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Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Douglas Post Receives American Blues Theater's Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater announces the recipient of the Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Douglas Post and his play Comden Mall Community Activists. (more...)

Rep Stage Presents THE PIANO TEACHER, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

'The Piano Teacher' opens February 5, 2014, with a limited run through February 23 in the Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443-518-1500. Press performance is Saturday, February 8, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn & More Inducted Into Theatre Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Jerry Zaks, George C. Wolfe, Lynne Meadow, Cameron Mackintosh, David Hays, and Lorraine Hansberry were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in a ceremony today, Jauary 27, 2014, at the Gershwin Theatre (North Rotunda). (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Becomes First British Producer Inducted into Theater Hall of Fame Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh, widely considered to be the most successful theatrical producer of all-time, becomes the first British producer ever to be inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame at a ceremony this evening Monday, January 27 at the Gershwin Theatre in New York. Mackintosh is joined by this year's fellow inductees actors Cherry Jones and Ellen Burstyn; directors Jerry Zaks,George C. Wolfe and Lynne Meadow; designer David Hays; and, posthumously, playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Shubert Organization Co-CEO and President, Robert Wankel, will accept the honor on Mackintosh's behalf, who is unable to attend due to a long-planned trip to Myanmar. (more...)

Rep Stage to Present THE PIANO TEACHER, 2/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

'The Piano Teacher' opens February 5, 2014, with a limited run through February 23 in the Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443-518-1500. Press performance is Saturday, February 8, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center to Present BareBones SKELETON CREW Workshop, 2/21-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Lark Play Development Center announces a BareBones workshop production of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67 and Sunset Baby), the third and final play in her Detroit cycle, to be directed by Artistic Director of Baltimore's Center Stage and Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, Kwame Kwei-Armah. The workshop will run at Lark's BareBones Studio from February 21 - March 3 at 311 West 43rd Street in New York City. All tickets will be free and will open for reservations in January. (more...)

TEA to Present Julia Cho's 99 HISTORIES, 10/24-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

99 Histories is a powerful story about the bond between mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts across three generations. 29-year-old Korean American violin prodigy Eunice comes home pregnant and unmarried, and tries to mend her estranged relationship with her very Korean mother. Haunted by memories of a violent past, Eunice must confront her ghosts before she can move forward. This is a riveting and poignant drama of memory, legacy and home - what is remembered is made up, the only homelands that exist are the imaginary. (more...)

Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn & More to Be Inducted Into Theatre Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Cherry Jones, Ellen Burstyn, Jerry Zaks, George C. Wolfe, Lynne Meadow, Cameron Mackintosh, David Hays, and Lorraine Hansberry will be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. The 2013 ceremony is set for Jauary 27, 2014, at the Gershwin Theatre (North Rotunda). (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE Begins Tonight at Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife will have its New York premiere directed by recent OBIE Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Rachel Chavkin and produced by critically-acclaimed not-for-profit theatre company The Playwrights Realm, Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director and Renee Blinkwolt, Producing Director. The Hatmaker's Wife begins previews at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Plays by Robert O'Hara, Jessica Blank & More Set for The Public's NEW WORK NOW! Series, Begin. 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Public Theater announced the September line-up today for NEW WORK NOW!, the free reading series that allows audiences an opportunity to experience new work by a diverse selection of established and emerging theater artists. NEW WORK NOW! will run September 9 to September 21 in The Public's Martinson Theater (425 Lafayette Street). Now in its twentieth season, NEW WORK NOW! is an important part of The Public Theater's ongoing commitment to developing and mentoring new voices for the American Theater. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More to Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm has announced the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Time Warner Foundation Grant Supports South Coast Rep's New Play Commissioning Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Thanks to a generous grant from the Time Warner Foundation, South Coast Repertory is launching its new CrossRoads Commissioning Project-a community-based initiative within the theatre's renowned new work program. As part of the project, SCR has commissioned eight playwrights, locally and nationally, to create new work inspired by residencies that explore the incredible diversity of Orange County. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present THE HATMAKER'S WIFE at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Begin. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife will have its New York premiere directed by recent OBIE Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Rachel Chavkin and produced by critically-acclaimed not-for-profit theatre company The Playwrights Realm, Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director and Renee Blinkwolt, Producing Director. The Hatmaker's Wife begins previews at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Brooks Ashmanskas, Reed Birney and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's Summer Cast; 2013 Season Kicks Off Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced further casting and additions to the 2013 summer season, which officially kicks off tomorrow, June 4, when the box office opens its doors. Brooks Ashmanskas, De'Adre Aziza, Reed Birney,Joey Slotnick, and Omar Metwally are among the actors who will take part in this summer's productions. Gersten has (more...)

Vito D'Ambrosio, Caroline Hewitt and More Set for Alley Theatre's WARRIOR CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Kenneth Lin's Warrior Class. Kenneth Lin is a staff writer on Netflix's House of Cards and the creator of a new limited series, American Way, for USA Networks. Warrior Class, which won the Theatre Communications Group Edgerton New Play Prize, is directed by Wilson Milam and runs May 3 through June 2, 2013 on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival Announces March 23rd 2013 Program
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The spirit of independent cinema is soaring with the NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival March 23rd 2013 program. The event brings Groundlings alumni, award-winning filmmakers, Oscar nominated actors, first time filmmakers, and more all under one roof. (more...)

RUBY! THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES to Open at SteppingStone Theatre, Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

In 1960, the front lines of the struggle for Civil Rights ran right up to the front steps of an elementary school in New Orleans. Ruby Bridges, who was only six years old, was ready to start first grade. Suddenly, she was in all the papers, and it seemed like half the world wanted to stop her from going to school. But Ruby faced the dangers, went to school day after day. This true story of courage and family is as inspirational today as it was 50 years ago. (more...)

RUBY! THE STORY OF RUBY BRIDGES Opens at SteppingStone Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2013

In 1960, the front lines of the struggle for Civil Rights ran right up to the front steps of an elementary school in New Orleans. Ruby Bridges, who was only six years old, was ready to start first grade. Suddenly, she was in all the papers, and it seemed like half the world wanted to stop her from going to school. But Ruby faced the dangers, went to school day after day. This true story of courage and family is as inspirational today as it was 50 years ago. (more...)

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