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Robert Harling Movies

[1989]Steel Magnolias Minister

[1991]Soapdish writer

[1996]The Evening Star writer

[1996]The First Wives Club writer

[2004]Laws of Attraction writer

Robert Harling Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1990 - Comedy of the Year

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Interview: Elizabeth Carter of STEEL MAGNOLIAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Explores the In-Between Places That Foster Community

BroadwayWorld chats with director Elizabeth Carter about her new production of Robert Harling's 'Steel Magnolias' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View June 7 to July 2 with a multicultural cast of stage veterans.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at MTH Theatre

Padgett Productions, best known for ROCKY HORROR and EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, has stepped from its usual genres to inspire Kansas City audiences with the comedy-drama STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and Kansas City should be glad it has. What a fantastic show to bring to the main stage of MTH Theatre at Crown Center. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a limited run through May 21.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Osceola Arts

'Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion', states southern sage and beauty shop owner Truvy Jones in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. No line of dialogue describes so well the audience's experience while viewing this hilarious and touching play. And in Osceola Arts’ latest production of the Robert Harling classic the laughs (and tears) are plenty – orchestrated by six talented actors embodying these old friends from Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana.

Review: The Heart-Wrenching STEEL MAGNOLIAS Is Stealing Hearts Right Here in Houston!

I felt incredibly lucky to be the recipient of the very last ticket available for the Sunday, April 23rd performance of Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, produced by The Garden Theatre. I was very excited to see this production, and once I saw the heartwarming tale and the exquisite production, I understood why this show was selling out!

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Month

Written in just 10 days as a tribute to his sister Susan by playwright Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias explores the relationships between a tight-knit group of Louisiana southern ladies who gather in Truvy's small-town beauty parlor, celebrating the milestones in each other's lives.

Lyricist/Composer Sheilah Rae to be Honored by The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation

The board of The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation will honor lyricist/composer Sheilah Rae at a private reception on April 20, 2023 at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes To Osceola Arts This Month

Osceola Arts is thrilled to bring Steel Magnolias back to the stage. Beginning Friday, April 21st and running through Sunday, May 7th, the Osceola Arts Main stage will host this classic play, written by Robert Harling.

TheatreWorks Stages New Look At STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Summer

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents a new look at the cherished comic drama Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. A tight-knit group of Southern women flock to Truvy's beauty parlor, where its occupants dish gossip, do hair, and provide strength and support through life's joys and tragedies.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS features an outstanding ensemble of six seasoned actresses, under the caring and keen direction of Cheryl Schaar. Runs through April 29th.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Arts & Science Center For Southeast Arkansas

What did our critic think of STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Arts & Science Center For Southeast Arkansas?

The Garden Theatre Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The Garden Theatre, one of Houston's newest theatre companies, has announced its plans to bring Robert Harling's beloved play, Steel Magnolias, to life at MATCH. Featuring the well-known story of family and resilience, the production will run April 21-30, 2023 at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (3400 Main St.) in the heart of midtown.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Open at Tipping Point Theatre in April

Tipping Point Theatre will continue its 15th season on April 13th at 8 p.m. with the modern theatrical classic Steel Magnolias.

City Theatre Austin Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS Next Month

Fall in love with the ladies of Truvy’s Beauty Salon all over again! City Theatre Austin will open the 2023 season with Robert Harling’s comedic gem, Steel Magnolias. Under the direction of Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky, performances run March 10 – 26 at Genesis Fellowship Hall.

Photos: First look at The Alcove Dinner Theatre and Bruce Jacklin & Company's STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Don't miss this hilarious and touching comedy about friendship through the good times and the bad. Join us at Truvy's beauty salon, where all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. By Robert Harling, Directed by Bruce Jacklin, performed by Bruce Jacklin & Company, the Cast includes: Courtney Decosky, Megan Bell, Kelly Lauth, Sage Szucs, CateBlair-Wilhelm, Jackie Bates Performances are Feb.3 - Mar. 4 , 2023, at The Alcove Dinner Theatre, 116 South Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit:

Beverly Theatre Guild Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The Beverly Theatre Guild has announced its upcoming production of the stage play Steel Magnolias as the second show of its classic offerings for BTG's 60th Anniversary Season.

Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Richmond Theatre

As with so many famous films, there was first a play. Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias remains best known for being the 1989 weepie with a stellar cast featuring Dolly Parton, Sally Fields and Julia Roberts, but began life Off-Broadway over thirty years ago.

Beverly Theatre Guild Announces Casting For STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The Beverly Theatre Guild has announced the cast for its production of the stage play Steel Magnolias. Written in just 10 days as a tribute to his sister Susan by playwright Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships between a tight-knit group of southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, who witness the milestones in each other's lives.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Act II Playhouse This Month

Act II Playhouse announces its latest production, the beloved “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling. The production is an Act II Playhouse Premiere and will run from January 31 through February 26, 2023.

Tipping Point Theatre to Present Michigan Premiere Of Loy A. Webb's THE LIGHT

Tipping Point Theatre will continue its 15th theatrical season on January 26 at 8 p.m. with the Michigan premiere of Loy A. Webb's The Light. TPT's production of vibrant, culturally-significant, captivating theatrical offerings rank among some of the best professional performances offered in the state of Michigan.

Now Hiring: Costume Shop Assistant, Production Manager, and More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/24/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.


Robert Harling has written 2 shows including Steel Magnolias (Playwright), First Wives Club: The Musical (Source Material).

Robert Harling has been nominated for the Comedy of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for his work on Steel Magnolias.

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