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Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsHeidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Previews begin tonight, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Lisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan BenefitLisa Kron, Christopher Durang, Jennifer Westfeldt and More Set for Tonight's Leah Ryan Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Leah Ryan's FEWW is hosting an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances tonight, October 6 at Joe's Pub in New York. The benefit will commemorate the fifth year of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers and the announcement of The Vladimir, a new emergency fund for writers facing medical emergencies. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets October and November Out Loud ReadingsArs Nova Sets October and November Out Loud Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) announces an October and November lineup of FREE Out Loud readings of brand new work by Play Group and Uncharted writers. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space TonightChristine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance...Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate WetherheadBWW Interviews: Getting to Know HEIDI CHRONICLES' Kate Wetherhead
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 27, 2014

Actor, screenwriter, author and more... Kate Wetherhead seems to be living the life that character Heidi Holland was striving for in Wendy Wasserstein's acclaimed THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. BWW Minneapolis got to know here a little better in this interview. (more...)

Lisa Kron, Christopher Durang & Jennifer Westfeldt Join Leah Ryan Benefit LineupLisa Kron, Christopher Durang & Jennifer Westfeldt Join Leah Ryan Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Leah Ryan's FEWW is hosting an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances on Monday, October 6 at Joe's Pub in New York. The benefit will commemorate the fifth year of Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers and the announcement of The Vladimir, a new emergency fund for writers facing medical emergencies. Hosted by Lisa Kron and directed by Leigh Silverman, the party will feature performances by, among others, Julie White, Christopher Durang, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jennifer Westfeldt. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased through the website: http://leahryansfeww.com. For information call Tessa LaNeve at 917-841-4879. Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & MoreWomen's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of new Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Interim Executive Producer Jessica R. Jenen has announced the four plays in its 2014-15 season, continuing the theater's 37 year commitment to producing the finest work by women in the theater. Beginning in October, WP Theater's season will include new work by Cori Thomas (My Secret Language of Wishes), directed by Daniella Topol (Charles Ives take Me Home, Row After Row); Kate Benson (Lee Miller), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (The Play About My Dad); Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door), directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet--Tony Nominee, Chinglish, Well), and Laura Eason (Sex With Strangers, "House of Cards"), directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping). (more...)

Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling Launches His Farewell SeasonGuthrie Theater's Joe Dowling Launches His Farewell Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling fulfills an unprecedented, two-decade-long tenure as the theater's artistic leader, and a legacy defined by singular productions of the classics and a dedication to new work and playwright celebrations; the creation of celebrated actor training programs and a prize-winning iconic building; and more than 6 million theatergoers under his leadership. In addition to the Guthrie debuts of Mary Zimmerman, Leigh Silverman and Maria Aiken, his 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29Christine Ebersole, Annie Golden, Ann Harada & More Set for SUNDANCE...SINGS! at Symphony Space, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

On Monday, September 29 (8 pm), Symphony Space will present Sundance…Sings!, spotlighting songs from groundbreaking shows developed with support from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, sung by a stellar cast. Christine Ebersole, Ann Harada, Annie Golden, Joshua Henry, and fourteen other notables will take the stage at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in selections from the Broadway oeuvre of Stew + Heidi Rodewald, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel, Lisa Kron, Michael John LaChiusa, Bill Finn, Steven Lutvak, Duncan Sheik, and others. (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca ProjectPink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

FringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and MoreFringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

By popular demand (and venue availability), the 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, announces additional performances for 5 of its sold out shows. (more...)

BWW Interviews: VANESSA KAIBWW Interviews: VANESSA KAI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 13, 2014

Once in a while you see an actor whose performance just blows you away. That happened when I saw A.R. Gurney's Far East for the third time and Vanessa Kai was cast as The Reader. A few years later I saw her perform in the physically demanding and emotionally wrenching two-person show, An Infinite Ache, about a couple who meet, marry and grow old together. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This FallSUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

Roundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Closes on Broadway TodayRoundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry conclude sits limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre today, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Presents One-On-One Conversation with Leigh Silverman and Joel Sass, 8/25Guthrie Theater Presents One-On-One Conversation with Leigh Silverman and Joel Sass, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Guthrie Theater, in partnership with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, today announced it will host a one-on-one conversation with Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet on Broadway), director of The Heidi Chronicles which kicks off the Guthrie's 2014-2015 thrust season, and Joel Sass, director of the Guthrie's current hit comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike on August 25 at 7:30pm at the Dowling Studio. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

After the dust settled from a January 2 deadline and the paper-cuts healed from over six hundred plays received from writers aged 18 or younger, eight playwrights have been named winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. (more...)

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on BroadwayVIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project TheaterMTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)

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