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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...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON to Play Theatre for a New Audience, Feb-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Soho Rep's AN OCTOROON will run February 14, 2015 - March 8, 2015 at Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, AN OCTOROON will be directed by Sarah Benson. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLEBerkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Performances of Dead Behind These Eyes will take place at Sing Sing Karaoke (81 Avenue A) on August 29-31 at 7.30pm and September 3-5, 7, 10-14 and 17-19 at 7.30pm Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 212.352.3101 or visiting www.abronsartscenter.org. Performance suitable for ages 21 and above. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to DirectVineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director. (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled GalaSoho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014. (more...)

CAUGHT and More Set for Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab, Now thru 7/27CAUGHT and More Set for Sundance Institute's 2014 Theatre Lab, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

2014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-212014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that at the 24th TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego from June 19-21, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

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