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Emily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory CommitteeEmily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann will head its National Artist Advisory Committee, replacing Brooklyn Academy of Music Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, who has held the position since its inception in 2005. The group is responsible for recommending mid-career artists who are invited to receive six-week residencies at the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key in Englewood, FL. The prestigious committee includes some of America's finest directors, curators, and artists. Serving with Ms. Mann are Dr. Tony Bannon, Director Burchfield-Penny Arts Center; Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art; Michael Bigelow Dixon, Assistant Professor of Theater, Transylvania University; Kenneth Fischer, President, University Musical Society; Linda S. Golding, Founder/Director, The Reservoir; Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director, Arizona State University Gammage; Christopher Merrill, Director, International Writing program, University of Iowa; Josip Novakovich, author; Christopher Offutt, Novelist; Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre; Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnerships ĖEducation, The Kennedy Center; and Franklin Sirmans, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angles County Museum of Art.† (more...)

McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann to Receive 2015 Margo Jones AwardMcCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann to Receive 2015 Margo Jones Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Center's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Margo Jones Award presented by The Ohio State University Libraries and OSU Arts and Humanities. The award honors those who have demonstrated a significant impact, understanding and affirmation of the craft of playwriting, and who have encouraged the living theatre everywhere. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen CahillSalt Lake Acting Company Presents a Free Reading of a Play by Kathleen Cahill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) closes out its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill, directed by Cohen Ambrose on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville to Premiere New Work by Sarah Ruhl at 2015 Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce that Sarah Ruhl's For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday will receive its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will be directed by Les Waters and performed in the Pamela Brown Auditorium. The production will begin previews on March 8, open on March 10 and run through April 10, 2016. (more...)

Ojai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY GalaOjai Playwrights Conference to Honor Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz at TOWN & COUNTRY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed 'Town & Country' on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Host The New Voices Young Playwrights FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville to Host The New Voices Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are excited to announce the 2015 lineup of the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival, an evening of new ten-minute plays written by local high school students and produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Dallas AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Dallas AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are pleased to announce the lineup of The Tens, an evening of world premiere ten-minute plays. The Tens runs January 13 - 17, 2015 in the Victor Jory Theatre. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - K. Rea Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - K. Rea Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Adam Anderson Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Adam Anderson Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

Carl Lundstedt, Luke Macfarlane & Aya Cash to Star in Matthew Lopez's REVERBERATION at Hartford StageCarl Lundstedt, Luke Macfarlane & Aya Cash to Star in Matthew Lopez's REVERBERATION at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

According to The Courant, Carnegie Mellon alum Carl Lundstedt and television stars Luke Macfarlane and Aya Cash will star in Matthew Lopez's upcoming premiere of REVERBERATION at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCaslandBeautiful Soup to Present Festival of Plays by Steven Carl McCasland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, the plays of Steven Carl McCasland will return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they'll present six plays beginning on May 6th, 2015, with a company of actors performing in repertory. All of the plays focus on historical figures, including Laurette Taylor, Billie Holiday, Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and more. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update 11/25 - Adam Anderson in Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update 11/25 - Adam Anderson in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic DirectorCity of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic DirectorWilliam Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Spring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary BalletSpring 2015's Elite Dance Tournament to Award Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for their, partner to launch the first annual Elite Dance Tournament. The new national competition, which is focused on educational empowerment through constructive evaluation, will take place in six cities with a variety of master classes and focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. In its inaugural year, the tournament will provide an apprenticeship with Complexions Dance Company; a full- time position with the Joffrey Concert Group; and $180,000 in cash and scholarships, including $10,000 each for the ultimate dancer, studio and choreographer. (more...)

kef theatrical productions Presents IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID, Now thru 9/14kef theatrical productions Presents IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

kef theatrical productions will present IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID - the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald - from today, August 28 to September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID is a sly time-bending comedy in a special immersive production that tosses the audience into the center of the action. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pennylynn White and More in Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOSTPhoto Flash: First Look at Pennylynn White and More in Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. Scroll down for a first look at WHAT WAS LOST onstage! (more...)

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