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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
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.

Full Cast Announced For THE ELEPHANT MAN At El Portal Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For THE ELEPHANT MAN At El Portal Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 5, 2019

Thursday Night Theater Club announce their cast of fourteen for The Elephant Man by playwright Bernard Pomerance.  Robyn Cohen is delighted to be at the helm with such a notable group of actors.   The production opens at El Portal Theatre. Tickets are available at:  www.ElPortalTheatre.com. The show will open March 21 - 23 and April 3 - 14, 2019.

PARADISE Makes West Coast Premiere at the Odyssey Photo PARADISE Makes West Coast Premiere at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

What does science have to tell us about love? Viola Davisand Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions and American Oasis present a moving, funny and thought-provoking drama about science, culture, religion and more. Vicangelo Bulluck directs the West Coast premiere of Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella, running Jan. 26 throughFeb. 17 in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre.

Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal Photo Director Robyn Cohen To Helm THE ELEPHANT MAN at El Portal
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2019

Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (Thursday Night Theater Club), have signed acclaimed director/actor, Robyn Cohen for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at The El Portal Theatre MainStage.  Both Vitorino and Walker are thrilled to have Robyn Cohen at the helm directing their cast of twelve. This will be her second time to direct with Thursday Night Theater Club.

PARADISE Makes West Coast Premiere at the Odyssey Photo PARADISE Makes West Coast Premiere at the Odyssey
by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2018

What does science have to tell us about love? Viola Davisand Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions and American Oasis present a moving, funny and thought-provoking drama about science, culture, religion and more. Vicangelo Bulluck directs the West Coast premiere of Paradise by Laura Maria Censabella, running Jan. 26 throughFeb. 17 in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre.

DOC LA Opens Submissions For The 2019 Edition Photo DOC LA Opens Submissions For The 2019 Edition
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 17, 2018

DOC LA - Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute, opened this week submissions for its 2019 edition. After five successful editions, the film festival, which rapidly has positioned itself as one of the most coveted by documentary filmmakers in the USA and abroad, has launched its call for entries.

Susan Sarandon Wins 2018 Parajanov-Vartanov Award Photo Susan Sarandon Wins 2018 Parajanov-Vartanov Award
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2018

The 2018 Parajanov-Vartanov Award went to Academy-award winner Susan Sarandon and American Mirror - Intimations of Immortality directed by Arthur Balder and produced by David Shara, premiered at DOC LA, Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute.

THE RUSSIAN & THE JEW To Receive World Premiere at The Tank Photo THE RUSSIAN & THE JEW To Receive World Premiere at The Tank
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 23, 2018

The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) in association with Anna & Kitty, Inc. will present the World Premiere of The Russian & The Jew, a political fairy tale about anti-semitism and female friendship in the Soviet Union in 1968, co-written by Liba Vaynberg and Emily Louise Perkins and directed by Ines Braun at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), December 4-20.

THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, Today Photo THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has announced that it will present THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th atTheater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street).

Margalit Fox And Jamie Bernstein Coming To The Center For Jewish History Photo Margalit Fox And Jamie Bernstein Coming To The Center For Jewish History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 1, 2018

Margalit Fox wrote more than 1,400 obituaries during her career at The New York Times, gaining a legion of fans with her exquisite prose and eye for quirky detail. Now she applies her meticulous research and superb storytelling to a long-forgotten 20th-century murder case-and to Oscar Slater, the Jewish immigrant who was framed for the crime. The sensational case both captivated the public and captured the attention of Arthur Conan Doyle, celebrity author of the wildly popular Sherlock Holmes detective novels. One century later, Ms. Fox shines a bright light on a cold case, revealing the twists and turns of Conan Doyle's real life murder investigation and uncovering question we still grapple with today. "Why isn't the Oscar Slater case better known?" Fox muses, "It's about racism, antisemitism, xenophobia. Not relevant to today? Think again." 

THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11 Photo THE OPEN GATE Begins Previews At Theater For The New City, 10/11
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2018

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) has announced that it will present THE OPEN GATE, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Manor, on Sunday October 14th atTheater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street).

William Saroyan Museum Has Grand Opening In Fresno Photo William Saroyan Museum Has Grand Opening In Fresno
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 7, 2018

On Friday, August 31st (on what would have been his 110th birthday) Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning Armenian-American novelist, screenwriter, painter, poet and songwriter William Saroyan had his Fresno home turned into an interactive museum with a Grand Opening Celebration in Fresno, CA. 

Primary Stages Announces Casting For FINAL FOLLIES And DOWNSTAIRS Photo Primary Stages Announces Casting For FINAL FOLLIES And DOWNSTAIRS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2018/19 season: Final Follies, by A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, Sylvia, Black Tie at Primary Stages) and directed by David Saint (Clever Little Lies), and Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Dead Accounts, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014).

Atlantic Theater Company's announces Middle Eastern MixFest Photo Atlantic Theater Company's announces Middle Eastern MixFest
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffothat will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018: WINTER SOULSTICE CLOSING GALA 2018 at Ade Photo BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018: WINTER SOULSTICE CLOSING GALA 2018 at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2018

The guest list was impressive.

Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Photo Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2018

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Photo Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Photo Photo Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.  A Man for All Seasons opens tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, April 15 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.

BWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Photo BWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2018

Thom Babbes credits at Actors Co-op include Summer and Smoke, Ah, Wilderness (Best Director/StageSceneLA), The Miracle Worker and Wait Until Dark.  He has directed workshop productions of new works, Dietrich (based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by John Martins III, The Real Real Thing by Frank Higgins and Washington Irvine's Sketchbook by Frank Higgins and Southhamton County (based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion) which Mr. Babbes wrote.  Other credits:  Sun City by Jim Geoghan at Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood.  A writer as well, Mr. Babbes recently adapted William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy for the stage.  Screenplays include Deadly Dreams and Body Chemistry (Concorde New Horizons), The Audition - A Short Film (Co-Writer - Winner Best Screenplay & Best Comedy 2008 - 168 Hour Film Festival), X-treme Weekend - Short Film (Co-Writer, screened at multiple fests USA and Canada.)  Insurrection (Samuelson Prods.), Bleeding Writing and Arithmetic (Kings Road Ent.), The Substutute (Apollo Pictures), Island of Lonely Men (Sotela Pictures).

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