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BroadwayWorld's 2015 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!BroadwayWorld's 2015 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 16, 2015

The 2015 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of NomineesBreaking News: HAMILTON Leads Lortel Award Nominations with a Record Breaking 12; Full List of Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and hosted by Emmy-nominated actors Anna Chlumsky (“Veep,” Broadway's Living on Love) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,” this summer's The Tempest). This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

2015 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Will Be Announced Today2015 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Will Be Announced Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Off-Broadway League presents the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Today, April 2, is the Awards' nomination meeting. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Networking Event, 3/23League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Networking Event, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

On Monday, March 23, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, will present a special event for Women's History month, Writing Plays By, For, or About Women. The event will be from 6pm to 8pm at Theater Lab at 357 W. 36th St. on the 3rd floor, focusing on the roles of women in today's theater. Tickets are FREE for League Members or $15 for the public and available at theatrewomen.org. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater CenterBWW Exclusive: Seven Off-Broadway Premieres for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
by National Theater Institute - Feb 23, 2015

Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage. Each summer, the O'Neill is home to a series of national conferences ushering in new voices in playwriting, musical theater, cabaret, puppetry, and criticism. NTI's Theatermakers Summer Intensive provides young artists the opportunity to train alongside these professional conferences and see new American plays before they hit the big stage. Plays developed during summers at the O'Neill now abound off-Broadway, as major New York theaters premiere work from the National Playwrights Conference (NPC). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's Family TreeBWW Exclusive: National Theater Institute's Family Tree
by National Theater Institute - Oct 13, 2014

As I was reading The O'Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater by Jeffrey Sweet and walking through Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a 50th anniversary exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, it became clear to me that the ideas, principles, and people that have shaped the O'Neill and the National Theater Institute are still so very evident and become a part of every student who studies with NTI. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 Presents 'I LIKE TO BE HERE: JACKSON HEIGHTS REVISITED', Now thru 9/27New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 Presents 'I LIKE TO BE HERE: JACKSON HEIGHTS REVISITED', Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 present the World Premiere of I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, and written by Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona, Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien, and Joy Tomasko. The play is part of the 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, and runs from today, September 6 - 27, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin September 6 for a September 8 opening. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 to Present 'I LIKE TO BE HERE: JACKSON HEIGHTS REVISITED', 9/6-27New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 to Present 'I LIKE TO BE HERE: JACKSON HEIGHTS REVISITED', 9/6-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 proudly present the World Premiere of I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, and written by Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona, Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien, and Joy Tomasko. The play is part of the 2nd annual Theater:Village Festival, and runs from September 6 - 27, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin September 6 for a September 8 opening. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Presents NONE OF THE ABOVE, Now thru 8/30Pegasus Theatre Presents NONE OF THE ABOVE, Now thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

None of the Above by Jenny Lyn Bader will be presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center today, August 14 - 30, 2014. None of the Above will be directed by Jared Culpepper. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre to Present NONE OF THE ABOVE, 8/14-30Pegasus Theatre to Present NONE OF THE ABOVE, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

None of the Above by Jenny Lyn Bader will be presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center August 14 - 30, 2014. None of the Above will be directed by Jared Culpepper. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. TonightJeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards to be Held 5/19 at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that esteemed critic and longtime judge of the awards, Michael Feingold, will serve as Obie Chairman for the 59th Annual Village Voice OBIE Awards, to be presented Monday, May 19, at Webster Hall. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. TonightFelicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, tonight, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More to Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS; Cast Announced!Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More to Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. The cast of THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS is Sofiya Akilova, Celeste Arias, Stephanie Hayes, Jessica Jelliffe, Felicity Jones, and Emily Walton. (more...)

American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series Continues with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING & MORE, 10/5 & 12American Stage Theatre Company's 'After Hours' Series Continues with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING & MORE, 10/5 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company's "After Hours" Series continue with three events; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, andThe Preservation Society in October. (more...)

American Stage Theatre Co. Announces New Emerging Playreading Series for 2013-14 SeasonAmerican Stage Theatre Co. Announces New Emerging Playreading Series for 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

THE EMERGING MASTERS PLAYREADING SERIES will focus on works by established American playwrights in mid-career, whose plays have been honored and widely produced, but whose name may not yet be a household word. Each year, five works by one such American playwright will be highlighted in five public staged readings performed by professional actors. One of the five plays will be considered for full production in a future American Stage season. THE EMERGING MASTERS PLAYREADING SERIES is produced by American Stage and is sponsored by Court and Kitti Hamilton. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 22nd Season TonightOKLAHOMA! Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 22nd Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, Oklahoma!, which earned the legendary duo a special Pulitzer prize, opens the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 22nd season. The musical previews tonight, June 12th and 13th, opens June 14th, running through June 30th on the main stage. (more...)

The O'Neill Announces Cabaret & Performance Conference LineupThe O'Neill Announces Cabaret & Performance Conference Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced its final schedule of performances for the 2013 Cabaret & Performance Conference. Beginning July 31, the ten-day conference will feature performances nightly, with the Grand Finale on Saturday evening, August 11. (more...)

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