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@DavidHenryHwang - 1/22/15 09:20am Congrats to cast & creative team of #YellowFace @UWUTS on your opening night and a great review from @ArtsUWDaily http://t.co/o2lugeIXZV


@DavidHenryHwang - 1/11/15 10:27pm So excited for @SarahTreem on 2015 Golden Globe Best Drama win for #TheAffair! Well-deserved!


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Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Hot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BYHot Ticket! Amanda Seyfried to Make Off-Broadway Debut Opposite Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

It's going to be a hot ticket! Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has just announced that film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) will make her off- Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the upcoming world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production will begin previews on April 28, 2015 and officially open on May 20, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 28, 2015—Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents “A Feast for the Senses,” an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, “China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.” An upscale and one-of-a-kind experience, guests are treated to a fusion of music and history as Symphony musicians are interwoven between mysterious artifacts, performing music curated by Chinese American composer Huang Ruo and featuring world-renowned pipa player Zhou Yi. The ancient jades, cast bronzes and life-size statues of the exhibition were found in Sanxingdui and date to about 1200 B.C. The “Lost Civilization” has been termed “the ninth wonder of the world” and is claimed by scholars to be one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed. After seeing the museum's collections and enjoying a reception of music and art, guests enter the John. M. Lee Court to hear a performance of music by Huang Ro, as well as taste an authentic Sichuan Province-inspired dinner and dessert presented by Bowers' award-winning restaurant, Tangata. This event is sponsored by The James Irvine Foundation as part of its New California Arts Fund initiative. (more...)

Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents 'A Feast for the Senses,' an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, 'China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.' (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Composer Stephen Flaherty just revealed in a recent interview with Aussietheatre.com, that his recent dance musical IN YOUR ARMS, which premiered last year as at part of the summer season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, will soon get a regional run. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes ControversyDallas Summer Musicals' THE KING AND I Casting Causes Controversy
by David Clarke - Jan 25, 2015

While many are looking forward to the upcoming Broadway revival of THE KING AND I starting rehearsals, a controversial decision to cast a Caucasian actor as King Mongkut in Dallas Summer Musicals' forthcoming production is generating the opposite response. The Asian American Performers Action Coalition wrote an open letter to DSM expressing their disgust with the organization's choice to use the practice of yellowface. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Receives NEA GrantPlaywrights Foundation Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced today that PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Playwrights Foundation is recommended for a $35,000 grant to support the 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS NextThe New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song's 'invaluable contemporary-music series' (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format-a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to showcase new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane, George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Playscripts, Inc., an independent theatrical publishing and licensing agency, announces that Bradley Lohrenz, previously the Director of Licensing at Samuel French, has joined the company as Vice-President. Mr. Lohrenz will now oversee all of the agency's Professional & Amateur licensing and acquisitions. (more...)

BUILD Runs 1/22-2/22 at City Lights Theater CompanyBUILD Runs 1/22-2/22 at City Lights Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Meet the current hotshots in video game design. Will is the Ferrari- driving office hound; Kip works from home in a bathrobe and a three-day beard. Together, they're working on the sequel to their virally popular game. But Kip is more interested in the creative potential of his game engine, and in the female Artificial Intelligence he developed on the sly. Never mind that this sexy and insightful A.I. looks just like his late wife. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE, 1/16-2/1Palo Alto Players to Present Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE, 1/16-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Palo Alto Players is pleased to present EURYDICE, a timeless Greek myth that becomes poetry in motion. (more...)

10 Spectacular Theatrical Experiences of 2014 - The Bold and Fantastic Works of the Last Season10 Spectacular Theatrical Experiences of 2014 - The Bold and Fantastic Works of the Last Season
by Charles Quittner - Dec 26, 2014

2014 was a spectacular year for theatre. Racial politics, war crimes, celebrity culture, and other relevant themes were played out through past forms with a contemporary theatrical lens. (more...)

2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Playwright Donald Margulies will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College on April 19, 2015. The Inge Festival is the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas. (more...)

East West Players Presents WASHER/DRYER in 2015East West Players Presents WASHER/DRYER in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

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, world premieres 'Washer/Dryer' by Nandita Shenoy and directed by Peter J. Kuo. Currently celebrating its Golden Anniversary, East West Players is proud to support the next generation of artists with a rising playwright's first production. (more...)

Jay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere TonightJay Hunter Morris Stars in Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL World Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from tonight, December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21Tenor Jay Hunter Morris to Sing World Premiere of The Houston Grand Opera's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

American tenor Jay Hunter Morris will replace Anthony Dean Griffey in Houston Grand Opera's world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. Mr. Griffey has withdrawn for health reasons. The 90-minute opera, commissioned by HGO from composer Iain Bell and librettist Simon Callow, is written for a single singer performing the role of The Narrator. A Christmas Carol runs from December 5 through 21, 2014, at the Wortham Theater Center, and is suitable for ages 12 and up. (more...)

NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format—a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to debut new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane,George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

Paige Davis to Star in Adaptation of David Henry Hwan's Play BONDAGEPaige Davis to Star in Adaptation of David Henry Hwan's Play BONDAGE
by Movies News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Principal photography on "BONDAGE," Three-time Emmy-nominee Writer/Director Esquire Jauchem's electrifying and sexual tour de force short film adaptation of Tony-Winning playwright David Henry Hwang's ("M. Butterfly", "Chinglish") play to commence on Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

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