The Grand Manner

$80 - $85

In 1948, playwright A.R. Gurney, then a young boarding school student, traveled to New York where he attended a performance of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, going backstage afterwards to meet the production's star, the great stage actress Katharine Cornell, who was dubbed "The First Lady of the American Stage" by the legendary critic Alexander Woollcott. A mix of remembrance and imagination, THE GRAND MANNER is a love letter to this fabled actress and a heartfelt look back at the glorious heyday of the Broadway theatre.



Playwright A.R. Gurney's many plays include Far East, Ancestral Voices and Big Bill, all produced by Lincoln Center Theater. Director Mark Lamos returns to Lincoln Center Theater where he directed Gurney's Big Bill as well as such past LCT productions as Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Measure for Measure, Sheridan's The Rivals and Edward Albee's Seascape.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE will return to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) this spring. Bill Camp (as Reverend John Hale), Jim Norton (as Giles Corey), Tavi Gevinson (as Mary Warren), and Jason Butler Harner (as Reverend Samuel Parris) are among those who will join previously announced stars Ben Whishaw (as John Proctor), Sophie Okonedo (as Elizabeth Proctor), Saoirse Ronan (as Abigail Williams), and Ciaran Hinds (as Deputy-Governor Danforth).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, Mary Jane, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present Peter and the Starcatcher from December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the musical play is a wildly theatrical and innovative retelling of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014
Kate Burton and Katie Lowes have been set to host the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 2, at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel, it was announced today. Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30 and the ceremony starts at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013
The Flea Theater invites you to the World Premiere of FAMILY FURNITURE by A.R. Gurney. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights) starring Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order), Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with newcomers Ismenia Mendes and Molly Nordin. Performances run November 12 - December 22 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014
Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013
Good Theater kicks off its 12th season with the 2012 Tony Award winning Best Play CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris, playing today, October 2-27, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. Contact Good Theater at 207-885-5885 or www.goodtheater.com for tickets and information.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013
Good Theater has announced the New England premiere of A.R. Gurney's charming and funny THE GRAND MANNER directed by Brian P. Allen, playing November 6-24. Good Theater is the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go to www.goodtheater.com. Performance schedule: Wednesdays* 7:00 ($20), Thursdays 7:00 ($20), Fridays 7:30 ($25), Saturdays 3:00* ($25) & 7:30 ($28) and Sundays 2:00 ($28). Wednesdays 11/6 & 11/13; Saturday matinees at 3:00 11/16 & 11/23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014
A champion of music theatre in all its diversity, Toronto Operetta Theatrepresents the Canadian Premiere of the Spanish zarzuela, LA GRAN VIA by Chueca and Valverde onSunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Premiered at Teatro Felipe in 1886, this renowned zarzuela is a bold mixture of comic fantasy, social comment, political satire and the indelible music of Spain. The work was inspired by the creation of a gleaming new avenue in the heart of Madrid - La Gran Via – a thoroughfare that has become as famous as London's Piccadilly or Broadway in New York. “We have taken Chueca's short form zarzuela or genero chico” says Guillermo Silva-Marin, “and added well-known works from other zarzuela masters…just as was done during that time in Madrid.” The full afternoon will be a musical revue in the grand manner of the world's most exciting entertainment centres.
by Meet the Cast - Oct 14, 2013
Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish opened on Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast!
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 11, 2017
Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013
Good Theater presents the New England premiere of A.R. Gurney's charming and funny THE GRAND MANNER directed by Brian P. Allen, playing November 6-24. Good Theater is the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go towww.goodtheater.com. Performance schedule: Wednesdays* 7:00 ($20), Thursdays 7:00 ($20), Fridays 7:30 ($25), Saturdays 3:00* ($25) & 7:30 ($28) and Sundays 2:00 ($28). Wednesdays 11/6 & 11/13; Saturday matinees at 3:00 11/16 & 11/23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
Seven time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner and three time Emmy Award and Tony Award-nominee Kate Burton will star in a two-week East Coast tour of concert readings of Jeff Cohen's play The Soap Myth. The readings, which will be directed by Pam Berlin and will also feature Ned Eisenberg & Blair Baker, will serve as a tribute to International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The tour will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Miami Beach Florida, and will conclude on Thursday, February 1 at Hofstra University on Long Island.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Peter and the Starcatcher from December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the musical play is a wildly theatrical and innovative retelling of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 14, 2013
The Good Theater's (Portland, ME) New England premiere of A.R. Gurney's latest play, The Grand Manner, is a wistful, droll, and stylish production of this charming, nostalgic paean to theatre on the Great White Way in 1948. The play, which originally opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theatre in 2010, deals with an autobiographical episode, augmented into legend.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013
Good Theater announces the stars and cast for its 10th edition of Broadway at Good Theater. Performances will be Thursday 12/5 at 7:00 ($25), Friday 12/6 at 7:30 ($25), Saturday 12/7 at 3:00 ($25) & 7:30 ($30) and Sunday 12/8 at 2:00 ($30). This year the company will host Kenita R. Miller and Christopher A. Pecoraro as the Broadway headliners for the five concerts playing December 5-8.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013
