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Birth Place: Havana, CUBA
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Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To LiveStars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm — a Special Book Event for “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live” — a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand — will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Hollyhock House Presents Immersive Experience FEFU AND HER FRIENDSPhoto Flash: Hollyhock House Presents Immersive Experience FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

This May, in celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th anniversary, UNESCO World Heritage List-nominated Hollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production in association with Circle X Theatre Co. of a very unique immersive event, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, written by Maria Irene Fornes, with choreography by Zsofia Nemes, musical composition by Daniel Szabo and directed by Kate Jopson. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Present MUD and A MAP OF VIRTUE in RepBrown/Trinity Rep to Present MUD and A MAP OF VIRTUE in Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents two riveting dramatic works. Under the direction of Mauricio Salgado '18, Maria Irene Fornes' Mud begins performances on May 5. Erin Courtney's A Map of Virtue, directed by Kate Bergstrom, begins May 6. (more...)

Shattered Globe's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Extends Through 5/27Shattered Globe's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Extends Through 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Due to popular demand, Shattered Globe Theatre's hit Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will add one additional week of performances, extending through May 27, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  Directed by Jessica Thebus, the imaginative and moving drama was written for Ruhl's mother, Kathleen Ruhl, who stars in the Shattered Globe production. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring LuncheonNew Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More! (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS in Aline Barnsdall's Hollyhock HouseTheatre in Historic Places: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS in Aline Barnsdall's Hollyhock House
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 18, 2017

Nearly a hundred years after Aline Barnsdall first envisioned an artist colony on Olive Hill in the middle of Hollywood, the public will have a rare opportunity to experience her dream come to life. Beginning May 6th, Hollyhock House, in partnership with Circle X Theatre Co. and J.U.S.T. Toys Productions, presents the Maria Irene Fornes play FEFU AND HER FRIENDS staged as an immersive theatrical event inside Hollyhock House. It is a first for this historical beauty and an exciting project that unites the past and present in more ways than one.  (more...)

Musical Comedy GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS Comes to Theater for the New CityMusical Comedy GIOVANNI THE FEARLESS Comes to Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Giovanni The Fearless, a new commedia dell'arte folk opera ideal for all audiences, including grandparents, parents and their kids. (more...)

Athena Theatre presents A NEW MEMORYAthena Theatre presents A NEW MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Athena Theatre selected eight playwrights for its playwriting group, Athena Writes, assembled for a one-year exploration of the theme 'A New Memory'.  It centers on Athena Theatre's commitment to supporting new works that push the boundaries of live theatre. These eight plays were curated and written while in residence with Athena Theatre. (more...)

Riveting Production of MUD Coming to Raue Center for the ArtsRiveting Production of MUD Coming to Raue Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce two performances of the heartwarming tragedy 'MUD' at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 6, 2017. A provocative play by Cuban-born playwright Maria Irene Fornes, 'MUD' deals with themes of illiteracy, poverty and hunger. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's New Work FATALES to Headline 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights FestivalLauren Gunderson's New Work FATALES to Headline 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) Artistic Director Amy Mueller has announced a year-long celebration of its illustrious 40-year legacy discovering and supporting unknown playwrights, who have gone on to become some of the most important contemporary voices of American theater. Playwrights Foundation kicks off the 40th Anniversary celebration with its flagship event, the annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) July 14 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco CA. (more...)

The 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins 7/14The 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Begins 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation (PF) Artistic Director Amy Mueller has announced a year-long celebration of its illustrious 40-year legacy discovering and supporting unknown playwrights, who have gone on to become some of the most important contemporary voices of American theater.  Playwrights Foundation kicks off the 40th Anniversary celebration with its flagship event, the annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) July 14 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco CA.  The Festival is a two-week celebration of playwriting during which six new plays, selected from over 500 submissions, are performed as staged readings with top Bay Area actors, offering audiences an intimate experience of engaging with the creative process.  Tickets go on sale June 1st.  For more information, visit our new website, playwrightsfoundation.org. (more...)

Hollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production FEFU AND HER FRIENDSHollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

This May, in celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th anniversary, UNESCO World Heritage List-nominated Hollyhock House presents a J.U.S.T. Toys Production in association withCircle X Theatre Co. of a very unique immersive event, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, written by Maria Irene Fornes, with choreography by Zsofia Nemes, musical composition by Daniel Szabo and directed by Kate Jopson. FEFU AND HER FREIENDS is the first play EVER to be performed at the iconic house, which is located in the heart of Barnsdall Art Park, a vibrant, artistic and recreational destination. With just 20 guests admitted to each of the 12 performances, attendees will enjoy a truly intimate front row experience at the play, which previews on Thursday, May 4; with a press opening on Friday, May 5 at 8pm and runs through Sunday, May 28 (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027). (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts Tonight Off-BroadwayTHE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning tonight, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Wish The Beatles a Happy Birthday at Bash Thrown by Theater for the New CityWish The Beatles a Happy Birthday at Bash Thrown by Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Happy Birthday to the Beatles - In the year of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Theater for the New City presents a birthday celebration (complete with cake), press conference and performance of IMAGINE, a theatrical tribute to the Beatles comprised of scenes inspired by the band and their songs. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts This Week Off-BroadwayTHE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning this Thursday, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THENTheater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Theater for the New City takes you to the past where theater ghosts enlighten the present in Ghost Light Now & Then, a new play by Barbara Kahn. (more...)

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