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GOD HATES THIS SHOW, Starring Erin Markey, to Play Halloween Show at Joe's PubGOD HATES THIS SHOW, Starring Erin Markey, to Play Halloween Show at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live From Hell, written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr. and starring Erin Markey, will play a one night only exclusive public and industry invited engagement at Joe's Pub. (more...)

HOW WE GOT ON: a Coming-of-Age Story Set During the Golden Age of Hip-Hop Comes to the Outcalt Theatre 10/24–11/16HOW WE GOT ON: a Coming-of-Age Story Set During the Golden Age of Hip-Hop Comes to the Outcalt Theatre 10/24–11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Cleveland Play House proudly introduces their production of How We Got On, the coming-of-age story of three teens whose passion for hip-hop and determination to succeed generates creativity, artistry and friendship. Playwright Idris Goodwin's How We Got On will delight Cleveland audiences with its uplifting message and great grooves. Directed by Jaime Castañeda, and featuring an eclectic cast of actors including Cleveland School of the Arts graduate Cyndii Johnson, How We Got On is sure to have audiences of all ages feeling the beat October 24 - November 16 in the Outcalt Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. This production of How We Got On is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic. (more...)

Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry LaneLisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - opens its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to open tonight, September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village). The production runs through October 4. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cherry Lane Begins 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE TonightCherry Lane Begins 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - will begin its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to commence previews tonight, September 9 prior to an official opening night September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the company's Founding Artistic Director. The production runs through October 4. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Open 27th Season With Midwest Premiere of DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Assembly to Bring World Premiere of THAT POOR DREAM to New Ohio Theatre, 10/4-26The Assembly to Bring World Premiere of THAT POOR DREAM to New Ohio Theatre, 10/4-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Assembly will present the World Premiere of That Poor Dream, a new play written and devised collectively by the company and the cast (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Ray Campbell, Jess Chayes, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Emily Louise Perkins, and Terrell Wheeler), October 4-26 at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington). (more...)

Off-Broadway-Bound GOD HATES THIS SHOW to Play Joe's Pub Concert on HalloweenOff-Broadway-Bound GOD HATES THIS SHOW to Play Joe's Pub Concert on Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

GOD HATES THIS SHOW: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, Live From Hell, written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr. and starring Erin Markey, will play a one night only exclusive public and industry invited engagement at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette St,) in preparation for a lengthier Off-Broadway run in 2015. (more...)

Cherry Lane to Open 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE, Running 9/9-10/4Cherry Lane to Open 90th Season with Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE, Running 9/9-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - will begin its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to commence previews September 9 prior to an official opening night September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the company's Founding Artistic Director. The production runs through October 4. (more...)

Mount Tremper Arts to Stage World Premiere of JACK SPICER'S BILLY THE KID, 7/25-26Mount Tremper Arts to Stage World Premiere of JACK SPICER'S BILLY THE KID, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Theatre of a Two-headed Calf Jack Spicer's Billy the Kid (WORLD PREMIERE) By Brendan Connelly, Brooke O'Harra, and Lisa D'Amour Featuring songs by Brendan Connelly performed by Connelly and Rick Burkhardt Mount Tremper Arts (647 South Plank Rd in Mount Tremper, NY) $20; mounttremperarts.org; 845-688-9893 Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26 at 8:00 pm (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

All For One Offers First Collaborative Panel Series: SOLO THEATER DIRECTORS, 6/30All For One Offers First Collaborative Panel Series: SOLO THEATER DIRECTORS, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

In the world of theater, collaboration is essential to success. The director-writer partnership in solo theater is, for many, the most important partnership in the process of developing a show for a successful performance or run. Yet how do solo theater artists identify what collaborators their show needs, connect with these professionals at the most appropriate stages of their show's development, and properly evaluate who might be the best fit for the production's highest success? (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Will Close in JulyIncubator Arts Project Will Close in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The New York Times reports that experimental performance company Incubator Arts Project will not be renewing its lease at St. Mark's Church in the East Village and will officially close this July. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents PHIL. 176/OBIT by Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddle, Now thru 4/5The Bushwick Starr Presents PHIL. 176/OBIT by Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddle, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Bushwick Starr is proud to present multi-disciplinary artists Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie confronting a monumental subject - DEATH - with a staggering amount of raw material. PHIL. 176 / OBIT is an episodic performance installation drawing simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Daniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick StarrDaniel Fish and Andrew Dinwiddie Create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, Now thru 4/5 at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The Bushwick Starr will present a collaboration between stage and film director Daniel Fish and dance and theater artist Andrew Dinwiddie. Using nearly seven weeks of residency time at the Bushwick Starr, and in collaboration with actor T. Ryder Smith (War Horse, Passion Play) and designers Blanca Añon (ETERNAL, Owned) and Daniel Kluger (Nikolai and the Others, A Map of Virtue), they will create PHIL. 176 / OBIT, an episodic performance installation that draws simultaneously on the text of Shelly Kagan's renowned Yale College philosophy course, 'PHIL 176: Death,'* and on current American obituaries and death notices. (more...)

Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG Plays Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 3/16Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG Plays Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG will run today, March 6-16, 2014 at Incubator Arts. (more...)

Molly Beach Murphy and Taylor Riccio Set for Double Bill at Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 3/2Molly Beach Murphy and Taylor Riccio Set for Double Bill at Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Molly Beach Murphy and Taylor Riccio will present LBJ'S GREATEST HITS + MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, today, February 28-March 2, 2014, at Incubator Arts. (more...)

The Chocolate Factory Presents Remix of UNCLE VANYA, Mallory Catlett's THIS WAS THE END, Now thru 3/5The Chocolate Factory Presents Remix of UNCLE VANYA, Mallory Catlett's THIS WAS THE END, Now thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the world premiere of Catlett's This Was The End, a performance in which four actors in their sixties and seventies attempt each night to get to the end of Uncle Vanya-in a last ditch effort to alter the outcome. In Chekhov's play, Vanya asks, 'What if I live to be 60?' This Was The End performs an answer. It uses the play to pose questions about how memory functions in the formation of the future. The cast features veteran downtown luminaries Black-Eyed Susan (Ridiculous Theater & John Jesurun) as Sonya, Paul Zimet (Living Theater & Talking Band) as Vanya, Jim Himelsbach (OBIE for The Foundry's Talk) as Astrov and Rae C Wright (OBIE for Sustained Excellence with The New York Street Theatre Caravan) as Yelena. (more...)

Rachel Dickstein, Jeremy Bloom & More Chosen for Drama League's 2014 Artist Residency ProgramRachel Dickstein, Jeremy Bloom & More Chosen for Drama League's 2014 Artist Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director) has announced the ten artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2014 Artist Residency Program. The development of these works, which include two 2014 Artists In Residence, Rachel Dickstein/Ripe Time and Jeremy Bloom/Rady&Bloom, will be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca from March-July 2014. (more...)

Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG to Play Incubator Arts Project, 3/6-16Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG to Play Incubator Arts Project, 3/6-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Sara Farrington's NEAR VICKSBURG will run March 6-16, 2014 at Incubator Arts. (more...)

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