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THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonTHESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

INTAR to Stage Off-Broadway Premiere of SE LLAMA CRISTINAINTAR to Stage Off-Broadway Premiere of SE LLAMA CRISTINA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

INTAR continues its acclaimed 2014 - '15 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of Se Llama Cristina by Octavio Solis, beginning April 3rd and continuing through May 3rd only. Opening Night is set for Monday, April 13th. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Opens 4/18 at Odyssey TheatreSUNSET BABY Opens 4/18 at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

A secret cache of letters brings together a former Black Power leader, his estranged daughter and her drug-dealing boyfriend in a powerful story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. The West Coast premiere of Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby opens on April 18 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Neil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This JuneNeil LaBute, Halley Feiffer and More to Address Censorship in PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30Works by Alex Lewin, Cusi Cram and Mona Mansour Set for Labyrinth Theater's 2015 Barn Series, 3/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced the line-up for the second half of their 16th Annual Barn Series, the award-winning company's free play reading series. Running March 23-30, the Barn Series lets audiences encounter new plays written by or starring Labyrinth Company Members. (more...)

MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

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...)

Teatro Vista to Stage World Premiere by Raul Castillo This SpringTeatro Vista to Stage World Premiere by Raul Castillo This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Teatro Vista presents the World Premiere of Raul Castillo's Between You, Me and the Lampshade, directed by Teatro Vista Executive Artistic Director Ricardo Gutierrez, at The Richard Christiansen Theater at The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., April 11 - May 10. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 TheatersORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead UNDERLAND at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

59E59 Theaters welcomes terraNOVA Collective with the NY premiere of UNDERLAND, written by Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno. UNDERLAND begins performances on Friday, April 3 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 25. Press opening is Saturday, April 11 at 8:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday & Saturday at 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Company Extends Lucy Thurber's THE INSURGENTS Through 3/13Labyrinth Theater Company Extends Lucy Thurber's THE INSURGENTS Through 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Due to popular demand, Labyrinth Theater Company extends The Insurgents to March 13. The Insurgents is an explosive new play by Lucy Thurber, the Obie Award-winning playwright and Labyrinth Theater Company member. (more...)

IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT and More Set for Halcyon Theatre's 10th SeasonIN LOVE AND WARCRAFT and More Set for Halcyon Theatre's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Halcyon Theatre announces a world premiere and two Chicago premieres as part of our Tenth Season in 2015/16. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Sets 2015 Season: 'JUDAS,' STREAMERS & THE WHALE!L.I.P. Service Sets 2015 Season: 'JUDAS,' STREAMERS & THE WHALE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

L.I.P. Service has announced their 2015 theatrical season featuring contemporary and groundbreaking productions. This will mark the fourth year of bringing award winning live theater to DFW for L.I.P Service. The new season will include an area premiere, a riveting revival and a gritty retelling of an age-old tale. Race, religion and redemption are challenged in each of these outstanding plays. (more...)

Cassie Beck, Dan Butler & More Star in Labyrinth Theater's THE INSURGENTS, Starting TonightCassie Beck, Dan Butler & More Star in Labyrinth Theater's THE INSURGENTS, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company announces casting and creative team for the New York premiere of Lucy Thurber's The Insurgents, an explosive new play the Obie Award-winning playwright and Labyrinth Theater Company member. Directed by Jackson Gay, The Insurgents follows Thurber's The Hill Town Plays, the wildly ambitious 2013 five-play cycle, and finds the playwright incorporating historical figures-Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown and Timothy McVeigh-into her work for the first time. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Matthew SaldivarTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Matthew Saldivar
by BWW Staff - Jan 30, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Matthew Saldivar, who is starring as 'Johnny Sandwich' in Honeymoon in Vegas- currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

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