Playwrights Horizons News

MOON Honors U.S. Women's Space QuestMOON Honors U.S. Women's Space Quest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

1ST PREVIEW FOR OFF-BWAY PREMIERE OF "THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON" TO HONOR START OF ABORTED WOMEN'S SPACE PROGRAM   TRUE STORY OF "ALMOST-FIRST" FEMALE ASTRONAUT BEGINS MAY 12   Tickets to the first preview on May 12 of Miranda Theatre Company's Off-Broadway premiere of "They Promised Her the Moon," will be specially priced at $19.59.  1959 was the year a fledgling Women's Space program took off and could have sent the first woman in space, if only NASA brass and future Senator John Glenn hadn't scuttled the program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAR PAINT & DEAR EVEN HANSEN Unite to Celebrate Michael Grief's New Sardi's Portrait!Photo Coverage: WAR PAINT & DEAR EVEN HANSEN Unite to Celebrate Michael Grief's New Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2017

Director Michael Greif, who has directed seminal Broadway musicals including Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens and many more, just received a Sardi's portrait to celebrate his career and work on Broadway directing this season's new musicals Dear Evan Hansen and War Paint. The casts from both of his shows came out to celebrate the occasion and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry LaneJocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Due to strong advance sales, Cherry Lane Theatre will add three performances to Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, the final presentation of its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT.  (more...)

Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!Karen Pittman to Lead Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez will be featured in its upcoming production of PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which begins performances Thursday, June 15 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Opening night is Monday, July 10. (more...)

Cellist Peri Mauer Featured With Illuminati Orchestra for Club Bonafide ShowCellist Peri Mauer Featured With Illuminati Orchestra for Club Bonafide Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 cellist and composer Peri Mauer will be featured playing with the Illuminati Orchestra for two sets at Club Bonafide, located at 212 East 52nd St., New York, NY 10022. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Stage ASSASSINS This SpringSpinning Tree Theatre to Stage ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Widely considered the most controversial musical ever written, ASSASSINS premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons and won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. This is a unique vision of American history told through imagined interactions between antiheroes from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald…from Charles Guiteau to John Hinckley. ASSASSINS is recommended for mature audiences. (more...)

Ally to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James IjamesAlly to Welcome MIZ WASHINGTON Playwright James Ijames
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Ally is thrilled to welcome Miz Washington playwright and 2017 Whiting Award Winner, James Ijames to the show on Sunday, April 30th. James will participate in a post-show talkback with the cast after the 3PM Matinee. (more...)

Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration. (more...)

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 GranteesArs Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muńoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)


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Educational Theatre Association Announces First Sponsor of Commissioned Play ProgramEducational Theatre Association Announces First Sponsor of Commissioned Play Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Educational Theatre Association is pleased to announce that Dramatists Play Service is now a sponsor of their commissioned play program. (more...)

Taylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the CountryTaylor Mac to Take A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Taylor Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the singular artist's 24-hour performance art concert, in its entirety in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCHMile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Stage Regional Debut of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSEDSynchronicity Theatre to Stage Regional Debut of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will present the regional premiere of Danai Gurira's historic Eclipsed, which tracks the lives of five Liberian women and their tales of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLAPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Rachel Resheff to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with THE EDGE OF SEVENTEENRachel Resheff to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On June 3, 2017, following two previous sold out solo shows, Rachel Resheff will make her third appearance at Manhattan's premiere cabaret venue, Feinstein's/54 Below in a solo show entitled "The Edge of Seventeen."  (more...)

Heidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More on Tap for Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS SeriesHeidi Schreck's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More on Tap for Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced casting for this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEARDrama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

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