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Ted Koch, Kelly McAndrew, Beth Henley, Tracy Middendorf, Todd Lawson and Jeff Talbott Photo

Ted Koch, Kelly McAndrew, Beth Henley, Tracy Middendorf, Todd Lawson and Jeff Talbott

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Beth Henley Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Play
Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1981 - Best American Play Gold Star
Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1981 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart

Beth Henley News

Review: A Fine Production of CRIMES OF THE HEART is Playing at Desert Rose Playhouse Photo Review: A Fine Production of CRIMES OF THE HEART is Playing at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 28, 2022

CRIMES OF THE HEART, the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and a Tony nominee for best play, is currently playing at Desert Rose Playhouse. The production is well-directed and well-acted, and the play itself is absorbing, with both shallow and deep moments. Desert Rose’s take on Beth Henley’s play is very much worth seeing.

Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photos: Clive Davis and More Turn Out for The Acting Company's 50th Anniversary Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

The Acting Company’s 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated the company’s impact across America and new artistic vision for the future on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Capitale in New York City.

Eric Bogosian's 1+1 To Receive Special NYC Premiere Photo Eric Bogosian's 1+1 To Receive Special NYC Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Black Box Performing Arts Center's New Production of Eric Bogosian's 1+1 will headline The Chain Play Festival this July, as a special NYC Premiere!

BWW Feature: EXPOSED at The Black Box Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Feature: EXPOSED at The Black Box Performing Arts Center
by Lianna Albrizio - May 30, 2022

Mississippi-born Henley spoke to Lucas about how she went about writing her 20-year-old drama 'Exposed,' staged by the Black Box Performing Arts Center in Englewood through June 5.

EXPOSED by Beth Henley Extended at BBPAC in Englewood Photo EXPOSED by Beth Henley Extended at BBPAC in Englewood
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Following a sold-out Q&A session with Beth Henley and Craig Lucas, Black Box PAC's world premiere production of Exposed by Beth Henley has been extended! Originally set to close Saturday May 28, the show will return after Labor Day Weekend for an extra four performances: June 2, 3, 4, and 5 at 8pm.

Hudson Stage Company's Final Staged Reading, MEMORY OF CONVENIENCE Set For Next Month Photo Hudson Stage Company's Final Staged Reading, MEMORY OF CONVENIENCE Set For Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022

Hudson Stage announces its final event, a staged reading of the new play, MEMORY OF CONVENIENCE by Jeff McCracken, co-directed by noted Irish director Ray Yeates and Jeff McCracken.

BWW Review: 'EXPOSED' BY BETH HENLEY  at Black Box Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: 'EXPOSED' BY BETH HENLEY at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by Lianna Albrizio - May 16, 2022

In late 1990s Los Angeles at Christmastime, a married man is cheating on his wife while a teen boy who went through foster care is jailed after assaulting a police officer.

CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season Photo CAROUSEL, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT & More Announced for Good Theater 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Following a successful return to live theater in 2021 after the COVID-19 crisis darkened stages around the world, Good Theater has announced the schedule for the 2022/2023 season. This season marks Good Theater’s 20th anniversary, and promises to be a yearlong celebration with plenty of laughter, music, and, of course, good theater.

Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension Photo Alison Leiby's OH GOD, A SHOW ABOUT ABORTION Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

The limited engagement of Alison Leiby’s Oh God, A Show About Abortion has been extended through June 30 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Broadway's Craig Lucas & Pulitzer Prize Winner Beth Henley In Discussion At Black Box Photo Broadway's Craig Lucas & Pulitzer Prize Winner Beth Henley In Discussion At Black Box PAC
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Black Box PAC's 2022 Save Our Stages season continues with the world premiere production of Exposed by Beth Henley. The show runs at The Black Box Performing Arts Center - 49 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ - now through Saturday May 28. On Sunday May 22,

Beth Henley Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird  VideoBWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird Johnson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Barbara Garrick gives us a lesson on Lady Bird Johnson.

VIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award VideoVIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley received the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank's generous support of the Creative Arts Awards. Watch the theatre accept the Tony Award.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of TACT's ABUNDANCE at Theatre Row
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production ofWilliam Inge's Natural Affection. Performances began at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on February 17. Opening night is set for this Sunday, March 1, 2015. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. Go behind the scenes and see highlights from the production in the trailer below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Chatting with the Cast of THE JACKSONIAN on Opening Night- Ed Harris, Bill Pullman, Amy Madigan & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 2013

The New Group launches its 2013-2014 season with the New York premiere of the Geffen Playhouse production of The Jacksonian, by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley. Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls, this production features Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Juliet Brett. Opening was Thursday night, November 7, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang at the after party. Check out what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below!

STAGE TUBE: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Company Talks New Primary Stages Production
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2011

Primary Stages will present the New York premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the cast will feature Mary Bacon, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Randy Graff and James Lecesne. On press day, August 23, the cast spoke to Givenik about the new show. Hear what they have to say below!

BWW TV: OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS Celebrates Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2011

Primary Stages launched its 27th season last week, August 16, with the World Premiere of a work commissioned by the company, the new comedy, Olive and the Bitter Herbs by Charles Busch directed by Mark Brokaw.The five-me mber cast features Dan Butler as Trey, David Garrison as Robert, Julie Halston as Wendy, Marcia Jean Kurtz as Olive and Richard Masur as Sylvan. Performances run through Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). BroadwayBeat was there for the big opening and brings you interviews with the cast below!


Beth Henley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Beth Henley written?
Beth Henley has written 13 shows including Confluence (Playwright), The Wake of Jamey Foster (Playwright), The Miss Firecracker Contest (Playwright), The Lucky Spot (Playwright), The Debutante Ball (Playwright), Abundance (Playwright), Impossible Marriage (Playwright), Family Week (Playwright), Prairie (Bookwriter), Crimes of the Heart (Playwright), Motherhood Out Loud (Playwright), The Jacksonian (Playwright), Desire (Writer).

What awards has Beth Henley been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Crimes of the Heart Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Crimes of the Heart and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Crimes of the Heart .

What awards has Beth Henley won?
Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Crimes of the Heartand The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Crimes of the Heart.