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Also Credited As: Harriet Elizabeth Abrams
 
Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1916
Date Of Death:
March 11, 2002 (85)
Birth Place:
Omaha, NE, USA
 
Date of Birth: June 23, 1916
Date of Death: March 11, 2002 (85)

Birth Place: Omaha, NE, USA
Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD Will Be Performed Outdoors at Franklin D. Roosevelt F Photo Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD Will Be Performed Outdoors at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

Thornton Wilder's rarely performed play, The Alcestiad, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 1955, directed by Tyrone Guthrie, and is inspired by Euripides Greek tragedy Alcestis. Wilder's third-act imagines a world after Alcestis returns from the land of the dead; her kingdom is overthrown by a tyrant and is ravaged by a plague.

BWW Interview: Austin Pendleton of LIFE, LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? on Metropolit Photo BWW Interview: Austin Pendleton of LIFE, LOVE, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE? on MetropolitanZoom
by Stephen Mosher - May 4, 2021

It's time to try a new form of acting, and that's what Austin Pendleton is all about. On May 6th he will join the MetropolitanZoom family as he and Barbara Bleier perform their first ever virtual cabaret! Not to be missed.

BWW CD Review: With COME TOGETHER, Cool Carole J. Bufford Rocks, Rolls and Reels You  Photo BWW CD Review: With COME TOGETHER, Cool Carole J. Bufford Rocks, Rolls and Reels You In
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 25, 2021

The stylish crooner of classics from The Great American Songbook, traded in her slingbacks for a mini-skirt and all the groovin' tunes that goes with the look, and you know what? She wears it well.

Magis Theatre to Host Special Launch Party Entitled THE HEALING SUN Photo Magis Theatre to Host Special Launch Party Entitled THE HEALING SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2020

In honor of its original opening night of The Alcestiad, Magis Theatre will host a Solstice launch party event entitled 'The Healing Sun,' for its new interactive website that focuses on this timely and powerful play.

Magis Theatre Company Reschedules Production of THE ALCESTIAD to June 2021 Photo Magis Theatre Company Reschedules Production of THE ALCESTIAD to June 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2020

The Magis Theatre Company will postpone their previously announced production of Thornton Wilder's The Alcestiad- A play in three acts with a satyr play: The Drunken Sisters. Originally scheduled to run this June, it will be presented next June 2021 (exact dates TBA).

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Lost in Yonkers!

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Anton Chekhov Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Anton Chekhov
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill. Today's play, Long Day's Journey into Night!

Magis Theatre Company To Present Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD This Summer Photo Magis Theatre Company To Present Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2020

The Magis Theatre Company will present Thornton Wilder's rarely performed play, The Alcestiad- A play in three acts with a satyr play: The Drunken Sisters, directed by George Drance. Scheduled to begin its limited run on June 20 through June 28, 2020, at Roosevelt Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park. 

Magis Theatre Company to Present Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD This Summer Photo Magis Theatre Company to Present Thornton Wilder's THE ALCESTIAD This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2020

The Magis Theatre Company will present Thornton Wilder's rarely performed play, The Alcestiad- A play in three acts with a satyr play: The Drunken Sisters, directed by George Drance. Scheduled to begin its limited run on June 20 through June 28, 2020, at Roosevelt Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park.

Renaissance Theaterworks' Presents HAPPY DAYS, By Samuel Beckett Photo Renaissance Theaterworks' Presents HAPPY DAYS, By Samuel Beckett
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2019

Renaissance Theaterworks will continue its 27th season of a?oeTransformationa?? with Samuel Beckett's 1961's modern masterpiece, HAPPY DAYS. Through Winnie and her relationship with husband Willie, the play explores a world that appears to consist of pointless or misunderstood communication, that seems to lack purpose and direction, and yet, reminds us that in the midst of despair, we survive, find inner strength, and continue to look for hope and salvation.

T. Fellowship Announces New Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow Rachel Sussman Photo T. Fellowship Announces New Geraldine Stutz T. Fellow Rachel Sussman
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Rachel Sussman, the seventh fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers. The fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000 with a $20,000 budget for the development of a new theatrical production, and will have access to courses in Columbia's MFA Theatre Management & Producing Program.

Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING Photo Huntington Announces Casting For MAN IN THE RING
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

The colorful and complex true story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith is told in Man in the Ring, a new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, directed by Michael Greif, and presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from Nov. 16 to Dec. 22, 2018 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Imbued with the warmth of Griffith's character and the joyful music of his childhood home, Man in the Ring chronicles Griffith's sweeping life story, from his humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands to his passionate love affairs and the tragedy that changed his life.

Legendary Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91 Photo Legendary Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91
by Robert Diamond - Aug 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. 

Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN Photo Susan Angelo Directs Members of the Geer Family in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018

 A mystery of hidden pasts, lost loves and false identities in a world where living things cannot grow. Members of the Geer family star in a revival ofThe Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold, a unique comedy that blends witty humor with insightful truths. Susan Angelo directs Bagnold's captivating psychological chamber piece for a June 30 opening at Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater in Topanga.

THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE To Open Off Broadway This July Photo THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE To Open Off Broadway This July
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018

Perry Street Theatricals and Jonathan Demar in association with Frederick M. Zollo and Diane Procter are thrilled to announce that The Saintliness of Margery Kempe by John Wulp, will begin performances on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at New York City's The Duke on 42nd Street (located on 229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). The Saintliness of Margery Kempe will hold its opening night on Thursday, July 12.

Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts Photo Allison Bressi Awarded 2017 T. Fellowship from Columbia University School of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Allison Bressi, the sixth fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers.

BWW Feature: The Unique and Sordid History of Broadway's Hudson Theatre
by Rachael Ellis - Feb 23, 2017

The Hudson Theatre, over its long history, has put the spotlight on some of the best in the business including Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Ethel Barrymore, Judith Anderson and many more! Now, Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal are taking the stage in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George. But the venue has gone through quite the journey over the last 114 years.

Perpetual Students: A Historic Look at Chekov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2016

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin-and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure captures a people-and a world-in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era.

BREAKING BARD Series Celebrates Shakespeare on Film at MoMA, Starting Today
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Four hundred years after the death of William Shakespeare, The Museum of Modern Art will screen 21 films based on his iconic writings in Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, today, October 12, through October 24 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell.

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