Philadelphia Theatre Company News

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award NomineesTheatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConnTony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The widespread news coverage earlier this year of the discovery in Scotland of a previously unknown first edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare is bringing greater interest to the national traveling exhibition "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" that will be on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from Sept. 1 to 25. (more...)

Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre CompanyExecutive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After spearheading the artistic vision and organizational growth of Philadelphia Theatre Company for thirty-five years, Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik announced to the PTC Board of Directors that she will be leaving her position sometime during the 2016-2017 season when her successor joins the Company. She will remain in Philadelphia to pursue consulting and independent producing projects. (more...)

Nassim Soleimanpour to Skype in Live WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Chat at Drama Book ShopNassim Soleimanpour to Skype in Live WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Chat at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place this Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

RIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyRIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

As the election season swings into high gear Philadelphia Theatre Company revisits one of the city's most controversial politicians, Frank Rizzo, with a re-mounting of Theatre Exile's production of Rizzo by Bruce Graham on September 23-October 16. (more...)

AstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven TheatreAstonRep's THE BLACK SLOT to Make World Premiere This Fall at Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to open its 2016-17 season with the world premiere of THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

People's Light Opens Conversations in Fifth Season of COMMUNITY MATTERSPeople's Light Opens Conversations in Fifth Season of COMMUNITY MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Amid the current fractured national landscape - where political and cultural tensions have many people deeply angered, saddened, and retreating to their own ideological camps - the grassroots reading and discussion series, Community Matters at People's Light aims to spark conversation about relevant issues in our community with a diverse array of perspectives and voices. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening, followed by a discussion with community partners, special guests, artists, and audiences. The fifth season of Community Matters features the reading and discussion of plays focused on the American work-force, mental illness, and the representation of race, gender, and sexuality in art. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF PanelsTim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)


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First Listen: FOUND Podcast Series Launches with BD WongFirst Listen: FOUND Podcast Series Launches with BD Wong
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

FOUND, a new musical, and Killer Films Media in partnership with Wondery, recently announced the launch of the FOUND podcast series and app. The first episode of the podcast is now available, featuring actor BD Wong on the topic of diversity in Hollywood and how our aspirations compare to our real lives. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit PlayhouseF. Michael Haynie, Sydney Morton and Bradley Dean to Star in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will present the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage from July 13 to August 6, making the Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays LineupVictory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

FOUND Musical Podcast Series to Explore Stories of Love, Loss and MoreFOUND Musical Podcast Series to Explore Stories of Love, Loss and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

FOUND, a new musical and Killer Films Media in partnership with Wondery announce the launch of the FOUND podcast series and app. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 TheatersChill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

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