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The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classicMy Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

City Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next MonthCity Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

City Theatre announces the lineup for this year's two-day Momentum festival, featuring new works by returning favorites Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

2015 Princeton Festival Offers Music, Dance, Musical Comedy, Opera & Free Lectures2015 Princeton Festival Offers Music, Dance, Musical Comedy, Opera & Free Lectures
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for events in The Princeton Festival's (www.princetonfestival.org) 2015 season, June 6-28, with 23 performances in 11 musical genres at venues in the Princeton area. There are also a number of free lectures, previews and special events. (more...)

Fiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANAFiasco's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Extends Through June 20 at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director, has extended once again Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona due to box office demand. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Announces Change in LeadershipSyracuse Stage Announces Change in Leadership
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

This summer, a transition in leadership will begin at Syracuse Stage as Timothy Bond, producing artistic director, and Jeffrey Woodward, managing director, have announced plans to pursue new opportunities. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The DramaLeague(Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the81stAnnual DramaLeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee,Hand to God'sSteven Boyer with special guest Tyrone,today May 15, 2015in the Broadway Ballroom atthe Marriott Marquis Times Square(1535 Broadway). Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHYAurora Theatre Company Extends THE HOW AND THE WHY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Due to popular pre-sale demand, a year in advance, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will extend West Coast Premiere of Sarah Treem's (Netflix's House of Cards, HBO's In Treatment) thought-provoking THE HOW AND THE WHY, the third fully staged production to be performed in the company's second stage performance space, Harry's UpStage. The company will add an additional two weeks of performances to the original run dates. Acclaimed Bay Area actress and director Joy Carlin (Talley's Folly, After the Revolution, Body Awareness, Jack Goes Boating, Awake and Sing!) helms this intimate and keenly perceptive play about which the Washington Post said, "brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream." (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris NothClassic Stage Company Extends DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Starring Chris Noth
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, has announced that its upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard) will extend through Sunday, July 12. Previews will now begin Tuesday, June 2 with an official opening Thursday, June 18 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Marina Lazzaretto, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. (more...)

OnStage Seniors to to Present FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING at McCarterOnStage Seniors to to Present FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

McCarter Theatre Center willpresent the first public performance of First Time for Everything, a new play created and performed by OnStage Seniors: A Community Project of McCarter Theatre. The performance will take place on Friday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in McCarter's Berlind Rehearsal Room. (more...)

HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League recently announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards are being handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and BroadwayWorld will be updating the winners as they are announced! (more...)

Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FIVE MILE LAKE at McCarterPhoto Flash: FIVE MILE LAKE at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Check out photos from McCarter's FIVE MILE LAKE, which opened last night and runs through May 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE LIAR at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouseopens its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy runsnow through May23, directed by Penny Metropulos. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season. The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin). The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLDBen Vereen to Star in New Canadian Production WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
by Contests - Broadway - May 7, 2015

What a Wonderful Announcement!Legendary Star of Stage and ScreenBEN VEREENheadlines:WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD at the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia! (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Extends THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONATheatre for a New Audience Extends THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Due to box office demand, Theatre for a New Audience is extending its fourth production of the 2014-2015 season, Fiasco Theater's The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, for two additional weeks through Sunday, June 7, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opened on April 30. (more...)

BWW Previews:  Treat Mom to a Show in NJBWW Previews: Treat Mom to a Show in NJ
by Marina Kennedy - May 4, 2015

New Jersey has great entertainment choices for Mother's Day. Consider taking mom to a show. You can also purchase a gift certificate or season's subscription for that special lady in your life. (more...)

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