Playwrights Realm News

Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51Will Attenborough, Patrick Kennedy & More Will Join Nicole Kidman in PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast RecordingJoe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of Be More Chill, the new musical which recently had its world premiere production at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ. Be More Chill has music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz and is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini. The show was directed by Stephen Brackett with Chase Brock serving as choreographer. Also available on Ghostlight is the cast recording of Things To Ruin - The Songs of Joe Iconis and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree. To sign up for updates on Be More Chill, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/be-more-chill. (more...)

Roberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights RealmRoberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner has announced that Roberta Pereira has been named the company's new Producing Director. (more...)

'1 2 3' to Launch San Francisco Playhouse's 7th Annual Sandbox Series Next Month'1 2 3' to Launch San Francisco Playhouse's 7th Annual Sandbox Series Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens the seventh season of its Award-Winning Sandbox Series with the dynamic world premiere of Lila Rose Kaplan's 1 2 3. (more...)

First Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMFFirst Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) along with Sally Cade Holmes (Here's Hoover!, Les Freres Corbusier) and Patti Anne Miller (LOVEPLAY /PLAYMONEY, La Mama) present Summer Valley Fair. Performances will take place from July 16 through July 19 at THEATER 3 (311 West 43rd Street). Official Opening is set for July 16 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Matt Dellapina, Miriam Silverman & Nick Westrate to Star in Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIPMatt Dellapina, Miriam Silverman & Nick Westrate to Star in Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has confirmed casting and tickets on sale now for the New York Premiere of A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler, directed by Margot Bordelon. The production runs Tuesday, August 18 through Saturday, September 12, 2015 with a Thursday, August 27, 2015 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland') will star in Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre to Launch Summer Education SeriesCherry Lane Theatre to Launch Summer Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre will present the first ever summer education series in the theatre's 90-year history, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL - a weeklong intensive offering interactive Master Classes with writers, actors, movement directors, social media experts, etc. - from June 22 to 26 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

59E59 Theaters' SUMMER SHORTS Returns in July59E59 Theaters' SUMMER SHORTS Returns in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

59E59 Theaters will host the return of SUMMER SHORTS 2015, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now in its 9th year. (more...)

The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON Sweeps Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League recently announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards are being handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST, and BroadwayWorld will be updating the winners as they are announced! (more...)

Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Take Place Tonight; HAMILTON Leads Nominations with a Record-Breaking 12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out tonight, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Two River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILLTwo River Theater to Premiere BE MORE CHILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, concludes its 2014/15 Season with Be More Chill, a new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini. The production is directed by Stephen Brackett, with orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Nathan Dame, and choreography by Chase Brock. The production will run May 30-June 21, 2015, with the opening night on Friday, June 5. Tickets starting at $20 are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. Be More Chill is supported by lead production sponsor Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next MonthEnsemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51Nicole Kidman to Return to the West End in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company today announce the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, with Academy award-winning actress Nicole Kidman as Rosalind Franklin. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 SeasonTHE OLDEST BOY, GEM OF THE OCEAN, SWIMMER and More SEt for MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Today, Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker announced the 49-year-old professional nonprofit theater's 2015-16 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Playwrights Realm Hosts 2015 WRITERS BLOCK PARTYPhoto Flash: The Playwrights Realm Hosts 2015 WRITERS BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Playwrights Realm celebrated its eighth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party on April 20, 2015 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (70 Lincoln Center Plaza; 165 West 65th Street). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Works by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 SeasonWorks by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has announced two productions as part of the 2015-2016 season. The first production will be the New York premiere of A Delicate Ship by Alumni Playwright Anna Ziegler, running August 18 - September 12, 2015 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

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