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History Theatre to Showcase Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN'History Theatre to Showcase Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

To showcase this iconic Twin Cities music venue, History Theatre is offering an alternative theater experience with their newest production, Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene, a dramatization of the underground music scene of the 80s in Minneapolis. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse to Continue Season with Craig Wright's THE PAVILIONMalibu Playhouse to Continue Season with Craig Wright's THE PAVILION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Malibu Playhouse continues their 2016 season with another limited-run critically acclaimed production: The Pavilion written by Craig Wright, the creator and executive producer of the dramatic series, Greenleaf, the first original series produced by Oprah Winfrey, which will begin airing in June. The Pavilion is helmed by Jeremy Skidmore, world renowned theater director and current Guest Artistic Director of the Malibu Playhouse. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter TheatreBroadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre's new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter's relationships in NY, regionally, and abroad. Her existing company, Bisno Productions, will continue operations in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS at Interrobang Theatre ProjectBWW Review: RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS at Interrobang Theatre Project
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Mar 20, 2016

With the tragedy of 9/11, thousands of lives were turned upside down in an instant. Others were faced with a lingering sense of helplessness. As the hours, and in some cases days passed, there were attempts by many to locate loved ones who were unaccounted for in the aftermath. That painful waiting game plays out in Craig Wright's Recent Tragic Events produced by Interrobang Theatre Project. (more...)

OWN Unveils First Look at New Original Drama Series GREENLEAFOWN Unveils First Look at New Original Drama Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled today a first look at its new original drama series GREENLEAF from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENTSPhoto Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

 Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Season, exploring "Unnatural Disasters," with RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, a dark comedy set against the backdrop of 9/11, by Emmy-nominated playwright Craig Wright, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*. RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS will play March 11 - April 10, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Launches 'Tribeca Tune In' to Showcase Best in TVTribeca Film Festival Launches 'Tribeca Tune In' to Showcase Best in TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced a further expansion of TV with a new program, Tribeca Tune In. (more...)

HOME Live Art Installation Comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center, 3/5HOME Live Art Installation Comes to Atlas Performing Arts Center, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

HOME is a live art installation that unravels the question of 'what is home?' created by artist-collaborators John Moletress and Eames Armstrong. Images of home constructed from child's toys, clothing and musical instruments are rendered unstable, destroyed and reconstructed in unfamiliar forms by the performers. This 5 hour durational performance will take place in the front windows of Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 5, 4:00-9:00p. This event is presented as part of INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL 2016. (more...)

EINSTEIN'S GIRL Comes to Malibu Playhouse in One Performance Only Benefit EventEINSTEIN'S GIRL Comes to Malibu Playhouse in One Performance Only Benefit Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

MALIBU PLAYHOUSE presents Einstein's Girl: A One Woman, One-Performance Benefit EventMusic and comedy, Saturday, FEB. 27 8:00 PM. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENT to Run 3/11-4/10 at The Athenaeum TheatreInterrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENT to Run 3/11-4/10 at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Season, exploring "Unnatural Disasters," with RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, a dark comedy set against the backdrop of 9/11, by Emmy-nominated playwright Craig Wright, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*. RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS will play March 11 - April 10, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm. (more...)

A Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere CastA Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. Sender will run April 14 - May 29, 2016. The press opening for Sender is April 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere 5/24OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere 5/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The new original series 'Greenleaf,' featuring Oprah Winfrey's first recurring scripted television role in two decades, will launch with a two-night premiere on OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK on Tuesday, May 24 (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE's Dave Thomas Brown Wins Clive Barnes Theatre Award; American Ballet Theatre's Gabe Stone Shayer Wins For DanceTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE's Dave Thomas Brown Wins Clive Barnes Theatre Award; American Ballet Theatre's Gabe Stone Shayer Wins For Dance
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

Brown played an awkward dive bar Elvis impersonator who finds his true calling as a drag artist in MCC's production of Matthew Lopez's comedy. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Stars Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Ceremony Today!SPRING AWAKENING Stars Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Ceremony Today!
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

The Sixth Annual Clive Barnes Awards for Theatre and Dance will be held this afternoon, January 11, at 3 p.m. at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. One recipient from each category will be chosen and the winners announced today. All finalists will receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in FebruarySteppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of The Flick movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS to Play The Athenaeum TheatreInterrobang Theatre's RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS to Play The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Season, exploring 'Unnatural Disasters,' with RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, a dark comedy set against the backdrop of 9/11, by Emmy-nominated playwright Craig Wright, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*. RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS will play March 11 - April 10, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 13 at 2 pm. (more...)

CTG and Humanitas Seek Submissions for PLAY LA WorkshopCTG and Humanitas Seek Submissions for PLAY LA Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Center Theatre Group and HUMANITAS will be accepting submissions from Los Angeles-based playwrights from January 15 to February 29, 2016, for the second edition of its PLAY LA Workshop. (more...)

Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to Open at Barrow Street Theatre Next Spring; David Cromer to DirectLucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to Open at Barrow Street Theatre Next Spring; David Cromer to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing (Tim Levy, Producer) in collaboration with Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly have announced the North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect. With direction by David Cromer, the entirely American production of The Effect will open at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue) in March 2016. Additional information will be announced shortly. (more...)

Will Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting TonightWill Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining tonight, December 15, at 7pm. Produced in association with {Your Name Here}, the workshop will play Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). (more...)

Will Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHENWill Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining Tuesday, December 15, at 7pm. (more...)

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