Lucille Lortel News

Date of Death: April 04, 1999
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: First Look at Melissa Gilbert in World Premiere of IF ONLYPhoto Flash: First Look at Melissa Gilbert in World Premiere of IF ONLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances tonight, Saturday August 19th and continue through September 17th only, at the Cherry Lane Theater (38 Commerce Street, off Seventh Avenue, one block south of Bleecker Street).  The performance runs 80 minutes. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSICPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music will present its 15th concert collaboration with an eclectic array of artists performing original musical theatre songs at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. Those who attend A Little New Music will be some of the first to discover new pieces of musical theatre that could potentially become Broadway hits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The IridiumEllen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!Photo Flash: John Doyle Directs AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater Starring Ellen Burstyn, Andre De Shields, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced their take on AS YOU LIKE IT, by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, with original music by Stephen Schwartz, will run from August 8 - September 3. For tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 11 am - show time daily or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Will Adam Driver Make His Broadway Return in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?Will Adam Driver Make His Broadway Return in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported on rumors that, "Girls" and "Star Wars," star, Adam Driver, has expressed interest in starring in a revival of Lanford Wilson's play "Burn This." (more...)

HARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonHARRY CLARKE and THIS LAND WAS MADE Complete Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will be the first production of the 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The ArmoryFUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 SeasonWorks by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT World Premiere at Alley TheatreCast, Creatives Set for Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT World Premiere at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night. Commissioned by the Alley, Describe the Night premieres September 15 and runs through October 15 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for OSLO at National TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for OSLO at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of OSLO, begins performances at the National Theatre on 5 September (press nights 15, 16, 18 September) and later transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End (2 October - 30 December 2017).  (more...)

Fans Take to Social Media to Thank Ben Platt for His Performance as Evan HansenFans Take to Social Media to Thank Ben Platt for His Performance as Evan Hansen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

According to the New York Times reporter Michael Paulson, Ben Platt will say goodbye to Evan this Fall. The Tony winner will depart Dear Evan Hansen on November 19. A replacement for Platt has not yet been announced. (more...)

Alexandra Socha to Bring FINDING HOME to The Green Room 42Alexandra Socha to Bring FINDING HOME to The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Green Room 42 presents Alexandra Socha in Finding Home on September 15, 2017. Join us for an evening of story through song. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Platt Will Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN This FallTony Winner Ben Platt Will Depart DEAR EVAN HANSEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ben Platt will say goodbye to Evan this fall. The Tony winner will depart Dear Evan Hansen on November 19, 2017. A replacement for Platt has not yet been announced. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Family Take Over Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only Next MonthJoe Iconis and Family Take Over Barrington Stage Company for One Night Only Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

After many summers of blowing the roof off of Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, proudly presents Joe Iconis and Family TAKE OVER! on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Dito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLARDito van Reigersberg to Lead 1812 Productions' BUYER & CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret. (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...)

BWW Interview: Jay Johnson Brings EXCESS BAGGAGE to Group rep For One Night Only August 19BWW Interview: Jay Johnson Brings EXCESS BAGGAGE to Group rep For One Night Only August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Jay Johnson made his Broadway debut at the Helen Hayes Theatre starring in the show he both wrote and performed, "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only" which garnered him the 2007 Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event. Four months prior to the Broadway opening, the show played the Colony Theatre in Burbank and won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Solo Show. The previous season, the show had been produced Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company where it earned rave reviews and a coveted Lucille Lortel Award. Jay Johnson is a writer, comic, ventriloquist, poet, magician, and puppeteer. He has written and performed in TV specials for NBC, CBS, and HBO, and has hundreds of appearances on variety specials and talk shows including "The Tonight Show" (with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno) and "The David Letterman Show." He has been featured in more than 30 national commercials. Jay's acting credits include appearances on "CSI", "That 70's Show", "Dave's World", "Night Court" and others too numerous to mention. Jay Johnson is best remembered for his role as the schizophrenic ventriloquist Chuck and Bob' on the ABC classic TV comedy "Soap". (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

THE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway LineupTHE LION KING, COME FROM AWAY, WICKED and ALADDIN to Continue TDF's Autism-Friendly Broadway Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts which celebrates its 50th year of service in 2018, today announced their full seventh season of autism-friendly performances.  (more...)

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