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THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford StageTHE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Among 2016-17 Lineup at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include Queens for a Year by T.D. Mitchell, The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, IRONBOUND and More Slated for City Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonHAND TO GOD, IRONBOUND and More Slated for City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for 2016-2017, the South Side company's 42nd Season. (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical Set for Extended Stay at Hartford Stage This SpringANASTASIA Musical Set for Extended Stay at Hartford Stage This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Fans just gained eight more chances to see the new ANASTASIA musical at Hartford Stage! (more...)

City Theatre Sets First Three Productions of 2016-17 SeasonCity Theatre Sets First Three Productions of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced three plays of the six-show 2016-17 season. The South Side company's 42nd season includes a trio of exciting Pittsburgh premieres: Hand to God by Robert Askins, Feeding the Dragon written and performed by Sharon Washington, and The Royale by Marco Ramirez. 'I am really excited about next season at City Theatre where we have culled the hottest new plays for our Pittsburgh audience. Where else can you find a vivid new voice, a theatrical history lesson, and a rollicking and irreverent Broadway hit all at one theatre? Stay tuned for the next installment of three more new plays-coming soon!' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

City Theatre Extends SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN? Through March 20City Theatre Extends SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN? Through March 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

With sales hopping, City Theatre is excited to announce six additional performances of SISTER'S EASTER CATECHISM: WILL MY BUNNY GO TO HEAVEN featuring audience favorite Kimberly Richards as the unforgettable Sister. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Lineup for the 2016/2017 SeasonPlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Lineup for the 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly announces its 2016/17 Season.  Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the new Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' new  Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine GeorgeDramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program Enlists Playwright Madeleine George
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces that playwright Madeleine George will conduct a master class with students and early career writers at the College of Charleston (66 George Street Charleston, South Carolina 29424) on February 5th at 4:00 PM, during the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival as part of the Traveling Masters Program. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford StageDarko Tresnjak to Helm Kaliswa Brewster and Chris Ghaffari in ROMEO & JULIET at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hartford Stage presents William Shakespeare's most popular play, ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed productions of HAMLET, MACBETH, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST. The tragic romance will play from February 11 through March 20 only. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Theatre Nova Sets 2016 SeasonAnn Arbor's Theatre Nova Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor's professional playwrights' theater, is thrilled to announce its 2016 Season of Michigan and World Premieres in The Yellow Barn performance space at 416 West Huron, in downtown Ann Arbor. The season is made up of four World Premieres and three Michigan Premieres, and features another season of fun, funny, thought-provoking, and innovative new plays sourced both from around the country and right here in Michigan. (more...)

Maurice Hines, Diane Paulus, Jeff Calhoun, and More Lead NAACP Theatre Award Nominees- Full List AnnouncedMaurice Hines, Diane Paulus, Jeff Calhoun, and More Lead NAACP Theatre Award Nominees- Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee announces nominations for the 25th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories, which encompass local and equity nominations. Winners will be announced in the first quarter of 2016. (more...)

KC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works FestivalKC Rep Sets New Dates for Origin KC New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Marissa Wolf, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Director of New Works, today announced additional programing and dates for KC Rep's new play program, Origin KC. Featuring the Monday Night Playwright Series, Playwright Slams, the Origin KC New Works Festival and the Mainstage, Origin KC offers audiences a unique experience to engage with the process of creating theater, and gives emerging and established writers the resources to develop plays for future seasons at KC Rep and beyond. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJCast, Creative Team Announced for La Jolla Playhouse's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for Guards at the Taj, the final production of the 2015/2016 season. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the show marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castaņeda's directorial debut at the Playhouse. The production will run February 2 - 28, 2016 (press opening: Wednesday, February 10) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 6 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

SDSU and La Jolla Playhouse Collaborate on New Musical ON THE EVE; Reading Set for TodaySDSU and La Jolla Playhouse Collaborate on New Musical ON THE EVE; Reading Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The MFA Musical Theatre Program at San Diego State University is once again teaming up with La Jolla Playhouse to develop a new musical, following up on their collaboration on the reading of BD Wong's new musical MR. DOCTOR last February. This year, after a competitive selection process, the musical ON THE EVE has been chosen for a public staged reading at SDSU tonight, November 19, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Experimental Theatre. (more...)

City Theatre Welcomes Playwright Mat Smart for Residency, Beginning TodayCity Theatre Welcomes Playwright Mat Smart for Residency, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

? City Theatre is excited to welcome playwright Mat Smart for a writing residency November 17-19, 2015. The residency will be tailored to Smart's individual creative needs and offer him full use of City Theatre's resources, a developmental reading with local actors, and artistic support from Director of New Play Development Clare Drobot and Artistic Director Tracy Brigden. Fulfilling its mission that emphasizes new play development, City Theatre also commissions works by diverse writers and produces world premiere productions, including this season's Some Brighter Distance by Keith Reddin, which will run January 23-February 14, 2016. City Theatre hosts an annual festival of new plays at different stages of development called Momentum, which will take place June 2-5, 2016. (more...)

World Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonWorld Premieres from Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winners on Tap for La Jolla Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its development of new work, has announced four world-premiere productions for the 2016/2017 season, including works by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Pulitzer Prize winners Quiara Alegria Hudes and Ayad Akhtar, and 2014 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award winner Jeff Augustin. (more...)

Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia TonightPlaywright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with PlayPenn and University of the Arts will present A Traveling Masters Event with Melissa James Gibson (Placebo, All Is Bright, The Americans) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, November 13 at 6:30 PM at  The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (401 South Broad Street). (more...)

Billy Porter and Anthony Rapp to Celebrate A BROADWAY HOLIDAY at City Theatre, 12/14Billy Porter and Anthony Rapp to Celebrate A BROADWAY HOLIDAY at City Theatre, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

City Theatre gets festive with A BROADWAY HOLIDAY, a one-night-only concert featuring performances by award-winning Broadway stars Billy Porter and Anthony Rapp. With local talents Maria Becoates-Bey, Daina Michelle Griffith, and Billy Hartung, the special performance will include hit Broadway songs as well as a variety of holiday favorites. (more...)

Marc Kudisch's BARITONES UNBOUND Heads to the Royal George This WinterMarc Kudisch's BARITONES UNBOUND Heads to the Royal George This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists. (more...)

SDSU and La Jolla Playhouse Collaborate on New Musical ON THE EVE; Reading Set for 11/19SDSU and La Jolla Playhouse Collaborate on New Musical ON THE EVE; Reading Set for 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The MFA Musical Theatre Program at San Diego State University is once again teaming up with La Jolla Playhouse to develop a new musical, following up on their collaboration on the reading of BD Wong's new musical MR. DOCTOR last February. This year, after a competitive selection process, the musical ON THE EVE has been chosen for a public staged reading at SDSU on November 19, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Experimental Theatre.  (more...)

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