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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...)

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...)

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-DistrictUniversity of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.  (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FURDramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

Telenovela-Inspired Hilarity Comes to Garden Theatre StageTelenovela-Inspired Hilarity Comes to Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to announce the outrageously funny Destiny of Desire, An Unapologetic Telenovela in Two Acts, showing March 17 - April 9, 2017. The media sponsor for Destiny of Desire is Telemundo Orlando, and supporting sponsors include Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. This project is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This SpringEstelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning 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 GRAND THEFT MUSICALTheater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THENTheater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 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...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOTLA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula VogelNew Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 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 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

 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...)

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