Branden Jacobs-Jenkins News

Musical Comedy GIGANTIC Will Open Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonMusical Comedy GIGANTIC Will Open Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the musical comedy GIGANTIC will open the Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season, which includes the previously announced new plays INDECENT by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and DOT by the actor and playwright Colman Domingo. The season will also include a Developmental Lab of Christopher Chen's YOU MEAN TO DO ME HARM in the summer of 2016. Chen is the recipient of the Vineyard's 2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Taper This FallBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Taper This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

"Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Eric Ting, will make its West Coast premiere at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum, beginning previews September 23 for an October 4 opening. The production will play through November 1, 2015. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)
by Chris McCormack - Jul 17, 2015

The Anti-Racism Group that Campaigns Against Exhibit B around the World are now demanding Galway International Arts Festival to cancel its run. (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre's world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos.  (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16Trevor Nunn's PERICLES and More Set for Theatre for a New Audience in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2015-16 season, Inimitable Voices, Four plays by Shakespeare and Major American and European authors, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA, A Fight For The Public's Collective MemoryBWW Reviews: Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA, A Fight For The Public's Collective Memory
by Michael Dale - Jun 19, 2015

The 30-year-old playwright is solidly emerging as one of American theatre's most provocative and challenging voices. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that, due to demand, the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA will extend its limited engagement by two weeks and will now close on July 18. (more...)

Review Roundup: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA opened this week. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Works by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 SeasonWorks by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced its artist lineup for the 2015 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside GLORIA's Opening Night at The Vineyard TheatrePhoto Coverage: Inside GLORIA's Opening Night at The Vineyard Theatre
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on the scene this week for the opening of GLORIA at the Vineyard Theatre. Click through the photos below and go inside opening night of Gloria.  (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/15/2015 - GLORIA, MY FAIR LADY at The Muny & More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/15/2015 - GLORIA, MY FAIR LADY at The Muny & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's another big night for off-Broadway with three openings, plus The Muny kicks off their summer season in St. Louis with MY FAIR LADY! (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Branden Jacob-Jenkins' GLORIA at the Vineyard TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Branden Jacob-Jenkins' GLORIA at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Vineyard Theatre's (108 E. 15 St.) world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA began previews Thursday, May 28 and will open Monday, June 15. Evan Cabnet directs GLORIA, with a cast that includes Jeanine Serralles, Jennifer Kim, Catherine Combs, Kyle Beltran, Michael Crane and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 SeasonSPACE on Ryder Farm Sets 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program announces its 5th season. Housed on Ryder Farm in picturesque Brewster, NY, SPACE will host over 150 artists as they develop 75 projects. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

AN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Mixed Blood Theatre has inhabited the historic firehouse on the West Bank for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary with the first phase of a major venue renovation, a revitalized commitment to its West Bank community, and an ambitious season of new work! (more...)

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