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Stephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' AwardsStephen Adly Guirgis Honored Tonight at the 2014 'Mimi' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather tonight, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First PerformancePlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries for POCATELLO's First Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of POCATELLO, a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful). (more...)

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDSHarold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust to Celebrate Work of Stephen Adly Guirgis at Seventh Annual 'MIMI' AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 17, 2014, to to honor acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as he receives the 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting his work will be presented at the 7th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate WritersPlaywrights Horizons Unveils New Initiatives to Compensate Writers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Playwrights Horizons today announced several major initiatives that will expand the ways in which theater writers are compensated. As a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists and to the production of their new work, Playwrights Horizons is committed to establishing new standards in compensation that will directly benefit all of its writers and taking a leadership position in responding to the reality that theater writers are among the lowest-compensated creative artists in America. (more...)

THE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater WitTHE SANTALAND DIARES to Run 11/21-12/28 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Fear not fans of subversive holiday entertainment. Theater Wit is re-gifting Chicago with its 11th annual production of The Santaland Diaries, based on David Sedaris' true comic tale of his hilarious stint as one of Santa's elves at Macy's Department Store. (more...)

Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4Atlantic Theater to Kick Off 'Amplified' Series with Max Posner's GUN LOGISTICS, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will kick off its new reading series, AMPLIFIED, with Max Posner's Gun Logistics on Tuesday, November 4th at 2pm at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street), directed by Oliver Butler and featuring actors Paul Thureen and Birgit Huppuch. (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsGRAND CONCOURSE Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday, October 17 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons' world premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (author of There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, which concludes its extended run this Sunday evening on the Mainstage. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Online Lottery Entries for GRAND CONCOURSE's First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Online Lottery Entries for GRAND CONCOURSE's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the world premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature, Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of DevelopmentPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced the appointment of Liz Fallon Culp as the institution's new Director of Development. Ms. Culp joins the acclaimed theater company direct from New York Public Radio (WNYC/WQXR), where she served as the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving. She began with the theater company this month, leading its seven-person Development department. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends BOOTYCANDY Through October 19Playwrights Horizons Extends BOOTYCANDY Through October 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced today that their New York premiere production of the acclaimed new play Bootycandy, written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara, would extend an additional week. The production is the season opener of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. After opening on Wednesday, September 10, the limited engagement -- originally scheduled to play through Sunday, October 12 -- will now play through Sunday, October 19 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSEIsmenia Mendes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Tickets go on sale to the general public and rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 16 for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. It follows the critically-acclaimed Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara, now playing on the Mainstage. (more...)

DMT Announces First Bare Bones Readings of the 2014 - 2015 SeasonDMT Announces First Bare Bones Readings of the 2014 - 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) is excited to announce the first production in the 2014-2015 'Bare Bones' staged reading series: the West Coast premiere of "WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA" by Melissa James Gibson, a quirky, poignant funny-sad play about lost souls and the partially examined life. (more...)

T.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights HorizonsT.R. Knight Will Return to the Stage in Samuel D. Hunter's POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced casting for POCATELLO, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of MarketingPlaywrights Horizons Welcomes New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

After a national search, Playwrights Horizons announced today the appointment of Kyle Sircus as the institution's new Director of Marketing. Beginning Monday, September 22, Mr. Sircus will join the acclaimed theater company direct from Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, CA, where he currently serves as Marketing Manager, a position created especially for him in July 2012. Mr. Sircus will lead the theater company's seven-person Marketing Department. (more...)

Epic Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Focus on Relationships, Featuring BAD JEWS and MoreEpic Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Focus on Relationships, Featuring BAD JEWS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Epic Theatre Company's just-announced 2014-2015 season will include works by playwrights including Ruhl, Chekhov, Harmon, and more. The upcoming season will feature nine plays, including six Rhode Island Premieres. (more...)

Jessica Frances Dukes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY; Tickets Now On SaleJessica Frances Dukes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting today, Wednesday, July 23 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of BOOTYCANDY, a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (director of In the Continuum, author of Antebellum and Insurrection: Holding History). Rehearsals for the season opener of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season are set to begin next Friday, August 1. (more...)

Soho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled GalaSoho Rep. Meets Fundraising Goal Following Cancelled Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On March 31, 300 friends, artists and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor Soho Rep.'s Board Chair Jon Dembrow at their annual spring gala. Forty-five minutes into the evening, the beam supporting a second-story balcony at the event venue, Angel Orensanz Center, cracked. The building was deemed unsafe and all the guests were evacuated by the FDNY. The cancellation of the event and on-site auction left Soho Rep. with a projected end-of-the-fiscal-year deficit of $68,000. (more...)

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