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Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of THE TALL BOY at Stage 773 Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of THE TALL BOY at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Jeff Landsman, in association with Artistic New Directions, presents Tandy Cronyn, veteran New York and regional stage actor, in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle, directed by David Hammond, December 5 ‚Äď 15 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening/press night is Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The current running time is 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $35 - $39 and are available at the Stage 773 box office, calling 773.327.5252 or going to Stage773.com.¬†

Tandy Cronyn Will Return to Chicago In a Limited Engagement of THE TALL BOY Photo Tandy Cronyn Will Return to Chicago In a Limited Engagement of THE TALL BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Jeff Landsman, in association with Artistic New Directions, will present Tandy Cronyn, veteran New York and regional stage actor, in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle, directed by David Hammond, December 5 a?" 15 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening/press night is Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The current running time is 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $35 - $39 and are available at the Stage 773 box office, calling 773.327.5252 or going to Stage773.com. 

Tandy Cronyn Stars In THE TALL BOY At United Solo Festival Photo Tandy Cronyn Stars In THE TALL BOY At United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Tandy Cronyn will star in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle and directed by David Hammond. It will be presented on Saturday, September 28 at 2pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) as part of United Solo Theatre Festival. Having won their award for Best Adaptation in 2014, The Tall Boy has been invited back to the Festival as a 'The Best Of' selection for United Solo's Tenth Anniversary season. In December The Tall Boy will go to Chicago for a limited run (December 5 -15) at Stage 773.

United Solo Announces THE BEST OF Category, Celebrating Artistic Achievement Photo United Solo Announces THE BEST OF Category, Celebrating Artistic Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

There has never been a lack of extraordinary talent at United Solo. Year by year, audiences have witnessed some of the most amazing solo artists from all over the world share their talents and stories. Some of these artists have made a particularly incredible mark on the audience's hearts through their performances on the United Solo stage at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Therefore, during the first two weeks of the 10th anniversary season of United Solo, nearly thirty award-winning performers will be gracing the stage once again in THE BEST OF category.

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Present A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY launches the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season in a powerful, spectacularly theatrical way on the Robert S. Marx Theatre stage from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1.

Single Tickets on Sale Aug 1 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse's beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank.

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon.

'LITTLE SHOP,' DISGRACED & More Set for Cincinnati Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season today with a richly layered collection of world premieres, a joyously entertaining musical, adaptations of beloved novels, a comedy-tinged detective caper, new and classic dramas, a salute to a bestselling Ohio author and the return of The Second City with a holiday-themed revue. The Playhouse is celebrating its 57th season as the region's preeminent professional theatre and Robison's fifth season as artistic director.

Billy Crystal Receives United Solo Special Award for 700 SUNDAYS; Full List of Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival concluded its season with an awards ceremony held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. It was the closing night for a ten-week season of solo theatre and the fifth anniversary of the festival, a resident company at Theatre Row.

THE TALL BOY Begins Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented tonight, Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons.

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons.

Washington Stage Guild Announces 2013-14 Season: THE OLD MASTERS, THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

The Washington Stage Guild announces its 28th Season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit - smart theatre for a smart town. The Washington Stage Guild's 2013-2014 season will focus on the fundamental basis of all art - the imagination. We will present four plays that examine the need to see beyond the mundane in order to create, to survive, to develop, to live. The Season of Dreams will travel from Vincent van Gogh's studio to Bernard Berenson's villa, and from the apartment of two fragile lives to as far as thought can reach. All four plays are Washington area premieres, and among the four is the first installment in a multi-year cycle leading up to our 30th anniversary, as we inaugurate our production of George Bernard Shaw's rarely seen Back to Methuselah.

Stage One Announces Joseph Smith As New Chief Executive
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Stage One, the charity committed to developing and supporting producers for the commercial theatre industry, today announced that producer Joseph Smith will be succeeding Nick Salmon as Chief Executive of the organisation, taking up the role from the beginning of November.

TS Eliot US/UK Exchange Present Seven New Short Plays on The Old Vic Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

50 of America's top young theatre artists are coming to London as part of The Old Vic's 2011 TS Eliot US/UK Exchange programme and presenting seven new short plays on The Old Vic stage.

TS Eliot US/UK Exchange Present Seven New Short Plays on The Old Vic Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

50 of America's top young theatre artists are coming to London as part of The Old Vic's 2011 TS Eliot US/UK Exchange programme and presenting seven new short plays on The Old Vic stage.

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