and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which returns for its 14th consecutive year. (more...)

Hallie Foote To Star In Hartford Stage/Signature's THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLEHallie Foote To Star In Hartford Stage/Signature's THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

2009 Tony Award nominee Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate) will be featured in the cast of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE, the nine-play three part theatrical event by her late father, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning playwright Horton Foote, which will be co-produced in the 2009-2010 season by Hartford Stage (Michael Wilson, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director) and Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director). (more...)

TACT Hosts Post-Show Discussions For 'Eccentricities'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2008

New Yorkers are getting a 'Southern Treat' as the work of famed playwright Tennessee Williams is available on various stages around the city. The most recent offering being The Actors Company Theatre's long-awaited production of Tennessee Williams' The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. In honor of this production TACT will host several post-show discussions exploring the life, love and work of Williams. These discussions will take place directly after the performances at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row on West 42nd Street and are free with a purchase of a ticket to the performance. The Eccentricities of a Nightingale is directed by Jenn Thompson and opens May 5th, 2008. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Angela Lansbury to Star with James Earl Jones in THE BEST MAN on Broadway?RIALTO CHATTER: Angela Lansbury to Star with James Earl Jones in THE BEST MAN on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 12, 2011

James Earl Jones, who most recently starred as Hoke Colburn, the chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy will return to Broadway in the role of the feisty, folksy and wily ex- U.S. President Arthur Hockstader in GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN coming to Broadway in the spring of 2012. Reported first by Variety, he revealed last night while being honored with the Monte Cristo Award at Bridgewaters-South Street Seaport that starring alongside him will be five-time Tony Winner Angela Lansbury making her return to the stage after most recently appearing as Madame Armfeldt in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. (more...)

Pierce Brosnan Joins Mamma Mia! Film Alongside Meryl StreepPierce Brosnan Joins Mamma Mia! Film Alongside Meryl Streep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2007

Variety reports this morning that Pierce Brosnan will star in the feature film adaption of Mamma Mia! as Sam, alongside Meryl Streep. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Michael Wilson Set For The TEMPERAMENTALS TalkOut 3/29Elizabeth Ashley & Michael Wilson Set For The TEMPERAMENTALS TalkOut 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

'TalkOut Mondays' (after performance) continues March 29th with Elizabeth Ashley (award-winning actress) & Michael WIlson (director) at the critically acclaimed hit show 'The Temperamentals' by Jon Marans at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Daryl Roth, Stacy Shane and Martian Entertainment are presenting the new American play. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Michael Wilson Set For The TEMPERAMENTALS TalkOut 3/29Elizabeth Ashley & Michael Wilson Set For The TEMPERAMENTALS TalkOut 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

'TalkOut Mondays' (after performance) continues March 29th with Elizabeth Ashley (award-winning actress) & Michael WIlson (director) at the critically acclaimed hit show 'The Temperamentals' by Jon Marans at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Daryl Roth, Stacy Shane and Martian Entertainment are presenting the new American play. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

The Globe's DIVINE RIVALRY Begins 7/7; Sean Lyons Replaces Jeffrey CarlsonThe Globe's DIVINE RIVALRY Begins 7/7; Sean Lyons Replaces Jeffrey Carlson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

The Old Globe today announced that Sean Lyons will play the role of Niccolò Machiavelli in the West Coast Premiere of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

Miles Anderson to Lead DIVINE RIVALRY at the Old Globe; Full Cast and Creative Team AnnouncedMiles Anderson to Lead DIVINE RIVALRY at the Old Globe; Full Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Divine Rivalry by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Euan Morton, David Selby and More in The Old Globe's DIVINE RIVALRYPhoto Flash: First Look at Euan Morton, David Selby and More in The Old Globe's DIVINE RIVALRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

The Old Globe presents the West Coast Premiere of Divine Rivalry. Based on a real-life event, the drama about two of history's most famous artists-and one of history's most infamous statesmen-is written by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan. Directed by Michael Wilson, Divine Rivalry runs now through August 5 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run through July 11. Opening night is Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Michael Wilson to Direct Christopher Shinn's PICKED at Vineyard TheatreMichael Wilson to Direct Christopher Shinn's PICKED at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Michael Wilson will direct the Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere of Christopher Shinn's play PICKED, set to begin previews April 5 prior to an official opening night April 20 at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St.), it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, the company's artistic director. (more...)

