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Red Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater Announces Line-Up for Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director/Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2017 Short New Play Festival will be presented on Monday July 24th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre, directed by Craig Baldwin and Evan Yionoulis. Casts will include Tina Benko, Bill Buell, Robert Clohessy, Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, Teresa Avia Lim, Joan MacIntosh, Nadine Malouf, Howard W. Overshown, Alfredo Narciso, and Linda Powell. (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 SeasonPrimary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

Class Is in Session for THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at West Coast PlayersClass Is in Session for THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at West Coast Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

It's summertime but class is in session at West Coast Players with THE SCHOOL FOR LIES by David Ives, directed by Susan Demers and running July 21 - 23, 2017. (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play FestivalWorks by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

Lisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHALLisa Emery and Frank Wood Star in Playing on Air's Latest Podcast of Lanford Wilson's A BETROTHAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's latest podcast: Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's 1986 short play, A Betrothal, featuring Lisa Emery (Broadway's Casa Valentina) and Frank Wood (Tony Award winner for Broadway's Side Man). (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 SeasonUtah Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

As part of its opening week celebrations for the 2017 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival on July 7 announced its 2018 season. The fifty-seventh season, which will run from June 28 to October 20, will include eight plays in three theatres. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

???????Eugene O'Neill's celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning drama and hit of the 2016 season, is returning to the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina for 2017. The Provincetown Dramatic Arts production of Anna Christie was selected as one of the Best Plays of 2016 and Sarah MacDonnell was honored as one of the best female performances in her role of Anna (by the Cape Cod Times). The play opens on July 13 and runs Thursday - Sunday until July 30. Margaret Van Sant, Artistic Director of the Provincetown Dramatic Arts, directs. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule AnnouncedRehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FERNANDO at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at FERNANDO at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. FERNANDO opened on June 28 and runs through July 1. The play is written by Steven Haworth and directed by Jamie Richards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2017 Ice Factory Festival Starts Chilling Tonight at New Ohio Theatre2017 Ice Factory Festival Starts Chilling Tonight at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running today, June 28, through August 12. (more...)

FULFILLMENT CENTER Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club; All Tickets $30!FULFILLMENT CENTER Extends at Manhattan Theatre Club; All Tickets $30!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced an extension for its acclaimed world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC) at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTCDonja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers TheatreTREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Extension of ...DISCORDLantern Theater Company Announces Extension of ...DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announced today that its record-breaking 2016/17 season closing production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord will extend its run to meet audience demand and will now close on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The following performances have been added: (more...)

Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME PodcastSam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson Star in Playing on Air's A MAN OF HIS TIME Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Claudia Catania, founder and Artistic Director of Playing on Air, has announced the release of Playing on Air's 50th podcast: acclaimed actors Sam Waterston and John Douglas Thompson starring in Kate T. Billingsley 's A Man of His Time, directed by Estelle Parsons. A Man of His Time is now available for streaming and download along with Playing on Air's entire archive. (more...)

James Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary StagesJames Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the world premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne (Wrestling with Elephants) and directed by Benjamin Kamine (Washer/Dryer), will now play on the Primary Stages Mainstage in January of 2018 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAYKaren Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Jun 8, 2017

DC is a topsy-turvy, satirical farce; or so it seems this morning. Happily, so is The School for Lies. At least The School for Lies is fiction and man, it felt good to laugh. (more...)

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