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The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts CenterAin Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHATGulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic DirectorAmerican Conservatory Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andy Donald as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Andy will take on producing and presenting duties within the artistic department, as well as taking the lead in the commissioning and development of new work. Andy will begin his role as Associate Artistic Director on July 5, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

? 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, for four performances only at the Royal Family Arts Centre.  Kristen Lee Rosenfeld serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.  (more...)

Annual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in JulyAnnual 'Playwrights for a Cause', Benefitting New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, to Be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The annual Playwrights for a Cause benefit will be Sunday, July 24th at 7:30 pm at the Atlantic Theatre (Linda Gross Theater), 336 West 20th Street, NYC 10011. The special performance will include six original plays. This year the playwrights for the benefit will include: Israel Horovitz, Dominique Morisseau, Antoinette Nwandu, John Patrick Shanley, Regina Taylor as well as an award-winning writer from the Planet Connections community that will be announced later. (more...)

Boundless Theatre Company to Stage NYC Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, 5/19-6/5Boundless Theatre Company to Stage NYC Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, 5/19-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Boundless Theatre Company will present the New York Premiere of Octavio Solis' PROSPECT, directed by Elena Araoz (Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at the 64E 4th Street Theater (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), May 19-June 5 with performances on Thu 5/19, Wed 5/25, Thu 5/26 & Thu 6/2 at 7pm, Fri 5/20, Sat 5/21, Fri 5/27, Fri 6/3 & Sat 6/4 at 8pm, Sun 5/22 & 6/5 at 3pm, and Sat 6/4 at 2pm. Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.boundlesstheatre.org or by calling 212-868-4444.  (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This WeekNathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

PlayPenn Sets Plays, Playwrights for 2016 New Play Development ConferencePlayPenn Sets Plays, Playwrights for 2016 New Play Development Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's nationally recognized professional new play development organization, will hold its 12th annual New Play Development Conference from July 5 - July 24 in Philadelphia at The Drake, a new home for new plays. The Conference, including three weeks of intensive work on six works-in-progress, will offer staged readings open to the public. The six selected plays and playwrights are: (more...)

F*It Club to Continue Series of Short World Premiere Plays at IRT TheatreF*It Club to Continue Series of Short World Premiere Plays at IRT Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Crush, six new short plays by  Kevin Artigue (The Forcings), Stephanie Del Rosso (Flee), Catya McMullen (Everything is Probably Going to be Okay), Seth Moore (Seawife), Gregory S. Moss (Billy Witch), and Ariel Stess (Heartbreak). (more...)

YOUNGER's Nico Tortorella to Lead World Premiere of Jordan Jaffe's CRUDE Off-BroadwayYOUNGER's Nico Tortorella to Lead World Premiere of Jordan Jaffe's CRUDE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Black Lab Theatre announced today that Crude, a new dark comedy by Jordan Jaffe, will play a strictly limited world premiere engagement at Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street) for an Ars Nova Fling, as part of Black Lab Theatre's new play development program, 'The Pipeline.” (more...)

Schedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on HalstedSchedule, Directors Announced for Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays' 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those five scripts will be performed as Enhanced Staged Readings at the Center On Halsted's Hoover-Leppen, 3540 N Halsted, during Gay Play and Musical Weekend which is April 22 to 24, 2016. Tickets for the event are pay-what-you-can (suggested $10). Find more information at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. (more...)

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Begins Workshop Rehearsals; Full Cast AnnouncedMax Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Begins Workshop Rehearsals; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, began rehearsals last week in New York City and will culminate in three industry presentations on March 31st and April 1st. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is produced by Invisible Wall Productions, and they are proud to announce the cast and creative team. (more...)

Theresa Rose to Bring FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK to The DuplexTheresa Rose to Bring FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Theresa Rose in FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK will play again at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on March 24th at 7pm. (more...)

Miles G. Jackson to Star in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse; Cast Announced!Miles G. Jackson to Star in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs April 12 through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. Miles G. Jackson (4000 Miles) will portray the titular Jewish artist Asher Lev, who must be a painter despite his faith and the will of his family. Bob Ari (Frost/Nixon, GSP's Red) and Lena Kaminsky (Law & Order, GSP's The Pillowman) both return to George Street to round out the cast.  MY NAME IS ASHER LEV will be directed by George Street Playhouse Director of Education and Outreach, Jim Jack. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sanguine's Premiere of PRIMARY at IRT TheaterCast Announced for Sanguine's Premiere of PRIMARY at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Gracie Gardner's PRIMARY, directed by Alex Keegan at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), April 6-24 with performances Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2483539 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. (more...)

Rep Stage to Conclude Season with Brooke Berman's HUNTING AND GATHERINGRep Stage to Conclude Season with Brooke Berman's HUNTING AND GATHERING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 23rd season with Brooke Berman's "Hunting and Gathering," directed by Kasi Campbell. Named as one of the Ten Best Plays by New York Magazine and lauded by Variety for its "bracing wit and intelligence," the play features four New Yorkers as they seek shelter, physically and spiritually, in a variety of temporary homes and with one another. In this smart and sexy comedy, relationship questions are recast as real estate issues-Who will move in with whom? What will be the price of this commitment?-and Berman take a fresh approach to examining the trials and tribulations of being on your own in a bewildering existential landscape. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 SeasonClaudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2015 New Play Prize WinnersMarin Theatre Company Announces 2015 New Play Prize Winners
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is proud to announce Rachel Bonds as the 2015 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner for her play Swimmers-which is currently running on the MTC mainstage-and Nick Gandiello as the 2015 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner for his play Sunrise Highway. Now in its ninth year, MTC's two new play prizes continue to celebrate the work of the American playwright and encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage. (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...)

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