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Vineyard Theatre Extends BROOKLYNITE to March 29Vineyard Theatre Extends BROOKLYNITE to March 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that due to demand the world premiere of the original musical BROOKLYNITE will extend its limited engagement by one week and will now run through Sunday, March 29. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), BROOKLYNITE opened on Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Review Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, opens tonight, February 26, and plays through March 15, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, has played to sold out houses since previews began on February 14 and as a result of strong ticket sales, has added eight additional performances. Originally scheduled to end its run on March 8, An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is tonight, February 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience has put a new block of tickets on sale for its production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

Space On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic CuratorSpace On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic Curator
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm announced today that Alex Barron will become its first Artistic Curator. An accomplished dramaturg, literary manager and producer, Barron will oversee all artistic programming at SPACE on Ryder Farm - including its residency program and resident writers group,The Working Farm - and will spearhead new artistic projects and programs. Barron will work closely with SPACE's Executive Director Emily Simoness to grow the company's mission while maintaining its commitment to enriching artists and their work. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, Beginning TonightMatt Doyle, Ann Harada & More Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Vineyard Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), beginning performances tonight, January 30th, with an opening night set for Wednesday February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. (more...)

Road Less Traveled Productions' 2015-16 Season to Include SPEED OF LIGHT, SAFE & MoreRoad Less Traveled Productions' 2015-16 Season to Include SPEED OF LIGHT, SAFE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2015-16 Season to Buffalo theatergoers! Featuring five full regular season theatrical productions and one annual holiday offering, this season will include original work as well as Western New York premieres of work never before produced in the Buffalo area. RLTP's 12th season will include: (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New AudienceMaechi Aharanwa, Pascale Armand & More to Star in AN OCTOROON at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Single tickets are now on sale for Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed new play directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep. An Octoroon plays February 14 through March 8 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

Public Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize FinalistsPublic Theater, Soho Rep Productions & More Among 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2015 award: (more...)

Obie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists ProgramObie Winner Eric Ting Joins Cincinnati Playhouse's Associate Artists Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today that Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting will be added next season to the theatre's Associate Artists program, which was launched by Robison in 2013 for his second season at the Playhouse. Ting will join current associate artists Timothy Douglas, Michael Evan Haney and KJ Sanchez, who have served the Playhouse in that capacity for the past two years. (more...)

Bid on a Double Date with OITNB's Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo to Support SPACE on Ryder FarmBid on a Double Date with OITNB's Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo to Support SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

SPACE on Ryder Farm just kicked off a Charitybuzz campaign to support its upcoming programs. One of the auction lots features a double-date with ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK stars Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo -- Chernus portrays Piper's brother, Cal Chapman, on the series and Chimo plays his wife, Neri. If you bid on the item, you and a guest will get to enjoy a meal with the television couple at Rose Water in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers RetreatSundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 16th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, WY takes place February 2-20. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. The program is one of the 24 residency labs across many creative disciplines focusing on artistic process that Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer DirectsMatt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that the world premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), would begin performances Friday January 29th, with an opening night set for Wednesday February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHOPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 17, 2014

Katori Hall's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO is directed by Michael Greif. OUR LADY OF KIBEHO began performances on October 28 and opened last night, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Clare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel AwardClare Barron Receives Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that Clare Barron has been awarded the 2014 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, presented annually to an emerging playwright of exceptional promise. (more...)

Annie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater CompanyAnnie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that Annie MacRae has been appointed the company's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

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