Playwrights Realm News

Azuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLSAzuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Azuka Theatre continues its 16th season with its 10th World Premiere by a local playwright. Emma Goidel's Local Girls is a scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. The play runsFebruary 24-March 13. It opens Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. All performances take place in the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street. Tickets are available online at www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at(215) 563-1100. (more...)

Sundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross FoundationSundance Institute Names Artists for 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for the 2016 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, February 2-20. The retreat is one of the 25 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content, and is made possible through the generosity of the Ucross Foundation. Over 90 Sundance artists have benefitted from time at Ucross Foundation including Charlayne Woodard, Jeanine Tesori, Doug Wright, Annie Baker, Adam Guettel, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Tanya Saracho. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 29, 2016

The Playwrights Realm presents the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production opened just last night, January 28, and runs through February 13, 2016 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Azuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of LOCAL GIRLSAzuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of LOCAL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Azuka Theatre continues its 16th season with its 10th World Premiere by a local playwright. Emma Goidel's Local Girls is a scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. The play runs February 24-March 13. It opens Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. All performances take place in the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street.  Tickets are available online at www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at (215) 563-1100. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2016 - SOJOURNERS, RED PAVILIONS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 28, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SOJOURNERS and 'RED PAVILIONS' open off-Broadway! (more...)

SOJOURNERS Opens Tonight at Playwrights RealmSOJOURNERS Opens Tonight at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Playwrights Realm presents the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production opens tonight, January 28, and runs through February 13, 2016 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This SundayTheatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with THE LIGHTNING THIEF This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Sunday, January 31st, with The Lightning Thief, a musical adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief features a book by Joe Tracz with music, lyrics, & orchestrations by Rob Rokicki. The Off-Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief was nominated for Outstanding Musical by the Lortel Awards in 2015. This 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 8 and up. (more...)

Rachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre CompanyRachel Bonds' SWIMMERS to Premiere at Marin Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Marin Theatre Company continues its 49th Season with the World Premiere of Rachel Bonds' Rella Lossy Award Winning play, Swimmers. Set in a contemporary office, Bonds' play explores the relationship paradigms of the work space environment through a set of diverse co-workers and their personal lives and habits. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Premiere of SOJOURNERSPhoto Flash: First Look- Premiere of SOJOURNERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) presents the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERSPerformances Begin Tonight for Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Performances begin tonight for The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director;Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production runs through February 13, 2016 with a January 28, 2016 opening at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This WinterStrawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the third main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Lauren Yee's In A Word, February 5 - March 19, directed by Jess McLeod, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 and 12, Saturday, Feb. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. An industry performance is Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and a fully accessible performance in conjunction with the Access Project at Victory Gardens is Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.* Preview tickets are $15, regular run tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Real-Life Fiances Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario to Lead THE LAST MATCH at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's world premiere of Anna Ziegler's THE LAST MATCH, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (who directed Bethany at the Globe in 2014). (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSEThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present COLONY COLLAPSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents Colony Collapse, by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. This world premiere production opens Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More to Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-BroadwayBobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More to Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). (more...)

Cast Set for MDR's 'EVANSTON' Staged ReadingCast Set for MDR's 'EVANSTON' Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of Evanston: A Rare Comedy, written by Michael Yates Crowley. This reading, directed by Michael Rau, will be performed for one night only on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.sopacnow.org or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 - 17, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS; Tickets Now on SaleCast Announced for The Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has announced confirmed casting and that tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production runs from January 21, 2016 through February 13, 2016 with a January 28, 2016 opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Theatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 SeasonTheatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Clinton Hill cultural hub and OBIE award-winner JACK launches its winter/spring 2016 season with an a cappella opera set in Zimbabwe by composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, a weekend of curated works by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, the premiere of the dirty and bracing play Tom & Eliza, by Celine Song, the English-language premiere of Argentinian playwright Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM, The Geneva Project by Jennifer Harrison Newman, Antonio Ramos' Thirsty Mind, love and starvation sitting in a lonely tree and an exploration in minimalist/pop art performance by the No Face Performance Group.  JACK also engineers the return of Walter Dundervill's ARENA (which had two sold-out runs at JACK in 2014 and 2015).  (more...)

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