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City Theatre Partners with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsCity Theatre Partners with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

City Theatre has announced a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to implement the VSA Playwright Discovery Program in Pittsburgh classrooms. (more...)

Aya Cash, Carl Lundstedt, and Luke Macfarlane Join World Premiere of REVERBERATION, 2/19-3/15 at Hartford StageAya Cash, Carl Lundstedt, and Luke Macfarlane Join World Premiere of REVERBERATION, 2/19-3/15 at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Aya Cash ("You're the Worst" on FX), Carl Lundstedt (Freaks: a legend about growing up), and Luke Macfarlane ("Brothers and Sisters" on ABC) will star in the world premiere of Reverberation by Matthew Lopez from February 19 to March 15 at Hartford Stage. Associate Artistic Director Maxwell Williams (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) will direct. (more...)

James McNeel Named New Managing Director of City TheatreJames McNeel Named New Managing Director of City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Board of Directors of City Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of James McNeel as the organization's next managing director starting January 5, succeeding Mark R. Power who has served in the role for the past four years with the South Side-based non-profit theatre company, the largest theatrical producer located beyond Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District and the region's home for the development and production of new plays. (more...)

New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27New Heritage Theatre to Present A SEASON IN AN EVENING: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

On Monday, October 27, 2014, New Heritage presents A Season in an Evening: A Night to Remember in celebration of the theater's 50 years. Actors, musicians, friends and supporters will be treated to an exciting glimpse of history with theatre and music performances by a stellar cast of New Heritage alums and invited guests. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Helms Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, Beginning TonightTony Winner Darko Tresnjak Helms Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 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 tonight, 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...)

City Theatre 40th Anniversary Season Opens With OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Now thru 11/2City Theatre 40th Anniversary Season Opens With OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

City Theatre kicks off its 40th anniversary season with a 2014 Tony Award 'Best Play' nominee. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tracy Brigden, will run on City Theatre's Mainstage today, October 11 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

City Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival Kicks Off TodayCity Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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, today, September 30 - October 10, 2014. (more...)

Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews TonightBilly Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, tonight, September 24, through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

City Theatre 40th Anniversary Season Opens With OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/11-11/02City Theatre 40th Anniversary Season Opens With OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, 10/11-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

City Theatre kicks off its 40th anniversary season with a 2014 Tony Award "Best Play" nominee. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tracy Brigden, will run on City Theatre's Mainstage October 11 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak to Helm Hartford Stage's HAMLET, Starring Zach Appelman, This FallTony 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 FellowHartford 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 GalaPhoto 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 9/30-10/10City 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 PlayBWW TV: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon on Taking the Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 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 PlayA RAISIN IN THE SUN's Kenny Leon Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 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 WeekendCity 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 FORESTPhoto 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 FestivalCity 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, 5/29-6/1City 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...)

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