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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...)

Candis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line UpCandis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rd Annual 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...)

New York Live Arts Presents Sonya Tayeh's New Work YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAMENew York Live Arts Presents Sonya Tayeh's New Work YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New York Live Arts presents Sonya Tayeh, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy award nominated choreographer, in her New York City debut of an evening-length original work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place December 9-11 and 14-17, 2016, at 7:30PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19thStreet, NYC. Press night is December 10, 7:30PM.  For tickets and information, call 212 924 0077 or visit livearts. (more...)

Love, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONELove, Laughs, and Ninja Fights in Seattle Rep's VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Vietgone, the highly anticipated new play, produced in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from up-and-coming playwright Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys). Vietgone loosely chronicles Nguyen's parent's journey from Vietnam to American in 1975, with a quirky approach Nguyen describes as 'a sex comedy about my parents.' With direction by May Adrales, who has been with the show since its inception, Vietgone will run December 2, 2016-January 1, 2017 (opening night is December 7, 2016) in the Leo K. Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222and online at seattlerep.org. (more...)

A VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's ExpressA VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Very Merry (All-Inclusive) 1MPF Holiday Spectacular! will be presented on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM and Wednesday December 21 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. (more...)

5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed collaboration with The 5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 SeasonNew Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Premieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 LineupPremieres by Rachel Bonds, Jason Kim and The Bengsons Set for Ars Nova's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ars Nova, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, has announced 18 months of boundary-pushing world premiere productions, all commissioned and developed by Ars Nova at their West 54th Street home. (more...)

BWW Review: East West's KENTUCKY Goes Down Smooooth As Its Namesake's BourbonBWW Review: East West's KENTUCKY Goes Down Smooooth As Its Namesake's Bourbon
by Gil Kaan - Nov 17, 2016

The East West Players' West Coast premiere of playwright Leah Nanako Winkler's KENTUCKY stuns and enthralls with its highly dramatic, polarizing emotions emoted by its almost perfect cast. Winkler has written a most involving piece of theatre that walks a razor-thin tightrope between knee-slapping comedy and heartstring-tugging drama. Very nice! (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional WeekSignature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl Honored with Steinberg Playwright AwardPhoto Coverage: Sarah Ruhl Honored with Steinberg Playwright Award
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 15, 2016

Just last night, Sarah Ruhl was honored with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award  at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The evening featured performances of Ruhl's work by Blair Brown, Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Polly Noonan and Joseph J. Parks. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jose Llana on His KING AND I Tour and Why He Believes Hope Trumps HateBWW Exclusive: Jose Llana on His KING AND I Tour and Why He Believes Hope Trumps Hate
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

When Jose Llana was 19, 'Something Wonderful' happened: The Filipino-American actor made his Broadway bow as Lun Tha, the mellow young lover, in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 'The King and I.' Lou Diamond Phillips played the titanic and titular ruler of Siam in that 1996 Tony-winning revival. Now, two decades later, Llana has followed in Phillips' footsteps as the new King of Broadway, with his glorious voice and regal bearing. What's more, he is taking the 2015 Tony-winning revival across America. (more...)

Sonya Tayeh to Debut YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME at New York Live ArtsSonya Tayeh to Debut YOU'LL STILL CALL ME BY NAME at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

New York Live Arts presents Sonya Tayeh, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy award nominated choreographer, in her New York City debut of an evening-length original work, you'll still call me by name, an emotionally charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. MarksDouglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place.  (more...)

BWW Interview: ICEBERGS' Alena Smith - More Than Comfortable Writing in Different MediumsBWW Interview: ICEBERGS' Alena Smith - More Than Comfortable Writing in Different Mediums
by Gil Kaan - Nov 8, 2016

The world premiere of playwright Alena Smith's latest comedy ICEBERGS begins November 8, 2016 at the Geffen Playhouse. Alena's writing resume encompasses a number of entertainment disciplines; including: Showtime's The Affair, HBO's The Newsroom, her play turned into film The Bad Guys, and her 2014 novel Tween Hobo: Off The Rails. (more...)

Howard University Spearheads Cross Collegiate Collaboration Around the EVERY28HOURS PlaysHoward University Spearheads Cross Collegiate Collaboration Around the EVERY28HOURS Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Following successful and inciting on-campus presentations and filming of the Every 28 Hours (E28H) Plays at Howard University on October 21st and Bowie State University on October 31st, Howard alums and E28H producers Maleke Glee and Tevin Giddens will spearhead a digital and cross-collegiate initiative across social media platforms to encourage an open dialogue that further expands awareness, and provides a space for activism, healing, and psychological resilience in the face of systemic violence against black bodies.  To begin this endeavor, Williams College, a liberal arts institution of higher learning in MA, will join forces with their DC counterparts and produce an event that will spark conversation online. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for San Diego (more...)

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