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Will Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature TheatreWill Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Will Eno's new play at Signature Theatre now has a title - Wakey, Wakey. Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Eno, who is a Residency Five playwright at Signature, will also direct. Casting and design team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Theatre for One Announces Extension with Special Appearances by Bill IrwinTheatre for One Announces Extension with Special Appearances by Bill Irwin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Theatre for One will extend its installation of In This Moment at The Pershing Square Signature Center until December 5, 2016, due to popular demand.  (more...)

Jen Silverman's WINK to Launch 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play SeriesJen Silverman's WINK to Launch 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The popular Ruth Easton New Play Series features free public readings of new plays by Playwrights' Center Core Writers. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARYCasting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional WeekSignature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends An Additional Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

New Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project ShowsNew Cooperative to Tour to Regional Theaters Nationwide; Will Launch with Tectonic Theater Project Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Trish Santini, Peter Flynn and Frank Butler announced today the formation of their new company Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC), a not-for-profit organization that will produce and present productions that can tour regional theaters nationwide. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE OpensOrlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

This season's PlayFest lineup will be dedicated to new works that have a direct correlation to themes relating to the Pulse shooting that took place in Orlando on June 12, 2016. The groundbreaking new works will include Israel Horovitz's The Day Before Yesterday, Karen Zacarias'Native Gardens, Allison Gregory's Motherland, Lee Blessing's Minneapolis/St. Paul, and John Biguenet's Ever After.   (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi AwardsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Kathleen Chalfant and More to Perform Sarah Ruhl's Works at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 14, 2016, to honor award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl with the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. (more...)

Signature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-BroadwaySignature's 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. (more...)

Marquette Theatre Presents Lee Blessing's TWO ROOMSMarquette Theatre Presents Lee Blessing's TWO ROOMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Lee Blessing's play Two Rooms will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Nov. 10-20. (more...)

Signature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends Off-BroadwaySignature's 'MASTER HAROLD'...AND THE BOYS Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Signature Theatre production of "Master Harold" ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard, has been extended by one week. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks' Band and More Among Free Fall 2016 Events at SignatureSuzan-Lori Parks' Band and More Among Free Fall 2016 Events at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Signature Theatre will host several special events this fall at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), the company announced today. (more...)

'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Signature Theatre's production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, begins tonight, October 25, and runs through December 4, 2016 with a Sunday, November 13 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...)

Titles and Casts Announced for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSETitles and Casts Announced for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PLAYFEST: AFTER PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust from November 3 - 6, 2016. This year's four-day event titled PlayFest: After Pulse will feature six new plays that explore issues surrounding the Pulse tragedy. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at www.orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($49) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS Begins TonightSignature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Signature Theatre presents 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Lee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns Off-Broadway TonightLee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Marina Barry, Zoe Van Tieghem, and Shana Wiersum will appear in a three-week revival of Lee Blessing's award-winning play ELEEMOSYNARY, directed by Alexandra Scordato. (more...)

Spartan Theatre Company Presents Lee Blessing's A WALK IN THE WOODS This FallSpartan Theatre Company Presents Lee Blessing's A WALK IN THE WOODS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Spartan Theatre Company presents Lee Blessing's A Walk in the Woods. This Tony-nominated play follows one year of tumultuous arms negotiations between a young, hopeful American diplomat and a worldly Russian official who's seen it all before. Directed by Artistic Director Patrick Belics (Spartan productions of The Pillowman and Closer,) this show makes use of an unorthodox narrative structure to simultaneously illustrate the cold and impersonal nature of modern politics while putting a deeply human face on those who spend countless hours at the negotiation table. (more...)

Lee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns Off-Broadway for Limited Run This OctoberLee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns Off-Broadway for Limited Run This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Marina Barry, Zoe Van Tieghem, and Shana Wiersum will appear in a three-week revival of Lee Blessing's award-winning play ELEEMOSYNARY, directed by Alexandra Scordato. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

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