Category Archives: Steve Martin

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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Steve Martin Uses Urban Legend to Make Us Laugh

We’ve all heard the saying “there must be a full moon” or, at least, some version of it. Whether there’s any scientific truth to it or not, most of us seem content to continue this prevalent idea that astronomical events cause ‘strange’ things to happen. Sure, a full moon can cause more extreme tides making… Continue reading →

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DRAMA NOTES: Steve Martin, Playwright

Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics including: The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and Father of the Bride. Martin is… 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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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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Cultural references in The Underpants, the sequel: more things we looked up so you don’t have to

We at LWT are trying to get up to date on our cultural references and there are certainly a bunch of them in The Underpants, now playing on the Mainstage. We are in good shape talking about the latest MLB playoff game, the “Breaking Bad” finale, or what’s playing in New York, but when it… Continue reading →

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Cultural references in The Underpants: We looked them up so you don’t have to

Steve Martin is a smart guy. Everyone knows it. He writes books and plays. He acts in movies. He’s very clever on Twitter (seriously, here is the link; he’s hilarious https://twitter.com/stevemartintogo) He dances around with arrows on his head (not anymore, he smartened up!) he is also an inveterate intellectual name dropper. Littered through The… Continue reading →

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First rehearsal: The Underpants, “a gloriously hilarious comedy”

With all of the preparation to get ready for the first rehearsal of The Underpants by Steve Martin, one would have to forgive Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein for being a bit confused. “It’s a beautiful day today, which is an auspicious beginning for the opening of our 19 … 19? 2013-14 season,” he said to… Continue reading →

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Meet Carl Sternheim, the author of Die Hose, Steve Martin’s inspiration for The Underpants

Steve Martin may be the most famous name attached to The Underpants, but he wouldn’t be anywhere if not for the initial efforts of German dramatist Carl Sternheim. “Sternheim’s play is ribald, satirical, self-referential, and quirky. I hope I have retained those elements and assured my place in heaven – I mean, served the playwright’s… Continue reading →

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