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Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices FellowsPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Playwrights' Center today announced the 2017-18 Jerome Fellows, Many Voices Fellows and Many Voices Mentee. (more...)

Signature Theatre, Ghostlight Project Team for WHO'S YOUR NEIGHBOR Volunteer Campaign LaunchSignature Theatre, Ghostlight Project Team for WHO'S YOUR NEIGHBOR Volunteer Campaign Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Signature Theatre will co-host a free event with The Ghostlight Project to kick off The Ghostlight Project's Who's Your Neighbor campaign, a week-long initiative that encourages people to volunteer. The event will take place Monday, May 1 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Closes 2016-17 Season with MR. JOYPlayMakers Repertory Company Closes 2016-17 Season with MR. JOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present "Mr. Joy," a work by award-winning playwright Daniel Beaty, as the final production of its 2016/17 PRC² second stage season. The production is directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' Producing Artistic Director, and stars Tangela Large, who returns to PlayMakers after a successful turn in "Detroit '67" in Fall 2016.   (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonUnicorn Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Unicorn Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, announces the 44th season of radical new plays that speak to our changing world, including seven Kansas City premieres and one world premiere yet to be announced. (more...)

Primary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSEPrimary Stages to Present Reading of Connor Sampson's PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced a reading of PARADING THE NOOSE, a new play by Connor Sampson, the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

Signature's THE ANTIPODES Extends for Third Time!Signature's THE ANTIPODES Extends for Third Time!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by for a third time. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Announces its 40th Anniversary SeasonPenguin Rep Theatre Announces its 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 40th anniversary season. (more...)

American Dream Teeters on the Edge in Dark Comedy THE TALENTED ONESAmerican Dream Teeters on the Edge in Dark Comedy THE TALENTED ONES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Jane Unger. Preview performances run April 25 through April 28, the play opens April 29 and runs through May 21 on the Morrison Stage. The Talented Ones is Artists Rep's first new play development commission for Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) as part of the Oregon Community Foundation's "Creative Heights Initiative." (more...)

Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18Signature to Stage Works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Dominique Morisseau, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Edward Albee in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The 2017-18 Signature Theatre Season will feature plays by three Pulitzer Prize-winners and the New York premiere of a play by one of its new Residency Five playwrights, the company announced today. (more...)

Geva's 2017 Fielding Studio Series Concludes with SEX WITH STRANGERSGeva's 2017 Fielding Studio Series Concludes with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center's 2017 Fielding Studio Series concludes with Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Extends Again at Signature TheatreAnnie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by one week for a second time. (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series FinalistsBWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-BroadwayRussian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature TheatreHannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Joe Brancato Starts Fifth Decade as Penguin Rep Artistic DirectorJoe Brancato Starts Fifth Decade as Penguin Rep Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Joe Brancato was a high school English and drama teacher in 1977 when he peered into an abandoned 1880's hay barn in Stony Point, New York, and visualized his future: a theatre of his own. (more...)

New Lee Blessing Play MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL Gets Readings at Playwrights' CenterNew Lee Blessing Play MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL Gets Readings at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center concludes April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. with public readings of 'Minneapolis/St. Paul' by Core Writer Lee Blessing. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One WeekSignature Theatre Extends Sold-Out THE ANTIPODES by One Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended one week after selling out its initial run in less than 72 hours. (more...)

Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY Extends Again at Signature TheatreWill Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Signature Theatre world premiere production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, has been extended for a second time. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature TheatreAnnie Baker's THE ANTIPODES Finds Cast at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre's ELEEMOSYNARY Plays Through March 12, 2017 at The FrontierAstonRep Theatre's ELEEMOSYNARY Plays Through March 12, 2017 at The Frontier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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...)

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