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OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Next MonthOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival opens its outdoor theatre the weekend of June 12-14 with Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, directed by Bill Rauch; the world-premiere musical by Jeff Whitty with music and lyrics by the Go-Go's, HEAD OVER HEELS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar; and Alexandre Dumas's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, directed by Marcela Lorca. The shows will close the weekend of October 9-11. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik Musical WHISPER HOUSE to be Workshopped in BostonNew Duncan Sheik Musical WHISPER HOUSE to be Workshopped in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Producer Flora Q. Johnstone announced today the Whisper House, a new play with music, written by Obie Award-winner Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant) and composed by Grammy and Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) with lyrics by Jarrow and Sheik, conceived with Keith Powell, will receive a workshop this week at Arts Emerson in Boston, MA. Directed by Drama Desk-winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (The Mysteries and The Golden Dragon), the private industry presentation of Whisper House will take place on Friday, February 20, 2015. Artist Mark Holthusen (known for his work with Roger Waters and rock band Tiger Lilies) joins the team as a visual designer. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!Billy Porter Will Lead All-Male TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

With the third and fourth shows of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's current season underway, Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2015-2016 Season. Kahn has put together a season of contrasts and striking new voices, with international directors and adaptors bringing provocative approaches to the classics to Washington, D.C. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Jeff Whitty and Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar on the World Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELSSTAGE TUBE: Playwright Jeff Whitty and Director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar on the World Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2014

Opening at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a world premiere musical HEAD OVER HEELS, with book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics from the catalog of the Go-Go's. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCEPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of AND I AND SILENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 26, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the U.S. Premiere of And I and Silence by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod. The production runs now through September 14, 2014. The show opened last night, August 25, in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

The Flea Presents THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14The Flea Presents THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

The Flea Theater previously announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Drama Desk Awards- Part 2Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Drama Desk Awards- Part 2
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 2, 2014

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Big winners for the night included Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jefferson Mays- who tied for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Click here for a full list of winners. Also check out more photos of arrivals and photos of the winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Drama Desk Awards Winners' Room with Mays, McDonald, Cranston, Mueller, Harris & More!Photo Coverage: Inside the Drama Desk Awards Winners' Room with Mays, McDonald, Cranston, Mueller, Harris & More!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 2, 2014

Just last night, Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) hosted the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). Big winners for the night included Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, Jessie Mueller, and Neil Patrick Harris and Jefferson Mays- who tied for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Click here for a full list of winners. Check out photos of arrivals: Part 1 and Part 2. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and MoreAll the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 1, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads with 12; Followed by BRIDGES, FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ROCKY & More2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Leads with 12; Followed by BRIDGES, FUN HOME, ALADDIN, ROCKY & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 25, 2014

Eligibility and award category designations for the productions under consideration this season were determined by the Drama Desk board of directors with recommendations from the nominating committee. Because of the abundance of great work throughout the season, the Board also authorized the increase in the number of nominees allowed in select categories. (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. TonightDavid Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2015 SeasonOregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2015 playbill today. The 2015 season is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading SeriesTonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wild Root Company Previews ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL WorkshopSTAGE TUBE: Wild Root Company Previews ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL Workshop
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

The highly-anticipated March 2014 Manhattan workshop performances of Rocco Natale's 'powerful' new drama ROOM AT THE END OF THE HALL gets just a bit more exciting with the release of this haunting new teaser from the workshop's presenter. Tickets for the workshop presentations are now available at www.WildRoot.org. Check out a trailer for the project below! (more...)

David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3David Henry Hwang, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and More to Tackle The Bible in THE MYSTERIES at The Flea, Beg. 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of The Bible. (more...)

Roundabout Underground Playreading SeriesRoundabout Underground Playreading Series
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 5, 2014

We are pleased to announce our third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event taking place February 24 - February 28 that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The series will celebrate seven critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wild Root's GLORIA Staged Reading with Dick Latessa, Zach Grenier & Genevieve AngelsonPhoto Flash: Wild Root's GLORIA Staged Reading with Dick Latessa, Zach Grenier & Genevieve Angelson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing and presenting new works of theatre and film from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presented a successful one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned at The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014. Check out a look back below! (more...)

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