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Grover's Corners - 1986 - New York

Based on the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company's 2019a?"20 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Performances take place October 25a?"November 17 at SSP's home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, hosts a celebration of theater for the month of October 2019. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Syracuse Stage has announced plans for adjustments to the 2020/2021 season in order to address the continuing impact of the Covid-19 virus. Three previously announced plays will be replaced in the six show season. The Cold Read Festival of New Plays returns with additional enhanced experiences. A series of community focused performances and conversations will be added and subscribers will be given access to a series of special interviews and behind the scenes looks guided by Syracuse Stage artistic leadership.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Join The Drama Studio for this classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play that explores life, love, and death in the small town of Grover's Corners at the turn of the century.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 27, 2019
A group of students has forcibly taken over a theatre space on their college campus. The room hasn't been touched in a year a?' not since a school shooting rocked the very foundation they're playing to, in the middle of a performance of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The survivors have come together to hold a last hurrah: part vigil, part documentary, part call-to-action. See, the building is scheduled for demolition tomorrow a?' and, while they can, the students want to remind their community of what happened and what is at stake if they don't act.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's professional regional theatre company, launches its 40th Anniversary Season this week with Our Town, by Thornton Wilder. The iconic American drama, featuring an all-Alaskan cast directed by Art Rotch, will play Oct. 5-Nov. 3 at the theatre in Juneau, and Nov. 9-25 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Birth; marriage; death. And everything in between. As day breaks on another ordinary day, the townsfolk of Grover's Corners go about their business: newspapers are delivered; people go to work; gardens are tended to. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life's events unfold and a community comes together, one question remains: 'do any human beings ever realise life as they live it? Every, every minute?'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
For our 87th show, it's May, it's May, the lusty month of May and we are doing our usual irreverent and wacky May show, where, as Cole Porter once said, anything goes. We have an amazing cast plus two great guest stars. You'll hear some very rare songs from shows like The Grass Harp, Grover's Corners, Personals, Bring Back Birdie, A Broadway Musical, plus some rare cut songs from shows, plus some classics, both from shows and The Great American Songbook.
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 7, 2018
Thorton Wilder's Our Town tells the story of the everyday lives of the citizens of a fictional American small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, this show is uniquely suited for our King Avenue sanctuary.  You won't want to miss this telling of Our Town, during its 80th anniversary of its Broadway opening.  Performances run March 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and March 11 at 3:00pm. All performances are at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH. Childcare is available during the Friday evening and Sunday matinee performances. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
After lengthy deliberation, the American Theatre Critics Association has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Majestic Repertory Theatre's artistic director Troy Heard announced the company's 2018-19 season today. Featuring seven productions in the MainStage lineup and two productions in the Backstage series, the season includes the world premiere of Amber Ruffin's ("Late Night with Seth Meyers") musical Bigfoot; the regional premiere of Rachel Bykowski's high school football drama Tight End; a full-scale immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's dark comedy Measure for Measure set in 1970s Las Vegas; the Las Vegas premiere of Lucas Hnath's mind (and tongue) twisting A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney; intimate new stagings of the classic musical Cabaret, the adolescent angst rock musical Spring Awakening and Thornton WIlder's Our Town; the Vegas premiere of Matthew Lopez's Elvis-meets-drag queens comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; and the world premiere of Heard's "Tales from the Crypt" tinged holiday thriller Krampus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Two Tony Award-winning musicals, an American classic, a smart new comedy, a haunting new adaptation of a literary masterpiece and a world premiere are at the heart of Syracuse Stage's 48th season. Artistic director Robert Hupp said the shows in the season all in some way address ideas of home 'in all its idealized, romanticized, messy and real manifestations.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
On March 20, Classic Theatre will open Our Town, the heartfelt classic drama by American playwright Thornton Wilder.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Written by Thornton Wilder and winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families in the small town of Grover's Corners as they live, fall in love, marry and, eventually, die. Renowned for its simplicity and focus on the universality of daily life, the production is narrated by a Stage Manager, and performed with minimal props and sets.  This classic of American dramatic literature is often taught to theatre students of all ages, and Patio Playhouse is excited to share in that educational tradition.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Written by Thornton Wilder and winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families in the small town of Grover's Corners as they live, fall in love, marry and, eventually, die. Renowned for its simplicity and focus on the universality of daily life, the production is narrated by a Stage Manager, and performed with minimal props and sets. This classic of American dramatic literature is often taught to theatre students of all ages, and Patio Playhouse is excited to share in that educational tradition.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
It is a universal human experience trying to find where you belong; to find your home. In our 52nd season here at Patio Playhouse, I'm excited to present a series of shows that explore finding family and home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Thornton Wilder's Our Town has been a staple of high schools and community theaters around the world since its premiere over eighty years ago. Audiences have been continually charmed by this deceptively simple look at the fictional New England town of Grover's Corners at the turn of the twentieth century. Majestic Repertory Theatre will provide audiences with a unique perspective on this American classic, continuing its move toward creative unique immersive experiences,
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Musical Theatre of Anthem has announced their 2020-2021 Lucky 13th Season, bringing to the stage some new performances sure to delight patrons of all ages.  MTA will produce 8 shows offering tremendous opportunities for performers of all ages, including casting all youth who audition in productions for performers ages 6-19, as well as opportunities for adult performers.  
