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Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights HorizonsMusical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART, Starring Alfred Molina & Jane Kaczmarek, to Open This Weekend at WilliamstownAND NO MORE SHALL WE PART, Starring Alfred Molina & Jane Kaczmarek, to Open This Weekend at Williamstown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) hosts the opening night for the final Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, August 13th at 8:00pm with the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part (August 10th -August 21st). (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Teams with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adds Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY to 2016-17 LineupGeffen Playhouse Teams with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adds Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY to 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has announced the addition of award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually to its 2016/2017 season, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The production is slated to run May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER to Open This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre FestivalWendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER to Open This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the final Main Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, August 6th at 8:00pm with Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (August 3 -August 21). (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

POSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre FestivalPOSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the third Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm with the world premiere of POSTER BOY (July 27th-August 7th). (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Ninth Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Kate Walsh, Grace Gummer Exit Williamstown Theatre Festival's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER; Replacements SetKate Walsh, Grace Gummer Exit Williamstown Theatre Festival's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER; Replacements Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced a casting update for the 2016 production of Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Launch 2016 Season with THE ROSE TATTOO and COST OF LIVING This WeekendWilliamstown Theatre Festival to Launch 2016 Season with THE ROSE TATTOO and COST OF LIVING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for its first two shows of the 2016 Season this Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Windy City Playhouse's THIS Muddles in the In-BetweenBWW Review: Windy City Playhouse's THIS Muddles in the In-Between
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 27, 2016

Both Melissa James Gibson's play THIS and Windy City Playhouse's production exist on a precipice. For the characters in Gibson's script, they stand on the ledge approaching forty and the onset of middle age, while also waxing nostalgic about the good old college days.These college friends-Jane, Marrell, and Alan (plus Marrell's spouse, Tom, and Jean-Pierre, a new, misplaced member of the circle)-stand firmly in that liminal space. The characters must navigate both the loss of a loved one (Jane is recently widowed) and the creation of new life (Marrell and Tom are parents to a newborn son). And while Gibson's characters seem to be contemplating major life experiences, she also paints them as exceedingly privileged and self-absorbed-in such a way that it becomes rather difficult to sympathize with them. Similarly, Windy City Playhouse's production (with direction by Artistic Associate Carl Menninger) occupies an in-between status-partly entertaining (with an occasional laugh-out-loud funny line delivery), partly striving towards deep emotional complexity. Unfortunately, THIS never swings far enough in either direction to be memorable.  (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATSClubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsGregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Commisions New Works by Simon Stephens, Jennifer Haley & MoreAtlantic Theater Commisions New Works by Simon Stephens, Jennifer Haley & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced commissions of six new plays by Jocelyn Bioh, Jennifer Haley, Paola Lazaro, Qui Nguyen, Heidi Schreck, and Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring GalaPlaywrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (more...)

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