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Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLETSkylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights HorizonsMusical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

BWW Review: Local Theatres Prepare the Next GenerationBWW Review: Local Theatres Prepare the Next Generation
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 27, 2016

The summer teen theatre programs at Raleigh Little Theatre and PlayMakers Repertory Company prepare the next generation of theatre professionals while producing outstanding performances of 'Bay Boy' and 'Violet.' (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

New Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern MichiganNew Residency Program THE MITTEN LAB to Launch This Fall Northern Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The MITTEN Lab (A Michigan Incubator for Theatre Talent Emerging Now), led by co-founders Katherine Carter and Rachel Sussman, is proud to announce the launch of its residency program in Northern Michigan this September. (more...)

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Present VIOLET, 7/20-31PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Present VIOLET, 7/20-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the award-winning Broadway musical "Violet" July 20-31 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC). High school actors began work on the production June 20, with their backstage counterparts starting technical training last week. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATSClubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater ConferenceAdam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon & More Set for National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for the new musicals in development at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference later this month. Among the actors premiering new work are Adam Chanler-Berat, Erin Davie, Colin Hanlon, Kevin Mambo, Matt Von Roderick, Christina Sajous, and Remy Zaken. (more...)

19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat19 Musical Theatre Writers Announced for This Summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 19 writers and 9 new musicals selected for this summer's Rhinebeck Writers Retreat residencies.  For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 26, each writing team will have a weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their new musical. This year's writers include New York Drama Critics award winner Brian Crawley, Tony nominee Hunter Foster, 2016 Kleban award winner Daniel Goldstein, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist Michele Lowe, Arlen award winner Georgia Stitt, Fred Ebb award winner Adam Gwon, and New Dramatists Loewe Award winner Sarah Hammond. The 9 musicals were selected from among 95 applicants by a distinguished panel: Kent Nicholson of Playwrights Horizons, Donna Lynn Hilton of Goodspeed Musicals, Barbara Pasternack of Theatreworks USA, Steve Stettler of Weston Playhouse, Mara Isaacs of Octopus Theatricals, Drama Desk nominated composer Neil Bartram, and Robert Zukerman, former Director of Theatre at the New York State Council on the Arts.  (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 SeasonTHE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Close Out 30th Anniversary Season with VIOLETEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati to Close Out 30th Anniversary Season with VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

All aboard! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati sends off its 2015-2016 30th anniversary season on a bold adventure with the award-winning musical Violet. Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, this deeply stirring musical by Tony-award winning Jeanine Tesori and the acclaimed Brian Crawley follows a scarred woman on a cross-country pilgrimage to find the true meaning of beauty. Violet delivers a powerful story of hope, self-discovery, and the beauty of imperfections. Playing May 3-22, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary SeasonTHE ODD COUPLE, SWEENEY TODD and More Set for Germantown Community Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2016-2017 season. This marks the 45th season of shows the theatre has produced from their home in Germantown, TN. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun.  (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonVIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring GalaPlaywrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Technically Superior VIOLET at ArtsWest Lacks Emotional ConnectionBWW Review: Technically Superior VIOLET at ArtsWest Lacks Emotional Connection
by Jay Irwin - Mar 14, 2016

There's no doubt that Jeanine Tesori's music in the musical "Violet", currently playing at ArtsWest, is stirring and powerful but it's the lyrics and book by Brian Crawley that truly pack the punch in the show. But of course they would as the show is rife with hot button topics of that era as well as our own. And while the ensemble manages some of the tightest and most technically proficient performances I've seen I didn't always get from them the importance or danger associated with the stakes of those issues and so didn't always feel the emotional connection to the story. (more...)

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