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Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's THE MAY QUEEN, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's THE MAY QUEEN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

A new comedy by Molly Smith Metzler closes the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents The May Queen. Directed by Amanda Charlton, The May Queen runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 3 through May 29. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar Named Arena Stage Resident PlaywrightPulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar Named Arena Stage Resident Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Artistic Director Molly Smith announces Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar as Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's next resident playwright as part of the American Voices New Play Institute, effective July 2016 through June 2017. Akhtar's emotionally-charged drama Disgraced, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, completes Arena Stage's 2015/16 season. Now in previews, the production officially opens April 28 and runs through May 29, 2016. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center to Stage Molly Smith Metzler's THE MAY QUEENGeva Theatre Center to Stage Molly Smith Metzler's THE MAY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

A new comedy by Molly Smith Metzler closes the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents The May Queen. Directed by Amanda Charlton, The May Queen runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 3 through May 29. (more...)

2016 Shaw Festival to Open with Pulitzer Prize Winner OUR TOWN2016 Shaw Festival to Open with Pulitzer Prize Winner OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Shaw Festival's 55th season begins Saturday at 2 p.m. with the first preview of Thornton Wilder's beloved play Our Town. Molly Smith, artistic director of Washington, D.C's Tony award-winning Arena Stage, returns to The Shaw to breathe vivid, new life into this classic piece of theatre - a talent she displayed so brilliantly in her production of My Fair Lady in 2011. (more...)

Arena Stage to Host 7th Annual D.C. Career Fair This MonthArena Stage to Host 7th Annual D.C. Career Fair This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, opens its doors for the seventh D.C. Career Fair Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mead Center (1101 Sixth St., SW). Throughout the past three-and-a-half years, Arena Stage has partnered with nearly 75 participating organizations and served a combined total of more than 6,800 community members by hosting regular career fairs. (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Voices of Now Festival in MayArena Stage to Host Voices of Now Festival in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host the Voices of Now Festival, a four-day event featuring original works of theater written and performed by 10 different youth ensembles. (more...)

Arena Stage's Guy Bergquist Wins 2016 USITT Wally Russell Professional Mentor AwardArena Stage's Guy Bergquist Wins 2016 USITT Wally Russell Professional Mentor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Arena Stage's Guy Bergquist received USITT's 2016 Wally Russell Professional Mentor Award Friday at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Breaks Box Office Records at GevaTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Breaks Box Office Records at Geva
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

? In October, Geva Theatre Center announced that the opening production 2015-2016 Season, Monty Python's Spamalot, was the highest grossing five-week run in Geva history. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Honorees for Benefit Headlined by Ana GasteyerArena Stage Announces Honorees for Benefit Headlined by Ana Gasteyer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

As previously announced, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that includes the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, Monday, May 9, 2016. Additional details for the exclusive evening have been confirmed, including a host of D.C. luminaries serving on the honorary committee led by Event Chair and Arena Stage Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michele G. Berman. The evening will kick off with a VIP cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, followed by the performance, after which guests will enjoy a post-show party with desserts and dancing. (more...)

Good Theater to Present James Lapine's ACT ONEGood Theater to Present James Lapine's ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland will close its 14th season with the regional theater premiere of ACT ONE by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart.  Good Theater is the first company to do Act One since its Broadway debut in 2014.  The production opens April 6 and runs through May 1.  Tickets are available by calling the Good Theater box office at 207-885-5883 or going to the company's website www.goodtheater.com  where tickets may be purchased on line. (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 SeasonGlenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Good Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: 'BOUNTIFUL,' Broadway Concerts & MoreGood Theater Sets 2016-17 Season: 'BOUNTIFUL,' Broadway Concerts & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center has announced its line-up for the company's 15th anniversary season opening in the fall of 2016 and running through the spring of 2017. (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading SeriesNOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

Arena Stage Celebrates 25 Years of Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship ProgramArena Stage Celebrates 25 Years of Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

More than 100 former fellows and interns will gather at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program. (more...)

Ned Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise RolesNed Eisenberg Joins The Old Globe's CAMP DAVID; Hallie Foote, Khaled Nabawy & Richard Thomas to Reprise Roles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its presentation of the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's thrilling new play CAMP DAVID, directed by Arena Stage's artistic director, Molly Smith. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Lineup for the 2016/2017 SeasonPlayMakers Repertory Company Announces Lineup for the 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly announces its 2016/17 Season.  Dynamic plays from three important women playwrights, plus a landmark drama by Arthur Miller, a romantic Shakespearean romp and a beloved musical masterpiece will highlight the new Mainstage Season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The new season is the first selected for the theater by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' new  Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

New BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 LineupNew BeBe Winans Musical 'BORN FOR THIS', Kathleen Turner and More Among Arena Stage's 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Arena Stage just announced an exciting, starry 2016/17 season, which will showcase the theater's mission of American voices and artists. (more...)

Hoarder Drama KEEP to Play TBG Theatre This SpringHoarder Drama KEEP to Play TBG Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Wide Eyed Productions and Mastodon Theatre Company will present the world premiere of KEEP by Francesca Pazniokas. Directed by Stephanie C. Cunningham, previews begin April 7 at TBG Theatre. Opening night is slated for Friday, April 14. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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