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2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

id Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conferenceid Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, id Theater returns to McCall, Idaho with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, with events from June 8 to 17 at McCall's Alpine Playhouse. This will be the 17th year for the Conference, which will host nine playwrights from all corners of the United States whose work will be developed and presented to the public free of charge during the Conference. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor to Stage THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDETheatre Nova in Ann Arbor to Stage THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's only residential professional theatre company, presents "The Legend of Georgia McBride" by Matthew Lopez, the smashing success transferred from The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale. (more...)

Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories. (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatrePaul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the  World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLEPhoto Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYSWorks by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

William Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren GundersonWilliam Inge Theater Festival Kicks Off with New Voices Award Winner Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson will be honored at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival as the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award winner.  The festival, which takes place every spring in Independence, Kansas, will celebrate her achievements during the four-day event happening April 19th - 22nd, 2017. (more...)

Jerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the GeffenJerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Jerry MacKinnon (Sleepy Hallow) and Samantha Ressler (This is the End) will star in award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tyne Rafaeli will direct the Geffen's production which runs May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017.  (more...)

'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

CoHo Productions has announced #CoHoSeason22, featuring four artist-led co-productions of contemporary plays in the main subscription season for 2017-2018. (more...)

TheatreFIRST's Story of Henrietta Lacks Opens Next MonthTheatreFIRST's Story of Henrietta Lacks Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Coming this May, TheatreFIRST closes its first season of in-house new works with the world premiere of HeLa by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy, dramaturgy by Lisa Marie Rollins, and directed by Evren Odcikin. (more...)

Capital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron PosnerCapital Stage presents Sacramento Premiere of STUPID F##KING BIRD by Aaron Posner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Capital Stage presents Stuping F##king Bird by Aaron Posner, the irreverent adaptation of Chekov's classic The Seagull, originally comissioned and first performed by Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2013. Michael Stevenson, Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Sacramento Premiere which will feature a powerhouse cast of local favorites including Brittni Barger, Jason Kuykendall and Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. Bird will be the fifth production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from May 3 - June 4, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces Final Extension of DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!Celebration Theatre Announces Final Extension of DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

KILLER NEWS!  Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck are thrilled to announce the final extension of their smash-hit, Ovation! Recommended, critically acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is EXTENDING ONE LAST TIME through SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Casting Set for Route 66 Theatre's 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...'Casting Set for Route 66 Theatre's 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Route 66 Theatre company has announced the cast and design team for the second show of its ninth season, the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's dark comedy A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT SLOAN-KETTERING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's Bluegrass Musical THE HEATH Gets Workshop at Synchronicity TheatreLauren Gunderson's Bluegrass Musical THE HEATH Gets Workshop at Synchronicity Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will present a workshop production of Lauren Gunderson's bluegrass musical The Heath on May 4 and 5, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Jamie Pachino's OTHER THAN HONORABLE to Make World Premiere at Geva Theatre CenterJamie Pachino's OTHER THAN HONORABLE to Make World Premiere at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21. (more...)

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