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Thornton Wilder Headshot
Date Of Birth:
April 17, 1897
Date Of Death:
December 07, 1975 (78)
Birth Place:
Madison, WI, USA
 
Thornton Wilder Headshot
Date of Birth: April 17, 1897
Date of Death: December 07, 1975 (78)

Birth Place: Madison, WI, USA
Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premiere of Ahrens & Photo Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's KNOXVILLE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2021

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2021-22 season today. Asolo Rep will kick off in November with a musical that will set the tone for the whole season with its message of exuberant hope and love for all humanity. The winter repertory season includes three incredible works that speak to family, community and love.

VIDEO: OUR TOWN Opens This Thursday at The Classic Theatre of San Antonio Photo VIDEO: OUR TOWN Opens This Thursday at The Classic Theatre of San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2021

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio will present Our Town. This heartfelt classic drama by American playwright Thornton Wilder, tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Peterborough Players Announces Summer Grand Restart Photo Peterborough Players Announces Summer Grand Restart
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2021

The Peterborough Players has shared the lineup for their Summer 2021 Grand Restart. The season consists of three shows presented in bold, fresh, and safe ways: a perennial classic with an intimate connection to the Players, a high-energy musical with heart and relevance, and a U.S. Premiere play. 

MAC IN THE PARK Series Announced for This Summer Photo MAC IN THE PARK Series Announced for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021

Milford Arts Council, the MAC has announced an exciting new music and arts series called 'MAC In The Park.' A new stage at Eisenhower Park, 780 North Street in Milford CT, will be bursting with the sounds of soul, smooth jazz.

OUR TOWN to Open at The Classic Theatre of San Antonio Photo OUR TOWN to Open at The Classic Theatre of San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021

This heartfelt classic drama by American playwright Thornton Wilder, tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. How do the characters find meaning and contentment with their choices as their dreams, relationships, and futures unfold?

Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO Photo Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021

NAATCO will present a virtual reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder with an all-Asian American cast for one night only, Wednesday May 19th, at 8pm, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The proceeds of this reading will benefit the company.

BRINK Receives RISE Funding and Premieres THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY in 2021 Photo BRINK Receives RISE Funding and Premieres THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY in 2021
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021

It was announced by the Federal Arts Minister the Hon Paul Fletcher MP that Adelaide-based Brink Productions would be the recipient of $416,114 in Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Funding. Brink is one of five local companies who have received funding which will allow them to create six new theatre works to premiere in SA and tour nationally from 2021 through to 2024.

Concord Theatricals' 'Read More Plays Book Club' to Feature New Edition of OUR TOWN Photo Concord Theatricals' 'Read More Plays Book Club' to Feature New Edition of OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021

Concord Theatrical has announced that the second edition of the Read More Plays Book Club will highlight Our Town by Thornton Wilder. The Zoom event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5 PM ET; those interested can RSVP here and will receive a 30% discount code to purchase the script.

Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Photo Michael Cerveris, Joanna Gleason, Cherry Jones and More Featured in Guild Hall's 90th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021

Guild Hall has announced the artists and events for its landmark 90th season which begins at the end of May and will feature author Salman Rushdie, American Ballet Theatre, Emmy-winners Susan Lucci & Joy Behar, 5-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman, Oscar & Tony-winner Mercedes Ruehl, and more.

A.C.T. Presents Filmed Reading Of Alice Childress's TROUBLE IN MIND Photo A.C.T. Presents Filmed Reading Of Alice Childress's TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present a filmed reading of Alice Childress's brilliant comedy/drama Trouble in Mind now through Sunday, April 4, 2021. Directed by Awoye Timpo, Trouble in Mind is part of the A.C.T. Out Loud series, which features a series of enduring play readings by some of the greatest minds of generations past.

