Playwrights Realm News

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater CompanyWorld Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the First Read-Through of (NOT) WATER, Coming to 3LDPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at the First Read-Through of (NOT) WATER, Coming to 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER, co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol, as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center (80 Greenwich Street), running June 6-30, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first read-through of the script below! (more...)

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTWSOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block PartyPhoto Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 LineupTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Dave Malloy Among 2017 Residents at SPACE on Ryder FarmGREAT COMET's Dave Malloy Among 2017 Residents at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its 2017 season, which will support artists, activists and changemakers through its residency programs: The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium, Creative Residency, Institutional Residency and inaugural Film Lab and Playwriting Mentorship Residency. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LDCast Announced for Sheila Callaghan & Daniella Topol's (NOT) WATER at 3LD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Georges will present the World Premiere of (NOT) WATER co-conceived by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Daniella Topol as part of Works On Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event that presents multiple artistic perspectives on water in a global context, at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. (more...)

OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

The Lortel Awards will be presented tonight, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will be hosted by actor and comedian, Taran Killam, and will once again serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that FADE the 4th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season will run June 1 through June 30, 2017 (please note date correction). (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 SeasonBENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Yale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANEYale Rep Continues 50th Season Celebration with INDECENT, HAPPY DAYS and MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary celebration with three productions in New York and New Haven. (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTWHUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!HEDWIG Creator's New Show THIS AIN'T NO DISCO to Bring Drifters & Dreamers to Atlantic Theater Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-18 season productions and one Atlantic for Kids production. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry LaneJocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Adds Shows at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Due to strong advance sales, Cherry Lane Theatre will add three performances to Jocelyn Bioh's NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, the final presentation of its Obie award-winning MENTOR PROJECT.  (more...)

The Playwrights Realm 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party Honors Anna Deveare SmithThe Playwrights Realm 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party Honors Anna Deveare Smith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muņoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIVStage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow. (more...)

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