Branden Jacobs-Jenkins News

Cast Complete for Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD at Vineyard TheatreCast Complete for Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announce casting for Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD, opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among Recipients of 2016 MacArthur Genius GrantPlaywright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among Recipients of 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

31-year-old playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is among the 23 artists and scientists named as this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, the $625,000 grant better known as the 'Genius Grant.' (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17HAND TO GOD Tops American Theatre Magazine's 10 Most-Produced Plays List for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has released its annual October Season Preview issue, which includes lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the coming season. Robert Askins' Hand to God will be the most-produced play, with 13 total productions, and August Wilson will be the most-produced playwright, with 18 total productions. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public TheaterCasting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Extends Off-BroadwaySarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, extends the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves to September 29. (more...)

Leon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYSLeon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Obie-Award Winning Dark Comedy APPROPRIATETrinity Rep Presents Obie-Award Winning Dark Comedy APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company continues season 53, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' gripping play,  Appropriate, directed by Brian Mertes. Performances run October 6 - November 6, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Tickets are available at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Providence. (more...)

TCG's Veterans and Theatre Institute Joins Forces with Trinity RepTCG's Veterans and Theatre Institute Joins Forces with Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), a pilot program to empower veterans and active-duty military personnel to experience, study, and create theatre, has announced its partnership with Trinity Repertory Company (Trinity Rep). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD Off-BroadwayTickets on Sale Today for Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Tickets for the world premiere of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD opening the Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season will went on sale today, September 12 at 10:00 AM. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker FestivalJessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre as Executive ProducerJennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading nonprofit theatre companies has announced today that Executive Producer/CEO Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who has been a key member of the company's leadership team for almost 20 years, has decided to depart at the end of September 2016 to pursue new career opportunities. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for StudentsSignature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York's non-profit theatres. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9thCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 SeasonSAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Selects Three New Works for 2016-17 Readings SeriesVineyard Theatre Selects Three New Works for 2016-17 Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Vineyard Theatre will present three readings of new works in September exclusively for members of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New AudienceFull Cast Set for THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Featuring Steven Epp at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience, announces the complete cast for the New York premiere of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, the first play in its four-production 2016-2017 Season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

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