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Interview: Director Leigh Silverman's Always SEARCHING FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UN Photo Interview: Director Leigh Silverman's Always SEARCHING FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE & Beyond
by Gil Kaan - Oct 6, 2022

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner’s re-imagined The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe has opened at the Mark Taper Forum to audience and critics’ raves. Leigh Silverman directs this one-woman show starring Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong. I got to chat with Leigh while she was making her way home amidst the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets.

BWW Review: THE CHRONICLES OF BEEBO BRINKER at Desert Ensemble Theater Photo BWW Review: THE CHRONICLES OF BEEBO BRINKER at Desert Ensemble Theater
by Kay Kudukis - Dec 15, 2021

Pulp fiction got its name from the low-quality, pulpy paper the stories were printed on, not the content. However, 'pulp' became synonymous with trashy, back alley reading punctuated with cheap sensationalist thrills, fast-paced plot lines and bad writing. Tell that last bit to John Lange (aka Michael Crichton), Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Dashiell Hammett (The Thin Man, and Sam Spade) who have all had off-shoot careers in pulp.

Desert Ensemble Theatre Announces 11th Season and New Home at Palm Springs Cultural C Photo Desert Ensemble Theatre Announces 11th Season and New Home at Palm Springs Cultural Center
by Stephi Wild - Jul 4, 2021

Learn more about the full season here, which includes The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Artificial Morality, Salty, and All This Intimacy.

New York Theatre Workshop Announces Retirement of Associate Artistic Director Linda S Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces Retirement of Associate Artistic Director Linda S. Chapman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Associate Artistic Director Linda S. Chapman will retire at the end of the year following 25 years with the company. Chapman joined the company in 1995 and has served as an instrumental curator, advocate and collaborator.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Projects for 2018 DNA New Work Series Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Projects for 2018 DNA New Work Series
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back for a sixth year its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a weekend of readings of new works, taking place March 22 - 25, 2018 in the Playhouse's Rao and Padma Makeneni Play Development Center. Tickets for the DNA New Work Series are free but reservations are required by calling (858) 550-1010 or visiting LaJollaPlayhouse.org.

Third U.S. Delegation Travels to 2017 Santiago a Mil Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), is organizing its third delegation to the Santiago a Mil Festival from January 17-22, 2017.

Full Cast Set for Midtown Direct Rep's Staged Reading of BLINK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of BLINK, written by Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Mark Armstrong.

MDR to Host Staged Reading of Kate Moira Ryan's BLINK
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016

?Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of BLINK, written by Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Mark Armstrong. The staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the SOPAC box office, www.sopacnow.org, or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here.

BWW Reviews: THE BEEBO BRINKER CHORNICLES - Fun, Humorous, and Thought-Provoking Pulp Inspired Play
by David Clarke - Nov 9, 2012

Ann Bannon, a puesdonym for Ann Weldy, wrote six lesbian themed pulp novels from 1957 to 1962. These novels are collectively known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, and have experienced several renaissances of rediscovery. The most recent was when Cleis Press rereleased the series from 2001 to 2003 with newly penned autobiographical forwards. The Hourglass Group presented the World Premiere of Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman's play adaptation of the series in 2007. The writers used material from the second, third, and fourth novels (I Am a Woman, Women in the Shadows, and Journey to a Woman) to construct their narrative. THE BEEBO BRINKER CHONICLES found success both Off-Off-Broadway and Off-Broadway, and was awarded the GLAAD Media Award for "fair, accurate, and inclusive" character portrayals of gay and lesbian people.

Photo Preview: Cast Set For BASS FOR PICASSO, Rehearsals Begin
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 15, 2010

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway company known for its productions that integrate able-bodied actors with artists with disabilities, presents the world premiere of Kate Moira Ryan's BASS FOR PICASSO -- a new play about five New Yorkers, including a physically disabled food writer for The New York Times, whose secrets are exposed during a memorable dinner party -- with previews to begin April 17 prior to its official press opening May 2 at Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Ike Schambelan directs.

Brava Theater Center Offers A Chance To Meet Ann Bannon
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 25, 2010

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles opens Friday, February 26. AND YOU CAN MEET ANN BANNON!

Brava Presents THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, One Day Left To Purchase Discount Tickets
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 15, 2010

Long anticipated Regional Premiere of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles will open at Brava! for Women in the Arts on February 26, 2010.

League of Professional Theatre Women Announces New Officers
by Charlie Piane - Jul 3, 2009

The League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to announce its new slate of officers. These women will serve as leaders of the League for a two-year term, from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2011.

GLAAD Winner Beebo Brinker To Close On 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2008

BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, the 2008 GLAAD Media Award-winning stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's groundbreaking pulp novels, will end its limited engagement run as scheduled on April 27. It is written by Kate Moira Ryan (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, 2007 GLAAD Media Award Winner for Best Play) and Linda S. Chapman (Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Well).

'Beebo Brinker' Closes 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2008

Beebo Brinker Chronicles, the 2008 GLAAD Media Award-winning stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's groundbreaking pulp novels, will end its limited engagement run as scheduled on April 27. It is written by Kate Moira Ryan (25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, 2007 GLAAD Media Award Winner for Best Play) and Linda S. Chapman (Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Well). As of closing, it will have played 17 previews and 63 regular performances at 37 Arts theater in Manhattan.

Xanthe Elbrick Joins Cast of 'Beebo Brinker'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2008

Xanthe Elbrick, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee and winner of Theatre World Award winner for Coram Boy, will join the cast of the 2008 GLAAD Media Award winner BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES on Tuesday, March 25th.

Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner Join Producing Team of 'Beebo Brinker'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2008

Tony Award winner Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have joined the producing team of Off-Broadway's Beebo Brinker Chronicles. This stage adaptation of Ann Bannon's groundbreaking, award-winning pulp novels of the 1950s begins previews February 19 at 37 Arts.

'Beebo Brinker Chronicles' Launches Off-Bway at 37 Arts on Feb.19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2008

This fall's critically acclaimed production of Beebo Brinker Chronicles will play a 10 week limited engagement Off-Broadway run beginning February 19 at 37 Arts.

'Beebo Brinker' Extends Run to Oct.28, to Transfer Off-Bway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2007

Hourglass Group in association with Piece by Piece Productions has announced the transfer of their acclaimed production of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles to an Off-Broadway contract. Performances will now run through October 28 at The Fourth Street Theatre.

'Beebo Brinker' Sells-Out Entire Run, Off-Bway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2007

Hourglass Group has sold out the entire run of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles at The Fourth Street Theatre.

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