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The Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. (more...)

'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season'MINOR CHARACTER', FAR AWAY and THE MUSIC MAN Highlight Sharon Playhouse's Director-Driven 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-BroadwayRussian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

LOVE LETTER Extends at Don't Tell Mama Due To Popular DemandLOVE LETTER Extends at Don't Tell Mama Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Don't Tell Mama is very pleased to announce that an additional performance of the new cabaret show Love Letter: Joe Iconis & Lauren Marcus do Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash has been added due to overwhelming demand. In addition to tonight's fully booked 7:30pm performance, the couple will perform the show on Saturday March 25th at 3pm. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON ReleasedOriginal Off-Broadway Cast Recording of WHEN YOU ARE A PERSON Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The original Off-Broadway cast recording of "When You Are A Person" has been released and is now available worldwide. The song is from the world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, presented by The Amoralists in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. (more...)

Randy Harrison, Lady Rizo and Nathan Lee Graham to Honor Velvet Underground at THE MEETING*Randy Harrison, Lady Rizo and Nathan Lee Graham to Honor Velvet Underground at THE MEETING*
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, March 19 with a celebration of the legendary rock band Velvet Underground at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Playwrights, Creatives Announced for F*It Club's THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND at IRT TheaterPlaywrights, Creatives Announced for F*It Club's THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Talks Reviews THE LIGHT YEARS, THE MOORS, VILLA, and SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOONThe Maxamoo Podcast Talks Reviews THE LIGHT YEARS, THE MOORS, VILLA, and SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by Maxamoo - Mar 15, 2017

The Maxamoon Theatre and Performance Podcast is back, and on this episode Jose, Diep and Lindsay discuss four new shows opening this week beyond Broadway, The Light Years from The Debate Society at Playwrights Horizons, The Moors by Jen Silverman presented by The Playwrights Realm at The Duke on 42nd Street, and Sundown, Yellow Moon by Rachel Bonds and music and lyrics by The Bengsons presented by Ars Nova and Women's Theater Project at the McGinn/Cazale Theater. Villa written by Guillermo Calderon translated by William Gregory presented by The Play Company at The Wild Project (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRATarget Margin Theater to Stage Rare Revival of O'Neill's MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

As the centerpiece of the Company's 25th anniversary season, Target Margin Theater and Abrons Arts Center will present a rare revival of Eugene O'Neill's great trilogy, Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Herskovits, and running April 26-May 20. Part Greek tragedy, part family play, part history play, Mourning Becomes Electra (O'Neill's 1931 adaptation of Aeschylus 'The Oresteia') mashes myth, Freudian psychology and melodrama into an epic six hour production. (more...)

Ars Nova's UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Tour Will Travel to Germany, D.C. and MoreArs Nova's UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Tour Will Travel to Germany, D.C. and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Ars Nova has announced an international tour of the critically acclaimed Underground Railroad Game. The provocative production, which premiered in New York last year, was created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Philadelphia based theater company Lightning Rod Special and directed by Taibi Magar. (more...)

STEVE OF TOMORROW Opens This Week at the Collapsable HoleSTEVE OF TOMORROW Opens This Week at the Collapsable Hole
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

After a sold-out 2016 run at HERE Arts Center, STEVE OF TOMORROW, created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, returns for an exclusive run at The Collapsable Hole (55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets). (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonDanai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which features six provocative plays that will lean into the current moment, speak truth to power, and galvanize conversations about the social and political questions gripping our country. (more...)

Ben Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit ConcertBen Cameron and Natalie Joy Johnson to Host Songs in the Key of Equality's WE RISE TOGETHER Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.   (more...)

Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETHArtists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Female Driven Dark Comedy THE MOORS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

?Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman'sThe Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESSPhoto Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters 'M' and 'L' resort to desperate measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere. (more...)

THE MEETING Will Honor The Velvet Underground at Joe's Pub 3/19THE MEETING Will Honor The Velvet Underground at Joe's Pub 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, March 19 with a celebration of the legendary rock band Velvet Underground at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. The Meeting*, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for its audacious humor, trailblazing political discourse and button-pushing cultural exploration, will come to an end at the conclusion of the season in May 2017. Special guests will be announced soon. Tracy Stark, who leads a four piece band, serves as the evening's music director. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to present World Premiere of Max Baker's THE CONSPIRACISTSStable Cable Lab Co. to present World Premiere of Max Baker's THE CONSPIRACISTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Stable Cable Lab Co. (Producer, Margaret Santa Maria) will present the World Premiere of Max Baker's The Conspiracists at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B) April 22-May 7 with performances on Sat 4/22, 4/29 & 5/6 at 7:30pm, Mon 4/24, Wed 4/26, Thu 4/27, Fri 4/28, Mon 5/1, Wed 5/3, Thu 5/4 & Fri 5/5 at 7pm and Sun 4/23, Sat 4/29, Sun 4/30, Sat 5/6 & Sun 5/7 at 3pm. Tickets ($18 in advance; $20 at the door) may be purchased atwww.stablecablelabco.org.  The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

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