Harriet Harris News

Date of Birth: January 08, 1955 (62)
Birth Place: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Renown Actress of the Screen and Stage, Harriet Harris, On Arsenic and Old Lace and Letting Yourself LaughBWW Interview: Renown Actress of the Screen and Stage, Harriet Harris, On Arsenic and Old Lace and Letting Yourself Laugh
by Courtney Savoia - Aug 15, 2017

Renown actress of the screen and stage, Harriet Harris (Tony Award; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Bebe Glazer on the hit show, Frasier) joins Berkshire Theatre Group this summer in the classic Joseph Kesselring's play, Arsenic and Old Lace. A play that has gone down in history for its dark humor, Arsenic and Old Lace revolves around the crazy lives of the Brewster family. Harris plays one half of a dynamic sister duo, Abby Brewster, who believes that they are doing the population of lonely, old gentleman a service by offering them their arsenic-laced wine. These twisted acts of charity are just one example of the casual nature that the play presents when it comes to death and other taboo subjects that give audience members permission to laugh at its absurd nature. (more...)

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 SeasonTwo Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 SeasonTheatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin Visits Harriet Harris and the Cast of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at BTGPhoto Flash: Kate Baldwin Visits Harriet Harris and the Cast of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at BTG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Last night, Kate Baldwin attended Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Arsenic and Old Lace starring Harriet Harris (Tony winner for Thoroughly Modern Millie). Scroll down for a photo of her with the cast and artistic director Kate Maguire!  (more...)

FALSETTOS & More Coming to BroadwayHD In August!FALSETTOS & More Coming to BroadwayHD In August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

What's coming this month to Broadway HD? New selections are coming to Broadway's favorite streaming service in August! (more...)

CHESS, A NEW BRAIN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Highlight The Gallery Players' Season 51CHESS, A NEW BRAIN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Highlight The Gallery Players' Season 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

 Gallery Players launches into their second half-century as they announce an exciting 51st Season of Fun and Games. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- It Shoulda Been YouEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- It Shoulda Been You
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Room 29 Theatre about bringing It Shoulda Been You to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Starring Harriet Harris and Mia Dillon, Begins This Month in the BerkshiresARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Starring Harriet Harris and Mia Dillon, Begins This Month in the Berkshires
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents celebrated playwright Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace. Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDENPhoto Coverage: Angela Lansbury & Cast Take Bows in Acting Company's THE CHALK GARDEN
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 20, 2017

Just last night, the Acting Company held a one-night-only benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. Completing the cast were Tedra Millan (Present Laughter, The Wolves) as Laurel, Patricia Conolly (The Front Page), Michele Tauber (Mint Theatre's The Charity That Began at Home), Holly Villaire (Scapino), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as Miss Madrigal, Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as the Judge, David Lansbury (War Horse) as Maitland and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Olivia. (more...)

Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME PodcastSam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's 50th podcast: acclaimed actors Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson starring in Kate T. Billingsley 's A Man of His Time, directed by Estelle Parsons. A Man of His Time is now available for streaming and download along with Playing on Air's entire archive. (more...)

Casting Complete for Angela Lansbury-Led THE CHALK GARDEN Benefit ReadingCasting Complete for Angela Lansbury-Led THE CHALK GARDEN Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Final casting has been confirmed for The Acting Company's benefit reading of British drama The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, starring Angela Lansbury. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 19 at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, presented by The Acting Company in association with Andrew Bryan and Opus Blue Productions. (more...)

Angela Lansbury's Nephew, David Lansbury, Will Join Her in THE CHALK GARDEN ReadingAngela Lansbury's Nephew, David Lansbury, Will Join Her in THE CHALK GARDEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Additional principal casting has been confirmed for the Angela Lansbury-helmed reading of Enid Bagnold's British drama The Chalk Garden, a benefit for The Acting Company to be held for one night only, Monday, June 19, at 7 PM, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET and More Attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Yesterday, May 19, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this year's Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. BroadwayWorld is bringing you even more snapshots from the event, check them out below! (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

LADY TATTOO to Close Out The Acting Company's 2016-17 Salon SeriesLADY TATTOO to Close Out The Acting Company's 2016-17 Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Acting Company will conclude its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Meg Miroshnik's Lady Tattoo, a compelling new play about the subversive trend of wealthy American women embracing tattoo artistry at the turn of the 20th century. Lady Tattoo explores the human need for the power and control that secrets offer.  (more...)

Rebecca Gilman's Ibsen Reinvention DOLLHOUSE Set for The Acting Company's Salon SeriesRebecca Gilman's Ibsen Reinvention DOLLHOUSE Set for The Acting Company's Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Acting Company will continue its 2016-2017 John McDonald Salon Series with Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse, a contemporary Ibsen reinvention of A Doll's House set in modern-day Chicago, on Monday, April 24th at 7 PM at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St. between 10th and 11th Aves., New York, NY.  (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer SeasonGraham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This SummerAngela Lansbury to Lead Benefit Reading of THE CHALK GARDEN This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Angela Lansbury will appear in The Chalk Garden, after all! (more...)

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