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STAGE TUBE: Scenes from Deborah Zoe Laufer's Science Vs Religion Drama INFORMED CONSENTSTAGE TUBE: Scenes from Deborah Zoe Laufer's Science Vs Religion Drama INFORMED CONSENT
by Michael Dale - Sep 5, 2015

Agenetic anthropologist acquires blood samples from the Havasupaitribe to make a discovery that goes against their culture's beliefs. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'oThe Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

PODCAST: INFORMED CONSENT's Deborah Zoe Laufer Discusses Murky Line Between Science and FaithPODCAST: INFORMED CONSENT's Deborah Zoe Laufer Discusses Murky Line Between Science and Faith
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

Deborah Zoe Laufer's play is based on a true event that brought the issue of science vs. faith into the headlines. (more...)

BWW Reviews: INFORMED CONSENT, A Compelling Take on Science Vs. ReligionBWW Reviews: INFORMED CONSENT, A Compelling Take on Science Vs. Religion
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2015

Deborah Zoe Laufer's morality drama is inspired from an actual court case. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of INFORMED CONSENTPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of INFORMED CONSENT
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 19, 2015

Oscar winnerLupita Nyong'o and several other celebrities joined the cast of INFORMED CONSENT to celebrate their opening night on August 18, 2015. (more...)

INFORMED CONSENT, Starring Tina Benko, Opens Tonight at Primary StagesINFORMED CONSENT, Starring Tina Benko, Opens Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement began performances on August 4and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is tonight, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tina Benko & More in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesPhoto Flash: First Look at Tina Benko & More in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Primary StagesandEnsembleStudio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project presentInformed Consent, a New York City premiere byDeborahZoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winnerLiesl Tommy(Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement began performances earlier this week on, August 4, and continues through September 13, 2015 atPrimary Stagesat The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Opens 8/9Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Opens 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The Riant Theatre's 28thSeason of the Strawberry One-Act Festival will kick-off with nine eclectic plays covering a gamut of themes ranging from American slavery, Nazi Germany and Muslim women to friendly ghosts, dead artists and an interracial lesbian couple on Wednesday, August 5 at the Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues. These plays will also be performed on August 9. The tickets for the Strawberry One-Act Festival, from August 5 - 23 at the Tato Laviera, are $25.00 - $35.00 (more...)

Photo Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl TommyPhoto Flash: Riant Theatre Kicks Off Strawberry One-Act Festival with Award for Director Liesl Tommy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Riant Theatre's launch party for the 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival featured a special Pioneer of the Arts Award presentation to South African born, Obie Award winning director Liesl Tommy (Appropriate), who was recently tapped to direct Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o in her first New York play Eclipsed by playwright-actress Danai Guira (The Walking Dead.) Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

INFORMED CONSENT, Starring Tina Benko, Starts Its Run Tonight at Primary StagesINFORMED CONSENT, Starring Tina Benko, Starts Its Run Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement begins performances tonight, August 4, and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesPerformances Begin Tomorrow for INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer(End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement begins performances August 4 and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at The Public This FallOscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at The Public This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o will make her New York stage debut this fall in the NYC premiere of Danai Gurira's new dramaECLIPSED, just added to The Public Theater's fall season. (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN.The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30,in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony AndrewsRiant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Riant Theatre will kick off theStrawberry One-Act Festival with a launch party and receptionpresenting Pioneer of the Arts Awards honoringLiesl Tommy, Obie winning director from South Africa, and Peter Anthony Andrews, the first African American TV network entertainment vice president, on Sunday, July 26 at the Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108thStreet from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.Tickets for the event are $50. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 16, 2015

Tina Benko(Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing)joinsPun Bandhu(Wit, The Judge),Jesse J. Perez(Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor),DeLanna Studi(August: Osage County, Edge of America), andMyra Lucretia Taylor(Nine, 'Girls') inPrimary StagesandEnsembleStudio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winnerLiesl Tommy(Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 atPrimary Stagesat The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

'LOVERS, STRANGERS & WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL FAMILY' One-Act Lineup Comes to Riant Theatre, 7/15'LOVERS, STRANGERS & WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL FAMILY' One-Act Lineup Comes to Riant Theatre, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

TheRiantTheatre gives audiences a look at plays presented at the August2015 Strawberry One-Act Festival with an evening of nine excerpts of love themed plays from the anthologyThe Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival(iUniverse) onWednesday, July 15th at 6:30pmat 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Tina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTTina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed thatTina Benko (Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing)will join Pun Bandhu (Wit, The Judge), Jesse J. Perez (Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor), DeLanna Studi (August: Osage County, Edge of America), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, 'Girls') in Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer(End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Annie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesAnnie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Primary Stagesand Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul Slee, Executive Director; Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation Vice President of Programs), announce casting for Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer(End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro). The limited engagement runs August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

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