Ashes 1977

Opened: January 25, 1977
Closing: July 03, 1977

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Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare's Globe
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2023

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Elle While (The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2019; As You Like It, Hamlet, 2018).

V&A Secure David Bowie's Archive for the Nation
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 23, 2023

The V&A has announced it will secure the archive of David Bowie for the nation – revealing the creative processes of one of the most pioneering and influential figures in the history of live and recorded music, film, fashion and beyond. From 2025, the archive will be made available to the public, from fans to school children and researchers, through the creation of The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts at V&A East Storehouse, in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2022 EarShot Readings Commission For Elijah Daniel Smith
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces that composer Elijah Daniel Smith is the recipient of its 2022 EarShot Readings Commission, supported by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

Lisa Ramirez, Jami Brandli, Penelope Lowder & More to be Featured in L.A. Writer's Workshop Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Los Angeles audiences will have the opportunity to experience new theatre thanks to Center Theatre Group’s L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival which will take place over the course of two weekends, September 9-11 and September 16-18, 2022 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

American Composers Orchestra Hosts 2022 EarShot Readings In New York City For Emerging Composers, June 16-17
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

American Composers Orchestra continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestra music, and to the next generation of composers, through its 2022 ACO EarShot Readings in New York City on June 16 and 17, 2022 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St.).

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth in Hulu's KEEPER OF THE ASHES Murder Docu-Series Trailer
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

In the series, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will open up about how a twist of fate prevented her from being present the night of the murder of three young girls in 1977 during their first night at Camp Scott, a Girl Scout sleepaway camp in Oklahoma. Watch the trailer.

World Premiere of THE BRIGHTEST THING IN THE WORLD & More Announced for Yale Rep 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2022–23 season of four plays. The season will begin with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, running October 6–29. James Bundy, who directed Albee’s A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep in 2010, will stage this new production of the explosively comedic and harrowingly profound masterpiece. 

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021

This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!

Tim Robbins Joins LOVE 'N COURAGE Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2021

Tim Robbins has joined the list of celebrities contributing performances for Theater or the New City's 2021 'Love 'N Courage' gala March 22, which benefits the theater's emerging playwrights program.  Robbins joins Charles Busch, David Amram, F. Murray Abraham and Vinie Burrows in the roster of stars sharing prepared performances.

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Gus Solomons Jr and Abdel R. Salaam Conclude The American Dance Guild Virtual Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2020

Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild continues their virtual offering 10 Years Over 10 Weeks, a rich collection of video performances of honorees and guest artists over the last ten years of ADG Performance Festivals.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 16, 2020

The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!

Stewart Copeland's New Opera ELECTRIC SAINT to Premiere in Weimar in 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

In a working partnership approaching three decades, composer Stewart Copeland and librettist Jonathan Moore bring their latest opera 'Electric Saint' to Kunstfest Weimar in September of 2020. The project is a co-commission of the innovative Kunstfest alongside Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (DNT). The world premiere performance will take place at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar on September 6, 2020, with seven subsequent performances in Weimar.

Madfish Present Ultimate Box Set 'Unburied Treasure'
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 4, 2019

Madfish proudly present the ultimate box set of Gentle Giant music - Unburied Treasure. Highly regarded in the prog-rock world for the 12 albums they released between 1970 and 1980, this comprehensive set sees the band's catalogue augmented by 15 new concert albums: seven never previously released, seven never previously officially released and one never previously released on CD. The 30-disc total also includes two posthumous live/outtake albums and a Blu-ray bonus disc. Also included are books, posters, replica promotional items and much more.

MasterVoices Announces 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the acclaimed ensemble's 78th season, celebrating the joy of choral singing and the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. Highlights include three major musical presentations at top venues, including a New York premiere, and the World Premiere of a new work, commissioned by the Company. Throughout the season there will be collaborations with leading singers, artists, ensembles and organizations, some who are familiar with and others who are new to the Company.

Chad L. Coleman And Beau Garrett To Star In SAUGERTIES At Hudson Guild Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2019

Weird Sistersannounced today that they will present SAUGERTIES, a new play by Susan Eve Haarand directed by Abigail Zealey Bess. The production will star Chad L. Coleman who is best known for playing a?oeTyreesea?? in the Golden Globe nominated series The Walking Deadand as the reformed criminal a?oeDennis 'Cutty' Wisea??  the Emmy award nominated HBO drama series The Wireand Beau Garrett who recently starred as a?oeJessica Prestona?? in Season 1 of the ABC series The Good Doctor and currently can be seen as a?oePhoebea?? on Bravo's critically acclaimed series Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.Produced by Sharon Levy/Dovetail Productions, SAUGERTIESplays a limited engagement from August 18 through September 8, with the official press opening on Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 pm, at the Hudson Guild Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. Tickets are now on sale at

Emmy-winning American Comic Actor Arte Johnson Has Passed
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

On behalf of the Gisela Johnson and the Johnson family, we are informing you that Emmy winning comedic actor, Arte Johnson has passed at 1:45am, July 3rd, 2019.  There are no services planned.  His ashes will be taken to his home away from home in HI, were a private ceremony will be held.

BWW REVIEW: History, Homeland and Healing Is Presented In The Wonderful New Australian Work COUNTING & CRACKING
by Jade Kops - Jan 16, 2019

Connection across continents, time and cultures plays out in S. Shakthidhran's bold new play COUNTING & CRACKING.

Gary Oldman to Provide Narration for New David Bowie is Mobile App
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 3, 2019

Gary Oldman, the legendary British Oscar, Golden Globe and three time Bafta-winning actor is to provide the narration for the new David Bowie is mobile app.

Photo Flash: Remembering the Late Brian Murray
by Walter McBride - Aug 27, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, acclaimed actor and director Brian Murray, who worked extensively on and off Broadway for more than fifty years, passed away from natural causes at the age of 80.

Tony Nominee Brian Murray Passes Away at 80
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 21, 2018

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Brian Murray has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Production Of DAYBREAK Begins Peformances Tomorrow
by Julie Musbach - Apr 20, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, presents the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce van Dyke (A Girl's War).  Performances BEGIN TOMORROW, April 21, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  Opening Night is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Pan Asian Rep Announces Cast of DAYBREAK
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, presents the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce van Dyke (A Girl's War).

20TH CENTURY BOY Returns to the Stage With New UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Opening on 8 March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June.

DAYBREAK World Premiere Headlines Pan Asian Rep's 41st Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced today its 41st Season of expanding on themes of social justice and historical amnesia with the return engagement of the critically acclaimed play No-No Boy by Ken Narasaki, adapted from the novel by John Okado, directed by Ron Nakahara, and the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce Van Dyke, directed by Lucie Tiberghien.

Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details!


Ashes has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1977.
Ashes has been nominated for several awards. Roberta Maxwell was nominated for Performance at the Obie Awards, as well as Brian Murray. Additionally, David Rudkin was nominated for Playwriting at the Obie Awards.
Ashes has won several awards. Roberta Maxwell won the Performance category at the Obie Awards, as did Brian Murray. Additionally, David Rudkin won the Playwriting category at the Obie Awards.