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Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration. (more...)

BWW Review: Prospective In-Laws Clash Over Religion In THE PROFANEBWW Review: Prospective In-Laws Clash Over Religion In THE PROFANE
by Michael Dale - Apr 17, 2017

From ABIE'S IRISH ROSE to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and beyond, the conflicts that occur when future in-laws meet for the first time have been a traditional source of comedy for both stage and screen. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), The Profane is currently in previews and opens on April 9 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a run through April 30. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of Playwrights Horizons' THE PROFANEPhoto Coverage: The Cast of Playwrights Horizons' THE PROFANE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 14, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will present the world premiere of THE PROFANE, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at, Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates 100th Performance Tonight Off-BroadwaySMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates 100th Performance Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), celebrates 100 performances tonight at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 FellowsPhoto Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented new work by its graduating 2015-2016 Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York on Monday, September 19, hosted by co-founders of the Fellows Program Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Expert Leads SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback TonightExpert Leads SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds tonight, September 16, at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Meditation Expert to Lead the Audience of Off-Broadway's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS in Post-Show MeditationMeditation Expert to Lead the Audience of Off-Broadway's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS in Post-Show Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The discussion will be moderated by New York Times reporter and author of Mindful Work,David Gelles. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Expert to Lead SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, TalkbackExpert to Lead SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

2016 Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows to Present New Work at Playwrights Horizons2016 Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows to Present New Work at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund will host Annual Presentation of New Work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York on September 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Extends Into October Off-BroadwaySMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Extends Into October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), has been extended by popular demand. (more...)

BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the SilenceBWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Film & TV Star Jennifer Grey Visits SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Film & TV Star Jennifer Grey Visits SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Last night, film and television star Jennifer Grey came to see the quietest show in New York City, the hit Ars Nova production of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, which opened last Wednesday at the Pershing Square Signature Center/Linney Theatre and is playing a limited engagement through September 25th. Scroll down for photos of Grey with the cast! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 14, 2016

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, written by Bess Wohl, returns to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS officially opened last night, July 13, for a run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, written by Bess Wohl, returns to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS officially opens tonight, July 13, for a run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by BWW Contests - Jul 5, 2016

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Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Company Gets Centered in Rehearsal!Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Company Gets Centered in Rehearsal!
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2016

Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl, will return to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds begins previews for a commercial run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The limited engagement will run through September 25, 2016. (more...)

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