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Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 GalaMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Primary Stages' 2015 Gala will take place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' GalaMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Will Be Honored at Primary Stages' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman andScott Wittman. The evening will feature musical numbers from Hairspray, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show 'Smash' with presenters and performers including Obie winnerBridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Jukebox Jackie), Ana Gasteyer (Wicked, 'Saturday Night Live'), Annie Golden (Violet, 'Orange is the New Black'), emcee Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, On the Town), Tony winnerNathan Lane (The Producers, Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages), Caissie Levy (Les Miserables, Ghost, Murder Ballad), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Grease! LIVE), Marc Shaiman (performing a number from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and other surprise guests. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Extends Immersive Drama KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) thru Nov 13Crashbox Theater Extends Immersive Drama KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) thru Nov 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company announces an extension of its World Premiere production of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J Scoville has staged the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance. Performances will now run through November 13 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

Jason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged ReadingJason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

For tickets visit www.sweetchaostheater.org or call the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400. Proceeds from the event will fund home libraries for families living in low-income housing communities in Harlem in association with LitWorld. (more...)

Jewish Plays Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2015-16 SeasonJewish Plays Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

David Winitsky (Artistic Director) and Jeremy Stoller (Resident Dramaturg) are excited to announce the opening of Project Submissions for the 2016 Jewish Plays Project Season.   (more...)

Crashbox Theater Companys' KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) Begins Performances Next MonthCrashbox Theater Companys' KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) Begins Performances Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 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...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Betty Gilpin & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's Premiere Benefit ReadingCelia Keenan-Bolger, Betty Gilpin & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's Premiere Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Brown University alumni Rebecca Bellingham and Katharine Powell Roman have founded a theater company, Sweet Chaos Theater Project, dedicated to producing new plays about family where every ticket sold helps a family.   (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 - Aug 26, 2015

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

Sweet Chaos Theater Project to Present TIPPING POINTS at Symphony Space, 9/28Sweet Chaos Theater Project to Present TIPPING POINTS at Symphony Space, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Sweet Chaos Theater Project is launching their first show with Tipping Points at Symphony Space on Monday, September 28, 7 PM.  (more...)

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...)

The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off TodayThe Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 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 Mañana Comes), Erica Saleh (In Memory of Julie Simmons), Sarah Sander (Playgrounds), and Daniel Talbott (Slipping). (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 Mañana Comes), Erica Saleh (In Memory of Julie Simmons), Sarah Sander (Playgrounds), and Daniel Talbott (Slipping). (more...)

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