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The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish PrizeThe Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public ForumPhoto Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji, Michael Sexton and More Take Part in 'CORIOLANUS' Public Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Public Theater recently continued its 2016 Fall Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages, with a reading of Shakespeare's Coriolanus last night at Joe's Pub. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Playwrights Festival NOW AFRICA Reveals Full LineupPlaywrights Festival NOW AFRICA Reveals Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In cooperation with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Center for Art & Public Policy, the Tisch Institute of Performing Arts at NYU, the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at NYU (Anna Deavere Smith, Founding Director), and Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre, NOW AFRICA - a group of New York based African writers, actors, producers and community activists - will present its second annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.    (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTwo World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peńa and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: First Look - Anna Deavere Smith's Latest Work Featured in New PBS TED TALKS SpecialBWW Exclusive: First Look - Anna Deavere Smith's Latest Work Featured in New PBS TED TALKS Special
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2016

Hosted by best-selling author and comedian Baratunde Thurston and actress, musician and activist actress Sara Ramirez, TED Talks: Education Revolution explores new and innovative approaches to learning and teaching. (more...)

Lindsey Ferrentino Receives 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting for UGLY LIES THE BONELindsey Ferrentino Receives 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting for UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting - given annually by the National Arts Club to an outstanding new playwright on the verge of national recognition - will be presented this year to Lindsey Ferrentino for her play UGLY LIES THE BONE, it has been announced by the Kesselring Prize committee. (more...)

Ferrentino Wins $25,000 Kesselring Prize for UGLY LIES THE BONEFerrentino Wins $25,000 Kesselring Prize for UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting - given annually by the National Arts Club to an outstanding new playwright on the verge of national recognition - will be presented this year to Lindsey Ferrentino for her play UGLY LIES THE BONE, it has been announced by the Kesselring Prize committee. (more...)

Anne Hathaway, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Among United Solo's 2016 Special Award NomineesAnne Hathaway, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Among United Solo's 2016 Special Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Now in its seventh season, United Solo nominates seven performers for its Special Award. Since it began, the world's largest solo theatre festival has honored illustrious solo performers. (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVERMaria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award NomineesTheatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre CompanyExecutive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After spearheading the artistic vision and organizational growth of Philadelphia Theatre Company for thirty-five years, Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik announced to the PTC Board of Directors that she will be leaving her position sometime during the 2016-2017 season when her successor joins the Company. She will remain in Philadelphia to pursue consulting and independent producing projects. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9thCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

AUDIO: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION Deals With The School-To-Prison PipelineAUDIO: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION Deals With The School-To-Prison Pipeline
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The performer/playwright's new piece is about how educational practices feed the prison system. (more...)

PBS to Present Special 'Spotlight Education' Programming This SeptemberPBS to Present Special 'Spotlight Education' Programming This September
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today's students and America's education system. (more...)

Berkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Eric Ting (current artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater) will direct An Octoroon, the final show in Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

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