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Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for TodayLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City. (more...)

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...)

Capital Stage to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/11-4/12Capital Stage to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/11-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Capital Stage continues its 10th Anniversary Season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo. Called 'A Shrewd, incisive, thoroughly winning comedy,' by The Boston Globe, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney (MAPLE & VINE, CLYBOURNE PARK, ENRON). RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN will run from March 11 through April 12, with a Press Opening on Saturday March 14, 2015. (more...)

Wilbury Theatre Group to Present Pulitzer Prize Finalist RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/19-4/4Wilbury Theatre Group to Present Pulitzer Prize Finalist RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 3/19-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group is proud to present the Rhode Island premiere of Obie Award winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo's searing new comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn, March 19-April 4 directed by Susie Schutt. A smash Off-Broadway hit and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Kennedy Theatre Prize, Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn confronts a variety of post-feminist topics from the ongoing career vs. family debate, male dominance in business and relationships, feminist implications of torture movies, and even takes on society's acceptance and consumption of pornography. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical MULTIPHOBIA Starring Nellie McKay, Theresa McCarthy & Michael LongoriaSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical MULTIPHOBIA Starring Nellie McKay, Theresa McCarthy & Michael Longoria
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 16, 2015

Don't miss the final complete 15-minute musical! (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical ISLANDS Starring Richard KindSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical ISLANDS Starring Richard Kind
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

Don't miss the next complete 15-minute musical! (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

SOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: ONE NIGHT STAND's Tracie Thoms & Tamara Tunie's 'Terrifying' Backstage TalkSOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: ONE NIGHT STAND's Tracie Thoms & Tamara Tunie's 'Terrifying' Backstage Talk
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 9, 2015

A glimpse behind the scenes of ONE NIGHT STAND! (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

BWW Reviews:  RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be WinnerBWW Reviews: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be Winner
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 4, 2015

At Round House Theatre, all that is exceedingly good about Gionfriddo's play 'on paper' is leveraged in the best way possible for this production, and made even 'better' by exceptional acting, direction, and production values. I'd even go as far to say that it's one of the best executed productions I've seen in the area in recent years. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical RACHEL SAID SORRY Starring Rachel Dratch & Mandy GonzalezSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical RACHEL SAID SORRY Starring Rachel Dratch & Mandy Gonzalez
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 4, 2015

Get a look at the next complete 15-minute musical! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling ClassicPhoto Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling Classic
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Robyn Allen and Alexandra Utpadel Fuel the Fire of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURNBWW Reviews: Robyn Allen and Alexandra Utpadel Fuel the Fire of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by Herbert Paine - Jan 23, 2015

Robyn Allen and Alexandra Utpadel deliver singularly powerful turns in Theatre artists Studio's production of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Stage AZ Premiere of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 1/16-2/1Theatre Artists Studio to Stage AZ Premiere of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 1/16-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Theatre Artists Studio presents the Arizona Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's new play, Rapture, Blister, Burn, January 16 through February 1, 2015. (more...)

POCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsPOCATELLO Begins Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Playwrights Horizons' production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). The play is the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The production will begin previews tonight, November 21 with an opening night set for Monday, December 15. The limited engagement will play through Sunday evening, January 4, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

Matrix Theatre Presents RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, Now thru 12/7Matrix Theatre Presents RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Matrix Theatre opens its Mainstage season with Rapture, Blister, Burn, the hilarious comedy from Gina Gionfriddo, author of Becky Shaw. (more...)

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