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AUDIO: First Listen of Marian Seldes Reading AWAY IN A HOLLOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2015

In Away in a Hollow, beloved Broadway actress Marian Seldes creates a whimsical world of mystery, comedy and childlike innocence in a magical story about a caterpillar trying too hard to become a butterfly. With a lush musical score by composer Dennis Deal, and a read-along booklet with watercolor illustrations by Broadway scenic artist Richard W. Prouse,  Away in a Hollow is the perfect audio adventure for children of all ages. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced an extension of their New York premiere co-production of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Red Speedo, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the Playwrights Horizons 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scenes From Lucas Hnath's Controversial Drama THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Michael Dale - Sep 24, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's, THE CHRISTIANS, a new drama that explores the controversial subject of a religious leader announcing to his congregation his new interpretation of The Bible. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE CHRISTIANS at Playwrights Horizons
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 18, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winnerLes Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Lucas Hnath's THE CHRISTIANS Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Playwright Lucas Hnath Calls THE CHRISTIANS His Big Little Play About Faith In America
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2015

'Pastors have to be very careful not to remake the gospel into their own image.' (more...)

THE WHALE to Open 10/7 at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which won MTC's 2011 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and has gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed new plays in America since its premiere in 2012. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Today we are shinning a solo spotlight on one of the most revered actors of our age in her death at the age of 86 earlier this week, Marian Seldes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Walter McBride - Oct 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home Monday after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with a selection of photos from throughout her life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Tribute Broadway Legend Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home Monday after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. Below, watch a special tribute to Seldes as complied by Rick McKay as a part of the Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy. (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Honor of Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Marian Seldes, a Tony Award-winning actress, five-time nominee, and the recipient of a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She died on Monday at the age of 86. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory this evening, October 8th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the legend with a selection of video footage from some of her more recent appearances. (more...)

THE WHALE Opens Tonight at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which won MTC's 2011 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and has gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed new plays in America since its premiere in 2012. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tomorrow in Honor of Tony Winner Marian Seldes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Marian Seldes, a Tony Awarda-winning actress, five-time nominee, and the recipient of a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. She died on Monday at the age of 86. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 8th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Tony Winner Marian Seldes Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Tony-winner and premier actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, 86, died peacefully at her home today after an extended illness. Her brother Timothy Seldes made the announcement. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Backstage Tour With THE CHRISTIANS' Larry Powell
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2015

Take a peek backstage as the cast preps for the evening's performance. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Tributes Marian Seldes in TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Oct 20 issue of TIME will feature Angela Lansbury's touching tribute to Tony winner Marian Seldes, who passed away on October 6 at the age of 86. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Praises His Inspirational Acting Teacher, Marian Seldes
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In today's New York Post, Michael Riedel turns his column over to Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who in 1979, was a student of Ms. Seldes at the Juilliard School of Drama. (more...)

Choir Set for THE CHRISTIANS at Mark Taper Forum This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Center Theatre Group has selected singers from across the greater Los Angeles area to perform as members of the church choir in the West Coast premiere of THE CHRISTIANS written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters. THE CHRISTIANS is presented by CTG and Playwrights Horizons at the Mark Taper Forum, December 2, 2015, through January 10, 2016. The opening is set for December 13. (more...)

New Children's Audiobook, Read by Marian Seldes, Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

More than a year after her death, beloved and legendary Broadway actress Marian Seldes again demonstrates her "talent to captivate" in a newly released recording of the delightful children's story Away in a Hollow. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Receives West Coast Premiere at MTC, 6/5-29
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs today, May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of ANNE BOLEYN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with Howard Brenton's, Anne Boleyn. The play was originally commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and World Premiered in 2010. It later toured across the UK and Scotland with the Globe before receiving its US Premiere at the GAMM Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 2013, and MTC is thrilled to have its West Coast Premiere opening on its mainstage April 19. (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Receives West Coast Premiere at MTC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. (more...)

Laila Robins & Corey Stoll to Join Showtime's HOMELAND for Season 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Laila Robins (Bored To Death, In Treatment) and Golden Globe® nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards) have joined the fourth season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Host SUMMER STARLIGHT with Laila Robins
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, an evening to remember with guest of honor, accomplished film, television and theater actress, Laila Robins.  Tickets this benefit gala for Cape Rep Theatre, include an outdoor party with hors d'oeuvres and live jazz, a live auction lead by State Senator Dan Wolf, a performance and  audience discussion with Ms. Robins in the Indoor Theater and a champagne and dessert finale with Laila Robins under the stars.  Ticket prices are $110; $130 for preferred seating and $90 for Members and are available at CapeRep.org or at the Box Office, 508 896-1888. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that they will be starring in the first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, reuniting the three for the first time since the critically acclaimed The Other Place.  EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced casting for THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling Classic
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Garman and More in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, will open at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. Previews are currently underway, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Garman, Larry Powell, Lucas Hnath and More Celebrate THE CHRISTIANS Opening in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

THE CHRISTIANS, a new play written by Lucas Hnath, opened at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum last night, December 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. CTG and Playwrights Horizons are presenting performances of the Actors Theatre of Louisville production through January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Andrew Garman to Star in THE CHRISTIANS at the Taper This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Center Theatre Group and Playwrights Horizons have announced casting for "The Christians," a new play written by Lucas Hnath ("A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney," "Isaac's Eye," "Death Tax").  (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Starts New York Premiere Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group present The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for THE CHRISTIANS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, August 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of THE CHRISTIANS, a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season, and it's a co-production with L.A.'s Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director). (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group will present THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax). Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

MTC to Conclude 2015-16 Season with THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Marin Theatre Company closes its 49th Season with Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand. The play had its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March 2012, and was nominated for the Steinberg/ACTA Best New Play Award that same year. The play was produced at ACT Theatre in Seattle in September 2014, and opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop on December 7, 2014. In association with ACT Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland presented the play in March 2015. It received both the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award and the John Gassner Award. Berkeley Rep produced Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced this past fall, to great acclaim. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Extends ANNE BOLEYN Through May 15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with Howard Brenton's ANNE BOLEYN. (more...)

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