playwright http://wamc.org en John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse "A Great Wilderness" At Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/great-wilderness-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After decades as the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to “cure” gay teens, Walt is packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers that his previously unwavering moral compass no longer points the way.</p><p><em>A Great Wilderness</em> is a play by Obie Award winner, Samuel D. Hunter. It is directed at <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> by Eric Ting and stars Jeffrey DeMunn. The three join us to talk about the play, which runs on the Nikos Stage at WTF July 9-July 20.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94241 at http://wamc.org "A Great Wilderness" At Williamstown Theatre Festival Berkshire Playwright's Lab Presents Jane Anderson's "Mother Of The Maid" On 7/2 http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-playwrights-lab-presents-jane-andersons-mother-maid-72 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.berkshireplaywrightslab.org/">Berkshire Playwrights Lab</a> provides an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to find a secure berth where they can develop new work and/or explore new avenues of creativity. Founded by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe, and Matthew Penn, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the area’s only theater dedicated exclusively to encouraging, developing, and presenting new plays.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93764 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Playwright's Lab Presents Jane Anderson's "Mother Of The Maid" On 7/2 Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick” http://wamc.org/post/half-moon-theatre-s-presentation-lovesick <p></p><p><a href="http://www.halfmoontheatre.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Half Moon Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Hudson Valley's resident professional </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> company, will present </span><a href="http://www.johncariani.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">John Cariani’s </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">brand new play </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Love/Sick</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the </span>HMT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Performance Space in Poughkeepsie November </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through the </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Mr. Cariani, an actor and a playwright, has been seen on and off Broadway and in numerous TV shows and films. His hit play<em> Almost, Maine </em>has been produced by nearly 2,000 theater companies in the United States. With <em>Love/Sick</em>, Cariani returns to the hilarious and heartbreaking landscape of romantic love. Christopher V. Edwards, Associate Artistic Director of the <a href="http://www.hvshakespeare.org">Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival</a>, directs <em>Love/Sick</em> for Halfmoon Theatre. Playwright and Director join us this morning</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76478 at http://wamc.org Half Moon Theatre’s Presentation of “Love/Sick” "Late Summer Magic" With Charles Busch At Club Helsinki http://wamc.org/post/late-summer-magic-charles-busch-club-helsinki <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Sunday at </span>7pm,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Helsinki on Broadway - in association with </span>Showstoppers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> New York -presents </span><a href="http://www.charlesbusch.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Charles Busch</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in a cabaret evening entitled </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Summer Magic</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He performed at </span><a href="http://www.helsinkihudson.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Club Helsinki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Hudson, NY last fall and returns by popular demand. He will be joined by musical director and accompanist, </span><a href="http://www.tomjudson.blogspot.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom Judson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 72570 at http://wamc.org "Late Summer Magic" With Charles Busch At Club Helsinki "American Hero" at Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/american-hero-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The World Premier of <em>American Hero</em> is running on the Nikos Stage at The Williamstown Theatre Festival through July 7th.</p><p>In the play - seventeen-year-old Sheri and her co-workers at a new sandwich franchise have honed their skills making everything according to the corporate manual. But when the franchise owner mysteriously disappears, they are forced to improvise.</p><p><a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">The Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> production starts Erin Whilhelmi, Ari Graynor, James Waterston and Omar Metwally and is directed by Leigh Silverman.</p><p>The playwright, Bess Wohl, joins us.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 68325 at http://wamc.org "American Hero" at Williamstown Theatre Festival "Downtown Race Riot" at Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/downtown-race-riot-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There’s a riot on in Washington Square Park and a motley band of feckless, funny young men are spoiling for a fight. Against this backdrop of tribal loyalties and petty beefs, 18-year old Pnut McPartland has to pick sides and hustle his family and his friends just to stay alive.</p><p><em>Downtown Race Riot</em> is a new play by Seth Svi Rosenfeld and it’s running at <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">New York Stage and Film and Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theatre </a>through July 7th.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 68012 at http://wamc.org "Downtown Race Riot" at Powerhouse The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/hyde-collection-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.atfestival.org/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival</a> is such a special theatre company offering new, interesting, fun and world premiere works of theatre. Their season this summer includes everything from Judy Garland, to Avenue Q, to – of course – Georgia O’Keeffe.</p><p>Mark Fleischer is the Producing Artistic Director of ATF and has been since 2007. He joins us to tell us about their upcoming productions, including their opening production: Heartbreaker: Two Months with Judy Garland.</p><p>In 1968, when he was 26, songwriter John Meyer met Judy Garland. The next two months were an emotional roller-coaster, but his life was changed forever. Inspired by his acclaimed memoir, Meyer brings to the stage the true story of his romance with a star whose flame was dying and how he attempts to rescue her from her self-destructive demons. John Meyer and the show’s director, Michael Bush, and star, Christine Andreas join us along with Mark Fleischer.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 67764 at http://wamc.org The Hyde Collection - Adirondack Theatre Festival "Scott and Zelda" reading at Williamtown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/scott-and-zelda-reading-williamtown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fitzgerald share a famously tumultuous and public life together. In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott and Zelda</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we hear the story in their own words – drawn from novels, including </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Great Gatsby</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Tender Is the Night</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, alongside commentary from intimates like Ernest Hemingway and others. Their edgy union, challenged by traumatic breakdowns and critical failures, found its best expression in their final letters, which are among the most moving ever written.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Williamstown Theatre Festival will present a reading of Kay Cattarulla’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott and Zelda</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Monday, July 1st. The reading will feature John Benjamin Hickey and Patricia Clarkson and will be directed by Maria Tucci.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67339 at http://wamc.org "Scott and Zelda" reading at Williamtown Theatre Festival Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 http://wamc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-charles-h-fuller-egg-418-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.aacccr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents of the Capital Region through a variety of programs that raise the collective consciousness of all ethnicities to the rich and vibrant history, contribution, and culture of African Americans.</span></p><p>This Thursday, April 18th, The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region will hold a Gala fundraiser in the Swyer Theater at <a href="http://www.theegg.org">The Egg</a> in Albany, New York.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.aacccr.org/events"> evening</a> will include performances of scenes from <em>A Soldier's Play</em>, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles H. Fuller, a conversation with -and award presentation to- Fuller – and more.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62279 at http://wamc.org Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18