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BWW Review:  Lois Smith Brings Tenderness to Darkly Comic Dysfunctional Family Drama  Photo BWW Review: Lois Smith Brings Tenderness to Darkly Comic Dysfunctional Family Drama PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2018

The fact that Broadway hasn't seen fit to provide a role for Lois Smith in over twenty years can be regarded as one of the top arguments denouncing the popular assumption that Times Square is where you go to take in the best of New York theatre.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2018

The New Group celebrated Opening Night of Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances last night, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, Lois Smith and J. Smith-Cameron, in a world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 17 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

Photo Flash: First Look at The New Group's World Premiere of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The New Group's World Premiere of PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2018

The New Group proudly presents Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers, Lois Smith and J. Smith- Cameron, in a world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. Check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of The New Group's PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Company of The New Group's PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES
by Nicole Ciravolo - Apr 12, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers and J. Smith-Cameronjoining, as previously announced, Lois Smith in this world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer. This production includes Scenic Design by Dane Laffrey, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau and Sound Design by Daniel Kluger. Previews begin May 8 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Wednesday, May 23. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 17 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).

The New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCES Photo The New Group Announces Full Cast & Creative Team For PEACE FOR MAY FRANCES
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2018

The New Group has announced full casting and creative team for Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances, with Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Natalie Gold, Mia Katigbak, Paul Lazar, Brian Miskell, Melle Powers and J. Smith-Cameron joining, as previously announced, Lois Smith in this world premiere production directed by Lila Neugebauer.

HAMILTON's Jasmine Cephas Jones and More Sign on for Opening Act Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Opening Act, which for more than a decade has provided free after-school theater programming to New York City's most underserved public high schools, announced today that Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), and Tom Pelphrey (Iron Fist), have joined the cast of Opening Act's 11th Annual Benefit Play Reading at New World Stages on April 25th, 2017.

STRUAN Gets Staged Reading at NYU Tisch
by Nora Dominick - Aug 1, 2016

Medea Gets 21st Century Adaptation with a Twist in Struan  In Struan, Scottish playwright JD Stewart gives the classic Greek tragedy, Medea, a bold and battering 21st modernization…with men. Struan's husband, Jason, has left him for a new bride, Sophia. Rather than fall foul to heartbreak, Struan exacts a plan of revenge on his ex-husband, their shared two children, and the new bride in the form of murder. Struan's Nanny and Publicist play integral roles in a love triangle while also acting as a traditional Greek chorus.

Signature Theatre Extends Betty Buckley-Led THE OLD FRIENDS Through 10/20
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 26, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced a third and final one week extension for the World Premiere of Horton Foote's THEOLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will now play its final performance on Sunday, October 20. THE OLD FRIENDS opened to critical acclaim on September 12 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each.

Photo Flash Exclusive: Cast of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Visits THE OLD FRIENDS!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 18, 2013

Horton Foote's The Old Friends, directed by Michael Wilson runs now through October 6, 2013, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). On Sunday night, the cast got a visit from the company of Broadway's The Trip to Bountiful and you can check out exclusive photos of the whole gang backstage below!

Signature Theatre Extends THE OLD FRIENDS Through 10/13
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 17, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced an additional one-week extension for the World Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. The production will now play through Sunday, October 13. THE OLD FRIENDS opened to critical acclaim on September 12 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Limited $25 subsidized tickets remain for the production's initial run. Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each.

BWW TV: Betty Buckley and More in Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2013

Horton Foote's The Old Friends, directed by Michael Wilson runs now through October 6, 2013, with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action in the video below!

In Performance: THE OLD FRIENDS' Hallie Foote
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 10, 2013

In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Hallie Foote, who plays 'Sybil' in Signature Theater's family drama 'The Old Friends' ,remembers her deceased husband Hugo and the time they spent together in Venezuela.

Something's Coming: Fall Season Preview- Off-Broadway!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2013

This Fall will bring with it ten new Broadway plays and five new Broadway musicals, and yet there is even more on the way for Off-Broadway, including: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON, ARGUENDO, THE OLD FRIENDS, FETCH CLAY MAKE MAN, BIKE AMERICA, NATURAL AFFECTION, FUN HOME, BAD JEWS, LADY DAY, ANTHEM, GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS, THE JACKSONIAN, HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED, CHERI, DOMESTICATED, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, and THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA.

Photo Flash: Vanessa Williams Visits Betty Buckley, Haillie Foote & More in Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 29, 2013

Horton Foote's The Old Friends, directed by Michael Wilson runs now through October 6, 2013 with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Last night, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL's Vanessa Williams attened the show prior to stopping backstage to visit Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, and the rest of the cast - check out photos below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote and More in Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson runs now through October 6, 2013 with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Signature's Betty Buckley-Led THE OLD FRIENDS Extends Through 10/6
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 26, 2013

Signature Theatre is pleased to announce a one-week extension for the World Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS,directed by Michael Wilson. The production will now play through Sunday, October 6. Now in previews, THE OLD FRIENDS will open September 12 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). Limited $25 subsidized tickets remain for the production's initial run. Tickets during the extension week are $75 each.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - In Rehearsal with Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson runs August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: Horton Foote Meet & Greet - Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS Meets Broadway's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Signature Theatre Company's THE OLD FRIENDS cast met the company Broadway's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL after a performance of Bountiful this past weekend. The meet and greet gave the two casts the opportunity to say hello and chat about what it's like to work on plays by the esteemed playwright Horton Foote. Check out a group photo below!

Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre & More Join Betty Buckley for Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS; Tickets Now On Sale
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 16, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced that complete casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

Connecticut Critics Circle Announces 2012-13 Award Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

According to the Hartford Courant, the Connecticut Critics Circle has announced its nominations for the 2012-13 theater season. Scroll below for the full list of nominees!

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