Rajiv Joseph News

Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015Shakespeare Orange County Star-Studded 'Fun-Raiser' Kicks Off SUMMERFEST 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Setting the tone for another season of great entertainment under the stars, Shakespeare Orange County (SOC) launches Summerfest 2015 at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre on June 13 with its 2nd Annual 'Fun-raising' event. (more...)

4th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Set for 6/8-94th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Set for 6/8-9
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Actor's Express (Freddie Ashley, Artistic Director & Alex Scollon, Managing Director) have created a dynamic partnership for The 4th Atlanta One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit artist residency and educational programing. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's New Play Development Program Receives NEA GrantDorset Theatre Festival's New Play Development Program Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival's New Play Development Program is off to a great start this summer, with the announcement of a $10,000 NEA grant to support DTF's commitment to new work. DTF will continue to host its popular New Play Reading Series this year, and for the first time will collaborate with the Marble House Project and hold the readings in the Marble House Event Barn. In addition to the new play reading series, the Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Program will present winning plays from regional student writers on June 15th at the Playhouse. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/20/2015 - PERMISSION, Kander & Miranda at THE VISIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 20, 2015

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: PERMISSION opens off-Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Kander after THE VISIT and more! (more...)

DTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing DirectorDTC Welcomes Jeffrey Woodward as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Dallas Theater Center Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Woodward as managing director of the 56-year-old organization. Woodward's experience includes Syracuse Stage and 17 years at McCarter Theatre Center. The appointment follows the departure of Heather M. Kitchen, who announced her retirement in September 2014. Woodward will formally assume his post in mid-July. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Claudia Weill, will extend one week, and will be now be performed through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater's GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv JosephPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater's GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Tony Award nominated actor and director Amy Morton to stage the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony Award nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed. Guards at the Taj will begin previews Wednesday, May 20, officially open Thursday, June 11 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the team in rehearsal below! (more...)

8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Eighth Annual 'Mimi' Awards will be presented on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BENGAL TIGER - A Mental and Emotional Challenge at EnsembleBWW Reviews: BENGAL TIGER - A Mental and Emotional Challenge at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Apr 29, 2015

In BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, Cleveland Heights native Rajiv Joseph's, surreal dark play, ghosts roam the streets of Baghdad in 2003. Ghosts of soldiers, citizens, zoo animals, a son of the former ruler of the country. These ghosts are part of the vivid display of the madness of war, and what it means to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLFBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLF
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2015

South Coast Repertory's latest offering, MR. WOLF---now on stage in Costa Mesa through May 3---is a high-quality presentation of an intriguingly audacious if not quite fully-gestated new world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, the playwright behind the celebrated BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. In Mr. Joseph's enticing new drama, the play employs a ripped-from-the-headlines plot that feels more like a stand-alone episode of any given TV procedural drama, which, unfortunately, by their very nature leaves very little room for real character development, yet provides enough juicy (and at times soapy) melodrama to pique an interested audience. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOLong Beach Playhouse to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2015 season with Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. The story opens at the Baghdad Zoo as a hungry tiger bites off the hand of an American Marine. The Marine shoots the tiger, freeing its spirit to wander the streets of Baghdad raging against God and trying to make sense of war and its effect on humanity. Meanwhile the two Marines and an Iraqi gardener search through the rubble of the war looking for a toilet seat made of gold and finding a once beautiful Eden a war torn wasteland. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro CirculoPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Opening Tonight at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

F.I.T.R. Productions presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a dark, mystical and arresting love story by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Ash Mayfair directs Priyank Rastogi and Jaz Zepatos. Fourteen performances will be staged at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & Second Avenue) in NYC from tonight, April 10, through April 26, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-305th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for the Den Theatre, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director and Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) in association with The Den Theatre, is pleased to present the 5th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL playing two nights only Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at 1mpf.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season'MEET VERA STARK', MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, 'ONE FOR ALL' Festival and More Set for Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) announces the new 2015-2016 season 'REVELATIONS,' four compelling plays including two regional premieres and a new solo artists festival. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVALThe One-Minute Play Festival and Luna Stage Present 5th NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Luna Stage have created a dynamic partnership for The 5th New Jersey One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit new play programming at Luna Stage. (more...)

Playlovers Theatre to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOOPlaylovers Theatre to Present BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

A PULITZER Prize-nominated play that featured Robin Williams on Broadway is coming to Playlovers Theatre this May. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

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