Playwrights Horizons News

Cast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreCast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula PlayersLEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season tonight, July 29, through August 16 when it presents Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy, 'Lend Me A Tenor.' (more...)

Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The electrical grid has fallen, and the world is a dark and dangerous place. How is the human race to survive? And what will take the place of all the electronic devices we use to amuse and inform ourselves? One possible set of answers is very entertainingly explored in in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn with score by Michael Friedman, beginning its 6-week regional premiere on Thursday, August 6 at Stage West.  (more...)

AstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This FallAstonRep to Kick Off 2015-16 Season with THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

Emily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANSEmily Donahoe, Andrew Garman & More Will Star in Playwrights Horizons' THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group have announced casting for THE CHRISTIANS, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath (A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, Death Tax).  Directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters (Doris to Darlene at PH; the recent 10 Out of 12; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Big Love; eurydice), the play is the opening production of the theater company's 2015/2016 Season.  (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic DirectorGeorge Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Chautauqua Theater Company to Continue Season with INTIMATE APPAREL, 7/24-8/2Chautauqua Theater Company to Continue Season with INTIMATE APPAREL, 7/24-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel from July 24 through August 2 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

Directors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors RetreatDirectors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Six theatre directors will participate in the third Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 31 through August 12. The Retreat is part of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs Talks Dealing with Rude Audience Member on BravoVIDEO: FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs Talks Dealing with Rude Audience Member on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs stepped in as The Clubhouse bartender on last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo. (more...)

American Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play WorkshopAmerican Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the second year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a new play development workshop in partnership with New York's The Araca Group, Broadway producers of Disgraced, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View from the Bridge. AracaWorks: Chicago emerged from a collaboration that led to the development of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The program gives three playwrights a weeklong development opportunity at ATC, culminating in a weekend of private readings-with one of the three plays selected to receive a year of development attention. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 19
by Audition Roundup - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 19, 2015. (more...)

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 TheatersSUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 comes to 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), today, July 17. (more...)

Annie Baker's THE FLICK Extends Through January at Barrow StreetAnnie Baker's THE FLICK Extends Through January at Barrow Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning drama, THE FLICK, which has been playing to packed houses since opening in May at the Barrow Street Theatre, has extended its run through Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Rob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This FallRob Campbell, Amber Gray and More to Lead CSC's GREEK FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Classical Greek theatre will take over Classic Stage Company when it begins its 2015/2016 season with the inaugural GREEK FESTIVAL! (more...)

FESTIVAL51 to Shine Spotlight on Women Writers, 7/31-8/31FESTIVAL51 to Shine Spotlight on Women Writers, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

This is where the new Rhode Island-based theater group Festival51 comes in. Taking their name from the undeniable fact that women make up 51 percent of the population, Festival51 aims to put women playwrights center stage and (literally) change the face of American theater. The brainchild of actress and director Leann Heath and her co-producer actor/director Terry Shea, Festival51, will produce their first annual original play festival focused solely on developing the work of emerging female writers July through August at Mixed Magic Theatre's new venue in the former Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, RI. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

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