John Whiting News

CITY STORIES Announces Year-Long Residency at St. James STudio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

City Stories has announce a year-long residency at St. James Studio. As well as the two upcoming dates, 01 and 02 May, there will be bi-monthly performances from September 2014, with a new, fluid company of different actors taking different roles over the course of the project. (more...)

Heidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGI
by TV News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

'Call the Midwife,' the acclaimed BBC/PBS series by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright Heidi Thomas, began airing its third season on March 30, 2014 on PBS in the US and continues through May 18, 2014. The period drama, which follows the midwives and nuns of a convent in the poor East End of London in the 1950s, first premiered to record ratings on BBC One in the UK in January, 2012 and began airing in the US in fall of 2012 on PBS, earning ecstatic reviews from television writers. It is currently the BBC's top-rated drama, earning 10.5 million viewers per episode and has been sold to 197 territories worldwide. 'Call the Midwife' is produced by Neal Street Productions, a film, television and stage production company, founded and run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's CHIMERICA Wins 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Lucy Kirkwood for her play Chimerica. In addition, a Special Commendation has been awarded to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for her debut play, Fleabag. (more...)

Graham Parker Moderates BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Talk Back Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Graham Parker, General Manager WQXR and Vice President of NYPR will moderate the Breakfast With Mugabe post-performance talk back, as the play celebrates its 100th performance and on the eve of president Robert Mugabe's 90th birthday celebration, tonight, February 19. (more...)

Graham Parker to Moderate BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Talk Back, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Graham Parker, General Manager WQXR and Vice President of NYPR will moderate the Breakfast With Mugabe post-performance talk back, as the play celebrates its 100th performance and on the eve of president Robert Mugabe's 90th birthday celebration, Wednesday, February 19. (more...)

Martin Crimp's Translation of PAINS OF YOUTH Makes NY Debut at Access Theater, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Following its critically acclaimed 2009 engagement in the Royal National Theatre in London, Martin Crimp's new translation of Ferdinand Bruckner's 'Pains of Youth' will finally have its New York premiere in a production of The Cake Shop Theater Company at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway, tonight, February 13 to March 2. Katie Lupica directs. (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

Finalists Announced for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize- Including Theresa Rebeck & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, now celebrating its thirty-sixth year. Chosen from over 100 submitted plays, the Finalists are (more...)

Rona Munro's THE JAMES PLAYS Cycle Set for Edinburgh Festival, Aug 2014; National Theatre, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

James I, James II and James III - are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro and directed by Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, which are to be presented in an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain, during the Edinburgh International Festival in August and at the National Theatre in London from September to October. (more...)

Mauckingbird Presents BEAUTIFUL THING, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Renowned in the region for their productions of gay-themed works, Mauckingbird Theatre Company begins their 2014 season with a down-to-earth look at first love in their production of Beautiful Thing by English playwright Jonathan Harvey. The play, which was described as an 'endearing, lopsided smile of a comedy about a boy who falls for the boy next door' by The New York Times, will run tonight, January 15 - February 2 in the Skybox at the Adrienne. (more...)

Martin Crimp's Translation of PAINS OF YOUTH to Make NY Debut at Access Theater, 2/13-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Following its critically acclaimed 2009 engagement in the Royal National Theatre in London, Martin Crimp's new translation of Ferdinand Bruckner's 'Pains of Youth' will finally have its New York premiere in a production of The Cake Shop Theater Company at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway, February 13 to March 2. (more...)

Nora Theatre Kicks Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from today, January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Returns for 10-Week Run at Theatre Row, Now thru March 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Breakfast With Mugabe, Fraser Grace's award-winning drama, returns by popular demand, after its successful New York City premiere this past August at the Signature Center, for a 10 week run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, commencing in January 2014. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 with INSIGNIFICANCE, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Nora Theatre Company will present Terry Johnson's Insignificance from January 9 - February 9, 2014. Insignificance is directed by Daniel Gidron. The press performance for Insignificance is Monday, January 13 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Mauckingbird to Present BEAUTIFUL THING, 1/15-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Renowned in the region for their productions of gay-themed works, Mauckingbird Theatre Company begins their 2014 season with a down-to-earth look at first love in their production of Beautiful Thing by English playwright Jonathan Harvey. The play, which was described as an "endearing, lopsided smile of a comedy about a boy who falls for the boy next door" by The New York Times, will run January 15 - February 2 in the Skybox at the Adrienne. (more...)

BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE to Return for 10-Week Run at Theatre Row, Jan 2-March 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Breakfast With Mugabe, Fraser Grace's award-winning drama, returns by popular demand, after its successful New York City premiere this past August at the Signature Center, for a 10 week run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, commencing in January 2014. (more...)

BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Plays Performance to Benefit The Actors Fund Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Breakfast With Mugabe, Fraser Grace's award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, currently in a limited run engagement at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, announces the addition of a performance tonight, October 6th at 7:30pm, to benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Adds 10/6 Performance to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Breakfast With Mugabe, Fraser Grace's award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, currently in a limited run engagement at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, announces the addition of a performance on October 6th at 7:30pm, to benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

FINAL ANALYSIS and BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Begin Tonight at Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Final Analysis and Breakfast with Mugabe will open in repertory at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in August and will have a limited run engagement through the first week of October. Producers of Final Analysis and Breakfast With Mugabe are utilizing the innovative crowd-funding platform, Kickstarter, to help defray production expenses. (more...)

About Face's THE PRIDE Begins Two-Week Extension at Victory Gardens, Now through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre's critically acclaimed Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Olivier Award) and directed by Bonnie Metzgar has added two additional weeks of performances - extending through Saturday, July 27, 2013. THE PRIDE is presented at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performance are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000. (more...)

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