Long Wharf Theatre


Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre started life in a warehouse alongside the harbor of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1965, the brainchild of 2 alumni of Yale University, Jon Jory and Harlan Kleiman, intent on creating a resident professional theatre company.

The first production was a two-week engagement of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", and since then the theatre has become notable as a proving ground for pre-Broadway plays. More than twenty productions have transferred virtually intact to Broadway or off-Broadway, including "The Changing Room", "Wit", "Down the Garden Paths", "Red", "Mystery School", "Hughie", "Broken Glass", "American Buffalo", "Requiem for a Heavyweight", and "Quartermaine’s Terms".

The theatre also has seen awards bestowed upon its forwarded productions. "The Shadow Box", "The Gin Game", and "Wit" all won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

"The Changing Room", "The Contractor" and "Streamers" received New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards after transferring and Long Wharf received a Special Citation from the Outer Critics Circle.

Long Wharf often plays host to Broadway stars who like to appear close to New York, such as Al Pacino, Lynn Redgrave, Sam Waterson, Anna Deveare Smith and Julie Harris.

Joan Channick is the current Managing Director, and Gordon Edelstein the Artistic Director.

References

External links

* [http://www.longwharf.org/ Long Wharf Theatre official website]
*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Long Wharf (New Haven) — Long Wharf is a waterfront district and neighborhood of the city of New Haven, Connecticut, United States.LocationIts location can be defined as the area stretching inland from the west side of New Haven Harbor northwest to Union Avenue, west to… …   Wikipedia

  • theatre, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of the Western theatre from its origins in pre Classical antiquity to the present.       For a discussion of drama as a literary form, see dramatic literature and the articles on individual national literatures.… …   Universalium

  • Théâtre en Australie — L Opera de Sydney ouvert en 1973, devenant le bâtiment de théâtre le plus célèbre du XXe siècle dans le monde entier. Le théâtre tient une place significative dans la vie australienne européenne et aborigène, avec un nombre important de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of Theatre Communications Group Member Theatres — Theatre companies with membership in the Theatre Communications GroupA*1812 Productions (Philadelphia, PA) *The 52nd Street Project (New York, NY) *7 Stages (Atlanta, GA) *About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL) *Academy Theatre (Avondale Estates, GA)… …   Wikipedia

  • McCarter Theatre — The entrance of McCarter Theatre Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Crossroads Theatre — is a prize winning theatre located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and founded in 1978. It is the winner of the 1999 Regional Theatre Tony Award.[1] Contents 1 Mission 2 History 3 Legacy …   Wikipedia

  • Old Globe Theatre — General information Type Theatre Architectural style Replica Tudor …   Wikipedia

  • Regional Theatre Tony Award — The Regional Theatre Tony Award is a special Tony Award given to a regional theatre company in the United States. Although initially presented in 1948 to Robert Porterfield of the Virginia Barter Theatre for their Contribution To Development Of… …   Wikipedia

  • Peacock Theatre — Coordinates: 51°30′52″N 0°07′05″W / 51.514444°N 0.118056°W / 51.514444; 0.118056 …   Wikipedia

  • List of LORT Member Theatres — Theatre companies who are members of the League of Resident Theatres. Alabama*Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, Alabama [http://www.asf.net/ website] Arizona*Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson/Phoenix, Arizona [http://www.aztheatreco.org/… …   Wikipedia