Luna Stage News

Pushcart Players Perform ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Paper Mill PlayhousePushcart Players Perform ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theater for young audiences will perform "Alice in Wonderland" at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ on Sunday, May 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the UnexpectedPortland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYSWorks by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISENational Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICEThe Shakespeare Theatre Launches Its 2017 Season with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli returns to direct. Performances begin on May 17 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: NJPAC Celebrates Legacy of Shamsuddin 'Sham' Abdul-HamidPhoto Flash: NJPAC Celebrates Legacy of Shamsuddin 'Sham' Abdul-Hamid
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) celebrated the memory, spirit and legacy of Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, affectionately known as 'Sham,' on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the Victoria Theater. Sham's memorial gathering was joyful remembrance, including performances and tributes by those who knew and loved him and his friends at NJPAC. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

NJPAC Celebrates The Legacy of SHAMSUDDIN ABDUL-HAMIDSNJPAC Celebrates The Legacy of SHAMSUDDIN ABDUL-HAMIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will celebrate the memory, spirit and legacy of Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, affectionately known as "Sham. Sham's memorial gathering will be a joyful remembrance, including performances and tributes by those who knew and loved him and his friends at NJPAC.  "At the age of 25, Sham left a legacy of impressive achievements," said NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber. "Sham grew up in NJPAC's Arts Education Department, from the seventh grade to high school graduation, and returned later as a college intern, then as a teacher, to guide others to love performance as he did. We are overwhelmed with sadness of his untimely death, and he will live forever in our hearts." (more...)

New Jersey Theatre Alliance and NJPAC Partner for NJPAC STAGE EXCHANGENew Jersey Theatre Alliance and NJPAC Partner for NJPAC STAGE EXCHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

New Jersey Theatre Alliance (the Alliance), in partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange ("StageX") back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at StageX, a program that involves three newly commissioned plays by three established New Jersey playwrights, three draft readings with public commentary at NJPAC in Newark, and three full productions at New Jersey professional theatres the following year. (more...)

Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Coming to the Bickford Theatre on 4/21Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Coming to the Bickford Theatre on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Clever Little Lies, which premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 at the George Street Playhouse and then recently enjoyed a successful stint Off-Broadway, will be presented at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre from April 21 through May 7 with a preview performance on April 20. This new production of the comedy-drama, directed by Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen, stars the popular Harriett Trangucci as Alice. (more...)

Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PACPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 am. In their 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences -- bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States -- Pushcart continues their residency in the beautifully appointed historic theater in Rahway. (more...)

City Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPYCity Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

For the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season, City Theatre presents Wild With Happy by Colman Domingo, a magical and madcap comedy about death that will give you life. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This AprilDerek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Interactive Romp 3/FIFTHS to Transform 3LD Art and Technology Center Into Dystopian Theme ParkInteractive Romp 3/FIFTHS to Transform 3LD Art and Technology Center Into Dystopian Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

3-Legged Dog presents the world premiere of 3/Fifths, conceived and written by James Scruggs, directed by Tamilla Woodard and Kareem Fahmy, with video design by Jon Bremner and Cam Vokey, choreographed by Andre M. Zachery, and an original score composed by Melanie West. (more...)

Luna Stage Premieres New Play TRANQUILLuna Stage Premieres New Play TRANQUIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Luna Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Tranquil, a new play by McKnight Fellow Andrew Rosendorf: a raw and provocative look at one family's attempt to heal from an unthinkable tragedy. (more...)

JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER Up Next as Part of Chicago Dramatists' Grafting ProjectJOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER Up Next as Part of Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Something Marvelous and Randy Steinmeyer, in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, present the Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter. Written by Dana Lynn Formby and directed by Emmi Hilger, Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter runs May 19 - June 18 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New YorkCustom Made Theatre Co. Sends Premiere Production of SAM AND DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT to New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Co., Inc., of San Francisco with Executive Producers William and Ruth Isenberg, SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT begins performances on Thursday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 1 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues) in Manhattan. Press opening is Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere StagesPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at various locations this month throughout New Jersey as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 20th Annual Stages Festival. Every March, The Stages Festival offers free and discounted performances, workshops, play readings, and behind-the-scenes events for all ages. Events are presented by professional Equity theatres; some take place at their theatres, and some take place in libraries, community centers, performing arts houses, senior centers and more. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 SeasonGUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage ExchangeCutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices FellowsThe Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

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