Theater News

Norman Mailer Dies at 84
Norman Mailer Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer died this morning in New York City of acute renal failure. He was 84. Over a nearly 60-year career, the ...
MTC Cancels Kenneth Lonergan's The Starry Messenger
Matthew Broderick (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Manhattan Theatre Club has cancelled its world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's play The Starry Messenger starr
Barron, Conlee, Hecht, McDormand, et al. Set for Don't Tread on Me
Jessica Hecht (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Mia Barron, John Ellison Conlee, Lizzie Cooper Davis, Jessica Hecht, Maggie Lacey, Frances McDormand, and Jeanine Serral
Broadway Producer George W. George Dies at 87
Broadway producer George W. George, who received Tony Award nominations for producing the 1964 biographical play Dylan and Alan Ayckbourn's 1979 comedy Bedroom Farce, ...
Field, Goldberg, Harris, et al. Nominated for People's Choice Awards
Neil Patrick Harris (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) Nominations for the annual People's Choice Awards have been announced. The results will be announced as part of a
Young Guns
Billy Crystal, Lauren Graham, David Hasselhoff, Goldie Hawn, Brad Oscar, Rosie O'Donnell, Natalie Portman, Martin Short, and Elaine Stritch join Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder and the cast of Young Frankenstein for a star-studded opening night.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Return to Broadway in February
Debbie Allen (© Joseph Marzullo/Retna) An African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, to be directed by Debbie Allen, will
SF Kids Spotlight: November '07
In November, kids can enjoy In the Land of the Grasshopper Song (November 16 - December 2, Magic Theatre) and Tales of Brer Rabbit (November 17, Sunnyvale Community Center). The first is a true story based on the adventures of two women who set out from the East Coast in 1908 to be "field matrons" for the Karuk Indian Tribe of Northern California. They were the only white women in the sixty-mile stretch of territory and left after two years with a great respect for the people they lived among. Brer Rabbit also invites you to journey back in time, but offers a light-hearted look at the wonderful stories of Joel Chandler Harris.
Chicago Kids Spotlight: November '07
The Premiere Theatre Company adapts The Quiltmakers' Gift, which will be both shadow interpreted and translated into American Sign Language (October 30-December 16 at the Athenaeum Theatre), the Ringling Brothers Circus is in town with Bellobration, featuring star clown, Bello (November 1-25, split between the urban United Center and suburban Allstate Arena), and Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a treat for all ages with a return visit by the French physical theater troupe Compagnie Thierre, presenting Farewell Umbrella (November 21-December 1). The company is led by the deftly gifted grandson of Charlie Chaplin.