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Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

The Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 SeasonThe Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced programming for the 2016-17 season. All four productions will take place at The Pearl Theater (555 West 42nd Street.) (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Pearl Theatre Company's STUPID FU**ING BIRDPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Pearl Theatre Company's STUPID FU**ING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present the New York premiere of Stupid Fu**ing Bird, Aaron Posner's award-winning wry riff on Anton Chekhov's masterpiece The Seagull. Directed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Davis McCallum, the production, running through May 8, scoops up Chekhov's tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misplaced dreams and sets it down squarely in the bustle of 21st century life. With its rebellious title evoking Constantine's subversive play-within-a-play from the original, it captures the heartbreaking humor of the tale while playing as brilliantly with dramatic form as Chekhov himself once did. (more...)

Laura Jacqmin Set for DGF's 'Traveling Masters' Program in AshlandLaura Jacqmin Set for DGF's 'Traveling Masters' Program in Ashland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce an upcoming Traveling Masters Program in Ashland, Oregon, with playwright Laura Jacqmin. (more...)

The Pearl to Present Mark Shanahan's THE DINGDONGThe Pearl to Present Mark Shanahan's THE DINGDONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present the world premiere of The Dingdong, Mark Shanahan's adaptation of French farceur Georges Feydeau's Le Dindon. Directed by The Pearl Theatre's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, The Dindong follows the misadventures of one madcap night in a Paris Hotel, dancing us into a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night leads to mayhem, laughter and, maybe, a few home truths about the secrets to a happy marriage. The production runs April 5-May 15 and features five actors taking on multiple roles in this breezy comedy full of romance, lust and theatricality.  (more...)

BWW Review: RESIDENCE at Actors Theatre of LouisvilleBWW Review: RESIDENCE at Actors Theatre of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 8, 2016

A woman, Maggie, (Danielle Slavick) who is a sales representative for a medical supply company checks in to a long-term residential hotel in Temp, Arizona for a month-long stay. Right away she establishes an uneasy sort of alliance with two hotel employees, Bobby (Alexandro Rodriguez) and Theresa (Leah Karpel). This curious triangle of people in transition forms the nucleus of Laura Jacqmin's Residence, a play about the ephemerality of human existence. (more...)

The Pearl to Stage New York Premiere of Posner's STUPID FU**KING BIRDThe Pearl to Stage New York Premiere of Posner's STUPID FU**KING BIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to present the New York premiere of Stupid Fu**ing Bird, Aaron Posner's award-winning wry riff on Anton Chekhov's masterpiece The Seagull. Directed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Davis McCallum, the production, running March 15-May 8, scoops up Chekhov's tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misplaced dreams and sets it down squarely in the bustle of 21st century life. With its rebellious title evoking Constantine's subversive play-within-a-play from the original, it captures the heartbreaking humor of the tale while playing as brilliantly with dramatic form as Chekhov himself once did. (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens at The Pearl TheatrePhoto Coverage: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens at The Pearl Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company begins its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Pearl Theatre Opens 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightPearl Theatre Opens 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company begins its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. (more...)

Pearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPearl Theater to Open 2015-16 Season With A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Pearl Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Hal Brooks) will begin its 2015-2016 season with Bedlam Theater Artistic Director Eric Tucker's fresh take on William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream,following a highly successful engagement of the production at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Midsummer kicks off the Pearl's 32nd season, which will continue in the spring with the New York Premiere of Aaron Posner's Stupid Fu**ing Bird in and a World Premiere adaptation by Mark Shanahan of George Feydeau's Le Dindon, entitled The Dingdong. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

SEVEN GUITARS, GOD OF CARNAGE, ARCADIA and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2015-16 SeasonSEVEN GUITARS, GOD OF CARNAGE, ARCADIA and More Set for Juilliard Drama's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Juilliard Drama announces its 2015-16 season of fully-staged productions featuring Juilliard's 45th group of acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program at Juilliard. (more...)

K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 SeasonK. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA.  (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season Features New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season Features New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from today, July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9Ojai Playwrights Conference to Host 2015 New Works Festival, 8/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 18th season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 2 through 9, 2015 in Ojai, California. (more...)

The Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in NovemberThe Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in November
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Drama League, embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, announced today The Drama League Centennial Gala set for Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner and performance at 8:00 p.m.  Special Guests and performers will be announced at a later date.  The Centennial Gala Committee is now in formation; tables and seats are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & KingCape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season to Feature New Works by Hnath, Jacqmin, Armento & King
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 21st Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento, and actor-turned-playwright Ryan King. The 2015 Season, the fourth under Mr. Brooks' leadership, runs weekends from July 2 through July 25, 2015 in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of DON JUAN at The Pearl Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of DON JUAN at The Pearl Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 18, 2015

The Pearl THeatre Company just concluded ther 2014-15 season with a world premiere adaptation of Moliere's Don Juan,  The Don Juan legend sees Heaven and Earth coming together in an outlandish partnership to seal the fate of one deliciously unrepentant rascal. BroadwayWorld takes you inside opening night below! (more...)

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