Horton Foote News

Date of Birth: March 14, 1916 (101)
Birth Place: Wharton, TX, USA
Gender: Male
SAINT JOAN, Starring Condola Rashad, Will Bring Religious Icon to Broadway This SpringSAINT JOAN, Starring Condola Rashad, Will Bring Religious Icon to Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club will produce a new Broadway production of Saint Joan, written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, Proof), starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2, 'Billions'). (more...)

Executive Director Erika Mallin to Step Down After 10 Years at Signature TheatreExecutive Director Erika Mallin to Step Down After 10 Years at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Signature Theatre Board Chairman Edward Norton and incoming Board President Nina Matis announced today that Executive Director Erika Mallin will step down from the company after 10 years to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on BroadwayCast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE ITGreenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present USE IT OR LOSE IT: An Evening of Short Plays About Your Rights, original works inspired by contemporary and historic legal battles the ACLU has fought on behalf of Americans' rights and freedoms (more...)

Conversation-Starting Play BOY Set for Theatrical Outfit This FallConversation-Starting Play BOY Set for Theatrical Outfit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

This fall, Theatrical Outfit stages the Southeast premiere of Boy, a recent Off-Broadway hit play by Anna Ziegler inspired by a true story of gender reassignment, featuring Tom Key, Theatrical Outfit's Artistic Director, and Clifton Guterman, Theatrical Outfit's Associate Artistic Director, with direction by Melissa Foulger. (more...)

Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that acclaimed actress and Broadway vet Novella Nelson died on Friday, September 1st at the age of 77.  (more...)

Lee Foster to Step Down as Managing Director at Theatrical OutfitLee Foster to Step Down as Managing Director at Theatrical Outfit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Following three successful years at Theatrical Outfit, Lee Foster will relinquish her duties as Managing Director, effective October 31, 2017. (more...)

Lea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 GalaLea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Gala will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360º (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriting team of Ragtime, Once on This Island, and Anastasia (Artistic Honorees); Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen, producers of In Transit on Broadway (Producer Honorees); and Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano of The Excel Group and MIC Floor Covering, LLC (Corporate Honorees). (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...)

Lewis Black, Arianna Huffington and More Headline Talkback Series for DISCORD at Primary StagesLewis Black, Arianna Huffington and More Headline Talkback Series for DISCORD at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the lineup of guests for talkbacks that will happen after select shows of their first production of the 2017/18 season, the New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

THE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory TheatreTHE HOME PLACE Finds Full Cast at Irish Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for the New York Premiere of Brian Friel's THE HOME PLACE. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLEGreenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) and Artistic Director Jacob Harvey are pleased to announce the formation of the new MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country's most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theatre-makers. The ensemble will be in residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center and will create new works for its stages. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Greenhouse will present one play per season by MC-10 member playwrights, eventually expanding to two MC-10 productions per season. These world and regional premieres aim to expand the scope, diversity and visibility of work happening at the Greenhouse and underscore the institution's commitment to creating new vital works for the American theatrical canon. (more...)

DBA Studio Announces BLACKBIRD at THE MET 9/8DBA Studio Announces BLACKBIRD at THE MET 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

DBA STUDIO is thrilled to have its acclaimed studio director Don Bloomfield, at the helm of the masterful, award-winning and intense production of "BLACKBIRD" by David Harrower.  The emotionally raw drama will open at The MET Theatre, September 8th, 2017. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This FallBetty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13SCTC Adds David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD to Season 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The South Camden Theatre Company Board of Directors made some changes to the times we produce our seasons. Season 13, Celebrating Women Playwrights now opens in February, 2018 instead of September 2017. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 SeasonPrimary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortActing Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Alex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre LabAlex Brightman, Annie Golden, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kate Wetherhead Among Acting Company, Advisors for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. (more...)

Circle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORDCircle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire's new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. (more...)

BWW Review: NIGHT SEASONS Embraces the Charmingly Quotidian at Quotidian Theatre CompanyBWW Review: NIGHT SEASONS Embraces the Charmingly Quotidian at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Evann Normandin - Jul 16, 2017

Horton Foote's NIGHT SEASONS, directed by Jack Sbarbori at the Quotidian Theatre Company, examines the nature of a life defined by money and greed, and the notion that perhaps living is the greatest punishment of all. Foote, best known for his 1962 screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird, delivers a quiet critique of capitalist culture and asks us to consider what "home" means. NIGHT SEASONS places us in Harrison Texas, 1963 on Josie Weems' (Jane Squier Bruns) 93rd birthday, though the play deals in flashbacks and the setting easily slips back and forth through 1923-1963 and the years in between. Josie Weems (Jane Squier Bruns) is the manipulative glue that holds the rambling Weems family together by subtly managing finances and allowing and prohibiting marriages at her discretion. (more...)

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