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A Walk in the Woods - 2018 - Off-Broadway

A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing’s insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The play raises deep questions, "What can we do to heal the world?" "What is the value of human connection?" "How can we best bridge fundamental differences?" Blessing's story has chilling resonance in today's political climate.

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TBG Theatre

(New York, NY)
312 W. 36th St.
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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 11, 2019
On Friday, August 30, the theatre community lost dramaturg Robert Blacker, who passed away suddenly at the age of 71. Longtime collaborator Des McAnuff, who worked with Blacker at La Jolla Playhouse and Stratford Shakespeare Festival, writes a tribute to his friend below:
by David Green - Oct 9, 2020
Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award winning Actors Equity professional theater company, announced that it won a total of nine  awards from the Desert Theatre Leaguea's annual awards announcement on October 4th, the most awards presented to a professional theater company. Coyote StageWorks had been nominated for 28 awards, many for the production of a A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, which ran from February 7 though 16 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and their popular Barbara Keller Playdate Series of staged readings. Coyote StageWorks has now received an impressive 89 Desert Theatre League Awards since it was founded. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2020
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's Octoberfest virtual revival play reading series will present 'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington,' the acclaimed 2014 drama about the beginnings of the NAACP with original stars Peter Jay Fernandez and Kathleen Chalfant.'Dr. DuBois and Miss Ovington' are 7:00pm on Friday, October 9 and 7:00pm on Saturday, Oct 10.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 28, 2019
The bold and often hilarious new play, ADMISSIONS, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), is the opening production of Square One Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. Described as having “the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel' (Metro) and this “Sharp. Thoughtful” (Evening Standard), ADMISSIONS will leave the audience “questioning the status quo,”
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 24, 2019
Keen Company presents the first play of Keen's 20th season: Paul O'Brien, Pamela Sabaugh and Tommy Schrider in Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney directed by Keen's Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, which opened last night Wednesday October 23rd. Performances for the limited Off-Broadway engagement of Molly Sweeney will continue through November 16th only.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2020
A cast of professional actors, their work has been seen across the country, at such notable theatres as Oregon Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, and many more. In addition to regional theatre, many of our participants have long and varied careers onscreen as well.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019
The NY debut of MsTRIAL announces its cast starring Christine Evangelista (TV's a?oeThe Arrangement,a?? a?oeThe Walking Dead,a?? Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's a??Blue Bloodsa??), Dep Kirkland (TV's a?oe Twin Peaks,a?? a?oeLaw & Ordera??), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional: A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: a?oeThe Loudest Voice,a?? a?oeLaw & Order: SVUa??).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2019
The NY debut of MsTRIAL announces its cast starring Christine Evangelista (TV's a?oeThe Arrangement,a?? a?oeThe Walking Dead,a?? Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's a??Blue Bloodsa??), Dep Kirkland (TV's a?oe Twin Peaks,a?? a?oeLaw & Ordera??), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional:  A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: a?oeThe Loudest Voice,a?? a?oeLaw & Order: SVUa??). 
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 4, 2019
Today's conversation is with Lang Leav- an international best-selling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her books continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2018
The nominees for the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were announced this week.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours. Kathleen Chalfant will be featured on November 23rd, followed by Matthew Saldivar finishing off the month on November 30th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced additional guests for the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours. Kevin Kilner will be featured on November 16th followed by Kathleen Chalfant on November 23rd.
by Shari Barrett - May 9, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Nan McNamara, an award-winning actress who I have seen in many productions at the Actors Co-op in Hollywood, perhaps most notably in the 2017 Ovation Award-winning '33 Variations' in which she played a journalist who was able to go back in time to interview Ludwig Von Beethoven (an outstanding performance by Bruce Ladd) about his work. But what happened to the world premiere production of Lee Blessing's 'A Body of Water' which Nan directed when Covid-19 shut down L.A. theaters?
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2019
What price would you pay for respect and love? John Henry Davis directs Arthur Miller's riveting tour de force, The Price, for International City Theatre, opening May 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for May 8 and May 9.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Keen Company will continue the 2020-’21 Season with the benefit re-broadcast of The Year of Magical Thinking adapted from Joan Didion’s best-selling memoir and starring Kathleen Chalfant in a one-woman tour de force performance. 
