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Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Victory Gardens SUCKER PUNCH Begins 9/18Victory Gardens SUCKER PUNCH Begins 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 41st season, the Midwest Premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard.  Sucker Punch runs September 18 - October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Arthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright AwardsArthur Kopit, Emily Mann, Keith Josef Adkins, Lisa Ramirez and More Win 2015 NYCT Helen Merrill Playwright Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Ten playwrights have won the New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwright Awards, honoring established and emerging writers for the theater. The winners are currently producing work on topics ranging from basement dwelling families in the middle of the 21st century to the 19th century all-black community that faced destruction in order to create Central Park. (more...)

2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announces Casting, Special Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

Sandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION FestivalSandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater has just announced the cast of its 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including GREY'S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh and Broadway legend Andre De Shields. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & MoreRoss Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS is pleased to announce their 2015 - 2016 season which celebrates their 86th consecutive year. Among the seven plays included in the new season is a World Premiere by Bay Area Playwright Mary Spletter, a 2008 Tony Award winner for best revival of a play, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner, and an Ivey Award winner about a classic tale of good vs. evil. Each year, Ross Valley Players produce diverse, professional-quality live theater that evokes, entertains and enlivens the human spirit. www.rossvalleyplayers.com (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland') will star in Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

38th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-2638th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz's powerfully-penned adaptation of Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's epic tale of love, power, and destiny, Life Is a Dream. Directed by Magic Theatre's Artistic Director Loretta Greco in her Cal Shakes debut, Life Is a Dream plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 8 through August 2. (more...)

LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly announces the roster of powerhouse directors paired with eight playwrights for the groundbreaking Carnaval 2015-a theatre festival of New Latina/o work at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, July 23-25. (more...)

VIDEO: Arielle Jacobs and Carrie Manolakos Join Peter Dinklage, Coldplay in 'Red Nose Day' Music VideoVIDEO: Arielle Jacobs and Carrie Manolakos Join Peter Dinklage, Coldplay in 'Red Nose Day' Music Video
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

WICKED's Arielle Jacobs just unveiled her recent 'secret project' -- joining fellow stage vet Carrie Manolakos as backup singers for GAME OF THRONES star Peter Dinklage's 'Red Nose Day' music video alongside Coldplay. Check it out below! (more...)

DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative ConsultantRenee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with world-famous soprano Renee Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Downtown Urban Theater Festival  Presents Danny Hoch with Playwright Masters AwardPhoto Coverage: Downtown Urban Theater Festival Presents Danny Hoch with Playwright Masters Award
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival just presented playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch with the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). The DUTF Playwright Masters Award is awarded to a writer that embodies the spirit of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival, founded in 2001 with the purpose of building a fresh repertoire of stories that echo the true spirit of urban life, while speaking to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. Previous honorees of the DUTF Playwright Masters Award include Nilo Cruz (Pulitzer Prize winner for Anna in the Tropics) and Adrienne Kennedy (OBIE Award winner for Funnyhouse of a Negro). (more...)

Magic Theatre's 48th Season to Conclude with Luis Alfaro's THE GOLDEN STATE - PART ONE Premiere, Begin. 5/20Magic Theatre's 48th Season to Conclude with Luis Alfaro's THE GOLDEN STATE - PART ONE Premiere, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

In the first play of a trilogy marking Magic's historic co-commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Luis Alfaro (Oedipus el Rey, Bruja), returns to Magic Theatre to tell the sweeping story of a multi-generational Latino family's California odyssey. This Golden State -- Part One: Delano begins May 20th at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. (more...)

Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's OpeningDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at Tomorrow's Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival announces that acclaimed playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch will receive the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event, which will take place tomorrow, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC). (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 SeasonLaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Emily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory CommitteeEmily Mann to Lead National Artist Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning Director and Playwright Emily Mann will head its National Artist Advisory Committee, replacing Brooklyn Academy of Music Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo, who has held the position since its inception in 2005. The group is responsible for recommending mid-career artists who are invited to receive six-week residencies at the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key in Englewood, FL. The prestigious committee includes some of America's finest directors, curators, and artists. Serving with Ms. Mann are Dr. Tony Bannon, Director Burchfield-Penny Arts Center; Dan Cameron, former Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art; Michael Bigelow Dixon, Assistant Professor of Theater, Transylvania University; Kenneth Fischer, President, University Musical Society; Linda S. Golding, Founder/Director, The Reservoir; Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director, Arizona State University Gammage; Christopher Merrill, Director, International Writing program, University of Iowa; Josip Novakovich, author; Christopher Offutt, Novelist; Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theatre; Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnerships –Education, The Kennedy Center; and Franklin Sirmans, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angles County Museum of Art.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

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