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Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre FestivalDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Latino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATCLatino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a Latino Theater Company production presented in association with The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16.  (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 SeasonsAsolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith have announced that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray is the 2017 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

New York Theaters and New York University to Present FESTIVAL IRENENew York Theaters and New York University to Present FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's program Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, will transfer to NYC this fall after a successful run in Los Angeles. The festival of plays, presented as staged readings, includes some of Fornes' most celebrated works, in addition to featuring plays written by her award-winning students. (more...)

World Premiere of RULES OF SECONDS by John Pollono Comes to LATCWorld Premiere of RULES OF SECONDS by John Pollono Comes to LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a co-production of the Latino Theater Company and The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. (more...)

Nick Tarabay, Elisa Bocanegra, Nick Caballero, and More Announced for Hero Theatre's CONDUCT OF LIFENick Tarabay, Elisa Bocanegra, Nick Caballero, and More Announced for Hero Theatre's CONDUCT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

???????Hero Theatre announced full casting for its upcoming production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will star Nick Tarabay (Syfy's The Expanse, Castle, Spartacus), and will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Sets Opening at Vagabond PlayersMOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Sets Opening at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

The Vagabond Players continues its 101th season with Motherhood Out Loud, opening February 24, and continuing through March 19. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell, the script is written by some of the best writers in theatre today: Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, and Cheryl L. West. (more...)

Cast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLECast Complete for Barrow Group's New Adaptation of ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Barrow Group has announced complete casting for the second show in their 2016/17 season, Henrik Ibsen's ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, in a new adaptation by Seth Barrish and K. Lorrel Manning. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Susan LynskeyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Susan Lynskey
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 30, 2017

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THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre SeriesTHE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season. (more...)

BWW Review: ROE at Arena is Fiery, Funny and HeartbreakingBWW Review: ROE at Arena is Fiery, Funny and Heartbreaking
by Hannah Menchhoff - Jan 20, 2017

In Washington D.C. we are at the center of political activity. Today we inaugurate the 45th President of the United States and tomorrow thousands are expected to attend the Women's March on Washington. In light of this, the world premiere of ROE at Arena Stage was all the more timely. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Loomer's ROE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Lisa Loomer's ROE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Directed by Bill Rauch, the drama focuses on the two women at the heart of the landmark Roe v. Wade case-plaintiff Norma McCorvey and her attorney Sarah Weddington-and documents their shockingly divergent journeys following the case, that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture. Roe is a co-production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre and runs January 12-February 19, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities in D.C. below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World PremiereBerkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

SWEAT, INDECENT and VIETGONE Among Finalists for 2017 Edward M. Kennedy PrizeSWEAT, INDECENT and VIETGONE Among Finalists for 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Columbia University Libraries, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2017 award: (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa LoomerCasting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

OSF Closes its 2016 SeasonOSF Closes its 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrapped up the 2016 season on October 30 with the final performances of Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night and The Yeomen of the Guard. Preparations for the 2017 season and 2017 member ticket sales are already underway. The 2017 opening weekend is February 24-26; preview performances begin February 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at EVERY 28 HOURS, Coming to St. Louis This WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at EVERY 28 HOURS, Coming to St. Louis This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

People in the St. Louis area have two opportunities to see the show. Center of Creative Arts (COCA, 524 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130) will be hosting a performance on Saturday, October 15th at 8pm and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119) will be hosting a performance on Monday, October 24th at 8pm. All performances will be free of charge. (more...)

OSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National ImpactOSF's New 'American Revolutions' Commissions Make National Impact
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's growing reputation as an incubator for some of the best new American plays continues this fall and winter, as commissions from the "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle" program and other new work will grace stages across the country. (more...)

ABIGAIL'S PARTY, EXPECTING ISABEL and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2016-17 SeasonABIGAIL'S PARTY, EXPECTING ISABEL and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Barrow Group has announced its 2016/2017 season, which will include MainStage productions, readings, and events. (more...)

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