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Lee Blessing and Kathleen Clark

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10/27/2008


Lee Blessing and Andrew Leynse

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10/27/2008


Melanie Blessing and Lee Blessing

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10/15/2008


Lee Blessing, Christine Lahti, Laura Odeh, Michael Cristofer and Maria Mileaf

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10/15/2008
 
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Lee Blessing Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Lee Blessing, Thief River
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
Lee Blessing, A Walk In The Woods
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play
Lee Blessing, A Walk in the Woods
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1987 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Lee Blessing, A Walk in the Woods

Lee Blessing News

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCI Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes and Sean Ortiz's EMANCIPATED STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.

Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse,  Photo Red Bull Theater Announces SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 Featuring Larissa FastHorse, Stephen Adly Guirgis & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Red Bull Theater today announced the eight world premieres in this year’s Short New Play Festival 2022. This in-person event is the latest installment of Red Bull’s renowned annual new play festival of classically inspired ten-minute plays.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2 Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Mentor and Host Theatre for 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

SDCF announces the host theatre for its 2022 Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Applications are being accepted now for a Resident Artist, who will be mentored by Actors Theatre of Louisville's Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming for one year while also undertaking their own artistic projects at the host theatre.

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present DEJA VU Featuring World Premiere by Samuel D. Hunter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Signature Theatre’s SigSpace will reteam this June with Theatre For One to present six one-on-one, five-to-six minute theater experiences. Titled Déjà Vu (referencing a featured work by the same name), this iteration of Theatre For One revisits five selected works from the visionary and unconventional organization.

Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theat Photo Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre Photo Premieres by Quiara AlegrĂ­a Hudes, Sarah Ruhl & More Announced for Signature Theatre's 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Signature Theatre announced its 2022-2023 season—from Resident playwrights Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—alongside the inauguration of Launchpad, a new residency supporting early-career playwrights that expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

TheatreSquared's 2022 Gala For Education And Access Is Almost Sold Out Photo TheatreSquared's 2022 Gala For Education And Access Is Almost Sold Out
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

TheatreSquared's 2022 Gala for Education and Access, the theatre's signature annual celebration supporting arts-in-education outreach to 20,000 students throughout Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma is nearly sold out.

DAVID AND KATIE GET RE-MARRIED to be Presented at New Brooklyn Theater Super Secret A Photo DAVID AND KATIE GET RE-MARRIED to be Presented at New Brooklyn Theater Super Secret Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Written and performed by real-life couple David Carl and Katie Hartman, David and Katie Get Re-Married is a real time sweet and sour wedding betwixt a star-crossed couple who has broken up and reunited more frequently than Spiderman has been rebooted. 

Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row Photo Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Penguin Rep Theatre announced today the Off-Broadway premiere of Mr. Parker, a new play written by Michael McKeever and directed by Joe Brancato. Performances will begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for a limited engagement through June 25, 2022, at Theatre Row – Theatre 1 (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00PM.

Lee Blessing Videos

BWW TV: Cleveland Play House's Laura Kepley and Kevin Moore Talk Regional Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley and Managing Director Kevin Moore appeared at the Tonys to accept this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award. BroadwayWorld caught up with them after their speech -- hear what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Cleveland Play House Joyfully Accepts 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Cleveland Play House accepted this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award earlier this evening, and you can watch the full speech below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- Cleveland Play House's Kevin Moore!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Cleveland Play House's Kevin Moore- recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Directors Company's JERICHO at 59E59
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2013

JERICHO59E59 Theaters welcomes the return of The Directors Company with the New York premiere of JERICHO, written by Jack Canfora and directed by Evan Bergman. JERICHO began performances on Friday, October 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 3, 2013. Click below for a sneak peek at the show!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - GRACIE & ROSE at Hollywood Fringe
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2013

Gracie and Rose are two women who fall in love in Wyoming in the late 1950's. Gracie has been passing as a man, George, for some time, in order to do men's work and live the way she feels most authentic. Anastasia Coon presents the full-length Los Angeles premiere of her solo show Gracie and Rose. Los Angeles Writer's Center Director Che'Rae Adams directs the limited run of the full work in development, now through June 28 at Art of Acting LA during the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Click below to watch a promo for the show!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Threefold Productions' THE PILLOWMAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2012

Following the successes of Lee Blessing's A Body of Water, and the one-woman show Pretty Fire, Threefold Productions is continuing their 2012-2013 season with Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show 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: Edward Norton on Edward Albee as Part of Signature Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 1, 2011

As Signature Theatre Company prepares for the January 2012 opening of their new Frank Gehry-designed home, Signature Center, they have launched a new video series featuring interviews with a wide array of playwrights, directors, actors, and others connected to the Theatre. Called 'Signature Stories,' the videos capture personal reminiscences about time spent at Signature and offer a 'behind the scenes' glimpse into the inner-workings of the Company. The first three multi-subject videos in the series have featured architect Frank Gehry and Signature alumni Ethan Hawke, Frankie Faison, Kate Mulgrew and more talking about the Company's new home, as well as past Signature Playwrights-in-Residence, actors, directors and designers reflecting on their artistic experiences at Signature.


Lee Blessing Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lee Blessing written?
Lee Blessing has written 1 shows including A Walk in the Woods (Playwright).

What awards has Lee Blessing been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Thief River , BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Walk In The Woods Best Play (Tony Awards) for A Walk in the Woods and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for A Walk in the Woods .

What awards has Lee Blessing won?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Thief River.