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Lyle Kessler News

Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere Photo Dan Lauria to Star in Staged Reading of LAST DAY by Richard Vetere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.

Al Pacino to Discuss His Career at AL PACINO LIVE ON STAGE Benefit at Gindi Auditoriu Photo Al Pacino to Discuss His Career at AL PACINO LIVE ON STAGE Benefit at Gindi Auditorium
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The storied career of actor Al Pacino is to be celebrated in a one night only fundraiser Al Pacino Live on Stage, presented on Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 pm at Gindi Auditorium American Jewish University. 

Over 190 Performances Set for Theater for the New City's 27th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVA Photo Over 190 Performances Set for Theater for the New City's 27th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 190 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 27th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted May 27 to 29 in and around Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street).

John Patrick Shanley & Lyle Kessler to Present New Work with Bridge Production Group  Photo John Patrick Shanley & Lyle Kessler to Present New Work with Bridge Production Group in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021

The Bridge Production Group will present World Premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), a staged reading of a new play by Lyle Kessler (Orphans), and a workshop on devised theatre with new presentations from The Assembly.

Keri René Fuller, Jennifer Apple and Josh Daniel Will Lead [title of show] With Brid Photo Keri René Fuller, Jennifer Apple and Josh Daniel Will Lead [title of show] With Bridge Production Group Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

The Bridge Production Group's residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards will also feature world premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), a staged reading of a new play by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Lyle Kessler (Orphans), and the Picnic Plays, a series of informal readings of new work currently in development. 

Bridge Production Group Announces Residency at Brooklyn Navy Yards Featuring Premiere Photo Bridge Production Group Announces Residency at Brooklyn Navy Yards Featuring Premieres by John Patrick Shanley & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021

The Bridge Production Group has announced a return to live theatre with an outdoor summer residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards this August that will include a production of [title of show] packed with Broadway talent, world premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) & more.

Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Photo Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021

Guild Hall has announced the artists and events for its landmark 90th season which begins at the end of May and will feature author Salman Rushdie, American Ballet Theatre, Emmy-winners Susan Lucci & Joy Behar, 5-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, Oscar & Tony-winner Mercedes Ruehl, and more.

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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2021

Queens Theatre To Offer Virtual Performing Arts Classes For NYC Students During Sprin Photo Queens Theatre To Offer Virtual Performing Arts Classes For NYC Students During Spring Break
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

Queens Theatre (QT) will present a week of virtual performing arts classes to engage students during the New York City Public School spring break-from Monday, March 29th to Friday, April 2, 2021-to spark participants' imaginations and grow their natural performance skills through fun, targeted theater activities, and rigorous workshops.

Aaron Dalla Villa Releases 'D20: Alpha Rift Tribute' Photo Aaron Dalla Villa Releases 'D20: Alpha Rift Tribute'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 1, 2021

The song is now available in digital format through 'Dalla Villa's' Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Deezer, Napster, and more outlets.

Lyle Kessler Videos

Alla Ray to Celebrate Album Release with COFFEE & CAKE WITH ALLAY RAY at Feinstein's/ VideoAlla Ray to Celebrate Album Release with COFFEE & CAKE WITH ALLAY RAY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alla Ray in Coffee & Cake with Alla Ray on December 5th, 2019 at 9:30pm. Alla Ray is a New York based singer/songwriter whose singles several times reached the Top 10 in the UK charts. After performing with her Big Band for one night only to a sold out crowd at the legendary Friar's Club this past spring, Alla made her successful debut at The Cutting Room & now is excited to celebrate the release of her album at the 54 Below, in which she experiments with a sensual mix of Jazz & Pop, combining her love of classic standards with her refreshing originals, a few of which she wrote specially for a recent, limited run revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play, a?oeOrphansa??, directed by Aaron Latham at the Bridge Theatre on the 54th & Broadway.

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Play, Michael Aronov
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Michael Aronov has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Oslo. This marks the actors first Tony nomination and win. His other Lincoln Center Theater credits include Golden Boy (Belasco Theatre), and Blood and Gifts (U.S. premiere). 

STAGE TUBE: Alec Baldwin Talks ORPHANS, Late Night Rumors
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2013

Alec Baldwin is currently starring alongside Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge in ORPHANS on Broadway, and he talked to 'Extra's' AJ Calloway about the experience, the play's physicality, and addressed rumors that he is headed to late-night TV. Click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV: Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge Talk ORPHANS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2013

The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster andTom Sturridge and directed by Daniel Sullivan, just opened last night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivities to chat with the cast about the show, and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Alec Baldwin and More in Broadway's ORPHANS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2013

The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge and directed by Daniel Sullivan, is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) in preparation for a Thursday, April 18 opening night. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Alec Baldwin Talks Broadway Return in ORPHANS
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2013

Alec Baldwin recently spoke with The New York Times about starring in the new Broadway play ORPHANS. Click below for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes interview with the actor!

VIDEO: Alec Baldwin Chats 'Orphans' on JIMMY FALLON
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 2, 2013

Alec Baldwin stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON to talk about his starring role in the new Broadway play 'Orphans.' Commenting on his return to the stage the actor shared, 'Theater is like the sorbet course, it's like the palete cleanser. It acts like a refresh button. You do things you never get to do on other jobs.' Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Shia LaBeouf Talks ORPHANS on David Letterman
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 2, 2013

Actor Shia LaBeouf stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS and spoke about his recent conflict and subsequent firing from the new Broadway play 'Orphans.' Check out the appearance below!


Lyle Kessler Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lyle Kessler written?
Lyle Kessler has written 3 shows including The Watering Place (Playwright), Collision (Playwright), Orphans (Playwright).