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Photo Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival GalaPhoto Coverage: Jessica Hecht and David Hyde Pierce Host the Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 9, 2016

Williamstown Theatre†Festival's annual Gala was just held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) last†night, February 8, 2016. The evening †included cocktails, dinner, and live auction led by Charity Auctioneer Robbie Gordy of Christie's New York.†Hosted by†Jessica Hecht and†David Hyde Pierce, the evening included special appearances and performances by: star of stage and screen†Ana Gasteyer,†Telly Leung†(Broadway's Allegiance),†Lindsay Mendez†(Broadway's Wicked), New York's hottest new band Sky-Pony (led by Tony Award-nominated singer/actress†Lauren Worsham†and musician/writer†Kyle Jarrow), and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTAAtlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

?Atlantic Theater Company has to announced the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, as part of its 2016-2017 season in the fall. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Opening Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The production opens tonight, December 14, at†Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), and†will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Playwrights Horizons†presents the New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), the play is the third production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season. The first preview is tonight, November 20 at 8PM at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production has an Opening Night set for Monday, December 14 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at†Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

The New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre ReviewsThe New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre Reviews
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Members and constituents of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 have been busy speaking out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. As of today,†their hard work has paid off. (more...)

BWW Review: BROOKLYN BRIDGE Is An Awesome Feat of Theatrical EngineeringBWW Review: BROOKLYN BRIDGE Is An Awesome Feat of Theatrical Engineering
by Herbert Paine - Nov 16, 2015

Whimsical, lyrical, and magical. A cornucopia of imaginatively crafted and elegantly integrated design elements. Charmingly acted portrayals of delightfully distinct characters. Rich with touchingly expressed insights about the journey to human connection. The vision of Melissa James Gibson's BROOKLYN BRIDGE has been fully realized in Ricky Araiza's staging of the play at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse on ASU's Tempe campus, featuring Olga Bezpaltchikova and a marvelous cast. (more...)

Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia TonightPlaywright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with PlayPenn and University of the Arts will present A Traveling Masters Event with Melissa James Gibson (Placebo, All Is Bright, The Americans) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program tonight, November 13 at 6:30 PM at †The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (401 South Broad Street). (more...)

Playwrights Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker and David Henry Hwang Discuss Steinberg AwardPlaywrights Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker and David Henry Hwang Discuss Steinberg Award
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

Playwrights Talk about the importance of grants and awards for young writers. (more...)

See the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights HorizonsSee the First Preview of MARJORIE PRIME for $5 at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, November 11, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere of 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime, a new play by Jordan Harrison (Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene at PH; Amazons and Their Men; Kid-Simple; 'Orange is the New Black'). (more...)

Works by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi AwardsWorks by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 16, 2015, to honor Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau at the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting their previous and new work will be presented at the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.† (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights HorizonsTaylor Mac's HIR Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their New York premiere production of HIR, a new play by Obie Award-winning theater artist Taylor Mac (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, The Lily's Revenge, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, The Young Ladies Of). (more...)

Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia, 11/13Playwright Melissa James Gibson Set for DGF Traveling Masters Event in Philadelphia, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund with PlayPenn and University of the Arts will present A Traveling Masters Event with Melissa James Gibson (Placebo, All Is Bright, The Americans) as part of DGF's Traveling Masters Program on Friday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at †The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (401 South Broad Street). (more...)

Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere. (more...)

80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Some of the greatest playwrights of our time, including Tracy Letts, Terrence McNally, Amy Herzog, John Guare and Tony Kushner,†banded together this week in support of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 (more...)

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, SKIES OVER SEATTLE and More Set for UW School of Drama's 75th SeasonTHE CRADLE WILL ROCK, SKIES OVER SEATTLE and More Set for UW School of Drama's 75th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is proud to announce its 75th Anniversary Season. This historic season will celebrate, honor, and build upon the School of Drama's deep connections to Seattle's theatre community and serve as a bridge between the School's rich history and its future. (more...)

80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue
by Jessica Khan - Oct 27, 2015

As previously reported, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 recently started a campaign to nudge†its members and constituents to speak out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre LabsSundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists participating in its two Fall artist development programs: the Alumni Writers Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY, which ran October 4-11, as well as the two-week Theatre Lab for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place November 8-22. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

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