American Theatre Wing News

TimeLine Theatre Welcomes New Faces to Core Artistic TeamTimeLine Theatre Welcomes New Faces to Core Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company announces that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. (more...)

Amanda Green to Host GOOD TO GO SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE This SpringAmanda Green to Host GOOD TO GO SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, in partnership with The Good to Go Festival, continues its 2015/16 IGNITE Series at The TimesCenter (242 W 41st Street), with the GOOD TO GO SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers from around the country. (more...)

Soho Rep Welcomes New Members to Board of DirectorsSoho Rep Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Soho Rep. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors with five newly appointed members. By increasing its Board by 50 percent, from ten to fifteen members, Soho Rep. adds important artistic and strategic voices to its leadership. (more...)

Golden Thread Sets 20th Anniversary SeasonGolden Thread Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company to focus on the Middle East, celebrates its 20th anniversary, and has announced a season of new plays and special events that celebrates its legacy and showcases the company's groundbreaking vision for the future. The season includes the West Coast premiere of Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat by award-winning playwright Yussef El Guindi, the most produced writer in Golden Thread history (directed by Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian, October 28-November 20, 2016), and the world premiere of The Most Dangerous Highway in the World by Kevin Artigue, the first playwright of non-Middle Eastern descent produced on the company's mainstage (directed by Director of Marketing and New Plays Evren Odcikin, May 5-29, 2016). Both plays will be presented at the Thick House in San Francisco. New Threads staged reading series returns in June and July of 2016, introducing four singular voices to the Bay Area: Tariq Hamami, Ken Kaissar, Hannah Khalil, and Novid Parsi. Golden Thread's annual celebration of International Women's Day, What Do the Women Say?, returns on March 12, 2016 to the La Peńa Cultural Center. This year's program features four Bay Area women artists who have built a stronger Middle Eastern community through their art: Taraneh Hemami, Nabila Mango, Sharlyn Sawyer, and Betty Shamieh, and will include a musical performance by Aswat Women's Choir. Golden Thread Fairytale Players continues to tour Bay Area schools and libraries throughout the year, presenting dynamic and colorful plays for all ages inspired by Middle Eastern folktales. The year will culminate in a 20th Anniversary Celebration Event to be announced. Find out more about Golden Thread and its 20th Anniversary season at goldenthread.org. (more...)

Take Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is TonightTake Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Give your kids an unforgettable experience this winter with the 20th Anniversary of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! The event takes place in New York City tonight, February 9th, 2016, and this year's National Ambassadors for the program are Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) and Marlee Matlin (Spring Awakening). (more...)

TheatreSquared Artistic Director's FAULT Premieres TonightTheatreSquared Artistic Director's FAULT Premieres Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight, February 5, TheatreSquared will open performances of FAULT, the newest work by T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford (Look Away, The Spiritualist, My Father's War). Drama Desk Award-winner Josh Hecht directs the world premiere production. (more...)

He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!He's the Host with the Most- Meet This Year's Tonys Host, James Corden!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

To celebrate today's big news, we're bringing you just a few of our favorite videos of Corden in action, both onstage and in front of the camera... (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden to Host the 2016 Tony Awards!Breaking News: James Corden to Host the 2016 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This just in! CBS has announced that the Tony Award-winning actor and current host of The Late Late Show, James Corden will emcee the 70th Annual Tony Awards. (more...)

Director/Choreographer Katharine Pettit Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW PodcastDirector/Choreographer Katharine Pettit Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

In Episode 403 of 'Something New' -- a podcast that interviews theatre artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with director/choreographer Katharine Pettit. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREENThe Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of ELIJAH GREEN by Andrew Ondrejcak, a multi-disciplinary artist with a dual career as a writer, director, and designer of theater-based performance works in addition to being a sought-after art director in the fashion industry. His work in both fields is meticulous, wildly imaginative, and laced with deep curiosity. Most recently, Ondrejcak premiered You Us We All, a collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, at the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival. Critic Helen Shaw highlighted the work as one of the ten best shows of 2015. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will show a film of the stage adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, a co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, Wednesday, February 17 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Present 'RISK IS THIS...'Cutting Ball Theater to Present 'RISK IS THIS...'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the adventurous RISK IS THIS...THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL, one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. Pushing the boundaries of what theater can be, this year's festival features three new works in staged readings. RISK IS THIS... offers a unique opportunity for audiences to see plays in development, alongside the artists creating them, as the works find their theatrical voice. (more...)

Tony Awards Will Kick Off New Season with Live Snapchat Story Tonight!Tony Awards Will Kick Off New Season with Live Snapchat Story Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The 2016 Broadway season has officially kicked off, and that means our sights are already set on the Broadway's biggest night of the year, the Tony Awards. To help kick off the road to the 70th annual Tony Awards, the Tony Awards and Snapchat are teaming up for another On Broadway live snapchat story. Tune in today for a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite Broadway shows, directly from the casts themselves. For your own backstage pass, follow the official Tony Awards Snapchat account (TheTonyAwards) and tune into the Broadway LIVE Story on the Snapchat homepage tonight. The Tony Awards account will be posting throughout the day and the live story will get going around 6:30pm EST tonight.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: American Theatre Wing Continues 'Working in the Theatre' with Sign Language Theatre Special Showcasing SPRING AWAKENINGSTAGE TUBE: American Theatre Wing Continues 'Working in the Theatre' with Sign Language Theatre Special Showcasing SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) continues its legendary, long running, and completely revamped web series, "Working in the Theatre," with an all new episode on "Sign Language Theatre." Check it out below! (more...)

TEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey TheatreTEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

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Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22Megan Hilty Will Join Frank DiLella for SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will soon present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella in the third episode of his new talk show, 'Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' Frank's very special guest will be Megan Hilty, star of the current Broadway hit, 'Noises Off.' The event will be taped in front of a live audience on Monday, February 22 at 7pm. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces Global Tour - Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Broadway Entertainment Group FZ LLC and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce their first ever, global tour of the English language production of SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori.  The production begins its journey in Istanbul, Turkey on the 22nd January, 2016 and will tour to diverse markets including Europe, the Middle East and Asia to cities including; Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Singapore to name a few.  (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!Lea DeLaria to Return as Host for 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have confirmed that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host. Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards will be announced at a later date. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive DirectorAmerican Ballet Theatre Taps Broadway Producer, Lincoln Center Exec Kara Medoff Barnett as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Broadway producer and former Lincoln Center executive Kara Medoff Barnett has been appointed as American Ballet Theatre's Executive Director, effective February 16, 2016. The announcement was made today by Donald Kramer, Chairman of The Board of Governing Trustees at ABT. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball TheaterWorld Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of ONDINE by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. ONDINE plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

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