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 The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS The 2017 FRIGID Festival Presents THE REFUGEE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents The Refugee Plays, five short plays by Charles Gershman, Penny Jackson, Callie Kimball, Carlos Castro, and Sean E. Cunningham that tell powerful stories of refugees today. Dan Dinero, Logan Reed, and Rachel Dart direct. Performances will be staged at The Kraine Theater, located at 85 E. 4th St. between 2nd Ave Bowery in NYC for five performances from February 16 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTILaguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR Coming to Z SpaceThe Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR Coming to Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions will present The Town Hall Affair at Z Space, April 6-16, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8pm. (more...)

New Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT Examines Women's Rights at Theater for the New CityNew Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT Examines Women's Rights at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Theater For the New City has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, a new play by Walter Corwin that spotlights the wrongdoings against women since the Garden of Eden through the present day and suggests the problems a woman president could face, running tonight, November 2nd, through 13th in the Cabaret at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). (more...)

The Vagrancy Announces MACBETHThe Vagrancy Announces MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Following THE VAGRANCY's OVATION NOMINATED, West Coast Premiere of Maria Irene Fornes' WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, the Los Angeles based theatre company proudly presents Shakespeare's deliciously murderous MACBETH, helmed by Artistic Director CAITLIN HART. (more...)

BWW Review: MUD at Thinking Cap TheatreBWW Review: MUD at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - Oct 26, 2016

Not a happy piece, but MUD is mesmerizing. As is usual with Thinking Cap's productions. (more...)

Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Set for TNCGhostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera LADY OF THE CASTLE Set for TNC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two musical tales of Jewish humor and heartbreak. The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. (more...)

Z Space and Piece by Piece Productions Present Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONAZ Space and Piece by Piece Productions Present Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions are pleased to present Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's evening-length work, Antigona, February 4-25, 2017. Press opening is on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

New Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT to Examine Women's Rights at Theater for the New CityNew Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT to Examine Women's Rights at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Theater For the New City has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, a new play by Walter Corwin that spotlights the wrongdoings against women since the Garden of Eden through the present day and suggests the problems a woman president could face, running November 2nd - 13th in the Cabaret at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). (more...)

Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKSTheatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS TonightTheater for the New City Presents Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

'Life Masks,' an evening of new works by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado, celebrates that even though you might now be of 'a certain age,' you still can fight for what you believe. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presents the evening tonight, September 29, through October 15. (more...)

The Vagrancy Announces MACBETHThe Vagrancy Announces MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Following THE VAGRANCY's OVATION NOMINATED, West Coast Premiere of Maria Irene Fornes' WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, the Los Angeles based theatre company proudly presents Shakespeare's deliciously murderous MACBETH, helmed by Artistic Director CAITLIN HART. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKSTheater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

'Life Masks,' an evening of new works by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado, celebrates that even though you might now be of 'a certain age,' you still can fight for what you believe.  Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presents the evening September 29 to October 15. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices FestivalLong Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Storytellers in Cartel Country at Borderlands TheaterStorytellers in Cartel Country at Borderlands Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Borderlands Theater presents the rolling world premiere of Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country by Richard Montoya (American Night, Water & Power) of the acclaimed Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash (Bowl of Beans, Chavez Ravine.) Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country traces in reverse the devastating headlines of a Mexican boy shot by US Border Patrol across the border fence. San Francisco theater artist, Sean San Jose, co-founder ofCampo Santo, directs. Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country begins with previews September 7th, Opening gala September 9th, and closes September 25th. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices FestivalLong Wharf Theatre to Host 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre's Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYSarah Ruhl's Mother Kathleen Ruhl to Star in Chicago Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager. Directed by Jessica Thebus, the production will feature Kathleen Ruhl, surrounded by the Shattered Globe Ensemble. FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Halcyon Theatre's FEFU AND HER FRIENDSAll-Female Cast Set for Halcyon Theatre's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre announces casting for Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, the first show of the company's 11th season. (more...)

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