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Clubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in MayClubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 20th season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 20th through June 29th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich, directed by Lee Sunday Evans; CARD AND GIFT by Kate E. Ryan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Will Davis. Festival passes are now on sale at https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

MA-YI to Premiere SOLDIER X at HERE This SpringMA-YI to Premiere SOLDIER X at HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The award-winning, nationally-renowned Ma-Yi Theater Company - one of the country's leading producers of new works for the stage by Asian-American writers - will continue its 2014-15 season this spring with the world premiere of SOLDIER X by Rehana Lew Mirza, with preview performances set to begin March 24 prior to an official opening night on March 31 at the HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring) in NYC. SOLDIER X is directed by Lucie Tiberghien. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22Gulfshore Playhouse to Stage World Premiere of THE BUTCHER, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Gulfshore Playhouse will produce their second World Premiere in as many years with The Butcher by Gwydion Suilebhan, playing February 28th through March 22nd with $30 preview performances on February 25th, 26th and 27th. Playwright talkbacks will take place following each preview performance and following the 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, March 1st. The Butcherwas featured as a finalist in Gulfshore Playhouse's 1st Annual New Works Festival in August 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Echo Theatre Company Premieres FUGUEPhoto Flash: First Look- Echo Theatre Company Premieres FUGUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

How can composers Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season's Firemen, named one of the "Best Stage Plays of 2014" by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale of intrigue, jealousy and music. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Fugue, opening on Feb. 14 (Valentines Day) at the Echo's Atwater Village Theatre home. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new show! (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Reveals 2015 Stanley Drama Award WinnersWagner College Theatre Reveals 2015 Stanley Drama Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Bob Clyman of North Caldwell, N.J., for his play, 'The Good Bet.' (more...)

Glass Mind to Present THE DUM DUMS, 3/13-4/4Glass Mind to Present THE DUM DUMS, 3/13-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Three female astronauts take off to explore a super-Earth when a programming error threatens their mission. Maybe it's the reality TV or the White Castle cheeseburgers - but when the hallucinations start - we have to ask who, or what, is out there? (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8Centenary Stage Company to Premiere IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Centenary Stage Company to present World Premiere production of Joni Fritz's Susan Glaspell Award Winning In the Car with Blossom and Len on February 20 and running until March 8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center. Work-shopped during last season's annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUESBen Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means -- will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 3/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime on March 17-April 12. The Tony Award-winning musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens is directed by Keith Baker and features Leslie Becker, Derrick Cobey, David Edwards, Tamar Greene, Michael Thomas Holmes, Matt Leisy and Ciji Prosser. Supporting roles will be played by Ciaran Barlow as Edgar, Will Connell as Houdini, Jim Conte as Grandfather, Stephen Dagrosa as Willie Conklin, Sarah J. Gafgen as Emma Goldman, and Chelsey Jean as Evelyn Nesbitt. The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Amy L. Armstrong, Charles Michael Bendas, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Jessica Gruver, Brian Michael Henry, Adam Hoyak, Angelica Jackson, Jessica M. Johnson, Walter E. Tucker, Dwayne Washington, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

BWW Previews:  BUSINESS TIME The New Web SeriesBWW Previews: BUSINESS TIME The New Web Series
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 2, 2015

Watch the new web series, 'Business Time' starring Alex Herrald and Curran Connor. (more...)

New Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Continues thru 2/7 at Urban StagesNew Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Continues thru 2/7 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

New Light Theater Project, who have just been inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame for 2014 by Indie Theater Now, will present the World premiere of NO ONE LOVES US HERE by hot, up-and-coming British playwright Ross Howard. This black comedy was a finalist for the New York Stage and Film Founders Award 2012. Directed by Jerry Heymann, the show began previews January 15 and opened on January 22 at Urban Stages. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present World Premiere of IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8Centenary Stage Company to Present World Premiere of IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Centenary Stage Company to present World Premiere production of Joni Fritz's Susan Glaspell Award Winning In the Car with Blossom and Len on February 20 and running until March 8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center. Work-shopped during last season's annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response. (more...)

Segal Centre & Crow's Theatre to Present WE ARE NOT ALONE, 2/22-3/15Segal Centre & Crow's Theatre to Present WE ARE NOT ALONE, 2/22-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Segal Centre and Crow's Theatre present the world premiere of WE ARE NOT ALONE written and performed by four-time Dora Award winner Damien Atkins. (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (more...)

Primary Stages' 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dan O'Brien & Ike HolterPrimary Stages' 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dan O'Brien & Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Primary Stages announces initial lineup for its 31st Season (2015/16) to be performed at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three premieres: (more...)

East West Players Calls on American Theatre to Increase Diversity with '51 Percent' PlanEast West Players Calls on American Theatre to Increase Diversity with '51 Percent' Plan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theater of color in the country, is leading a 'call to action' to the American Theatre demanding equity, diversity and inclusion affecting artistic and production personnel as well as programming for the communities they serve. (more...)

Samuel French Seeks Submissions for 2015 OOB Festival; Deadline Valentine's DaySamuel French Seeks Submissions for 2015 OOB Festival; Deadline Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) is now accepting submissions for its 40th annual season, taking place this summer in New York City. The OOB Festival is New York's oldest, continuous short play festival, featuring emerging playwrights from across the United States, Canada, and abroad. 30 plays will be selected for the weeklong festival, and six plays will be published in the 40th edition of the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays anthology series. (more...)

New Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins Previews TomorrowNew Light Theater Project's NO ONE LOVES US HERE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New Light Theater Project, who have just been inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame for 2014 by Indie Theater Now, will present the World Premiere of NO ONE LOVES US HERE by hot, up-and-coming British playwright Ross Howard. This black comedy was a finalist for the New York Stage and Film Founders Award 2012. Directed by Jerry Heymann, previews begin January 15 at Urban Stages. Opening night is slated for January 22. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 2/13-22Perseverance Theatre to Present THE MOUNTAINTOP, 2/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) starts 2015 off with the award winning play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop runs in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts February 13 - 22, 2015. Tickets are available through the Centertix box office, online at Centertix.net and by calling 263-ARTS. There is one pay-as-you-can preview on Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15Arden Theatre Company's 27th Season to Continue With UNDER THE SKIN, 1/15-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Arden Theatre Company continues its 27th season of great stories with Under the Skin, a world premiere by local playwright Michael Hollinger. Terrence J. Nolen directs. Under the Skin runs from January 15, 2015 - March 15, 2015, on the Arden's Arcadia Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

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