Gina Gionfriddo News

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

City Lights Launches LIGHTS UP! A Three-Day Festival of New PlaysCity Lights Launches LIGHTS UP! A Three-Day Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mark your calendars: City Lights is planning a new festival of fresh theater for April 28-30, 2017. 'Lights Up! Three Days of New Plays' will introduce theatergoers to exciting new voices in the Bay Area playwriting scene, presenting full-length and one-act plays, and a series of shorts. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This WinterAnnette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELDAnna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Extends at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, will extend for one week and will now play through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). The production, directed by Leonard Foglia and featuring original music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby, opened to rave reviews on November 2nd and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 11th. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Gina Gionfriddo's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURNCustom Made Theatre Co. Stages Gina Gionfriddo's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Not since Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winning The Heidi Chronicles has a play taken on the complexities of the women's liberation movement with such intimacy and acerbic wit.  Custom Made Theatre Company presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn, November 17 - December 17 at Custom Made's theater at 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco.  Leah Abrams (Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant) directs. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights HorizonsA LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Cheeky CALENDAR GIRLS Set for Rare Bay Area Run at City Lights TheaterCheeky CALENDAR GIRLS Set for Rare Bay Area Run at City Lights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Why should The Full Monty have all the fun? In the warm, poignant comedy Calendar Girls, two friends rally a group of women to raise money for the local hospital after one of their husbands dies of leukemia. Their project? A tastefully nude calendar featuring the women doing ordinary chores! The calendar becomes a global sensation, but fame can strain friendships... (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Tongue in Cheek's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Begins TonightTongue in Cheek's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents a nine-performance revival of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn from tonight, October 26, through November 5, 2016, in midtown NYC.  (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival Launches with Joanna Rush's KICKCentenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival Launches with Joanna Rush's KICK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Fringe Theater returns to Centenary Stage Company as Joanna Rush's powerfully entertaining one - woman show, Kick, "kicks - off" the series October 27 through 30 in the Edith Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center. (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONBreaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Houston (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

BWW Review: Firecracker Productions Takes on Human Relationships in BECKY SHAWBWW Review: Firecracker Productions Takes on Human Relationships in BECKY SHAW
by gary laird - Oct 11, 2016

BECKY SHAW explores the eternal ins and outs of personal relationships. It asks the basic questions: to whom do we owe loyalty, and at what cost? How do we set limits, and how do we abide by them? What are the consequences if we don't? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Houston (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

Firecracker Productions Presents BECKY SHAWFirecracker Productions Presents BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Firecracker Productions Executive Director Sammy McManus announces the Houston Premiere of Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo. (more...)

Firecracker Productions Presents the Houston Premiere of BECKY SHAWFirecracker Productions Presents the Houston Premiere of BECKY SHAW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Becky Shaw follows a newlywed couple who fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. (more...)

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