Danai Gurira News

NNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public TheatreNNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 2016-17 Annual Commission is awarded to Core Member Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and playwright Nikkole Salter. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Shares WALKING DEAD Season 7B Official Synopsis & First Look ImagesPhoto Flash: AMC Shares WALKING DEAD Season 7B Official Synopsis & First Look Images
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

AMC released today the official synopsis and three new images from the highly anticipated second half of THE WALKING DEAD Season 7, which returns on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play DevelopmentMcCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is a recipient of an Art Works grant of $35,000 to aupport the McCarter LAB, a year-round creative incubator that provides key support to writers at all stages of their careers, cultivating meaningful artistic relationships and original works for McCarter's main stages and future co-productions. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major 2017 funding announcement. (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in RepMcCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016
by Justin J Sacramone - Dec 19, 2016

Regional Contributing Editor, Justin picks his top ten best plays and musicals of 2016. (more...)

Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Primary Stages has announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of FADE, written by Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba) and directed by Jerry Ruiz (Basilica). (more...)

INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!INDECENT General Public Seats on Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The producers of INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mid-Season Premiere of THE WALKING DEAD on A<CVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mid-Season Premiere of THE WALKING DEAD on A<C
by - Dec 12, 2016

Don’t miss the Mid-Season Premiere of THE WALKING DEAD, airing Sunday, February 12 at 9/8c on AMC. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at McCarter Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. (more...)

McCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday SeasonMcCarter Helps Mercer Street Friends 'Send Hunger Packing' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Street Friends Food Bank, in conjunction with McCarter's annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, running December 9 - 31 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.  (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERTChristopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for the UK premiere of Danai Gurira's The Convert. Following the success of her critically acclaimed Eclipsed, which ran at the Gate in 2015, Gurira's The Convert will open the Gate's Resist! season, a series of plays about rebellion and revolution. (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on BroadwayPreview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole SalterOne Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDERDwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Sing Me a Song' Episode of THE WALKING DEAD on AMCVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Sing Me a Song' Episode of THE WALKING DEAD on AMC
by - Nov 28, 2016

 Don't miss the next episode of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD titled 'Sing Me a Song', airing Sunday, October 30 at 9/8c. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out What's In Store on AMC's THE WALKING DEADVIDEO: Check Out What's In Store on AMC's THE WALKING DEAD
by - Nov 21, 2016

Don’t miss the next episode THE WALKING DEAD, Sunday, November 27 at 9/8c on AMC. Below, check out what's ahead for the series! (more...)

Luminaries, Activists And Artistes Come Together To Spotlight Violence Against WomenLuminaries, Activists And Artistes Come Together To Spotlight Violence Against Women
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of vital work to end violence against women and girls, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) hosted its fund-raising gala last night, showcasing a range of innovative interventions that are working to end the pandemic globally. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Sienna Miller and More to Join Lance Horne in 'EXTRAORDINARY DAYS' at Joe's PubAlan Cumming, Sienna Miller and More to Join Lance Horne in 'EXTRAORDINARY DAYS' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Multi-faceted musician, composer and musical director Lance Horne returns to New York City, headlining a yearlong performance residency called New Work New Work at Joe's Pub at The Public, beginning Monday, November 21 (9:30PM). (more...)

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