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Michael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature TheatreMichael Emerson and January LaVoy Star in WAKEY, WAKEY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno. Eno is a Residency Five playwright at Signature. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks Submissions for PlayFest 2017Orlando Shakespeare Theater Seeks Submissions for PlayFest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in a fascinating and complicated contemporary world. Topics may range from today's international headlines to tonight's interpersonal issues in the bedroom. (more...)

Cast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature TheatreCast Set for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

Martyna Majok's New Play QUEENS Set for Playwrights' CenterMartyna Majok's New Play QUEENS Set for Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Playwright Martyna Majok's work is making a great impact, most recently 'Ironbound' at Round House Theatre (where it won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original Play) and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and 'Cost of Living' at Williamstown Theatre Festival and set for its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club this season. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

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...)

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