Jordan Harrison News

Mirror Stage to Prsent MAPLE AND VINE, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Sponsored in part by 4Culture and Humanities Washington, Mirror Stage is thrilled to open its 10th Feed Your Mind season with Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison on September 27 & 28, 2014 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle's University District. On the surface, Katha and Ryu seem to have all that a 21st century Manhattan couple could hope for, but after meeting a charismatic man, they turn back the clock to the 1950s. Forsaking cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties, Katha and Ryu join a community reenacting life as it was lived in the good old Eisenhower days. In this compulsively authentic world, they are surprised by what their new neighbors-and they themselves-are willing to sacrifice for happiness. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Next Month at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's haunting drama 'Marjorie Prime,' which begins previewsSeptember 10, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play opens September 21. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! Set for the Bushwick Starr, 9/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Script Better Than Convergence-Continuum Staging
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2014

In 1932, Leni Riefenstahl attended a rally where Adolf Hitler spoke. She was so mesmerized by his public speaking ability that she reported that she had an apocalyptic vision that included a stream of water touching the sky and shaking the earth. (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Seattle Rep Welcomes Marya Sea Kaminski as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the appointment of Marya Sea Kaminski as Associate Artistic Director, effective Sept.16, 2014. Kaminski, who most recently taught acting at Cornish College of the Arts, has appeared as an actor and solo performer throughout Seattle and beyond, including roles at the Rep in My Name is Rachel Corrie (2007) and Clybourne Park (2012). (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! to Play Bushwick Starr, 9/4-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. A performance event as vast as the cosmos, this is the second installment in The POP Trilogy from award-winning artist collective Theater Plastique (Gertrude Stein SAINTS!). Following a workshop performance at The Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater in San Francisco in July 2014, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE returns to her native coast this September at The Bushwick Starr. Over the course of 72 continuous hours, the doors of the theater will remain open for a performance event featuring 88 singers, dancers, and musicians wherein Theater Plastique invites the vastness of Dickinson's poetry to again build a universe within a single room. (more...)

AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Opens Aug 8 at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

convergence-continuum continues its 2014 Season with the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison's darkly-comedic look at the role of artists during wartime. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE Confounds at Convergence Continuum
by Roy Berko - Jun 23, 2014

Every once in a while a theatrical production results in a 'what is going on?' and 'why is time and energy being wasted on this?' reaction. Such is the case with 'A Map of Virtue' now on stage at convergence continuum. (more...)

The Kilroys Launch List of Industry-Recommended New Plays By Women
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Kilroys, an independent LA-based band of female playwrights and producers, have released THE LIST, the results of the first annual industry survey of excellent new plays by female-identified playwrights. (more...)

GERTRUDE STEIN SAINTS Opens Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

After winning two FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards last summer, Theater Plastique returns to New York with an updated production of its acclaimed musical Gertrude Stein SAINTS! Preview performances of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin June 12 at Abrons Arts Center with opening slated for June 17. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA', GODSPELL, THE OTHER PLACE and More Set for Trustus Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Trustus Theatre announced their 30th Anniversary season to a standing-room crowd at Tapps Arts Center on June 5th, 2014. Managing Director Larry Hembree and Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley revealed the shows coming to the Thigpen Main Stage and Richard and Debbie Cohn Side Door Theatre in the 2014/2015 Season. This season is celebration of the tenants that have made Trustus the premiere professional theatre in Columbia: producing diverse modern theatre and original works with the highest quality casts. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Daniel Zaitchik Sings 'New Year's Eve'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

We're featuring one of our favorite singer-songwriters this week, Daniel Zaitchik! Here he is performing 'New Year's Eve' at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)

The Flea Extends THE MYSTERIES Through 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiņas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Very Different Kind of Nostalgia Lives at MAPLE AND VINE at CoHo Productions
by Patrick Brassell - May 03, 2014

What if a group of modern-day folks, annoyed by modern technology and the fast pace of life in the 21st century, decided to create a place where it would always be 1955? (more...)

CoHo Productions Presents MAPLE & VINE, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

CoHo Productions presents the third and final play of their 2013/14 Season: Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison, co-produced and directed by Megan Kate Ward. Maple and Vine will open tonight, May 2, 2014 and run through May 24, 2014. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, URINETOWN, & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Los Altos Stage Company is pleased to announce the line-up for our 19th annual season at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. Comprised of two musicals and three plays, next season's selections are rife with misunderstanding, misperception, and misdirection - just when you think you know what it's all about, you realize you don't. Think again. (more...)

Pop Opera GERTRUDE STEIN SAINTS Returns to NYC at Abrons Arts Center, 6/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

After winning two FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards last summer, Theater Plastique returns to New York with an updated production of its acclaimed pop opera Gertrude Stein SAINTS! Preview performances of this limited engagement begin June 12 at Abrons Arts Center with opening slated for June 17. (more...)

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