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William Saroyan Headshot
Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1908
Date Of Death:
May 18, 1981 (72)
Birth Place:
Fresno, CA, USA
 
William Saroyan Headshot
Date of Birth: August 31, 1908
Date of Death: May 18, 1981 (72)

Birth Place: Fresno, CA, USA
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.

Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces Season Fetauring LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and Mor Photo Nevada Conservatory Theatre Announces Season Fetauring LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 21, 2020

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) at UNLV, along with its sister arts organizations, has faced a year of challenge and uncertainty, yet always holding true to its mission to entertain, provoke, and inspire. With this in mind, NCT is pleased and extremely proud to announce its season, made possible by interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the UNLV Department of Film.

Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Jennifer Chang, a Director, Actor and Educator Who Helped  Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Jennifer Chang, a Director, Actor and Educator Who Helped Found Chalk Repertory Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 22, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Jennifer Chang, a director, actor and educator who helped found Chalk Repertory Theatre, a production company which matches plays to site-specific locations around Los Angeles. I first worked with Jennifer on Chalk Rep's production of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan which featured a multicultural cast, performed outdoors throughout the lawns and courtyards at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles where the pre-eminent collection of Oscar Wilde materials in the world is housed.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Bill Brochtrup Who Rose to Fame on NYPD Blue, L.A. Stages, Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Bill Brochtrup Who Rose to Fame on NYPD Blue, L.A. Stages, and as the Artistic Director of the Antaeus Theatre Company
by Shari Barrett - Apr 9, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Bill Brochtrup who rose to TV stardom as PAA John Irvin on the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and continues to dazzle audiences as an actor, most recently in the Ovation Award-wining DANIEL'S HUSBAND at the Fountain Theatre, and planning programming for the Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale as its Artistic Director. And when he can find the time, Bill enjoys traveling around the world and hiking in some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020) Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

THE MASKED SINGER Unveils 45+ City U.S. National Tour Photo THE MASKED SINGER Unveils 45+ City U.S. National Tour
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 13, 2020

On the heels of last week's Season Three debut of FOX's #1 hit THE MASKED SINGER, Right Angle Entertainment today announced that an all new live show, THE MASKED SINGER National Tour, will hit the road in 2020, bringing the #1 show on television to the next level on its first-ever North American tour.Presented by Live Nation, THE MASKED SINGER National Tour tour kicks off in Detroit, MI, on May 28 before zigzagging its way to more than 45 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Audiences can expect to see their favorite characters brought to life onstage, as well as surprise celebrity guests, amazing new performances and a can't-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.  Tickets for the tour are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

THE HUMAN COMEDY Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo THE HUMAN COMEDY Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

Home Free Announces Upcoming Tour Dates Photo Home Free Announces Upcoming Tour Dates
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 18, 2019

Country a cappella ensemble Home Free has announced upcoming tour dates. Find them below!

Genocide Legacy CONSTANTINOPLE Comes to Secret Rose Theatre In NoHo Photo Genocide Legacy CONSTANTINOPLE Comes to Secret Rose Theatre In NoHo
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Opening on September 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, Aram Kouyoumdjian's new play makes its world premiere with the Vista Players. Running at the Secret Rose Theatre, located at 11246 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the North Hollywood area, tickets are now available.

BWW Review: The William's Project's TIME OF YOUR LIFE Goes a Step Beyond Photo BWW Review: The William's Project's TIME OF YOUR LIFE Goes a Step Beyond
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2019

Dear Readers, you've often heard me extoll the prowess and brilliance of The Williams Project. Just last week I raved about how dedicated and tight their ensemble was when presenting the other show they have running in repertory, a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa??. But now that insanely talented ensemble has come in with William Saroyan's 1939 Pulitzer Prize winning drama a?oeThe Time of Your Lifea?? and taken things a step beyond simply performing the play, but deconstructing it with a rotating ensemble.

BWW Review: Williams Project's SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS Doesn't Shy Away from Those Deep  Photo BWW Review: Williams Project's SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS Doesn't Shy Away from Those Deep Cuts
by Jay Irwin - Aug 9, 2019

The Williams Project, that small theater company that burst onto the Seattle theater scene in 2014 with their incredible a?oeOrpheus Descendinga?? is back with the first of two shows within their a?oeBar Playsa?? series. This time it's Tennessee Williams' a?oeSmall Craft Warningsa?? and with this, they once again show what a dedicated company, committed to actually paying their actors, can do with an interesting space, a little money, and a lot of talent.

Complete Casting Announced For 2-Play Summer Series THE BAR PLAYS Photo Complete Casting Announced For 2-Play Summer Series THE BAR PLAYS
by Julie Musbach - Jul 8, 2019

The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District.

Jack Allison, Prestigious Theater Teacher And Director, Passes Away At 78 Photo Jack Allison, Prestigious Theater Teacher And Director, Passes Away At 78
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2019

John M. 'Jack' Allison, prestigious theater teacher and director in the United States, Canada, and Europe, died peacefully at the age of 78 on June 16, 2019 in East Northport, New York. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, he graduated from New Jersey City University with a BA in American Literature and History before earning an MA in Speech and Drama from The Catholic University of America, and a PhD (ABD) in Theatre and Directing from the University of Denver.

Antaeus Theatre Company announces 2019-20 Season Photo Antaeus Theatre Company announces 2019-20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

Best known for its productions of classical theater, Antaeus Theatre Company will try something different in 2019-20, kicking off the season at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale with two new plays that will run in repertory this fall, then following up with two classical works in 2020.

Comedian Jo Koy Announces New Dates For The 2019 Just Kidding World Tour Photo Comedian Jo Koy Announces New Dates For The 2019 Just Kidding World Tour
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Comedian Jo Koy has announced 11 additional dates for the Just Kidding World Tour with more dates to be announced at a later time. The tour will launch in August, and will be heading to a city near you including: Atlanta, GA, Milwaukee, WI, Midland, TX, Fresno, CA and more.

Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019

Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.

CAVE DWELLERS by William Saroyan At North Coast Rep For A Classic Reading Series Photo CAVE DWELLERS by William Saroyan At North Coast Rep For A Classic Reading Series
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 30, 2019

The Cave Dwellers explores the adventures of some homeless people who are camping out on the stage of an abandoned theatre that is about to be pulled down for a housing project. Humor, grace, innocence and improvisation distinguish this Broadway classic. An enchanting story.

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