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Ars Nova to Present UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME This FallArs Nova to Present UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to present Underground Railroad Game (September 13-October 15), created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard with Philadelphia based theater company Lightning Rod Special and directed by Taibi Magar. (more...)

 Artists Rep Launches 2016/17 Season with TREVOR Artists Rep Launches 2016/17 Season with TREVOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre begins its 2016/17 season with TREVOR, a tragicomedy from Orange Is the New Black writer, Nick Jones. The play features John San Nicolas as the chimp, Trevor, and Sarah Lucht as his 'mom,' Sandra. This is the first play of seven in Artists Rep's 34th season. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 SeasonLisa Lampanelli's STUFFED with Ann Harada and More Set for WP Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater) has announced its 2016-17 Season at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), the artists for the 2016-2018 WP Lab and the new Domestic Partner residency initiative. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th SeasonStage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

Samuel D. Hunter's THE HEALING Begins Tomorrow at Clurman TheatreSamuel D. Hunter's THE HEALING Begins Tomorrow at Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents the World Premiere of THE HEALING by Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise). It is directed by Stella Powell-Jones. Previews begin June 11 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night slated for June 22. (more...)

1st Stage Sets 2016-17 Season1st Stage Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

'Our 9th Season is guided by 1st Stage's promise to provide breadth and depth of storytelling for our community,' stated 1st Stage Artistic Director Alex Levy. 'This unique line-up of plays, some of the greatest in the American theater, utilizes humor, humanity, warmth, and drama to tell perceptive and, at times, heart-wrenching stories about American life. Our mission is to create a deep connection between our art and our audience, and this incredibly diverse season of stories will do just that.' (more...)

BWW Review:  Fine Performances Make TREVOR Must See TheatreBWW Review: Fine Performances Make TREVOR Must See Theatre
by Frank Benge - May 23, 2016

Using true events as source material, TREVOR by Orange is the New Black writer Nick Jones, is at once witty, hilarious and gut-wrenching. The story is about former show biz chimp Trevor (Jason Newman), a 200-pound chimpanzee, and his owner Sandra (Rebecca Robinson), who has an almost maternal attachment to him. At the core, the play is a look at misunderstood communication. Sandra thinks she knows what Trevor is thinking, but the audience is aware of how far off she actually is. Trevor is almost singularly focused on returning to his show biz existence when he worked with Morgan Fairchild (Rebecca Pearcy) in a 'commercial about water bottles or possibly paper'. It is this communication failure that leads to mounting tensions and the ultimately tragic ending. Consider just how frustrating it is not being able to truly communicate with the person you depend on. Yes, this happens in human relationships all the time, but when you make one of the elements in the equation an animal with violent tendencies, both the tension and the very real chance for disaster rise exponentially. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Names New Artistic Director of LCT3Lincoln Center Theater Names New Artistic Director of LCT3
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Andre Bishop, has announced that Evan Cabnet has been named the new Artistic Director of LCT3, effective July 1. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDERA Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre adds six performances to the run of the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. The extension includes Saturday matinees as well as additional weeknight performances. Sender will now run through June 4, 2016. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. Tickets to extension performances go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2016.   (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheaterLesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Samuel D. Hunter's New Drama THE HEALING Heads Off-Broadway This JuneSamuel D. Hunter's New Drama THE HEALING Heads Off-Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present the World Premiere of THE HEALING by Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise). It will be directed by Stella Powell-Jones. Previews begin June 11 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night slated for June 22. (more...)

Chelsea Peretti, Nico Torterella Join Josh Charles, Ana Gasteyer & More in Ars Nova's SHOWGASM XXLChelsea Peretti, Nico Torterella Join Josh Charles, Ana Gasteyer & More in Ars Nova's SHOWGASM XXL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, expands its monthly variety Showgasm. series with first-ever Showgasm XXL on April 21 at Marquee NY. Hosted by John Early, "one of the Ten Best Comedians of 2015" (Time Out New York), with DJ Hamm Samwich, this raucous variety-show-meets-party will supersize its showcase of fresh comedy, music, burlesque, vaudeville and everything-in-between for a one-night only blow-out event. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 "GABRIEL BERRY" - Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith's SOME OF THE THINGS INSIDE Will Premiere at Joe's Pub Next WeekDael Orlandersmith's SOME OF THE THINGS INSIDE Will Premiere at Joe's Pub Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Waterwell today announced a special command performance at Joe's Pub of its 2016 New Works Lab commission Some of the Things Inside, a bracingly honest play by one of the most singular and significant voices in the American theater: Pulitzer Prize finalist and OBIE Award winner Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty's Daughter). This year's installment of the annual developmental workshop series for the senior Drama class at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS), Some of the Things Inside is directed by Allison Talis and will play Joe's Pub Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheatreLesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It will be directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (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...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner David Lindsay-Abaire to Join Juilliard as Co-Director of Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights ProgramPulitzer Prize Winner David Lindsay-Abaire to Join Juilliard as Co-Director of Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

James Houghton, Richard Rodgers Director ofJuilliard's Drama Division, announced today that Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire will join Marsha Normanas new co-director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, beginning in the fall 2016 semester. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire, an alumnus of the program, will succeed Christopher Durang, who has served as co-director of the program with Ms. Norman since 1994. (more...)

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