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Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER tonight, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This EveningAmerican Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The American Theatre Wing recognizes the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants: writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Michael Pemberton to Star in BROKEN at Shetler Studios TheatresMichael Pemberton to Star in BROKEN at Shetler Studios Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway and TV actor Michael Pemberton, soon to be seen on the upcoming season of HBO's Emmy Award-winning comedy Veep, is set to star in the premiere of the powerful new drama BROKEN which will run from April 9-26 at Shetler Studios Theatres (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor). The play centers on the interactions between a prison doctor and a teenage inmate who committed a terrible mass shooting spree less than a month ago. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson GrantsTim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

Tracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public TheaterTracey Scott Wilson's BUZZER Begins Later This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of BUZZER on Tuesday, March 24. Written by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. Directed by Obie award winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER will run in The Public's Martinson Theater through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Ensemble Studio/Youngblood Extend FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT Through 3/21Ensemble Studio/Youngblood Extend FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT Through 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood world premiere Five Times In One Night by Chiara Atik, directed by R.J. Tolan, has been extended for another week at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, with a must close date of Saturday, March 21. (more...)

Jane Elias' DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME Begins 4/9 at TBG TheatreJane Elias' DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME Begins 4/9 at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

"Do This One Thing for Me," Jane Elias's poignant solo play of self-discovery through her relationship with her father, a Holocaust survivor, will be reprised in a special four-week engagement at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, beginning Thursday April 9. Written and performed by Elias, with direction by Tracy Bersley, "Do This One Thing for Me" dramatizes the delicate balance between family legacy and a quest for independence that the children of survivors must often strike. (more...)

Nick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting FellowNick Gandiello Named 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

PAGE 73 has awarded Nick Gandiello the 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Gandiello, who was selected from more than 450 applicants, will receive the company's top prize, which includes a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. Page 73 will also produce at least one public workshop for Gandiello this year. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

Firebone Theatre to Present Don Nguyen's RED FLAMBOYANT, Begin. 4/24Firebone Theatre to Present Don Nguyen's RED FLAMBOYANT, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

FIREBONE THEATRE has announced the world premiere production of Don Nguyen'sRED FLAMBOYANT, directed by Laura Savia. RED FLAMBOYANT will play a limited engagement at Anderson Hall at Calvary St. George's (61 Gramercy Park North, New York, NY 10010). Performances begin Friday, April24 and continue through Saturday, May16. Opening Night is Saturday, April25 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Space On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic CuratorSpace On Ryder Farm Names Alex Barron Artistic Curator
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

SPACE on Ryder Farm announced today that Alex Barron will become its first Artistic Curator. An accomplished dramaturg, literary manager and producer, Barron will oversee all artistic programming at SPACE on Ryder Farm - including its residency program and resident writers group,The Working Farm - and will spearhead new artistic projects and programs. Barron will work closely with SPACE's Executive Director Emily Simoness to grow the company's mission while maintaining its commitment to enriching artists and their work. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Presents NEXT FALL, 3/7-154th Wall Theatre Presents NEXT FALL, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

4th Wall Theatre, a non-union professional theatre in Bloomfield, NJ is presenting Next Fall, Mar. 7-15, which had its Broadway premiere in February 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theater. The show will be directed by Gwen Ricks-Spencer, Executive Director of 4th Wall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement'sBWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement's
by Sally Henry - Feb 10, 2015

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (AWAKE AND SING, GOLDEN BOY), starring Ned Eisenberg, starts performances tonight at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement, opening Monday, February 23rd. Eisenberg graciously sat down and spoke with BroadwayWorld about taking on the role of Ben Stark in this seldom-performed Odets piece, working with Wackerman, and more! (more...)

Grantham Coleman, Tessa Ferrer & Michael Stahl-David to Star in The Public Theater's BUZZERGrantham Coleman, Tessa Ferrer & Michael Stahl-David to Star in The Public Theater's BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the New York premiere of BUZZER, by Tracey Scott Wilson. Directed by Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman, BUZZER marks the return of Wilson to The Public following her acclaimed The Good Negro in 2009 and The Story in 2003. BUZZER will begin previews in The Public's Martinson Theater on Tuesday, March 24 and will run through Sunday, April 26, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade to Present Battalion Theatre's THE TUTORS, 3/12-28FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade to Present Battalion Theatre's THE TUTORS, 3/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Battalion Theatre's production of The Tutors by Erica Lipez, March 12-28 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!Jim Parsons Will Return to Broadway This Spring in AN ACT OF GOD as...GOD, with Joe Mantello Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that four-time Emmy® winner and Golden Globe® Award winner Jim Parsons will play God on Broadway in the new comedy An Act of God. (more...)

POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL to Play FRIGID New York, Beginning 2/18POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL to Play FRIGID New York, Beginning 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Can there be laughter in the healing process after sexual assault? That's the question Antonia Lassar, the playwright/performer behind 2013 FRIGID Festival Favorite God Box and the 2014 hit FRIGID show Tina and Amy, is asking in her new solo show Post Traumatic Super Delightful. (more...)

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