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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...)

Echo Theater Company's FUGUE to Run 2/14-3/22Echo Theater Company's FUGUE to Run 2/14-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 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. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Present Chiara Atik's FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHTEnsemble Studio Theatre to Present Chiara Atik's FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre's Obie-Award winning EST/Youngblood program for emerging playwrights follows the success of their last two productions (the award-winning Year of the Rooster and the Broadway-bound Hand to God) with the world premiere of Five Times In One Night by Chiara Atik, directed by R.J. Tolan. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre to Premiere THIS WORLD WE KNOW, 2/5-3/7Firehouse Theatre to Premiere THIS WORLD WE KNOW, 2/5-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Firehouse Theatre presents the world premiere of the winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know by award-winning playwright Kelly Younger. Proud participant of Richmond's annual Acts of Faith Festival, This World We Know plays 16 performances, February 5 - March 7, 2015. Opening Night is Friday, February 6. (more...)

Perseverance to Kick Off the New Year with Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 1/9-2/1Perseverance to Kick Off the New Year with Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP, 1/9-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) starts the New Year off with the award winning play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop runs on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage January 9, 2014 - February 1, 2015. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters NationwideDramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund awards $170,000 to theaters across the country. As a part of its mission to support writers, the Dramatists Guild Fund provides grants to non-profit theaters and theatrical institutions across the country that develop and/or produce contemporary American plays and musicals. (more...)

Michael Hollinger's UNDER THE SKIN to Continue Arden Theatre's 27th Season, 1/15-3/15Michael Hollinger's UNDER THE SKIN to Continue Arden Theatre's 27th Season, 1/15-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

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. The development of Under the Skin was funded in part by the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Qui Nguyen's DUST to Play Playwrights' CenterQui Nguyen's DUST to Play Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Playwrights' Center kicked off its 2014-15 Ruth Easton New Play series in December with two full-to-fire-code-capacity readings of Kira Obolensky's new play "Forget Me Not When Far Away." In January, Twin Cities theater fans have another opportunity for an exclusive experience with a new play in progress, when the series continues with Core Writer Qui Nguyen's new play "Dust." (more...)

CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Mirage Theatre Company is making its La MaMa debut with 'Cedars,' a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors, directed by June Prager. (more...)

CEDARS, Featuring Works by Native American Writers, Set for La MaMa in 2015CEDARS, Featuring Works by Native American Writers, Set for La MaMa in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Mirage Theatre Company is making its La MaMa debut with 'Cedars,' a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors, directed by June Prager. Through the poetic voices of contemporary Native American writers, the play gives a 21st century face to the struggles of indigenous people, depicting their adaptation into modern-day society and celebrating Native American culture and enduring spirit. Participating writers include Arthur Tulee (Yakama), Tiffany Midge (Hunkpapa Sioux), Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/M'kmaq), Deborah A. Miranda (Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen), Alex Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk), William Michael Paul (Hunkpapa Sioux), Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), Martha Brice (Tlingit), Molly McGlennen (Anishinaabe), and Evan Pritchard (M'kmaq). La MaMa will present the work, in association with Mirage Theatre Company, January 22 to February 1 in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street (East Village). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Tyrone! Watch New Trailer for Broadway-Bound HAND TO GODSTAGE TUBE: Meet Tyrone! Watch New Trailer for Broadway-Bound HAND TO GOD
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new American play, Hand to God, will open on Broadway on April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debut of playwright Robert Askins. McCollum's three years of development on this play include its previous acclaimed productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in 2011 and its more recent Off-Broadway debut at MCC Theater in 2014. Hand to God will again be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel in his Broadway debut with previews beginning at the Booth Theatre on March 12, 2015 ahead of the April 7th opening. For more info, visit www.HandToGodBroadway.com. Below, check out a just-released trailer for the Broadway-Bound play! (more...)

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