Friday, January 29, 2021

Flashback Friday: Our Last Interview With Cicely Tyson

Go back to the opening night of The Gin Game, in which Tyson starred with James Earl Jones.

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Cicely Tyson, Towering Award-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 96 by

Legendary performer Cicely Tyson has died at the age of 96. The Tony and Emmy winner most recently appeared on Broadway in a revival of The Gin Game opposite James Earl Jones in 2015. Var…

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Happy 90th Birthday James Earl Jones: May The Force Be With You by New York Theater

James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi on January 17, 1931….90 years ago today. He is a 20-time Broadway veteran (most recently in “The Gin Game” in 2015) three-time Tony …

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Six theater shows to watch in October from Connecticut theaters by Christopher Arnott

The theater season has begun, largely online, but with great variety. October brings political shows, the classic play "The Gin Game," a Judy Garland tribute and more.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Hopefully Helpful List of Two-Handers by Broadwayandme

My pals at BroadwayRadio invited me to join them for this past Sunday’s “This Week on Broadway“ podcast. We talked about some of our all-time favorite plays (you can hear us by clicki…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Broadway Stars Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway alums have been nominated for 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be revealed during a live TV broadcast on BET Networks on February 22 at 8:00pm. Among the …

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy 88th birthday James Earl Jones: May the Force Be With You. by New York Theater

James Earl Jones, 20-time Broadway veteran (most recently in The Gin Game in 2015) three-time Tony winner, was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi on January 17, 1931 – 88 years ago today.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Gin Game by Lara Altunian

The post The Gin Game appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Stage-and-Screen Legend Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Oscar by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning star Cicely Tyson has been named the recipient of another esteemed honor. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will bestow the actress with an Honorary Oscar for her …

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Look Back at Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in The Gin Game on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The show opened October 6, 1977 at the John Golden Theatre.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Review: The Gin Game (Drury Lane Theatre) by Catey Sullivan

The plot of D. L. Coburn’s 100-minute, two-person drama sounds so simple you wonder how it could possibly be a compelling drama: Two people play half a dozen hands of gin. Yet within this …

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Chicago acting couple elevates 'The Gin Game' by Chris Jones

Ever since its New York opening in 1977, D.L. Colburn's "The Gin Game" has attracted extraordinary actors. First, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy made the play their own. In the 1990s, Charles…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

‘The Gin Game’ deals a cutting hand to two lonely seniors by Hedy Weiss

It is worth heading to the Drury Lane Theatre production of D.L. Coburn’s two-character play, “The Gin Game,” simply to watch the countless variations actor John Reeger can…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Couple Onstage and Off Takes on The Gin Game in Chicago by Robert Loerzel

Paula Scrofano and John Reeger are finally living out their dream of starring together in The Gin Game, at Drury Lane.

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The First Couple of Chicago Theatre Returns in The Gin Game by Kelly Wallace

With these two names on the marquee, the Drury Lane Theatre’s production boasts theatre royalty.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stage & Screen Legend James Earl Jones to Be Honored with Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones will receive the 2017 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The honor will be presented at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on June 11 at Radio…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In The Moment: An Interview With Playwright D. L. Coburn on The MetroStage Production of ‘The Gin Game’ by David Siegel

At a comfortable table at Alexandria’s Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Café, I had the happy opportunity to spend some delightful one-on-one time with The Gin Game‘s playwright D. L. …

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Playwright D. L. Coburn responds to MetroStage’s production of Gin Game by Debbie Minter Jackson

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright D. L. Coburn was intrigued by DC area reviews of his play, The Gin Game, at MetroStage, enough to make a special trip to see it.  He wrote the play 40 yea…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Gin Game’ at Metro Stage by Andrew White

Broadway hits have a mixed record when it comes to longevity.  Some capture the zeitgeist but don’t maintain a strong presence in the repertory in later years; others appeal to New Yorker…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

In the Moment: The Soundscape of MetroStage’s ‘The Gin Game’ Rocks! by David Siegel

I love being surprised when I go to theater. Recently, I went to a play, MetroStage’s comely The Gin Game, and became totally smitten with the textures of its music design. It was a sound…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Gin Game at MetroStage (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

In the right hands, a simple game of cards can uncover secrets, reveal hidden truths, and topple the best intentions of polite etiquette and civility.  The Gin Game at MetroStage shows tha…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Review: ‘The Gin Game’ at MetroStage by Jane Franklin

You observe a cozy setting, a two story structure slightly suggestive of institutional. There’s a gliding rocker and curtained windows that filter warm amber light, potted plants, scattere…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

James Earl Jones Will Headline Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theater by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner and screen legend James Earl Jones will star in the American Repertory Theater revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana. As previously announced, Michael Wils…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Cicely Tyson To Be Honored At American Theatre Wing 2016 Gala by Jazmine Harper-Davis

Photo by Charles Sykes The American Theatre Wing will honor Tony winner Cicely Tyson at its annual Gala September 26 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tyson, who was …

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Theater News: Cicely Tyson to Be Honored at the American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala

Tyson was last seen on Broadway in The Gin Game.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Spotlight On...Judith Chaffee by Michael Block

Name: Judith ChaffeeHometown: Newbury, MA (Plum Island)Education: Skidmore, MS Smith in Dance/Theatre, International School of Comic Acting (Italy)Select Credits: BCAP: production of “Good…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

James Earl Jones & More Join Santino Fontana, Skylar Astin for Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater at City Center by Ryan McPhee

Stage and screen legend James Earl Jones has joined the cast of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as part of New York City Center Encores!’ Off-Center series. The roster also includes the p…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fourth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • Skip Viragh Center for the Arts by Andrea

Another St. Louis Theater Circle Awards ceremony has come and gone, and the award recipients, as well as the impressive bevy of nominees, are a testament to the talent we’re lucky enough t…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

All in the Cards by Sam Hurwitt

The Gin Game is a nasty piece of business. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Fourth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Nominations by Andrea

The nominations are out! Here's the full list of this year's fourth annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards nominees. The ceremony will be on Monday, March 21st at a new location -- the Skip …

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Birthday Boy Hamilton Is Lion King's Right Hand Man in Post-Holiday Box Office by Ryan McPhee

It’s Alexander Hamilton’s 259th (or 261st, depending on who tells your story) birthday, and here’s just one more way to celebrate the Founding Father’s big day. The b…

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