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Thomas Keith

Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio

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An actor, editor, and producer, Thomas Keith was the Creative Producer for the Drama League-nominated 2013 revival of Tennessee Williams’ rarely produced comedy The Mutilated. Keith has worked as an actor at The Public, La MaMa E.T.C, Milwaukee Rep, Great Lakes Theater Festival, INTAR, Champlain Shakespeare Festival, P.S. 122, and Naked Angels, with directors and playwrights including Tom O’Horgan, Edward Cornell, Terry Gilliam, John Vaccaro, Peter Hedges, Maria Irene Fornes, Jeff Weiss, Sharon Ott, Clifford Williams, Kathryn Long, and Ellen Stewart, and played principal roles in over forty commercials. He has served as dramaturge for The Mabou Mines, The Sundance Institute Theater Lab, La MaMa E.T.C., and Pace University. Along with Jane Young, he is the co-author of four plays, including The Histories of Gladys. Keith has taught theater and acting at Ohio University, The Lee Strasberg Institute, and Pace University, and serves as an advisor to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. A Consulting Editor for New Directions Publishing, he has edited over a sixteen volumes by Tennessee Williams including three collections of previously unpublished one-acts—Mister Paradise & Other One-Act Plays, The Traveling Companion & Other Plays, and The Magic Tower & Other One-Act Plays—as well as Williams’ last full-length play, A House Not Meant to Stand, for which he wrote the introduction. Keith recently edited a collection of LGBT essays, Love Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City (2012), and has written articles and chapters for American Theater Magazine, Tenn at One Hundred, The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams, Tennessee Williams Review, Studies in Scottish Literature, Electric Scotland, The Drouth, Fickle Man: Robert Burns in the 21st Century, The Burns Chronicle, Tennessee Williams and Europe, and The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia, among others. Along with Peggy L. Fox he is co-editing The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin for publication by W.W. Norton in 2015.



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The Museum of Broadway Will Host Reunions For the Casts of THE WHO'S TOMMY and JELLY'S LAST JAM

The Museum of Broadway will host two upcoming events reunited the original Broadway casts of The Who's Tommy and Jelly's Last Jam next week. Learn more about both events here!
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Reveals 2023 Fall Season

The 18th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced its September program titled Tennessee Williams: Science Fiction and Fantasy. 
RAGTIME Reunion Concert Was Filmed According To Lyricist Lynn Ahrens

In a new interview with the Observer, Tony-winning songwriting duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty reflected on the recent gala concert presentation of their beloved musical, Ragtime. As a part of their profile, acclaimed lyricist Ahrens revealed that the starry, one night only event was filmed!
Shop RAGTIME Reunion Merch in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop

Get your official merchandise from the Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime! Take home items like the Ragtime In-Concert Hoodie, and the Logo Tee, below.
Video: Watch Original RAGTIME Cast Reunite for Curtain Call

The Entertainment Community Fund presented a one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime at the Minskoff Theatre. Watch as Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Kelli O'Hara and more take their bows at the end of the big night!
Lea Michele Joins The Entertainment Community Fund's RAGTIME Benefit Concert

Lea Michele will make a special appearance in The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime. Michele originated the role of “Little Girl” in Ragtime on Broadway. Learn more about the concert here!
Review: Headley's Heavenly On Stage With The Pops For ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN EVENING WITH HEATHER HEADLEY at Carnegie Hall

In short, this ONE NIGHT ONLY concert at the very Carnegie Hall gave us a remarkable EVENING WITH HEATHER HEADLEY and is most definitely one for the books.
YPT Presents World Premiere of BENTBOY Next Month

​​​​​​​Young People's Theatre has announced the opening of its 2022.23 season with the world premiere of Bentboy – a heroic First Nations tale about an unlikely warrior told through movement, dance and myth.
Guthrie Theater Announces Casting for THE TEMPEST, Directed By Joe Dowling

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by former Artistic Director Joe Dowling, who returns to direct at the Guthrie for the first time since his tenure with the organization ended in 2015.
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Institute Introduces Programming For Undergraduate Students

TWI Undergrad Days are organized around a specific theme, bundling three coordinated events each day including performances, workshops, lectures and discussions. Programming is scheduled to allow participants to take the ferry to Provincetown in the morning and return to Boston that same evening.
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Announces 2021 Tennessee Williams Institute Programming

The 16th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced the 2021 Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI).  TWI 2021 offers workshops in creative responses to censorship and a symposium on attempts to censor theaters from Ancient Greece to Soviet Russia – and to America during Tennessee Williams' lifetime and now. 
Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creatives for Chicago ShakesSTREAM Revealed

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will welcome artists back to make theater again as dozens of actors, directors, designers, and technicians are busy creating upcoming productions, captured live in the Theater's performance spaces and streaming on-demand for audiences at home via the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM platform. 
Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis: En Avant! To Air On Classic 107.3

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis (TWStL) moves to the airwaves this November 5th through the 15th. It centers on Williams' most famous and personal play, 'The Glass Menagerie,' featuring works that illuminate the artistry of his St. Louis-based masterpiece.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS: EN AVANT! to Air on Classic 107.3

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis will move to the airwaves this November 5th through the 15th. It centers on Williams' most famous and personal play, 'The Glass Menagerie,' featuring works that illuminate the artistry of his St. Louis-based masterpiece.
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival to Hold Tennessee Williams Institute Online

Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, organized around the theme of Tennessee Williams & Censorship, will be holding the Tennessee Williams Institute online with a constellation of scholars and theater artists from around the world.
The 24 Hour Plays' 2020 Virtual Nationals Company Kicks Off Their Intensive With An All-New Evening Of Viral Monologues

Tonight, the 2020 company of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will begin their weeklong intensive with their very own edition of the Viral Monologues, available on IGTV.
BRANDEN & JAMES Team Up With Shoshana Bean for Their Debut Album

BRANDEN & JAMES are bringing a soulful new sound to fans with the long-awaited release of their debut album, Chasing Dreams. A follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2018 EP, Hallelujah, the forthcoming album is set to drop worldwide on July 31st, 2020 and includes a duet with Broadway superstar and Billboard #1 recording artist, Shoshana Bean. 
Jefferson Performing Arts Society Will Present Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Agatha Christie's murder mystery play, 'The Mousetrap', from January 31 - February 9 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center.
VIDEO: The Guthrie Theater Celebrates The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history. 

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