Marsha Norman News

 
Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (71)

Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
Throughline Theatre Presents 'NIGHT, MOTHERThroughline Theatre Presents 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

'night, Mother was written in 1981 by playwright Marsha Norman and premiered at the American Repertory, before moving on to Broadway. The play has seen multiple revivals, was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Theater Sarah McPartland directs Throughline's production of the play, which will feature Samantha A. Camp and Bri Brownfield. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE, Curve LeicesterBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE, Curve Leicester
by Jenny Ell - Jul 9, 2019

Based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel and successive film in 1985, The Color Purple has enjoyed award-winning success, both for its original Broadway production in 2005 and then its revival in 2015. The show's first international production opened for a limited season in London in 2013 and in a co-production between Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome, The Color Purple is currently delighting Leicester audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at SOPAC this WeekendPhoto Flash: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at SOPAC this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019

American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother). (more...)

KCAT Announces Cast And Crew Of A DOLL'S HOUSEKCAT Announces Cast And Crew Of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," which will run from August 7 to August 25, 2019 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be adapted and directed by Darren Sextro, who recently directed "Skylight" and "My Old Lady" for Kansas City Actors Theatre. This production will feature Hillary Clemens, Todd Lanker, Christina Schafer, Tyler Alan Rowe, Brian Paulette, Carla Noack, Aria Smith, and Drew Squire. The production will also feature set design by Kelli Harrod, costumes by Sarah M. Oliver, lighting design by Shane Rowse, sound design by David Kiehl, properties design by Bill Christie, and technical direction by Kyle Dyck. (more...)

'NIGHT MOTHER Comes to Chapel Off Chapel'NIGHT MOTHER Comes to Chapel Off Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

'night, Mother by Marsha Norman on stage at Chapel off Chapel - The Loft Theatre from 6 to 7 August 2019. 'night, Mother is the turbulent tale of a mother-daughter relationship rejuvenated by the daughter's admission she will kill herself that evening. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London ShowsTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 26, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to riotous comedy, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

New Plays & Musicals Unveiled At TheatreWorks's NEW WORKS FESTIVALNew Plays & Musicals Unveiled At TheatreWorks's NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2019 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, and hear about the creative process in a "Meet the Artists" panel discussion. With multiple performances of each work, playwrights and composers are able to revise and refine their shows during the festival, allowing audiences to view the exciting evolution of brand new pieces of theatre. The popular festival runs August 9 - 18, 2019 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Festival passes ($65 general$49 season subscribers) and single event tickets ($20) can be purchased online at theatreworks.org or by calling (650) 463-1960. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 20 - Happy Birthday, Jason Robert Brown!VIDEO: On This Day, June 20 - Happy Birthday, Jason Robert Brown!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2019

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer, Jason Robert Brown! (more...)

Drury Lane Continues Season with THE COLOR PURPLE in SeptemberDrury Lane Continues Season with THE COLOR PURPLE in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Witness Celie's heroic journey at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The UK Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYFull Cast Announced For The UK Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley received the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank's generous support of the Creative Arts Awards. Watch the theatre accept the Tony Award. (more...)

3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - is pleased to announce 3Views on Theater, a new online journal aimed to expand and deepen theater journalism, writing in many voices about our community. 3Views will generate original content in three categories: Reviews, Interviews, and Purviews (articles submitted by theater artists including responses to reviews, original reviews, opinion pieces, and features). (more...)

American Theater Group's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY At SOPACAmerican Theater Group's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY At SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother). (more...)

Glenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly AwardsGlenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

The 10th Annual Lilly Awards, honoring women in the American theatre, took place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The event was hosted by Obie and Drama Desk winner, Mia Barron, and star of Broadway's Come From Away, Jenn Colella. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Daisy Eagan Attends Closing Performance of 3D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDENPhoto Coverage: Daisy Eagan Attends Closing Performance of 3D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Lily Lim - May 21, 2019

3-D Theatricals celebrates its 10th Anniversary season with a lavish new production of the Tony Award®-winning musical, The Secret Garden, directed by 3-D Theatricals' producer and artistic director T.J. Dawson. The Secret Garden, featuring music by Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, and book and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, will play a strictly limited engagement. Performances begin this Friday, May 3, and run through Sunday, May 19 only. Opening night is Saturday, May 4 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA). (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To New Orleans This FallTHE COLOR PURPLE Returns To New Orleans This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Producers announced today the 2019-2020 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.  The tour will visit more than 30 cities, including New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from Oct. 25-27, 2019. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Returns To New Orleans in OctoberTHE COLOR PURPLE Returns To New Orleans in October
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Producers announced today the 2019-2020 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. The tour will visit more than 30 cities, including New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from Oct. 25-27, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Fairfield Center StageBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - May 13, 2019

I believe that I can say with confidence that Fairfield Center Stage puts THE SECRET GARDEN on in such a manner that Broadway would never be able to compete with!  This show is a brilliant continuation of Fairfield Center Stage's consistent remarkable ability to bring familiar things to an audience in the best way we have ever seen!  Fairfield Center Stage goes that extra mile to bring fantasy production undertakings to reality that they successfully pull off.  On Friday, May 10, I had the pleasure of seeing the opening night performance at the Pequot Library in Fairfield, CT.  (more...)

Jenna Russell Leads Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYJenna Russell Leads Menier Chocolate Factory's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At 3-D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDENVIDEO: First Look At 3-D Theatricals' THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2019

3-D Theatricals celebrates its 10th Anniversary season with a lavish new production of the Tony Award®-winning musical, The Secret Garden, directed by 3-D Theatricals' producer and artistic director T.J. Dawson. The Secret Garden, featuring music by Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, and book and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, opened Saturday, May 4 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA). The production will play a strictly limited engagement through May 19 only. (more...)

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