Ars Nova News

Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE at Ars Nova's Ant FestPhoto Flash: Exclusive First Look at THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE at Ars Nova's Ant Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE premiered at Ars Nova's ANT Fest on Tuesday, June 20th to a sold out audience. Created by Angela Sclafani, directed by Hunter Bird, produced by Gwynne Richmond, with orchestrations and music direction by Dan Garmon. Broadway World has the exclusive first look.  (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and MoreThe Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: WELL WORN WORDS at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2017Photo Flash: First Look at DISCOUNT GHOST STORIES: WELL WORN WORDS at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Ars Nova presents Discount Ghost Stories: Well Worn Words as a part of ANT Fest 2017, conceived by Jessica Kahkoska and Alexander Sage Oyen, music & lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen, adapted text and non-fiction by Jessica Kahkoska, and fiction by James Presson. The production is directed by Austin Regan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Interactive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Seeks Submissions for Fan Contest; Coming to Atlanta This August!Interactive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Seeks Submissions for Fan Contest; Coming to Atlanta This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

#FOLLOWME: YouTube Dance Stars On Stage!, the brand new interactive dance show starring WilldaBeast ('So You Think You Can Dance'), Nia Sioux ('Dance Moms'), Kenneth San Jose, and Janelle Ginestra ('Step Up), announces the #FOLLOWME: YouTube Dance Stars On Stage! Ultimate Finale Fan Contest, offering fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance LIVE ON STAGE with their idols at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 10. For the choreography break-down and entry details, visit www.FollowmeOnstage.com/contest. (more...)

Interactive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Announces Ultimate Fan Finale ContestInteractive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Announces Ultimate Fan Finale Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

#FOLLOWME, the brand new interactive dance show starring WilldaBeast (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms”), Kenneth San Jose, and Janelle Ginestra (“Step Up), announces the #FOLLOWME Ultimate Finale Fan Contest, offering fans across the country the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance LIVE ON STAGE with their idols in every city. For the choreography break-down and entry details, visit: www.FollowmeOnstage.com/contest. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Celebrates Opening Night of FULFILLMENT CENTERPhoto Coverage: MTC Celebrates Opening Night of FULFILLMENT CENTER
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler, directed by Daniel Aukin. Fulfillment Center opened just last night at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street).  (more...)

New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-BroadwayNew Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory GardensWorks by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

One-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This SummerOne-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A haunting folktale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation, Goblin Market is based on the widely popular poem of Christina Rossetti. (more...)

Pew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & OrganizationsPew Center Announces 53 New Grants for Philadelphia Artists & Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage today announced 53 grants in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists. The 2017 awards total more than $10.3 million and provide funding for 12 new Pew Fellowships, 39 Project grants, and two Advancement grants. (more...)

In a FringeNYC-less Summer, New Corkscrew Theater Festival Features 5 Premieres & 5 ReadingsIn a FringeNYC-less Summer, New Corkscrew Theater Festival Features 5 Premieres & 5 Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????Tickets are now on sale to the inaugural Corkscrew Theater Festival, running August 7 - September 3 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Presented by The Brewing Dept. and Fortress Productions, this new summer theater festival provides early-career artists a high level of production support and features five world premieres and five readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through innovative and unusual collaborative models. A majority of the participating artists identify as female. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Denee Benton, Grace McLean and More to Lead ALIVE! THE ZOMBIE MUSICAL in ConcertDenee Benton, Grace McLean and More to Lead ALIVE! THE ZOMBIE MUSICAL in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Written and Directed by Josh Canfield, and starring multiple cast members of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, this new musical follows a cold and bloodless eater as he comes to the realization that he is, in fact, a zombie. (more...)

BRAT Productions to present New Work at SoLow FestBRAT Productions to present New Work at SoLow Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

SoLow Festival is an annual event for solo performance held in Philadelphia, PA with the mission of inspiring individuals to make and produce art that would otherwise never be created. During the final weekend of the festival (June 22 - 25), two brand new works produced by BRAT Productions will be presented at Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catharine St.) - Jess Conda's Cinematic Human and James Haro's Post-April. All performances are Pay What You Can with suggested donations of $10/per show. Please visit solowfest.com for more details, showtimes, and to see the full SoLow Fest line up! (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

Red Lab Productions to Premiere Lasha Bugadze's NAVIGATOR IN LOVERed Lab Productions to Premiere Lasha Bugadze's NAVIGATOR IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the World Premiere of Lasha Bugadze's Navigator in Love, directed by Adam Knight (In the Room with Slant Theatre Project) as part of the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances on Thu 7/13, Fri 7/14, Sat 7/15, Sat 7/22, Wed 7/26, Thu 7/27, Fri 7/28, Fri 8/4 & Sat 8/5 @ 8pm, Sun 7/16, Sun 7/23 & Sun 8/6 @ 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available in advance at http://navigator.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The show will run approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

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