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Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn Set to Star in New Independent Coming-Of-Age Film Scout

Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn Set to Star in New Independent Coming-Of-Age Film Scout

Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn, along with Broadway alums Danny Glover and Jane Seymour, have signed on to star in Laurie Weltz's forthcoming coming-of-age film Scout. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, about an unlikely friendship between an anarchistic girl and a depressed teenage boy, has already begun shooting in Los Angeles.

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Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn & Blake Lively Will Star in Fantasy Film The Age of Adaline

Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn & Blake Lively Will Star in Fantasy Film The Age of Adaline

Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively have signed on to star in Lee Toland Krieger's fantasy romance feature The Age of Adaline. According to Deadline.com, the duo will begin production on the film in March 2014. Lively is the latest star to be attached to the film, which has experienced numerous delays ...

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Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Cameron Mackintosh & More Top List of 2013 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees

Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Cameron Mackintosh & More Top List of 2013 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees

The legendary Theater Hall of Fame is welcoming eight very talented new members into its ranks: Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, Tony and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, producer Cameron Mackintosh, directors George C. Wolfe, Jerry Zaks and Lynne Meadow, designer David Hays and the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry. The 43rd annual induction ceremony will take place January 27, 2014 at ...

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Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions from the 2012-13 season. The 14 productions discussed include Grace, Cyrano de Bergerac, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Heiress, Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Scandalous, A Christmas Story, Dead Accounts, The Anarchist, Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross, The ...

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Squigs Sketches a Steamy Summer Fling at the Broadway Revival of Picnic

Squigs Sketches a Steamy Summer Fling at the Broadway Revival of Picnic

It's a challenge to capture the red-hot chemistry between Sebastian Stan and Maggie Grace in Picnic, but leave it to Broadway.com’s sublime sketch artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson to get it oh so right! In this week’s Broadway Ink, Squigs lends his artistic talents to Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, which stars (from left ...

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Summer Lovin': How the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Picnic Turned Up the Heat on Broadway 60 Years Ago

Summer Lovin': How the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Picnic Turned Up the Heat on Broadway 60 Years Ago

A dashing drifter, a beautiful girl and the last day of summer… sounds romantic, no? Passion and propriety collide in William Inge’s Picnic, the 1953 dramedy that’s receiving a starry Broadway revival at the American Airlines Theatre. How did this steamy tale fare when it debuted, and how has it continued to thrill audiences for 60 years? Get a quick ...

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Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan & More Share the Secret to a Perfect Picnic

Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan & More Share the Secret to a Perfect Picnic

Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan, Ellen Burstyn, Mare Winningham and more star in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of William Inge’s Picnic. Find out what the cast had to say about the steamy show on opening night!

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It’s a Scorching Hot Opening Night for the Cast of Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan

It’s a Scorching Hot Opening Night for the Cast of Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan
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Audiences are in for a night of romance and 1950s nostalgia when they treat themselves to the delicious drama of Picnic. Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan crank up the sexual tension on Broadway in the hot revival of William Inge's play, which also stars Ellen Burstyn, Mare Winningham, Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel, Madeleine Martin and Ben Rappaport. As the cast ...

Watch Steamy Show Clips of Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan & More in a Passionate, Powerful Picnic

Watch Steamy Show Clips of Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan & More in a Passionate, Powerful Picnic

The heat is rising on the stage at the American Airlines Theater, where Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan are creating human fireworks as the romantically twisted leads in Picnic. Get your first look at scenes from this red-hot play!

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Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

It's officially January, which means that there's a whole month of resolution making (and breaking) and, of course, exciting Broadway events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, which includes opening nights for The Other Place and Picnic, a thrilling Jersey Boys return and a surfeit of ...

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Pack Your Basket and Enjoy a First Look at Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan

Pack Your Basket and Enjoy a First Look at Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan
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It’s a balmy Labor Day in Kansas when William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic begins but things only get steamier with the arrival of a handsome drifter who shakes up the pleasant plans of two sets of neighbors. In Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival, Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan lead an all-star cast that includes Tony winner Ellen Burstyn, Mare Winningham ...

Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan, Lays Out a Blanket on Broadway

Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan, Lays Out a Blanket on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Picnic, William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about two feuding families in small-town Kansas, begins performances on December 14. Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Marvel, Reed Birney and Mare Winningham star in the new production, which opens at the American Airlines Theatre on January 13. The limited engagement runs through February 24.

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Jeremy Jordan Meets Santa, The Grinch Steals X-Mas & Patti LuPone Goes Solo in This Week’s Datebook

Jeremy Jordan Meets Santa, The Grinch Steals X-Mas & Patti LuPone Goes Solo in This Week’s Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading holiday cheer all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! Read on for this week’s top picks, from the arrival of The Grinch to the star-studded Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular at 54 Below with Jeremy Jordan, Susan Blackwell and more.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
CHRISTIAN BORLE GETS A BREAK
Before Tony winner Christian Borle goes back to TV ...

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Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan and the Charismatic Cast of Picnic Meet the Press

Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan and the Charismatic Cast of Picnic Meet the Press
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It’s the early 1950s in the American heartland, and a dashing young drifter has come to town and sends the women of Independence, Kansas, reeling. That’s the story of Picnic, William Inge’s Pultizer Prize-winning dramedy that will be revived on Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company with a gorgeous cast that promises to bring the rogue love story to vibrant life ...

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway Revival of Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn & Sebastian Stan

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway Revival of Picnic, Starring Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn & Sebastian Stan

Pack the sandwiches, lay out the blanket and get your tickets to Picnic, William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about chatty women in the American Heartland. Tickets are on sale now for Roundabout Theatre Company’s forthcoming revival, which will star Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Marvel, Reed Birney and Mare Winningham.

Directed by Sam Gold, the show will begin ...

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Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan and More Complete Cast of Broadway Picnic Revival

Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan and More Complete Cast of Broadway Picnic Revival

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced full casting for its upcoming revival of William Inge’s PicnicEllen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie GraceElizabeth Marvel, Reed Birney and Mare Winningham will star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play alongside Madeleine Martin, Ben Rappaport, Cassie Beck, Maddie Corman and Chris Perfetti. 

Directed by Sam Gold, the show will begin previews on December ...

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John Glover, Max Casella & More Join Ellen Burstyn in The Atmosphere of Memory

John Glover, Max Casella & More Join Ellen Burstyn in The Atmosphere of Memory

Complete casting has been announced for LAByrinth Theater Company's world premiere production of David Bar Katz’s The Atmosphere of Memory, directed by Pam MacKinnon. Tony winner John Glover, Max Casella and more will join previously announced leading lady, Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn. The play will begin previews on October 15 ahead of an October 30 opening ...

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Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn to Lead The Atmosphere of Memory at LAByrinth Theater Company

Oscar Winner Ellen Burstyn to Lead The Atmosphere of Memory at LAByrinth Theater Company

Oscar, Tony and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn will star in LAByrinth Theater Company's world premiere production of David Bar Katz’s The Atmosphere of Memory, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The play will begin previews on October 15 ahead of an October 30 opening at the Bank Street Theater, the company’s new venue. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

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Ellen Burstyn to Star in Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange at the Public

 

Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn has signed on to star in the world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange, a joint production of LAByrinth Theater Company and the Public Theater. Directed by longtime Guirgis collaborator Philip Seymour Hoffman, the play will begin previews on March 18 and open on April 6 at the Public ...

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