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by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Circle Theatre opens its 36th Season with Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut (Music by James Sugg).  (more...)

Luan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEADLuan Stage to Present the World Premiere of INDIAN HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Obie Award winner Nikkole Salter dives headfirst into the controversial world of football mascots and appropriation of Native American culture in this new play commissioned in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Stage Exchange. (more...)

NNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public TheatreNNPN Awards Annual Commission to Nikkole Salter and Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the 2016-17 Annual Commission is awarded to Core Member Cleveland Public Theatre (OH) and playwright Nikkole Salter. (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACTModern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck Present DIE, MOMMY, DIE!Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck Present DIE, MOMMY, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebration Theatre and JohnMichael Beck present the 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.  DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! will begin previews on Friday, February 10 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 17 at 8pm and perform throughSunday, March 26 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Gabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture ProjectGabe McKinley's THE SOURCE Gets NYC Reading, Discussion This Month via Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Culture Project presents a creative initiative about the Right to Privacy in our nation. A reading of The Source by Gabe McKinley, directed by Pippin Parker, followed by a public discussion led by journalist Leonard Jacobs. (more...)

EST/Youngblood Will Premiere Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE This WinterEST/Youngblood Will Premiere Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, will present the premiere of MOPE. (more...)

Cast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMINGCast Set for The Comrades' 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Comrades have announced the cast for their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second YearSt. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Route 66 Theatre Co.'s THE SOURCE World PremiereCast Announced for Route 66 Theatre Co.'s THE SOURCE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company will launch its ninth season with the world premiere of Gabe McKinley's psychological drama THE SOURCE, directed by Jason Gerace, playing March 2 - April 2, 2017 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This JanuarySt. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel. (more...)

WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel AwardWEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old GlobePlays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole SalterOne Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford to Release New Year's Single by Songwriters Will Van Dyke and Jeff TalbottAnnaleigh Ashford to Release New Year's Single by Songwriters Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Annaleigh Ashford has recorded a new song by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott entitled 'A New Year'. The song celebrates the New Year holiday, and will be included in her upcoming concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. (more...)

MTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces ExtensionMTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, with the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own with curiosity and wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDERDwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, ProgrammingEnsemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

The Comrades Announce 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING by Lauren GundersonThe Comrades Announce 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Comrades are pleased to announce a 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the HolidaysA CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish. (more...)

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