The first call Nicholas Martin made when he was named a.d. of Williamstown Theater Festival last fall was to Blythe Danner.
Prior to the second act of the American Repertory Theater production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," jazz chanteuse Marianne Solivan sings Peggy Lee's ode to ennui, "Is That All There Is."
Following his debut play, "The Brothers Size," seen last season at the Public Theater, Tarell Alvin McCraney continues to fulfill his promise as an original new voice in the American theater.
Anna D. Shapiro, helmer of Rialto play "August: Osage County" and a mainstay at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, passed on an offer to be a.d. of American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.…
Though he retired from acting last year, Paul Newman returns to the boards this fall as helmer of "Of Mice and Men" at the Westport Country Playhouse, co-run by his wife Joanne Woodward.