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THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2015 - THE EVENTS, ICEMAN, FIRST DATE in Chicago, THE BODYGUARD on Tour & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/12/2015 - THE EVENTS, ICEMAN, FIRST DATE in Chicago, THE BODYGUARD on Tour & More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 12, 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: THE EVENTS and THE ICEMAN COMETH open off-Broadway, FIRST DATE heads to Chicago, THE BODYGUARD tour kicks off in the UK and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Yolo! and Great Griffin's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER RevivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Yolo! and Great Griffin's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Revival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Yolo! Productions and The Great Griffon present a rare revival of Animals Out of Paper, by Rajiv Joseph (2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), directed by Merri Milwe, at McAlphin Hall at West Park Presbyterian Church. Starring David Beck, Nairoby Otero, and Maneesh Sasikumar, this limited Off-Broadway engagement, currently in previews, will open February 12th. Performances continue through February 28th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New VenueAlley Theatre to Present ALL THE WAY as Part of First Season at New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

As part of the Alley Theatre's inaugural season in its renovated downtown building, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's All The Way, a co-production with Dallas Theatre Center, will be performed in the new Hubbard Theatre. Members of the Alley's Resident Company will join with members of the Dallas Theater Center to create this monumental play about Lyndon B. Johnson's early days in office, rehearsing and performing in Houston in January 2016 and travelling to Dallas for a second run in March 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2015 - Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, TUCK EVERLASTING in Atlanta and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2015 - Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, TUCK EVERLASTING in Atlanta and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 4, 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: Encores! LADY, BE GOOD kicks off, TUCK EVERLASTING premieres in Atlanta, and off-Broadway has a busy night! (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Composer Stephen Flaherty just revealed in a recent interview with Aussietheatre.com, that his recent dance musical IN YOUR ARMS, which premiered last year as at part of the summer season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, will soon get a regional run. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph to Recieve 2015 Laurents/Hatcher AwardRajiv Joseph to Recieve 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce that THE GUARDS AT THE TAJ by RAJIV JOSEPH has been selected for the 2015 LAURENTS / HATCHER FOUNDATION AWARD. The foundation will provide a $50,000 cash award to Mr. Joseph and a grant of $100,000 to go directly towards the production costs of the play's premiere at THE ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31Columbia Stages to Present David Eldridge's FESTEN, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Columbia Stages is proud to present FESTEN, a dark comedy by British playwright David Eldridge. Adapted from the 1998 Danish film of the same name, FESTEN depicts the story of a family ravaged by secrets, twisted accusations, and unbearable wounds. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1Theatre Exile to Present Philadelphia Premiere of THE WHALE, 2/5-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Following a sold-out and critically acclaimed start to their 18th season, Theatre Exile returns to present the Philadelphia premiere of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter from February 5 to March 1, 2015 at Theatre Exile's Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street (13th and Reed Street) (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Set for NYC Revival Next MonthRajiv Joseph's ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER Set for NYC Revival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Yolo! Productions and The Great Griffon will present a rare revival of Animals Out of Paper, by Rajiv Joseph (2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), directed by Merri Milwe, at McAlphin Hall at West Park Presbyterian Church. (more...)

E. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIE. Faye Butler & KenYatta Rogers Join Bowman Wright in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's classic drama King Hedley II. Set in the 1980s Hill District of Pittsburgh, the ninth installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America follows a scarred ex-convict who struggles to turn his life around and lock away his past. The drama is directed by Timothy Douglas, who worked with the late playwright on the world premiere of Radio Golf and has directed eight plays out of Wilson's 10-play cycle. King Hedley II runs February 6-March 8, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Jonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next MonthJonathan Cake, Melissa Errico & Kathleen Chalfant to Star in Salon/Sanctuary's 'MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

More Between Heaven and Earth, Salon/Sanctuary's original site-specific music theater piece, directed and with a script by Erica Gould based on the letters of Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, returns to Fraunces Tavern on January 18th. Fraunces Tavern, built in 1719, sets the stage for the production, which features music prepared from the original 18th century manuscripts, researched by Jessica Gould. (more...)

Harpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew TonightHarpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's New Play THE LAKE EFFECT Comes to Silicon Valley This SpringRajiv Joseph's New Play THE LAKE EFFECT Comes to Silicon Valley This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents The Lake Effect, written by Rajiv Joseph and running March 4-29, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens at the Unicorn TheatreBWW Review: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens at the Unicorn Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Dec 9, 2014

Thought provoking, dramatic, depressing, with a dash of humor describes the current production of the Unicorn Theatre on their Levin Stage. Ian R. Crawford directs Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, written by Rajiv Joseph. The complex plot and vivid images are a co-production of the University of Missouri at Kansas City Theatre Department. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre CommunityBWW Interview: Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski on TAKE CARE, THE NEWSROOM, New York Theatre Community
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2014

The new independent film TAKE CARE stars Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski. Since 1998, Sadoski has been one of the most reliable performers in the New York theatre community, being seen in world premieres by Lucy Thurber, Rajiv Joseph, Neil LaBute, and and Jon Robin Baitz, amongst many others. He earned a Tony-nom for REASONS TO BE PRETTY, and Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for the original Off-Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES. (more...)

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