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Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory GardensMarcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Trinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTrinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm, Trinity Repertory Company will participate in a nationwide collective, simultaneous action: launching The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Present NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENTImmigrant Artists and Scholars in New York and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Present NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

BEFORE THE INAUGURATION - Immigrant Voices need to be HEARD! (more...)

East West Players' Celebrity Benefit Reading to Star Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri SaumEast West Players' Celebrity Benefit Reading to Star Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce One Night Only: The Secret Play Project, a special one-night-only benefit reading on January 30, 2017, which will be directed by award-winning director, writer, and actress Lily Mariye, and starring celebrities Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum. (more...)

70th Annual Tony Awards Nab Director's Guild Award Nomination70th Annual Tony Awards Nab Director's Guild Award Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Glenn Weiss and the directing team of the 70th Annual Tony Awards, have been nominated for a Director's Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports-Specials. This is Weiss' 13th DGA Award nomination. (more...)

Michael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature TheatreMichael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno. Eno is a Residency Five playwright at Signature. (more...)

The Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The DesertThe Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The Desert
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The Desert Rose Playhouse is participating in 'The Ghostlight Project', on January 19, 2017. In each time zone across the country, members of the theater community from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters will come together to launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT. Gathering outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in creating 'light' for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Park Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONGPark Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times. (more...)

HURRICANE DIANE, Directed by Leigh Silverman, Will Premiere at Two River TheaterHURRICANE DIANE, Directed by Leigh Silverman, Will Premiere at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2016/17 Season with Hurricane Diane, a commissioned world-premiere play written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Cast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature TheatreCast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACELos Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Fresh off its production of the Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, Los Altos Stage Company lines up another Obie recipient (2008 for playwriting) with David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Yellow Face opens January 26 and runs through February 19 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

East West Players Announces Cast and Creative Team of FREE OUTGOING by Anupama ChandrasekharEast West Players Announces Cast and Creative Team of FREE OUTGOING by Anupama Chandrasekhar
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the US premiere of Free Outgoing, which Time Out, London has praised as "…a gripping and insightful story", and The Independent has called "…profoundly affecting." Written by Anupama Chandrasekhar and directed by Snehal Desai in his directorial debut as EWP Artistic Director, Free Outgoing begins performances on February 9 and runs until March 12, 2017, with opening night on February 15.   (more...)

Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rdAnnual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Richard Kind Helps SHIMMER Shine at Edison BallroomPhoto Coverage: Richard Kind Helps SHIMMER Shine at Edison Ballroom
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 7, 2016

During WWII, over 23,000 Jews landed in Shanghai seeking refuge from Nazi persecution. This rarely told, true and inspirational story now comes to life as an epic new musical, Shimmer. On Tuesday, December 6, The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Hengyuanxiang Drama and Phoenix Cultural Industry Development (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. presented a showcase presentation of the musical at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square, Manhattan. Actor Richard Kind (Broadway's The Producers, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; television's 'Spin City,' 'Mad About You') offered introductory remarks prior to the presentation. (more...)

Will Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature TheatreWill Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Will Eno's new play at Signature Theatre now has a title - Wakey, Wakey. Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Eno, who is a Residency Five playwright at Signature, will also direct. Casting and design team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

James Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian PlayJames Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The New Literature from Europe Festival present Madam Mishima by Elena Alexieva - one man show inspired by the death of one of Japan's great post-war novelists Yukio Mishima. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

CHARM, Story About LGBTQ Youth, to Continue COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA Series at Mosaic TheaterCHARM, Story About LGBTQ Youth, to Continue COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA Series at Mosaic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's 'Clamorous Encounters' series about coming-of-age in America continues with Philip Dawkins' groundbreaking comedy-drama CHARM (January 5-29, 2017), under the direction of one of DC's most innovative directors, Natsu Onoda Power (The T Party, Wind Me Up Maria: A Go-Go Musical). (more...)

MU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONGMU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times.  (more...)

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