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Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalJiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIAJACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the AtlanticQui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory GardensWorks by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIECalifornia Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the AtlanticANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave FestivalIvo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

id Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conferenceid Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, id Theater returns to McCall, Idaho with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, with events from June 8 to 17 at McCall's Alpine Playhouse. This will be the 17th year for the Conference, which will host nine playwrights from all corners of the United States whose work will be developed and presented to the public free of charge during the Conference. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

Plays by Eleanor Burgess and More Slated for Keen Company's 'Keen Teens' SeriesPlays by Eleanor Burgess and More Slated for Keen Company's 'Keen Teens' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Eleventh Season of Keen Teens.  (more...)

Cast Announced for NATIVE GARDENS at Victory GardensCast Announced for NATIVE GARDENS at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater closes its 42nd season with the Chicago Premiere of Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons. (more...)

ANON(YMOUS) by Naomi Iizuka to Open Next Week at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth TheaterANON(YMOUS) by Naomi Iizuka to Open Next Week at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

ANON(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka will be performed at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington St. by the Teen Company opening on May 11th and closing on May 20th. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices FellowsPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 Jerome & Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Playwrights' Center today announced the 2017-18 Jerome Fellows, Many Voices Fellows and Many Voices Mentee. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater presents the UP CLOSE & PERSONAL SeriesVictory Gardens Theater presents the UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the Up Close & Personal Series, running April 27 - June 4, 2017. The Up Close and Personal Series includes A Little Bit Not Normal, written and performed by Arlene Malinowski; St. Jude, written and performed by Ensemble Playwright Luis Alfaro; and Where Did We Sit on the Bus?, written and performed by Brian Quijada. Shows in the Up Close & Personal Series will run in rotating repertory in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces a one-night-only Earth Day event surrounding its World Premiere production of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz.   (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full CompanyAtlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

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