Playwrights Horizons News

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton Join New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County PlayhouseJustin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton Join New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This SummerThe Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights RealmCast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playwrights Horizons' AUBERGINEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Playwrights Horizons' AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will present AUBERGINE- the New York premiere of a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at PH, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation, Inked Baby at PH; Ruined; Her Requiem). (more...)

Drama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare FestivalDrama League Nominee Julia Coffey Joins 2016 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Davis McCallum, Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, has announced that Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominee Julia Coffey will join the company to take over the roles of Rosalind in As You Like It, and Mariana and Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure. Coffey will first appear in As You Like It on Sunday, July 31. (more...)

VIDEOS:  Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The ScreenVIDEOS: Remembering Marni Nixon, Both Unseen and On The Screen
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The woman best known for dubbing the singing voices of Hollywood stars also gave memorable stage and television performances. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic ConventionEXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Clubbed Thumb's MEN ON BOATS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Clubbed Thumb's MEN ON BOATS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS moves uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement now through Sunday, August 14. Opening night is set for Monday, August 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen SilvermanInterrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to open its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing September 29 - October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye, Tickets go on sale Monday, August 1, 2016 at www.interrobangtheatre.org.  (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...)

Michael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANEMichael Potts to Star in Chautauqua Theater Company's New Play Commission THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Michael Potts, best known for his roles of Brother Mouzone in 'The Wire' and Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon, has returned to Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) as Raif in CTC's THE PROFANE, a new play commissioned from the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012). (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley RepWriter, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

O'Neill Center Joins The Dramatists Guild Fund's Fellows ProgramO'Neill Center Joins The Dramatists Guild Fund's Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund (DGF) announces it will continue expanding the Fellows Program through collaboration with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. (more...)

Maxamoo Podcast: Comedy in NYC: The Cast, Muslim Funny Fest, Aspergers Are Us, Laughter in the Park, and The Bitch SeatMaxamoo Podcast: Comedy in NYC: The Cast, Muslim Funny Fest, Aspergers Are Us, Laughter in the Park, and The Bitch Seat
by Maxamoo - Jul 20, 2016

Lindsay, Liz, and our comedy specialist Elise check-in on the state of comedy performance in New York City. We saw improv (regular and immersive!), sketch, and standup. We also highlight a few recent comedy specials and comedy podcasts we're excited to share with you. (more...)

Playwright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANEPlaywright Zayd Dohrn Returns to Chautauqua Theater Company with THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) and the Chautauqua Writers' Center have proudly partnered on their third new play commission, coming July 22 to the Bratton Theater stage.  This year's commission, The Profane, is written by the celebrated CTC New Play Workshop alum Zayd Dohrn (Sick - 2008, Muckrakers - 2012).  Directed by CTC Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and playing July 22 - 31 at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

FREE Readings of New Plays - BOTANICUM SEEDLINGS at Theatricum BotanicumFREE Readings of New Plays - BOTANICUM SEEDLINGS at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights - This summer, Theatricum's Botanicum Seedlings celebrates its 15th anniversary with readings of two new plays about families dealing with contemporary issues that hit home in unexpected ways. Admission is free. (more...)

Nine Shows Extended at New York Musical FestivalNine Shows Extended at New York Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced extensions for nine productions - A SCYTHE OF TIME, LISA AND LEONARDO, CHILDREN OF SALT, EH DAH? QUESTIONS FOR MY FATHER, TINK!, DUST CAN'T KILL ME, SINGLE, NEWTON'S CADLE and CAMP ROLLING HILLS. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian FestivalSigourney Weaver to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Weaver will receive a Donostia Award at the gala screening of the film on September 21st in the Kursaal Auditorium. The Festival's most important honorary award acknowledges the career of the North American actress whose name has presided over some of the biggest productions in the last few decades (more...)

 Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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