Brooke Berman News

Crashbox Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S)Crashbox Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company will present the World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J Scoville will stage the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance. Previews begin October 16 with opening night slated for Wednesday, October 21 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (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...)

TOP CHEF and THE CHEW's Carla Hall to Serve Up Tasty Stagecraft in THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECTTOP CHEF and THE CHEW's Carla Hall to Serve Up Tasty Stagecraft in THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theater has never tasted so good. THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECT jumps into the immersive performance arena with a new project in development that fuses the in-the-moment magic of the theater with a sublime dining experience. Emmy Winning Co-Host of THE CHEW and TOP CHEF finalist Carla Hall, serves as the Executive Chef, serving a four course tasting menu to an audience that is enveloped in a multi-layered play, written by award winning playwrights Courtney Baron (Humana's Eat Your Heart Out), Hilary Bettis (The Kilroy's Top 7% List, Ghosts of Lote Bravo), and Daniel Pearle (LCT3's A Kid Like Jake), and directed by Marlo Hunter (Prospect Theater Company's Unlock'd). Co-Created by actor & producer Sasha Eden (WET Productions'BFF) and director & choreographer Marlo Hunter. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla PlayhouseBetsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNSET BABY at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Powerful and Prescient PresentationBWW Reviews: SUNSET BABY at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Powerful and Prescient Presentation
by Charles Shubow - May 6, 2015

Playwright Dominique Morisseau's play features Valeka J. Holt, Manu H. Kumasi, and Jefferson A. Russell. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUDMatrix Theatre Company Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Matrix Theatre Company presents a special staged reading celebrating motherhood Thursday, May 7; Friday, May 8; and Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 10 at 3 pm at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit. (more...)

THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 SeasonTHE BALTIMORE WALTZ, 'ANTIGONE PROJECT' and More Set for Rep Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup. (more...)

Hartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic DirectorHartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak has promoted Elizabeth Williamson, currently Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development for the Tony Award-winning theatre, to the position of Associate Artistic Director. She replaces Maxwell Williams, now Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans. (more...)

The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off 4/23The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Anniversary, six new short plays by Jon Caren (The Recommendation), Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Eager To Lose), Elizabeth Irwin (My Maņana Comes), Erica Saleh (In Memory of Julie Simmons), Sarah Sander (Playgrounds), and Daniel Talbott (Slipping). (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton PlayhouseMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

"Mom!" "Mommy!!" "Ma!!!" How many times a day does a mother hear these words? Being a mother is one of the most rewarding, hilarious, joy filled and heartbreaking jobs in the world. Come and celebrate all things Mom during a staged reading of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at the Ivoryton Playhouse on February 20th, 21st and 22nd to benefit local agencies that promote programs for women and children. (more...)

STICKY Series to Play Beauty Bar, 2/5STICKY Series to Play Beauty Bar, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The Sticky series is back, presenting one-night of original bar plays at Beauty Bar, in Brooklyn, NY. 10-minute bar play series Sticky features plays by Brooke Berman, Libby Emmons, Hal Corley, David L. Williams, Nandita Shenoy, and J. Michael Grey. Thursday, February 5, 7:30 pm at Beauty Bar, 249 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, 11215, $10 advance, $15 at the door, via stickyseries.bpt.me. (more...)

Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights UnveiledKeen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the writers for this year's Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens programs. (more...)

The Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENTThe Aviary Creative Team for Staged Reading of Montgomery Sutton's ADVENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Aviary announces the creative team for its staged reading of Advent by Montgomery Sutton, the inaugural entry in the organization's Hatchlings play reading series. (more...)

The Aviary to Present Staged Reading of ADVENT by Montgomery Sutton, 12/21The Aviary to Present Staged Reading of ADVENT by Montgomery Sutton, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Aviary announces the first entry in "Hatchlings," a new series of developmental play readings: Advent by Montgomery Sutton, directed by Ruth Cantrell. The one night only event will be held at 7pm on December 21, 2014 at 500x Gallery (500 Exposition Avenue). (more...)

Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews TonightBilly Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, tonight, September 24, through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

Jewish Plays Project's OPEN Festival Closes with G-D'S HONEST TRUTH This WeekendJewish Plays Project's OPEN Festival Closes with G-D'S HONEST TRUTH This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT has announced the workshop production of G-D'S HONEST TRUTH by Renee Calarco, directed by and Artistic Director David Winitsky, as part of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre. G-D'S HONEST TRUTH marks the culmination of this year's festival which included a special presentation of True Bible Studies by Robert Askins and readings of new plays by Ben Gassman, Tom Block, M.J. Kaufman, Lenelle Moise and Lila Feinberg. (more...)

Jewish Plays Project's OPEN Festival to Close with G-D'S HONEST TRUTH, 6/27-29Jewish Plays Project's OPEN Festival to Close with G-D'S HONEST TRUTH, 6/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT has announced the workshop production of G-D'S HONEST TRUTH by Renee Calarco, directed by and Artistic Director David Winitsky, as part of OPEN: The Festival of New Jewish Theatre. G-D'S HONEST TRUTH marks the culmination of this year's festival which included a special presentation of True Bible Studies by Robert Askins and readings of new plays by Ben Gassman, Tom Block, M.J. Kaufman, Lenelle Moise and Lila Feinberg. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Second Stage 35th Anniversary Gala- Part TwoPhoto Coverage: Inside the Second Stage 35th Anniversary Gala- Part Two
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2014

Second Stage Theatre's 35th Anniversary Gala celebration just honored Carole Rothman, Artistic Director of Second StageTheatre, for her 35 years of supporting new works and artistic development in New York City theatre. This year's rock n' roll themed gala was attended by over 250 Second Stage Alumni who have worked at Second Stage Theatre during the past 35 years, from Brooke Adams and Polly Draper who appeared in the very first season, to cast members from the currently running The Substance of Fire and the upcoming American Hero which will make its New York premiere this summer at Second Stage Uptown. Special guests participating in the evening's festivities included Lynn Nottage, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Goldwyn, and more. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from the special evening below! CLICK HERE to check out Part 1. (more...)

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