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BWW Interviews: Playwright Lisi DeHaas and LEAVE ME GREENBWW Interviews: Playwright Lisi DeHaas and LEAVE ME GREEN
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 26, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Playwright Lisi DeHaas about her career and her current show, 'Leave Me Green,' now being performed in New York City through April 11th. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides TheatreBay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Playwrights Foundation has announced a partnership with Tides Theatre as the new home for our annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), now in its 38th year, which will run July 17-27, 2015 at the 90-seat theater in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason, Lee Roy Reams and More Perform at LOVE N' COURAGE GalaPhoto Coverage: Luba Mason, Lee Roy Reams and More Perform at LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2015

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes (PRIVATE LIVES, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN) and composer David Amram (scores for the films SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) were just honored at Theater for the New City's 12th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE evening. An annual event that benefits TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event was hosted by Phoebe Legere and Matt Morillo and featured performances by Ms. Grimes, Mr. Amram, Vinie Burrows, Judy Gorman, Yip Harburg Foundation's Rainbow Troupe, Luba Mason, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, and The Love Show, along with select excerpts from plays by Andrea Fulton, Georges Bizet, Daniel Catan and Seymour Barab. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE GalaPhoto Coverage: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2015

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes (PRIVATE LIVES, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN) and composer David Amram (scores for the films SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) were just honored at Theater for the New City's 12th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE evening. An annual event that benefits TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event was hosted by Phoebe Legere and Matt Morillo and featured performances by Ms. Grimes, Mr. Amram, Vinie Burrows, Judy Gorman, Yip Harburg Foundation's Rainbow Troupe, Luba Mason, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, and The Love Show, along with select excerpts from plays by Andrea Fulton, Georges Bizet, Daniel Catan and Seymour Barab. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams, Roberta Wallach & Rosie Mendez Join Theater for the New City's Tammy Grimes TributeLee Roy Reams, Roberta Wallach & Rosie Mendez Join Theater for the New City's Tammy Grimes Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes (PRIVATE LIVES, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN) and composer David Amram (scores for the films SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) will be honored at Theater for the New City's 12th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE evening on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OUT LOUD Kicks Off Third Season with Unique and Exciting FEFU AND HER FRIENDSBWW Reviews: OUT LOUD Kicks Off Third Season with Unique and Exciting FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by Robert Barossi - Feb 23, 2015

There are an endless number of ways for a new theater company to make its mark. In a crowded artistic and theatrical landscape, a fledgling company must find a way to stand out and be noticed. A way to make its voice heard. Some will succeed spectacularly while others will fail just as spectacularly. Now entering its third season, OUT LOUD Theatre has begun to carve out quite a successful path for itself. Last season's Metamorphoses proved just how talented and skillful the company could be at pure storytelling. This season's opening show, Fefu and Her Friends, allows the company to demonstrate equal talent in bringing a distinctive voice and vision to a theatrical event that is entertaining and exhilarating. (more...)

LOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY Runs 3/11-15 at Alchemical TheatreLOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY Runs 3/11-15 at Alchemical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

A large, diverse cast will present LOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY, by award-winning New York playwright Robin Rice Lichtig, at Alchemical Theatre in Manhattan March 11 through 15. (more...)

Tammy Grimes & David Amram to be Honored at Theater for the New City's LOVE N' COURAGE BenefitTammy Grimes & David Amram to be Honored at Theater for the New City's LOVE N' COURAGE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes (PRIVATE LIVES, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN) and composer David Amram (scores for the films SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) will be honored at Theater for the New City's 12th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE evening on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South), it has been announced by Crystal Field, TNC's Executive Director (and an actress who appeared in SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS). Ms. Grimes will be awarded Theater for the New City's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22Cutting Ball Theater Presents New ANTIGONE Translation, 2/19-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with a new translation of ANTIGONE (February 19-March 22; press opening February 22). Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OUT LOUD Theatre Promises Innovative, Immersive Theatrical Experiences in Season ThreeBWW Interviews: OUT LOUD Theatre Promises Innovative, Immersive Theatrical Experiences in Season Three
by Veronica Bruscini - Jan 5, 2015

Kira Hawkridge, OUT LOUD's artistic director, joined BroadwayWorld Rhode Island to discuss the season's productions and preview how these selections fit into OUT LOUD's vision for innovative and immersive theatrical experiences. (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Opens Next Month at The OdysseySMOKE AND MIRRORS Opens Next Month at The Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The magic continues when one of L.A.'s most beloved and longest running shows, Smoke and Mirrors moves to the Odyssey Theatre on Jan. 17 through March 15. Created by and starring noted actor and lifetime member of the Magic Castle, Albie Selznick and co-produced with Ron Sossi, artistic director of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the L.A. Times Critic's Choice smash hit directed by David Schweizer makes its debut in West L.A. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue 12th Season with TREE This WinterSan Francisco Playhouse to Continue 12th Season with TREE This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse begins the new year of its twelfth season with the regional premiere of Tree, by Julie Hebert and directed by Jon Tracy. (more...)

NUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown CenterNUTCRACKER: PART 1, THE WORKSHOP to Play Knockdown Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Nutcracker: Part I, The Workshop: An immersive, dance-theatre reimagining of the classic ballet, performed in the cavernous Knockdown Center, depicts the life-story of a woman (and dancer) named Clara. (more...)

2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of more than 80 brand new one minute plays by 53 Bay Area playwrights -- a highly vaunted group, all written within the past month specifically for the event. (more...)

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Hosts 'VintAge' Tonight at MIST HarlemWomen in the Arts & Media Coalition Hosts 'VintAge' Tonight at MIST Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, tonight, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem. (more...)

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition Presents VintAge TodayWomen in the Arts and Media Coalition Presents VintAge Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, today, October 18, 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed  Look at a Family Living in PovertyBWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed Look at a Family Living in Poverty
by Shari Barrett - Oct 13, 2014

Directed by Caitlin Hart, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is meant to be a poignant saga chronicling the life of Nadine's children, Birdie (Lisa Jai), Charlie (Marc Pelina), Rainbow (Alex Marshall-Brown) and Ray (Thaddeus Shafer), the son she gave away. As they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty, we witness the choices they make to survive and how their paths cross during the 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. (more...)

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition to Host 'VintAge' 10/18 at MIST HarlemWomen in the Arts & Media Coalition to Host 'VintAge' 10/18 at MIST Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is producing VintAge, one of its two Signature Events, supporting the voice and vision of women in the arts & media as they age, on Saturday, October 18, from 1-5:30 p.m. at MIST Harlem. (more...)

The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Kicks Off TonightThe Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. (more...)

The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? to Run 10/10-11/2The Vagrancy's WHAT OF THE NIGHT? to Run 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. Destitute and isolated, a 14-year old Birdie makes the brave decision to leave her family. 'I want something from life!' she cries as she abandons her loved ones in hopes of finding something more than sickness and crime. This decision propels Birdie, her family, and the viewer into a 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. Maria Irene Fornes delivers a masterful piece of theatre that entertains us, humors us, breaks our hearts, and ultimately challenges us to examine our own complicity in the unbridled divide between the haves and the have nots across America today. (more...)

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