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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...)

Actor's Express to Stage Atlanta Premiere of APPROPRIATE This FallActor's Express to Stage Atlanta Premiere of APPROPRIATE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

?Actor's Express stages the Atlanta premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' raucous dark comedy Appropriate October 29 - November 20, 2016. (more...)

Rock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity RepRock 'n' Roll Musical BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Kicks Off 2016-17 at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. (more...)

Berkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Eric Ting (current artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater) will direct An Octoroon, the final show in Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Celebrate 50 Years of Project Discovery with Fall GalaTrinity Rep to Celebrate 50 Years of Project Discovery with Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company is commemorating 50 years of the student matinee program, Project Discovery, with the Project Discovery Gala on Saturday, September 17, 2016, kicking off a year-long celebration of the education program. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts Second Annual Statewide Performing Arts Kick-Off PartyTrinity Rep Hosts Second Annual Statewide Performing Arts Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company invites the public to celebrate the performing arts in Rhode Island and beyond as the host of the second annual season kick-off party,Saturday, August 27, 2016. Across two stages and six hours, over 20  theater and dance companies, musicians and independent artists will gather at Trinity Rep to share previews of upcoming work while re-connecting with loyal fans and introducing themselves to new ones. The party will also feature an interactive art installation by Tape Art, a variety of food trucks, tours of Trinity Rep's historic building and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Soho Rep. Presents Jomama Jones in World Premiere of DUATSoho Rep. Presents Jomama Jones in World Premiere of DUAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

At the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.), Soho Rep. welcomes the return of legendary entertainer Jomama Jones in the world premiere of Duat by Daniel Alexander Jones, running October 11-November 6. Five years ago, New York audiences and critics alike swooned over the Soho Rep. production of Jones's Radiate. David Rooney in his New York Times Critics' Pick review declared, 'Radiate glows, making it hard not to surrender to this sequin-encrusted earth mother's soulful embrace.' Hilton Als in The New Yorker said, 'What we learn from Jomama's very particular radiance is this: you don't have to reduce the musical form to a musical just to make it more digestible. If you make a good, less reductive, and more grownup show, the people will come.' (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights RealmCast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD to Premiere at Vineyard Theatre This Fall; Creatives Set!Nicky Silver's THIS DAY FORWARD to Premiere at Vineyard Theatre This Fall; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The world premiere of Nicky Silver's play THIS DAY FORWARD will open Vineyard Theatre's 2016-2017 season with previews beginning on Thursday, November 3 and opening on Monday, November 21. (more...)

MISALLIANCE, MARISOL, APPROPRIATE and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2016-17 SeasonMISALLIANCE, MARISOL, APPROPRIATE and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Juilliard Drama announces its 2016-17 season of fully staged productions featuring Juilliard's Group 46 acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 SeasonDianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Ninth Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVESPlaywrights Realm to Present Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm will kick off its 2016-17 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves. Directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring a company of ten female actors, DeLappe's award-winning debut play will be presented at The Realm's new home for the season The Duke on 42nd Street, August 29-September 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Lee Sunday Evans at Emerging Artists LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Lee Sunday Evans at Emerging Artists Luncheon
by Walter McBride - Jul 5, 2016

Just last week, Colman Domingo hosted Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event featured the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big day below! (more...)

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