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UH to Present INTIMATE APPAREL at Quintero Theatre, 2/19-28UH to Present INTIMATE APPAREL at Quintero Theatre, 2/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Esther is an African-American seamstress in early 20th century New York. Her specialty is creating lingerie for both the ladies of the night and the women of high society. While she carefully crafts sexy, romantic garments for others, she cannot "sew" the seeds of love for herself. Her loneliness is replaced by optimism when romantic letters from a mysterious stranger begin arriving. As Esther eagerly ponders the source of these notes, she might be overlooking a love that is both true and real. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, Starring Margaret Colin, Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs now through†March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. The show just celebrated its opening night and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Centenary College Theater Department's NextStage Repertory to Present MUD, RIVER, STONE, 2/11-14Centenary College Theater Department's NextStage Repertory to Present MUD, RIVER, STONE, 2/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Centenary College Theater Department's NextStage Repertory presents Lynn Nottage's harrowing MUD, RIVER, STONE February 11 through February 14 in the Little Theatre.† (more...)

Nottage's LAS MENINAS Opens 2/19 At Troutt TheatreNottage's LAS MENINAS Opens 2/19 At Troutt Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2016

Jaclynn Jutting directs Belmont University's Department of Theatre and Dance's spring semester-opening production of Lynn Nottage's Las Meninas, a play they contend will 'grab the attention of any audience member, of any background, opening February 19 at Belmont's Troutt Theatre. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

VIDEO: Viola Davis at SAG Awards: 'Diversity Is Not A Trending Topic'VIDEO: Viola Davis at SAG Awards: 'Diversity Is Not A Trending Topic'
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2016

The acclaimed actor speaks out about not accepting casting limitations and on always finding ways to be excellent. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella  in MTC's THE FATHER on BroadwayKathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow†(Artistic Director) and†Barry Grove†(Executive Producer) have just announced†complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of†The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner†Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner†Christopher Hampton†(Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses,†God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner†Doug Hughes†(Doubt,†Outside Mullingar,†City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre†(261 West 47th†Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner†Lynn Nottage†(Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes toArena Stage†at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaboratorKate Whoriskey†and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

HAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History FinalistsHAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2016 award: (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

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: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize FinalistsDominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

SWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting TheaterSWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting Theater
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2016

Playwright Lynn Nottage notches another feather in her cap of outstanding work. (more...)

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This FebDiverging Elements Theatre Co. to Present A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. will present the original production, A LETTER TO AUNTIE ROSA, this February as part of its 'Stories in 4D' New York City touring series in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Book Culture, and Strand Bookstore. (more...)

Regional Premiere of ANTIGONE PROJECT: A PLAY IN 5 PARTS at Rep Stage This FebruaryRegional Premiere of ANTIGONE PROJECT: A PLAY IN 5 PARTS at Rep Stage This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 23rd season with "Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts," conceived by Chiori Miyagawa and Sabrina Peck and written by Karen Hartman, Tanya Barfield, Caridad Svich, Lynn Nottage and Chiori Miyagawa. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America AwardsLin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & More to Receive Dramatists Guild of America Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their annual meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016, at The American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby in New York. (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares†will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of†Leo Butler's new play†Boy,†after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production,†Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015. †Boy†will run at the Almeida Theatre from†5 April†until†28 May 2016, with press night on†12 April 2016.†Director†Sacha Wares†is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers,†Miriam Buether†for set design†(Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations),†who worked with Sacha on†Game†at the Almeida in 2015, and†Ultz†for costume†(Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time.†Further creative credits include movement by†Leon Baugh, lighting by†Jack Knowles†and sound by†Gareth Fry. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th†Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer†DAVID STONE,†celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.† The evening's Honorary Chair is†James M. Nederlander†and the Co-Chairs are†Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo,†and†Nancy Coyne.† The gala evening, which will be directed by†James Lapine,†will be held on†Monday, May 2, 2016†at Cipriani 42nd†Street.† The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.† This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New GenerationBWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New Generation
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 12, 2016

In 1949, Death of a Salesman explored the disillusionment of the American dream. Arena Stage's new play Sweat will expand on that theme and the adversity experienced by one community as rumors of layoffs swirl at a local steel mill. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

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