Theater News

2003 Kesselring Prizes for Playwriting Announced
By Matthew Murray · Sep 30, 2003
The National Arts Club has announced that Bridget Carpenter will be awarded the 2003 Kesselring Prize for playwriting for The Faculty Room. Carpenter's award of $10,000, ...
Right You Are, If You Think You Are
By Michael Portantiere · Sep 29, 2003
Michael Portantiere wonders: Is there no accounting for taste?
Legendary Director Elia Kazan Dies at 94
By Matthew Murray · Sep 29, 2003
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan, who directed some of the most influential and well-respected Broadway productions of the 20th century, died this weekend at his home in ...
The Diehl on My Fair Lady
By Peter Filichia · Sep 28, 2003
Filichia talks about My Fair Lady with Crandall Diehl, the show's original dance captain and "keeper of the flame."
Fresh Fields
By Marc Miller · Sep 28, 2003
Dorothy Fields's lyrics for Up in Central Park and Arms and the Girl remain sharp and surprising -- and the music for these shows, by Sigmund Romberg and Morton Gould, is also pretty great.
Ted Chapin to Discuss His Follies Book at NYPL
By Matthew Murray · Sep 26, 2003
Ted Chapin(Photo © Henry Grossman) Ted Chapin, author of the new book Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical "Follies" that is set to be releas
All Musicals, All the Time
By David Finkle · Sep 26, 2003
David Finkle offers a first-hand report on this year's NAMT Festival of New Musicals.
Meet Jerry Herman at Coliseum Books on October 13
By Matthew Murray · Sep 26, 2003
Jerry Herman(Photo © Michael Portantiere) Jerry Herman, the award-winning Broadway composer and lyricist whose works for the stage include Hello, Dolly! a
Playwright Herb Gardner is Dead at 68
By Matthew Murray · Sep 26, 2003
Herb Gardner Herb Gardner, the Broadway playwright who penned A Thousand Clowns (1962), died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan of lung disease at age 68. ...
A Sad Day for Sondheim
By Peter Filichia · Sep 26, 2003
In remembrance of the show's demise 38 years ago, Filichia details the Sondheim-Rodgers collaboration Do I Hear a Waltz?