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Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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Shohreh Aghdashloo and More Set for 'STAGING THE UN-STAGEABLE', 4/28 at Kirk Douglas TheatreShohreh Aghdashloo and More Set for 'STAGING THE UN-STAGEABLE', 4/28 at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

In observance of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Center Theatre Group, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Artists Alliance (ADAA), will present "Staging the Un-stageable: The Esthetics of Dramatizing Atrocity" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Company Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUDMatrix Theatre Company Presents MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Matrix Theatre Company presents a special staged reading celebrating motherhood Thursday, May 7; Friday, May 8; and Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 10 at 3 pm at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit. (more...)

Takeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring SeasonTakeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center announces its Spring 2015 season of public programs. The Segal Center's 2015 Spring season offers ten new public events beginning on March 9 -- featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world -- including the annual three-day PEN World Voices International Play Festival, and retrospectives of the work of formidable American artists Lee Breur and Richard Foreman. All free. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Continue 2014-15 Season with OUT OF THE CITY, 3/19-4/12Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Continue 2014-15 Season with OUT OF THE CITY, 3/19-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) 2014-15 Season continues with the romantic comedy "Out of the City," written by Leslie Ayvazian and directed by Christian Parker. This charming new play by an Outer Circle Critics Award-winning playwright makes its regional premiere with this production. Full of laughter and themes of rejuvenation, "Out of the City," is the perfect play to guide New England audiences out of a harsh winter and into spring. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton PlayhouseMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to be Performed at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

"Mom!" "Mommy!!" "Ma!!!" How many times a day does a mother hear these words? Being a mother is one of the most rewarding, hilarious, joy filled and heartbreaking jobs in the world. Come and celebrate all things Mom during a staged reading of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at the Ivoryton Playhouse on February 20th, 21st and 22nd to benefit local agencies that promote programs for women and children. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This SummerMTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Tuesday, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Amy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC HouseAmy Ryan, Michael Urie, Harriet Harris & More Set for PLAYING ON AIR at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Playing on Air, a public radio show featuring recordings of select contemporary short American plays, returns to BRIC House for a new season of performances. Nine short plays by notable American playwrights (three per evening) will be recorded live at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn on October 20, 27 and December 1 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this FallTony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Samuel French's Short Play Festival Winners AnnouncedSamuel French's Short Play Festival Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Samuel French has announced the six winning plays from the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, which concluded on Sunday, August 10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival, Beg. TodayKeith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Samuel French previously announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from today, August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play FestivalKeith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season w/ One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVEChester Theatre Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season w/ One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

CTC Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season with One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVECTC Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season with One-Woman Comedy HIGH DIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Chester Theatre Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a special production of the one-woman comedy HIGH DIVE by Leslie Ayvazian. The production, which runs from July 22th through July 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Jennifer Rohn in her sixth CTC appearance. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present World Premiere Play by Leslie AyvazianDorset Theatre Festival to Present World Premiere Play by Leslie Ayvazian
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to present the World Premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's new comedy Out of the City beginning July 10th. This is the third world premiere that Dorset has produced in the past five seasons, continuing a tradition of New Play Development to which Artistic Director Dina Janis has proven deeply committed. "Fostering new work is one of the most important things we do here at Dorset, from our Young Playwrights workshops, to our New Play Reading Series, to these exciting World Premieres. It's a thrilling and rewarding process." Past world premieres have included Theresa Rebeck's The Novelist and The Whore and Mr. Moore by Michael Cristofer. (more...)

Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at ColumbiaPlaywrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at Columbia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced today the appointment of two acclaimed playwrights to the faculty of the Arts: David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting and director of the Playwriting Concentration, and Lynn Nottage, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. (more...)

Alfre Woodard Stars in Theresa Rebeck's ZEALOT at DTF TonightAlfre Woodard Stars in Theresa Rebeck's ZEALOT at DTF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

DTF opens its 39th Summer Season New Play Reading series with a new play by local favorite Theresa Rebeck. The play, Zealot, is a finalist for the Susan Blackburn Prize and is set at the British consulate in Mecca, where a tactical tea is interrupted by news of nearby violence. When a witness seeks asylum, a diplomatic battle of wits ensues, while a life hangs in the balance. The reading will star renowned actress Alfre Woodard and will be directed by award winning director John Doyle. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire RegionSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

City Theatre Announces Plays for 2014 SUMMER SHORTSCity Theatre Announces Plays for 2014 SUMMER SHORTS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

John Manzelli, Producing Artistic Director of City Theatre, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County invite audiences to walk the red carpet into the 19th annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL of the funniest short comedies in America. The 2014 SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL will blend the best of live theatre with a touch of glamour and glitz to create a sleek Miami theatrical event like no other to be staged in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House) from June 12 - July 6. (more...)

Rene Syler to Receive First Motherhood Out Loud AwardRene Syler to Receive First Motherhood Out Loud Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, is a play featuring a culturally and gender diverse series of candid monologues on the subject of motherhood, written by a host of celebrated writers. Motherhood Out Loud traverses the experience of motherhood from inception, birth, sexuality, growing up, letting go and the sandwich generation. The show has had successful productions all over the country, including an off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City. (more...)

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