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Steppenwolf Sets FIRST LOOK Lineup of New PlaysSteppenwolf Sets FIRST LOOK Lineup of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to announce the lineup for the 10th annual First Look, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field, First Look develops new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. Since its inception in 2005, First Look has developed 14 plays that have received subsequent world premiere productions at other theatres, as well as Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason, which premiered on the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

LogMyCalls Changes Name to ConvirzaLogMyCalls Changes Name to Convirza
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

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John Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary AwardsJohn Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lambda Literary is pleased to announce that John Waters will receive Lambda's Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature an Rita Mae Brown will receive the Pioneer Award at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ('Lammys'). Waters and Brown will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 1st in New York City at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th St @ 3rd Ave, New York City) with a pre-ceremony reception presented by Penguin Random House. A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Playwright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONSPlaywright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Constellations, which will be held following the Thursday, January 15 performance of the play at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. The panel, which will be presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne and Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Elizabeth Rodriguez Joins Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beginning Tonight in LAElizabeth Rodriguez Joins Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beginning Tonight in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC announces that Tony Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Rodriguez (Broadway's The Motherfucker With the Hat) will star opposite Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ( 'A Bronx Tale,' 'Bullets Over Broadway') in the world premiere play, Unorganized Crime, written by Kenny D'Aquila and directed by David Fofi. Unorganized Crime will now preview tonight, May 3 at 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm and run through Saturday, May 31 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets First Look 2014 Lineup; Runs 7/26-8/24Steppenwolf Sets First Look 2014 Lineup; Runs 7/26-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the line-up for the ninth annual First Look Repertory of New Work, featuring three developmental productions of new plays presented in rotating repertory July 26 - August 24, 2014 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St). First Look 2014 includes: Ironbound by Martyna Majok, Hushabye by Tanya Saracho and Okay, Bye by Joshua Conkel. The 2014 festival also features readings of two new plays, American Beauty Shop by Dana Lynn Formby and Opium Den by Julie Marie Myatt. Tickets to First Look Repertory of New Work ($20) are on sale now. To purchase tickets or RSVP for the free readings, call Audience Services at 312-335-1650. (more...)

Chazz Palminteri Stars in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beg. Tonight at the Elephant TheatreChazz Palminteri Stars in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME, Beg. Tonight at the Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC presents a world premiere play, UNORGANIZED CRIME, written by Kenny D'Aquila, directed by David Fofi and starring Chazz Palminteri ('A Bronx Tale,' 'Bullets Over Broadway'). UNORGANIZED CRIME will preview tonight, April 26 at 8pm; Monday, April 28, Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 1 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 25 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

Elizabeth Rodriguez to Join Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 5/3-31Elizabeth Rodriguez to Join Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 5/3-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC announces that Tony Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Rodriguez (Broadway's The Motherfucker With the Hat) will star opposite Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ( "A Bronx Tale," "Bullets Over Broadway") in the world premiere play, Unorganized Crime, written by Kenny D'Aquila and directed by David Fofi. Unorganized Crime will now preview on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm and run through Saturday, May 31 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

Chazz Palminteri to Star in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 4/26-5/25Chazz Palminteri to Star in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 4/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC presents a world premiere play, UNORGANIZED CRIME, written by Kenny D'Aquila, directed by David Fofi and starring Chazz Palminteri ("A Bronx Tale," "Bullets Over Broadway"). UNORGANIZED CRIME will preview on Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Monday, April 28, Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 1 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 25 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cast and Crew of THE NORTH PLAN Talk Swearing, Spying, and SkynyrdBWW Interview: Cast and Crew of THE NORTH PLAN Talk Swearing, Spying, and Skynyrd
by Jeff Davis - Dec 21, 2013

Tomorrow night, Street Corner Artists, one of Austin's newest theater companies, will close their production of the hilarious new comedy, The North Plan. (more...)

Street Corner Arts to Present THE NORTH PLAN, 12/6-21Street Corner Arts to Present THE NORTH PLAN, 12/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

The North Plan is Street Corner Arts' return to the fast-paced, politically-charged world of Jason Wells, writer of their 2011 hit, Men of Tortuga. This pitch-black comedy will have its regional premiere at Hyde Park Theatre (511 W. 43rd St.) in Austin, Texas from December 6 to December 21, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: South Bend Civic Theatre's PERFECT MENDACITY, Now PlayingPhoto Flash: South Bend Civic Theatre's PERFECT MENDACITY, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Perfect Mendacity will be on the Warner Studio Theatre through November 17. Tickets can be purchased by calling 574-234-1112 or online. Check out a first look below! (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Stages PERFECT MENDACITY, Now thru 11/17South Bend Civic Theatre Stages PERFECT MENDACITY, Now thru 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Perfect Mendacity, by Jason Wells, is a story pulsing with today's issues; a scientist suspected of leaking a top secret government memo faces a daunting choice: lie to save his career, or tell the truth and risk losing his family. Delving into the past and uncovering shocking truths creates a downward spiral leading to explosive revelations. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Stage PERFECT MENDACITY, 11/8-17South Bend Civic Theatre to Stage PERFECT MENDACITY, 11/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Perfect Mendacity, by Jason Wells, is a story pulsing with today's issues; a scientist suspected of leaking a top secret government memo faces a daunting choice: lie to save his career, or tell the truth and risk losing his family. Delving into the past and uncovering shocking truths creates a downward spiral leading to explosive revelations. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/06/2013Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 6, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/29/2013Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/22/2013Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/22/2013
by BWW - Sep 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/22/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/15/2013Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 9/15/2013
by BWW - Sep 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/15/2013 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

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