American Theatre Wing News

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin TheatreAuthor Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World PremiereCRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ibex, Inc,  announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia,  will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org)  on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org)  on March 13th.  A national tour and possible return to New York City are planned. An earlier version of the show was performed as part of the La Mama Theatre Puppet Series. (more...)

Immersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC RunImmersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ibex, Inc, announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Garcia, will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org) on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org) on March 13th. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJLarry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena StageIntelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

DRAG RACE's Alexis Michelle to Headline IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 BelowDRAG RACE's Alexis Michelle to Headline IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, star of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, for a headline run of her solo show It Takes A Woman on March 28, April 7, May 16, and June 13, 2017. (more...)

1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed TREVOR Extended Until 3/51st Stage's Critically Acclaimed TREVOR Extended Until 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Trevor by Nick Jones, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy until March 5.   (more...)

Seven U.S. Schools to Receive Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom GrantsSeven U.S. Schools to Receive Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom Grants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today the recipients of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants. Grant requests of up to $100,000 were considered for K-12 public schools, with over 175 applications received, which requested nearly $6,000,000 in total. (more...)

Ann Harada & Sara Wordsworth to Host Prospect's GOOD TO GO Women Writers ShowcaseAnn Harada & Sara Wordsworth to Host Prospect's GOOD TO GO Women Writers Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriter's Showcase, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

The Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This AprilThe Cutting Ball Theater to Present PHEDRE This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

In the final production of its 2016-17 Season, Cutting Ball Theater will present Jean Racine's great tragedy of illicit love and revenge, PHÈDRE, in a new translation by the Theater's Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MILK LIKE SUGARArtsWest Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ArtsWest has just announced MILK LIKE SUGAR, Kirsten Greenidge's award-winning play about about young women and the intersection of class, race and opportunity. MILK LIKE SUGAR opens at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on March 2, performing Thursday through Sunday until March 25.   (more...)

Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017Rogue Machine to Present Five L.A. Premieres in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Multi-award winning Rogue Machine Theatre (Best Production Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for a new season in Los Angeles beginning March 4, 2017. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Releases Free Emoji Pack!Andrew Lloyd Webber Releases Free Emoji Pack!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Need a little bit more Andrew Lloyd Webber in your life? You'e in luck, because in celebration of the composer's four hit musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway (a feat achieved only once before by Rodgers & Hammerstein 63 years ago), you can now download an ALW iOS Emoji Pack for free. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for 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. (more...)

Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant RecipientsSix Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

HSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMENHSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

2016 TONY AWARDS Broadcast Honored with Directors Guild Award2016 TONY AWARDS Broadcast Honored with Directors Guild Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

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

70th Annual TONY Awards Helmers Nab Directors Guild Award70th Annual TONY Awards Helmers Nab Directors Guild Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 70th Annual Tony Awards, have won a Directors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

BLIZZARD '67 Extends Into March at 16th Street TheaterBLIZZARD '67 Extends Into March at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER now runs through March 4, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn.   (more...)

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