Ensemble Studio Theatre News

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONMore Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Co. presents THE SURROGATE CONTINUESPhoto Flash: Centenary Stage Co. presents THE SURROGATE CONTINUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award and finalist in the prestigious 2016 O'Neil National Playwrights Conference, Emmy Award Winner Patricia Cotter's brand new comedy The Surrogate, continues its World Premiere run now through March 5 at Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban StagesCast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Comapny presents or World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's THE SURROGATEPhoto Flash: Centenary Stage Comapny presents or World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Family life is changing, and playwright Patricia Cotter knows all about it.   In a smart and funny play about blended families, desire,  motherhood, class and sexual politics,  Cotter's comedy, " The Surrogate"  examines just how much  we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses,  and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.   (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOOThe Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices FellowsThe Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Light Theater Project Presents 25th Anniversary Revival of Donald Margulies' SIGHT UNSEENPhoto Flash: New Light Theater Project Presents 25th Anniversary Revival of Donald Margulies' SIGHT UNSEEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

New Light Theater Project (Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe) will present the 25th anniversary revival of SIGHT UNSEEN, Donald Margulies' 1992 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning drama. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews began February 8 at Access Theater in Tribeca, with on February 11. (more...)

2017 TRU Combined Audition Event Slated for April2017 TRU Combined Audition Event Slated for April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) with generous sponsorshipfrom Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Actors Connection, BackStage, Reproductions.com, Actors Access and CastingAbout.com presents the 2017 TRU Combined Audition Event - on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The DeSotelle Theater, 300 W 43rd St #301, NYC 10036. (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban StagesBen Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

City Theatre to Welcome Playwright Leslie Ayvazian for CityWrights WorkshopCity Theatre to Welcome Playwright Leslie Ayvazian for CityWrights Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

City Theatre is expanding its successful summer season CityWrights program by welcoming award-winning playwright Leslie Ayvazian to Miami to lead one of her popular playwriting workshops on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Books + Books + Bikes + Lebo, 2602 NW Fifth Ave., Miami. (more...)

Dark, Erotic BAREBACK INK Set for IRT Theater This SpringDark, Erotic BAREBACK INK Set for IRT Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

IRT presents Hard Sparks' BAREBACK INK by Bob Bartlett, directed by David Drake, March 4-18 at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street) as part of the 3B Development Series*. (more...)

Cast Complete for the New York Premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Primary StagesCast Complete for the New York Premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Primary Stages, in association with Ted Snowdon, has announced complete casting for the final production of their 2016/17 season, the New York premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND. (more...)

Artists at Play Continues the Conversation of Diversity and Representation through Candid Stories and Fearless New WorksArtists at Play Continues the Conversation of Diversity and Representation through Candid Stories and Fearless New Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Following critical acclaim for the world premiere of The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up, by Carla Ching, Artists at Play (AAP) maintains their growing commitment to developing new works into 2017. As they aim to tell the stories of diverse communities in Los Angeles theatre, AAP is partnering with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and the Los Angeles Public Library this season as well as tackling another world premiere production. (more...)

PlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Theater and Playwriting CoursesPlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Theater and Playwriting Courses
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed, has announced their Spring 2017 education offerings. (more...)

Centenary Stage Comapny Announces Cast for World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's Award-Winning Comedy THE SURROGATECentenary Stage Comapny Announces Cast for World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's Award-Winning Comedy THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Famed Groundlings Theatre in LA alumna - which gave birth to such SNL actors as Phil Hartman, Lorraine Newman, and the Pee Wee Herman phenomenon - and Emmy Award winning author, Patricia Cotter, brings her unique sense of comedy and contemporary issues to Centenary Stage Company with the World Premiere of The Surrogate February 17 through March 5 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

St. Ann's THE TEMPEST, Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO, EST's MOPE Among Parity's February Qualifying ShowsSt. Ann's THE TEMPEST, Off-Broadway's JONAH AND OTTO, EST's MOPE Among Parity's February Qualifying Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for February - their directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams include 50% women and transgender artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).  (more...)

Rag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & MERag Lady Productions Tackles Aging with Humor in THE GEEZE & ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? The Geeze & Me is a musical production about the aging process, upsides and down. (more...)

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