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Powerhouse Theater Training Program at Vassar College Now Accepting Summer ApplicationsPowerhouse Theater Training Program at Vassar College Now Accepting Summer Applications
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

When they were still aspiring young artists Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, TV star Josh Radnor, and Tony Award-nominated actress Melissa Erico each spent a transformative summer in the Powerhouse Theater Training Program. Now in its 31st year, the renowned annual program at Vassar College will run from June 19-July 26, 2015 and is currently accepting applications. Participants choose a curriculum focused on acting, playwriting, or directing, and together form a Company, which 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 College and New York Stage and Film. (more...)

Kristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBOKristen Connolly, William Jackson Harper & More to Star in Playwrights Horizons' PLACEBO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for PLACEBO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, [sic], the FX series "The Americans," "House of Cards" on Netflix.). Directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, The Fortress of Solitude, Bad Jews, 4,000 Miles, [sic]), the play will be the fourth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Receives Major NYS GrantHudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Receives Major NYS Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has been awarded $71,600 by the New York State Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) to support HVSF's innovative, hands-on arts education and outreach initiatives in 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Misery Hates Company in POCATELLOBWW Reviews: Misery Hates Company in POCATELLO
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's drama of a mundane little community is in itself a rather mundane evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of POCATELLOPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of POCATELLO
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T.R. Knight & Cast of POCATELLO Take Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: T.R. Knight & Cast of POCATELLO Take Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opened last night, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opens tonight, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Annie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MENAnnie Purcell, Jeremy Lawrence & More to Star in Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Mint Theater today announced the cast for their next production, Fashions For Men by Ferenc Molnar: Mark Bedard, Joe Delafield, Jeremy Lawrence, Rachel Napoleon, Annie Purcell, Kurt Rhoads, Michael Schantz, Maren Searle, John Seidman, Jill Tanner, John Tufts, and Gabra Zackman. Performances begin February 3rd and continue through March 29th. Opening Night is set for Sunday March 1st (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). (more...)

POCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO, Starring T.R. Knight, Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production opens tonight, December 15 and will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at T.R. Knight and More in POCATELLO at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at T.R. Knight and More in POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The production is currently in previews with an opening set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season to Feature WINTER'S TALE, AN ILLIAD & MoreHudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's 2015 Season to Feature WINTER'S TALE, AN ILLIAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF), has finalized plans for the Company's 29th season with the announcement that Arabian Nights, written by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, will run in repertory with Shakespeare's Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a limited run of An Illiad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of POCATELLO, a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). (more...)

SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN to Make NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

ARS Productions and Adriel Saporta are thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows. SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN begins performances on Friday, October 24 for a limited engagement through Today, November 8. Press Opening is Monday, October 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

The Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-BroadwayThe Flea Premieres I SEE YOU Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin tonight, November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN Makes NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, Now thru 11/8SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN Makes NYC Premiere at The Wild Project, Now thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

ARS Productions and Adriel Saporta are thrilled to announce the NYC premiere of SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Maggie Burrows. SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN begins performances tonight, October 24 for a limited engagement through Saturday, November 8. Press Opening is Monday, October 27 at 7 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with T.R. Knight and Company of Playwrights Horizons' POCATELLOPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal with T.R. Knight and Company of Playwrights Horizons' POCATELLO
by Walter McBride - Oct 22, 2014

Rehearsals just began for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-BroadwayThe Flea to Premiere I SEE YOU Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Flea presents the World Premiere of I SEE YOU by Kate Robin. This romantic comedy will be directed by Flea Artistic Director Jim Simpson. Previews of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin November 7 with opening slated for Sunday, November 16. (more...)

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