Playwrights Realm News

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the GeffenDOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech to Star Opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in CONSTELLATIONS at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will make his U.S. stage debut opposite Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) in the Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne's 2015 Broadway sensation. The Geffen's production is directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Guards at the Taj) and marks Goodwin's Los Angeles stage debut. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at VassarNew Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISENational Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

F*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUNDF*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Jerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the GeffenJerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Jerry MacKinnon (Sleepy Hallow) and Samantha Ressler (This is the End) will star in award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tyne Rafaeli will direct the Geffen's production which runs May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017.  (more...)

Mobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The PublicMobile Unit's TWELFTH NIGHT to Run for Free This Spring at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's TWELFTH NIGHT on Monday, April 24. Directed by Saheem Ali, the sit-down run of Twelfth Night follows a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard Presents the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGEThinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard Presents the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Meet Betty, Betty, Betty, Betty, and Betty...Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Thinking Cap Theatre's 7th Season continues with the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in Five Betties, a timely, pointed, and playful investigation of gender. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/15/2017
by - Apr 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/15/2017. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second StageChisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

World Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATCWorld Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) concludes its Season 32 with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Margot Bordelon directs a cast featuring Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn). T. runs from May 18-June 25, 2017 (press opening: Monday, May 22). (more...)

The Bay Area Premiere of THE ROOMMATE Opens 5/27The Bay Area Premiere of THE ROOMMATE Opens 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continue their fourteenth season of transformation with The Roommate, a bold new play by one of the most dynamic and highly acclaimed emerging playwrights on the scene today, Jen Silverman. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Seeks Submissions for Writing Fellowship, Scratchpad SeriesPlaywrights Realm Seeks Submissions for Writing Fellowship, Scratchpad Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner, and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, have announced that they are currently accepting submissions for the 2017/18 Writing Fellowship. Applications are due on May 21st. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANEYale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS to Close Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project SeasonJocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS to Close Cherry Lane's 2017 Mentor Project Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre will end its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2017 season with Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, directed by Saheem Ali and mentored by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews an Incredible April in New York TheatreThe Maxamoo Podcast Previews an Incredible April in New York Theatre
by Maxamoo - Apr 5, 2017

Jack, Liz, and Lindsay share what they're looking forward to at the theater this month Samara by Richard Maxwell with music by Steve Earle from Soho Rep, The Antipodes by Annie Baker at Signature Theatre, American Mill No. 2 by by Gian Marco Lo Forte from Pioneers Go East Collective, and more. (more...)

Breaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award NominationsBreaking News: HADESTOWN, SWEENEY TODD, INDECENT, OSLO and More Top 2017 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories for the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2017 INK'D Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, announces the lineup for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. (more...)

HOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep TheatreHOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Her mother warned her about the treacherous hook-handed man hiding in the back seat, but only after a tragic accident could Lexi see the real threat of the hookman. The bitingly funny, edge-of-your-seat scary Hookman is a lethally sharp slasher comedy about grief, adolescence, and the power of the stories we tell each other and ourselves.  (more...)

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