Carly Mensch News

Icicle Creek New Play Festival Adds Two New Workshops to Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Icicle Creek New Play Festival (formerly known as the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival) will add two new workshops to its line-up in addition to featuring two plays written by esteemed playwright Steven Dietz (Becky's New Car) and Carly Mensch (TV's 'Weeds' and 'Nurse Jackie'). (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets July Programming, Featuring Guy Branum, SHOWGASM and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces a July lineup featuring three exciting new comedy, music and theater events. Coming up in July: (All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted) (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Ars Nova is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2015. (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets First Look 2014 Lineup; Runs 7/26-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for the ninth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory July 26 - August 24, 2014 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). First Look 2014 includes: Ironbound by Martyna Majok, Hushabye by Tanya Saracho and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel. The 2014 festival also features readings of two new plays, American Beauty Shop by Dana Lynn Formby and Opium Den by Julie Marie Myatt. Tickets to First Look Repertory of New Work ($20) are on sale now. To purchase tickets or RSVP for the free readings, call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, SMART BLONDE & More Set for City Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

City Theatre announces the six-play lineup for its 40th anniversary season, including a wistful Broadway comedy; a music-filled portrait of actress Judy Holliday; a poignant exploration of a Harlem community; a wild 'have and have-nots' comedy set in Martha's Vineyard; an irreverent comic-drama about family, art, and inspiration; and an adventure- and song-filled romp through Edinburgh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Attend Ars Nova's DIAMOND BALL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

On April 7, Ars Nova hosted their Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening honored Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. Scroll down to see some photos from the event! (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Diamond Ball Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Ars Nova hosts Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit tonight. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

Ars Nova's Diamond Ball Set for 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Ars Nova announces Ars Nova's Diamond Ball, not just another f*@%ing benefit. The evening will honor Elizabeth Meriwether, Ars Nova's inaugural Playwright-in-Residence and creator of Fox's New Girl, Stephen Siderow, member of Ars Nova's Board of Directors and Co-founder and President of BlueMountain Capital, and Beau Willimon, founding member of Ars Nova's Play Group and creator of Netflix's House of Cards. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

SHOWGASM, TOE PICK!, ON THIS ISLAND and More Set for Ars Nova, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Ars Nova announces a February and March lineup featuring exciting new comedy, music and theater programming. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

Ars Nova to Host Reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of THE BIGGEST VALLEY by A. Zell Williams, directed by Jesse Jou. The cast includes McKinley Belcher, Kaliswa Brewster, Ronald Peet and Sarah Steele. (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Hosts ARS NOVA 54: A New Year's Eve Spectacular Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Ars Nova has announced this year's New Year's Eve Spectacular, the grand finale to its 10th Anniversary year. (more...)

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