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Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the AtlanticMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present CLYBOURNE PARKBergen County Players to Present CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

There is no doubt that race is a sensitive issue, as borne out by numerous events across the nation over the past six months. It can be difficult to explore, and while many politicians and social scientists call for a national conversation, it is often the arts world that leads the way in holding up a mirror to American society about this topic. While most take a serious approach, the Bergen County Players, one of the region's most acclaimed theatre companies, has decided it is also possible to face the subject head on by presenting the wickedly funny and provocative Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Clybourne Park. (more...)

Kristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOKristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix.). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4,000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Beginning Tonight at the AtlanticMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Beginning Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces award-winning star of stage and screen Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon (location TBD). (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Stephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' AwardsStephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather tonight, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Canadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & MoreCanadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for its 2015.2016 season outlining the 13 productions and premieres commissioned and curated by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The company continues to explore new forms of contemporary performance through collaborations with the best storytellers, directors, choreographers and performers from Canada and around the world. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of POCATELLO, a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'), opens tonight, November 11, 2014. (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick & More Set for DYING FOR IT at Atlantic Theater CompanyMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick & More Set for DYING FOR IT at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepeand featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDSHarold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Solo 401k Plan Provider Joined Real Estate Experts at Annual Charity EventSolo 401k Plan Provider Joined Real Estate Experts at Annual Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

On October 24, 2014, Sense Financial, Solo 401k plan provider, joined many others for an annual charity gala. Held by the Norris Group, I Survived Real Estate is a charity event that has raised over $500,000 for charity over the years. This year, all proceeds from the event will support Make-A-Wish and St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Premiere BETTER, 10/4-11/6Echo Theater Company to Premiere BETTER, 10/4-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

A Jewish, Midwestern, Chekhovian comic drama for the 21st century will be the third offering in The Echo Theater Company's 2015 seaason at Atwater Village Theatre, the company's new permanent home. Jennifer Chambers directs the world premiere of Better, a gentle examination of family and mortality by Jessica Goldberg, opening Oct. 4. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

'Disgraced' Star Karen Pittman to Join Season 3 of FX's THE AMERICANS'Disgraced' Star Karen Pittman to Join Season 3 of FX's THE AMERICANS
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Karen Pittman, currently starring in Broadway's DISGRACED, which officially opened last night, has signed on for a recurring role on the third season of FX's THE AMERICANS. (more...)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Meet the Full Cast of DISGRACED on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 23, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar makes its Broadway premiere tonight, October 23, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Open on Broadway at Lyceum Theatre in Fall 2014; Previews Begin 9/27Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Open on Broadway at Lyceum Theatre in Fall 2014; Previews Begin 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Producers confirmed today that the Pulitzer Prize winning play DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar will have a Broadway production this fall, beginning previews onSeptember 27 and opening on October 23 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. (more...)

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