Ensemble Studio Theatre News

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

THE TRAGEDY OF DANDELION to Open 5/22 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Ego Actus (Bruce A! Kraemer and Joan Kane producers) will present The Tragedy of Dandelion by Duncan Pflaster from May 22nd through June 8th at Urban Stages. Joan Kane directs a cast of 10 actresses who also double as men in 30 roles. The cast features Louise Flory, Kelly Zekas, Erin Nelson, Maria Peyramaure*, Kate Dickinson, Calaine Schafer, Shannon Stowe*, Mim Granahan*, Dianne Diep andSusan Wallack*. (*Member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Pan Asian Rep to Present NO NO BOY, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE will present a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara and based on the novel by John Okada, set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast. Called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from May 14-18, 2014 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street), with official opening on May 15 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Noor Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE MYTH PROJECT, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A diverse cast of thirteen join Noor Theatre Artistic Director Lameece Issaq, Executive Director Maha Chehlaoui, and Producing Artistic Director Nancy Vitale for the world premiere of The Myth Project. This director-driven workshop production in three parts from Director/Writers Kareem Fahmy, Noelle Ghoussaini, and Pirronne Yousefzadeh, runs in repertory from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4 at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre. (more...)

force/collision Presents JARMAN (ALL THIS MADDENING BEAUTY), Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

force/collision announces its current performance project, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will be livestreamed on HowlRound TV on April 20th at 4:00pm. Inspired by queer avant-garde artist, activist and filmmaker, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) invades the mind and artistic aesthetic of Derek Jarman (The Last of England, Sebastiane, The Tempest) to create a poetic and visually dynamic mash-up of video and live performance. This project will premiere in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Jarman's death. (more...)

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of AND THE SUN STOOD STILL, 3/27-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is proud to present the world premiere production of "And the Sun Stood Still" by acclaimed writer and Pulitzer-finalist Dava Sobel. This production is the second world premiere presented by BETC in the company's eight-year history and marks the culmination of a multi-year development process between Sobel and the company that began with a workshop in 2012. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's 2014 Women Playwrights Series Closes 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Audiences have the opportunity to enjoy two more new plays and a take free writing workshop as the 2014 Women Playwrights Series comes to a close at the Centenary Stage Company in the final week of April. (more...)

Burning Clown Productions to Present West Coast Premiere of THE NAVIGATOR, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New York based Burning Clown Productions are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of the Drama Desk nominated play, The Navigator, written by Eddie Antar and directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby (NYIT Award winner, Best Direction). THE NAVIGATOR will perform as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival - and will open on Friday, June 13 at 7pm and run for ten performances through Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:30pm at The Actors Company Let Live Theater, 916A N. Formosa Ave. in Hollywood. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's THE GREAT GOD PAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog, "one of the brightest new talents in the theatre" (New York Times). Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is the Obie Award-winning author of 4000 Miles. Her newest published work, The Great God Pan was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 2012. (more...)

City Theatre to Stage World Premiere of HOPE AND GRAVITY, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

City Theatre closes its 39th season with the world premiere of Hope and Gravity, a new play by Michael Hollinger featuring dynamic, interconnected stories. Directed by Tracy Brigden, Hope and Gravity runs on City Theatre's Mainstage from May 3-25, 2014, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, May 9 at 8pm. (more...)

INTAR Extends ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN with LOOKING's Raul Castillo Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

INTAR today announced that Adoration of the Old Woman by Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor, starring Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles, will continue through for another week, through April 27th to accommodate overwhelming demand. (more...)

The Falcon Theatre Extends Run of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, Now Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE), West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN Fills Second Slot in Centenary Stage's Women Playwrights Series, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material, as is the case in the 2nd play of the CSC Women Playwrights Series, "In the Car with Blossom and Len" by Joni Fritz, which will be presented on Wednesday, Apr 23 at 7:30 PM in the Lackland Center in Hackettstown. In this funny and poignant new play, a basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold's laboratory is discovered one of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent partner, and a few other challenges which must be met by this family. "In the Car.." is a delightful family saga about growing up, growing older and where you put the keys. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring PATTI ISSUES to Miami Beach, San Francisco, LA, Adelaide Cabaret and Fire Island Pines this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

PATTI ISSUES - the hit solo play hailed as 'heartfelt and cleverly constructed' ' by The Boston Globe and called 'spellbinding, one of the best (and now longestrunning) offerings of the year,' by The Village Voice - is set to play Miami Beach on Friday, May 9th at 8 PM (presented by legendary Broadway and concert producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander in association with Edison Farrow and South Beach Cabaret) at The Cabaret South Beach (233 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139), return engagements in San Francisco (Wednesday, May 14th at 7 PM and at 9 PM at Rebel,1760 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), Los Angeles (Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 PM and at 9 PM at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita Del Campo,1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) and Fire Island Pines (Saturday, July 26th at 10 PM at Fire Island Pines Pavilion, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782), as well as two performances as an Official Selection of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Saturday, June 21st at 4 PM and 7:30 PM at the Space Theatre, King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tickets for all shows at www.PattiIssues.com. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Hosts 2014 Combined Audition Event This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents 2014 Combined Audition Event today, April 5, 2014 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10am-6pm at Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, entrance on E. 25th Street, NYC. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theater Presents NY Premiere of Edward Sakamoto's FISHING FOR WIVES, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE continues its 37th Milestone Season with the New York premiere of FISHING FOR WIVES, a comic battle of the sexes written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara. The production will begin previews tonight, April 5, 2014 and run until April 27, 2014 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday April 10th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Ann Harada, Playwright Carla Ching and More Set for CUNY TV's 'Asian American Life', Beg. Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

CUNY TV's monthly ASIAN AMERICAN LIFE series - nominated for a New York Emmy® Award for Best Public/Current/Community Affairs Series - returns in April with stories about two Asian Americans in the arts, how The Sikh Coalition is combatting bullying in schools across America, and Asian Americans in philanthropy. Hosted by Ernabel Demillo from The Asia Society Museum's current exhibit, Golden Vision of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, the new episode premieres today, April 4 (2014) (*see below) and is available for viewing 24/7 on www.cuny.tv. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

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