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American Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour HoffmanAmerican Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, announced today The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, The Relentless Award will honor an unproduced play with $45,000, laying the groundwork for the future of American Theater. The American Playwriting Foundation is now open for submissions, and the deadline is July 10, 2015. Three finalists and one winner will be announced on October 2, 2015. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Begin 2/27 at Abingdon TheatreIddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END to Begin 2/27 at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993 -- continues its 22nd Season with A HAPPY END, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, Broadway's hit musical CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk Award nominee Alexander Gemignani in a limited return engagement as Billy Flynn through Friday, March 13. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Off-Broadway Next Month at AbingdonIddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END Begins Off-Broadway Next Month at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company-which has produced 83 new American plays since 1993-continues its 22nd Season with A HAPPY END, a new play by Iddo Netanyahu, with previews set to begin February 27, 2015, prior to an official press opening March 11 in Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through March 29. Alex Dmitriev (God's Daughter) is set to direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. The design is generously sponsored by Graydon Head. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Sheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at RattlestickSheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court have announced that the New York Premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will begin previews Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The official opening night is set for Thursday, February 12 at 7pm. Everything You Touch is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

New Drama PILLOW ON THE STAIRS Begins Next Month at the cellNew Drama PILLOW ON THE STAIRS Begins Next Month at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

the cell will present the World Premiere of PILLOW ON THE STAIRS, a new drama by Brona Crehan. Directed by John Keating, previews begin February 11 with opening slated for Thursday, February 19. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present CHAPATTI, 2/7-3/8Cincinnati Playhouse to Present CHAPATTI, 2/7-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Two senior citizens rediscover the joys of human companionship through their shared affection for animals in Christian O'Reilly's new play CHAPATTI. The Irish love story - by turns warm, funny, poignant and offbeat - continues the Playhouse's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season with performances Feb. 7 through March 8. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse's Off the Hill Series to Continue with THEORY OF MIND, 1/23-2/22Cincinnati Playhouse's Off the Hill Series to Continue with THEORY OF MIND, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The 2014-15 season of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's popular Off the Hill series for families continues with THEORY OF MIND by Ken LaZebnik. A sensitive, unsentimental portrait of relationships, it tells the story of Bill, a teenager who happens to live on the autism spectrum. Recommended for ages 11 and up, THEORY OF MIND will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from Jan. 23 through Feb. 22. It will also be performed at Music Hall on Sunday, March 8, as part of Macy's Arts Sampler. (more...)

E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIE. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyTerrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally February 6-March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH in JanuaryCincinnati Playhouse to Present RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Man in Black led a colorful life that both reflected and transcended his humble beginnings. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, which runs Jan. 17 through Feb. 15 in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre, celebrates the incomparable legacy of J.R. 'Johnny' Cash, one of the most popular entertainers of all time. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28Perseverance Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' Original by Arlitia Jones and Michael Evan Haney. A holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, performs for two weeks tonight, December 19-28. (more...)

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