Daniel Beaty News

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak to Helm Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

For his first directing project since winning the 2014 Tony Award, Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, playing only four weeks, from October 16 to November 16, at Hartford Stage. Hamlet follows three popular Shakespearean productions in the last two years by Tresnjak: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and last season's Macbeth. (more...)

Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Public Theater's ONE THRILLING COMBINATION Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 24, 2014

The Public Theater last night presented the one-night-only Public Theater annual gala ONE THRILLING COMBINATION at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Ted Sperling, the gala event celebrated Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line. Performers incuded: John Lithgow, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Martha Plimpton, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Sutton Foster, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez, Claybourne Elder,Krysta Rodriguez, Marissa McGowan, Laura Shoop, Peter Dugan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jessica Wu, Mylinda Hull,Brooke Sunny Moriber, Nicole Lewis and more! BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the star-studded arrivals below! (more...)

City Theatre Announces Six Young Playwrights Contest Winners; Festival to Run 9/30-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

City Theatre is pleased to announce six Young Playwrights Contest winners who will develop their scripts in collaboration with professional theatre artists-a director, dramaturgs, and actors-for productions in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio during the 15th annual Young Playwrights Festival, September 30 - October 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon on Taking the Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! As announced earlier this evening, A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Leon had to say below! (more...)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A Raisin in the Sun's Kenny Leon has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. Kenny Leon's Broadway credits include August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean (five Tony nominations) and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun, both featuring Phylicia Rashad; for the latter, he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway hit Emergence-See featuring Daniel Beaty, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and From the Mississippi Delta (Huntington Theatre). (more...)

City Theatre Kicks Off MOMENTUM Festival of New Plays This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

City Theatre presents four original plays in MOMENTUM, the theatre's annual festival of new plays at different stages. This year's selection features three of City's favorite alums as well as a distinguished playwright new to Pittsburgh audiences. The play's themes run the gamut from technology and football to history and community. MOMENTUM is a celebration of new theatrical works featuring readings, workshops, panels, and conversation. The festival is a chance for audiences to not only see four new works in their earliest incarnations, but also to get to know the process of creating new plays and to glimpse inside the minds of the playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sidney Poitier, Martin Sheen and Khandi Alexander Backstage at THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

'The Tallest Tree in the Forest', A Play with Music written and performed by Daniel Beaty, is being directed by Moises Kaufman in its World Premiere production at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The show opened on Saturday, April 19 and runs until May 25. (more...)

City Theatre Announces Casting for Staged Readings at Momentum Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

City Theatre announces casting for the four original plays set for MOMENTUM, the theatre's annual festival of new plays at different stages. This year's selection features three of City's favorite alums as well as a distinguished playwright new to Pittsburgh audiences. The play's themes run the gamut from technology and football to history and community. (more...)

City Theatre Announces Lineup for MOMENTUM Festival of New Plays, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

City Theatre announces four original plays set for MOMENTUM, the theatre's annual festival of new plays at different stages. This year's selection features three of City's favorite alums as well as a distinguished playwright new to Pittsburgh audiences. The play's themes run the gamut from technology and football to history and community. MOMENTUM is a celebration of new theatrical works featuring readings, workshops, panels, and conversation. The festival is a chance for audiences to not only see four new works in their earliest incarnations, but also to get to know the process of creating new plays and to glimpse inside the minds of the playwrights. (more...)

92Y to Welcome MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

92Y announces a discussion with the stars and creative team of Mothers and Sons, the acclaimed new play recently nominated for two Tony Awards - Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Panelists include four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, and director Sheryl Kaller (Tony nominee) along with stars Tyne Daly (a Tony and six-time Emmy Award-winner) and Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee), along with moderator Perez Hilton. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Beaty and Moises Kaufman Talk THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
by Stage Tube - May 02, 2014

"The Tallest Tree in the Forest", Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty is a Play with Music, Directed by Moises Kaufman. A World Premiere Production. Check out the video below of Daniel Beaty and Moises Kaufman discussing the show! (more...)

FRESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Returns to LCT3's Clair Tow Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event - Freestyle Love Supreme, the popular live improvised show, will return for an encore engagement at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). Freestyle Love Supreme will play 4 performances only, tonight, May 1st and tomorrow, May 2nd at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (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...)

FRESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Will Return to to LCT3's Clair Tow Theater, 5/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event - Freestyle Love Supreme, the popular live improvised show, will return for an encore engagement at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). Freestyle Love Supreme will play 4 performances only, May 1st and 2nd at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Beaty, Moises Kaufman and More Celebrate CTG's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

"The Tallest Tree in the Forest", A Play with Music written and performed by Daniel Beaty, is being directed by Moises Kaufman in its World Premiere production at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Los Angeles. The show opened on Saturday, April 19, and below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Potent Paul Robeson Play Comes to Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2014

The Tallest Tree in the Forest/written & performed by Daniel Beaty/directed by Moises Kaufman/Mark Taper Forum/through May 25 (more...)

Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opens Tonight at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Obie Award-winning writer and performer Daniel Beaty's 'The Tallest Tree in the Forest' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum tonight, April 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. This play with music chronicles Paul Robeson's remarkable life as an artist and political activist in an unforgettable theatrical biography, which runs through May 25. (Previews began April 13.) (more...)

Daniel Beaty's THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST Opens Tonight at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

'The Tallest Tree in the Forest', A Play with Music, written and performed by Daniel Beaty will be directed by Moises Kaufman in a World Premiere production at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. The opening is set for tonight, April 19. The show continues through May 25, 2014. (more...)

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