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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Robert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This AutumnRobert Powell to Lead KING CHARLES III UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles in the Almeida Theatre's Olivier Award-winning production of King Charles III, which will embark on a UK tour this autumn following sell-out runs at both the Almeida Theatre and in the West End. (more...)

8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Eighth Annual 'Mimi' Awards will be presented on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. (more...)

OSF to Take Productions on the RoadOSF to Take Productions on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has annonced that that audiences across the country will be able to enjoy OSF productions in their own theatres. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUNSET BABY at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Powerful and Prescient PresentationBWW Reviews: SUNSET BABY at Rep Stage in Columbia - A Powerful and Prescient Presentation
by Charles Shubow - May 6, 2015

Playwright Dominique Morisseau's play features Valeka J. Holt, Manu H. Kumasi, and Jefferson A. Russell. (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

18th Annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival Begins This Month18th Annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Hedgebrook announces the 18th annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival (HWPF), a celebration of women writing for the theatre. This May, playwrights Leanna Brodie, Dipika Guha, Karen Hartman, Julie Marie Myatt, Suzanne Vega, and Lauren Yee will join dramaturgs Liz Engelman, Anita Montgomery, and Christine Sumption for a two-week residency at the famed Whidbey Island writers retreat, capped off with public presentations of excerpts from the playwrights' latest works. (more...)

New Plays by Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, Jose Rivera and More to Premiere in NYC's Tiniest VenueNew Plays by Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, Jose Rivera and More to Premiere in NYC's Tiniest Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

New plays by Craig Lucas*†, Will Eno, Lynn Nottage, Jose Rivera, Thomas Bradshaw, Zayd Dohrn, and Emily Schwend will have their world premiere on May 18th inside a mobile 4-by-8-foot theatre where one actor will perform one short play for just one audience member at a time. (more...)

Raul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading SeriesRaul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

OSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS CommissionsOSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

American Revolutions is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 10-year commissioning program (2008-2018) of up to 37 new plays that look at moments of change in America's past, with the goal of helping to establish a shared understanding of our national identity and illuminate the best paths for our nation's future. (more...)

Macha Monkey Presents AND, AND, AND ISABELLA BOOTLEGS, 5/8-22Macha Monkey Presents AND, AND, AND ISABELLA BOOTLEGS, 5/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Macha Monkey Productions announces and, and, and, Isabella Bootlegs by Samantha Cooper directed by Norah Elges, premiering at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center Studio Theatre! (more...)

IN FLIGHT Begins Performances Next Month at The WorkShop TheaterIN FLIGHT Begins Performances Next Month at The WorkShop Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Turn to Flesh Productions has announced that it will present IN FLIGHT, a new verse play (in rhyming couplets) about a woman with a literary background navigating the corporate world at the offices of an in-flight airline magazine, May 9 - 23 at The WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, Fourth Floor East (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The production, written by Jenny Lyn Bader and directed by Jessica Bauman, will have its official opening on Thursday, May 14th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre's YOUNG NEGRESS STEPPING OUT OF THE RIVER AT DAWN Opens 5/16Mixed Blood Theatre's YOUNG NEGRESS STEPPING OUT OF THE RIVER AT DAWN Opens 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Mixed Blood will welcome its 3rd world premiere of the season, a love story about Rwandan immigrants living in America, trying to recreate the traditional wedding ceremonies in a new place, while simultaneously struggling with the violent atrocities of their past. The production follows the structure of a traditional Rwandan wedding ceremony and features live drumming and dance. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

It was just announced that Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy has earned the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play ran at the Atlantic THeatre Company last summer and again at Second Stage Theatre in February. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

LTC to Present 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work This SummerLTC to Present 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in collaboration with Emerson College's HowlRound, a commons by and for people who make performance, announces the 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Work (Carnaval 2015) showcasing 12 new works by Latina/o playwrights from across the U.S., July 23-25, 2015 in Chicago. (more...)

New Brooklyn Theatre Sets 2015 Season: LAS MENINAS, THE SECOND CENTURY & MoreNew Brooklyn Theatre Sets 2015 Season: LAS MENINAS, THE SECOND CENTURY & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

New Brooklyn Theatre has dedicated its 2015 season to the past, present, and future of African-American women playwrights. In 2014, the company staged a series of readings of historic but neglected African-American plays from the 1850s to the 1930s with the promise that audiences would help the company select one for a full production. In 2015, the company will fulfill that promise by producing audience favorite Rachel by Angelina Weld Grimke. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15Harold Prince, David Stone, Tom Schumacher, Jeffrey Seller & More Will Mentor 2015 T. Fellowship Winner; Applications Accepted Through 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications for the third annual T. Fellowship will be accepted through May 15, 2015. (more...)

'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) announces the new 2015-2016 season 'REVELATIONS,' four compelling plays including two regional premieres and a new solo artists festival. (more...)

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