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OSF Awarded $125K Grant for Lynn Nottage CommissionsOSF Awarded $125K Grant for Lynn Nottage Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The ?Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is the recipient of a generous grant of $125,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through the foundation's new Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative. The grant will support the production of playwright Lynn Nottage's Sweat and a future commission by Ms. Nottage. Sweat is commissioned through OSF's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and will premiere at OSF on August 2, 2015 and run through October 31. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Composer Stephen Flaherty just revealed in a recent interview with Aussietheatre.com, that his recent dance musical IN YOUR ARMS, which premiered last year as at part of the summer season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, will soon get a regional run. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8Lynn Nottage's RUINED to Play Everyman Theatre, 2/4-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama Ruined by Lynn Nottage makes its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre this winter. The epic play features a cast of 17, led by Everyman Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula, who was seen last season as Vera Stark in Nottage's comedic drama By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The production is directed by internationally acclaimed director Tazewell Thompson and will run from February 4th through March 8th. (more...)

Leigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City CenterLeigh Silverman to Helm WP Theater's World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Pearland Theater Honors Black History Month with INTIMATE APPARELPearland Theater Honors Black History Month with INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Pearland Theater Guild to present Intimate Apparel, by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Production premieres on Friday, January 30 and runs through February 15, 2015. (more...)

Michael Halberstam to Direct Definition Theatre Company's A DOLL HOUSEMichael Halberstam to Direct Definition Theatre Company's A DOLL HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Definition Theatre Company has announced the second show of its 2014/15 season, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Directed by Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, A Doll's House runs April 3 - May 3, 2015; the press performance is on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30pm. Performances are scheduled Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:00pm at the Chopin Theatre (1543W Division Street). Tickets, $25, are on sale now at definitiontheatre.org. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic DirectorPlaywrights Horizons Names Adam Greenfield New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons announced today the promotion of the theater company's Director of New Play Development Adam Greenfield to Associate Artistic Director. This is the first major change to the Artistic leadership of the acclaimed organization since Mr. Sanford was promoted from the same associate position to become Artistic Director in 1996. (more...)

Jeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement AwardJeanine Tesori, Annie Baker Win Dramatists Guild of America Honors; A.R. Gurney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony hosted by David Henry Hwang on Monday, February 23, 2015, at The Harvard Club in New York. (more...)

'FABULATION' to Open Wirtz Center's Winter 2015 Theatre Season, 1/30-2/8'FABULATION' to Open Wirtz Center's Winter 2015 Theatre Season, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

"Fabulation, or the re-education of Undine," Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's dark comedy, will open the winter season at Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Yale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula VogelYale University Library Nabs Archive of Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is pleased to announce that it has acquired the literary archive of dramatist Paula Vogel, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a celebrated teacher who has mentored a generation of playwrights. Vogel is the first American female playwright to have her archive included in the Yale Collection of American Literature, where she joins such luminaries as Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, A. R. Gurney, and John Guare. (more...)

Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.Bradley Lohrenz Departs Samuel French for Playscripts, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Playscripts, Inc., an independent theatrical publishing and licensing agency, announces that Bradley Lohrenz, previously the Director of Licensing at Samuel French, has joined the company as Vice-President. Mr. Lohrenz will now oversee all of the agency's Professional & Amateur licensing and acquisitions. (more...)

OSF Opens 80th Year with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/27OSF Opens 80th Year with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open its 80th year with preview performances beginning on February 20 and the season officially kicking off Friday night, February 27, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing (director, Lileana Blain-Cruz). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare's Pericles (Joseph Haj) takes the stage in the Thomas Theatre, and the classic musical Guys and Dolls (Mary Zimmerman) opens in the Bowmer Theatre that evening. Sunday afternoon the world-premiere production of Fingersmith (Bill Rauch) by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, opens in the Bowmer Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: UNEMPLOYED AND WORKING! WITH AMBER IMAN and Special Guest Condola RashadBWW TV Exclusive: UNEMPLOYED AND WORKING! WITH AMBER IMAN and Special Guest Condola Rashad
by Unemployed and Working! - Dec 21, 2014

In this episode, Amber chats with Condola Rashad., two-time Tony nominated actress, for a closer look at her life beyond the curtain. (more...)

Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

"Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine" -- a devilishly funny social satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage -- will be the first winter 2015 Mainstage production presented by Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's 2015 Season to Include OUR TOWN, INTIMATE APPAREL & MoreChautauqua Theater Company's 2015 Season to Include OUR TOWN, INTIMATE APPAREL & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to announce MainStage programming for its 2015 season featuring Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, directed by Paul Mullins (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (July 24-August 2), directed by Vivienne Benesch, and Shakespeare's Henry V (August 14-21), directed by Evan Cabnet. (more...)

2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be 'Vinicius' and 'Tom' -- named after legendary Bossa Nova artists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. These two vital voices in Brazilian culture were responsible, along with collaborator Luiz Bonfa, for the now iconic music at the heart of the Academy Award and Cannes Palme d'Or winning film Black Orpheus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Everyman Kills With DEATHTRAPBWW Reviews: Everyman Kills With DEATHTRAP
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 15, 2014

Everyman's new location provides a warm home for the 'cozy' DEATHTRAP. The high production values and seamless performances create an evening of humor-filled suspense. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/14 - CATS Stalks Into the West End and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/14 - CATS Stalks Into the West End and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 11, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CATS stalks into the West End, DYING FOR IT begins off-Broadway, and Sting appears in DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB late tonight! (more...)

Partial Comfort Presents All-Female WELCOME MAT This WeekendPartial Comfort Presents All-Female WELCOME MAT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights. (more...)

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