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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Planet Connections' 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Planet Connections' 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit, hosted by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, addresses powerful social and topical issues in our society through the works of prominent playwrights. This year, the event will feature stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, Catherine Filloux, Lyle Kessler, Jose Rivera, and Regina Taylor. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 18th, 2017 - DEAR JANE, PHANTOM's New Giry and More!BWW Morning Brief July 18th, 2017 - DEAR JANE, PHANTOM's New Giry and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tour welcomes a new 'Madame Giry'! (more...)

Works by Catherine Filloux, Lyle Kessler and More to Benefit NYCLU at Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a CauseWorks by Catherine Filloux, Lyle Kessler and More to Benefit NYCLU at Planet Connections' 2017 Playwrights for a Cause
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

This year, the event will be Sunday, July 23, and will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union with 'The Protest Plays,' stories of standing up to injustice written by celebrated authors, CATHERINE FILLOUX, Lyle Kessler, JOSE RIVERA, and Regina Taylor. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Margaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre FestivityMargaret Ladd Headlines VICTORY GIRLS at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

This summer, The K.G. Scully Players are pleased to present VICTORY GIRLS, by Kristina Poe, directed by Jill DeArmon, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Play, Michael AronovTony Talk: Best Featured Actor in a Play, Michael Aronov
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Michael Aronov has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Oslo. This marks the actors first Tony nomination and win. His other Lincoln Center Theater credits include Golden Boy (Belasco Theatre), and Blood and Gifts (U.S. premiere).  (more...)

OSLO's Michael Aronov Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a PlayOSLO's Michael Aronov Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Michael Aronov has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for OSLO. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSENotable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner to Star in WITHOUT at Planet ConnectionsMike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner to Star in WITHOUT at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner star in the headliner of the staged reading series: WITHOUT, a new play by Michael Puzzo at Planet Connections. (more...)

The Dionysian's Third Volume to Launch at Drama Book Shop TomorrowThe Dionysian's Third Volume to Launch at Drama Book Shop Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome The Dionysian Collective for their third launch party. The Dionysian Collective, a group of actors and writers based in New York City, have created a quarterly literary journal, titled The Dionysian. (more...)

Rutgers Graduates and Students to Present ORPHANS at the Times Square Arts CenterRutgers Graduates and Students to Present ORPHANS at the Times Square Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Four Rutgers University students and recent graduates are working together to mount a production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans June 1-3 at the John DeSotelle Studio, the Times Square Arts Center, in Manhattan. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This SummerErik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the GoodmanPAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative TeamPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

'This is an excellent season of plays,' Glory Kadigan, founder and curator of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, said, remarking about this year's plays and playwrights, and now, the creative team. 'I'm so proud of the activist artists involved with Planet Connections for continuing to connect with audiences in so many creative ways while drawing attention to organizations who are on the front lines of this important work.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's ORPHANSPhoto Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's ORPHANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Suspenseful, bizarre, humorous, and intense! This Tony-nominated show tells the story of siblings - sensitive recluse, Phillip; and violent pickpocket, Treat. When Treat kidnaps a mysterious businessman, the tables are turned on the two siblings in a strange, hilarious, and moving way. (more...)

Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast! (more...)

David Stallings Rounds Out PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Lineup at Planet ConnectionsDavid Stallings Rounds Out PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Lineup at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The final writer for the annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit is Planet Connections Award Winning writer David Stallings. (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...)

LONE STAR by James McClure to Open at Zephyr On MelroseLONE STAR by James McClure to Open at Zephyr On Melrose
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????Elephant Theatre Company Artistic Director David Fofi directs James McClure's American classic bender Lone Star starring Christopher Jordan, Christopher Parker and Brian Foyster (more...)

Ophelia's Jump to Present ORPHANS by Kyle KesslerOphelia's Jump to Present ORPHANS by Kyle Kessler
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Ophelia's Jump Productions announces the third production of their fifth season with Orphans, the award-winning play by Lyle Kessler. (more...)

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