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Eugene Ionesco

Date of Death: March 29, 1994 (84)

Birth Place: Slatina, ROMANIA

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Amando Iannucci and Sean Foley Seek Shape-Shifting Comic Actor for DR. STRANGELOVE

In an interview with BBC News, Sean Foley said: “They’ve got to be a great comic actor, of which we have very many. They’ve got to be of that shape-shifting kind of quality.'

Stage Production of Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE to Open in London in Autumn 2024

Stanley Kubrick's iconic work will be adapted for the first time ever, when a world premiere stage production of his timeless classic Dr. Strangelove opens in the West End in Autumn 2024.

PICKLED REPUBLIC Will Embark on Scottish Tour

Acclaimed creative Ruxy Cantir is set to take her tragicomic solo show Pickled Republic on a Scottish tour this Autumn, presented by Scissor Kick. Puppets, produce, and phantasmagoria combine in this confidently absurd production, as audiences are invited to relish in an unearthly cross between Eugene Ionesco absurdism and David Lynch smoky mystery that explores despair and purpose in the most ungraceful way.

TWELFTH NIGHT Filmed Live At The Wilma Theater to Stream This Summer

Digital theater trailblazer The Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production of TWELFTH NIGHT, available to view on demand through July 23.

Michael Shannon & More to be Featured in A Red Orchid Theatre 2023-24 Season

A Red Orchid Theatre has announced its 31st Season. Learn about the productions, see who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets.

ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 At The Wilma Theater Now Streaming

Digital theater pioneer the Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production ETERNAL LIFE PART 1, which was written by Nathan Alan Davis and directed by Morgan Green, who directed the world premiere digital production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM. The production will be available to view on demand from May 1-14.

The Drama League Names 2023 Directors Project Recipients

The Drama League has announced the fourteen exceptional stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships, and residencies of the 2023 Drama League Directors Project.

Arinzé Kene's MISTY Begins Performances Tonight at The Shed

The Shed will present the US premiere of Misty, a genre-defying play written by and starring Olivier Award–nominee Arinzé Kene. See how to purchase tickets!

Review: THE RIVER at Ensemble

What did our critic think of THE RIVER at Ensemble? In the late 1950's through the 1980s The Theatre of the Absurd theatrical movement was the intellectual rage. Based on the concept of Existentialism which asks, 'what happens when human existence lacks meaning or purpose and communication breaks down.' The structure of the plays often centered on the finishing point,, being the same as the starting point with the ultimate conclusion being silence.

Guillermo Calderón's KISS to be Presented at The Wilma Theater This Month

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present KISS, a daring play by Guillermo Calderón, on stage Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 2023.

US Premiere of Arinzé Kene's MISTY is Coming to The Shed in March

The Shed will present the US premiere of Misty, a genre-defying play written by and starring Olivier Award–nominee Arinzé Kene in his US stage debut and directed by Omar Elerian.

The Wilma Theater Presents SCHOOL PICTURES, On Stage November 2-20

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present the world premiere of SCHOOL PICTURES, a warmhearted and humorous portrait of modern high school life, told in musical snapshots of individual teenagers, on stage Nov. 2-20.

Southwark Playhouse Presents THE LESSON By Eugène Ionesco

A mild-mannered professor takes on a new pupil, and swiftly descends into tyranny, becoming bent on her destruction.  The Lesson is a comically surreal exposé about power, knowledge and those who hoard both.

The Community Players of Concord Brings THE BALD SOPRANO to the Hatbox

The Community Players of Concord presents “The Bald Soprano” at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord from June 17 through June 26.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that Fête 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. Fête 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The Wilma Theater 22/23 Season

The Wilma Theater has announced the complete 2022/23 Season. Subscription packages for the 22/23 Season are on sale now.

TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In CRAZY MESHUGE HURRICANE EARTHQUAKE, January 12-19

From January 12 to 19, 2022, Theater for the New City will present the New Yiddish Rep production of 'Crazy Meshuge Hurricane Earthquake' by Amy Coleman, directed by David Mandelbaum. 

Pointless Theatre Returns To In-Person Programming with Ionesco's RHINOCEROS

Pointless Theatre has announced their first in-person programming since the summer of 2019 - an original translation of Eugene Ionesco's seminal play RHINOCEROS! 

Red Line Productions Announces 2021-22 Lineup At The Old Fitz Theatre

On 17 March 2020, the Old Fitzroy Theatre went dark. Now, one year and a day later, Red Line Productions have turned on the lights once again for a year of spectacular and exciting theatre.


Eugene Ionesco has written 15 shows including The Chairs/ The Lesson (Playwright), Victims of Duty (Playwright), The Shepherd's Chamelon (Playwright), Rhinoceros (Playwright), The Bald Soprano/ The Lesson (Playwright), The New Tenant/ Victim of Duty (Playwright), Exit the King (Playwright), Ionescopade (Source Material), How to Get Rid of It (Source Material), The Lesson (Playwright), Rhinoceros (Playwright), The Chairs (Playwright), Fairytales of the Absurd (Playwright), The Bald Soprano and The Lesson (Playwright), The Bald Soprano (Playwright).

Eugene Ionesco has been nominated for several awards. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Revival-Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for the production of "The Chairs" and Outstanding Revival-Play at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production of "The Chairs". These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim that Ionesco's work has received in the Broadway community.

Eugene Ionesco has won the Outstanding Revival-Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for the show "The Chairs".

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