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Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMFBrian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

BWW Review: MAN IN LOVE at KCRep Copaken StageBWW Review: MAN IN LOVE at KCRep Copaken Stage
by Paul Bolton - May 8, 2017

Racial injustice, economic hard times, evolving societal norms, provide a back drop for love with a murderous intent in Man In Love (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals. (more...)

Nina Mehta Joins the Cast of THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVALNina Mehta Joins the Cast of THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????NINA MEHTA has joined the cast of the FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL, to be presented at Bernie Wohl Center, Wednesday, March 22, at 7pm. The popular actress has appeared in HBO's GIRLS, and Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and is a permanent ensemble member of The Collective NY (JACKSON HEIGHTS 3AM). (more...)

29th Street Playwrights Join Nationwide THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL Celebrating Women at Bernie Wohl Center on 3/2229th Street Playwrights Join Nationwide THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL Celebrating Women at Bernie Wohl Center on 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, 7pm, the 29th Street Playwrights Collective and Goddard Riverside will join theaters, playwrights, directors and actors throughout the US and Canada who have united during Women's History Month to present THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL, a national series of staged readings and productions of 10-minute plays written by women of all backgrounds on the subject 'The Future is Female' and what that means to them. (more...)

PANGEA Mixes Politics and Art in MarchPANGEA Mixes Politics and Art in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

As New York girds itself for a fight across party lines, Pangea is the place to party before the fight.  Some mean hombres like Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine and MargOH! Channing will show you what they're made of. Singer-seers like Gay Marshall and Carol Lipnik will blast through doors and glass ceilings, and cabaret confederates like Kevin Malony's rogues' gallery of talent in the "Happy Cry Pretty" series will break conventions with disarming ease. Top off the month with The Secret Variety Society on Friday March 31 and you've got a recipe for dealing with the disaster. (more...)

Photo Flash: Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler and More Celebrate TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN Opening at A.R.T.Photo Flash: Diane Paulus, Eve Ensler and More Celebrate TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN Opening at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn opened Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women on Thursday, January 26 at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square. Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Kim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in FebruaryKim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

At Pangea we celebrate the edge, the cutting edge. And right on the cusp of February are the extraordinary Rachelle Garniez finishing up a run, and Kim David Smith launching another.  Add to that Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and another season of Kevin Malony's "Happy Cry Pretty," and it all starts to make sense: Downtown's supper-club Pangea, which Stephen Holden recently called "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by," plays home to some of the best in alt cabaret. (more...)

Kim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in FebruaryKim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

At Pangea we celebrate the edge, the cutting edge. And right on the cusp of February are the extraordinary Rachelle Garniez finishing up a run, and Kim David Smith launching another.  Add to that Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and another season of Kevin Malony's "Happy Cry Pretty," and it all starts to make sense: Downtown's supper-club Pangea, which Stephen Holden recently called "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by," plays home to some of the best in alt cabaret. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of A.R.T.'s TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMENSTAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of A.R.T.'s TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is currently presenting Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast! (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 - Jan 19, 2017

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 today, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (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...)

TOSOS to Stage Reading of Chris Weikel's NELLY at TAI, 12/6TOSOS to Stage Reading of Chris Weikel's NELLY at TAI, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

The Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwrights Project (TOSOS) (Kathleen Warnock - curator) presents Chris Weikel's 'Nelly' or The Ballad Of Nelly, the Molly House Bride, directed by Mark Finley at TAI, 150 West 30 Street (between 6 and 7 ave), 14th floor, on Sunday, December 6th at 5pm. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Gets Sold-Out Reading Tonight at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, presents a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON tonight, November 23 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Paul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Sells Out at American Repertory TheaterPaul Lucas' TRANS SCRIPTS Sells Out at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, will present a reading of TRANS SCRIPTS, a groundbreaking new play about transgender identity, written by Paul Lucas, and directed by Jo Bonney, at OBERON on Monday, November 23 at 7:30PM.  (more...)

59E59 Theaters Kicks Off 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Today59E59 Theaters Kicks Off 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

59E59 Theaters presents its 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning today, July 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 26. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Lineup for 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival59E59 Theaters Sets Lineup for 2015 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

59E59 Theaters announces the 2015 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning on Tuesday, July 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 26. The performance schedule varies. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

The Tank Welcomes {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's SUMMER SHORTS This WeekendThe Tank Welcomes {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's SUMMER SHORTS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's Summer Shorts as part of The Tank's LGBTQ Pride Festival. Your Name Here (David Macke, Artistic Director) offers a fun evening of four short plays by queer playwrights that range from a chance encounter in a hotel room to finding love within the arms of a puma to finding something remarkably in common with one's own bully. The shows will be performed today, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at 5 pm at The Tank. (more...)

The Tank to Welcome {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's SUMMER SHORTS, 7/12-13The Tank to Welcome {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's SUMMER SHORTS, 7/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Tank, a non-profit arts presenter located in the heart of midtown, will present {Your Name Here} Queer Theater Company's Summer Shorts as part of The Tank's LGBTQ Pride Festival. Your Name Here (David Macke, Artistic Director) offers a fun evening of four short plays by queer playwrights that range from a chance encounter in a hotel room to finding love within the arms of a puma to finding something remarkably in common with one's own bully. The shows will be performed on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at 5 pm at The Tank. (more...)

{Your Name Here} to Present Developmental Workshop of DON'T DRINK FROM THE RIVER, 5/2-4{Your Name Here} to Present Developmental Workshop of DON'T DRINK FROM THE RIVER, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

{Your Name Here} A Queer Theater will present three public performances of their developmental workshop, DON'T DRINK FROM THE RIVER, by MJ Kaufman from May 2, 3, and 4 at 7 PM. Performances will be held at The Tank. The Tank is also a Co-Presenter of the event. Each performance will be followed by a special talkback with guests to be announced. (more...)

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