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Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HADESTOWN Set Designer Rachel HauckDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes HADESTOWN Set Designer Rachel Hauck
by in 1: the podcast - Apr 30, 2017

We close out April this week with Set Designer and current Lortel nominee Rachel Hauck! Aside from being a busy designer, Rachel is also a member of the Off-Broadway committee of designers that recently helped spearhead the first collectively bargained agreement ever for Off-Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Wade McCollum and Val Vigoda in ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Wade McCollum and Val Vigoda in ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

After critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves me, produced by Q Theatricals, which began performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More Tapped for Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS at GoodspeedJennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More Tapped for Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In a not-too-distant future where no one dies, a family navigates life's big questions during an annual road trip in Zack Zadek's new musical Deathless. (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 SeasonINDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second StageChisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

AN ILIAD to Return to Cotuit Center for the Arts This MayAN ILIAD to Return to Cotuit Center for the Arts This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Opening to sold-out runs in 2013, An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare returns to Cotuit Center for the Arts for a final engagement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wade McCollum & More Preview ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES MEPhoto Coverage: Wade McCollum & More Preview ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 11, 2017

After critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Sets Complete Lineup for 2017 NEW STRANDS FESTIVALAmerican Conservatory Theater Sets Complete Lineup for 2017 NEW STRANDS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced the complete lineup for A.C.T.'s second annual New Strands Festival taking place at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco) May 17-21, 2017. (more...)

Three Plays from Ma-Yi Theater on Tap for A.C.T.'s  2017 New Strands ResidencyThree Plays from Ma-Yi Theater on Tap for A.C.T.'s 2017 New Strands Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced the first projects to be chosen for A.C.T.'s inaugural New Strands Residency program. Three playwrights/plays from New York City's acclaimed Ma-Yi Theater Company will participate. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYHartford Stage to Present James Lecesne's Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

After a critically-acclaimed sell-out run in New York City, playwright,  performer and activist James Lecesne will bring his inspirational solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, to Hartford Stage from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 23.  The play deftly navigates the effects of bullying and the search for identity while telling an uplifting story about love, overcoming prejudices, and being true to one's self. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Awards Residencies to 18 Cutting-Edge Theatre ProjectsBerkeley Rep's Ground Floor Awards Residencies to 18 Cutting-Edge Theatre Projects
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 Today, Madeleine Oldham, director of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work, announced the 18 projects accepted into its sixth annual Summer Residency Lab. The projects were chosen from almost 600 submitted applications, the most the program has ever received. (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 13, 2017

Survival Of The Fittest (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (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...)

SUU Professor Named Utah Art Educator of the YearSUU Professor Named Utah Art Educator of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Alisa Petersen, Southern Utah University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education, has been named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). (more...)

Penfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIADPenfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Penfold Theatre Co. and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present An Iliad at Austin Scottish Rite Theater February 16-26. (more...)

Penfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIADPenfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Penfold Theatre Co. and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present An Iliad at Austin Scottish Rite Theater February 16-26. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The LightBWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

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