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Sam Shepard News

 
Date Of Birth:
November 05, 1943
Date Of Death:
July 27, 2017 (73)
Bio:
Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 05, 1943
Date of Death: July 27, 2017 (73)

Bio:
Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The ... (read complete bio)
Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Commissioning Program, New Slate Of Commissions  Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Commissioning Program, New Slate Of Commissions and Inaugural Groundworks Lab For New Work Development
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a robust slate of playwright commissions through Manhattan Theatre Club's new partnership with the Edgerton Foundation, as well as a new round of commissions supported by ongoing partnerships with Bobbie Olsen and other donors.

Photos: First Look at TAMMANY HALL A New Site-Specific, Immersive Production at SoHo  Photo Photos: First Look at TAMMANY HALL A New Site-Specific, Immersive Production at SoHo Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021

Rub shoulders with some of New York’s legendary politicians, mobsters, molls, and showgirls under the very roof that brought them all together during the Prohibition Era. Tammany Hall, a new, site-specific, immersive theater experience created and directed by Darren Lee Cole (Fleabag, Killer Joe) and Alexander Wright (The Great Gatsby)

Longtime Downtown Theater Director George Ferencz Passes Away at 74 Photo Longtime Downtown Theater Director George Ferencz Passes Away at 74
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021

Stage Director George Ferencz (1947-2021), passed away on September 14 following a long illness according to his wife of 35 years, Sally Lesser. For over a half century, Ferencz was a beloved fixture of New York’s Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatre scenes.

THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre Photo THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-opens its re-envisioning of the Odyssey's 1969 West Coast premiere of The Serpent, the Obie award-winning play by Jean-Claude van Itallie. The production initially opened in March, 2020 as part of the Odyssey's 50th Anniversary “Circa '69” Season, but was shuttered five days later by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Crown Uptown Theatre Photo BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Crown Uptown Theatre
by Paula Makar - Sep 19, 2021

I love it when I go to the theatre and there's a Vaccine Raffle! That's right, if you show your vaccine card you can be entered to win a prize! I feel like I'm back in a place where people care about the health of their community and do things like this to promote it. Crown Arts Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of returning theatre and art to the historic Crown Uptown Stage, and to make art for the community, by like-minded artists in the community.

Hudson Theatre Works Announces 2021 -2022 Season Photo Hudson Theatre Works Announces 2021 -2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021

Hudson Theatre Works will open on October 7th with Bunnies by New Jersey Playwright, Joanne Hoersch.  Bunnies tells the story of five Playboy Bunnies, who n 1973, at the New York Playboy Club, find themselves uplifted by the rise of feminism, haunted by the GoodBar murder and conflicted about their jobs as sex symbols, while they bond in humor and compassion over the course of one evening. 

Teatro Paraguas to Present 26 MILES by Quiara Alegria Hudes Photo Teatro Paraguas to Present 26 MILES by Quiara Alegria Hudes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Teatro Paraguas will present 26 Miles, a play by Quiara Alegria Hides about an estranged Latina mother and her White Jewish teenage daughter who find themselves on a spontaneous road trip to discover one another — and see the buffalo in Yellowstone.

Zephyr And SITE/less Return To Live Performance This Fall Photo Zephyr And SITE/less Return To Live Performance This Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021

Zephyr, an experimental dance company that pushes the art form's boundaries, and its space SITE/less, which aims to rethink the connection between movement and architecture and deepen the relationship between the viewer and the venue beyond the typical model, returns to live performance this fall.

HERE COMES HARRIET! Will Premiere on United Solo Screen Photo HERE COMES HARRIET! Will Premiere on United Solo Screen
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2021

Award-winning actress Harriet Robinson returns to theatre with the debut of her one-person play, 'Here Comes Harriet!' written and performed by Ms. Robinson with direction by Emmy-Award winner Beth Bornstein Dunnington. Here Comes Harriet! premiered on United Solo's Theatre Festival's new streaming platform, United Solo Screen.

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces its 2021-2022 Season Photo EgoPo Classic Theater Announces its 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2021

EgoPo initiates the Awakening process this fall at lavish Glen Foerd Estate, a public park and museum, in a  beautiful open-air tent along the Delaware River with Alice: not your child's wonderland, a world premiere, site-specific adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

'Timelines: Writings And Conversations' By Bonnie Marranca Out From PAJ Publications Photo 'Timelines: Writings And Conversations' By Bonnie Marranca Out From PAJ Publications
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2021

PAJ Publications, one of TCG's partner publishers, has announced the publication of Timelines: Writings and Conversations by Bonnie Marranca. 

Eric Krebs Announces Ownership & Operation of THEATER 555, Opening September 2021 Photo Eric Krebs Announces Ownership & Operation of THEATER 555, Opening September 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

It was announced today that the 160-seat off-Broadway theater located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) will reopen this fall rechristened as Theater 555. Unused since the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, the theater was the home of the Signature and Pearl Theater Company’s.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For 2:22 - A GHOST STORY at the Noel Coward Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021

The World Premiere of Danny Robins’ new play 2:22 - A Ghost Story will take place at the Noël Coward Theatre on 3 August. Learn more about check out the rehearsal photos here!

Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation Photo Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, has a new owner, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre’s Executive Director since having acquired the building in 1996.  Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

Patrick J. Adams and Troian Belissario Will Lead GOD'S SPIES at the Cape Cod Theatre  Photo Patrick J. Adams and Troian Belissario Will Lead GOD'S SPIES at the Cape Cod Theatre Project
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021

Tickets for individual performances are offered for a donation of $25 per person. Audience members can also select an All Access Pass, which provides access to every performance with a donation of $100 or more.  Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season Photo AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

San Jose Stage Company has announced the titles for its upcoming 39th Season: RESILIENCE.

BWW Interview: Jessica Bird Beza of BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Playwrights Foun Photo BWW Interview: Jessica Bird Beza of BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Playwrights Foundation Uplifts the Work of a Diverse Array of Theater Makers
by Jim Munson - Jul 15, 2021

Pulitzer winners Paula Vogel, Katori Hall, Annie Baker & Sam Shepard are just 4 of the many celebrated playwrights whose work was developed in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). Established in 1976 and currently led by Playwrights Foundation’s Executive Artistic Director Jessica Bird Beza, this year’s BAPF runs July 16-25, featuring 5 very different new works. Casts include acclaimed actors such as Emily Kuroda. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Beza to talk about the festival.

ShepardFest Announced, Honoring Playwright Sam Shepard Photo ShepardFest Announced, Honoring Playwright Sam Shepard
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

This month marks four years since the death of iconic playwright Sam Shepard. To honor his legacy, the arts-oriented community of St. Augustine, FL will hold ShepardFest, a festival dedicated to exploring and reexamining the life and works of the prolific artist. 

Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021

Real Time remix is a new selection of short works in which four storytellers crisscross paths across dimensions as they seek to survive the weight of white words and thrive. Learn more about the performances and how to view them here!

THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.

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