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 30, 2020
BroadwayWorld has learned that online rumors about a Broadway revival of Our Town are true. Producer Scott Rudin has plans to bring Thornton Wilder's play back to Broadway for the first time since 2002. Rudin has tapped Tony winner Bartlett Sher (To Kill a Mockingbird) to direct the play, which will be led by Dustin Hoffman, who last appeared on Broadway in 1990. A timeline for the production remains unknown.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, is thrilled to announce the 2018 53rd Summer Season of alternating rep. Under Co-Artistic Directors Ethan Paulini and Robert H. Fowler and Managing Director Rhonda Picou, the Weathervane will present 8 weeks of musicals, comedies and classics. In addition to Main Stage productions, the Weathervane keeps the calendar full with a variety of other programming for audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) announce the company's 2019-20 season, featuring classic works by American and British playwrights. Performances take place at SSP's home on the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Weston Playhouse Theatre is ready to launch the 2018 Main Stage season with Christopher Lloyd starring in Our Town-a fresh take on a timeless classic. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on the small, fictional town of Grover's Corners, where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. This simple yet profound story of community, brought to life by Thornton Wilder's singular voice, remains one of the most loved plays of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced another event for the community, Bobbie's Summer Series, where on select weekends in August, Berkshire County's talented musicians and dancers will provide diverse entertainment for adults and children alike.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
For the fourth show in their 47th annual summer season - and for the first time in the theatre's history - Cortland Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize winning American classic Our Town written by Thornton Wilder.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
People's Light wraps up summer with a music-infused production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wilder's masterwork remains one of the most popular plays of all time, reminding audiences across the country that there is beauty in the ordinary.
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020
Olivia Oguma has created a new video featuring performers reciting a monologue from Our Town, titled 'their town. OUR town.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Thornton Wilder's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning drama makes a rare not-to-be-missed visit to Circle's stage. This moving story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Wilder's classic play reminds us of the importance of love, loss, and living in the moment.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Thornton Wilder's iconic Pulitzer Prize winning drama makes a rare not-to-be-missed visit to our stage. This moving story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: 'Daily Life,' 'Love and Marriage,' and 'Death and Eternity.' Wilder's classic play reminds us of the importance of love, loss, and living in the moment. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Black Swan State Theatre Company's first production for the year is the Pulitzer award winning Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Thornton Wilder's iconic Pulitzer Prize winning drama makes a rare not-to-be-missed visit to our stage. This moving story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: 'Daily Life,' 'Love and Marriage,' and 'Death and Eternity.' Wilder's classic play reminds us of the importance of love, loss, and living in the moment. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
City Theatre Austin presents OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder's iconic classic of the American stage. February 14 - March 3 at Picturebox Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Theatrical Outfit launches its 2019 a?" 2020 Season with an unprecedented event a?" Our Town and The Laramie Project running together in repertory. 10 actors. 2 directors. 1 unforgettable experience. This groundbreaking theatrical event runs August 27 a?" September 29, 2019 only at The Balzer Theater at Herren's in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
The Reading Theater Project will produce Thornton Wilder's, Our Town, September 27 - 29 and October 4 - 6, 2019 at the WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. Fifth St., Reading, Pa., 19605. Tickets are $20 in advance and $10 for students.  Tickets at the door are $25. To order tickets and for show times, visit ReadingTheaterProject.com or call 484-706-9719.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
For it's 2019-2020 season, The Drama Studio will present performances of two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by American playwright Thornton Wilder: Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2018
One of the fist modern instances of 'breaking the fourth wall,' Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN is a story addressed directly to an audience - by the production's Stage Manager, the narrator and an occasional player in the story. It's a tale of the life of the fictional Grover's Corners, New Hampshire from 1901 through 1913, seen through the eyes of two neighboring families and the Stage Manager's decription of the locale.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is honored to be celebrating its 100th show with the timeless classic, Our Town, sponsored by Evon Kishbaugh, in memory of Lyle Kishbaugh, one of MTA's Founding Board Members.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
Last night, Classic celebrated its announcement of season 13 with carefully selected cocktail recipes, Classic party favors to be delivered to all attendees, performance space reveals, the season 13 line-up of shows, and conversations with season 13 directors. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
For the fourth show in their 47th annual summer season - and for the first time in the theatre's history - Cortland Repertory Theatre proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize winning American classic Our Town written by Thornton Wilder. Performances will run from August 1st - 11th with evening show times at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on August 3, 7 and 8 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT cautions that this is the only approved online ticket service; other online sites charge significantly higher rates for tickets and are NOT approved by CRT.
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!
by Timothy Shawver - Apr 6, 2019
The most producible classic American play, OUR TOWN, is thankfully one of its best. Zao Theatre's production delivers an enjoyable, well-performed production running in Apache Junction through April 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Ghostlight Productions, kicks off its inaugural season with a new production of the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, a captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall, with performances April 25 -28 at Richmond Town's County Courthouse.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
80 years after Wilder's brilliantly bittersweet portrait of small-town life first opened on Broadway, the people of Grover's Corners are back on the small stage, and they're almost ready to get started... in just a minute... any day now...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest professional theatre, proudly announces its 2019-2020 Season, which also marks the final season under the leadership of Artistic Director Tom Key. The season promises to be a powerful representation of the kind of work Key loves to produce at the theatre's home in the heart of downtown Atlanta:
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Building on its reputation for creating new and exciting theater that is relevant to the Berks County community, Reading Theater Project has announced teen auditions for its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder's, Our Town.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
80 years after Wilder's brilliantly bittersweet portrait of small-town life first opened on Broadway, the people of Grover's Corners are back on the small stage, and they're almost ready to get started... in just a minute... any day now...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced full casting for Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town. Directed by The Gate Theatre's Artistic Director, Ellen McDougall, the cast is led by Natalie Klamar in the central role of Stage Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Theatre Aspen announced casting for the organization's 35th Anniversary Season, which includes Ragtime, Godspell, and Our Town today. This season's productions promise to bring world class theatre dramatically closer by presenting talent from Broadway, national tours, and training programs from across the country.