Playwrights Horizons News

Pan Asian Rep's INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE Playwright Talks Chinese-American Relations, Fake NewsPan Asian Rep's INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE Playwright Talks Chinese-American Relations, Fake News
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, opens up about Chinese-American relations as the company begins its 40th Milestone Anniversary Season. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDSMTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Progressive Theatre Workshop's John Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting FellowProgressive Theatre Workshop's John Caswell Jr. Named Page 73's 2017 Playwriting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Page 73 Productions (Page 73) has named John J. Caswell Jr. the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow. Selected from over 400 applicants, Caswell will receive a $10,000 award and additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year. (more...)

Stephen Schnetzer Joins Mint Theater's YOURS UNFAITHFULLY World PremiereStephen Schnetzer Joins Mint Theater's YOURS UNFAITHFULLY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced that Stephen Schnetzer will join Todd Cerveris (South Pacific, Twentieth Century - Broadway), Mikaela Izquierdo (Cyrano de Bergerac­ - Broadway; The New York Idea, Gabriel - Atlantic Theater), Elisabeth Gray ('Understudies,' Breakfast at Tiffany's - Broadway), and 2015 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee, Max von Essen (An American In Paris). (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRTBWW Interview: Mia Barron in HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Mia Barron about her career and Two River Theater's production of 'Hurricane Diane' that is now onstage through February 12th. The show is a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons. (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK ReadingConstantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications for Summer 2017Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications for Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open to all musical theatre writers for this summer's retreats. Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host 9 musical theatre writing teams for 9 consecutive weeklong residencies in the Hudson Valley, New York. (more...)

Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!ALL THE FINE BOYS, Starring Abigail Breslin, Begins on Valentine's Day Off-Broadway; Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Group presents the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt, featuring Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. (more...)

Bainbridge Island Playwright Jordan Harrison's MAPLE & VINE pens at UW School of Drama 1/20Bainbridge Island Playwright Jordan Harrison's MAPLE & VINE pens at UW School of Drama 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, directed by 3rd year MFA director Sean Ryan, January 20th - 29th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre on University Way NE.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Ana Reeder to Star in WHEN IT'S YOU World Premiere at Keen CompanyAna Reeder to Star in WHEN IT'S YOU World Premiere at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that Ana Reeder, who won an Obie Award for her role in Small Tragedy at Playwrights Horizons, will star in the World Premiere of Courtney Baron's When It's You, directed by Mr. Silverstein. (more...)

Hunger & Thirst Theatre to Present MESSENGER #1, A NEW ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDYHunger & Thirst Theatre to Present MESSENGER #1, A NEW ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Hunger & Thirst Theatre will present MESSENGER #1, A NEW ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDY, written by Mark Jackson and directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk OperaMusical Theatre Factory to Present Developmental Run of THE DISAPPEARING MAN Folk Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present four developmental presentations of THE DISAPPEARING MAN, a new folk opera with book, music and lyrics by Jahn Sood, direction by West Hyler and musical direction by Max Mamon, January 19th at 2pm and 7pm and January 21st at 3pm and 8pm at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for U.S. English Language Debut of VILLA at PlayCoAll-Female Cast Set for U.S. English Language Debut of VILLA at PlayCo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald, The Play Company (PlayCo) has announced the casting and creative team for the U.S. English language premiere of Guillermo Calderon's Villa (March 1-April 1), which is set to open on March 12. (more...)

The Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 SeasonThe Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents' Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what's going on. Where's his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck's (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.  (more...)

Lena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGELena Hall, Marisa Tomei & More Join HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

 Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced that Lena Hall, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Omar Metwally, Austin Smith, Marisa Tomei, and Robin Weigert will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl.  The production, which will be directed by Rebecca Taichman, begins previews Thursday, February 23 and opens on Monday, March 20 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  (more...)

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