Margo Jones News

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, FOREVER, Advocacy March and More Set for League of Professional Theatre Women, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is pleased to celebrate women working in theatre with four special events in the month of May. The events include the oral history of Tony-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth on May 5th, a benefit performance of Forever written and performed by award-winner Dael Orlandersmith on May 6th at HERE, May 8th is the second annual advocacy march through Times Square, and May 12th is a networking event on Theatre and Other Careers. (more...)

Hartford Stage Awarded CONNECTICUT AT WORK Grant to Support Today's SOMEWHERE Community Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Hartford Stage has been awarded a Connecticut at Work grant to support the Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos/as at Work,' which will take place today, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

Hartford Stage Hosts INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Join the conversation at Hartford Stage for a free Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work,' will take place tonight, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

City Theatre's 4th Annual CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights Set for 6/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

City Theatre's groundbreaking CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights, which takes place June 26 - 29 at EPIC Hotel, Miami, FL, continues to grow as a nationally recognized event that puts South Florida center stage as a cultural destination for playwrights, theatre artists and professionals. This highlight of the annual SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL is a lively and comprehensive symposium dedicated to the art, business, development, training, inspiration and mentorship of dramatists and the development of new work. (more...)

Hartford Stage to Present Tony-Winning Comedy 'VANYA AND SONIA', 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

For the final show of the its 50th Anniversary Season, Hartford Stage will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - the most popular play in America this year and the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play - from May 22 to June 15. Maxwell Williams, Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director, will direct this rollicking comedy by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Betty's Summer Vacation). (more...)

Hartford Stage to Host INSPIRED TO SUCCEED - CONNECTICUT LATINOS AND LATINAS AT WORK Panel, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Join the conversation at Hartford Stage for a free Community Panel Discussion, 'Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos and Latinas at Work,' will take place on Thursday, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth Set for League of Professional Theatre Women's Oral History Interview Series, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Award-winning actress BEBE NEUWIRTH for the next Oral History interview on Monday, May 5, 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. Ms. Neuwirth will be interviewed by arts journalist Patrick Pacheco. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (more...)

Matthew Lopez's SOMEWHERE Makes East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, the captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto Rican family in 1959 New York City, springs to life today, April 3 to May 4 in its East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage. By the author of the critically-acclaimed The Whipping Man, which garnered rave reviews at Hartford Stage in 2012, Somewhere will feature Priscilla Lopez (Morales in the original cast of A Chorus Line) and will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, with original music by Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham. (more...)

World Premiere of REVERBERATION, ETHER DOME, KISS ME KATE and More Set for Hartford Stage's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Hartford Stage will launch its second half-century this fall with a shimmering lineup - equal parts classics and premieres - including a nod to one of Hartford's most influential moments in world history and the awe-inspiring tale of a young girl, who survives the Nazis to become a world-class pianist. (more...)

28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival to Feature HOTEL PLAYS, GREEN EYES & More, 3/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

With the reopening of one of the country's oldest community theaters and some unique staging in unexpected venues, New Orleans' historic French Quarter will pulse with productions of Tennessee Williams' works, as well as some inspired by or dedicated to the legendary playwright and his life in the city he considered his "spiritual home." (more...)

Daniel Madigan's UNCOUTH SUBSTITUTE Wins Hartford Stage's 2014 Young Playwrights Contest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Hartford Stage announces the three winning playwrights and the play, Uncouth Substitute, to be submitted to the Young Playwrights for Change: The Anti-Bullying Project: (more...)

Playwright Daniel Beaty Gives a Motivational Presentation and Signs Books at the Hartford Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Breath & Imagination playwright Daniel Beaty's national book tour makes a stop at Hartford Stage. Join Daniel for Transforming Pain to Power, a free motivational presentation and book signing today, March 8, 2014, from 24 p.m. (more...)

28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival to Feature HOTEL PLAYS, GREEN EYES & More, 3/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

With the reopening of one of the country's oldest community theaters and some unique staging in unexpected venues, New Orleans' historic French Quarter will pulse with productions of Tennessee Williams' works, as well as some inspired by or dedicated to the legendary playwright and his life in the city he considered his "spiritual home." (more...)

Hartford Stage Awarded CONNECTICUT AT WORK Grant to Support SOMEWHERE Community Discussion, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Hartford Stage has been awarded a Connecticut at Work grant to support the Community Panel Discussion, "Inspired to Succeed - Connecticut Latinos/as at Work," which will take place on Thursday, April 17, following the 7:30 p.m. performance of Matthew Lopez's Somewhere. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Opens 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, running tonight, February 26-April 6, 2014. This year's Festival program will feature (in order of opening): (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, TRIBES and More Set for Actors Theatre of Louisville's 51st Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Today, in the midst of preparations for one of the nation's most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein proudly announce Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2014-2015 Season. The 51st Season lineup will include a world-premiere reimagining of Love's Labour's Lost, the musical The Last Five Years, a production of Nina Raine's emotionally-charged drama Tribes, award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size, and the return of Naomi Iizuka's At the Vanishing Point-a beautifully-observed portrait of Butchertown with an original score by Ben Sollee. From the exhilaration of infatuation to the heart-wrenching tale of lost love, from one person's fight to find a voice to the dreams and voices of an entire community, the lineup features powerful stories and some of the most exciting artists working in theatre today. (more...)

Matthew Lopez's SOMEWHERE to Make East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage, 4/3-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, the captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto Rican family in 1959 New York City, springs to life April 3 to May 4 in its East Coast Premiere at Hartford Stage. By the author of the critically-acclaimed The Whipping Man, which garnered rave reviews at Hartford Stage in 2012, Somewhere will feature Priscilla Lopez (Morales in the original cast of A Chorus Line) and will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli, with original music by Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham. (more...)

Hartford Stage Offices Closed Today Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014


Wasatch Theatrical Ventures to Present INHERIT THE WIND, 2/8-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures will present one of the great American plays of the 20th century, INHERIT THE WIND, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by the award-winning Kiff Scholl, produced by Racquel Lehrman/Theatre Planners. In a small town courtroom and with the eyes of the nation upon them, two legal giants face off over a teacher's right to teach evolution to a high school class in this critically acclaimed drama based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. As rousing and relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1955, INHERIT THE WIND is an edge-of-your-seat riveting look at the age-old conflict between science and religion. The play opens Friday, February 8th and runs through March 16th at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA. (more...)

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