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Matthew Lopez Named 2014-15 Denver Center Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has announced the appointment of Matthew Lopez as Denver Center Playwriting Fellow for the 2014/15 Theatre Company season. (more...)

PFP to Stage Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION, 10/12-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Pride Films and Plays will follow up its sold-out Jeff Recommended run of Terrence McNally's Some Men with the Chicago premiere of The Submission by Jeff Talbott, winner of the 2011 Laurent's/Hatcher Award and the Outer Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New Play in 2012. The dynamic new work runs October 12 through November 25 at the Apollo Studio Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2014-15 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Scott Greer to Lead Arden Theatre's 2014-15 Season Opener LA BETE; Runs 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Arden Theatre Company begins its 27th season of great stories with La Bete by David Hirson, under the direction of Emmanuelle Delpech. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from September 11 through October 12, 2014. (more...)

HURRICANE NASHVILLE, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV and More Set for Theater LaB Houston's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Theater LaB Houston has announced its 22nd season of Houston Premieres for the 2014/2015 season. Following a successful transition from its Alamo Street venue to Obsidian Art Space this past season, TLH will expand its performance calendar by adding two full productions with four week runs. This year's exciting season includes premieres of major Off Broadway productions and an award winning performer from recent Fringe Festivals. (more...)

CLICKBAIT to Begin Previews 9/4 at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Factory has announced that CLICKBAIT, David M deLeon and Esther Ko's co-written and co-directed new low-tech high-tech love story about sex, suicide and cellphones will begin performances on September 4th at the Gallery Space at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway, TriBeCa. www.clickbaitplay.com (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

Charlie Condou to Star in NEXT FALL UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 24 September - Saturday 25 October. Press night is Monday 29 September at 8.00pm. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre to Stage MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, 8/22-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 2014-15 season-the company's 18th season-with the Chicago premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by Kimberly Senior, the Chicago-based director who after this production next directs Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play DISGRACED on Broadway. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV runs at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago, August 28 - October 18, 2014 (previews August 22 - 27). Press Opening is Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

This summer Company of Fools (COF) will present Matthew Barber's award-winning romantic comedy, Enchanted April. This production will run now through July 26, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present World Premiere Play by Leslie Ayvazian
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's new comedy Out of the City beginning July 10th. This is the third world premiere that Dorset has produced in the past five seasons, continuing a tradition of New Play Development to which Artistic Director Dina Janis has proven deeply committed. "Fostering new work is one of the most important things we do here at Dorset, from our Young Playwrights workshops, to our New Play Reading Series, to these exciting World Premieres. It's a thrilling and rewarding process." Past world premieres have included Theresa Rebeck's The Novelist and The Whore and Mr. Moore by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

IN A DARK HOUSE Opens 7/26 at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Cult Comedy Classic PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Rides the Wave into Austin, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance Announces Launch Pad Summer Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

UCSB's LAUNCH PAD program was featured in the March 2013 issue of American Theatre magazine as an innovative model of new play development in the US. While professional theatres are not always able to take a risk on producing new work, the university offers a playwright the chance to see the play produced in a safe environment with students who are deeply engaged and hungry to learn how this process works. Since its inception in 2005, the department has developed and produced 9 plays with the playwright in residence. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Viola Davis & Original INTIMATE APPAREL Cast Reunite for 10th Anniversary Reading
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Companyjust held a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. Reuniting for one night only were the stars of the 2004 award winning production: two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis,Arija Bareikis, Lynda Gravatt, Russell Hornsby, Corey Stoll and Lauren Velez. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

City Theatre Company to Stage PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, 6/27-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Sand. Sun. Surfboards. Boys. Bikinis. Beaches. It's a party! A 'Psycho Beach Party!' And laughs. Don't forget the laughs. The City Theatre Company has plenty in their production of the Charles Busch high camp comedy playing June 27 through July 13 at City Theatre. (more...)

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