Arthur Kopit News

Date of Birth: May 10, 1937 (80)
Birth Place: USA
Gender: Male
A DOLL'S HOUSE , PART 2 Playwright Lucas Hnath Among The Lark's 2017-18 FellowsA DOLL'S HOUSE , PART 2 Playwright Lucas Hnath Among The Lark's 2017-18 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Lark, a theater company devoted to the support of visionary playwrights and the development of new plays, has announced five New York City-based playwrights have been named as the 2017-18 Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Theatre World Mourns The Passing  Of Theatre Under The Stars And 5th Avenue Theatre Founder, Frank M. YoungTheatre World Mourns The Passing Of Theatre Under The Stars And 5th Avenue Theatre Founder, Frank M. Young
by David Green - Sep 22, 2017

Frank M. Young, 77, the founder of Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, and the New York-based National Alliance for Musical Theatre, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, California. Young directed the activities of TUTS from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 2006. For two years in a row he was named by the national Theatre Week magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in American theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: WINGS, Young VicBWW Review: WINGS, Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2017

Emily Stilson (Juliet Stevenson) is suspended in a void. She analyses this strange situation with wry perspicacity and occasional breathless panic. She's a prisoner, a specimen. She's fallen, trapped. She's flying. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala LineupNick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Hold Celebration of Actor Howard WittGoodman Theatre to Hold Celebration of Actor Howard Witt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Goodman Theatres honors the life and legacy of Howard Witt, one of the American theater's most accomplished actors, by hosting a public celebration event on Monday, October 2. Witt, whose six-decade theatrical career began and ended at the Goodman, passed away peacefully on June 21 at the age of 85. The celebration includes remarks and artistic presentations by Witt's family, including his three children-Deborah, Robin and Joshua Witt-close friends and artists. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick & More Will Be Inducted into Theatre Hall of FameAudra McDonald, Matthew Broderick & More Will Be Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Theatre Hall of Fame announced today its 2017 class of eight inductees, led by Audra McDonald and including (in alphabetical order) Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Mazzie, Daryl Roth and Ernie Schier. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2017
by - Sep 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/2/2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/2/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2017
by - Sep 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2017
by - Aug 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Telly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary GalaTelly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrates the launch of their 2017-2018 season at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The evening honors two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'). (more...)

Arthur Kopit Adds New Ending to Production of CHAMBER MUSIC in BrooklynArthur Kopit Adds New Ending to Production of CHAMBER MUSIC in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

A new production of Arthur Kopit's Chamber Music directed by Emily Moler will be presented from September 7 through September 16 (Thursday - Sunday at 8pm) in the basement of St. John's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: HIGH SOCIETY at SBCC Theatre GroupBWW Review: HIGH SOCIETY at SBCC Theatre Group
by Maggie Yates - Jul 21, 2017

While concepts in High Society may have been viewed as 'kitschy' when the play premiered two decades ago, in the age of Instagram stars and The Real Housewives, these characters, who are charming in their relative innocence as compared to the shameless celebrities of the information age (even our president is a faux-lebrity real estate mogul-turned-reality show host), seem tame. High Society is a pleasant enough way to spend an evening, but it doesn't really go anywhere. There are no risks, no extraordinary thrills: just a very safe presentation of feel-good music from a bygone era. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Extends at SteppenwolfHOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC Extends at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

By popular demand Steppenwolf's LookOut Series extends its rock 'n' roll production of the solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by award-winning theatre artists Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, starring Erik Jensen (The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot) as Lester Bangs and directed by Jessica Blank (Made in Jersey, The Namesake). Described as "a fascinating window into one of the last century's most compelling and fearless critics," (Chicago Tribune), the 80-minute production continues for three additional performances through July 29, 2017 in the 1700 Theatre, situated behind Front Bar: Coffee & Drinks (drinks permitted in the theater). (more...)

FUN HOME to Headline Young Vic's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!FUN HOME to Headline Young Vic's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The new 2017-18 season at Young Vic was announced today. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play FestivalWorks by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETYPhoto Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

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