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Sharon Lawrence, JR Bourne, Jessy Schram & More Set for Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights FestivalSharon Lawrence, JR Bourne, Jessy Schram & More Set for Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

More than 40 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, including Angelique Cabral (Life In Pieces), Christoph Sanders (Ghost Whisperer, Last Man Standing), JR Bourne (Teen Wolf), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Scott Lowell (Queer As Folk), Angel Parker (Lab Rats, American Crime Story), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jessy Schram (Nashville, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states will be presented during this year's festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 2-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names WinnersThe Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Now celebrating its 24th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young  Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 2-26. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric LodgeBLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOTLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts to Present Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will preview on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

The Blank Theatre Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign for Living Room SeriesThe Blank Theatre Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign for Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Blank Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, has announced a first ever generosity.com crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for its Living Room Series play development program. With a goal of raising $10,000, the campaign begins on Monday, April 11. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

Terryl Hallquist Directs MISANTHROPE for VU TheatreTerryl Hallquist Directs MISANTHROPE for VU Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 6, 2016

Terryl Hallquist directs Moliere's The Misanthrope, with a setting in modern-day Nashville, as Vanderbilt University Theatre takes a creative leap with its April 7-10 production. (more...)

Genesis Theatrical Productions Presents SATIE ET COCTEAU, Starting 5/12Genesis Theatrical Productions Presents SATIE ET COCTEAU, Starting 5/12
by Louisa Brady - Apr 3, 2016

Genesis Theatrical Productions will present the U.S. premiere of the play Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet by Canadian playwright Mike Czuba about the classical music composer Erik Satie and his complex relationship with the surrealist poet Jean Cocteau. (more...)

LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in StoresLaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE - written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson - online and in stores today, Frida­­y, April 1. The album was released in digital formats on Friday, February 26. (more...)

Irvington Town Hall Theater to Present Three One-Acts as Part of Stage Door Reading SeriesIrvington Town Hall Theater to Present Three One-Acts as Part of Stage Door Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

 Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) closes out a second season of their Stage Door Series, ( where new works are presented in a relaxed setting without sets, costumes, or props) with an afternoon of one-act plays. Three different one-acts by two diverse local playwrights will be read on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00pm. Two plays by Evelyn Mertens: Stray Gloves and Sleep Study and one by Stephanie Okun: Fishing. There will be a Q&A with the playwrights following the reading. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SINGULAR THEY Celebrates World Premiere at The Blank TheatrePhoto Flash: A SINGULAR THEY Celebrates World Premiere at The Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A SINGULAR THEY, a world premiere play by Aliza Goldstein, directed by Christopher J. Raymond, opened at The Blank Theatre on Saturday, March 26. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: A SINGULAR THEY Brilliantly Commands Your Riveted UneasinessBWW Review: A SINGULAR THEY Brilliantly Commands Your Riveted Uneasiness
by Gil Kaan - Mar 26, 2016

The Blank Theatre's world premiere of Aliza Goldstein's A SINGULAR THEY successfully pulls off a mesmerizing mash-up of uncomfortable situations teenagers have to deal with. Christopher J. Raymond smoothly directs this engrossing seventy-five minute one-act eliciting fully-formed performances from his talented cast of three. (more...)

Working Stage Theater Extends THE UNDERSTUDY Through April 3Working Stage Theater Extends THE UNDERSTUDY Through April 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

A new production of THE UNDERSTUDY by Theresa Rebeck has been extended by three performances through April 3, 2016 at Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

Smash Hit DUSK RINGS A BELL Extends Through 3/27 at The Lounge TheatreSmash Hit DUSK RINGS A BELL Extends Through 3/27 at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

After a very successful opening, AQUILA MORONG STUDIO and CALLIOPE PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the extension of prolific award-winning playwright Stephen Belber's funny and poignant dramedy, DUSK RINGS A BELL, Directed by John Hindman.  This bittersweet drama will extend for two additional weeks at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Now running through March 27th, 2016. Tickets: www.plays411.com/dusk (more...)

Heather Provost Named Producing Director of Hollywood's Blank TheatreHeather Provost Named Producing Director of Hollywood's Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Heather Provost has been named The Blank Theatre's new Producing Director, it was announced today by Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director and Noah Wyle, Artistic Producer. (more...)

The Blank Theatre Seeks Scripts for 2016-17 Living Room SeriesThe Blank Theatre Seeks Scripts for 2016-17 Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Blank Theatre in Hollywood is now accepting scripts for its 2016-2017 Living Room Series. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and May 31, 2016. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY Opens 3/11 at Working Stage TheaterTheresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY Opens 3/11 at Working Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

A new production of The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck will open on Friday, March 11 at 8pm for a limited run of nine performances at Working Stage Theater in Los Angeles. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Max Bunzel (NCIS: Los Angeles), Braxton Molinaro (Sons of the Prophet at The Blank Theatre), and Magdalene Vick (Average Joe). Directed by Laura Henry, the engagement will run through March 27 only. (more...)

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