Craig Wright News

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of THE OPPONENT at 59E59 Theaters
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomed Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT began performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series to Continue with RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series presents Craig Wright's 'Recent Tragic Events,' at 7:00 PM, Monday, Sept. 8. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present MELISSA ARCTIC, Begin. 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of their 24th season, the West Coast Premiere of MELISSA ARCTIC written by Craig Wright and directed by Scott Alan Smith (Sovereign Body, That Good Night, Lady). MELISSA ARCTIC will preview on Sunday, September 21 at 2pm; Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm and Thursday, September 25 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 26 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at The Road On Magnolia 10747 Magnolia Blvd. (inside the NoHo Senior Arts Colony) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Celebrates 40 Years With a Commitment to New Work
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 30, 2014

On the eve of Northlight's 40th Anniversary Season, the theatre celebrates its rich history of developing and producing new work. In the upcoming season, Northlight is producing two world premiere works (White Guy on the Bus and Shining Lives: A Musical), the second-ever productions of two plays (The Commons of Pensacola and Outside Mullingar) and a classic rarely produced in the US (The Mousetrap). In addition, Northlight has a number of new works in development through Interplay, a program that has sent 25 out of 29 scripts on to full professional productions throughout the country and developed Northlight's three best-selling plays: Better Late by Larry Gelbart and Craig Wright, The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham and Chapatti by Christian O'Reilly. (more...)

Road Theatre Announces 2014 Playwrights Festival, Featuring D.L. Coburn and More, 7/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 23rd season, the fifth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF5). (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's Youth Ensemble to Stage PINS AND WITHERS, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of Pins and Withers, written and directed by Susan E. Bowen in collaboration with the A Red Orchid Youth Ensemble. Pins and Withers runs July 11 - July 19, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre and Bisno Productions Launch New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre (Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director; Rebecca Easton, Managing Director), Chicago's critically acclaimed resident theater company, in association with Bisno Productions (Debbie Bisno, Roberta Pereira), have announced the launch of a new collaborative partnership, A Red Orchid NYC. The newly launched initiative, here in New York, fulfills the expanded mission of the Chicago based company to introduce the Ensemble's original new works to a national audience. (more...)

THE OPPONENT to Swing Into 59E59 Theaters from Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, 7/31-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Carpenter Square Theatre Presents MISTAKES WERE MADE, 6/27-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Carpenter Square Theatre Presents MISTAKES WERE MADE, a comedy by Craig Wright, from June 27 to July 19. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends THE FEW Through 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter (Backstage's 2014 Future Broadway Power List) and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through Saturday, June 21 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

FX Sets Summer Premiere Dates for TYRANT, WILFRED, THE STRAIN & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

X and FXX Networks have locked in the summer premiere dates for new and returning original series, including the highly anticipated new original dramas Tyrant and The Strain, as well as new comedies Married and You're the Worst. The scheduling announcements were made today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for tonight, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents World Premiere of THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning tonight, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

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