Ira Levin News

 
Date Of Birth:
August 27, 1929
Date Of Death:
November 12, 2007 (78)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
 
Date of Birth: August 27, 1929
Date of Death: November 12, 2007 (78)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Broadway Composer Milton Schafer Has Passed Away Broadway Composer Milton Schafer Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

BroadwayWorld has learned that composer Milton Schafer has passed away. (more...)

Village Theatre Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season Village Theatre Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

Village Theatre has announced its 2020-2021 Season which is filled with a compelling collection of shows that will combine to create an incredible year of theatre. The lineup includes: Mamma Mia!, a dazzling musical triumph filled to the brim with hit ABBA songs; Hello, Dolly!, the universally acclaimed smash hit; Deathtrap, a deliciously shocking comedy thriller; Making Tracks, a powerful musical about the Asian-American experience; and Ain't Misbehavin', a delightful and energizing revue featuring the music of Fats Waller. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

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MIDWIVES Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today At George Street Playhouse MIDWIVES Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today At George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The production officially opened January 24th to unanimous rave reviews led by Broadway World which hailed it as a?oeengrossing and unforgettable!a?? Chris Bohjalian's book, which has sold more than two million copies since its publication, was an early selection of Oprah's Book Club and its 2001 film adaptation starred Sissy Spacek. (more...)

'Midwives' is the Official Book Club Selection at George Street Playhouse 'Midwives' is the Official Book Club Selection at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Chris Bohjahlian's first bestseller MIDWIVES was selected by Oprah Winfrey as one of the earliest entries to her book club upon the novel's publication in 1998. So it's a natural fit as this season's book club selection at George Street Playhouse. (more...)

MIDWIVES Begins Performances Tonight at George Street Playhouse MIDWIVES Begins Performances Tonight at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES is set to kick off 2020 in George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Performances begin tonight (Tuesday) at 8 pm, with the official Opening Night this Friday, January 24th. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Avon Players Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat! BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Avon Players Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat!
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - Jan 19, 2020

Avon Players' production of Deathrap by Ira Levin, running now through February 1st at Avon Players in Rochester Hills, is a suspenseful thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! Living a seemingly comfortable life in his charming Connecticut home, playwright Sydney Bruhl is struggling to overcome a string of failures that have left him hurting for money.  However, he quickly realizes his luck may be turning around when he receives a script in the mail from Clifford Anderson, a former student.  Greed instantly overcomes Sydney upon reviewing the script and realizing that it will be a sure-fired hit. Sydney offers to collaborate with the young writer, but the plan he has devised with his wife Myra is far more devilish.  The audience is taken on a rollercoaster of suspense and anxiety as the events of this play unfold. This isn't your usual night out at the theatre. (more...)

Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian Will Host Post-Performance Talkbacks At MIDWIVES Next Week Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian Will Host Post-Performance Talkbacks At MIDWIVES Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES is set to kick off 2020 in George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Performances begin January 21st, with the official Opening Night set for January 24th. The author will be hosting three very special post-performance talkbacks immediately following next week's previews on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. (more...)

MIDWIVES Comes to the George Street Playhouse MIDWIVES Comes to the George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES is set to kick off 2020 in George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Performances begin January 21st. (more...)

Avon Players Present DEATHTRAP Avon Players Present DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020

Greed and desperation lead to a sinister plot in Avon Players' surprise-filled thriller Deathtrap, running January 17-February 1. (more...)

Granite Theatre Announces 2020 Season Granite Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2019

The Renaissance City Theatre, Inc. (RCTI) announces the exciting and new 20th Season of the Granite Theatre. Southern Rhode Island's only year-round theatre is within walking distance of some of the region's finest dining as well as a beautiful stretch of beaches and popular resorts. The Theatre is in a beautifully refurbished Greek Revival building located in the heart of historic downtown Westerly. Jude Pescatello will serve as interim Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATHTRAP Brings Thrills and Chills to Sacramento Theatre Company BWW Review: DEATHTRAP Brings Thrills and Chills to Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Nov 12, 2019

Deathtrap, the longest-running comedy/thriller on Broadway, brings tantalizing twists and shocking turns to Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) this month. This 1978 play-within-a-play by Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives) was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Directed by STC's Executive Producing Director, Michael Laun, Deathtrap is a deliciously suspenseful whodunit and being entertained in the cozy Pollock Theatre is a perfect way to spend a chilly fall evening. (more...)

BWW Review: The Nonstop Twists and Turns in Garden Theatre's DEATHTRAP Are Both Trick and Treat BWW Review: The Nonstop Twists and Turns in Garden Theatre's DEATHTRAP Are Both Trick and Treat
by Aaron Wallace - Oct 14, 2019

DEATHTRAP gets off to a slow start, but by Scene Two - when the third of five characters enters the action - it's off to a fast-paced saga of twists, turns, and fatalities... Hilarity and homicide ensue, but in ways you won't see coming, with so many plot twists and misdirects that even an audience with ESP might gasp, as the Garden's sold-out house did all night long. Well, most of the theater... (more...)

Photo Flash: Garden Theatre Presents Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP Photo Flash: Garden Theatre Presents Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

What would you do to succeed? Ira Levin's comedy-thriller Deathtrap shows just how far a man will go to get back to the top. Directed by Katrina Ploof, Deathtrap will thrill audiences at Garden Theatre from October 11 - 27, 2019. (more...)

A PLAY ABOUT A PLANE CRASH Comes to Delaware Before Flying To New York A PLAY ABOUT A PLANE CRASH Comes to Delaware Before Flying To New York
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2019

The Delaware Theatre Company and 59E59 Theaters announce the east coast premiere of the play, ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE, written and directed by Josh Ravetch and starring two-time Emmy and five-time Golden Globe nominee, Stefanie Powers and four-time Golden Globe nominee, Harry Hamlin. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse VIDEO: Get A First Look At ONCE at Cape Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once. (more...)

Sara Esty, Jeffrey Schecter And More to Lead Cape Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE Sara Esty, Jeffrey Schecter And More to Lead Cape Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Princeton Summer Theater Surprises BWW Review: DEATHTRAP at Princeton Summer Theater Surprises
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jul 8, 2019

C. Luke Soucy steps into the role of 'washed-up thriller playwright' Sidney Bruhl confidently, exuding a deft connection with the wit, tempo, and maturity of the character. Abby Melick, as the eccentric and prophetic Helga Ten Dorp, is another PST regular, who once again shines with her comic timing and captivating connection to character. (more...)

DEATHTRAP Brings Twists to Princeton Summer Theater DEATHTRAP Brings Twists to Princeton Summer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

If one murder was all that stood between you and the reclamation of your former glory, what would you do? This is what Princeton Summer Theater's upcoming production of Deathtrap asks as washed-up thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl descends into murderous madness when a former student arrives on his doorstep with a surefire hit. The name of that play? Also Deathtrap, and also a two-act, five-character thriller that's much more than meets the eye. (more...)

Full Casting For Cape Playhouse's ONCE Directed By Hunter Foster Full Casting For Cape Playhouse's ONCE Directed By Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Rader and Executive Producer Joe Grandy, announce complete casting for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once. (more...)

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