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TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World PremieresTheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

Angela Scott to Host LAUGHING AT THE DUPLEX Standup ShowcaseAngela Scott to Host LAUGHING AT THE DUPLEX Standup Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Veteran actress /comedian Angela Scott brings her funny friends William Stephenson†("Inside Amy Schumer') and Rhonda 'Passion'†Hansome ('Saturday Night Live')†to Manhattan's West†Village†for†"Laughing†At The Duplex,'†a standup showcase at the legendary cabaret-piano bar†on Thursday, March 3, 2016.†† (more...)

Talkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERSTalkbacks, Book Club & More Set for Signature's OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Signature Theatre has just announced Supplemental Programming for the upcoming productions of OLD HATS and ANGEL REAPERS. Scroll down for information about talkbacks, book club and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Pettie Delivers Powerful Arthur Miller Speech From INCIDENT AT VICHYVIDEO: Darren Pettie Delivers Powerful Arthur Miller Speech From INCIDENT AT VICHY
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

A former military man has a poignant message about the limits of human compassion. (more...)

Signature's INCIDENT AT VICHY Extends Again Off-BroadwaySignature's INCIDENT AT VICHY Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced a†second one-week extension for INCIDENT AT VICHY, by Arthur Miller and directed by Michael Wilson, due to its sold-out run. INCIDENT AT VICHY will now play through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The production opens Sunday, November 15 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Arthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation AwardArthur French to Receive Equity's 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Actor Arthur French has been named to receive the 2015 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. † ††††††††††† (more...)

Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2015

Mixed Magic Theatre will present DAY OF ABSENCE, directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, running September 18-October 3, 2015.† (more...)

Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Mixed Magic Theatre will present DAY OF ABSENCE, directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, running September 18-October 3, 2015.† (more...)

Annie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out RunAnnie Baker's JOHN Adds Sunday Performance to Sold-Out Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre just announced one additional, final performance†for†their critically acclaimed production of†JOHN,†written by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker†(The Flick) and directed by Tony Award-winner†Sam Gold†(Fun Home). The production, which kicked†off Signature's 25th†Anniversary Season,†will now play its final performance on†Sunday, September 6th†at†7:30pm.†All other performances are sold out.† (more...)

World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Begins Off-BroadwayWorld Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Begins Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre's world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos. The production runs tonight, August 15, to September 27, 2015 with an August 24, 2015 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The show is a co-production with Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)

Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3Mixed Magic Theatre to Stage DAY OF ABSENCE, 9/18-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Mixed Magic Theatre will present DAY OF ABSENCE, directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, running September 18-October 3, 2015.† (more...)

THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE Plays 13th St. Rep, Now thru 8/23THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE Plays 13th St. Rep, Now thru 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, 'That Queer Blind Silence' (www.thatqueerblindsilence.com) by emigre playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere run tonight, August 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. (more...)

Theater Now New York Premieres WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater Festival TonightTheater Now New York Premieres WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Theatre Now New York presents the world premier of Welcome to Paradise, an original play written by Julie Marino and selected for this summer's 2015 Thespis Theater Festival. (more...)

Theater Now New York to Premiere WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater FestivalTheater Now New York to Premiere WELCOME TO PARADISE at 2015 Thespis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Theatre Now New York presents the world premier of Welcome to Paradise, an original play written by Julie Marino and selected for this summer's 2015 Thespis Theater Festival. (more...)

Westport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-BroadwayWestport Cast to Reprise Roles in World Premiere of A.R. Gurney's LOVE & MONEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Casting is set for Signature Theatre's†world premiere of A.R. Gurney's new play Love & Money, directed by Mark Lamos.† (more...)

Genesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two SeasonsGenesis Foundation Funds Signature's Residency Five Program, Featuring Annie Baker & More, for Next Two Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Genesis Foundation will fund Signature Theatre's innovative Residency Five program, supporting nine playwrights over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.†The current nine Residency Five playwrights are Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Will Eno, Katori Hall, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan and Regina Taylor. (more...)

THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE to Play 13th St. Rep, 8/5-23THAT QUEER BLIND SILENCE to Play 13th St. Rep, 8/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The human condition of gays in contemporary Russia mirrors life in a phantasmagoric insane asylum. That's the view of a new play, 'That Queer Blind Silence' (www.thatqueerblindsilence.com) by emigre playwright Sophia Romma. Her political farce, written in English but in the style of Russian Expressionism, depicts the ordeals of a fictional figure skater whose character was inspired partly by the life and career of bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Underground International Voices of Theatre, in association with The O'Neill Film and Theatrical Foundation, will present the play's world premiere run August 5 to 23 at 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 West 13th Street, NYC, directed by John Beshaw-Farrell. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to Underground International Voices of Theatre to support that organization's efforts for equal rights of the LGBTQ community in the Russian Federation. (more...)

TCG Honors Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference This WeekendTCG Honors Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland this weekend,†June 18-20, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

TCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National ConferenceTCG to Honor Lear deBessonet, Rhodessa Jones and James Houghton at 25th National Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that at the 25th TCG National Conference: Game Change in Cleveland from June 18-20, the following awards will be presented. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Chairs Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration TonightPhylicia Rashad Chairs Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight) as the Honorary Chair for The Blood Quilt World Premiere Celebration tonight, May 7, 2015. The new play by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, Our Lady of Kibeho) is directed by Kamilah Forbes and runs now through†June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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