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Lee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns to off-Broadway for Limited Run This OctoberLee Blessing's ELEEMOSYNARY Returns to 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 3 week revival of Lee Blessing's award winning play ELEEMOSYNARY.  (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...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut SeriesTORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Kangagirl Productions Presents AFTER ORLANDO- An International Theatre ActionKangagirl Productions Presents AFTER ORLANDO- An International Theatre Action
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kangagirl Productions (Margaret Nolan, artistic director) in partnership with Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press (Caridad Svich, founder) will present a special staged reading of original short plays written in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre 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. (more...)

New Jersey Rep Presents MAD LOVE by Marisa SmithNew Jersey Rep Presents MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the new comedy MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith, the Author of 'Saving Kitty'. Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times. (more...)

Primary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSEPrimary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PRIMARY STAGES has announced the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Titles for PlayFest 2016Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Titles for PlayFest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 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. (more...)

Leon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYSLeon Addison Brown, Sahr Ngaujah and Noah Robbins to Star in Signature Theatre's 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of 'Master Harold' ... and the boys, written and directed by Tony Award winner Athol Fugard. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 45th Anniversary SeasonPlaywrights' Center Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Since its founding in 1971, the Playwrights' Center has been imagining theater forward. For decades it has been one of the nation's most important organizations for developing new plays and launching the careers of playwrights. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for StudentsSignature Theatre to Host Free TheatreFest NYC for Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York's non-profit theatres. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This FallNJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (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 - Jun 25, 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...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More TonightSignature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Celebrates James Houghton with Edward Norton & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -- set for tonight, April 18, 2016 -- will celebrate Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Reveals 2016-17 Jerome, Many Voices FellowsPlaywrights' Center Reveals 2016-17 Jerome, Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Playwrights' Center and Jerome Foundation are pleased to announce the 2016-17 Jerome Fellows, Many Voices Fellows and Many Voices Mentees. The Jerome Fellowship for emerging playwrights is the Jerome Foundation's longest-awarded program, entering its 40th year. The Many Voices Fellowship was created in 1994 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation and significantly expanded in 2013. (more...)

History Theatre to Showcase Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN'History Theatre to Showcase Underground Music of the '80s in 'COMPLICATED FUN'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

To showcase this iconic Twin Cities music venue, History Theatre is offering an alternative theater experience with their newest production, Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene, a dramatization of the underground music scene of the 80s in Minneapolis. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 SeasonSuzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

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