Marsha Norman Videos

 
Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (71)

Birth Place: Louisville, KY, USA
BWW TV Exclusive: Look Back at Composing The Color Purple
by James Sims - Feb 18, 2008

With the production coming to a close in New York, BroadwayWorld's own James Sims caught up with The Color Purple's composers/lyricits Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, in Los Angeles, to discuss how the pair, along with Brenda Russell and Marsha Norman (libretto), turned a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Oscar nominated film into a Broadway musical... (more...)

BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2010

ANNE CATTANEO is the dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater and the creator and head of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab. A three term past president of Literary Mangers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, she is the recipient of LMDA's first Lessing Award for lifetime achievement of dramaturgy. She has worked widely as a dramaturg on classical plays with directors such as James Lapine, Robert Wilson, Adrian Hall, Robert Falls, Mark Lamos and JoAnne Akalaitis. As the director of the Playworks Program at the Phoenix Theater during the late 1970's, she commissioned and developed plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Isn't It Romantic) Mustapha Matura (Meetings) and Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy). For the Acting Company, she created two projects: Orchards (published by Knopf and Broadway Play Publishing) which presented seven Chekhov stories adapted for the stage by Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, John Guare, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Michael Weller and Samm-Art Williams, and Love's Fire (published by William Morrow) responses to Shakespeare sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange and Wendy Wasserstein. Her own translations of 20th Century German playwrights include Brecht's Galileo (Goodman Theater 1986 starring Brian Dennehy) and Botho Strauss' Big And Little (Phoenix production starring Barbara Barrie, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.) She is currently on the faculty at Juilliard. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff on Preparing for THE SUBMISSION
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 2, 2011

MCC Theater presents the first production of their 2011-2012 season: Jeff Talbott's The Submission, directed by Walter Bobbie. Performances of this funny and furiously intelligent new play begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 8, 2011 and continue through October 22, 2011. An official opening is set for September 27, 2011. In the video below, Jonathan Groff chats about staying in shape in preparation for the show. Click below to hear what he has to say! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CARRIE Cast Reveals Why They're Excited About the Show!
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2012

MCC THEATER yesterday announced The Carrie Anticipation Contest: Why Are You Excited About Carrie?. Theater fans all around the world are encouraged to submit a video explaining why they are excited for what is shaping up to be the most anticipated theatrical event of the season: MCC's upcoming production of Carrie. From all the submitted videos, one winner will win a pair of VIP tickets to MCC Theater's Opening Night performance and after-party on March 1, 2012. To enter the contest, to view other entries (including one by stage and screen star Jonathan Groff), visit http://www.mcctheater.org. In the video below, members of the cast and creative team reveal why they're excited about the revival. Clcik below to check it out! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/25-THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2012

Today in 1991, The Secret Garden opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 709 performances.The Secret Garden is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical's book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. Directed by Susan H. Schulman with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld, the cast featured Daisy Eagan, Mandy Patinkin, and Rebecca Luker. It won the 1991 Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Daisy Eagan), and Best Scenic Design (Heidi Landesman). (more...)

BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes of APAC's THE SECRET GARDEN with Jennifer Evans & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2012

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER reunites the creative team behind their The Human Comedy and Children of Eden with THE SECRET GARDEN, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical directed by Jeffrey Campos and directed by APAC Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. Check out the production in rehearsal and go behind the scenes below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - WPPAC's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2013

Sneak peek at a music rehearsal for the NY Regional Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE at White Plains Performing Arts Center February 8-10 & 22-24, 2013The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents THE COLOR PURPLE, February 8 through the 24th, 2013. Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal for the NY Regional Premiere below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at WPPAC's THE COLOR PURPLE - Extra Footage!
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2013

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) presents THE COLOR PURPLE, February 8 through the 24th, 2013. Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal for the NY Regional Premiere below, with extra footage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Williamstown Theatre Festival's ANIMAL CRACKERS Sitzprobe
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival is currently presenting ANIMAL CRACKERS, directed by Henry Wishcamper and opening tonight, June 27. In the video below go behind the scenes of the cast sitzprobe! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's ANIMAL CRACKERS!
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival is currently presenting ANIMAL CRACKERS, directed by Henry Wishcamper. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - MOTHER DIVINE at NYMF
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2013

MOTHER DIVINE: The Musical, an official selection of the New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, began performances July 11th at the PTC Performance Space (Pearl Theatre Company). Book and lyrics are by Laurel Klinger Vartabedian and music by Bill Evans. Click below to watch two promos for the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Teaser for Broadway Bound BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2013

Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is coming to Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in January of 2014. Check out a teaser below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside the Sitzprobe for Broadway-Bound THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2013

The Bridges of Madison County, a new musical, based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, will begin performances on Monday, January 13, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with an opening night late February 2014. The story takes us deep into the heart of our country and tells the very moving story of a beautiful young woman leaving Italy and suddenly living in Iowa... and her joyful discovery of love. Below, go inside the sitzprobe for the pre-Broadway run at Williamstown Theatre Festival! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Williamstown Theatre Festival Staff 'Lip Dubs' Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now'
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2013

In honor of the conclusion of the 2013 Williamstown Theatre Festival, the staff, including interns, apprentices, and more crafted an elaborate 'Lip Dup' to the tune of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now.' Check it out below! (more...)

AUDIO: First Song from Broadway-Bound Musical BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale Debuts!
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2013

Ghostlight Records has debuted the first song from the Broadway-bound musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. Check out the somber, emotional track, titled 'Falling Into You,' below! (more...)

BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala- Performances from Jeremy Jordan, Ben Vereen & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2013

Last night, the Dramatists Guild Fund hosted their Annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in New York. This year's event honored legendary playwrights, composers, and lyricists who have greatly impacted the American theater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special night to chat with Bernadette Peters, Alan Menken, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, Kate Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins and more. Check out what they had to say, plus performances from Jeremy Jordan, Ben Vereen and Sherie Rene Scott below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Cast and Orchestra Unite
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) will begin performances this Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The sitzprobe for The Bridges of Madison County was held at Carroll Music Studios on January 9, 2014. Go behind the scenes with the cast and orchestra below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale Perform on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Fie Years, Parade) is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The Bridges of Madison County will hold its opening night on February 20, 2014. Watch Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale perform on THE VIEW below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Sizzling Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2014

Take a first look at the cast of The Bridges of Madison County on stage on Broadway in a sexy new montage below! (more...)

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