Luna Stage News

Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Claudio Roditi to Kick Off 2016-17 'Music in the Moonlight' Series at Luna StageTrumpeter/Flugelhornist Claudio Roditi to Kick Off 2016-17 'Music in the Moonlight' Series at Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

On Sunday, October 23, at 7pm, Claudio Roditi opens the Luna Stage 2016-2017 'Music in the Moonlight' jazz series, with Brazilliance. Roditi will highlight his original compositions, including 'The Monster and the Flower', 'Piccolo Blues', and 'Ballad for JGL'. He will be accompanied on keyboards by Matt King, a Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition finalist, who has performed with such artists as bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Billy Hart, and guitarist Vic Juris. (more...)

ICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This YearICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is thrilled to report that a record-breaking number of recipients will receive the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards, which recognizes theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theatre's season. This allows a concrete measurement of the resources being devoted to women playwrights. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 2016-17 SeasonPushcart Players Launches 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pushcart Players announces the 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States.  In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

Luna Stage Presents New Play About Teddy Roosevelt and John MuirLuna Stage Presents New Play About Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Luna Stage is proud to open its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of KING OF THE MOUNTAINS by Ben Clawson.  Audiences journey back to 1903 Yosemite and have a seat at the campfire as President Teddy Roosevelt and Naturalist John Muir go head to head. This historic camping trip was a milestone in the ongoing battle over what to do with our public land and would contribute to the forming of The National Parks Service. (more...)

Purple Rose Theatre Presents MORNING AFTER GRACEPurple Rose Theatre Presents MORNING AFTER GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

"Morning After Grace," a world premiere by Carey Crim, is the first play of The Purple Rose Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZAdam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in ChicagoCHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere New Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMENThe Flea to Premiere New Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN. It will be directed by Resident Director Anne Cecelia Haney, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews begin Wednesday, August 24th with opening night slated for Thursday, September 1st. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere StagesPushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 am at The Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union NJ. (more...)

ROUGHLY SPEAKING to Premiere at TADA This FallROUGHLY SPEAKING to Premiere at TADA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Following a very well-received staged reading at the Manhattan Theatre Club on June 20, The Platform Group is pleased to announce that Shara Ashley Zeiger's gritty work Roughly Speaking, based on over 200 interviews with New York City's homeless at Xavier Mission Welcome Table Soup Kitchen, will be presented at Tada Theater, located at 15 West 28 Street, from October 29 - November 20, 2016. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Stage PETER AND THE WOLF at Chevron Family Theatre FestivalPushcart Players to Stage PETER AND THE WOLF at Chevron Family Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. (more...)

2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellows Announced2016-17 Van Lier New Voices Fellows Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Lark is thrilled to announce that playwrights C.A. Johnson andDonja R. Love have been selected as the recipients of the Van Lier New Voices Fellowship for the 2016-17 season. This year long residency is designed to help address the lack of inclusion of early career playwrights of color in the theater field. Specifically, the Fellowship supports writers of color under 30 and includes a cash award of $15,000, plus a $3,000 health insurance allowance, as well as access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, financial literacy training, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. The 2016-17 cycle marks this Fellowship's third year at The Lark. Past fellows include Reginald Douglas (director: Nikkole Salter's Lines in the Dust at Luna Stage), Anna Moench (Hunger), Christopher Oscar Peña (awe/struck), and Susan Soon He Stanton (The Things Are Against Us). The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program is a critical component in The Lark's acclaimed portfolio of fellowships, designed to engage a diverse community of extraordinary playwrights who collectively reflect and write about the vibrancy of our world. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)(revised). Located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, this stunning venue is the perfect setting for The Shakespeare Theatre's summer show, beginning on June 22nd and continuing through July 31st. (more...)

Luna Stage Sets 2016-17 SeasonLuna Stage Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Luna Stage has announced that its 24th season will include three world premieres of new plays, two of which have been commissioned for the theatre, and a fun twist on a timeless holiday classic. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Nick Cearley in '...AND THEN I WROTE...' at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Nick Cearley in '...AND THEN I WROTE...' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Nick Cearley recently brought '...And Then I Wrote A Song About It' in Concert, presented at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 13. Check out videos from the evening below! (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of LINES IN THE DUST, 6/2-18Cleveland Public Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of LINES IN THE DUST, 6/2-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced the regional premiere of Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter, directed by Beth Wood and featuring Kim Sias, Nicole Sumlin* and Skip Corris*. The show tackles the ripped-from-the-headlines issue of education inequality and tells the story of a mother committed to doing "whatever it takes" for her adolescent daughter to receive a quality education. (more...)

Infused Quirk Productions to Present NEXT THING YOU KNOWInfused Quirk Productions to Present NEXT THING YOU KNOW
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Infused Quirk Productions, Inc. will present the NJ Premiere of NEXT THING YOU KNOW, a 90-minute contemporary musical glimpse into finding out what you really want out of life and the hysterical challenges you may face on that journey. From the creators who brought you I Love You Because..., IQ is excited to bring this new musical to the nightlife of Essex County this Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2016-17 McKnight Fellows, New Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Announces 2016-17 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Following last month's announcement of the incoming Jerome and Many Voices Fellows, the Playwrights' Center is pleased to introduce the 2016-17 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, two 2016-17 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, six new Core Writers and three 2016-17 Core Apprentices. McKnight Theater Artist Fellows will be announced in June. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Landmark on Main StreetPushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Landmark on Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences performs their beloved 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street - Jeanne Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington NY. (more...)

Sellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUPSellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville PA will present Pushcart Players in 'Stone Soup and other Stories' on from Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for young audiences, now in its 43rd year of bringing something special to schools and theaters nationwide. The Sellersville Theater, connected to the Sellersville Hotel and Restaurant, is an historic, intimate performing arts venue for live music, comedy shows and family entertainment by local and national acts. (more...)

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