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Works by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre LabWorks by Rachel Chavkin, Taylor Mac & More Set for Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

  Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected from 827 submissions for its 2015 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort in Utah, July 6-26. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Carolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in ResidenceCarolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Sell A Door Theatre Company are pleased to announce their new Playwright in Residence, who will work with them from this September. (more...)

New Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Paula Vogel & Colman Domingo Set for Vineyard Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

New plays by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel and the actor and playwright Colman Domingo will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre during 2015-16 season, it has been announced by Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. A third mainstage production for next season is still to be announced. Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St. in New York City. (more...)

2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!2015 Drama League Nominations Announced - From HAMILTON to THE VISIT - Complete List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama League has announced the 2015 Drama League Awards Nominees this morning - check out the complete list! (more...)

Kate Mulgrew to Discuss Life & New Memoir with Rosie O'Donnell at Vineyard TheatreKate Mulgrew to Discuss Life & New Memoir with Rosie O'Donnell at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The beloved actress and author Kate Mulgrew will discuss her life and her new memoir BORN WITH TEETH in a Q&A with Rosie O'Donnell at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) in a one-time only event, AN EVENING WITH KATE MULGREW, on Sunday, May 3 at 6 p.m. it has been announced by The Vineyard's artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & MoreThe Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Wilma Theater has announced the four plays that will make up its upcoming 2015/16 Season. The Wilma will open the season with Sophocles' Antigone translated by Marinanne McDonald and directed by Theodorus Terzopoulos, the renowned founder of Attis Theatre in Athens, Greece. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Sets 2015-16 Season: WINNERS AND LOSERS, 'WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE' & MoreWoolly Mammoth Sets 2015-16 Season: WINNERS AND LOSERS, 'WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2015-2016 season, featuring a world premiere as well as new plays receiving their Washington area premieres after garnering accolades from performances in New York, Los Angeles, and London including the Laurents/Hatcher Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Obie Award for Best New American Play. Woolly's new season features the work of Sheila Callaghan, Jennifer Haley, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Rajiv Joseph, the Chicago Neo-Futurists and Canadian duo Marcus Youssef and James Long. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & MoreSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced eight productions for the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2015-16 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. (more...)

Kyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIAKyle Beltran, Jennifer Kim & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) announces casting, preview and opening dates for the world-premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA, with previews starting Thursday, May 28, prior to opening Monday, June 15. (more...)

Quiara Alegria Hudes & Lisa Kron Join Signature Theatre's Residency Five ProgramQuiara Alegria Hudes & Lisa Kron Join Signature Theatre's Residency Five Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced that Quiara Alegria Hudes & Lisa Kron have joined the Residency Five program, which provides five-year residencies for multiple playwrights, guaranteeing three full productions of new work over the course of each playwright's residency. The other artists currently in the Residency Five program are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA, VIOLET, BOOTYCANDY and More Set for SpeakEasy's 2015-16 SeasonCASA VALENTINA, VIOLET, BOOTYCANDY and More Set for SpeakEasy's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Two powerhouse musicals DOGFIGHT and VIOLET; two explosive Off-Broadway plays APPROPRIATE and BOOTYCANDY; and the New England debut of Harvey Fierstein's acclaimed comic-drama CASA VALENTINA are set for SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2015-16 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

The Public Sets Spotlight Series Lineup from Emerging Writers GroupThe Public Sets Spotlight Series Lineup from Emerging Writers Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Public Theater announced the line-up for the popular Spotlight Series of free staged readings of new plays by The Public's Emerging Writers Group, beginning on Tuesday, April 7 and running through Tuesday, May 26 at the Sheen Center Black Box Theater (18 Bleecker Street). Now in its seventh year, the Emerging Writers Group is an important part of The Public's commitment and long legacy of supporting current and future generations of our country's most important writers. (more...)

AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon has been extended again and will play through March 29, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

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...)

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