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Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices FestivalFree Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016?. The Segal Center will showcase eight play readings of some of the world's most respected dramatists. (more...)

Announcing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play FestivalAnnouncing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world's most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright. (more...)

New Schulman & Roberts Musical GOLDSTEIN to Receive Industry PresentationNew Schulman & Roberts Musical GOLDSTEIN to Receive Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theater Lab and The Schulberts will present the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts, GOLDSTEIN, directed by Christopher Scott. The musical, which is aimed for an Off-Broadway production, will be presented on Friday, April 15 at 3pm and Monday, April 18 at 7pm at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Because He Can, Shawn Moninger Presents Cabaret Filled with Humor, Heart and Spirituality at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Review: Because He Can, Shawn Moninger Presents Cabaret Filled with Humor, Heart and Spirituality at the Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 4, 2016

It took 30 years for Shawn Moninger, a Unity minister and longtime technical director with four MAC awards, to move out of the booth and onto the stage. His show Because I Can (which has been running monthly at the Metropolitan Room since last November) is more a one-man Off-Broadway comedy show than typical cabaret. Almost without exception, the opening of a cabaret show is the weakest. Performers tend to warm up around the third or fourth number. That was not the case at the February 27 show, or as Moniger put it, 'the Senior Citizen Happy Hour.' (more...)

'TIL DEATH DO US PART Presented at the Overtures Series'TIL DEATH DO US PART Presented at the Overtures Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Gallery Players presents 'TIL DEATH DO US PART, a New Musical by Bobby Cronin & Caroline Prugh, presented as part of the Overtures Series at the Gallery Players. (more...)

Sundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition FilmsSundance Sets 2016 Lineup of U.S., World Competition Films
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced today the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Films that have premiered in these sections include Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station,Whiplash, Blackfish, The September Issue, The Cove, An Education, Animal Kingdom, Precious, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Obvious Child, Tangerine and Escape from Tomorrow. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Prince of The Liminal PlayhouseBWW Interview: Tony Prince of The Liminal Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Aug 30, 2015

Liminal: adjective - 1. Of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process, 2. Occupying a position at, or on both side of a boundary or threshold (more...)

CHRISTMAS ON MARS to Launch The Liminal Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonCHRISTMAS ON MARS to Launch The Liminal Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Artistic Director Tony Prince and Producing Director Richard McGrew are delighted to announce the 2015 - 2016 season of The Liminal Playhouse. (more...)

OSF to Launch National artEquity Facilitator Training ProgramOSF to Launch National artEquity Facilitator Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce the launch of artEquity, a facilitator training initiative for theatre companies nationwide. Supported by a $145,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, artEquity will provide facilitation skills and capacity building in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity. (more...)

Julia Murney Set for Industry Reading of THE GOLDSTEIN VARIATIONS Next WeekJulia Murney Set for Industry Reading of THE GOLDSTEIN VARIATIONS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Industry folks will get a chance to see the newest musical by the writing/producing duo Charlie Schulman & Michael Roberts (aka The Schulberts), The Goldstein Variations, directed by Daniel Kutner. The musical, which is slated to open Off-Broadway in October 2015, will be presented in concert Monday, June 8 at 7pm at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at 5 West 63rd Street.  (more...)

Derby City Playwrights Sets Two Play Readings for This MonthDerby City Playwrights Sets Two Play Readings for This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Derby City Playwrights, an organization devoted to developing the works of Louisville writers, announces the third of four planned series of public play readings. Readings of Tender by Bryce Woodard will be featured on May 17 and Another Man's Treasure by Ben Gierhart will be featured on May 31 at 7:30 pm each Sunday at the Bard's Town Theatre. (more...)

Tech Innovators Descend Upon Nation's Capital in Celebration of Internet IndependenceTech Innovators Descend Upon Nation's Capital in Celebration of Internet Independence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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TCG Announces Grants for Mid-Career, Veteran Theatre ProfessionalsTCG Announces Grants for Mid-Career, Veteran Theatre Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2015 Round 3 Cycle A recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support four mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills. The goal of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and the future of theatre. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ONE FOR MY BABY, Starring Vivian Reed and Daniel Jenkins, Heads to 54 Below for 4/30 ConcertBroadway-Bound ONE FOR MY BABY, Starring Vivian Reed and Daniel Jenkins, Heads to 54 Below for 4/30 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The new Broadway-bound musical ONE FOR MY BABY, which features the music of celebrated composer Harold Arlen, will have a special one-night-only abridged version of the show on April 30th at 54 Below. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27Playwrights from Middle East & Eastern Europe Set for 'hotINK at The Lark' 2015, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

hotINK at The Lark is proud to present four play readings, written by playwrights who hail from the Middle East and Eastern Europe: MRS. GHADA'S PAIN THRESHOLD by Abdullah Alkafri (Syria), translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak; I.D. by Amahl Khouri (Jordan); MINE WATER by Csaba Szekely (Romania), translated by Mari Albert; THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF WASHING MACHINES by Elise Wilk (Romania), translated by Ioana Ieronim. (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

MUSEMATCH 3 Pairs 15 Singers, Composers to Benefit The Trevor Project TonightMUSEMATCH 3 Pairs 15 Singers, Composers to Benefit The Trevor Project Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Muse Match, an evening that seeks to answer the question, 'What happens when 15 composers go on a musical theater-blind date with 15 singers?,' will be presented tonight, October 24 2014, at 11:30 PM at 54 Below. (more...)

Randy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Dominic Chianese & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

MUSEMATCH 3 to Pair 15 Singers, Composers to Benefit The Trevor Project, 10/24MUSEMATCH 3 to Pair 15 Singers, Composers to Benefit The Trevor Project, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Muse Match, an evening that seeks to answer the question, 'What happens when 15 composers go on a musical theater-blind date with 15 singers?,' will be presented Friday October 24 2014, at 11:30 PM at 54 Below. (more...)

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