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Jason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For SeptemberJason Robert Brown Teases Tonight's SubCulture Gig With Shaina Taub; Hints at Something Big For September
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

The show will include the two songwriters doing arrangements of each other's work. (more...)

BWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATFBWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2016

Charles, the ship-charterer (Brian D. Coats), is a black man who believes himself superior to all the black people who surround him. He has internalized the view held by Jim Crow America of African Americans as the inferior "other," but in order to entertain that view he necessarily has mentally set himself apart. Anderson's remarks in the program suggest Charles is an exemplar of America's notion of exceptionalism. (more...)

Gemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 SeasonGemma Arterton and Kwame Kwei-Armah Announced for Donmar Warehouse 2016 Season
by Edward Baker - Jul 1, 2016

New autumn season of plays in Covent Garden to run alongside the Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Sope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar WarehouseSope Dirisu to Star as 'Cassius Clay' in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Just weeks after Muhammad Ali's death on June 3, The Daily Mail writes that Sope Dirisu will portray the iconic boxer in Kemp Powers's play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale, Salman Rushdie & Condola Rashad Join Public Forum's Celebration of World Refugee DayBobby Cannavale, Salman Rushdie & Condola Rashad Join Public Forum's Celebration of World Refugee Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Public Theater and International Rescue Committee announced additional casting today for the special free one-night-only Public Forum event, WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY on Monday, June 20 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free Public Forum tickets will be distributed, two per person (age 5+), at the Delacorte Theater beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum. (more...)

The Public Theater Expands Public Works Program with ACTivateThe Public Theater Expands Public Works Program with ACTivate
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the expansion of Public Works with ACTivate, a new tier of the groundbreaking initiative designed to bind our community together by creating acts of participatory theater to examine the great issues and dilemmas of our time. Expanding the participant's role in the artistic process, ACTivate bridges the gap between the year-round classes and annual Delacorte pageant in September, engaging the ensemble in every aspect of the creative process and culminating in an original piece. This year, the ensemble will present TROY in The Public's LuEsther Hall for four invited presentations only, June 10-12. (more...)

The Public & International Rescue Committee to Host WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAYThe Public & International Rescue Committee to Host WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater and International Rescue Committee announced today that a special free one-night-only Public Forum event, WELCOME HOME: A CELEBRATION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY, will take place on Monday, June 20 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free Public Forum tickets will be distributed, two per person (age 5+), at the Delacorte Theater beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum. (more...)

TCG to Host 2017 National Conference in PortlandTCG to Host 2017 National Conference in Portland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that the 27th annual TCG National Conference will take place in Portland, OR from June 8 to 10, 2017. The TCG National Conference provides the largest forum for the national theatre community to assemble for artistic and intellectual exchange. The multi-day event draws hundreds of theatre professionals from around the world for meetings, speeches, performances, and opportunities to explore the local theatre community. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre to Conclude Inaugural Season with DETROIT '67Detroit Public Theatre to Conclude Inaugural Season with DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Completing its inaugural season, Detroit Public Theatre will present the award-winning Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau May 13 - June 5th (CHANGED from the Originally scheduled May 6 - 29 to accommodate a partnership with the prestigious Baltimore Center Stage). (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University ChoirBWW Review: A Stunning PORGY AND BESS With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Morgan State University Choir
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

What a thrill it was to hear George Gershwin's opera with the BSO under Maestra Marin Alsop. (more...)

DETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting ProductionDETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting Production
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2016

Playwright Dominque Morisseau demonstrates why she has such a bright future. (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project FellowshipsThe Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Shaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next WeekShaina Taub to Release SONGS FROM OLD HATS Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release a special EP of world-premiere recordings by acclaimed singer/songwriter SHAINA TAUB - which she wrote for and performed in the hit Off-Broadway production of Old Hats - on Friday, April 29. (more...)

BWW Review: DETROIT '67 a Lot Like Baltimore '15BWW Review: DETROIT '67 a Lot Like Baltimore '15
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 18, 2016

Morisseau's explanation of the Detroit riots makes a lot of sense, and resonates with my understanding of what happened last year in Baltimore. Morisseau's thesis is that the black citizens of Detroit were not crazy, just reacting to an ongoing culture of police abuse, and that abusive police and military responses were to blame for most of what went wrong once the spark of protest had been struck by the raid of an unlicensed after-hours drinking club known as a 'blind pig.' (more...)

Center Stage Announces 2016-17 Season - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, THE WHITE SNAKE and More!Center Stage Announces 2016-17 Season - LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, THE WHITE SNAKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Center Stage announces a 2016/17 homecoming season featuring four mainstage shows and a return to its Baltimore building after a year-long $28 million renovation. Season highlights include a world-premiere adaptation and Center Stage commission of Toni Morrison's Jazz directed by Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, two Baltimore premieres and the grand opening of the new building. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Center Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for DETROIT '67Center Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Center Stage announces the cast and creative team for Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, which after closing Center Stage's 2015/16 Season will move to Detroit Public Theatre. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Continue Celebration of Centennial YearBaltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Continue Celebration of Centennial Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) have announced the Orchestra's 2016-2017 season, its tenth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Unit to Bring ROMEO & JULIET to New York's BoroughsPublic Theater's Mobile Unit to Bring ROMEO & JULIET to New York's Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this March with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Lear deBessonet. As part of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, the free Mobile Unit tour (March 18 - April 9) will bring Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues. Following the free tour, ROMEO & JULIET will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater from Monday, April 11 through Sunday, May 1, with an official press opening on Friday, April 15. (more...)

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