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Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks SeriesCelia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!Clubbed Thumb Sets Starry 2016 Summerworks Series; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Mike Iveson Sci-Fi World Premiere to Play The Kitchen in MayMike Iveson Sci-Fi World Premiere to Play The Kitchen in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present The Tear Drinkers, the second musical work from beloved performer and Bessie-Award-winning composer Mike Iveson. The Tear Drinkers is a suite of sci-fi songs for six performers and piano; it follows four humans who have been abducted by the United States government and brought to an underground holding tank in New Mexico, so that the government can determine which of them is actually an alien from another planet masquerading as an earthling. Downtown performer Mike Iveson leads a team of exceptional artists, including pioneering video artist Charles Atlas, in a look at the private heartaches and private bathroom rituals of humans and aliens alike. (more...)

William Burke's PIONEERS#goforth Set for JACK This SpringWilliam Burke's PIONEERS#goforth Set for JACK This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

JACK presents PIONEERS#goforth by William Burke, running March 24 - April 9, 2016. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival LineupClubbed Thumb Announces SUMMERWORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

?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 21st season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 27 through July 9 at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho and directed by Knud Adams; THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault and directed by Portia Krieger; and TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman. Festival passes are now on sale at: https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24New Short Plays by Arthur Kopit and More Slated for Abingdon's FETE 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

32 Actors, 8 Writers, and 8 Directors will gather at Abingdon Theatre Company for an entire weekend of pure creativity to produce FETE 24. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKETheatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Following five Barrymore wins, and the sold-out and critically acclaimed production of Rizzo, Theatre Exile continues their 19th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Smoke by Kim Davies. Studio X (1340 S. 13th Street) is the intimate setting for this disquieting erotic thriller that carves away the layers of the human condition to expose our deepest self-deceptions. A playful game of cat and mouse turns a coincidental encounter between two strangers into a dangerous struggle for power. Previews begin on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and press opening night is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 21 performances through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGYPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the gripping and timely play Exit Strategy by "Chicagoan of the Year" Ike Holter January 29-February 28.  Directed by Kip Fagan, the production features an ensemble cast with Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deidre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon Pierce, and Ray Spahn. Exit Strategy is the first of several new American plays and presentations at PTC in 2016 which also includes an evening of excerpts from Anna Deavere Smith's new work, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the Philadelphia premiere of Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason, and the East Coast premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Chicago's Cor Theatre Sets 2016 SeasonChicago's Cor Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Cor Theatre, the new Chicago storefront company hailed for 'Most Promising Debut' last season by Time Out Chicago, has announced a bold and ambitious two-play season in 2016. (more...)

THE OFFENDING GESTURE to Make World Premiere at The Tank This WinterTHE OFFENDING GESTURE to Make World Premiere at The Tank This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

THE OFFENDING GESTURE -- a play by Mac Wellman -- will be given its world premiere by The Tank (a non-profit arts presenter and producer) this winter with previews beginning January 6th prior to opening on January 9 at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street). (more...)

Theatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 SeasonTheatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Clinton Hill cultural hub and OBIE award-winner JACK launches its winter/spring 2016 season with an a cappella opera set in Zimbabwe by composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, a weekend of curated works by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, the premiere of the dirty and bracing play Tom & Eliza, by Celine Song, the English-language premiere of Argentinian playwright Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM, The Geneva Project by Jennifer Harrison Newman, Antonio Ramos' Thirsty Mind, love and starvation sitting in a lonely tree and an exploration in minimalist/pop art performance by the No Face Performance Group.  JACK also engineers the return of Walter Dundervill's ARENA (which had two sold-out runs at JACK in 2014 and 2015).  (more...)

The New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre ReviewsThe New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre Reviews
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Members and constituents of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 have been busy speaking out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. As of today, their hard work has paid off. (more...)

EST's Youngblood Launches UNFILTERED with Brendan Hill's SH*TLOADS OF MONEY TonightEST's Youngblood Launches UNFILTERED with Brendan Hill's SH*TLOADS OF MONEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre and EST's Youngblood are proud to present UNFILTERED 2015-2016, the annual festival series of brand new, full-length plays from emerging playwrights under the age of thirty. This year's Youngblood graduates are also the first beneficiaries of the new exit commission grant, donated this year by Tony-nominated playwright Robert Askins. (more...)

80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Some of the greatest playwrights of our time, including Tracy Letts, Terrence McNally, Amy Herzog, John Guare and Tony Kushner, banded together this week in support of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 (more...)

80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue
by Jessica Khan - Oct 27, 2015

As previously reported, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 recently started a campaign to nudge its members and constituents to speak out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE at Thinking Cap TheatreBWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - Oct 14, 2015

This piece is wound so tight it damn near twangs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Dixon Place's New Commission TIGER TIGER Begins Next MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Dixon Place's New Commission TIGER TIGER Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Dixon Place's commission tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) written and directed by playwright Jessica Almasy, will have its world premiere on Friday, November 6th at 7:30 PM.  The music is composed by Dan Veksler in collaboration with Ms. Almasy. tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) will play six performances only - November 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.  (more...)

Jackalope to Welcome Cor Theatre for Pioneer Series This SpringJackalope to Welcome Cor Theatre for Pioneer Series This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Jackalope Theatre Company is proud to announce that it has selected Cor Theatre for participation in The Pioneer Series. The Pioneer Series is Jackalope's continuous initiative to cultivate bold new theatre in Chicago. Through an extensive application process, Jackalope selected Cor Theatre to receive a free primetime 4-week run in The Frontier, at 1106 W Thorndale in Chicago, in the spring of 2016. (more...)

A MAP OF VIRTUE Begins Tonight at Thinking Cap TheatreA MAP OF VIRTUE Begins Tonight at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Oct 1, 2015

Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre's Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney's award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),  A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of October.  The production will run from tonight, October 1 - October 18 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

A MAP OF VIRTUE to Run 10/1-18 at Thinking Cap TheatreA MAP OF VIRTUE to Run 10/1-18 at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Sep 17, 2015

Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre's Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney's award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),  A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of October.  The production will run from October 1 - October 18 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

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