You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Norman on board for new play

U.N. to back stage project

Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations.

Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater for Humans, founded by Susan Blyth and Terry Merkle, and the Creative Community Outreach Initiative of the U.N’s department of public information. Aim is for an Off Broadway bow in spring 2013.

Norman recently wrote a stage version of Louise Erdrich book “The Master Butcher’s Singing Club.” She won a 1983 Pulitzer for her play ” ‘Night, Mother” as well as a 1991 Tony for the book for tuner “The Secret Garden.”

Creative team for the show will visit 10 countries in Asia, Africa and South America through October.

More Legit

  • Torch Song review

    Off Broadway Review: Harvey Fierstein's 'Torch Song' With Michael Urie

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    Marsha Norman will write a play for a legit initiative that teams theatrical producers with the United Nations. Untitled work will focus on the lives of femmes in the U.S. and developing countries, with pros performing alongside guest readers drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. Project is a joint effort by Los Angeles-based Theater […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content