Branden Jacobs-Jenkins News

Convergence-Continuum Presents Regional Premiere of NEIGHBORSConvergence-Continuum Presents Regional Premiere of NEIGHBORS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Convergence-continuum presents the regional premiere of NEIGHBORS by MacArthur genius award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Makes New Home at the Vineyard with Daphne Rubin-Vega as SpokespersonREBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Makes New Home at the Vineyard with Daphne Rubin-Vega as Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Developing Artists, in a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, August 5th. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD, HIR, AN OCTOROON and More Set for Stage West's 39th SeasonAN ACT OF GOD, HIR, AN OCTOROON and More Set for Stage West's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Stage West has announced the lineup for its 39th season! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Premiere of GLORIA at Hampstead TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at the UK Premiere of GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Gloria will open at Hampstead Theatre on 21 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Announced as REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival SpokespersonDaphne Rubin-Vega Announced as REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival Spokesperson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Developing Artists, in a new partnership with Vineyard Theatre, brings its REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival to a new home at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th St.) with performances Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, August 5th. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPINPrinceton Summer Theater's 48th Season Opens with Schwartz's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Princeton Summer Theater's 2017 season opens next Thursday, June 22ndth with Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Pippin. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz's iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubMandy Gonzalez, Erin Markey, Faith Soloway & Friends and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURETFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Honors Kate TarkerPhoto Coverage: Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Honors Kate Tarker
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

The Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon was just held at the National Arts Club, featuring the presentation of the 2016-2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Paula Vogel to Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES), who began her residency last fall. (more...)

Elizabeth Stahlmann to Star in GROUNDED at Westport Country PlayhouseElizabeth Stahlmann to Star in GROUNDED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, "Grounded," a contemporary drama about a US Air Force fighter pilot who is grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from July 11 through July 29.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the UK Premiere of GLORIA at Hampstead TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsals for the UK Premiere of GLORIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins' Gloria, directed by Michael Longhurst. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, this razor-sharp comic drama focuses on ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder.  (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry LaneHorton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubWOMEN OF LETTERS, SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for the next two weeks, June 7-18, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cast Announced for Definition Theatre Company's Chicago Debut of AN OCTOROONCast Announced for Definition Theatre Company's Chicago Debut of AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces casting for the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the AtlanticANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign CompletionTheatre for a New Audience Celebrates Capital Campaign Completion
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that it has successfully completed its capital campaign to stabilize the institution's finances and open a permanent home, surpassing the campaign's $69.1 million goal. (more...)

Zoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 SeasonZoe Kazan's New Play AFTER THE BLAST to Open LCT3's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2017-2018 season with AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning performances Saturday, October 7 and running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 23. (more...)

BWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-ContinuumBWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-Continuum
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2017

"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" is an abstract play whose meaning will depend on an individual's views of the world, and their willingness to search for the author's intent and purpose. This is a script and production for playgoers who like to probe for ideas with no need for clarity of ideas or outcomes. (more...)

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