Art Theatre News

Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017Theatre Nova Adds Leadership Positions to Management Team for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, now finishing up its second year of operations, is proud to announce additions to its leadership team. Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch, will be joined by Diane Hill and David Wolber who will both serve as Producing Artistic Directors. These experienced administrators will join the existing Theatre Nova team of Daniel C. Walker, Becky Fox, and Emilio Rodriguez in their quest to establish the group as a major theatre destination. The new, expanded team is excited to help lead the organization forward and is preparing for a number of new and exciting developments including announcing a "Supra-Season," establishing a season subscription program, continuing to improve the facility, and announcing special partnerships in the community. Theatre Nova is making a name for hot-off-the-press new works, with plays such as the new musical "Irrational" by David Wells and R. MacKenzie Lewis, and local playwright Kim Carney's poignant new work, "Katherine," along with "Mr. Joy" by Daniel Beaty, all recent critical and box office hits. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Stage Hit Comedy BAD JEWS This JanuaryCygnet Theatre to Stage Hit Comedy BAD JEWS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

January brings BAD JEWS to the Cygnet stage - a fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe, when you're chosen. Rob Lutfy, Associate Artistic Director, directs this Off-Broadway hit featuring the savage humor of Juilliard trained and award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and MoreString Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

ETHEL, the musically omnivorous string quartet The New York Times has described as "indefatigable and eclectic" and The Village Voice called "a genre unto itself," announces its upcoming winter/spring 2017 season, building on the group's artistry and collaborative vision. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMENAmerican Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

WORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This DecemberWORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Delving into the murky history and contemporary reality of the garment industry, World Factory provokes a conversation about consumer capitalism and ethical trade in relation to China. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS Projects in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, the Young Vic, and Company of Angels, and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa LoomerCasting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

PICTURE INCOMPLETE Sketched Out on Stage at Alexander Bar's Upstairs TheatrePICTURE INCOMPLETE Sketched Out on Stage at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man's life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. (more...)

BACK TO THE FUTURE Party, '80s Fun, Kids Show and More Set for Christmas 2016 at HOME ManchesterBACK TO THE FUTURE Party, '80s Fun, Kids Show and More Set for Christmas 2016 at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Christmas celebrations at HOME begin with a spectacular party with Back to the Future screening, Enchantment Under The Sea-inspired 50s to 80s disco and DJs, plus a very special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine, in partnership with First Street Manchester. (more...)

The Seymour Centre Unveils Program For 2017The Seymour Centre Unveils Program For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Seymour Centre has unveiled the incredible line up of productions making up the Reginald Season and the Great Ideas Performance Series at the venue in 2017. (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Bring Jazz Act LEGENDS FROM THE 'BURGH to City TheatreTamara Tunie to Bring Jazz Act LEGENDS FROM THE 'BURGH to City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

City Theatre adds to its season of contemporary plays and exciting CityEvents, announcing Tamara Tunie: Legends from the 'Burgh. Pittsburgh native and Law & Order: SVU star, Tamara Tunie returns to her roots, performing songs by hometown legends. Her band includes Roger Humphries on drums, Jeff Grubbs on bass, and Max Leake conducting and playing piano. Ms. Tunie, a Tony and Drama Desk Award winner has performed Legends from the 'Burgh on tour and in New York City to packed houses and critical acclaim. Performances are December 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Roll Into A.R.T. This DecemberJAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Roll Into A.R.T. This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following previous season's sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, The Light Princess, and The Pirate Princess, the A.R.T. Institute presents James and the Giant Peach, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl, directed by A.R.T. Institute alumnus Dmitry Troyanovsky, featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2017.  (more...)

HOME Announces PUSH 2017, A Two-Week Extraordinary Festival Shining A Light On Regional TalentHOME Announces PUSH 2017, A Two-Week Extraordinary Festival Shining A Light On Regional Talent
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

HOME, in association with Auto Trader, is delighted to announce the return of PUSH, its annual two-week festival providing an opportunity for some of the North West's most exciting and vibrant artists to present their work, including theatre and for the first time also film and visual art. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE to Open this DecemberEugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE to Open this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling under the direction of Peter Richards. (more...)

HOME Launches Diverse New Talent Development Programme For Theatre MakersHOME Launches Diverse New Talent Development Programme For Theatre Makers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

HOME is pleased to present its new theatre talent development programme, offering opportunities to theatre makers at all career stages to develop and extend their practice. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

TheatreSquared Unveils Designs for Future Permanent HomeTheatreSquared Unveils Designs for Future Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Earlier tonight, together with 350 community members assembled for the annual Gala for Education, TheatreSquared Executive Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford unveiled the finished designs for the company's future permanent home. London-based theatre planners Charcoalblue joined the presentation along with New York-based Marvel Architects to present the vision for the 50,000 square-foot theatre building.  (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre to Present Regional Premiere Colman Domingo's DOTDetroit Public Theatre to Present Regional Premiere Colman Domingo's DOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Detroit Public Theatre will bring the regional premiere of Colman Domingo's Dot to Detroit November 16 - December 11. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December4th Wall Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

For the upcoming holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.  Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue.  Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens on December 1st and runs through Christmas Eve. (more...)

Sacred Heart University Seeks High School Playwrights for National CompetitionSacred Heart University Seeks High School Playwrights for National Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others. (more...)

Sacred Heart University Expands Theatre Arts Program By Launching National High School Playwriting CompetitionSacred Heart University Expands Theatre Arts Program By Launching National High School Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others. (more...)

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