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019
Author Bill Bryson Comes To The Peace Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2019
What really goes on behind the scenes of tense arms negotiations between powerful nations? Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing's gripping play, A WALK IN THE WOODS, is especially relevant today. With talks seemingly at an impasse, the American and Soviet negotiators agree to meet informally while strolling through the peaceful forest.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020
Jon Culshaw will star as 'Bill Bryson' in a brand-new stage production of Bryson's award-winning memoir NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND adapted by BAFTA and Olivier Award winning playwright Tim Whitnall. Directed by the Watermill's Artistic Director Paul Hart, the production will have its world premiere in Newbury on Thursday 24 September and play until Saturday 31 October, with a national press night on Monday 28 September. The production will then tour to Malvern, Cambridge, and Richmond, with further dates to announced.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 5, 2021
After being dark since last March due to COVID-19, Reston Community Players comes back to life with A Walk in the Woods, a cold war era drama by Lee Blessing that examines the relationship between a Russian and an American arms negotiator as they converse informally in a series of meetings in a park on the outskirts of Geneva.  This production is being pre-recorded and presented virtually through on-demand streaming from March 19-25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
The Group Rep will present REVENGE, a brand-new thriller directed by Bruce Kimmel. We could tell you more, but why spoil the fun, and besides, if we told you more, we'd have to kill you. A reading of a diabolical thriller you won't want to miss streams one time only on Saturday, April 3 at 5:00 pm (PDT).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021
Keen Co Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced new guests for upcoming evenings of the FREE event, Keen After Hours: Heidi Armbruster & Paul Niebanck, who share the distinction of working on the most Keen productions, on April 5th, joining the previously announced Nick Blaemire tonight, March 22nd followed by Dan Domingues on March 29th.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021
Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present the New England premiere of Until the Flood by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith from April 17 to May 2 – via video on demand only, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 14, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of The Children written by acclaimed British playwright Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry. Filled with dark humor, this thought-provoking and haunting play features three of Chicago's top actors tackling complex roles: ensemble members Ora Jones (Rose) and Yasen Peyankov (Robin) with Janet Ulrich Brooks (Hazel). Following sold-out runs in London and New York, Steppenwolf proudly presents this brave and profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 29, 2021
Five on a Match, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, will present Caroline V. McGraw's (Ultimate Beauty Bible) SPLIT VALLEY, an immersive serialized radio mystery, is joining the network.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 18, 2019
A bittersweet love story about two survivors of the Armenian genocide that is a universal tale of hope, healing and redemption is next up at International City Theatre. Artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Richard Kalinoski's multiple award-winning Beast on the Moon for a three-week run, Aug. 23 through Sept. 8, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2019
Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, An Evening to Remember, Sunday, August 4, with guest of honor, Tony Award nominated and Obie-Award winning actor Kathleen Chalfant.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2019
Over the Tavern opened to a full house Sunday at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The play by Tom Dudzick is directed by Ericka Mac with Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie. Over the Tavern offers a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s.  Over the Tavern continues its run through August 11.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 10, 2020
North Coast Repertory Theatre's next conversation is with award-winning playwright Lee Blessing who penned A Walk In The Woods performed at North Coast Rep.
