Christopher Durang News

 

Christopher Durang News

Date of Birth: January 02, 1949 (68)
Birth Place: Montclair, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
Lori Fischer's New Play PETIE to Open Theatre East's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!Lori Fischer's New Play PETIE to Open Theatre East's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre East announces its 2017-2018 Season. The season will open with Lori Fischer's new play, Petie. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K GrantThe Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

Panic! Productions to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEPanic! Productions to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Panic! Productions launches its new season with Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' September 9 through 24, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater WorksGYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre DirectorDouglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August.  (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Susan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York PremiereSusan Miller's 20TH CENTURY BLUES Gets New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price are pleased to announce the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast). Two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say, Anna in the Tropics) will direct the 10-week limited engagement beginning November 12 with performances through January 28 and an official opening night set for November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYPlaywrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on BroadwayBreaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Season Directed By All WomenOpen Book Theatre Season Directed By All Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Open Book Theatre Company is helmed by Grosse Ile resident Krista Schafer Ewbank.  "I've always been aware of the lack of roles, both onstage and off, for women.  There are far more women at auditions and vying for jobs, but theatre is often still a man's world."  According to a recent study by Wellesly Centers for Women less than 27% of theatres have women in the artistic director role.   A 2015 study by the Dramatists Guild found that 78% of plays produced were written by men.  "I always look for plays that feature strong roles for women. It's harder than you might think with so many plays being written by men. I think we've found a really good balance." (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This SummerGYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

Lisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHALLisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's latest podcast: Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's 1986 short play, A Betrothal, featuring Lisa Emery (Broadway's Casa Valentina) and Frank Wood (Tony Award winner for Broadway's Side Man). (more...)

Nashville Repertory Theatre Seeks New PlaywrightsNashville Repertory Theatre Seeks New Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for the nationally recognized Ingram New Works Lab through July 24, 2017. (more...)

Cockpit In Court Spices It Up With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKECockpit In Court Spices It Up With VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

It's all about family dynamics in Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Play - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - in the Cabaret stage at CCBC Essex from July 22 through Aug. 6. (more...)

BWW Feature: Check Out the Studio Theater in LindenhurstBWW Feature: Check Out the Studio Theater in Lindenhurst
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 3, 2017

If you have not heard about The Studio Theater in Lindenhurst, NY, then you must check it out; it truly is a hidden gem. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Roundabout Theatre's MARVIN'S ROOM- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Roundabout Theatre's MARVIN'S ROOM- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, opening officially tonight, June 29, 2017. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second StageMercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

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