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Hero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play FestivalHero Theatre to Host Maria Irene Fornes Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's 2016/2017 season will commence with Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The festival of plays will be presented as staged readings. It will include some of Fornes' most celebrated works in addition to featuring plays written by some of her students who are amongst some of the most prominent Latina/o writers in America today. Esteemed dramaturg, literary agent and founder of This Distracted Globe Consultancy, Morgan Jenness, will serve as consultant on the project. (more...)

Figure 8's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS to Play the Woodland Hills Community Church, 8/8-9Figure 8's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS to Play the Woodland Hills Community Church, 8/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Come see Figure 8 Theatre's first production, a show that LA Weekly has called 'One of the most powerful plays written about the mysteries and shared hallucinations of the female experience', Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes' classic feminist play, Fefu and her Friends, is one of the best loved Off-Broadway plays of all time. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre's world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos.  (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for July 2015Upcoming CD Releases for July 2015
by - Jul 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for July, 2015. (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

Road Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This FallRoad Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of HOMEFREE, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. HOMEFREE will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40American Theater Company Artistic Director PJ Paparelli Dies at 40
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Chicago Tribune writes that PJ Paparelli, artistic director of Chicago's American Theater Company for seven years, died today, May 21, 2015 following a car accident while on vacation in Scotland earlier this week. He was 40. (more...)

Original Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CDOriginal Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Rattestick & piece by piece to Bring 'AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE' to Gym at JudsonRattestick & piece by piece to Bring 'AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE' to Gym at Judson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will begin performances Thursday, May 21 at 7pm at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The opening night is set for Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm. The production is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 27. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First TimeMasterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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Masterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic AlbumsMasterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic Albums
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Dames at Sea - The Original London Cast Recording (April 14), Two's Company (May 4), andAges of Man (June 16). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7Signature Extends Athol Fugard's THE PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK thru June 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the world premiere of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and directed by Athol Fugard. The production begins performances on April 21 and will now run through June 7 with a May 11 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Pico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMERPico Alexander, Noah Galvin, Kristine Nielsen and More to Lead Signature's WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for What I Did Last Summer, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Jim Simpson. The production runs April 28 to June 7 with a May 17 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

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...)

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