The Flea Theater invites you to the World Premiere of FAMILY FURNITURE by A.R. Gurney. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights) starring Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order), Peter Scolari (Girls, Newhart, Bosom Buddies), and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) with newcomers Ismenia Mendes and Molly Nordin. Performances run tonight, November 12 - December 22 at The Flea (41 White Street between Church and Broadway in Tribeca).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013
Award-winning actors Bill Connington (ZOMBIE) and AnnMarie Benedict (ROBESON) will appear in A.R. Gurney's beloved classic, LOVE LETTERS, on Thursday, November 14th at the Colonial Dames Museum House at 215 East 71st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). Cocktails are at 6 pm; the performance is at 7 pm. The play is directed by Dan Cordle (POSSESSION) and will benefit historic Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park. The evening is produced by Razors Edge Productions. Tickets are $75 each, or two for $125. For information and reservations call 212-744-3572.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014
92Y announces a discussion with the stars and creative team of Mothers and Sons, the acclaimed new play recently nominated for two Tony Awards - Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Panelists include four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, and director Sheryl Kaller (Tony nominee) along with stars Tyne Daly (a Tony and six-time Emmy Award-winner) and Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee), along with moderator Perez Hilton.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015
Good Theater has announced the Maine premiere of Sharr White's acclaimed play, THE OTHER PLACE opening tonight, March 4 and running through March 29. Good Theater is the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014
Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014
The British are coming to Monmouth for Theater at Monmouth's 45th season. The British Invasion, running from June 28 through September 28, 2014, features a line-up of plays from England's greatest playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014
Good Theater has announced the world premiere of Stephen Underwood's UNDERWATERGUY playing April 2-13 for twelve performances at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and more information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go to www.goodtheater.com .
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016
Keen Company's spring production of BOY, featuring Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster, Paul Niebanck, and Rebecca Rittenhouse, opens tonight Off-Broadway at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014
A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2018
Bobby Steggert has shared a personal essay on why he left his acting career to pursue a master's degree in social work. The piece, titled 'An Open Letter to the Artist,' was written for the digital platform Medium.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014
360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street @ Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from August 13-29, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016
BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil').
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Good Theater presents the Portland premiere of the recent Broadway hit, A Doll's House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. The show opens February 20 and plays through March 17. Good Theater is the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016
BOY, a co-production with the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Ensemble Studio Theatre (William Carden, Artistic Director, Paul A. Slee, Executive Director)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs and Program Director), begins performances tonight, February 23rd, with opening night set for March 10th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014
Good Theater continues its 12th season with the New England premiere of THE OUTGOING TIDE by Bruce Graham running March 5-30, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. Tickets and information are available at 207-885-5883 or by going to the Good Theater website www.goodtheater.com .
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015
Good Theater has announced the Maine premiere of Sharr White's acclaimed play, THE OTHER PLACE opening March 4 and running through March 29. Good Theater is the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and information call 207-885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website www.goodtheater.com .
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER now through January 3, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the musical play is a wildly theatrical and innovative retelling of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 26, 2013
Despite its location far, far north, and its relatively sparse population compared to cultural capitals, Maine boasts a rich regional theatre climate. There are quite a few thriving, adventurous, permanent professional companies, as well as an excellent contingent of community theatres. This year offered a wealth of exciting choices. Here is my personal list for 2013, grouped by theatre company and show:
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Peter and the Starcatcher from tonight, December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013
Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller and Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly in the upcoming Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, it was announced today. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Steggert, currently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Preview performances have been set to begin Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night has been announced for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for the first show of the 2017/18 NYTW season, MARY JANE, written by NYTW Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, Belleville) and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Sundown, Yellow Moon; A Life).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014
360repco presents Lancelot, a world premiere drama by award-winning playwright Steven Fechter (The Woodsman), and music by New York-based rock band The Head Set. Thom Fogarty directs a cast of four, including Stephen James Anthony* (Bway: War Horse), Lulu Fogarty*, Romy Nordlinger* and Grant Riordon. Performances will be staged at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 from today, August 13-29, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014
Good Theater has announced the world premiere of Stephen Underwood's UNDERWATERGUY playing April 2-13 for twelve performances at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and more information contact Good Theater at 207-885-5883 or go to www.goodtheater.com .
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) today, April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24.