Wednesday, May 20, 2020

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focu…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Melbourne Theatre Company cancels next six productions by Arts Review

Melbourne Theatre Company has announced the cancellation of its next six productions in a bid to ensure business continuity during this global health crisis. Berlin, Sexual Misconduct of t…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

"True West" Actors Alternate Which Sweet Karate Moves They Destroy the Typewriter With Each Night by Broadway Beat

by Jason Gong. @TrashMannequin. PROVIDENCE, RI - Ticket sales have spiked for a local production of Sam Shepherd’s True West after the play’s lead actors - in a nod to the classic practi…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Script For Church & State Resonates But Main Street’s Production Not As Strong by Bill Hirschman

Church & State, about the collision of faith, politics and gun control after a school shooting, obviously could not be more timely or more resonant for South Florida audiences. Unfortuna…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Seattle Rep’s ‘True West’ and Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s ‘Our Country’s Good’ wrestle with creation vs. destruction by Brendan Kiley

You might not think “True West” and “Our Country’s Good” have much in common besides being written by white authors at either end of the ’80s. But the accident of them running in…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Emmy Winner Joe Pantoliano Sets Stage Return in New Off-Broadway Drama Drift by Andy Lefkowitz

Emmy-winning Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has signed on to headline William Francis Hoffman's world premiere play Drift. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash, will direct th…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Looking Back at John Malkovich in Off-Broadway’s True West by Nathan Skethway

Malkovich, who celebrates his birthday December 9, co-starred with Gary Sinise in the 1982 Steppenwolf production at Cherry Lane Theatre.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Cyndy A. Marion by Zack Calhoon

CYNDY A. MARION (Playwright/Director) is Producing Artistic Director of The White Horse Theater Company. A native New Yorker, Cyndy was named one of's “People of the Year”…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Jennifer Tuttle by Zack Calhoon

Jennifer Tuttle is a director, actor and teaching artist. Her recent projects include: devising and directing Immigration Stories: A Celebration of the Individual and Collective Voice for Th…

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Blood, Beer And Toasters: Main Street’s Ferocious True West by Bill Hirschman

With the fearful ferocity of twin jackhammers running amok, the brothers of Main Street Players’ True West clash and crash, attack and retreat in an anguish-fueled release of pent-up frust…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Theater reviews: barebones' 'True West'; Arcade Comedy's 'Bubble Boy' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sam Shepard’s gritty drama gets a riveting exploration in Braddock, while laughter bubbles over in the musical by the “Despicable Me’ team.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Patrick Jordan brings 'True West' to barebones by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor-director got the nudge he needed from Bingo O’Malley before taking on the Sam Shepard play in Braddock.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

12 of the Best Ensemble Acting Scenes For All Boys by Performerstuff

12 of the Best Ensemble Acting Scenes For All Boys  Written by Tiffany Wilkie August 28, 2019 It’s competition season. You are probably looking for a powerful scene to feature your…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Next up for barebones: gritty 'True West,' then dance fever for holiday season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Sam Shepard play begins Sept. 6 at the Black Box theater in Braddock; the new play “Dance Nation” runs Nov. 22-Dec. 15.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

West Adjacent: A Review of True West at Steppenwolf Theatre Company by Jay Van Ort

Steppenwolf's revival of Sam Shepard's classic play is only as potent as the sum of its parts.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

True West by Steven Morris

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Reimagining a Steppenwolf Classic: ‘True West’ by Matthew Wexler

Steppenwolf Theater presents a revival of Sam Shepard's "True West," a play that originally brought the company national attention. The post Reimagining a Steppenwolf Classic: ‘True West…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Spotlight on John Malkovich, star of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre

Perhaps you've seen him opposite Sandra Bullock in the popular new Netflix film, Bird Box, which has been gaining a lot of buzz lately, or maybe you remember him from way back in the eig…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The second coming of True West by Catey Sullivan

Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood breathe fire into Steppenwolf’s revival. If you've been banging around the Chicago theatrosphere longer than 25 seconds, y…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood Are Embattled Brothers in Steppenwolf's True West by Nathan Skethway

The Sam Shepard classic returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company through August 25.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

"The Curse of the Starving Class" at the Signature Theatre Opened 05/13/19 Ends 05/26/19 by [email protected] (simon Saltzman)

(left to right) David Warshofsky and Gilles GearyPhoto Credit: Joan Marcus It is doubtful whether there will be a more spectacularly stunning opening minute for any play this season....and t…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Thanks to the world of audio, New York theater is being revolutionized by David Canfield

When it was reported in late April that Rona Munro’s play My Name Is Lucy Barton was headed to Broadway, the story carried an obvious selling point: Four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney was…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Andre De Shields and Marylouise Burke Honored with Richard Seff Awards by BroadwayWorld

Marylouise Burke True West and Andre De Shields Hdestown are the recipients of the annual Richard Seff Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation to veteran female and male character a…

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Sarah Stiles & Ephraim Sykes Win 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards; Marylouise Burke & André De Shields Honored with Richard Seff Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The Actors' Equity Foundation has announced Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes as winners of the 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards, given to the most promising female and male performers on the New…

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Hadestown’s André De Shields and True West’s Marylouise Burke Named Winners of Richard Seff Awards by Andrew Gans

Actors’ Equity Foundation will honor the two actors in June in Manhattan.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

2018 - 2019: The Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of Beetlejuice, the Broadway 2018 - 2019 is in the record books. Actually, the season doesn't officially end until May 26th, but unofficially, the Tony Awards cut off is…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

When Actors Smash The Scenery, These Are The Folks Who Clean It Up by Artsjournal1

Take, for instance, the recent Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s True West and the wreckage Ethan Hawke left behind every show. “How would anyone, save for a skilled team of crime sce…

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tony Awards' Third Set of Rulings: Harvey Fierstein Eligible for Torch Song Revisions & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on April 11 for the third time this season to confirm the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2019 …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ethan Hawke’s Blazing Year: The Actor Talks Broadway’s ‘True West,’ His Ambitious New Showtime Series And The Night Paul Dano Kicked Him – T by Greg Evans

Few match-ups of this Broadway season seemed more right from the get-go than the Roundabout Theatre Company’s True West, director James Macdonald’s staging of Sam Shepard’s 1980 play s…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

'True West' reflects playwright Sam Shepard's vision of the American West by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Actors' Studio presents the play, ranked among Shepard’s finest achievements.

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