American Theatre Wing News

American Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting AwardAmerican Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Idris Goodwin the winner of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Goodwin's play, HYPE MAN, was selected from a pool 543 submissions. As part of the award, Goodwin receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater. (more...)

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by - Jan 17, 2017

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Dark Comedy DETROIT to Open Next Month at TheatreSquaredDark Comedy DETROIT to Open Next Month at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The incendiary dark comedy Detroit - a Pulitzer Prize finalist, New York Times Critics' Pick, and Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play - begins a four-week run February 1 at TheatreSquared. The production is directed by Southern Repertory Theatre Producing Artistic Director Aimee Hayes. (more...)

ArtsWest Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTArtsWest Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

ArtsWest will participate in the GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT, a nation-wide event on January 19, 2017 for theatres and arts organizations to reaffirm a commitment to values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This WinterLife Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: The Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall in 2017!Breaking News: The Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards® will return to a historic venue, Radio City Music Hall, in 2017. The awards will air live on Sunday, June 11, 2017, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access. (more...)

70th Annual Tony Awards Nab Director's Guild Award Nomination70th Annual Tony Awards Nab Director's Guild Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 70th Annual Tony Awards, have been nominated for a Director's Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. This is Weiss' 13th DGA Award nomination. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE COLUMNISTAmerican Blues Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 1, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

Broken Box Mime's SEE REVERSE Set for A.R.T./New York's Inaugural SeasonBroken Box Mime's SEE REVERSE Set for A.R.T./New York's Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Chosen as part of A.R.T./New York's inaugural season, Broken Box Mime Theater presents SEE REVERSE, a crop of new, short plays devised by its resident ensemble of innovative art-makers, which begins previews on Friday, February 17th and opens on Tuesday, February 21st at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street and 10th Avenue). (more...)

Williamston Theater Starts 2017 With A World PremiereWilliamston Theater Starts 2017 With A World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, starts 2017 with the World Premiere of A Painted Window by Christy Hall.  Performances begin Thursday, January 26 and run through Sunday, February 26.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 10 at Noon. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Announces New Company MembersThe House Theatre of Chicago Announces New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the addition of seven new artists to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company.  The new Company Members include Kara Davidson, Elana Elyce, Ben Hertel, Derek Matson, Matthew Muńiz, Ericka Ratcliff and Vanessa Stalling. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance TheaterVideo Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONSArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runThursday through Sunday until February 11. (more...)

Beloved Broadway Costume Designer Willa Kim Dies at 99Beloved Broadway Costume Designer Willa Kim Dies at 99
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that the beloved Broadway costume designer Willa Kim has died at 99 after years of struggling with her health. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGSThe House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Final Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERArtsWest Announces Final Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

In response to continued strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will further extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Friday, December 30. The additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday 12/28, Thursday 12/29and Friday 12/30 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at artswest.org. (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in ConcertKrystina Alabado, Zachary Prince, and Ashley Park Join Prospect for STRIKING 12 in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for its final 2016 IGNITE Series event on Friday, December 16th at 8pm at the TimesCenter (242 West 41st Street).  The evening will feature a a special concert presentation of the musical Striking 12, with book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Val Vigoda. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERArtsWest Announces Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In response to strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Tuesday, December 27. The additional performances are scheduled for Monday 12/26 and Tuesday 12/27 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at ArtsWest.org. (more...)

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary SeasonJon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

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