Al Hirschfeld Foundation Presents New Exhibition IT GOES SO FAST: OUR TOWN BY HIRSCHF Photo Al Hirschfeld Foundation Presents New Exhibition IT GOES SO FAST: OUR TOWN BY HIRSCHFELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is presenting its latest online exhibition, 'It Goes So Fast: Our Town by Hirschfeld.' Now live through May 15, the exhibition features Hirschfeld's reflections of the legendary Thornton Wilder drama featuring artists including Frances Conroy, Henry Fonda, Spalding Gray, Helen Hayes, and more.

Author Howard Sherman Announced for Players' PLAYGROUP Photo Author Howard Sherman Announced for Players' PLAYGROUP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021

Peterborough Players is honored to welcome author Howard Sherman as guest expert at the next Playgroup, taking place online on March 26th and April 2nd at 7:30 pm. 

Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting School Announce TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS Photo Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic Acting School Announce TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021

Atlantic has announced a new lineup of free virtual Technique Tuesday classes, every Tuesday March 9 - April 13 at 5:30pm ET for those seeking a creative release during this time. Technique Tuesdays are free hour-long acting workshops rooted in the Atlantic Acting School technique, led by renowned school faculty and Atlantic Ensemble members.

The Resident Acting Company Announces 2021 Titles for Play Dates With The RAC Photo The Resident Acting Company Announces 2021 Titles for Play Dates With The RAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021

The Resident Acting Company has just announced five dates in 2021 for it's extremely popular online series – Play Dates With The RAC.  Audience members read a play, and then join the company online for a 90 minute Zoom session. Hosted by Kate Farrington, Artistic Associate, these evenings explore the background of the play and playwright, audience members enjoy live performances by members of the Resident Acting Company as well as guest artists, and they always end with a Q&A session when the audience can join the conversation.  Tickets are already selling fast.

Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's Bookstore Present ANOTHER DAY'S BEGUN: EXPLORING OUR  Photo Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman's Bookstore Present ANOTHER DAY'S BEGUN: EXPLORING OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse has announced the live streaming of Another Day’s Begun: Exploring Our Town on PlayhouseLive, March 11, 2021 at 6:30pm PT, presented by Pasadena Playhouse and Vroman’s Bookstore. Another Day’s Begun: Exploring Our Town will be available on demand beginning March 12. 

Peterborough Players' Playgroup Takes A Look At Theatrical Design Photo Peterborough Players' Playgroup Takes A Look At Theatrical Design
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021

Costume, light, sound, and set design are a massive part of theatrical storytelling. From sweeping to subtle, the vision of designers creates the world of the play. 

Ashland New Plays Festival Presents New Work By Octavio Solis Photo Ashland New Plays Festival Presents New Work By Octavio Solis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021

Ashland New Plays Festival will present a virtual performance of new play Lonesomes by Octavio Solis on Saturday, February 27, at 7:00 pm PT and Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 pm PT, directed by ANPF's Artistic Director Jackie Apodaca.

A.C.T. Announces New Performance Dates and Casting for A.C.T. Out Loud Series Photo A.C.T. Announces New Performance Dates and Casting for A.C.T. Out Loud Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021

The three upcoming readings are: Alice Childress’s Trouble in Mind, directed by Awoye Timpo; George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, directed by 2020 SAG Award nominee, Obie Award winner, and Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo; and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, directed by Dawn Monique Williams.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Conversation About OUR TOWN Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Conversation About OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021

Participating in the “Our Town at the Playhouse” panel will be Howard Sherman, author; Anne Keefe, current Playhouse associate artist, and former associate artistic director with Joanne Woodward at the time of the Playhouse’s 2002 production of “Our Town”; and Jake Robards, who appeared in the Playhouse production. 

Podcast: BroadwayRadio Chats with Howard Sherman about 'Another Day's Begun: Thornton Photo Podcast: BroadwayRadio Chats with Howard Sherman about 'Another Day's Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century'
by BroadwayRadio - Feb 9, 2021

On today’s episode of 'Today on Broadway,' BroadwayRadio's Matt Tamanini talks to arts administrator, activist, and writer Howard Sherman. Sherman recently released his first book, “Another Day’s Begun: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st Century” in which he presents oral histories of a dozen productions of the 1938 play that took place from 2002 through 2019.

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