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Macha Monkey Presents AND, AND, AND ISABELLA BOOTLEGS, 5/8-22Macha Monkey Presents AND, AND, AND ISABELLA BOOTLEGS, 5/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Macha Monkey Productions announces and, and, and, Isabella Bootlegs by Samantha Cooper directed by Norah Elges, premiering at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center Studio Theatre! (more...)

Ford Foundation Names OSF's Bill Rauch Distinguished Visiting FellowFord Foundation Names OSF's Bill Rauch Distinguished Visiting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

?Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch has been named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow under a new effort by the Ford Foundation centered on the roles art and culture play in illuminating and addressing urgent issues of equity, opportunity, and justice in the U.S. and around the globe. The yearlong exploration, The Art of Change, reaffirms the central importance of creativity and cultural expression to healthy societies at a time when they are increasingly under threat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTIONPhoto Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. (more...)

TBTB to Host Gala Celebrating THE UNEXPECTED GUEST & Founding Artistic Director, 4/19TBTB to Host Gala Celebrating THE UNEXPECTED GUEST & Founding Artistic Director, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) celebrates the 35-year legacy of its Founding Artistic Director Ike Schambelan and the opening night of its current production, Agatha Christie's rarely seen 1958 thriller THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, with a gala benefit on Sunday, April 19. The performance begins at 6:00pm at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). A reception with the cast, TBTB members, and special guests follows the performance, at 8:30pm, at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

AFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance TheaterAFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. Written by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles), and directed by Chance Theater Founding Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen. After The Revolution will preview from April 10 through April 17, regular performances will begin April 18 and continue through May 10 on the Main Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Announcing Martyna Majok as the 9th PoNY Fellow at The Lark TheatreAnnouncing Martyna Majok as the 9th PoNY Fellow at The Lark Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

The Lark and Playwrights of New York (PoNY) are proud to announce that Martyna Majok, author of Ironbound, a Top Ten play for the 2014 Kilroys' list, will be the recipient of the 2015-16 PoNY Fellowship which provides over $100,000 in comprehensive career support. (more...)

Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications for the third annual T. Fellowship will be accepted through May 15, 2015. (more...)

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-305th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production begins performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVALThe One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Luna Stage have created a dynamic partnership for The 5th New Jersey One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit new play programming at Luna Stage. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 4/8-26Syracuse Stage to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 4/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Are there secrets that should always be kept? In this smart, sharply funny, and sensitive contemporary play, playwright Jon Robin Baitz folds art, politics, and family secrets into a tumultuous drama that pits a liberal middle-aged writer against her conservative parents. Who owns a family's history? There are no easy answers in Other Desert Cities, a 2012 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, where certainty shifts like sand dunes in the wind. (more...)

Pico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMERPico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for What I Did Last Summer, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jim Simpson. The production runs April 28 to June 7 with a May 17 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

TDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open DoorsTDF to Host Special Performance of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to Benefit Open Doors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

On Saturday, April 18th, TDF will host a special reception and performance of The Heidi Chronicles to celebrate the show's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and to raise funds for the arts education program she co-founded, TDF's Open Doors. Open Doors, now in its 17th year, is the first arts education program to be awarded a special Tony Honor for 'Excellence in the Theatre.' (more...)

East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

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, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with 'The Who's TOMMY,' Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. 'The Who's TOMMY' was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions. The production is directed by Snehal Desai (EWP's 'A Nice Indian Boy') with musical direction by Marc Macalintal (EWP's 'Chess,' 'Krunk Fu Battle Battle') and choreography by Janet Roston (Ovation Award and NAACP Award winner for 'The Color Purple' at Celebration Theatre). Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2015

Today we look back at Elton John & Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock musical AIDA. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides TheatreBay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Playwrights Foundation has announced a partnership with Tides Theatre as the new home for our annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), now in its 38th year, which will run July 17-27, 2015 at the 90-seat theater in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDASTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/23/15- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2015

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer DirectionsBWW Reviews: GLOBAL TAX DRIVER Could Use Clearer Directions
by Gil Kaan - Mar 23, 2015

A talented ensemble energizes the Los Angeles premiere of playwright Leilani Chan's Global Taxi Driver, a collection of taxi drivers' stories from all over the world. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City LightsM. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

Covenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This WeekendCovenant House Youth to Join Broadway Stars in CROSSING BRIDGES Play Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The theatrical result of a unique international partnership between New York's Covenant House International and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London will be showcased this month at the star-studded Crossing Bridges Play Festival in Manhattan. The event, which is being held at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theatre on Sunday 22 March 2015, has also been made possible thanks to a line-up of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees, all of whom have generously donated their time and talents to the project. (more...)

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