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Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This JulyScalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Guest Star in Hulu's New Drama Series THE LOOMING TOWERAlec Baldwin to Guest Star in Hulu's New Drama Series THE LOOMING TOWER
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin has been cast to guest star in Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER as George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence for the CIA. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series International Returns To City WineryGil Morgenstern's Reflections Series International Returns To City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Violinist Gil Morgenstern's Reflections Series International is pleased to return to City Winery after its sold out inaugural performance last December. Reality Chamber Theatre, a series of informal, interactive concerts designed to pull back the curtain on the creative process, aims to speak to both traditional and new audiences. (more...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Joins Cast of Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWERPeter Sarsgaard Joins Cast of Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie, Experimenter, Blue Jasmine) has been cast in Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER as Martin Schmidt, a CIA analyst who invariably believes he's by far the smartest person in the room. (more...)

Jeff Daniels to Star in Hulu's 10-Episode Drama Series THE LOOMING TOWERJeff Daniels to Star in Hulu's 10-Episode Drama Series THE LOOMING TOWER
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Emmy Award-winning actor Jeff Daniels has been cast to star in Hulu's THE LOOMING TOWER as John O'Neill, the determined, at times bull-headed chief of the New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit. (more...)

BWW Review:  INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

All in all, I certainly commend Arena Stage, including Artistic Director Molly Smith, for taking a chance on this new work. Unfortunately, there's a ways to go to ready it for an audience, particularly here in DC where there is bound to be at least a handful of people with a pretty good understanding of the subject matter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts 'Power Lunch' to Kick Off POWER PLAYS InitiativePhoto Flash: Arena Stage Hosts 'Power Lunch' to Kick Off POWER PLAYS Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage hosted a Power Lunch on Monday, February 27, to officially kick off the theater's ambitious Power Plays initiative, which will commission and develop 25 new plays over the next 10 years, focused on politics & power. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

$2.5 Million Donation Fuels Arena Stage's 'Power Plays' Initiative$2.5 Million Donation Fuels Arena Stage's 'Power Plays' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced today that Curtis T. Bell has made a $2.5 million gift towards the theater's ambitious Power Plays initiative. Over the next 10 years, Arena Stage will commission and develop 25 new plays and musicals focused on stories of politics and power. Bell's contribution will be leveraged as a matching gift challenge, ultimately raising an additional $2.5 million to fully fund the Presidential Voices cycle of the initiative. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts INTELLIGENCE Meet and GreetPhoto Flash: Arena Stage Hosts INTELLIGENCE Meet and Greet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration DayAsolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

New Power Plays Initiative Announced at Arena StageNew Power Plays Initiative Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years. With Power Plays, Arena Stage focuses Washington, D.C.'s unique theatrical voice on politics and power, amplifying the theater's role as a national center dedicated to American voices and artists, located in the heart of the nation's capital. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena StageBetsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Kindle Announces Singles ClassicsKindle Announces Singles Classics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/12/2016Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for San Diego (more...)

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