Lee Blessing News

THE HOUSE World Premiere, Solo Performance Festival and More Set for Kitchen Theatre's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Kitchen Theatre Company opens its 24th Season on September 10, 2014. Located at 417 W. State/MLK, Jr. St., Ithaca, NY in a renovated, LEED-certified, intimate 99-seat space, Kitchen Theatre Company is a professional Equity theater producing an eight-play Mainstage season from September through June. (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

Keen Company's 15th Season to Feature Kathleen Chalfant in A WALK IN THE WOODS and Revival of JOHN & JEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that their 2014 - '15 season will begin with the first major New York revival of Lee Blessing's A Walk In The Woods starring Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. It will be followed in the spring by a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwald. (more...)

LAKE UNTERSEE, SKIN DEEP SEA and More Set for Workhaus Playwrights Collective's 8th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Workhaus Playwrights Collective announces its 8th season featuring world premiere productions of LAKE UNTERSEE, by Joe Waechter (September, 2014), SKIN DEEP SEA, by Stanton Wood (February, 2015), and THE REAGAN YEARS, by Dominic Orlando (April, 2015). (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents ELEEMOSYNARY, 7/11-12 & 18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Lee Blessing's award winning 'Eleemosynary'. 'Eleemosynary' won the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Award in 1997 for its penetrating study of three remarkable women. MET will present the play as part of its MET-X series. MET-X is programming, usually self-produced by Ensemble Members, created outside of MET's Mainstage season to expand the collective horizons of the Ensemble and its audience. 'Eleemosynary' will play from July 11-12 and July 18-19 at 8pm at Maryland Ensemble Theatre located in the historic FSK Hotel at 31 W Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

What place do values such as teamwork and loyalty have in today`s constantly changing marketplace? Can a middle-aged business owner who clings to these values unite his staff at a weekend retreat and save his small travel agency from the recession? Will a perfectly executed trust fall do the trick? (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces Summer Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has a full slate of programming this summer including a handful of Ensemble Member produced shows, the annual community collaboration with Frederick Community College, and The Comedy Pigs' anniversary shows. In addition to those shows the MET is also offering four sessions of Fun Camp and The Ensemble Schoolis offering an adult acting class and an adult improv workshop series. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Steven Levenson's CORE VALUES, 7/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Mile Square Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of Steven Levenson`s comedy Core Values, nominated for a 2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company's THE RELIGION THING to Begin Previews 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Religion Thing, produced by the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, will have its New York premiere when it begins previews Wednesday, June 18, at 8:00pm for an opening Tuesday, July 1, at 8:00pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street. The Religion Thing runs through August 1 (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strange Sun's HOT SEASON, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Strange Sun Theater presents the world-premiere new play HOT SEASON by Evan Mueller (Strange Sun Co-Founder and Artistic Director), directed by Kevin J. Kittle (IN GOD'S HAT) with preview performances beginning tonight, June 13th prior to an official press opening of June 16th at The Black Box at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street) in Manhattan. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 08, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/2/2014
by - Jun 02, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 6/2/2014. (more...)

Profile Theatre's BURIED CHILD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PROFILE THEATRE presents BURIED CHILD Sam Shepard's macabre play about twisted family secrets, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. Directed by Adriana Baer, performances begin tonight, May 29, 2014 on the Alder Stage at Artists Repertory Theatre. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/26/2014
by - May 26, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/26/2014. (more...)

Lee Blessing's INDEPENDENCE to Open 6/6 at Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Veteran professional actor and acclaimed acting coach Vernee Watson makes her directorial debut at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival with INDEPENDENCE, a wise, funny, and affecting family drama from Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Lee Blessing. The production features the talents of actors Lauren Benge, Kat Muldoon, Shelley Phillips, and Jenny Simpson and opens June 6 at The Lounge Theatre. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/19/2014
by - May 19, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/19/2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts Hosts Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, Now thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

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