Hartford & NY Signature to Team to Present Foote's 'Orphans' Home Cycle'Hartford & NY Signature to Team to Present Foote's 'Orphans' Home Cycle'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2009

THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE, a world premiere production of nine plays by Horton Foote that have been newly adapted by the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning playwright into a three-part theatrical event, will be co-produced in the 2009-2010 season by Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) and Hartford Stage (Michael Wilson, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director). The productions will be directed by Michael Wilson and performed at Hartford Stage from August 27, 2009 to October 17, 2009 and at Signature Theatre Company, from October 29, 2009 to April 11, 2010. Each part of the three part cycle will be staged individually as well as in repertory and one-day marathons. Audiences may choose to see the individual parts or the entire trilogy. THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE encompasses nine newly adapted plays by Mr. Foote, together for the first time. Mr. Foote, 92, is actively adapting each of the full-length plays, some previously produced and others never before seen, into one epic cycle. (more...)

Divine Rivalry Opens at Hartford Stage 2/24Divine Rivalry Opens at Hartford Stage 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The greatest unknown event of the Renaissance will unfold at Hartford Stage beginning February 24. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20Hartford Stage Hosting Two Special Exhibits During DIVINE RIVALRY, 3/2-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

Hartford Stage will celebrate the artistic partnership among director Michael Wilson, set designer Jeff Cowie, and sound designer John Gromada in Working with Michael, a multi-media exhibit in 'room,' Hartford Stage's new function space. At the same time, the theatre will unveil Part II of Capturing the Moment, a season-long retrospective of the work of company photographer T. Charles Ericson, commemorating his 25 years with Hartford Stage. The Ericson installation will be in the theatre's upper lobby. The exhibits coincide with the run of Divine Rivalry, a world premiere play by noted political journalist Michael Kramer, which is the last MainStage production Wilson will be directing as Hartford Stage Artistic Director. Cowie designed the sets for the production, and Gromada the sound and original music. Official opening of both exhibits is Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m., directly before the 7:30 performance of Divine Rivalry. (more...)

James Earl Jones Will Lead Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN on Broadway in 2012James Earl Jones Will Lead Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN on Broadway in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The New York Times reports today that following his stint in DRIVING MISS DAISY, James Earl Jones will be hanging around Broadway a bit longer, assuming the role of Arthur Hockstader in the revival of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man.' The production is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012. Orphan's Home Cycle director Michael Wilson will helm the revival. The plot centers around chief executive Hockstader trying to decide which presidental nominees to support: William Russell and Joe Cantwell. (more...)

Matthew Modine Stars as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at Hartford StageMatthew Modine Stars as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

One of the most beloved and influential stories of our time is coming to life at Hartford Stage. Emmy-nominated actor Matthew Modine will make his Hartford Stage debut as Atticus Finch in the eagerly anticipated stage adaptation of Harper Lee?s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)

Divine Rivalry Opens at Hartford Stage 2/24Divine Rivalry Opens at Hartford Stage 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The greatest unknown event of the Renaissance will unfold at Hartford Stage beginning February 24. (more...)

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN to Return to Broadway in 2012Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN to Return to Broadway in 2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Producer Jeffrey Richards announced that returning to Broadway in 2012 will be GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN. (more...)

Broadway Roots of CenterStage's 'Boys from Syracuse'Broadway Roots of CenterStage's 'Boys from Syracuse'
by James Howard - Dec 4, 2006

CenterStage in Baltimore presents 'The Boys from Syracuse' featuring a cast and design team with major Broadway credits. (more...)

'Dividing The Estate' to Play At Booth Starting 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director), will present Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson this fall on Broadway at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). The production is scheduled to begin performances Thursday, October 23 and open on Thursday, November 20 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9Michael Wilson To Direct Alley Theatre's ETHER DOME, Previews 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Ether Dome, the first Alley production by acclaimed playwright Elizabeth Egloff. (more...)

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