Category Archives: Gordon Edelstein

Launching METEOR SHOWER

Ever describe someone as a wild and crazy guy? Heard someone say “Excuuuuussseee me!”? These verbal tics didn’t develop on their own. Whether you know it or not, you are quoting Steve Martin, or more specifically, characters Martin created. “These phrases entered the vernacular. That’s doesn’t happen very often,” said Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. Edelstein… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre announces titles in its 2015-16 season

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, announces four titles in its 2015-16 season. Subscriptions are currently on sale, and can be purchased by calling 203-787-4282. Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2015. The season will begin in October with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama… Continue reading →

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Meet the director of Bad Jews: Oliver Butler

When Oliver Butler was a boy, he spent many a happy hour hanging around Long Wharf Theatre. His mother, Pamela Payton-Wright, is a much celebrated actress who performed in many shows at the theatre, including a much lauded 1987 production of Our Town with Hal Holbrook. “My mother is all over the walls,” Butler said,… Continue reading →

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Sunday Symposium hidden LWT gem

Long Wharf Theatre’s Sunday Symposium series is a hidden gem in its feedback programming series, which includes conversations with the cast, nightly talkbacks, and an intimate sit down with Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The Sunday Symposium series, which take places generally after the third Sunday matinee performance during the run of each show, features speakers… Continue reading →

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Finding new ways to fund new work

A new play doesn’t generally come to the stage white hot out of the playwright’s printer directly into the actors’ hands, nary a change to be made, a story fully realized for the stage. No, the genesis of a new work is a lot more difficult, complicated, and costly than that. It requires careful shaping,… Continue reading →

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Cast announced for Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein and in association with Jonathan Reinis Productions and Stephen Eich, presents Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, directed by Edelstein, running November 26 through December 21, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage… Continue reading →

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From the Artistic Director: Gordon Edelstein on Our Town

Welcome to Our Town, the first production of Long Wharf Theatre’s fiftieth anniversary season. Long Wharf was born fifty years ago because a handful of young and idealistic theatre-lovers believed that our town deserved a world class theatre company. You will be hearing all throughout the year about our 50th, so I will not wax… Continue reading →

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First rehearsal: Our Town

When people think of the greatest plays in American theatre only a few titles immediately jump to mind. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. A Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill. The list is short. “Picking the best American play is a useless enterprise. What… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre announces its 50th anniversary season

Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate our rich history and to set our course for the future. We are delighted to announce our 2014-15 season – a mix of classics and new work that will surprise and delight our loyal audiences, while engaging them in some important issues of our day…. Continue reading →

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First Rehearsal: The Last Five Years

First rehearsal is its own kind of ritual at Long Wharf Theatre. The cast and company get together and introduce themselves. The artists talk a little bit about their vision for the play, and then the cast reads the script together for the first time. Our production of The Last Five Years provided a welcome… Continue reading →

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