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Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 4, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, one of England's most distinguished contemporary playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Begins Tonight at Signature TheatreNaomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN Begins Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs tonight, February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs tonight, February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award WinnersTHE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards for the 2014-15 season. The awards, totaling $858,000, allow 26 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Explosive A RAISIN IN THE SUN Plays At Open StageBWW Reviews: An Explosive A RAISIN IN THE SUN Plays At Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 13, 2015

Director Donald Alsedek and a uniformly fine cast bring Lorraine Hansberry's classic to vibrant life at Open Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMIBWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
by Tina Saratsiotis - Feb 9, 2015

in the East Coast Debut of Kemp Powers new play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (more...)

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...At Center Stage is a Real KnockoutONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...At Center Stage is a Real Knockout
by Charles Shubow - Jan 29, 2015

Four legendary characters come alive on stage - Cassius Clay, Malcom X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. (more...)

Geffen Announces Jason and Yvonne Lee Geffen Playhouse AnnexGeffen Announces Jason and Yvonne Lee Geffen Playhouse Annex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Geffen Playhouse's Westwood footprint is expanding. The not-for-profit's largest growth came nearly a decade ago with the renovation of the original 10886 Le Conte address and opening of the adjoining Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. The last few years have seen an increase from five to eight season productions plus added special events and augmented education and community outreach programs. The result: a significant increase in demand for real estate in one of the busiest commercial districts in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ito Aghayere, LisaGay Hamilton & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAINIto Aghayere, LisaGay Hamilton & More to Star in Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 17 through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews TonightSecond Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Directed by Austin Pendleton, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins previews tonight, January 16, 2015 and will officially open on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February11th Alliance/Kendeda Competition Winner to Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. THE C.A. Lyons Project, the 11th competition winner, will premiere on the Hertz Stage February 13 - March 8, 2015. Opening night is February 18, 2015. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

Ron Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZYRon Cephas Jones & Michael Rispoli Round Out Cast of Second Stage's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Casting is complete for Second Stage Theatre presentation of the Atlantic Theater Company's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' acclaimed play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Ron Cephas Jones (Of Mice of Men and 2ST's Wildflower) and Michael Rispoli (Between Riverside and Crazy at ATC) join previously announced cast members Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, 2ST's Jitney), Victor Almanzar (Repertorio Espanol, LAByrinth Theater), Elizabeth Canavan (The Little Flower of East Orange), Rosal Colon (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) and Liza Colon-Zayas (2ST Water by the Spoonful and Living Out). (more...)

OSF's INTO THE WOODS Comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center TonightOSF's INTO THE WOODS Comes to the Wallis Annenberg Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) production of Into the Woods will move to Beverly Hills, Calif., as part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 season. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods heads to the Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater tonight, December 2, and runs through the 21st. (more...)

Tickets to Center Stage's MARLEY On Sale 12/1Tickets to Center Stage's MARLEY On Sale 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Starting Monday, Dec. 1, single tickets will be available for Center Stage's world premiere of Marley, the first original musical based on both the life and music of cultural icon Bob Marley. (more...)

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