John Gassner News

Viola Davis, Arija Bareikis & More to Reunite for Roundabout's INTIMATE APPAREL Benefit Reading, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special benefit reading of INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage with Daniel Sullivan reprising his direction. (more...)

Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN Comes to the Wallis, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan, A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, adapted by Marsha Norman from E.B. White's timeless children's novel, with music by composer, Jason Robert Brown. Norman and Brown are also currently represented on Broadway with the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Trumpet of the Swan, part of the Jack Elliott Family Concert Series, runs for a limited engagement, May 2 - 4, 2014 at the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

City Theatre to Stage World Premiere of HOPE AND GRAVITY, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

City Theatre closes its 39th season with the world premiere of Hope and Gravity, a new play by Michael Hollinger featuring dynamic, interconnected stories. Directed by Tracy Brigden, Hope and Gravity runs on City Theatre's Mainstage from May 3-25, 2014, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, May 9 at 8pm. (more...)

ATC to Present HOLDING THE MAN at Matrix Theatre, 5/10-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir (winner of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and listed as one of the '100 Favorite Australian Books' by the Australian Society of Authors) is one of Australia's great love stories. The stage version by Tommy Murphy captures all its special magic. Producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones launch their newly formed Australian Theatre Company with the Los Angeles premiere of Holding the Man, featuring an all-Australian cast and directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss. Opening night is May 10 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Keen Company to Offer Readings of New Works by Jessica Dickey, Gabe McKinley & Qui Nguyen, Begin. 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the plays for the inaugural Keen Playwrights Lab: Skopje by Gabe McKinley, directed by Christian Parker; The Human Court by Jessica Dickey, directed by Davis McCallum; and Dust by Qui Nguyen, directed by Linsay Firman. This year's Keen Playwrights Lab will offer this year's readings at Art-NY's Bruce Mitchell Room, beginning April 8th. (more...)

Boston Teen Acting Troupe Presents THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

From today, April 3 - April 12, 2014, The Boston Teen Acting Troupe will present the New England premiere of THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY, the hit Off-Broadway drama by David West Read. This will be the first production entirely produced, directed, acted and designed by teenagers. The play will be directed by Jack Serio and performed in The Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at The Boston Center for The Arts, 527 Tremont St in Boston's South End. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage's THE WHALE Extends Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Due to critical and popular acclaim, SpeakEasy Stage Company is adding one additional week of performances to its New England premiere production of THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions to Stage THE WHALE, 2/20-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's haunting Off-Broadway smash-tragicomedy The Whale will receive its fifth production worldwide in Austin TX-Spring 2014-following successful runs at The Denver Center, Victory Gardens, South Coast Rep, and Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Austin's own A Chick & A Dude Productions will present the show at Hyde Park Theatre (511 W. 43rd St.) Thursdays through Todays, February 20-March 15, 2014. Curtain at 8pm. Tickets are sliding-scale "pick-your-price," $15-$30 ($10-$30 Thursdays.) Discount tickets for $10 good for any show are available to all Active Duty or retired Military, Police, Fire Department, EMS, and Medical Field employees. For more information, tickets or reservations, please visit www.achickandadude.com (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Continues 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott tonight and tomorrow, March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host 'Practice & Performance' of KUNG FU Discussion, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced that the 'World of the Play' series continues with a panel of experts discussing The Practice and Performance of Kung Fu, presented in conjunction with the world premiere of David Henry Hwang's Kung Fu, on Saturday, March 29th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The event is free and open to the general public (no reservations required). (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Continue 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott on March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

From today, March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, A STEADY RAIN and More Set for Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath's 2014 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Following two previous much-acclaimed seasons of American drama, the Ustinov presents The American Season 2014: three UK premieres, Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Michael Boyd; Keith Huff's gritty two-hander, A Steady Rain, directed by David Grindley; and Lynn Nottage's multi award-winning Intimate Apparel, directed by Laurence Boswell. Casting will be announced in early 2014. (more...)

Boston Teen Acting Troupe to Present THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY, 4/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

From April 3 - April 12, 2014, The Boston Teen Acting Troupe will present the New England premiere of THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY, the hit Off-Broadway drama by David West Read. This will be the first production entirely produced, directed, acted and designed by teenagers. The play will be directed by Jack Serio and performed in The Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at The Boston Center for The Arts, 527 Tremont St in Boston's South End. (more...)

Jeff Perry Directs Odyssey Theatre's A STEADY RAIN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (Scandal) directs the Los Angeles premiere of a riveting drama by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards) that will have audiences on The Edge of their seats. A Steady Rain opens tonight, Feb. 22 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. for an eight-week run through April 20. (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions Stage THE WHALE, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's haunting Off-Broadway smash-tragicomedy The Whale will receive its fifth production worldwide in Austin TX-Spring 2014-following successful runs at The Denver Center, Victory Gardens, South Coast Rep, and Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Austin's own A Chick & A Dude Productions will present the show at Hyde Park Theatre (511 W. 43rd St.) Thursdays through Saturdays, today, February 20-March 15, 2014. Curtain at 8pm. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present Samuel D. Hunter's THE WHALE, 3/7-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

From March 7 through April 5, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund THE WHALE, Running 2/20-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Austin-based A Chick & A Dude Productions recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their upcoming production of Samuel D. Hunter's Off-Broadway smash tragicomedy The Whale. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Extends THE WHIPPING MAN Through 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Due to popular demand and Winter Storm Pax, the Clarence Brown Theatre has added additional performances of 'The Whipping Man'. The added performance dates are: Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre to Begin Working With Third Round of NJEWP Participants
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

In 2012, Playwrights Theatre began the New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Project (NJEWP) as part of its larger ongoing effort to provide meaningful support to playwrights through an authentic development process that focuses on the specific and individual needs of the writer. (more...)

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