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Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Winners For OUR WAR Monologue Contest; Reading Set for 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In June, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced a national call for three-minute monologues held in conjunction with the world premiere of Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories by 25 esteemed playwrights that explores--through diverse perspectives--the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The open monologue contest inspired by Our War brought in more than 150 entries from around the world, and the theater is pleased to announce the three winning monologues: Tree by Dave Lankford of New York, NY; Mary/Marcus by Sarah Pitard of London, UK; and The Peacock's War by Lisa Sillaway of Wichita, KS. (more...)

Northwestern Theater to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

"The Laramie Project," a documentary-style drama set in Wyoming that recounts the brutal murder of an openly gay college student and named by Time magazine as 'one of the 10 best plays of the year" will launch Northwestern University's 2014-15 Mainstage season Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Directed by Rives Collins, single tickets are $5 to $25. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present INTIMATE APPAREL, 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's 'Intimate Apparel,' a love story that confronts race and religion, directed by Mary B. Robinson, from October 7 through November 1. 'Intimate Apparel' is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Wins ICWP Applause Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) reports the extraordinary level of international support that is represented by the recipients for this year's 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres that produced 50 percent or more women playwrights in their season of shows. In the spring, for the first time in the history of the awards, ICWP invited the public to nominate theatres that had produced the work of women playwrights throughout the world. (more...)

2014 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) reported the extraordinary level of international support that is represented by the recipients for this year's 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their season of shows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Small but Deeply Moving Story of INTIMATE APPAREL at Artists Rep
by Patrick Brassell - Sep 14, 2014

Lynn Nottage's play Intimate Apparel finds a way to make loneliness not only dramatic, but incredibly moving. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ayanna Berkshire and More in INTIMATE APPAREL at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Artists Rep is thrilled to kick off its 2014/15 season with the Portland premiere of Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Artists Rep Artistic Associate and Resident Artist Michael Mendelson will direct this award-winning, Off-Broadway and regional theatre sensation. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Condola Rashad and the Stoop Kids to Perform at Pianos This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Condola and the Stoop Kids will perform Sunday, September 14th at Pianos located at 158 Ludlow St. The performance starts at 11pm. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Connecticut Humanities Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse, a not-for-profit organization, received an $18,500 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support its community engagement initiative, 'Threads of Time, Fabric of History: 'Intimate Apparel' in Context.' The series of events will run in October, concurrently with the Playhouse production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's play, 'Intimate Apparel.' (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, KINDNESS and More Set for Kean Department of Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Kean University's Department of Theatre will present a classic comedy of manners, the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a family-friendly musical about a boy who famously refuses to grow up, and a play for young audiences based on the playwright's interviews with real-life middle school students as part of its much-anticipated 2014-2015 season. (more...)

INDIAN INK, Starring Rosemary Harris, Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Tony Award-winner Rosemary Harris in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. Indian Ink begins previews tomorrow, September 4, and officially opens on Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). (more...)

Dan O'Brien & Suzan-Lori Parks to Receive 2014 The Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2014 recipients of the Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the legendary writer, to award excellence in American Theater. Presented biennially, the 2014 Prize for the 2012-13/2013-14 seasons' Outstanding New American Play is awarded to The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien. The 2014 Prize for Promising New American Play is awarded to Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2014-15 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad to Interview Billie Allen at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Actor/Director/Philanthropist BILLIE ALLEN for the next Oral History interview. ALLEN will sit down with Tony Award-Winning Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will be Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Reveals A Stark Reality
by Herbert Paine - Aug 25, 2014

In By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, acclaimed dramatist Lynn Nottage (winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined), has illuminated the irony and hurtful absurdity of the Black struggle in Depression-era Hollywood to break the chains of racial stereotyping and to land good roles with good lines. iTheatre Collaborative, a gem of a company in the heart of Phoenix boldly stages this play under the direction of Charles St. Clair and with a cast that artfully commands the stage. Nicole Belit is exquisite, endowing Vera with elegance, grace, and the self-assurance that was required to leap from handmaiden to film star. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL to Open Artists Rep's 2014-15 Season, Begin. 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Artists Rep will kick off its 2014/15 season with the Portland premiere of Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Artists Rep Artistic Associate and Resident Artist Michael Mendelson will direct this award-winning, Off-Broadway and regional theatre sensation. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

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