THE NEW SEASON IS UPON US
Stars, TV Stars, Pop Stars, Comedy Stars
a diverse and exciting season
season’s openers (1984, Marvin’s Room, Prince of Broadway and Michael
Moore’s Terms of My Surrender)
a look back, a look around and a look to the future.
plus new shows are almost evenly divided between plays and musicals,
featuring 7 new plays and 5 revivals, 9 new musicals and 4 revivals.
roles come from all over, from Hollywood: Elizabeth McGovern (Conways), Uma Thurman (Parisian Woman) Denzel
to megastars from the pop world: Bruce Springsteen in his first Broadway
show, Frozen and an array of icons for Spongebob’s score; from TV/Comedy: John Leguizamo
and Amy Schumer (Meteor Shower) to Mark Rylance from the West End
(Farinelli And The King)_
will be contrasted with drama, and musicals from the Golden Age (Carousel)
will play next door to the new (Harry Potter).
something for everyone or plenty for everybody
Theaterscene will cover it all for you…
you in the theater
DESK NEWS - 10/02/17
McMORROW, DISTINGUISHED NEWSPAPER JOURNALIST AND FORMER DRAMA DESK PRESIDENT
McMorrow Sr., 14th president of the Drama Desk, died on Thursday,
one and a half months shy of his 97th birthday.
Greenwich, Conn., Tom attended Choate and spent a year at Yale
University before becoming a copy boy at the Washington Times. During
World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving first in a mechanics
division and then in a medical battalion.
War, Tom worked as an actor and, in partnership with his wife, Joan Levin
McMorrow, founded the Orange County Playhouse in Westtown, NY.
until 1962, Tom was sports editor for Movietone News. He then spent 25
years at the New York Daily News, where he covered theater.
retiring in 1987, Tom wrote Having Fun with Words of Wit and Wisdom, a
compendium of quotations issued by Trafford Publishing Co. That book was
illustrated by Tom’s Daily News colleague and close friend Sam Norkin
(who was also his predecessor as president of the Drama Desk).
survived by his wife of 70 years, their children Tom Jr., Elizabeth Tuscanes,
and Cathy Schaffer, and four grandchildren.
honoring Tom will be announced in the near future. Messages of condolence may
be sent to the family in care of Tom Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org.
one of the first to befriend me when I joined Drama Desk. Always the gentleman,
he did not flaunt his great knowledge and experience but wore it gracefully.
His down to earth perspective cut through pretence and misuse of poser quietly.
Tom’s wit and charm will never be forgotten