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Simon Bent News

The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director Photo The Orange Tree Theatre Announces Paul Miller's Outgoing Season as Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

As the Orange Tree Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary year, Artistic Director Paul Miller and Executive Director Hanna Streeter today announce a new season of plays until March 2023, marking Miller's outgoing season as Artistic Director. 

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT Photo Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Full Cast Announced For SHAW SHORTS at Orange Tree Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For SHAW SHORTS at Orange Tree Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021

Orange Tree Theatre today announce the full casts for Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled ‚Äď a double bill of Bernard Shaw's short plays directed by Artistic Director Paul Miller.

Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of THE TALL BOY at Stage 773 Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of THE TALL BOY at Stage 773
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Jeff Landsman, in association with Artistic New Directions, presents Tandy Cronyn, veteran New York and regional stage actor, in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle, directed by David Hammond, December 5 ‚Äď 15 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening/press night is Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The current running time is 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $35 - $39 and are available at the Stage 773 box office, calling 773.327.5252 or going to Stage773.com.¬†

Tandy Cronyn Will Return to Chicago In a Limited Engagement of THE TALL BOY Photo Tandy Cronyn Will Return to Chicago In a Limited Engagement of THE TALL BOY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019

Jeff Landsman, in association with Artistic New Directions, will present Tandy Cronyn, veteran New York and regional stage actor, in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle, directed by David Hammond, December 5 a?" 15 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening/press night is Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The current running time is 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $35 - $39 and are available at the Stage 773 box office, calling 773.327.5252 or going to Stage773.com. 

Tandy Cronyn Stars In THE TALL BOY At United Solo Festival Photo Tandy Cronyn Stars In THE TALL BOY At United Solo Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019

Tandy Cronyn will star in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle and directed by David Hammond. It will be presented on Saturday, September 28 at 2pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) as part of United Solo Theatre Festival. Having won their award for Best Adaptation in 2014, The Tall Boy has been invited back to the Festival as a 'The Best Of' selection for United Solo's Tenth Anniversary season. In December The Tall Boy will go to Chicago for a limited run (December 5 -15) at Stage 773.

United Solo Announces THE BEST OF Category, Celebrating Artistic Achievement Photo United Solo Announces THE BEST OF Category, Celebrating Artistic Achievement
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019

There has never been a lack of extraordinary talent at United Solo. Year by year, audiences have witnessed some of the most amazing solo artists from all over the world share their talents and stories. Some of these artists have made a particularly incredible mark on the audience's hearts through their performances on the United Solo stage at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Therefore, during the first two weeks of the 10th anniversary season of United Solo, nearly thirty award-winning performers will be gracing the stage once again in THE BEST OF category.

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1.

Simon Bent Videos

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of ELLING
by Craig Brockman - Nov 25, 2010

Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare star in ELLING on Broadway with Jennifer Coolidge in ELLING, new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes. ELLING began performances Tuesday, November 2, opened Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand to bring you these interviews with the star-studded cast!

BWW TV: ELLING Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2010

Brendan Fraser Crash, Gods and Monsters, and critically hailed in the West End's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Denis O'Hare Take Me Out -Tony Award-winner, HBO's 'True Blood' star in ELLING on Broadway with Jennifer Coolidge Broadway's The Women, American Pie, Best in Show Richard Easton The Invention of Love - Tony Award-winner, The Coast of Utopia, Noises Off and Jeremy Shamos The Rivals, Reckless. The critically acclaimed new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes Doubt, Mrs. Warren's Profession, ELLING began performances Tuesday, November 2 and will open Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at ELLING on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 18, 2010

Brendan Fraser Crash, Gods and Monsters, and critically hailed in the West End's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Denis O'Hare Take Me Out -Tony Award-winner, HBO's 'True Blood' star in ELLING on Broadway with Jennifer Coolidge Broadway's The Women, American Pie, Best in Show Richard Easton The Invention of Love - Tony Award-winner, The Coast of Utopia, Noises Off and Jeremy Shamos The Rivals, Reckless. The critically acclaimed new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes Doubt, Mrs. Warren's Profession, ELLING began performances Tuesday, November 2 and will open Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011.

BWW TV: ELLING Meets the Press!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 23, 2010

This week the cast of ELLING, including Brendan Fraser (Crash, Gods and Monsters, and critically hailed in the West End's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out -Tony Award-winner, HBO's 'True Blood'), Jennifer Coolidge (Broadway's The Women, American Pie, Best in Show), Richard Easton (The Invention of Love - Tony Award-winner, The Coast of Utopia, Noises Off) and Jeremy Shamos (The Rivals, Reckless) met the press! Broadway Beat was on hand!


Simon Bent Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Simon Bent written?
Simon Bent has written 1 shows including Elling (Playwright).

What awards has Simon Bent been nominated for?
Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Elling, in a new version .