Katherine Kovner News

Photo Flash: Katherine Kovner, Anna Deavere Smith and More at Playwrights Realm's WRITERS BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Playwrights Realm just announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Playwrights Realm Sets Elizabeth Irwin's MY MANANA COMES & Anton Dudley's CITY OF for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced the expansion of programming to include two productions as part of the 2014-2015 season. The first production will be the world premiere of MY MA—ANA COMES by next season's Page One Playwright Elizabeth Irwin, running August 26 - September 20, 2014 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The inaugural Alumni Production will be the world premiere of CITY OF by Alumni Page One Playwright Anton Dudley, running January - February TBD, 2015 at a venue TBA. In an effort to further support and advance the careers of its playwrights, the Alumni Production will allow The Realm to produce new work by its growing contingency of Alumni Playwrights. The two productions were announced at the theatre company's seventh annual 'Writers Block Party' on Monday, April 7, 2014. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Celebrate 7th Anniversary with WRITERS BLOCK PARTY, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will celebrate its seventh anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party on Monday, April 7, 2014 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (70 Lincoln Center Plaza; 165 West 65th Street). (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 14, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a sneak peek at THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Audra McDonald at doggie auditions for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, and look at Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly & More Celebrate Women at the LPTW Awards
by Jessica Gordon - Mar 11, 2014

Last night, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, recognized the talents of six outstanding women: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Dolan, Joanna Sherman, Sondra Gorney, Meiyin Wang and Katherine Kovner. The awards were presented at the League's 2014 Awards Celebration & Big Mingle Reception to be held at The Irene Diamond Stage (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street) featuring emcee Tamara Tunie. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Alexander Orbovich Named New Managing Director of The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner has announced that Alexander Orbovich has been named the company's new Managing Director. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Present Zoe Caldwell with Lifetime Achievement Award at LPTW's 2014 Awards Celebration, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

On Monday, March 10, 2014, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Dolan, Joanna Sherman, Sondra Gorney, Meiyin Wang and Katherine Kovner. The awards will be presented at the League's 2014 Awards Celebration & Big Mingle Reception to be held at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 10 at The Irene Diamond Stage (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street) featuring emcee Tamara Tunie. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm to Present NEXT EDITION FESTIVAL, 1/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the Next Edition Festival, a free first look at five plays from its previously produced playwrights, January 21 through 28 at The Studio at 511 (511 W 54th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues). The 2014 festival features the plays of Anton Dudley (Substitution, 2008), Ethan Lipton (Red-Handed Otter, 2012), Gonzalo Rodriguez Risco (Dramatis Personae, 2010), Jen Silverman (Crane Story, 2011), Christopher Wall (Dreams of the Washer King, 2010) and Anna Ziegler (Dov and Ali, 2009). (more...)

Playwrights Realm Selects 2013-14 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Playwrights Realm has selected four early-career playwrights for its 2013-14 Writing Fellows program: Elizabeth Irwin, Lila Rose Kaplan, Jason Gray Platt, and Amelia Roper. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Presents THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, presented by The Playwrights Realm, begins performances tonight at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The Hatmaker's Wife is directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) and will open on Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 06, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. The show opened last night, September 5 and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Presents THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

The New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, presented by The Playwrights Realm, begins performances tonight at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The Hatmaker's Wife is directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) and will open tonight, September 5. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE Begins Tonight at Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife will have its New York premiere directed by recent OBIE Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Rachel Chavkin and produced by critically-acclaimed not-for-profit theatre company The Playwrights Realm, Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director and Renee Blinkwolt, Producing Director. The Hatmaker's Wife begins previews at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Offer $1 Preview Tickets to THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Playwrights Realm has announced the '1 to 5 Ticket Drive,' a special ticket initiative available exclusively for the first five preview performances of their New York premiere of The Hatmaker's Wife, a new play by Lauren Yee directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More to Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm has announced the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present THE HATMAKER'S WIFE at Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Begin. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife will have its New York premiere directed by recent OBIE Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Rachel Chavkin and produced by critically-acclaimed not-for-profit theatre company The Playwrights Realm, Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director and Renee Blinkwolt, Producing Director. The Hatmaker's Wife begins previews at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Presents Four New Plays at INK'D, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

The Playwrights Realm , under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Renee Blinkwolt, will present INK'D, a four-play series that showcases the 2012-13 class of Writing Fellows and their hot-off-the-presses plays from today, May 13, through Thursday, May 16, at The Studio Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present Four New Plays at INK'D, Beg. 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

The Playwrights Realm , under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Renee Blinkwolt, will present INK'D, a four-play series that showcases the 2012-13 class of Writing Fellows and their hot-off-the-presses plays from Monday, May 13, through Thursday, May 16, at The Studio Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Now Accepting Applications for 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Playwrights Realm, under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is now accepting applications for its 2013-14 Writing Fellows program. The deadline for submissions is May 3. (more...)

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