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Mother Road Theatre Company Sets 'Love Wins' SeasonMother Road Theatre Company Sets 'Love Wins' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Mother Road Theatre Company announces its 8th season illustrating its commitment to enrich the Albuquerque community with professional works and programs that tell stories, promote literacy, enliven our artists and audiences and electrify the New Mexico landscape. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New MusicalsNew Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged ReadingsChautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announced casting for their Mainstage 2015 Season, which includes blending Chautauqua Theater Company alumni with those making their company debuts. Principal actors are Andrew Borba, Carol Halstead, Tangela Large, Manu Narayan, Michael Potts, Shelia Tousey, and Kathryn Hunter Williams. The season features Our Town (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel (July 24-August 2), and Henry V (August 14-21), all performed at the Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

Penguin Rep to Present MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, 7/10-8/2Penguin Rep to Present MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, 7/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Penguin Rep Theatre continues its 2015 season - the Rockland County-based professional company's 38th -- with My Name is Asher Lev, a play by Aaron Posner, adapted from the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. Directed by Stephen Nachamie, My Name is Asher Lev will be performed July 10 through August 2 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22Westport Country Playhouse to Host THE COUNTRY CLUB Reading, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'The Country Club,' a wry comedy by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m., followed by a post-performance 'Meet the Cast' reception in the courtyard. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Awards Gala Held Tonight at Sardi's; 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Among Winners2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Awards Gala Held Tonight at Sardi's; 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Among Winners
by BWW Special Coverage - May 21, 2015

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, recognizes its award winners for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories today, May 21st at 4PM at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant.  (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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BWW Reviews: THE SUBMISSION Plays on Politics of Race and GenderBWW Reviews: THE SUBMISSION Plays on Politics of Race and Gender
by Nancy Grossman - May 14, 2015

Zeitgeist Stage Company presents the New England premiere of Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION and, once again, lives up to its name and mission. Victor Shopov and Aina Adler create two indelible characters, and Director David J. Miller sculpts the performances to eliminate any wasted moments from this hard-hitting comedy-drama. (more...)

Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This SummerSideshow Theatre Company's STUPID F**KING BIRD to Return to Victory Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 at Victory Gardens Za?ek McVay Theater, 2433. N Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next MonthEnsemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

HALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This WeekendHALL PASS, Washington Square Park Shows & More Set for NYU's 'Site-Specific' Forum This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

This week, New York University's Program in Educational Theatre will host The Forum on Site-Specific Performance, which includes a series of curated performances throughout Washington Square Park and adjacent neighborhoods. The forum will also feature a commissioned work, HALL PASS, from Blake McCarty (Creator and Co-Producer of last summer's Play/Date) which will premiere at Grace Church School in a production directed by Sabrina Jacob. (more...)

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Announces 2015 Writers; Runs 6/8-20Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Announces 2015 Writers; Runs 6/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Five playwrights from across the country have been selected to develop and present their plays as part of the 15th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. These writers, selected from over 450 open submissions are: Robert Caisley, who will also serve as the 2015 Conference's Featured Playwright with his play The Open Hand, Jennifer Blackmer with her play Unraveled, Bernadine Cockey with her play Relative Madness, J. Joseph Cox with his play Koalas and Sara Jean Accuardi with her play <3. (more...)

Works by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 SeasonWorks by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has announced two productions as part of the 2015-2016 season. The first production will be the New York premiere of A Delicate Ship by Alumni Playwright Anna Ziegler, running August 18 - September 12, 2015 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced and SOMETHING ROTTEN! Leads the Pack!First Award Noms of the Year! 2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced and SOMETHING ROTTEN! Leads the Pack!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2014-15 season. The first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season, the organization is celebrating its 64th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater. The Outer Critics Circle is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Internet, and theatre publications in America and abroad. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 48th and 49th Rolling World Premieres: Chad Beckim's Lights Rise on Grace and Lauren Yee's in a word, as well as openings for its 43rd, 44th, and 47th plays, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, and River City by Diana Grisanti. (more...)

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