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 1, 2019
Sometimes A WALK IN THE WOODS is exactly what you need to be reminded that theatre can showcase some dynamic performances while also offering some talking points that were as relevant in 1988 when it first premiered as it is today.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 7, 2019
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the Chicago Premiere of Pipeline, written by 2018 MacArthur Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Pipeline runs February 1 March 3, 2019, with press performance on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of The Children written by Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry. The cast includes previously announced ensemble members Ora Jones (Rose) and Yasen Peyankov (Robin), with acclaimed actress Janet Ulrich Brooks (Hazel) rounding out the cast. Following sold out runs in London and New York, Steppenwolf is proud to present this brave, humane and beautifully written play that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2020
Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced the leads for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein featuring an all-star cast. The one night only event will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020
Jeannine Kaspar will take over the starring role of Karen Lukoff in MsTRIAL at New World Stages beginning January 3, 2020. The role was originally played by Christine Evangelista who is leaving MsTRIAL to return to shooting a?oeThe Walking Dead.a?? Tickets are $49- $89 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 2, 2019
The month marks the start of my 7th year as a reviewer for Broadway World Los Angeles. With awards season in full bloom each January, many people ask me what my favorite shows were for the previous year. Since I see 3-5 shows per week, that is a difficult and time-consuming task for me to accomplish. But for 2018, I decided to go back through all the 188 reviews/articles I wrote for every show I saw and selected my top shows month-by-month. And what fun it was to go back and select one photo from each of the top 39 shows I selected.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Keen Company is continuing its 2020-’21 Season with the benefit broadcast of The Year of Magical Thinking adapted from Joan Didion’s best-selling memoir and starring Kathleen Chalfant in a one-woman tour de force performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020
The 46th Season at People's Light invites you to revisit old favorites, find fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and be part of groundbreaking new theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein featuring an all-star cast. The one night only event in celebration of Keen's 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021
As a companion event to Sierra Madre Public Library's One Book One City program, encouraging the entire community to read A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by travel writer Bill Bryson, Sierra Madre Playhouse, in a collaboration with the Library, is presenting a virtual reading of the short story Back Porch by Chris Offutt .
by Julie Musbach - Dec 4, 2018
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Mike Durst, Yeaji Kim, Christopher Kriz, Joe Schermoly, and Ellen Willett have been the first to be named Associate Artists of the company. The newly created Associate Artist program honors the work of these talented collaborators and will give them more opportunities to work with the company on future projects.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019
The NY debut of MsTRIAL will open this Wednesday December 4 at New World Stages.Starring Christine Evangelista (TV's 'The Arrangement,' 'The Walking Dead,' Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's 'Blue Bloods'), Dep Kirkland (TV's ' Twin Peaks,' 'Law & Order'), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional: A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: 'The Loudest Voice,' 'Law & Order: SVU').
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 21, 2018
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the fourth show in its 98th season, four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned ('The Waltons') and Lance E. Nichols (HBO's 'Treme') staring in the Pulitzer Prize award-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Michael Bloom.  Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, 'We are thrilled to bring in 2019 with this powerful and still vitally important play.' Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, 'Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols will ignite the stage with their critically acclaimed powerful portrayals of these iconic characters. Led by our brilliant director Michael Bloom, this is a not-to-be-missed production to start the new year.'  DRIVING MISS DAISY will begin previews on Wednesday, January 9; will open on Sunday, January 13 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 21, 2019
A bittersweet love story about two survivors of the Armenian genocide that is a universal tale of hope, healing and redemption is next up at International City Theatre. Artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Richard Kalinoski's multiple award-winning Beast on the Moon for a three-week run, Aug. 23through Sept. 8, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019
A bittersweet love story about two survivors of the Armenian genocide that is a universal tale of hope, healing and redemption is next up at International City Theatre. Artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Richard Kalinoski's multiple award-winning Beast on the Moon for a three-week run, Aug. 23 through Sept. 8, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 1, 2019
The professional resident playwrights of Skylight Theatre Company present eleven new plays in the sixth LAb Works Festival. Since 2011 when Skylight created PlayLAb, a laboratory for LA based professional playwrights, its LA Based members have created more than 60 original new works.  The LAb Works Festival is the culmination of the most recent year's work shared as concert-style staged readings and workshop presentations.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 28, 2021
Merrimack Repertory Theatre will present the New England premiere of A Woman of the World by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman from May 15-30.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021
We Have to Hurry , by a new work by acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Dorothy Lyman starring Kathleen Chalfant and Elliott Gould will host a Virtual Stage Door.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019
What price would you pay for respect and love? John Henry Davis directs Arthur Miller's riveting tour de force, The Price, forInternational City Theatre, openingMay 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for May 8 and May 9.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
Mint Theater Company will continue the highly popular Silver Lining Streaming Series with the on-demand streaming of the two-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of A Picture of Autumn by N.C Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen beginning Monday April 19th, and continuing through June 13th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2020
The San Diego Tribune has reported that actor J. Todd Adams has passed away at age 51. Read the full story HERE.