Davis McCallum News

Mint Theater Extends LONDON WALL Through 4/26; Will be Filmed for Future Broadcast by Channel 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 26th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's "rivetingly entertaining" (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opened Monday February 24th. Davis McCallum, who staged the 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage, as well as the award-winning production of The Whale at Playwrights Horizons, directs. (more...)

Backstage BOOK OF MORMON & 'GENTLEMAN'S' Tours, THE VOICE Tickets & More Up for Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Annual Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2014 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Friday, April 11 at 10AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue through Monday, April 28 at 8PM. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014-15 OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM; Apply by 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night. Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. (more...)

Keen Company to Offer Readings of New Works by Jessica Dickey, Gabe McKinley & Qui Nguyen, Begin. 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the plays for the inaugural Keen Playwrights Lab: Skopje by Gabe McKinley, directed by Christian Parker; The Human Court by Jessica Dickey, directed by Davis McCallum; and Dust by Qui Nguyen, directed by Linsay Firman. This year's Keen Playwrights Lab will offer this year's readings at Art-NY's Bruce Mitchell Room, beginning April 8th. (more...)

YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, will begin previews Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

London Wall Extends at Mint Theater Through 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 20th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's 'rivetingly entertaining' (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opened Monday February 24th. (more...)

Mint Theater to Host Special EnrichMINT Event in Conjunction with LONDON WALL, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Mint Theater today announced a special EnrichMINT Event for their acclaimed production, London Wall by John Van Druten: JOHN VAN DRUTEN: A WRITER'S WRITER, FEATURING TREASURES FROM THE JOHN VAN DRUTEN PAPERS, Monday, March 17th at 6pm at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium, 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. (more...)

Melissa James Gibson's PLACEBO, Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2014/2015 Season. The six works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

BWW Reviews: LONDON WALL Depicts 1930s Glass Ceiling
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2014

If it's possible to consider a male playwright a leading feminist author, John Van Druten would rank as a likely candidate. (more...)

LONDON WALL Extends Through 4/13 at Mint Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 13th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's 'rivetingly entertaining' (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opens tonight, Monday February 24th. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Reveals 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow & Interstate 73 Writers Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Page 73 Productions, the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights, has awarded Clare Barron the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. (more...)

Mint Theater Reveals EnrichMINT Events for LONDON WALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Mint Theater today announced the EnrichMINT Events for their next production, London Wall by John Van Druten. All events take place immediately after the performance, and usually last under an hour. They are all FREE and open to the public. Speakers and dates subject to change without notice. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Winter Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 02, 2014

Winter usually isn't the busiest time of year for incoming Broadway shows, but that doesn't mean that there is any lack of fresh talent making their debuts! The Broadway Winter has arrived, and while a solid number of new faces are treading the boards, dozens more are on their way in the coming months. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Mint Theater's LONDON WALL Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Mint Theater's next production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will begin performances tomorrow, Saturday February 1st and continue through March 30th. Opening Night is set for Monday February 24th (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This will be the American premiere of John Van Druten's 'rivetingly entertaining' (The Guardian) romantic drama. (more...)

Powerhouse Theater Training Program Now Accepting 2014 Applications Through 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

When they were still aspiring young artists Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, TV star Josh Radnor, and two-time Tony Award-nominated actress Melissa Erico each spent a transformative summer in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program. Now in its thirtieth year, the renowned annual program at Vassar College will run from June 20-July 27, 2014 and is currently accepting applications. Participants choose a curriculum focused on acting, playwriting, or directing, and together form an Apprentice Company that performs works for the public. The program is available to rising high school seniors through college-age students, as part of the prestigious Powerhouse Theater collaboration between Vassar and New York Stage and Film. (more...)

Page 73 Productions Adds GROUNDED Matinee, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Due to critical praise and strong ticket sales, Page 73 Productions will add a 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, February 1 to the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, Page 73 Productions' Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli have announced. (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American Playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following tonight's January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

Bob Dreyfuss, Sarah E. Kreps and Hina Shamsi Set for Talk Back After Page 73's GROUNDED, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Page 73 Productions, now in its 16th year premiering the next generation of American playwrights - who have included Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes, Drama Desk Award winner Sam Hunter, New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award recipient Dan LeFranc, and more - announces a post-show discussion panel on America's drone wars following the January 23rd performance of the New York premiere of George Brant's gripping new play GROUNDED, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll (TELEPHONE, A MAP OF VIRTUE) and starring Hannah Cabell (3C, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS opposite Frank Langella). (more...)

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