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Arthur Laurents News

Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (99)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Explore the World of WEST SIDE STORY with Google Arts & Culture's New Digital CollectionExplore the World of WEST SIDE STORY with Google Arts & Culture's New Digital Collection
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In partnership with Carnegie Hall, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Museum of the City of New York, and the National Museum of American Jewish History, Google Arts and Culture has brought together an impressive digital collection dedicated to the history and legacy of the iconic musical, West Side Story. (more...)

Review Roundup: GYPSY at The Engeman TheatreReview Roundup: GYPSY at The Engeman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

GYPSY will play at the John W. Engeman Theatre on Long Island through October 29. A musical theatre classic, GYPSY follows the story of Louise, who went from an awkward young girl to famous burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. See the life of sisters June and Louis and their overbearing stage mother Rose. The show features classic songs such as 'Let Me Entertain You,' 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' and 'If Mama Was Married.' GYPSY has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Circle Theatre Concludes 36th Season with APPLICATION PENDINGCircle Theatre Concludes 36th Season with APPLICATION PENDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On the day applications are due at Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private school, the head of admissions is ousted in a scandal. Christine Evans, a Kindergarten assistant, is unexpectedly thrust into the job. (more...)

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special SalonAmerican Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

BWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain YouBWW Review: Let GYPSY At The Engeman Entertain You
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2017

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a stellar version of the iconic Laurents/Styne/Sondheim musical Gypsy. The Tony winner runs at the Long Island venue through October 29th excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin boasting an outstanding cast. And I know you are probably saying that there are showings of this everywhere you look. However, when you have a production like this, it definitely warrants another visit. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & Chita Rivera Recall Creating a Classic, WEST SIDE STORYStephen Sondheim & Chita Rivera Recall Creating a Classic, WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

How did the classics come to be? Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Chita Rivera try to explain their experience creating West Side Story in a recent piece in the Guardian. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the EngemanPhoto Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Starring Michele Ragusa, at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents GYPSY, running now through October 29, 2017, starring Michele Ragusa as Rose and Austen Danielle Bohmer as Louise. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night Engeman Theater's GYPSY celebrated opening and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY Takes Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater NorthportPhoto Coverage: The Cast of GYPSY Takes Opening Night Bows at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 17, 2017

Last night the cast of Engeman Theater's GYPSY took their opening night bows and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment! Check out the photos below. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Dances Into Marina Bay SandsWEST SIDE STORY Dances Into Marina Bay Sands
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

A boy. A girl. Two rival gangs. One fatal love affair. Described as 'Broadway's Greatest Dance Musical' by The Times, UK, the international award-winning production of WEST SIDE STORY is now electrifying Singapore audiences at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands for a strictly limited season beginning 13 September until the 30th. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Look At GYPSY At The Engeman Theatre!VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Look At GYPSY At The Engeman Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Get a behind the scenes look at GYPSY, playing at the John W. Engeman Theatre on Long Island through October 29! (more...)

Original WEST SIDE STORY Stars Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence and More Will Reunite for Dancers Over 40 Event 'COOL!'Original WEST SIDE STORY Stars Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence and More Will Reunite for Dancers Over 40 Event 'COOL!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Sixty years ago this month, West Side Story opened on Broadway to become one of the best-loved musicals of all time. To celebrate this historic event, Dancers Over 40 will assemble a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime panel of original cast members nearly to the day of their 1957 debut. (more...)

TheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVESTheaterWorks Opens 32nd Season with THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, (more...)

Rev. Mary And Granny's Blue-mers Return in ONE HOUR MAMARev. Mary And Granny's Blue-mers Return in ONE HOUR MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Rev. Mary [Micari] a specialist of dirty blues and vintage songs with a filthy flair is back again to bring you even more raucous, rowdy, bawdy blues, plus early rock and cabaret songs that will have you blushing more than anything out there today! Back-in-the-day, censorship made singers and songwriters work hard to hammer out sexy lyrics but under the cloak of double-entendres & clever turns-of-phrase. Rev. Mary brings these songs back to life with a theatrical flair as she honors the women who wrote them. Prepare for wild time and the hottest history lesson in ... well ... history! (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Presents Award-Winning Comedian Robert Wuhl One Night OnlyPenguin Rep Theatre Presents Award-Winning Comedian Robert Wuhl One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Robert Wuhl, the award-winning actor, comedian and writer, in his latest work, Shistory Happens!, for one performance only, Saturday, September 23 at SUNY Rockland Community College's 500-seat Cultural Arts Theatre in Suffern, New York. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric StageBWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 7, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has hit the trifecta with their season opener GYPSY, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, music directed by Dan Rodriguez, and raised to the rafters by Leigh Barrett's forceful Mama Rose. This is one for the ages. (more...)

York Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award GalaYork Theatre Company To Honor Harvey Schmidt And Tom Jones At 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. (more...)

Tony-Nominee Alison Fraser to Star in SQUEAMISH Off-BroadwayTony-Nominee Alison Fraser to Star in SQUEAMISH Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

All For One Theater (AFO), the company that last produced My Name is Gideon, continues its legacy of producing acclaimed solo works with its upcoming production of Aaron Mark's SQUEAMISH starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, First Daughter Suite). (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to 'The Birds,' and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's 'The Cradle Will Rock.' Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Atlas Circus' Lucky Delights Audiences at Dixon PlaceBWW REVIEW: Atlas Circus' Lucky Delights Audiences at Dixon Place
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 24, 2017

LUCKY, the latest production by Atlas Circus, follows the life of a young man in 20th-century New York City, as he tries to find his literal and figurative center. Created and directed by Tommy McCarthy, a graduate of Muhlenberg College with 14 years of dance training (at the Joffrey and Boston Ballet, as well as Muhlenberg), the show consists of eleven comic vignettes. Two of the performers (Evans and Avery Deutsch), along with much of the crew, are Muhlenberg alumni, which may explain the palpable camaderie among Atlas Circus members. Leo Abel graduated from Ivaldo Bertazzo's school of dance and acting and worked in experimental theater for ten years, fusing dance, circus, singing, and puppetry. Russel Norris (who has appeared at Theater for the New City, Stairwell Theater, Brave New World Rep, among others) rounds out the talented cast. (more...)

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