Edward Albee News

Date of Birth: March 12, 1928 (89)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Alison Pill Joins Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf in THREE TALL WOMENAlison Pill Joins Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf in THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Alison Pill completes the powerhouse trio of actors at the center of the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women, which will play the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) next spring. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS, New Works Showcase Slated for Fall at Tangent Theatre CompanyCONSTELLATIONS, New Works Showcase Slated for Fall at Tangent Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tangent TheatreCompany announces their Fall line up - a main-stage production of the thought-provoking Constellations by Nick Payne, and a new works showcase of original plays by emerging playwrights. (more...)

PlayCo's U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Extends Through October 22PlayCo's U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Extends Through October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

In response to demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw, has extended the U.S. premiere of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, through October 22, 2017. (more...)

Angelina Fiordellisi Steps Down As Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre; New Co-Artistic Directors AnnouncedAngelina Fiordellisi Steps Down As Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre; New Co-Artistic Directors Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi will step down as Artistic Director of Cherry Lane, where she has been developing, producing and creating new programs for playwrights, and has been a driving force since she acquired the legendary Off-Broadway theatre 21 years ago. (more...)

The Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This WinterThe Mad Ones' MILES FOR MARY to Make Off-Broadway Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. (more...)

BWW Review: RHINOCEROS Challenges the Audience to Place a Spotlight on the Absurdity of Life Today at Con-ConBWW Review: RHINOCEROS Challenges the Audience to Place a Spotlight on the Absurdity of Life Today at Con-Con
by Roy Berko - Aug 27, 2017

Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Edward Albee are Theatre of the Absurd playwrights. Unlike modern-movement writers like Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and William Inge, who wrote realistic plays which included solutions to problems or resolved situations, the Absurdists based their plays on Existentialism, asking, 'Why do we exist?' but giving no answers. Their writings are full of questions to ponder and probe. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURERPlaywrights Horizons Opens 'LIVE for FIVE' Lottery for First Preview of THE TREASURER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Friday, August 25, for the LIVE for FIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the world premiere of The Treasurer, 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). (more...)

Sothebys Unveils the Collection of Edward AlbeeSothebys Unveils the Collection of Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Today Sotheby's unveils the full contents of The Collection of Edward Albee, which we are honored to offer in a dedicated auction in New York on 26 September 2017. (more...)

Rogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los AngelesRogue Machine Brings DAYTONA to Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Rogue Machine Opens the American Premiere of "DAYTONA" on 9/9 in Los Angeles Written by Oliver Cotton    Haunting and humorous, Daytona is a play with two love stories at its heart. Joe and Elli were childhood friends who survived the Holocaust. They found each other, after the war, and have been married almost 50 years now and living in New York. The couple created an active world for themselves to forget the past…until the day an unexpected visitor arrives, fracturing the relationship that took a lifetime to build. How do we forgive ourselves, and others, and live with the parts of our past that are better forgotten? (more...)

VIDEO: Kathleen Turner Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's AuctionVIDEO: Kathleen Turner Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In the video below, Kathleen Turner recalls her memories of Edward Albee ahead of Sotheby's September auction of his fine art collection, which will be sold to benefit his namesake foundation. (more...)

Caborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR to Premiere at Abrons Arts CenterCaborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR to Premiere at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Caborca's adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's ground-breaking novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. Running September 14 - October 1, this eerily relevant drama weaves Bolaño's memories of life (and death) under Pinochet's American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity. (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...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of IN REAL LIFEDarlinghurst Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of IN REAL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

With the already obsessive relationship we have with technology, mankind's most pressing existential crisis is already on our doorstep. (more...)

Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts CenterBroadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.     (more...)

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is AllowedFollowing Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate: (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup - Aug 20, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonHARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next MonthLUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th SeasonWorld Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Repertorio Español - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and literature worldwide. (more...)

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