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Marsha Norman News

Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (69)
Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
Gender: Female
Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic DirectorTUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's Sumptuously Sung THE SECRET GARDEN CaptivatesBWW Review: Towne Centre's Sumptuously Sung THE SECRET GARDEN Captivates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 13, 2017

Katharine Boettcher's glorious soprano is finally given the showcase it so richly deserves in the beautifully sung production of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, the oftentimes stirring and altogether bewitching story of a young orphaned girl forced to live with her mysterious uncle in his 'house upon the hill' overlooking the moors in Yorkshire in the early years of the 20th Century. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly HillFRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Red Branch Theatre CompanyCast Announced for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) continues its 2017 season entitled Mad About You with The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the production that will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from September 22 - October 14. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Set to Open at Towne Centre Theatre FridayTHE SECRET GARDEN Set to Open at Towne Centre Theatre Friday
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

The musical theater version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden opens this Friday night at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre in a new production directed by First Night Star Award winner Tim Larson. The Secret Garden features a book by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch "One Second and a Million Miles" from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott TheatreVIDEO: Watch "One Second and a Million Miles" from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Towne Centre Theatre Presents THE SECRET GARDENTowne Centre Theatre Presents THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The enchanting classic children's book, The Secret Garden, becomes a beautifully scored and staged live musical at Towne Centre Theatre in Brentwood, TN, with performances from August 11-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY  at Guild Hall, August 3-6, 2017BWW Previews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Guild Hall, August 3-6, 2017
by Paul Bolton - Jul 28, 2017

The story of Iowa's covered bridges takes a romantic turn with a musical version that transports audiences to rural life in 1965. What happens when a lost National Geographic photographer meets an Italian rural housewife? See the show and find out all the answers. (more...)

Meet the Composer and Orchestra of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYMeet the Composer and Orchestra of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

"The Bridges of Madison County" captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is a compelling, two-time Tony Award-winning musical now on stage at Peninsula Players through August 13.  "The Bridges of Madison County" is the touching story of Francesca, a lovely Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. She is looking forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 Indiana State Fair when ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens in those next four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. (more...)

Peninsula Players Hosts Pre-Show Seminar 'How Novels, Films Impact Tourism'Peninsula Players Hosts Pre-Show Seminar 'How Novels, Films Impact Tourism'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of the Tony Award-winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, will host a pre-show seminar Thursday, August 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. "The Bridges of Madison County"first captured the nation's attention in 1992 when Robert James Waller's novel became a best-seller, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The film was shot on location in Madison County, Iowa and six covered bridges were featured.  Nowhere else in the Midwest can so many covered bridges be found so closely grouped together, thus Madison County and the bridges have become a tourist destination. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players TheatreTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Circle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORDCircle Theatre Continues 36th Season with RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Let it be war. David Lindsay-Abaire's new high-stakes comedy, Ripcord, follows a seemingly harmless bet made between two residents of the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility. (more...)

The Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage SeasonThe Barn Players at the Arts Asylum Announce 2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to announce their 2018 season of award-winning shows, and their director selections who will helm each production. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre42nd Street Moon Assumes Lease of Newly-Renamed Gateway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced that it has assumed the lease (as of July 5, 2017) of the newly-renamed Gateway Theatre at 215 Jackson Street (the former home of the recently-shuttered Eureka Theatre Company). (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Co-Direct EVERYBODY as Part of Juilliard Drama's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Juilliard Drama, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2017-18 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 47 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting With Rising Star Caitlin Cohn About Tom Stoppard, THE SECRET GARDEN and Her Transition Into More 'Mature' RolesBWW Interview: Chatting With Rising Star Caitlin Cohn About Tom Stoppard, THE SECRET GARDEN and Her Transition Into More 'Mature' Roles
by Matthew Blank - Jul 9, 2017

We catch up with young actress Caitlin Cohn, known for her star turn in the Cincinnati Playhouse-Baltimore Center Stage revival of THE SECRET GARDEN. (more...)

BWW Feature: Check Out the Studio Theater in LindenhurstBWW Feature: Check Out the Studio Theater in Lindenhurst
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 3, 2017

If you have not heard about The Studio Theater in Lindenhurst, NY, then you must check it out; it truly is a hidden gem. (more...)

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